Take the Long Way Home

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For the John Schneider song, see Take the Long Way Home (John Schneider song). For the Roger Hodgson DVD, see Take The Long Way Home (DVD).
"Take the Long Way Home"
Single by Supertramp
from the album Breakfast in America
B-side "From Now On"
Released October 1979
Recorded 1978 at The Village Recorder/Studio B, Los Angeles, California
Genre Rock, progressive rock
Length 5:08
Label A&M
Writer(s) Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson
Producer(s) Supertramp, Peter Henderson
Supertramp singles chronology
"Goodbye Stranger"
"Take the Long Way Home"
"Dreamer (live)"

"Take the Long Way Home" is the fourth single and sixth track of Supertramp's 1979 album Breakfast in America. It was the last song written for the album, being penned during the nine-month recording cycle.[1] It reached number 10 on the U.S. charts.[2]


Chart (1979) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 10


  • Roger Hodgson - vocals, piano
  • Rick Davies - harmonica, Hammond organ, synthesizers
  • Dougie Thomson - bass guitar
  • Bob C. Benberg - drums
  • John A. Helliwell - clarinet

Other versions[edit]


  1. ^ Buskin, Richard (July 2005). CLASSIC TRACKS: Supertramp's 'Logical Song', Sound on Sound.
  2. ^ a b "Take the Long Way Home" chart history, Billboard.com. Retrieved 25 January 2012.

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