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Roger Hodgson talks symphonic hits, 'Breakfast in America' and the odds of a Supertramp reunion



Roger Hodgson bolted Supertramp 30 years ago; the creative, often incendiary spark with co-founder Rick Davies that drove the band to success also led to its fracture.

But Hodgson, the band's mastermind adores his cuts with the old crew, and he’ll play many of his old hits — Take the Long Way Home, It’s Raining Again, Give a Little Bit, The Logical Song — while robustly backed by a rock symphony at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Friday. Click here for details.

"The good thing is that the people who come to this show — and maybe who saw us before — feel like they’re getting a Supertramp concert," Hodgson said by phone recently. "The spirit and the feeling is what you would expect if you went to a Supertramp concert. Those songs were very orchestrated to begin with. And now with the symphony? It works so well I get goosebumps."

For more with Roger Hodgson, click here for Sean Daly's full interview.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:28pm]


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