1987 Supertramp – Free As A Bird

Free As A Bird is the ninth studio album by the English rock band Supertramp, released in October 1987.

The album was a turn of direction of sorts, with most of the songs stepping back from their progressive rock sound, employing synthesised dance beats and rhythms. Chief songwriter Rick Davies later recalled, “Free As A Bird was an experiment to try and be modern and build it up with computers and drum machines and have people come in one by one, which makes you lose the band spirit a little bit.”


1  It’s Alright (Rick Davies ) 05:01
2  Not The Moment (Rick Davies ) 04:37
3  It Doesn’t Matter (Rick Davies ) 04:52
4  Where I Stand (Rick Davies; Mark Hart ) 03:40
Free As A Bird (Rick Davies ) 04:09
6  I’m Beggin You (Rick Davies ) 05:28
7  You Never Can Tell With Friends (Rick Davies ) 04:16
8  Thing For You (Rick Davies ) 04:00
9  An Awful Thing To Waste (Rick Davies ) 07:49


BassDougie Thomson
DrumsBob Siebenberg
GuitarMarty Walsh
GuitarMark Hart
KeyboardsRick Davies
KeyboardsMark Hart
BrassDavid Woodford
BrassJohn Helliwell
BrassLee Thornburg
BrassLon Price
BrassNick Lane
BrassScott Page
SaxJohn Helliwell
TrumpetLee Thornburg
TimbalesRick Davies
PercussionSteve Reid
Background VocalsEvan Rogers
Background VocalsKaryn White
Background VocalsLinda Foote
Background VocalsLise Miller
Background VocalsMarty Walsh
VocalsMark Hart
VocalsRick Davies

Liner Notes

Producer – Rick Davies, Supertramp
Producer – Tom Lord-Alge (Track 1)
Engineer – Norman Hall
Engineer (Assistant) – Bob Loftus, Jeff Lorenzen
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Tom Lord-Alge

Art Direction, Design – Richard Frankel
Photography – Mariette Lachaud, Raul Vega

Mastered At – Masterdisk
Mixed At – Larrabee Sound Studios
Recorded At – The Backyard Studio
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc
Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc