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Crime of the Century – Supertramp

Crime of the Century © Supertramp, A&M Records [Fair Use]
Crime of the Century © Supertramp, A&M Records [Fair Use]

Crime of the Century is the third studio album by Supertramp, released in September 1974 on A&M Records.

Crime of the Century was Supertramp’s commercial breakthrough in both the U.S. and U.K., aided by the U.K. hit “Dreamer” and the U.S. hit “Bloody Well Right.”

It was a U.K. Top 10 album and a U.S. Top 40 album, eventually being certified Gold in the U.S. in 1977.

The album was Supertramp’s first to feature drummer Bob Siebenberg (at the time credited as Bob C. Benberg), woodwinds player John Anthony Helliwell, bassist Dougie Thomson, and co-producer Ken Scott.

The album’s dedication reads “To Sam,” which is a nickname for Stanley August Miesegaes, the Dutch millionaire who supported the band financially from 1969 – 1972.

Track listing

1. “School”
2. “Bloody Well Right”
3. “Hide in Your Shell”
4. “Asylum”
5. “Dreamer”
6. “Rudy”
7. “If Everyone Was Listening”
8. “Crime of the Century”

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