Top positive review
Half of the tracks were Billboard top-100 hits - NICE!
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2017
Supertramp made its appearance on Billboard's top 100 charts in 1975 with "Bloody Well Right" that topped at #35. The clipped combination of harmonica, electronica and keyboards and distinctive lead vocalist set them apart with a distinctive sound in the transition era at the end of the age of disco when the popular music scene was undergoing a major transition to what came next (post-disco). It was in this musical vacuum that this band found it's popularity, mainly in the small window of 1979-1980 when they charted 7 more times:
The Logical Song #6, 1979
Take the Long Way Home #10, 1979
Goodbye Stranger #15, 1979
It's Raining Again #11, 1980
Dreamer #15, 1980
Breakfast in America #62, 1980
Give a Little Bit #15, 1977
My Kind of Lady #35, 1983
This "The Very Best of..." album is well named in that it contains all of their top 100 hits except "My Kind of Lady". This means that 8 of the 15 tracks on this album are charting tracks. That's a great list.
If you lived through those turbulent post-disco days when the musical world was looking for its new direction you will undoubtedly remember Supertramp's contributions. Plus many of their tracks have enough staying power that even now the show up on oldies radio play lists.
I'm quite pleased to add this set of tunes to my collection and many of these songs come up regularly on my play lists.