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Rites of Passage
Roger Hodgson
Rites of Passage
Genres: Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

2003 reissue of the Supertramp frontman's 1997 live album recorded on August 2nd 1996 in Northern California. 12 tracks. Unichord/Voiceprint.


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All Artists: Roger Hodgson
Title: Rites of Passage
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Unichord [Vcp]
Release Date: 1/1/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 604388413928, 766483290047


Album Description
2003 reissue of the Supertramp frontman's 1997 live album recorded on August 2nd 1996 in Northern California. 12 tracks. Unichord/Voiceprint.

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Roger's Rites Of Passage
Alan Caylow | USA | 11/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"After taking several years off from the music business, former Supertramp singer Roger Hodgson got back into the saddle with 1997's "Rites Of Passage," a live album recorded near Hodgson's home of Nevada City, California, featuring 8 new, previously unheard songs, plus a few Supertramp hits and a couple of other songs contributed by Hodgson's band members (including his very talented son Andrew Hodgson, who plays drums for most of the album). "Rites Of Passage" isn't really a "proper" new album from Hodgson, but it's a very excellent live performance, and the new songs are great, including the catchy "Every Trick In The Book," the punchy "Showdown" (which Hodgson would later record for his 2000 album "Open The Door"), the beautiful "Don't You Want To Get High," and the magical, majestic "Time Waits For No One." Supertramp faves "Take The Long Way Home," "The Logical Song," and "Give A Little Bit" are all given superb treatments (featuring 'Tramp sax man John Helliwell), and there's also a terrific moment as Hodgson steps aside and lets his son Andrew take a solo spotlight at the piano & microphone with his very lovely song, "Melancholic." For any diehard fan of Roger Hodgson and Supertramp, "Rites Of Passage" is a major treat."
Roger gives us more than a Little Bit
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I heard about this Release during an Interview with Roger on NPR late one night back in 1997. He previewed a few of the tracks on that Radio Show and I knew I would purchase this CD "Rites of Passage". A few months passed and nothing appeared in the Record Shops, I would have to explain to the young clerks who Roger Hodgson was, have them look this new record up on their Computers under Roger's name and/or Supertramp to be told time and time again nothing was available. Over a year after I listened to the Radio Interview I located "Rites" as an Import CD and not untill 2003 did I see this release in a Record Shop.

After all the Fuss of trying to find "Rites" I am very happy to be one of the Lucky Ones who own this Fantastic CD. "Rites" is a Live Recording from the Miner's Foundry, Nevada City, Ca. where Roger has lived for over two decades now. The Hometown crowd is very happy to see our Hero and he has a Stellar Show most of which is captured on this CD. As I still enjoy Supertramp and I'm glad
they still perform, it's not the same without Roger Hodgson.

That said "Rites of Passage" is a Great CD and of the many thousand of Recordings I own. This is easily one of the Best things I have in my collection, I do hope more people will be Lucky enough to hear this great work, but I doubt it.
New songs "Every Trick in the Book", "Don't You Want to get High", "Time Waits for No One" and "Red Lake" take their place right besides the Supertramp Classics: "Logical Song", Take the Long Way Home" and "Give a Little Bit". This is timeless Music, the Sound & Production are Stellar, the band is in top-notch form (including Roger's son Andrew). This is one of the Best CD's you have never heard.
See and listen to Hodgson live,being the sound of Supertramp
Lethe | Milan, Italy | 11/22/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have already talked to you about the ability of Roger Hodgson to recreate the fascinating old moods by Supertramp, live on stage (listen to his new tracks "Time waits for no one" and "Every trick in the book"), but also during the reprisal of classics by his former famous band, when He recaptures so well such pretty musical atmosphere!! (see also my review of his CD SINGLE"Open the door", where I have described my sensations during a live performance that I saw in Milan-Italy 1 year ago).Well Roger is the sound of Supertramp and the true Supertramp don't exist without him!!Recommended for the lovers of tasteful, dynamic and aggressive pop!!"