It Was the Best of Times

Infobox Album |
Name = It Was The Best Of Times
Type = Live Album
Artist = Supertramp
Released = April 12, 1999 Double CD version April 27, 1999 Simple CD version
Recorded = September 19-20, 1997
Genre = Progressive Rock
Length = 130:08 Double CD version 75:22 Simple CD version
Producer = Rick Davies
Label = EMI
Chrysalis Records
Oxygen Records (US)
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:39fwxqekldke link] Simple CD version
*Allmusic Rating|3.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jpfpxq9rldke link] Double CD version
Last album = "Some Things Never Change"
(1997)
This album = "It Was the Best of Times"
(1999)
Next album = "Is Everybody Listening?"
(2001)

Recorded in London at the Royal Albert Hall during the "It's About Time" tour in September 1997. The Simple CD version was latter re-released under the name of "Live, 1997" in 2006.

Track listing (1-CD version)

# "You Win, I Lose" - 4:44 (Rick Davies)
# "Listen To Me Please" - 5:03 (Rick Davies)
# "Sooner Or Later" - 7:35 (Rick Davies/Mark Hart)
# "Free As A Bird" - 4:49 (Rick Davies)
# "Cannonball" - 7:52 (Rick Davies)
# "From Now On" - 7:44 (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "Breakfast In America" - 2:47 (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "And The Light" - 5:03 (Rick Davies)
# "Take The Long Way Home" - 5:10 (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "Bloody Well Right" - 6:58 (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "The Logical Song" - 4:04 (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "Goodbye Stranger" - 7:24 (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "School" - 6:32 (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)

Track listing (2-CD version)

Disc 1

# "It's A Hard World" (Rick Davies)
# "You Win, I Lose" (Rick Davies)
# "Listen To Me Please" (Rick Davies)
# "Ain't Nobody But Me" (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "Sooner Or Later" (Rick Davies/Mark Hart)
# "Free As A Bird" (Rick Davies)
# "Cannonball" (Rick Davies)
# "From Now On" (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "Breakfast In America" (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "Give Me A Chance" (Rick Davies/Mark Hart)
# "Rudy" (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)

Disc 2

# "Downstream" (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "Another Man's Woman" (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "Take The Long Way Home" (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "Bloody Well Right" (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "The Logical Song" (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "Goodbye Stranger" (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "School" (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)
# "And The Light" (Rick Davies)
# "Don't You Lie To Me" (Hudson Whittaker)
# "Crime Of The Century" (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)

The Band

* Rick Davies - vocals, keyboards, harmonica
* Bob Siebenberg - drums, percussion
* John Helliwell - saxophone
* Mark Hart - vocals, keyboards, guitars
* Cliff Hugo - bass guitar
* Lee Thornburg - trumpet
* Carl Verheyen - guitars
* Jesse Siebenberg - percussion


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