It was in recording these demos that the band worked out the backing track arrangements for all the songs with the exception of "Take the Long Way Home" and determined the order in which they would appear on the album. In order to avoid spending a lot of time on mixing, the band and their production team devoted a week to experimenting with different sound setups until they found the perfect arrangement.
The effort proved to be wasted, as the engineering team would end up spending more than two extremely stressful months searching for the right mix, and were only finished after that length of time because the deadline had arrived, not because they Lord Is It Mine - Supertramp - Breakfast In America at all satisfied with the results.
Tensions between Hodgson and Davies were reportedly almost non-existent on this album. Engineer Peter Henderson recalled: "They got along fantastically well and everyone was really happy. Six of the ten tracks on Breakfast in America feature parts played on the Wurlitzer electric piano.
The Wurlitzer had already been used in older Supertramp songs such as " Dreamer " and "Lady". The album's front cover resembles an overlook of Manhattan through an aeroplane window. It was designed by Mike Doud and Mick Haggerty. The image depicts Kate Murtaghdressed as a waitress named "Libby" from a diner, as a Statue of Liberty figure holding up a glass of orange juice on a small plate in one hand in place of the torch on the Statueand a foldable restaurant menu in the other hand, on which 'Breakfast in America' is written.
The background featured the city of Manhattan made from a cornflake box, ashtray, cutlery for the wharfseggboxes, vinegar, ketchup and mustard bottles, all spraypainted white. The twin World Trade Center towers appear as two stacks of boxes and the plate of breakfast represents Battery Parkthe departure point for the Staten Island Ferry. The back cover photo, Lord Is It Mine - Supertramp - Breakfast In America the band members having breakfast while reading their respective hometown newspapers, was taken at a diner called Bert's Mad House.
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Continuous background noise which can be heard during quiet bits. This is caused by the picture on the disc. Looks great and I will keep for its novelty value but I will never buy a picture disc again for listening to. Mit diesem Album legen Supertramp ihr letztes starkes Werk hin. Und weil diese drei Hits sehr gute Songs sind, nutzen sich die Melodien auch nicht ab.
Es ist nur schade, dass der Song keinen Abschluss hat, sondern ausgeblendet wird. Fazit: meiner Ansicht nach das letzte wirklich starke Supertramp Album, das ich jedem Rock Fan, der melodische und oft auch melancholische Songs mag, empfehlen kann.
Translate review to English. What a great album, I only discovered it recently so do not have a long history with the band. The SACD layer was a crisp and soother and worth the extra if you have the set up. It's all subjective though because the music is still, "where have you been all my life"!! Report abuse. Sent it back, cheaply made A very bold move on behalf of Universal Music to release classic albums such as this on Blu Ray audio considering the relative mass market failure of similiar previous high end audiophile formats in DVD Audio and SACD.
The market for Blu Ray Audio will be basically the same. Mostly customers with high quality sound systems who also enjoy surround sound which unfortunately this disc is not.
I listened to both back to back to see if in fact I had wasted my cash but the Blu Ray Audio version definitely has the edge. Smoother and more spacious sounding and a tighter,deeper bass but all in balance. Now for the lack of surround issue.. Some albums should definitely stay as stereo because surround will bring nothing new to the listener and sometimes just sound plain wrong but Supertramp albums just scream out to be mixed in surround. It would lift this album from just sounding great to absolutely perfect and it's not even my favourite Supertramp album.
Interesting terminology but not relevant in this case. So it is an improvement to all previous disc versions and sounds wonderful but if you have a turntable it might be worth finding a vinyl copy for a comparison.
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English Choose a language for shopping. Listen Now with Amazon Music. Amazon Music Unlimited. Then again, Supertramp 's earlier records weren't as pop-oriented as Breakfast. The majority of the album consisted of tightly written, catchy, well-constructed pop songs, like the hits "The Logical Song," "Take the Long Way Home," and "Goodbye Stranger.
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