Classic Album Covers- Breakfast In America
The year is 1979, the date March 29th. Even though most people were listening to the number one song in America from The Bee Gees “Tragedy”, you wanted something different. You wanted something incredible. You wanted Supertramp.
Breakfast In America became Supertramp’s biggest-selling album with more than 6 million copies sold in just the US alone. The album shot up to #1 on Billboard’s Pop Albums Chart for six weeks and the album also hit #1 in Norway, Austria, Canada and Australia. It was also their biggest album in the UK, reaching #3 (for five consecutive weeks) and remaining on the charts for exactly a year.
The album’s front cover resembles an overlook of New York City through an airplane window. It was designed by Mike Doud and depicted Kate Murtagh, dressed as a waitress named “Libby” from a diner, as a Statue of Liberty figure holding up a glass of orange juice on a small plate in one hand (in place of the torch on the Statue), and a foldable restaurant menu in the other hand, on which “Breakfast In America” is written. The background featured a city made from a cornflake box, ashtray, cutlery (for the wharfs), eggboxes, vinegar, ketchup and mustard bottles, all spraypainted white. The twin World Trade Center towers appear as two stacks of boxes and the plate of breakfast represents Battery Park, the departure point for the Staten Island Ferry. The back cover photo, depicting the band members having breakfast while reading their respective hometown newspapers, was taken at a diner called Bert’s Mad House.Breakfast In America won the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Recording Package, beating out albums by Talking Heads and Led Zeppelin, among others.”
1. “Gone Hollywood”
2. “The Logical Song”
3. “Goodbye Stranger”
4. “Breakfast in America”
5. “Oh Darling”
6. “Take the Long Way Home”
7. “Lord Is It Mine”
8. “Just Another Nervous Wreck”
9. “Casual Conversations”
10. “Child of Vision”
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Roger Hodgson, the legendary voice of Supertramp, will be heading to Germany to kick off his summer tour through Germany, Holland, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, and returning to perform in North America in August.
Upcoming US Summer Dates:
August 5 Deer Valley Resort, Park City, UT
August 9 Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie, WA
August 10 Portland Zoo, Portland, OR
August 11 Cache Creek Casino, Brooks, CA
August 12 Saratoga Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
August 16 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH
August 17 Twin River Casino, Lincoln, RI
August 18 Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
August 21 Artpark, Lewiston, NY
August 23 Ravinia Pavilion, Highland Park, IL
August 24 Blue Ash Town Square, OH
August 25 Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater, NY
September 16 Taste of Newport, Newport Beach, CA
September 18 Humphreys, San Diego, CA
For more details on tour dates and tickets click here.