The Very Best of Supertramp 2

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The Very Best of Supertramp 2
Supertramp-Best of Vol2.jpg
Greatest hits album by Supertramp
Released November 1992
Recorded 1974-1987
Genre Progressive rock, pop, art rock
Length 76:27
Label A&M
Producer Peter Henderson, Ken Scott, Supertramp, Rick Davies
Supertramp chronology
The Very Best of Supertramp
(1990)
The Very Best of Supertramp 2
(1992)
Some Things Never Change
(1997)

The Very Best of Supertramp 2 is a best of album by the English rock band Supertramp originally released by A&M Records in November 1992.

Overview[edit]

This compilation features 13 tracks from their five "prime" albums Crime of the Century, Crisis? What Crisis?, Even in the Quietest Moments..., Breakfast in America and ...Famous Last Words... as well as the title track from their 1987 album Free as a Bird. The cover depicts the starry backdrop and grate from the cover of Crime of the Century, the hand carrying the glass from the cover of Breakfast in America, and the orange umbrella from Crisis? What Crisis?.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

In their retrospective review, Allmusic noted that this second collection contains less-familiar songs, including only five which had been released as singles, none of which were significant hits in the U.K. or U.S.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies except where noted.

  1. "Lady" - 5:24
  2. "Oh Darling" - 4:01
  3. "Even in the Quietest Moments" - 6:39
  4. "Waiting So Long" - 6:32
  5. "Babaji" - 4:49
  6. "Gone Hollywood" - 5:14
  7. "If Everyone Was Listening" - 4:01
  8. "Just Another Nervous Wreck" - 4:22
  9. "Don't Leave Me Now" - 6:25
  10. "My Kind of Lady" - 5:12
  11. "A Soapbox Opera" - 4:50
  12. "Downstream" - 4:00
  13. "Fool's Overture" - 10:51
  14. "Free as a Bird" - 4:20 (Davies)

Track origins[edit]

Track 7 from Crime of the Century (1974)

Tracks 1 and 11 from Crisis? What Crisis? (1975)

Tracks 3, 5, 12 and 13 from Even in the Quietest Moments... (1977)

Tracks 2, 6 and 8 from Breakfast in America (1979)

Tracks 4, 9 and 10 from ...Famous Last Words... (1982)

Track 14 from Free as a Bird (1987)

Personnel[edit]

Supertramp[edit]

Other performers[edit]

  • Claire Diament – backing vocals on "Don't Leave Me Now"
  • Mark Hart - guitar and keyboards on "Free as a Bird"
  • Marty Walsh - guitar on "Free as a Bird"
  • Linda Foot - backing vocals on "Free as a Bird"
  • Lise Miller - backing vocals on "Free as a Bird"
  • Evan Rogers - backing vocals on "Free as a Bird"
  • Karyn White - backing vocals on "Free as a Bird"

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