Weekly Vinyl – Bootleg Supertramp

12 Feb

SONY DSCMontreal Seventy Seven
Supertramp
(1977)
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This is a pretty cool bootleg of a concert by Supertramp in Montreal. Yes, the year was 1977.
To be fair, the recording is a but muddy although you can compensate by adjusting the equalization on your stereo. Cranking the music or putting on headphones really reveals the shortcomings of the album. This is an album best listened to at a low to moderate volume level. No amount of equalizations can help it – such is the constant state of bootlegged recordings,
It is a nice recording though – you can feel the vibe in the concert hall, probably the long departed but not forgotten Montreal Forum (home of the Habs). This show was to support the Even in the Quietest Moments recording as most of the songs are off this album. They are faithfully recreated with no noticeable improvisations or musical tangents.
I like bootlegs because they occasionally capture the spirit of the band. This captures Supertramp in full flight and very tight as a band.

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