Open the Door (Roger Hodgson album)

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Open the Door
Open the Door.jpg
Studio album by Roger Hodgson
Released May 9, 2000
Recorded 1998-2000
Genre Progressive rock[1]
Label Epic
Producer Alan Simon, Roger Hodgson
Roger Hodgson chronology
Rites of Passage
(1997)
Open the Door
(2000)
Classics Live
(2010)

Open the Door is the fourth album by Roger Hodgson, released by Epic Records and his third and most recent studio one (and his first studio release since 1987). It was recorded mostly in France and features mostly French musicians as his backup band. This is Hodgson's only solo album to be partially recorded outside The United States.

Once again collaborating with Hodgson, former Yes guitarist and vocalist Trevor Rabin contributed background vocals on "The More I Look". The song "Showdown" was performed live by Hodgson already in 1996 and a live version was released on the album Rites Of Passage.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic gave the album a positive review, calling it "the closest thing to Supertramp since ...Famous Last Words..." and praising the songwriting, particularly the unusual incorporation of French influences.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Roger Hodgson, except where noted.

  1. "Along Came Mary" 6:24
  2. "The More I Look" 4:47
  3. "Showdown" 5:12
  4. "Hungry" 4:54
  5. "The Garden" 2:40
  6. "Death and a Zoo" 7:24
  7. "Love is a Thousand Times" 3:56
  8. "Say Goodbye" 3:59
  9. "Open the Door" 8:44
  10. "For Every Man" (Roger Hodgson, Alan Simon) 4:43

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