Rites of Passage (Roger Hodgson album)

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Rites of Passage
Rites of Passage cover.jpg
Live album by
Released1997 (1997)
Recorded2 August 1996, Miners Foundry, Nevada City, California
GenreProgressive rock[1]
LabelUnichord / Voiceprint
ProducerKaruna Hodgson
Roger Hodgson chronology
Hai Hai
Rites of Passage
Open the Door

Rites of Passage is the third album by Roger Hodgson, recorded in August 1996 near Hodgson's home in Nevada City, California and his first live album. It was the last gig of several Californian dates in the summer of 1996.[2]


The album features three Supertramp hits, six songs by Hodgson (five previously unrecorded), two songs written and performed as lead vocalist by Mikail Graham and one song written and performed as lead vocalist by Hodgson's son Andrew.

One of Hodgson's new songs, Showdown, later appeared in a more elaborate version on his studio album Open the Door.

The album was notable for featuring John Helliwell playing on all songs (except Andrew's solo performance), which was a rare exception given that there wasn't much contact between Roger Hodgson and Supertramp members after his split from the band.[3]

The album cover features the 1901 painting The Accolade by Edmund Blair Leighton.

Track listing[edit]

1."Every Trick in the Book"Roger Hodgson5:54
2."In Jeopardy"R. Hodgson5:13
3."Showdown"R. Hodgson4:45
4."Don't You Want to Get High"R. Hodgson4:07
5."Take the Long Way Home"R. Hodgson, Rick Davies4:28
6."Red Lake"R. Hodgson5:14
7."Melancholic"Andrew Hodgson4:31
8."Time Waits for No One"R. Hodgson9:07
9."No Colours"Mikail Graham4:24
10."The Logical Song"R. Hodgson, R. Davies3:47
11."Smelly Feat"M. Graham6:02
12."Give a Little Bit"R. Hodgson, R. Davies4:17


  • Biff Dawes – live recording engineer
  • Harry Andronis – live sound engineer
  • Tony Shepherd – lighting direction, video direction
  • Joe Gastwirt – mastering
  • Ramón Bretón – mastering assistant
  • Brian Foraker – mixing engineer
  • Karuna Hodgson – production
  • Ian "Biggles" Lloyd-Bisley – stage production manager
art work

Production details[edit]

  • mixed at Unicorn Studio
  • recorded on the Westwood One mobile recording truck, 2 August 1996, Miners Foundry, Nevada City, California
  • live sound by Delicate Productions
  • mastered at Oceanview Digital Mastering


  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ "www.johnhelliwell.com". Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  3. ^ "ProgressiveWorld.net". www.progressiveworld.net. Retrieved 21 March 2021.