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Roger Hodgson has been recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time. As the legendary voice of Supertramp and composer of many of the band’s greatest hits, he gave us “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Breakfast in America,” “It’s ... Read more in Amazon's Roger Hodgson Store

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  • Audio CD (January 9, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sbme Import
  • ASIN: B00004TKYI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #470,549 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Along Came Mary
2. The More I Look
3. Showdown
4. Hungry
5. The Garden
6. Death And A Zoo
7. Love Is A Thousand Times
8. Say Goodbye
9. Open The Door
10. For Every Man

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Truly enjoy this album, returning often to feel this music over and over.
dream62weaver
I enjoy listening to this release as much as his first CD "In The Eye of the Storm".
Jeff Barrows
What an album. "The More I Look" is as good a song that Roger has written, ever.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ron Gunaka on July 30, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Open the Door, Roger's first studio effort in over 13 L O N G years is a testament that good things are worth waiting for! This compilation contains the acoustics of Supertramp's "Even in the Quietest Moments" and the catchy pop/rock sounds of "Breakfast in America" all rolled into one. At least a third of the cd's tracks are acoustic, catchy melodies, of which "Along came Mary" and "For Every Man" are the best. Glad to see that "The More I Look", a collaboration with Yes' Trevor Rabin, made it on the cd as it's an awesome song! Ah yes, then there's masterpiece efforts to mention like "Death and a Zoo" and "Open the Door", both of which are tunes on the epic proportion of "Fool's Overture". If you're truly a Hodgson/Supertramp fan like myself, then you definitely won't be disappointed with this cd!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Alan Caylow on November 2, 2004
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"Open The Door," released in 2000, is ex-Supertramp singer Roger Hodgson's first solo album of studio material since 1987's "Hai Hai" (there was also his 1997 release, "Rites Of Passage," but that was a live album). This record is a brilliant return for Roger, filled with his same magic touch for melody, catchy hooks, and powerful, dramatic rock that made his work with Supertramp so special. Great songs from end to end, like the beautiful "Along Came Mary," the poppish "Hungry," the simple-but-memorable "The Garden," and the awesome extended pieces, "Death And A Zoo" and the title song, the latter of which reminds me of the old Supertramp favorite, "Fool's Overture." Hodgson's classic falsetto voice remains in pristine condition, his playing & songwriting simply wonderful. I'm disappointed that "Open The Door," like the latest 'Tramp album, "Slow Motion," is only available on import in North America, but it's totally worth getting. "Open The Door" is a must-buy CD for the Roger Hodgson/Supertramp faithful.
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Since their split up Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies of Supertramp have produced music that has ranked from marginal to exceptional but neither one has reached the heights that they did together. "Open the Door" is a terrific solo album from Roger but its no exception; there are a number of tracks that would have benefited from Davies' rolling, thundering piano or bluesy backing vocals. "Open the Door" demonstrates Roger in fine form after the so-so "Hai Hai" and solid but unspectacular live album "Rite of Passage".

I can't help feeling, however, that the 5 strongest songs here would have fit in really well with the 5 best songs from Supertramp's "Slow Motion". The best tracks from both albums would have been Supertramp's best album since "Breakfast in America". I didn't spring for the import with the bonus track and I'll probably kick myself for not doing it so I can't comment on that track.

The title track, and terrific "Along Came Mary" are among two of the strongest highlights of the album. The melodies are rich and supple but I still feel something is missing. Nevertheless, I'm happy to have a new album from Hodgson (just as I was happy to have a new Supertramp album). Unlike a lot of fans of the band, I see merit in both halves of the whole and still enjoy both as well.

"Showdown" (which originally appeared on Hodgson's fine live album)benefits from the addition of bluesy harmonica (just like the type Davies used to add to Supertramp songs)and electric violin that reminds me of Jean Luc-Ponty's magnificient playing. "Hungry" is a great pop single and if the album ever gets a proper US release, I'm sure it would get airplay as it recalls the best elements that made "Dreamer", "Breakfast in America" and "Give a Little Bit" powerful and memorable singles.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Antonio Luiz T. Souza on August 22, 2000
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As another reviewer said "The world mourned when Hodgson broke up with Supertramp in 1983". As I said in the title of this review, Open the Door is the best CD since the Supertramp Album Breakfast in America because Hodgson is the "Voice" of Supertramp and OTD is a real Supertramp CD , more Supertramp than the three previus CD's released by them under control of Richard Davies, his old partner. I am not saying that Davies/Supertramp Albums (Brother where your bound(85)/Free as a Bird(87)/Some thing never change(97) are bad albums, but they have diferent style than the great Supertramp albums, and they lack the Voice , the 12 string Guitar work and the Vocal hamonies of Hodgson, that makes it so special . OTD is a great album , much better than Hodgson's previus work. "Sleeping with the Enemy" (84) is very good , very progressive with longer tunes, but Hodgson played all the instruments on that CD and it lacks Musicianship and definition. "Hai Hai" (87) is weak. OTD has great songs like "More I look", the hit "Hungry" and the longer/progressive "Open the Door". The sound is excelent and Production are excelent too. The Band is mainly French, very good musicians , and the CD was recorded in France. I highly recommend this CD to any Supertramp fan. Enjoy it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Vladas Straupas on January 17, 2002
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What a surprise for me! I'm old Supertramp and, of course, Roger Hodgson fan. I listen thousand times most beautiful Supertramp albums: "Crisis? What Crisis?", "Breakfast In America", "Famous Last Words" and Roger Hodgson's "In The Eye Of The Storm". But... OPEN THE DOOR IS THE ONE OF THE BEST PROGRESSIVE ROCK ALBUMS I'VE EVER HEARD. The music sounds like classical Supertramp songs, lyrics - is better than music! Simply buy this album, if you are real Supertramp fan!
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