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Supertramp — Even In The Quietest Moments
Album: Even In The Quietest Moments
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Released: 1977
Length: 6:22
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Even in the quietest moments
I wish I knew what I had to do
And even though the sun is shining
I feel the rain - here it comes again, dear
And even when you showed me
My heart was out of tune
For there's a shadow of doubt that's not letting me find you too soon
The music that you gave me
The language of my soul
Oh Lord, I want to be with you
Won't you let me come in from the cold?

Don't you let the sun fade away
Don't you let the sun fade away
Don't you let the sun be leaving
Won't you come to me soon

And even though the stars are listening
The ocean's deep, I just go to sleep
And then I create the silent movie
You become the star, is that what you are, dear?
Your whisper tells a secret
Your laughter brings me joy
And a wonder of feeling I'm Nature's own little boy
But still the tears keep falling
They're raining from the sky
Well there's a lot of me got to go under before I get high

Don't you let the sun disappear
Don't you let the sun disappear
Don't you let the sun be leaving
No, you can't be leaving my life
Say that you won't be leaving my life
Say that you won't be leaving my life
Say won't you please, stay won't you please
Say won't you please, stay won't you please
Lord, won't you come and get into my life
Lord, won't you come and get into my life
Say won't you please, stay won't you please
Say won't you please, stay won't you please
Lord, don't go

And even when the song is over
Where have I been - was it just a dream?
Although your door is always open
Where do I begin - may I please come in, dear?
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70's songs mastered the mixing of the bass instrument in rock songs
It just sounds... So good
 mread wrote:

This track deserves to be experienced at high fidelity (anyone still use that terminology?).  Top quality headphones or big speakers will reveal much.
 

Thanks to RP for providing lossless files. Add a DAC to the mix and studio reference speakers and you have an evening to remember.
 mread wrote:

This track deserves to be experienced at high fidelity (anyone still use that terminology?).  Top quality headphones or big speakers will reveal much.
 

Sounding fabulous on my near field monitors.
 Proclivities wrote:


I know they get credited for an awful lot around here, but I don't think Pink Floyd invented bird sounds.  It would've been a lot easier for this engineer or producer to put a couple of recording microphones outside for a few minutes than to extract sounds from an existing recording.
 
"Look mummy, there's [a stock recording of a bird] up in the sky!"


At least, that's the song I thought it was at first. Funny to me how everyone else was referencing a different PF song. *shrug*
 yofitofu wrote:
We were into Crime Of The Century and played School and Bloody Well Right and Dreamer maybe 1500 times in college. Santa Barbara 1977.......memories.

 
stangalbraith wrote:
Supertramp had an interesting fan base. I live in Edmonton Alberta and they had a huge following here right from the outset. Apparently, Western Canada was their largest (and maybe only) fan base in North America for their first three albums. They did not really catch on in America until they released Breakfast in America which is their most pop oriented album.
 
 
Can confirm, but... once BIA came out a bunch of us went back to look at their earlier stuff and found more to listen to. So there's that. 
I miss these guys
We were into Crime Of The Century and played School and Bloody Well Right and Dreamer maybe 1500 times in college. Santa Barbara 1977.......memories.

 
stangalbraith wrote:
Supertramp had an interesting fan base. I live in Edmonton Alberta and they had a huge following here right from the outset. Apparently, Western Canada was their largest (and maybe only) fan base in North America for their first three albums. They did not really catch on in America until they released Breakfast in America which is their most pop oriented album.
 
 stangalbraith wrote:
Supertramp had an interesting fan base. I live in Edmonton Alberta and they had a huge following here right from the outset. Apparently, Western Canada was their largest (and maybe only) fan base in North America for their first three albums. They did not really catch on in America until they released Breakfast in America which is their most pop oriented album.
 
You must have moved there from Ontario, we were listening to Crime of the Century in high school in 1974. Vivid memories of early Supertramp!
Supertramp had an interesting fan base. I live in Edmonton Alberta and they had a huge following here right from the outset. Apparently, Western Canada was their largest (and maybe only) fan base in North America for their first three albums. They did not really catch on in America until they released Breakfast in America which is their most pop oriented album.
What an interesting segue from Air's Alone in Kyoto, thought it was still that song.
 Piranga wrote:
Amazing and overlooked band.
 
interesting comment. in 1977 there were only a few TV networks (with everyone watching)  and  radio stations (with everyone listening) Back then everyone heard this group.  This is now music history.  are my 8tracks collectible?
 Piranga wrote:
Amazing and overlooked band.
 
"Overlooked"? They were certainly not overlooked in my neck of the woods back in the late 70's early 80's.  They held "supergroup" status.
 Piranga wrote:
Amazing and overlooked band.
 

LOVE Supertramp...and this is one of my favorites.  I play acoustic mostly... one a 12 string Alverez...  Fuckinggroovin'!  
Amazing and overlooked band.
This song and School inspired me to learn how to play the 12-string guitar...Such great music and imagination Supertramp created. They are huge to this day with the Gen X demographic here in my country. Saw them pay live as well. Awesome band.
Nice tweeters at the start, a shame that the song stopped them. A nice enough number but a bit on the dull side.
 mread wrote:

This track deserves to be experienced at high fidelity (anyone still use that terminology?).  Top quality headphones or big speakers will reveal much.
 
My local NPR station calls regular monthly contributors "High Fidelity."
Maybe Bill and Rebecca should do something similar for RP's regular monthly contributors.
Cool Wiki outline. Heard earlier stuff didn't really "grab" me, until Brkfst... really coordinated group, at whatever point, IMO. ✌️
3+ minutes never felt so long.
An example of the real reason to be spiritual.  You're listening for that certain sound, trying to follow - though you may not quite realize it - a light that's shining out to guide you.  For even in the quietest of moments, or the most chaotic of your days, it is there waiting.....won't you let it come into your life?  Trust in this, it is not here to hurt.  

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 jsd52756 wrote:

Saw them myself around the same time at the Santa Monica Civic.  I believe (through the haze) that The Little River Band opened up for them.  And you are correct, a tremendous show.  Every time I saw them live they would show the video (movie back then) of a train hauling ass down a track when they performed "Rudy".   When the song ended the film and the train came to an abrupt end in a "Hauptbanhof".  What a gas!
 

To Clear your haze and force the gas 
Supertramp : Rudy ( Köln 2010 )
Classic beautiful music ! Ten 10/10
 OlderGentleman wrote:
Saw them in May ‘77. Crowd of about 500. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen.
 
Saw them myself around the same time at the Santa Monica Civic.  I believe (through the haze) that The Little River Band opened up for them.  And you are correct, a tremendous show.  Every time I saw them live they would show the video (movie back then) of a train hauling ass down a track when they performed "Rudy".   When the song ended the film and the train came to an abrupt end in a "Hauptbanhof".  What a gas!
 S-curvy wrote:
Please stop the whining voice thing 🤮
 
Just listen to songs sung by Rick Davies then, like Goodbye Stranger, cuz Roger DOES have a much higher voice.
 AmandaMaria wrote:
I hadn't paid much attention to this song for all these years until I heard it through headphones just a couple of months ago, and then I was absolutely transported around 3:33 and became totally immersed in the song. I feel like I can hear every part all at once.
 

Me too...exactly. 
 prs wrote:
Still a great track from a great album - are those the same birds as Floyd used on the Ummagumma Grantchester Meadows track - differnt birds though on the 'official' GM video!!
 

I know they get credited for an awful lot around here, but I don't think Pink Floyd invented bird sounds.  It would've been a lot easier for this engineer or producer to put a couple of recording microphones outside for a few minutes than to extract sounds from an existing recording.
Please stop the whining voice thing 🤮
Saw Roger Hodgson last year. It took him less than two songs to warm up his voice. The man's still got it.
 jukes1 wrote:
Album has a great cover but the music is just so … blah.
 
It was quite fresh in 1977, 42 years ago. 
vocal is very similar to Rush
 ce wrote:

Statistics is a tricky subject.

 
Two hunters and a statistician are out in the woods, the statistics guy has binoculars for spotting.  They see a deer.  The first hunter shoots, the statistician says "Two feet to the left!"  Second hunter shoots, statistician says "Two feet to the right!  Good job, boys, we got him!"
Album has a great cover but the music is just so … blah.
De superbes musiciens. un son qui sortait de l'ordinaire. des génies. pour moi, ça vaut un 10
 Boxie wrote:

I agree. Yes I have hi-fi/audiophile amp and speakers. There us much more to the song that can only be heard on hi-fi gear.
 
HiFi includes the FLAC stream on RP

The enjoyment comes from great quality source material on good, well calibrated equipment

RP does its part
Saw them in May ‘77. Crowd of about 500. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen.
Still a great track from a great album - are those the same birds as Floyd used on the Ummagumma Grantchester Meadows track - differnt birds though on the 'official' GM video!!
 Boxie wrote:
I saw Supertramp many years ago in St. Louis.  Excellent. 
 As did I. They were awesome. One of the best concerts I ever attended.

It doesn't get any better than this folks. 
 grexe wrote:
I can hear some inspiration for R.E.M in the keyboard sound... love this song! not as well known as it deserves outside RP...
 
I have been listening to Supertramp since highschool. I agree thay are not played anymore anywhere except for places like RP.  Spotify has all their albums if you want to dive a little deeper.
 mread wrote:

This track deserves to be experienced at high fidelity (anyone still use that terminology?).  Top quality headphones or big speakers will reveal much.
 
I agree. Yes I have hi-fi/audiophile amp and speakers. There us much more to the song that can only be heard on hi-fi gear.
Ahhhhh.  Memories of Clarion State College years.
I saw Supertramp many years ago in St. Louis.  Excellent. 
 AmandaMaria wrote:
I hadn't paid much attention to this song for all these years until I heard it through headphones just a couple of months ago, and then I was absolutely transported around 3:33 and became totally immersed in the song. I feel like I can hear every part all at once.
 
This track deserves to be experienced at high fidelity (anyone still use that terminology?).  Top quality headphones or big speakers will reveal much.
 ce wrote:
Statistics is like a man walking a dog, statistically they have three legs each :)

 

Love this track.
Thank you Bill.
I can hear some inspiration for R.E.M in the keyboard sound... love this song! not as well known as it deserves outside RP...
8->9
 jsd52756 wrote:
I bought this album 3 times when it came out.  We used to call it "Even In the Scratchiest Moments" since every copy was stamped terribly and sounded like someone ate their lunch on it.  Finally a friend gave me a new copy for my birthday and it was so clean!   I still have it.
Great album by a great band. 
Thanks for playing it.  RP's sound quality rocks again! 
 

Same thing happened to me when I picked up "Breakfast in America". I bought and exchanged the CD twice, gave up after that & bought something else. 
I bought this album 3 times when it came out.  We used to call it "Even In the Scratchiest Moments" since every copy was stamped terribly and sounded like someone ate their lunch on it.  Finally a friend gave me a new copy for my birthday and it was so clean!   I still have it.
Great album by a great band. 
Thanks for playing it.  RP's sound quality rocks again! 
Supertramp, the 90s called and want their website style back! :-D
Just say Bohemian Rhapsody and now I'm looking forward to the major IMax release of the SuperTramp story. 

just kidding. 
Stands the test of time. Stands up with finest  20teens' alt-rock. Anyone hear a Shins connection?
That bass tho...
Roger Hodgson - one of the best pop composers... Don't miss his solo works. E.g. "Open The Door"...
To me a weak 7 - Quite Likeable  
I hadn't paid much attention to this song for all these years until I heard it through headphones just a couple of months ago, and then I was absolutely transported around 3:33 and became totally immersed in the song. I feel like I can hear every part all at once.
Supertramp !! 

    i love this band
 Antigone wrote:
I recognize this song before the first note of music. {#Music}

 
Indeed. {#Cheers}

My fave Supertramp album.
One of my favorites by Supertramp. 
 prs wrote:

Very similar opening to Pink Floyd's Grantchester Medow - there are a number of tracks on this album where Supertramp play with sound effects and sound bites!!

 
I wonder if these birds received any royalties.I feel a lawsuit coming. After all some animal rights movement initiated one about the image rights of a monkey selfie that became world famous.


This after Alone In Kyoto by Air is simply brilliant.  Makes me want to create a playlist just to steal this transition.
 Segue wrote:
eternally lame
 
Don't be so down on yourself, it's only music.
 Antigone wrote:
I recognize this song before the first note of music. {#Music}

 
Very similar opening to Pink Floyd's Grantchester Medow - there are a number of tracks on this album where Supertramp play with sound effects and sound bites!!
 Segue wrote:
eternally lame
 
Is that your self-identifier?
 Yes! and the instrumental interlude towards the end sends me off somewhere in the cosmos and then when the lyrics come back in they describe that exact experience.... "where have I been, was it just a dream?"  Just resurrected my turntable and that vinyl gets played regularly in spite of the pops and scratches. {#Whistle}  LindyLuv wrote:
What a superb track from Supertramp! I love how it builds to a crescendo in its quiet way. And the lyrics! "The music that you gave me/the language of my soul/ — brilliant! 
 

I recognize this song before the first note of music. {#Music}
eternally lame
Supertramp! Love 'em - saw them live in 75 - wotta concert!
 westslope wrote:
Great story markybx!  

Nothing wrong with going down as long as you get back up. 

 
Thanks dude I hope life is good for you. I came out of that a stronger person, but looking at what's going on in certain parts of the world now, I would say my problems were like nothing in comparison. At least I had somewhere to go for help.
Great story markybx!  

Nothing wrong with going down as long as you get back up. 
Happy memories from this time, living with my girlfriend in a cottage somewhere in the English countryside and about to start an exciting post-grad research project. Little did I know that everything was about to fall apart and that in a little over a year I would be broke, homeless, depressed and {#Drunk} myself to hell. Luckily I recovered from that. {#Smile} 
Iconic
 1902canoe wrote:

Me too!  At our local grocery ore no less. I was not allowed to go downtown to 'those' record stores in 'that' part of town

Of course only a few years later I spent every afternoon in those downtown record stores on my way home from school. 

 Listen like theives for me.
 


Strange trails, one day I woke up in the morning, and suddenly I was in love with the word.
 kylieh wrote:
The first album I ever bought on my own...

 
Me too!  At our local grocery ore no less. I was not allowed to go downtown to 'those' record stores in 'that' part of town

Of course only a few years later I spent every afternoon in those downtown record stores on my way home from school. 
 Proclivities wrote:

Most people prefer the music they liked as teenagers to any subsequent music; it's part of getting older and it's when most peoples' tastes (and behaviors) were established.  Did your parents or grandparents think your teenage musical taste was "excellent" when compared to what they listened to in their teen years?  Probably not.

 
Then again, if you were a teenager in the mid-later 70s and you were really into progressive rock and all those one-name bands, it can be hard to prefer all that now.  Some still stands up, others are guilty pleasures, much of it is just unlistenable.
Crime of the Century was a good album. But like alot of bands in the 1970s, they really evolved into suck bands in the 1980s (e.g., REO Speedwagin, Styx, Jethro Tull).
 clickfaster wrote:
OK, that was the most brilliant crossfade - from Jack Johnson into Supertramp - that I've heard in some time! {#Clap}

 
Bill & Rebecca are two of the best music programmers I've ever heard!  LOVE RP! {#Cheers}
More Supertramp \\o/ <3
OK, that was the most brilliant crossfade - from Jack Johnson into Supertramp - that I've heard in some time! {#Clap}
The first album I ever bought on my own...
This album and especially that song got a lot more airplay but I really liked Crisis...What Crisis a lot too....I think it came out right before Quietest Moments.
 By_The_Bay wrote:
I often have to pat myself on the back for the excellent musical taste I had as a mere teenager.  
Or maybe music was just generally better.

 
Most people prefer the music they liked as teenagers to any subsequent music; it's part of getting older and it's when most peoples' tastes (and behaviors) were established.  Did your parents or grandparents think your teenage musical taste was "excellent" when compared to what they listened to in their teen years?  Probably not.
 flodinos wrote:
Wonderful memories ...

 
Very happy memories here too!  This was the first piece of vinyl that I ever bought.  It was on sale at my local grocery store (of all places!).  I think I was 8-9 years old.  “Crime of the Century” was out of stock and “Breakfast in America” hadn’t come out yet.  Planning to see Hodgson in concert next month.


 Pike wrote:
Like a good wine, gets even better with age.
 
Epic, indeed.
like a good wine, gets even better with age.
Wonderful memories ...
Nabbed this album after hearing this track here.  Golly it sure is a great album.  

I didn't know this song at all. Great one!
...but I think this introduction sounds a little bit like Dear Prudence...
is this some kind of homage or just a reference?


 outstanding masterpiece this from my misspent youth.. {#Cheesygrin}
What a superb track from Supertramp! I love how it builds to a crescendo in its quiet way. And the lyrics! "The music that you gave me/the language of my soul/ -- brilliant! 
I remember my Mom playing this album back when a turntable was the center of the room....TV was secondary in our house..

 
Wow, the memories; this on new vinyl, my friend Karl's massive Yamaha system... It's cool seeing Indian Peaks, CO on the cover, too!
 xnavy wrote:
The first time I saw them I just got back from being in Japan with the Navy. At one point of the show the Cone Heads showed up on stage. Of course being away for 3 years i did not know what a Cone Head was. I leaned over to my brother and asked WTF. Great show

 
How cool xnavy!

(ever see the Good Rats man? this flashback is on youtube:Good Rats - Live At The Mini Cinema - Uniondale, NY 11/14/78) 
My childhood is back, wonderful song thank u😊
I have always loved this song/album from the first time I heard it, way back in the 70's.  {#Bananajam}
The first time I saw them I just got back from being in Japan with the Navy. At one point of the show the Cone Heads showed up on stage. Of course being away for 3 years i did not know what a Cone Head was. I leaned over to my brother and asked WTF. Great show
Saw a stunningly beautiful acoustic version of this on youtube, just Roger and his guitar
Thanks Bill {#Clap}
More Supertramp! Love this band. 
 xtalman wrote:

Read somewhere that a study showed you generally prefer the music you heard as a teenager vs. what is new. Main reason all the oldies stations remain along with the moldy rock stations.  

This is excellent, and yes I listened as a teenager when it came out. 

 
Supertramp is one of the best bands of our blessed lives

Crime of the Century is my choice for their best album

Thanks Bill {#Bananajam} 
 By_The_Bay wrote:
I often have to pat myself on the back for the excellent musical taste I had as a mere teenager.  


Or maybe music was just generally better.
 

 
Read somewhere that a study showed you generally prefer the music you heard as a teenager vs. what is new. Main reason all the oldies stations remain along with the moldy rock stations.  

This is excellent, and yes I listened as a teenager when it came out. 
  Thanks for the memory trip Bill - haven't heard this for years n years ...... still a great sound
 By_The_Bay wrote:
I often have to pat myself on the back for the excellent musical taste I had as a mere teenager.  


Or maybe music was just generally better.
 

 
Ever since music, there has been plenty of BAD as well as good.

'Taste' is what determines which of the two you prefer :)
I often have to pat myself on the back for the excellent musical taste I had as a mere teenager.  


Or maybe music was just generally better.
 
8 → 9
{#Dancingbanana} {#Bananasplit} wonderful stuff Bill - "OUTSTANDING" for me  {#Yell}
Supertramp was, IMHO way overlooked as one of the best and innovative bands of their time.  This particular piece is a master. {#Bananapiano}
My goodness. Still immensely good after all this time.
 CDeVoe wrote:
A masterpiece!  Hard it for the first time when I was 14 on my parent's vinyl...instantly opened my eyes!

 
Oh dear, I am feeling old... one of my first vinyl albums when I was 14! 

I share the sentiments, a masterpiece.


Some songs are so good ,that can't be converted into any forms of words I.е. Commentaries))
 Proclivities wrote:

That's probably true for most people.  Most people seem to only like (or at least - prefer) what they liked in high school or college.  That's a part of the reason why older generations will always denigrate the music of younger generations.

 
Funnily enough, I listen to very very little of my "high school" sounds - I listened to Black Flag et al as well as bands like the Sisters of Mercy. Since then I've gone through classical, electronic, ambient, drum n Bass, folk singers - and am currently experiencing Jazz and blues. I can't say I would dislike what I liked in "high school" but it has little relevance to me anymore. I don't feel the need to be anarchistic, masochistic or maudlin as I might have done as a teenager. Perhaps it is all just a nostalgia trip if one has not allowed one's musical tastes to vary with time and mood.

oh and as for this song, which I've never heard before... quite listenable for a song of its genre {#Think}
If only they had another lead singer.
The least offensive Supertramp tune I've heard.  Ever since Crime of the Century, their music, actually the singer's voice, is akin to "fingernails on a blackboard" for me.  I have the same reaction to Journey, bleck {#Stop}, both of which were part of that collection of music representing the 70's that needs to disappear in the rear-view mirror.  Sorry to say I won't be sad if we don't hear any more of theirs on RP.  Supertramp fans, enjoy your tune.
Absolutely lover-ly!  I've always loved this cut off the album.

Steve
Bought this the first week it came out and played/had it played endlessly at every party for months. Personally, I thought Brekkie in da US was better, but that was just me.
Tremendously uplifting sounds in this current day and age!! {#Cheers} 
Perhaps this should be followed by The Temptations singing Ain't Too Proud To Beg.