Crime of the Century is the third studio album by the English rock band Supertramp, released in September 1974 on A&M Records. Crime of the Century was Supertramp’s commercial breakthrough in both the US and UK, aided by the UK hit “Dreamer” and the US hit “Bloody Well Right”. It was a UK Top 10 album and a US Top 40 album, eventually being certified Gold in the US in 1977 after the release of Even in the Quietest Moments.
The album was Supertramp’s first to feature drummer Bob Siebenberg (at the time credited as Bob C. Benberg), woodwinds player John Anthony Helliwell, bassist Dougie Thomson, and co-producer Ken Scott. The album has received critical acclaim, including its inclusion in Rolling Stone’s “50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time”.
The album’s dedication reads “To Sam”, which is a nickname for Stanley August Miesegaes, the Dutch millionaire who supported the band financially from 1969–72.
We will be joined by Ken Scott to hear his memories of working on the album.
Read more: Ken Scott’s Top Five Albums Of All Time
Time & Date: Sunday December 9th 2018, 4 to 6 pm, doors open at 3:30 pm
Kent Horne with producer Ken Scott