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Song of the Day 4/5/10

The best 666 songs of alltime countdown continues every day, all the way to #1. Monday’s song is #115:

Supertramp – A Soapbox Opera

The lyric to this one is at best inscrutable and at worst doesn’t make much sense at all. It’s the melody – Rick Davies’ hushed, upper-register piano against lush string synth orchestration – that makes this swaying backbeat ballad so wrenchingly beautiful. Originally released on Crisis? What Crisis? in 1975, the best version is on the 1979 live Paris album. Or look for a bootleg from that era: there are some good ones out there.

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