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Supertramp — Even In The Quietest Moments
Album: Even In The Quietest Moments
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 1843









Released: 1977
Length: 6:27
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Even in the quietest moments
I wish I knew what I had to do
And even though the sun is shining
I feel the rain - here it comes again, dear
And even when you showed me
My heart was out of tune
For there's a shadow of doubt that's not letting me find you too soon
The music that you gave me
The language of my soul
Oh Lord, I want to be with you
Won't you let me come in from the cold?

Don't you let the sun fade away
Don't you let the sun fade away
Don't you let the sun be leaving
Won't you come to me soon

And even though the stars are listening
The ocean's deep, I just go to sleep
And then I create the silent movie
You become the star, is that what you are, dear?
Your whisper tells a secret
Your laughter brings me joy
And a wonder of feeling I'm Nature's own little boy
But still the tears keep falling
They're raining from the sky
Well there's a lot of me got to go under before I get high

Don't you let the sun disappear
Don't you let the sun disappear
Don't you let the sun be leaving
No, you can't be leaving my life
Say that you won't be leaving my life
Say that you won't be leaving my life
Say won't you please, stay won't you please
Say won't you please, stay won't you please
Lord, won't you come and get into my life
Lord, won't you come and get into my life
Say won't you please, stay won't you please
Say won't you please, stay won't you please
Lord, don't go

And even when the song is over
Where have I been - was it just a dream?
Although your door is always open
Where do I begin - may I please come in, dear?
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I bought this album 3 times when it came out.  We used to call it "Even In the Scratchiest Moments" since every copy was stamped terribly and sounded like someone ate their lunch on it.  Finally a friend gave me a new copy for my birthday and it was so clean!   I still have it.
Great album by a great band. 
Thanks for playing it.  RP's sound quality rocks again! 
To me a weak 7 - Quite Likeable   I will now PSD 
Supertramp, the 90s called and want their website style back! :-D
Just say Bohemian Rhapsody and now I'm looking forward to the major IMax release of the SuperTramp story. 

just kidding. 
Stands the test of time. Stands up with finest  20teens' alt-rock. Anyone hear a Shins connection?
That bass tho...
Roger Hodgson - one of the best pop composers... Don't miss his solo works. E.g. "Open The Door"...
To me a weak 7 - Quite Likeable  
I hadn't paid much attention to this song for all these years until I heard it through headphones just a couple of months ago, and then I was absolutely transported around 3:33 and became totally immersed in the song. I feel like I can hear every part all at once.
Supertramp !! 

    i love this band
 Antigone wrote:
I recognize this song before the first note of music. {#Music}

 
Indeed. {#Cheers}

My fave Supertramp album.
One of my favorites by Supertramp. 
 prs wrote:

Very similar opening to Pink Floyd's Grantchester Medow - there are a number of tracks on this album where Supertramp play with sound effects and sound bites!!

 
I wonder if these birds received any royalties.I feel a lawsuit coming. After all some animal rights movement initiated one about the image rights of a monkey selfie that became world famous.


This after Alone In Kyoto by Air is simply brilliant.  Makes me want to create a playlist just to steal this transition.
 Segue wrote:
eternally lame
 
Don't be so down on yourself, it's only music.
 Antigone wrote:
I recognize this song before the first note of music. {#Music}

 
Very similar opening to Pink Floyd's Grantchester Medow - there are a number of tracks on this album where Supertramp play with sound effects and sound bites!!
 Segue wrote:
eternally lame
 
Is that your self-identifier?
 Yes! and the instrumental interlude towards the end sends me off somewhere in the cosmos and then when the lyrics come back in they describe that exact experience.... "where have I been, was it just a dream?"  Just resurrected my turntable and that vinyl gets played regularly in spite of the pops and scratches. {#Whistle}  LindyLuv wrote:
What a superb track from Supertramp! I love how it builds to a crescendo in its quiet way. And the lyrics! "The music that you gave me/the language of my soul/ — brilliant! 
 

I recognize this song before the first note of music. {#Music}
eternally lame
Supertramp! Love 'em - saw them live in 75 - wotta concert!
 westslope wrote:
Great story markybx!  

Nothing wrong with going down as long as you get back up. 

 
Thanks dude I hope life is good for you. I came out of that a stronger person, but looking at what's going on in certain parts of the world now, I would say my problems were like nothing in comparison. At least I had somewhere to go for help.
Great story markybx!  

Nothing wrong with going down as long as you get back up. 
Happy memories from this time, living with my girlfriend in a cottage somewhere in the English countryside and about to start an exciting post-grad research project. Little did I know that everything was about to fall apart and that in a little over a year I would be broke, homeless, depressed and {#Drunk} myself to hell. Luckily I recovered from that. {#Smile} 
Iconic
 1902canoe wrote:

Me too!  At our local grocery ore no less. I was not allowed to go downtown to 'those' record stores in 'that' part of town

Of course only a few years later I spent every afternoon in those downtown record stores on my way home from school. 

 Listen like theives for me.
 


Strange trails, one day I woke up in the morning, and suddenly I was in love with the word.
 kylieh wrote:
The first album I ever bought on my own...

 
Me too!  At our local grocery ore no less. I was not allowed to go downtown to 'those' record stores in 'that' part of town

Of course only a few years later I spent every afternoon in those downtown record stores on my way home from school. 
 Proclivities wrote:

Most people prefer the music they liked as teenagers to any subsequent music; it's part of getting older and it's when most peoples' tastes (and behaviors) were established.  Did your parents or grandparents think your teenage musical taste was "excellent" when compared to what they listened to in their teen years?  Probably not.

 
Then again, if you were a teenager in the mid-later 70s and you were really into progressive rock and all those one-name bands, it can be hard to prefer all that now.  Some still stands up, others are guilty pleasures, much of it is just unlistenable.
Crime of the Century was a good album. But like alot of bands in the 1970s, they really evolved into suck bands in the 1980s (e.g., REO Speedwagin, Styx, Jethro Tull).
 clickfaster wrote:
OK, that was the most brilliant crossfade - from Jack Johnson into Supertramp - that I've heard in some time! {#Clap}

 
Bill & Rebecca are two of the best music programmers I've ever heard!  LOVE RP! {#Cheers}
More Supertramp \\o/ <3
OK, that was the most brilliant crossfade - from Jack Johnson into Supertramp - that I've heard in some time! {#Clap}
The first album I ever bought on my own...
This album and especially that song got a lot more airplay but I really liked Crisis...What Crisis a lot too....I think it came out right before Quietest Moments.
 By_The_Bay wrote:
I often have to pat myself on the back for the excellent musical taste I had as a mere teenager.  
Or maybe music was just generally better.

 
Most people prefer the music they liked as teenagers to any subsequent music; it's part of getting older and it's when most peoples' tastes (and behaviors) were established.  Did your parents or grandparents think your teenage musical taste was "excellent" when compared to what they listened to in their teen years?  Probably not.
 flodinos wrote:
Wonderful memories ...

 
Very happy memories here too!  This was the first piece of vinyl that I ever bought.  It was on sale at my local grocery store (of all places!).  I think I was 8-9 years old.  “Crime of the Century” was out of stock and “Breakfast in America” hadn’t come out yet.  Planning to see Hodgson in concert next month.


 Pike wrote:
Like a good wine, gets even better with age.
 
Epic, indeed.
like a good wine, gets even better with age.
Wonderful memories ...
Nabbed this album after hearing this track here.  Golly it sure is a great album.  

I didn't know this song at all. Great one!
...but I think this introduction sounds a little bit like Dear Prudence...
is this some kind of homage or just a reference?


 outstanding masterpiece this from my misspent youth.. {#Cheesygrin}
What a superb track from Supertramp! I love how it builds to a crescendo in its quiet way. And the lyrics! "The music that you gave me/the language of my soul/ -- brilliant! 
I remember my Mom playing this album back when a turntable was the center of the room....TV was secondary in our house..

 
Wow, the memories; this on new vinyl, my friend Karl's massive Yamaha system... It's cool seeing Indian Peaks, CO on the cover, too!
 xnavy wrote:
The first time I saw them I just got back from being in Japan with the Navy. At one point of the show the Cone Heads showed up on stage. Of course being away for 3 years i did not know what a Cone Head was. I leaned over to my brother and asked WTF. Great show

 
How cool xnavy!

(ever see the Good Rats man? this flashback is on youtube:Good Rats - Live At The Mini Cinema - Uniondale, NY 11/14/78) 
My childhood is back, wonderful song thank u😊
I have always loved this song/album from the first time I heard it, way back in the 70's.  {#Bananajam}
The first time I saw them I just got back from being in Japan with the Navy. At one point of the show the Cone Heads showed up on stage. Of course being away for 3 years i did not know what a Cone Head was. I leaned over to my brother and asked WTF. Great show
Saw a stunningly beautiful acoustic version of this on youtube, just Roger and his guitar
Thanks Bill {#Clap}
More Supertramp! Love this band. 
 xtalman wrote:

Read somewhere that a study showed you generally prefer the music you heard as a teenager vs. what is new. Main reason all the oldies stations remain along with the moldy rock stations.  

This is excellent, and yes I listened as a teenager when it came out. 

 
Supertramp is one of the best bands of our blessed lives

Crime of the Century is my choice for their best album

Thanks Bill {#Bananajam} 
 By_The_Bay wrote:
I often have to pat myself on the back for the excellent musical taste I had as a mere teenager.  


Or maybe music was just generally better.
 

 
Read somewhere that a study showed you generally prefer the music you heard as a teenager vs. what is new. Main reason all the oldies stations remain along with the moldy rock stations.  

This is excellent, and yes I listened as a teenager when it came out. 
  Thanks for the memory trip Bill - haven't heard this for years n years ...... still a great sound
 By_The_Bay wrote:
I often have to pat myself on the back for the excellent musical taste I had as a mere teenager.  


Or maybe music was just generally better.
 

 
Ever since music, there has been plenty of BAD as well as good.

'Taste' is what determines which of the two you prefer :)
I often have to pat myself on the back for the excellent musical taste I had as a mere teenager.  


Or maybe music was just generally better.
 
8 → 9
{#Dancingbanana} {#Bananasplit} wonderful stuff Bill - "OUTSTANDING" for me  {#Yell}
Supertramp was, IMHO way overlooked as one of the best and innovative bands of their time.  This particular piece is a master. {#Bananapiano}
My goodness. Still immensely good after all this time.
 CDeVoe wrote:
A masterpiece!  Hard it for the first time when I was 14 on my parent's vinyl...instantly opened my eyes!

 
Oh dear, I am feeling old... one of my first vinyl albums when I was 14! 

I share the sentiments, a masterpiece.


Some songs are so good ,that can't be converted into any forms of words I.е. Commentaries))
 Proclivities wrote:

That's probably true for most people.  Most people seem to only like (or at least - prefer) what they liked in high school or college.  That's a part of the reason why older generations will always denigrate the music of younger generations.

 
Funnily enough, I listen to very very little of my "high school" sounds - I listened to Black Flag et al as well as bands like the Sisters of Mercy. Since then I've gone through classical, electronic, ambient, drum n Bass, folk singers - and am currently experiencing Jazz and blues. I can't say I would dislike what I liked in "high school" but it has little relevance to me anymore. I don't feel the need to be anarchistic, masochistic or maudlin as I might have done as a teenager. Perhaps it is all just a nostalgia trip if one has not allowed one's musical tastes to vary with time and mood.

oh and as for this song, which I've never heard before... quite listenable for a song of its genre {#Think}
If only they had another lead singer.
The least offensive Supertramp tune I've heard.  Ever since Crime of the Century, their music, actually the singer's voice, is akin to "fingernails on a blackboard" for me.  I have the same reaction to Journey, bleck {#Stop}, both of which were part of that collection of music representing the 70's that needs to disappear in the rear-view mirror.  Sorry to say I won't be sad if we don't hear any more of theirs on RP.  Supertramp fans, enjoy your tune.
Absolutely lover-ly!  I've always loved this cut off the album.

Steve
Bought this the first week it came out and played/had it played endlessly at every party for months. Personally, I thought Brekkie in da US was better, but that was just me.
Tremendously uplifting sounds in this current day and age!! {#Cheers} 
Perhaps this should be followed by The Temptations singing Ain't Too Proud To Beg.
I remember seeing them in Seattle in 1975, right after the release of Crime of the Century. One of my favorite concerts, back when Roger & Rick still could work together -

I really think this was their peak artistically, with Breakfast in America being their peak commercially.
Almost a TEN !
beautiful blend with Air
A masterpiece!  Hard it for the first time when I was 14 on my parent's vinyl...instantly opened my eyes!
Waited till the end, enjoying every crystal clear sharp note and melody. Do I like it?  ...
Fool's Overture from the same album would be a welcome addition too...

From the other comments, glad to see I'm not the only one who sat transfixed by this song for hours when it first came out...


Thanks for playing a Supertramp song that I have not heard 8000 times.
Okay everyone be quiet now & let's give a listen.
One of the best songs....EVER!!{#Sunny}
 listen_n_sf wrote:
I'm beginning to think my musical tastes were fully formed by senior year high school.  
 
That's probably true for most people.  Most people seem to only like (or at least - prefer) what they liked in high school or college.  That's a part of the reason why older generations will always denigrate the music of younger generations.
 SinisterDexter wrote:
Wow, beautiful transition from Air - Alone In Kyoto.  Nicely done!
 


i'm not a huge tramp fan, but i adore this song.
{#Daisy}
My my this takes me back.
+1
Yes, thank you dj
sound of life (birdies), Yes, and almost a Satie ease 
I didn't realize I liked Supertramp.
 
The same suite today ...

SinisterDexter wrote: Posted: Jul 10, 2011 - 14:24
Wow, beautiful transition from Air - Alone In Kyoto.  Nicely done!
 


Soothes the soul. Wipes out the nasties and brings the Sun back!! Thanks Bill & Rebecca!
It was good back then, but just barely a 7 now.
 listen_n_sf wrote:
I'm beginning to think my musical tastes were fully formed by senior year high school.  
 
You might be joking, but I am not so sure that tastes really form later on in life.  I think the tastes of high school students are very important.  They buy records, and they drive what gets exposure and eventual fame.   When I was in HS many of the bands played here, new and unknown at the time, were loved by my fellow students.  I am very suspicious about the entire notion of "learning to appreciate" some art form or another.  There is always some agenda behind such efforts.

This song doesn't get the time of day as other Supertramp tunes...especially since the release of 'Breakfast In America'...but this album is a gem and sadly overlooked by many...but not by Radio Paradise. Yippee!!!
fond momories in college...candle's lit...sun glasses on...listen to the birds...conrtoll ur hi!
 bluedot wrote:
I just upped this from a 1 to a 6. I still have an extremely hard time with this dude's voice, and the sax still bugs, but this might be one of their better offerings...
 
I'm upping it from a 9 to a 10

Wonderful... 
"Say you want your peas" :o)
 gypsyman wrote:

summer 1977 metallic green pontiac firebird convertible driving at night April Wine

 
Crossing over the St. John's river in an MG Midget convertible on the Buckman Bridge in Jacksonville listening to "Crime of the Century" at dusk on a fine Florida summer. 60 mph felt like 100.

 bluedot wrote:
I just upped this from a 1 to a 6. I still have an extremely hard time with this dude's voice, and the sax still bugs, but this might be one of their better offerings...
 
if you get the chance, listen to the album in it's entirety... a great piece of music.

I just upped this from a 1 to a 6. I still have an extremely hard time with this dude's voice, and the sax still bugs, but this might be one of their better offerings...
Wow, beautiful transition from Air - Alone In Kyoto.  Nicely done!


 Cynaera wrote:
If I could get my bitstream to go to 320, I'd upload "Had A Dream(Sleeping With the Enemy"  - it's such an amazing song (and also a really great workout song!)  Still working on it...  Meanwhile, this song holds memories of its own - riding in the back seat of a red convertible while the stereo blasted Nazareth's "Hair of the Dog" and then this song (they were both from a cassette I'd recorded a long time before, but the night just lent itself to that music - no subtle segués, just one song after another...)

Good times. And even now, I can listen to this song and breathe. Sometimes, I don't remember the wild nights in the red convertible, which makes the song better...
 
summer 1977 metallic green pontiac firebird convertible driving at night April Wine

and now, transported to a campus near you....30 years too late

actually isn't too bad

Hits the same timely chords for me as it did more than 30 years ago.  Thanks, Bill - just what I needed.


I... er... I... I'm having a flashback. ::blink blink::
 swell_sailor wrote:
Thank you B and R. This is hitting home right now. And hitting the spot.

 
Dittos and Bingos all around.  I appreciate Supertramp more and more as I get older.

 bmccaul wrote:
Thank you for this song, Bill!

Plz consider playing Asylum or Rudy off of Crime of the Century sometime!

Thanks... 
 
Or "School" - one of the great underrated songs of the 70's.
Sublime selection.
 westslope wrote:

Yes.  This DJ rocks. 

 
Bingo.
Thank you B and R. This is hitting home right now. And hitting the spot.

 westslope wrote:

Yes.  This DJ rocks. 
 
niiice... just did that again!
 
 robco1 wrote:
The transition from Air - "Alone in Kyoto" was incredible. {#Notworthy}
 
Yes.  This DJ rocks. 

College daze. A Sunday morning, throw on the Tramp. Hit the books. Or not. Sing along now.
If I could get my bitstream to go to 320, I'd upload "Had A Dream(Sleeping With the Enemy"  - it's such an amazing song (and also a really great workout song!)  Still working on it...  Meanwhile, this song holds memories of its own - riding in the back seat of a red convertible while the stereo blasted Nazareth's "Hair of the Dog" and then this song (they were both from a cassette I'd recorded a long time before, but the night just lent itself to that music - no subtle segués, just one song after another...)

Good times. And even now, I can listen to this song and breathe. Sometimes, I don't remember the wild nights in the red convertible, which makes the song better...
Thank you for this song, Bill!

Plz consider playing Asylum or Rudy off of Crime of the Century sometime!

Thanks... 

Wooo  hooo!!!  Another great segue!!  
Air - Alone In Kyoto -> Supertramp - Even In The Quietest Moments

God I love the way Bill does that. 
 Germaniza wrote:

Thanks for choosing my photo - and for getting me acquainted with Radio Paradise!! It's a great station! :)

 
Welcome to RadioParadise, Germaniza!  I love this picture - he's very gifted with music and words, and you're gifted with a camera! I hope you'll stay and post, and continue to provide the beautiful photos.  And thanks to Calypsus_1, yet again, for providing a visual for the music.

Dang, I love it here...{#Sunny}


This song is good for the soul...

 listen_n_sf wrote:
I'm beginning to think my musical tastes were fully formed by senior year high school.  
  Hopefully that's not the case, for you or anyone else for that matter.  On the other hand, you are listening to RP, so there is hope.


I'm beginning to think my musical tastes were fully formed by senior year high school.  
 calypsus_1 wrote: 
Thanks for choosing my photo - and for getting me acquainted with Radio Paradise!! It's a great station! :)