Roger's Classics Live CD is a spectacular collection of his live performances from acoustic, band and orchestra shows around the world recorded on his 2010 tour. Check out this version of the Classics from the composer of Supertramp's Greatest Hits
Roger Hodgson helped define a generation of progressive rock and is recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time. His trademark way of setting introspective lyrics to upbeat melodies has found its way into the hearts of over three generations around the world. His songs are deeply personal pieces of his heart and soul that continue to touch people around the world. While everyone knows his songs, many don't know his name, but in this exciting new collection of these classics, it's clear that Roger Hodgson is not only the signature voice but also the spiritual force behind the songs that have become the soundtrack to our lives.
For most of my life, I've loudly and proudly identified myself as a Supertramp fan. All these years later, I listen with awe to the altogether stunning new Classics Live album only to discover that I am, in fact, first and foremost, a major Roger Hodgson fan. His is the voice that spoke to me as a young man, and speaks to me even more powerfully all these years later. An utterly inspired collection of live performances of the best-loved songs that Roger Hodgson has written and sung to date, Classics Live reminds us in the most vivid way who brought the world such beloved rock standards as "Give A Little Bit," "Take The Long Way Home," "The Logical Song" and "Dreamer," and why these shining songs endure as deeply personal yet somehow universal expression of longing, love and our endless search for human connection. Hodgson's performances on Classics Live were recorded in various venues around the world -- from France to Brazil to Germany to Venezuela. Some of the performances here are acoustic, some with a small rock band; others find Hodgson backed by an orchestra too, and yet the entire album holds together as the deeply felt song cycle of a lifetime from an artist who for too long has been too humble to lay claim to his own remarkable musical legacy. Roger Hodgson may have taken the long way home, but with Classics Live he's back and he has never sounded better.
Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone