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Supertramp have been making ready to strike gold on September 25, 1974, so it was applicable that their new album launch that day was titled Crime Of The Century. It was the band’s third LP and the one which offered a business breakthrough, hit singles in each the UK and US and in the end gold certification in each nations.

Crime noticed the English band perfecting an ever extra profitable mix of their progressive rock influences and the pop-friendly type that they continued on the following Disaster? What Disaster?, Even In The Quietest Moments, the multi-platinum Breakfast In America and on into the Eighties.

Breakthrough report? Bloody effectively proper

The album featured such key songs by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson as their first UK hit single “Dreamer,” which reached No.13 early in 1975, in addition to the title quantity and “Bloody Nicely Proper.” That was the monitor that crossed Supertramp over from FM to AM radio in America when it made the pop High 40.

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The album, which had a deluxe, multi-format reissue in 2014 to mark its fortieth anniversary, was their first to make the UK charts, but it surely wanted the success of their singles to make an actual mark. Crime initially spent simply two weeks on the countdown in November 1974, reaching No.40.

However when “Dreamer” turned successful within the new yr, the album bounced again and climbed to No.4 in March. It was additionally their debut look on the Billboard 200, peaking at No.38 in a run that ultimately stretched to 76 weeks.

Purchase or stream Crime Of The Century.

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