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Agent,

His words and how he sings them.
YES!
And I would add, vocal quality; very unique characteristics there.

It's not many a male singer that can bring THIS male to tears, both happy and sad.


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Roger Hodgson, co-founder of Supertramp and singer/songwriter of Breakfast in America, is currently on his world tour and selling out shows all over the globe in addition to receiving fantastic reviews from media and fans alike.  Roger is currently in the midst of his largest US tour since departing Supertramp.   Last count it was 34 dates in the States!  Many people don't know that although Roger and Rick shared writing credit, they actually wrote and composed separately with each singing their own respective songs.  

Don't pass up the opportunity to see Roger live in concert.  He performs all of his classics to include Breakfast in America, The Logical Song, Dreamer, Give a Little Bit, Take the Long Way Home, School, Fool's Overture, It's Raining Again, and so many more!   He also plays some great material from his solo albums.    Do what you have to do to see the soul and spirit of Supertramp.   Roger's voice sounds even better today than on my Supertramp vinyls.   Check out tour dates at http://www.facebook.com/RogerHodgsonOfficial and see his YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/MrRogerHodgson.    Cheers!

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I liked alot of Supertramp's songs...Jay, my hubby was a huge fan. We saw them in concert, I think it must have been in the late 70's? and they were really impressive!  Two of my favorite songs are School and Rudy from Crime Of The Century.  Yes, John, I can imagine you singing Surely.


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Last night I attended Roger Hodgson's concert here in NorCal.  He put on an incredible show--he's truly a professional--and his voice is still sterling.  Roger stated it had been 35 years since his last performance in the USA.  I sure hope he comes back soon.  At times I heard King Crimson, The Beatles, and Wetton influence/sound in his music.  A lovely, must see show if he plays in your neck of the woods!

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How lovely to hear this Cleetocat!  So...on the heels of buying John's 'punchy' (vocally ) BIA...I look forward to seeing RH in a few days. Did he perform "Across The Universe" on his jangly 12-string banjo?
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Sorry to say "Across the Universe" is NOT in his current set list of possible live plays.  The current tour draws from 26 songs and depending on the venue he can squeeze out 17-20 of them each go.  Some of the set list highlights are; Take the Long Way Home, School, Breakfast in America, It's Raining Again, Death and a Zoo, The Logical Song, Give a Little Bit, Dreamer, and Fool's Overture...there were of course many more but these stood out in my ears and now in my memory.  He did indeed play the 12-string--in fact, he suffered a minor cut to his forehead upon it's removal at the end of the song.  Roger, unaware of the cut, sat down on his keyboard and began plowing in to the next song.  And as he played he also began bleeding...he never missed a beat.  After the song was complete a stagehand very nonchalantly cleaned Roger up and on goes the show!  

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Download day ~ Marvelous, Sir John.  BIA ~ I shall enjoy this big time!!!   
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I shall make the download too when I will be back this night from 'Mittel Europa"
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Thankyou, beo---as I said, it's ok---very difficult to even come close to Roger's performance,it's his song, after all. I would love to have a go at Surely--maybe I'll do it just for fun---a bonus track, maybe?
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I've never heard the track "Surely" - I'll have to check that out. (Which ST album is that on?)

I had the good fortune to see Roger Hodgson at the fall EPCOT Food & Wine Festival in 2010. Roger appeared so genuinely moved, by the reception he was receiving in America again (after so many years away). It was very sparse, simply Roger singing on piano or with acoustic guitar, and a 2nd multi-instrumentalist. Such a gifted songwriter - and what a voice!


Surely is the last track on very first Supertramp album.
Did you ever get to see Supertramp and/or Hodgson play live, John?
Yes, of course. Marquee,and LSE.


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Brilliant version of BIA John!  Wow! I really love it.

(Me-thinks you really need to do your own version of "Surely" please or should I say surely you should record "Surely")

Another quality bit of work from Mr Sherwood.

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But stop calling him Shirley.  Sorry, couldn't let that fly by...

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I've played around with software and compiled a private CD, containing original songs coupled with John's vocal versions, beginning with Breakfast in America, then Hey You, Bohemian Rhapsody, etc. I intended to finish with All You Need Is Love but my Nero didn't take it in (maybe due to copy guard?) so the ending is Mighty Rivers. Very enjoyable.
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