Crime of the Century - Supertramp
Crime of the Century is the third album by the English rock band Supertramp, released in September 1974. Crime of the Century was Supertramp’s commercial breakthrough in both the US and UK, aided by the UK hit “Dreamer” and the U.S. hit “Bloody Well Right”. It was a UK Top 10 album and a U.S. Top 40 album, eventually being certified Gold in the U.S. in 1977 after the release of Even in the Quietest Moments…. The album was Supertramp’s first to feature drummer Bob Siebenberg (at the time credited as Bob C. Benberg), woodwinds player John Anthony Helliwell, bassist Dougie Thomson, and co-producer Ken Scott. The album has received critical acclaim, including its inclusion in Rolling Stone’s “50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time”.
The album’s dedication reads “To Sam”, which is a nickname for Stanley August Miesegaes, the Dutch millionaire who supported the band financially from 1969–72.
Released: September 1974
Recorded: Ramport Studios (South London), Scorpio Sound Studios (London), and Trident Studios (London) from February to June 1974
Genre: Art rock, Progressive rock
Producers: Ken Scott and Supertramp
No Singles released from the Album