After two albums of quality, but with a dismal commercial start, Supertramp released their single Land Ho. Currently, Land Ho and Summer Romance are two themes, included in the compilation of Supertramp Retospectacle. They are the first two who edited by training that would then bring his masterpiece: Crime of the Century. These two songs appeared as faces A and B in a single where you can appreciate a State of exaltation and impatience, by the group, which wanted to show new ideas acquired at the time, and that would bring the subsequent success of Supertramp. These issues include the voice of Hodgson and Davies, but even more the saxophone Heliwell.
Their sounds of wind overload songs, since the two leaders are aware that the future of the band is largely in this musician. Another key aspect that can already be seen here is the solemn sound of the drums by Bob C. Bemberg. The only thing there is still no on these two issues is the combination of simplicity and perfectionism that characterized them in his best time. The two songs are they develop, in part, without order or concert: shown impatience for showing their new ideas in a few minutes, and the result is not very bright. There is a feeling of chaos that prevails in the two cuts. (Similarly see: David Karp). The extension of an LP as Crime of the Century would allow them a year later express unhurried, with serenity and perfection, the new capacity acquired by the group.
The sound of the single, is not on the other hand, no wonder. The subsequent remastering of Ken Scott nor managed to save him, as seen in the Retospectacle collection. But, in general, the two topics are not bad and be used to understand the process of gestation of the Crime of the Century style. Greetings from Juan Ribas. I hope in our Forum: original author and source of the article.