The album went through two rounds of demos. 10) and "Breakfast in America" (No. Updated Hours Below. [10] He also said there is a slight possibility that he subconsciously had Rick Davies in mind while writing the lyrics.[10]. As with Even in the Quietest Moments..., Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson wrote most of their songs separately but conceived the theme for the album jointly. he members of Supertramp didn't appear on their album covers, says keyboardist Rick Davies, because "we wanted to be around a long time, and we didn't want people watching us getting older. But it was a disaster: mainly, because I sang on it xD. [6] The album also hit No. Once, I had another video of this song. On 11 June 2002 A&M Records reissued Breakfast in America with full original album art, plus the label art from side one recreated on the CD. written by J. John Jackson [2] Rob Sheffield, writing in The Rolling Stone Album Guide (2004), also felt that its "nice moments" were the highlights, including "the jolly 'Take the Long Way Home,' the adjectively crazed 'Logical Song,' [and] 'Goodbye Stranger. [9], "Child of Vision" is the closing track. instrumental, Ty jsi tam, já jsem tu The lyrics were originally more bleak, but under pressure from the other band members, Davies rewrote them to be more optimistic and commercially appealing. [56] His beliefs are a challenge to mine and my beliefs are a challenge to his. English, Stupid's Stronghold/Reckless in America Pick-up and Delivery from BIA 2. Actress on album cover is 97 and still rockin'. According to the fellow in the video below, which was influenced by a post on a David Icke conspiracy forum, the Masons were behind the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center. [14] Colin Larkin, writing in the Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2006), said that the "faultless" album "elevated" Supertramp to "rock's first division". It makes limited use of dynamic range compression and peak limiting, rejecting the loudness war trends of modern CD releases. written by Marie Rottrová Try it free! With Breakfast in America, Supertramp had a genuine blockbuster hit, topping the charts for four weeks in the U.S. and selling millions of copies worldwide; by the 1990s, the album had sold over 18 million units across the world. Breakfast in America is highlighted in travel books such as "The Lonely Planet" and "Frommers." The reissue was supervised by Bill Levenson with art direction by Vartan and design by Mike Diehl, with production coordination by Beth Stempel. written by unknown author(s) Saved by CK. But we’re also known for being one of the best places in Paris for burgers! 294 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums. This High Definition Blu-ray Disc is playable in all Blu-ray Disc players. 6), "Goodbye Stranger" (No. The song Breakfast in America was written by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson and was first released by Supertramp in 1979. Breakfast In America. Although their previous records had some popular success, they never even hinted at the massive sales of Breakfast in America. [12], In a positive review for Rolling Stone magazine, music critic Stephen Holden viewed Breakfast in America as an improvement over the "swatches of meandering, Genesis-like esoterica" on Supertramp's previous albums, and called it "a textbook-perfect album of post-Beatles, keyboard-centered English art rock that strikes the shrewdest possible balance between quasi-symphonic classicism and rock & roll ... the songs here are extraordinarily melodic and concisely structured, reflecting these musicians' saturation in American pop since their move to Los Angeles in 1977. Professional quality. Hodgson explained: "We realized that a few of the songs really lent themselves to two people talking to each other and at each other. [51] In the 1994 edition of The Guinness All Time Top 1000 Albums, Breakfast in America was voted No. Breakfast in America (deutsch: Frühstück in Amerika) ist das sechste Studioalbum der britischen Pop-/Rockband Supertramp und der Name eines Liedes dieses im März 1979 veröffentlichten Albums. The background featured the city of Manhattan made from a cornflake box, ashtray, cutlery (for the wharfs), pancake syrup bottles, egg crates, salt and pepper shakers, coffee mugs, ketchup and mustard bottles, etc., all spray-painted white. He struggles and becomes frustrated, until he ultimately gets his break and becomes "the talk of the Boulevard". 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1981. The cover has no promo writing or stamp either. The theory goes that the masons were behind the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center, and that they have left the clue about the event on the album art of Breakfast in America. After the lyrical part, the song goes into a long solo played on the grand piano alongside the original melody on the Wurlitzer. Critical reception In addition to the quality music hidden in the grooves, the album cover art gave Breakfast In America a particular charm. [24][25], In the 1987 edition of The World Critics List, music critic Joel Whitburn ranked Breakfast in America the fourth-greatest album of all time. 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. [10] Melody Maker journalist Harry Doherty offered a third take on the duo's interactions during the album sessions: "In three days with the band, I don't think I saw Davies and Hodgson converse once, other than to exchange courteous greetings."[7]. 18 BREAKFAST IN AMERICA Supertramp A&M, 1979 Designer: Mike Doud Photographer: Aaron Rapoport. In the UK, "The Logical Song" and the title track were both top 10 hits, the only two the group had in their native country.[5]. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1979 Vinyl release of Breakfast In America on Discogs. Supertramp's members have all insisted that the repeated references to US culture are purely coincidental and that no such thematic satire was intended. Of all the 9/11 conspiracy theories floating around out there, this one’s my… favorite. Greatest Album Covers Music Album Covers Music Albums Julian Casablancas Paul Mccartney Lp Vinyl Vinyl Records Radios Progressive Rock. It suited the fun feeling of the album. The back cover design of the album is also interesting, showing the band sitting in a diner with each one reading a local English or Scottish newspaper from his respective area. It spawned four U.S. It was also covered by Bremer Kaffeehaus Orchester, FourPlay String Quartet, Top of the Pops, Born Crain and other artists. Breakfast in America is famous for, well, breakfast, of course! The track fades out with a short saxophone solo by John Helliwell. Here's one from the "nice news" file: actress Kate Murtagh, who posed as the Statue of Liberty-like waitress on the cover of Supertramp's best-known album, Breakfast in America, is now 97 years old. In June 1990, MFSL re-released a remaster on Ultradisc™ 24 KT Gold CD from their "Original Master Recording" Collection.[23]. Sing Breakfast In America by Supertramp with lyrics on KaraFun. Now, here's just the instrumental piano. The sarcastic humor of "Breakfast in America" starts with the striking cover image, which is seen as if through an airplane window. 43 in the "100 Greatest Albums of All Time". The image depicts Kate Murtagh, dressed 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 Statue), and a foldable restaurant menu in the other hand, on which 'Breakfast in America' is written. 62). Es entwickelte sich zu einem Megaseller. Breakfast In America cover, I'm seeing Margo Martindale. written by Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson Hodgson commented later: "We chose the title because it was a fun title. [54] Recognising the band's disfavour among music critics during their career,[55] Q magazine ranked Breakfast in America second on its "Records it's OK to Love" list in 2006. [22] Sputnikmusic's Tyler Fisher said that its singles are mostly the highlights because of their "catchy hooks", and found the ballads "absolutely terrible". Roger Hodgson has said that the song was written to be an equivalent to "Gone Hollywood", looking at how Americans live, though he confessed that he had only a limited familiarity with US culture at the time of writing. "[8] Hodgson contested this, saying that he and Davies had increasingly different lifestyles, and that he felt that Davies disliked many of his songs and only kept quiet about his displeasure because he sensed that he would be voted down. [20], Breakfast in America topped the US Billboard 200 for six weeks and became Supertramp's biggest selling album, while producing four hit singles: "The Logical Song", "Goodbye Stranger", "Take the Long Way Home" and the title track. Roger Hodgson's management has described "The Logical Song", "Breakfast in America", "Take the Long Way Home", "Lord Is It Mine" and "Child of Vision" as 'Roger's songs';[11] however, this apparently does not mean he necessarily wrote them by himself, for Hodgson has credited Davies with writing the vocal harmony on "The Logical Song". [8] Davies has referred to "The five songs that I did on Breakfast",[7] but has not specified which ones. Supertramp's 1979 album Breakfast in America is at the centre of one of the most bizarre 9/11 conspiracy theories yet. Breakfast In America - Supertramp - MP3 instrumental karaoke. It holds an RIAA certification of quadruple platinum and became Supertramp's biggest-selling album, with more than 4 million copies sold in the US alone. The first were home demos, each of which consisted of the chief songwriter (either Rick Davies or Roger Hodgson) singing and playing either acoustic piano or Wurlitzer electric piano. English, Breakfast in America Engineer Peter Henderson recalled: "They got along fantastically well and everyone was really happy. March 1979, Breakfast in America English. [14] "The Logical Song" won the 1979 Ivor Novello Award for "Best Song Musically and Lyrically". Album [53] Triple M listeners voted the album No. [8] The second were eight-track demos recorded at Southcombe Studios in Burbank, California during late April and early May 1978. [8] Billboard writer David Farrell felt that other than Davies' lead vocal the song sounds like a Queen song. secondhandsongs.com. Yep. Written by Rick Davies, the song tells about a person who moves to Los Angeles in hopes of becoming a movie star, but finds it far more difficult than he imagined. The album's front cover resembles an overlook of Manhattan through an aeroplane window. The back cover photo, depicting the band members having breakfast while reading their respective hometown newspapers, was taken at a diner called Bert's Mad House. 1 on Billboard Pop Albums Chart for six weeks, until 30 June 1979. A plump, maniacally grinning, and very American waitress stands in for the Statue of Liberty, her back turned to a New York skyline constructed of kitchen utensils, egg cartons, and condiment holders. '"[17] William Pinfold of Record Collector considered the album "a classic example of flawlessly-played and -produced late 70s transatlantic soft rock". A super deluxe edition, which was released on 6 December 2010, includes the 2-disc deluxe edition CD, vinyl LP, poster, DVD, hardcover book, and other memorabilia. The lyrics tell about a person who has never been to the United States and fantasizes about it. "[3] Village Voice critic Robert Christgau was less impressed, saying that the "hooky album" evokes "random grunts of pleasure" but lacks emotional substance because of "glib" lyrics and no "vocal personality (as opposed to accurate singing) and rhythmic thrust (as opposed to a beat)". [21] Breakfast in America would become Supertramp's most popular album. Breakfast In America chords Supertramp 1979 (Breakfast In America) Capo III Am G Take a look at my girlfriend F She's the only one I got Am G Not much of a girlfriend F I never seem to get a Breakfast in America" is the title track from Supertramp's 1979 album of the same name. The album went on to sell in excess of eleven million copies but would certainly have gone onto to be one of the most iconic album covers despite this. In 1980, Breakfast in America won two Grammy Awards, including Best Engineered Non-Classical Recording, and Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. 207 in the all-time greatest rock and pop albums,[52] and it was voted the 69th-greatest British rock album of all time in a 2006 Classic Rock industry poll. John Wetton, Larry Fast, Billy Sherwood, Scott Connor, © 2003-2021 They left clues about their (long) planned event on the 1979 Supertramp album Breakfast In America. On the back cover, Kate-as-Libby serves the members of Supertramp, literally, breakfast in America. [1] John Doran of BBC Music said that the songwriting has an "unbeatable quality" and asserted that "any of the ten tracks could have been hit singles". Billboard hit singles: "The Logical Song" (No. All songs credited to Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson. Daily Beast: French Woman Tries a Burger for the First Time. Czech, Cupid's Chokehold It contains the album in three different sound formats: 2-Channel PCM 24bit/96 kHz, 2 Channel DTS-Master Audio 24bit/96 kHz and 2-Channel Dolby True-HD 24bit/96 kHz. Breakfast in America won the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Recording Package, defeating albums by Talking Heads and Led Zeppelin, among others. That contrast is what makes the world go 'round and what makes Supertramp go 'round. [7] Hodgson has described the misconception as a parallel to how Crime of the Century (1974) is often misinterpreted as being a concept album. I could be putting down his way of thinking and he could be challenging my way of seeing life [...] Our ways of life are so different, but I love him. Breakfast in America won the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Recording Package, defeating albums by Talking Heads and Led Zeppelin, among others. 1 in Norway, Austria, Spain, Canada, Australia and France. Supertramp originally released Breakfast in America written by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson and Supertramp released it on the album Breakfast in America in 1979. Credited to Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson, it was a top-ten hit in the UK and a live version of the song reached No. Tempo: variable (around 144 BPM) In the same key as the original: Cm This song ends without fade out Duration: 02:40 - Preview at: 01:10. This title is a cover of Breakfast In America as made famous by Supertramp. [8], 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. There are many conspiracy theories about the 9/11 event, but the one including Supertramp’s album art of Breakfast in America, which was released in 1979, may be the most interesting.. On May 17, 2018, MFSL re-released a remaster on hybrid SACD. Each song was credited to a single musician on the inner sleeve, but on the central vinyl label was printed "Words and Music by Roger Hodgson & Rick Davies", combining the two and confusing the issue of composition credit. referencing Breakfast In America, LP, Album, Promo, Mon, SP-3708 Have a copy of this album with the exact matrix runouts but does not have the Promotional wording on the album. [8], Tensions between Hodgson and Davies were reportedly almost non-existent on this album. 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