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Monday, July 15, 2013

21:36

Glasgow, Scotland ~ May 30, 2013 ~ Reflection by Fraser MacDonald 



I've been to many music concerts; some are fun, some are flat, but none have been as moving as Roger Hodgson's 30 May concert in Glasgow. As the legendary voice of Supertramp, one could be forgiven for expecting a punchy concert of the hits and a few solo songs - but this was not all that happened. Yes, Roger played the huge hits he penned as a young man as well as his solo numbers, but his delivery ensured this wasn't a typical 'greatest hits' concert. 

Sung with such passion and love, hits like Give A Little Bit, The Logical Song, Dreamer, It's Raining Again and  Breakfast in America were brought to new life, sounding as I have never heard them before without losing their original character. Each was outstanding, but Roger's true musical genius came through to me during the somewhat lesser known numbers. Lord, Is It Mine?, Hide In ...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

8:41

Toulouse, France ~ July 2, 2013 



Enjoy this review from Roger's show last night in Toulouse, France. Approximate English translation here. Original review in French is on link below.

"Roger Hodgson was able to measure, once again, the extraordinary bond that his miraculous songs weave with his audience, representing some nostalgic soundtrack of a lost youth."

Roger Hodgson Still Gives It All

There are few artists who can offer such a repertoire: "Logical Song," "It's Raining Again," "School," "Dreamer." The Roger Hodgson concert last night at the Casino Barrière in Toulouse, had the makings of jukebox gold. Alternating unstoppable songs ("Breakfast in America") and intimate reflections in bright melodies ("Child of Vision" was shocking), the former singer of Supertramp, with the radiant smile and high-pitched voice, repeated the triumph of his last visit here, on 26 September 2010 - a multi-instrumentalist sidekick, Aaron Macdonald and sober lighting effects. When you have songs that are interpreted "as when they were ...

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