Another beautiful song from writer and composer, Roger Hodgson, co-founder of Supertramp. What a poet he is.
Roger Hodgson’s latest release, Classics Live, is a spectacular collection of live performances from his solo, band and orchestra shows around the world recorded on his 2010 World Tour. Roger, co-founder of Supertramp, is the singer/songwriter of the band's greatest hits to include Dreamer, Give a Little Bit, Breakfast in America, The Logical Song, Take the Long Way Home, Fool's Overture, It's Raining Again, Hide in Your Shell, and so very many more.
The songs Roger Hodgson sings that are often referred to as Supertramp songs are songs that Roger wrote and composed alone - that is how he creates music. He will often hear the musical composition first and then the lyrics come. Sometimes he will hear the whole song complete inside himself before he puts it down on paper and recording. Supertramp as a band never wrote and composed together, there were only two songwriters for the band. The songs Roger sings lead vocals on are the ones he composed the music and lyrics for, and the songs Rick sings lead vocals on are the ones that he wrote.
To find out more about Roger's music and songwriting process, check out his Repertoire page - www.rogerhodgson.com/documents/repertoire.html
Be sure to catch Roger on his world tour. He is is currently performing acoustic, with band, and with orchestra. He is selling out shows all over the globe in addition to receiving fantastic reviews from media and fans alike. Audiences are once again experiencing the magic and spirit that Roger Hodgson created with Supertramp.
Roger's "Breakfast in America World Tour" 2014 Dates ~
Jun 28 • AZORES, Terceira • Sanjoaninas Festival w band
Jul 1 • BULGARIA, Sofia • National Palace of Culture w band
Jul 3 • USA, Snoqualmie, WA • Snoqualmie Casino w band
Jul 5 • USA, Naperville, IL • Ribfest w band
Aug 28 • GERMANY, Aurich • Sparkassen-Arena w band
Aug 29 • GERMANY, Leipzig • Parkbühne im Clara Zetkin Park w band
Aug 30 • GERMANY, Alzey • Da Capo Festival w band
Sep 1 • GERMANY, Aachen • Kurpark Classix w band & orchestra
Sep 3 • GERMANY, Hanau • Amphitheater Schloss Philippsruhe w band
Sep 6 • GIBRALTAR • Gibraltar Music Festival w band
Oct 17 • BRAZIL, Curitiba • Teatro Positivo w band
Oct 18 • BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro • Rio Vivo w band
Oct 23 • BRAZIL, São Paulo • Espaço das Américas' w band
Oct 24 • BRAZIL, Brasília • Convention Center Ulysses Guimarães w band
Oct 25 • BRAZIL, Belo Horizonte • More Info Coming Soon
Nov 6 • USA, Detroit, MI • MotorCity Casino & Hotel
Nov 7 • USA, Niagara Falls, NY • Seneca Niagara Casino w band
Nov 8 • USA, Ridgefield, CT • Ridgefield Playhouse
Nov 14 • CANADA, Rama, ON • Casino Rama w band & orchestra
Nov 15 • CANADA, Rama, ON • Casino Rama w band & orchestra
Get your tickets at www.rogerhodgson.com/documents/tour.html or www.facebook.com/rogerhodgson/events.
Share with others in a comment below your experience of Roger's shows or what his songs mean to you.
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Here are some messages Roger has received from fans around the world ~
"My mother, Vicky was a lifelong fan of your music. Sadly, she lost her battle to cancer 14 years ago at the age of 56. Throughout her life, and during the time of her disease, she often turned to your music to escape the pain and fear or hurt of what she was going through. I would sit back and watch as she would sing to Hide in Your Shell, Two of Us, Lord is it Mine, you name it. Her spirits were always immediately lifted and for those moments Roger I thank you. I thank you for bringing light and love and hope...and peace to her"
"When we were married in 1988, the song we chose for our first waltz as a married couple was "Two of Us" and we've danced to it alone in our living room on many occasions over the past 18 years. Realizing it was not a typical "concert tune", we had no expectations that it was likely to be on your playlist. You can imagine our feelings when you chose it as an encore. I guarantee there was no one in the building last night that was more connected to your music than we were during that song. Obviously it's a special song for us but it's even more meaningful now that we know it is special to you as well.
Thank you so much for a lifetime of exceptional music and thank you for providing a very special moment with two of your biggest fans. Come back soon"
Classics Live Review -
For most of my life, I've loudly and proudly identified myself as a Supertramp fan. All these years later, I listen with awe to the altogether stunning new Classics Live album only to discover that I am, in fact, first and foremost, a major Roger Hodgson fan. His is the voice that spoke to me as a young man, and speaks to me even more powerfully all these years later. An utterly inspired collection of live performances of the best-loved songs that Roger Hodgson has written and sung to date, Classics Live reminds us in the most vivid way who brought the world such beloved rock standards as "Give A Little Bit," "Take The Long Way Home," "The Logical Song" and "Dreamer," and why these shining songs endure as deeply personal yet somehow universal expression of longing, love and our endless search for human connection. Roger Hodgson may have taken the long way home, but with Classics Live he's back and he has never sounded better.
Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
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