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Famous Last Words

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...Famous Last Words... was the last album that Roger Hodgson made with Supertramp before seeking a solo career, and he made sure that radio would take kindly to his last hurrah with the band. Sporting an airy and overly bright pop sheen, ...Famous Last Words... put two singles on the charts, with the poignant "My Kind of Lady" peaking at number 31 and the effervescent smile of "It's Raining Again" going to number 11. The album itself went Top Ten both in the U.S. and in the U.K., eventually going gold in America. The songs are purposely tailored for Top 40 radio, delicately textured and built around overly bland and urbane choruses. Hodgson's abundance of romantically inclined poetry and love song fluff replaces the lyrical keenness that Supertramp had produced in the past, and the instrumental proficiency that they once mastered has vanished. Hodgson's English appeal and fragile vocal manner works well in some places, but the album's glossy sound and breezy feel is too excessive. Hodgson gave his solo album, 1984's In the Eye of the Storm, a mildly progressive feel, quite unlike his last appearance with his former group.
© Mike DeGagne /TiVo

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1
Crazy
00:04:44

Nancy Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Henderson, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RICK DAVIES, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - ROGER HODGSON, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dougie Thomson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Supertramp, Producer, MainArtist - Ann Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - John Helliwell, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Siebenberg, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Anthony Hewson, Unknown, Other - John A. Helliwell, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Russel Pope, Producer, Co-Producer - Norman Hall, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian "Biggles" Lloyd, Unknown, Other - Bud Wyatt, Unknown, Other - Claire Diament, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1982 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Put On Your Old Brown Shoes
00:04:22

Nancy Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Henderson, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RICK DAVIES, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - ROGER HODGSON, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dougie Thomson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Supertramp, Producer, MainArtist - Ann Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - John Helliwell, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Siebenberg, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Anthony Hewson, Unknown, Other - John A. Helliwell, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Russel Pope, Producer, Co-Producer - Norman Hall, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian "Biggles" Lloyd, Unknown, Other - Bud Wyatt, Unknown, Other - Claire Diament, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1982 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
It's Raining Again
00:04:24

Nancy Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Henderson, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RICK DAVIES, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - ROGER HODGSON, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dougie Thomson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Supertramp, Producer, MainArtist - Ann Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - John Helliwell, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Siebenberg, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Anthony Hewson, Unknown, Other - John A. Helliwell, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Russel Pope, Producer, Co-Producer - Norman Hall, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian "Biggles" Lloyd, Unknown, Other - Bud Wyatt, Unknown, Other - Claire Diament, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1982 A&M Records

4
Bonnie
00:05:37

Nancy Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Henderson, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RICK DAVIES, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - ROGER HODGSON, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dougie Thomson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Supertramp, Producer, MainArtist - Ann Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - John Helliwell, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Siebenberg, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Anthony Hewson, Unknown, Other - John A. Helliwell, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Russel Pope, Producer, Co-Producer - Norman Hall, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian "Biggles" Lloyd, Unknown, Other - Bud Wyatt, Unknown, Other - Claire Diament, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1982 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Know Who You Are
00:04:59

Nancy Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Henderson, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RICK DAVIES, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - ROGER HODGSON, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dougie Thomson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Supertramp, Producer, MainArtist - Ann Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - John Helliwell, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Siebenberg, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Anthony Hewson, Unknown, Other - John A. Helliwell, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Russel Pope, Producer, Co-Producer - Norman Hall, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian "Biggles" Lloyd, Unknown, Other - Bud Wyatt, Unknown, Other - Claire Diament, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1982 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
My Kind Of Lady
00:05:15

Nancy Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Henderson, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RICK DAVIES, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - ROGER HODGSON, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dougie Thomson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Supertramp, Producer, MainArtist - Ann Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - John Helliwell, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Siebenberg, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Anthony Hewson, Unknown, Other - John A. Helliwell, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Russel Pope, Producer, Co-Producer - Norman Hall, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian "Biggles" Lloyd, Unknown, Other - Bud Wyatt, Unknown, Other - Claire Diament, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1982 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
C'est Le Bon
00:05:32

Nancy Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Henderson, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RICK DAVIES, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - ROGER HODGSON, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dougie Thomson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Supertramp, Producer, MainArtist - Ann Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - John Helliwell, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Siebenberg, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Anthony Hewson, Unknown, Other - John A. Helliwell, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Russel Pope, Producer, Co-Producer - Norman Hall, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian "Biggles" Lloyd, Unknown, Other - Bud Wyatt, Unknown, Other - Claire Diament, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1982 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Waiting So Long
00:06:34

Nancy Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Henderson, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RICK DAVIES, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - ROGER HODGSON, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dougie Thomson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Supertramp, Producer, MainArtist - Ann Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - John Helliwell, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Siebenberg, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Anthony Hewson, Unknown, Other - John A. Helliwell, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Russel Pope, Producer, Co-Producer - Norman Hall, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian "Biggles" Lloyd, Unknown, Other - Bud Wyatt, Unknown, Other - Claire Diament, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1982 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Don't Leave Me Now
00:06:24

Nancy Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Henderson, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RICK DAVIES, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - ROGER HODGSON, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dougie Thomson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Supertramp, Producer, MainArtist - Ann Wilson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - John Helliwell, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Siebenberg, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Anthony Hewson, Unknown, Other - John A. Helliwell, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Russel Pope, Producer, Co-Producer - Norman Hall, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian "Biggles" Lloyd, Unknown, Other - Bud Wyatt, Unknown, Other - Claire Diament, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1982 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

...Famous Last Words... was the last album that Roger Hodgson made with Supertramp before seeking a solo career, and he made sure that radio would take kindly to his last hurrah with the band. Sporting an airy and overly bright pop sheen, ...Famous Last Words... put two singles on the charts, with the poignant "My Kind of Lady" peaking at number 31 and the effervescent smile of "It's Raining Again" going to number 11. The album itself went Top Ten both in the U.S. and in the U.K., eventually going gold in America. The songs are purposely tailored for Top 40 radio, delicately textured and built around overly bland and urbane choruses. Hodgson's abundance of romantically inclined poetry and love song fluff replaces the lyrical keenness that Supertramp had produced in the past, and the instrumental proficiency that they once mastered has vanished. Hodgson's English appeal and fragile vocal manner works well in some places, but the album's glossy sound and breezy feel is too excessive. Hodgson gave his solo album, 1984's In the Eye of the Storm, a mildly progressive feel, quite unlike his last appearance with his former group.
© Mike DeGagne /TiVo

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