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''Breakfast in America'' is the sixth studio album by Music/{{Supertramp}}, released through Creator/AAndMRecords on 29 March 1979. It was Supertramp's most commercially successful album, having gone quadruple platinum in the United States alone, and supported by charting singles such as "The Logical Song", "Goodbye Stranger", "Take the Long Way Home" and "Breakfast in America". It was also regarded for its album cover, which won the 1980 Grammy for Best Recording Package and still regarded as one of the top of its kind.

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''Breakfast in America'' is the sixth studio album by Music/{{Supertramp}}, released through Creator/AAndMRecords on 29 March 1979. It was Supertramp's most commercially successful album, having gone quadruple platinum in the United States alone, and supported by charting singles such as "The Logical Song", "Goodbye Stranger", "Take the Long Way Home" and "Breakfast in America". It was also regarded for its album cover, which won the 1980 Grammy for Best Recording Package and still regarded as one of the top of its kind.
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* NonAppearingTitle: The band has several:
** "The Logical Song" (the word "logical" does show up, but without "song")
** "Just Another Nervous Wreck" (the closest approach is "everyone's a nervous wreck now")
** "Downstream"
** "A Soapbox Opera"
** "Fool's Overture"
** "Breakfast in America" (both "breakfast" and "America" appear, but not together).

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* NonAppearingTitle: The band has several:
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"The Logical Song" (the word "logical" does show up, but without "song")
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"song"), "Breakfast in America" (both "breakfast" and "America" appear, but not together) and "Just Another Nervous Wreck" (the closest approach is "everyone's a nervous wreck now")
** "Downstream"
** "A Soapbox Opera"
** "Fool's Overture"
** "Breakfast in America" (both "breakfast" and "America" appear, but not together).
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* NonAppearingTitle: The band has several:
** "The Logical Song" (the word "logical" does show up, but without "song")
** "Just Another Nervous Wreck" (the closest approach is "everyone's a nervous wreck now")
** "Downstream"
** "A Soapbox Opera"
** "Fool's Overture"
** "Breakfast in America" (both "breakfast" and "America" appear, but not together).


* CallBack: A line in "Breakfast in America"'s chorus is "but there's not a lot I can do, which was also found in Supertramp's earlier song "Dreamer".

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* CallBack: A line in "Breakfast in America"'s chorus is "but there's not a lot I can do, do", which was also found in Supertramp's earlier song "Dreamer".

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* CallBack: A line in "Breakfast in America"'s chorus is "but there's not a lot I can do, which was also found in Supertramp's earlier song "Dreamer".


* HorribleHollywood: "Gone Hollywood" is about a man who moved to Hollywood and grown increasingly disenchanted with it.

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* HorribleHollywood: "Gone Hollywood" is about a man who moved to Hollywood and grown increasingly disenchanted with it. The final verse is more hopeful though, with the narrator making the big time after trying for some time.


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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Take a Jumbo 'cross the water. Like to see America!"'']]

->''There are times\\
When all the world's asleep.\\
The questions run too deep\\
For such a simple man.\\
Won't you please,\\
Please tell me what we've learned?\\
I know it sounds absurd,\\
But please tell me who I am.''
-->--"The Logical Song"

''Breakfast in America'' is the sixth studio album by Music/{{Supertramp}}, released through Creator/AAndMRecords on 29 March 1979. It was Supertramp's most commercially successful album, having gone quadruple platinum in the United States alone, and supported by charting singles such as "The Logical Song", "Goodbye Stranger", "Take the Long Way Home" and "Breakfast in America". It was also regarded for its album cover, which won the 1980 Grammy for Best Recording Package and still regarded as one of the top of its kind.

!!Tracklist
[[AC:Side one]]
# "Gone Hollywood" (5:19)
# "The Logical Song" (4:07)
# "Goodbye Stranger" (5:46)
# "Breakfast in America" (2:37)
# "Oh Darling" (3:43)

[[AC:Side two]]
# "Take the Long Way Home" (5:08)
# "Lord Is It Mine" (4:08)
# "Just Another Nervous Wreck" (4:22)
# "Casual Conversations" (2:56)
# "Child of Vision" (7:24)

!!Principal members:
* Rick Davies - vocals, piano, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, harpsichord, synthesizers, harmonica, wah-wah clavinet
* John Helliwell - saxophones, clarinets, siren whistle, whistling, backing vocals
* Roger Hodgson - vocals, guitars, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, pump organ, vibes
* Bob Siebenberg - drums, percussion
* Dougie Thomson - bass

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* BigApplesauce: The New York skyline is emulated with an assortment of boxes and utensils, with a diner waitress carrying a menu and a glass of orange juice in a similar manner to the Statue of Liberty.
* EpicRocking: "Child of Vision" is seven and a half minutes long, with "Goodbye Stranger" coming close to reaching six.
* GreasySpoon: The diner in the back cover of ''Breakfast in America'', based on a real life diner the band ate at across the street from the studio where they recorded the album.
* GrowingUpSucks: The basis of "The Logical Song", where learning more about the world makes the narrator more cynical.
* HatesSmallTalk: "Casual Conversations":
-->In casual conversations and how they bore me,\\
Yeah, they go on and on, endlessly.\\
No matter what I say, you'll ignore me anyway.\\
I might as well talk in my sleep,\\
I could weep.
* HorribleHollywood: "Gone Hollywood" is about a man who moved to Hollywood and grown increasingly disenchanted with it.
* JadeColoredGlasses: "The Logical Song" is how the narrator grew more cynical through life.
* LongestSongGoesLast: "Child of Vision", with a good chunk of it towards the end being an instrumental.
* LossOfIdentity: "The Logical Song", again.
-->Please, please tell me what we've learned\\
I know it sounds absurd\\
Please tell me who I am
* NotStayingForBreakfast: "Goodbye Stranger" is about the narrator engaging in a one night stand then moving on very shortly afterwards.
-->Goodbye stranger, it's been nice.\\
Hope you'll find your paradise.\\
Tried to see your point of view.\\
Hope your dreams will all come true.\\
Goodbye Mary, Goodbye Jane,\\
Will we ever meet again?\\
Feel no sorrow, feel no shame,\\
Come tomorrow, feel no pain.
* PackagedAsOtherMedium: The inner sleeve of ''Breakfast in America'' is designed to look like a diner menu, in keeping with the theme of the cover.
* RefrainFromAssuming: "Breakfast In America" is not "Take a Look at My Girlfriend".
* RhymingWithItself: "Breakfast In America" rhymes girlfriend with girlfriend.
* RockstarSong: "Take the Long Way Home" is about how a musician would spend a lot of time on the road and would suffer from homesickness and a broken relationship with his wife.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: "The Logical Song" starts out with the narrator being young and idealistic before taking a firm cynical turn.
* TheSomethingSong: "The Logical Song".
* TakeThat: WordOfGod says that "Casual Conversations" and "Child of Vision" are take thats to Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies respectively (and written by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson, respectively).

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