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"Tramp's Footprints", the book on the history of Supertramp, is on sale!

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Having spent many years compiling countless press clippings from all eras, and after conducting almost one hundred exclusive interviews with the members of Supertramp and their extended family of collaborators, at last Abel Fuentes has published "Tramp's Footprints - The History of Supertramp".

With a very special introduction written by Juan Lago and a thorough review of the band’s career along 740 pages and more than 260 images from all times, THE LOGICAL WEB presents this definitive biography, brimming with lots of information and the tales and anecdotes that tell the true and compelling story of the group in the words of all the people at its heart, following the 50th anniversary of the founding of this unique and much loved band.

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Purchasers reviews

JOHN HELLIWELL, Supertramp's legendary sax player and master of ceremonies:
"I am reading Abel's book and it is a very good and comprehensive overview of our history."

RICHARD PALMER, co-founder of Supertramp:
"I certainly learned a lot of stuff I didn't know about Supertramp from Abel's book."

MARTY WALSH, guitarist for Supertramp in the 1980s:
"Abel, I got the book and wow that is extensive! I'm glad to be a part of the history."

CARL VERHEYEN, member of Supertramp since 1985:
"Many thanks, Abel, and I congratulate you on this impressive work. I'm enjoying it!"

ANDY ANDREWS, Supertramp's first roadie and Rick Davies' longtime friend:
"I must congratulate Abel on the detail he has gathered, I am finding all of it so interesting."

KEN ALLARDYCE, band's crew member from 1972 to 1983 and Roger Hodgson's regular collaborator:
"Abel, we can all be grateful that you have been able to so brilliantly document the story for posterity."


HOWARD HECKERS, sound engineer for Roger Hodgson between 2005 and 2016:
"I love this encyclopedia, it's really good and very well documented."



Preview of the book:




Index of the book:

INTRODUCTION
1. THE SEEDS OF SUPERTRAMP
2. AN UNMISTAKABLE VOICE
3. THE PREHISTORY OF THE BAND
4. THE FIRST ALBUM
5. SUPERTRAMP ON THE ROAD
6. THE WIZARD OF SOUND
7. A SECOND ATTEMPT
8. THE PRAGMATIC SCOT
9. A TURNING POINT
10. AN AMERICAN IN LONDON
11. THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES
12. A NEW TIME
13. PLANNING THE PERFECT CRIME
14. TAKE-OFF OF THE CENTURY
15. THE SWEET FLAVOUR OF SUCCESS
16. THE BIG LEAP
17. A TEMPORARY CRISIS
18. SUPERTRAMP AROUND THE WORLD
19. NOT SO QUIET MOMENTS
20. A MARATHON TOUR
21. PREPARING A SPECIAL MENU
22. THE MOST CONSISTENT BREAKFAST
23. A TRIUMPHAL WALK
24. LIVE AND DIRECT
25. THE BIG SUPERTRAMP FAMILY
26. A PERIOD OF TRANSITION
27. THE BEGINNING OF THE END
28. A VERY REVEALING TITLE
29. THE EARLY SOLO WORKS
30. A LAST AND FAMOUS TOUR
31. THE END OF AN ERA
32. TAKING IT BY STORM
33. A DIFFERENT SUPERTRAMP
34. TOWARDS THE UNKNOWN
35. ONE STEP BACK
36. THE BIRD FLIES AWAY
37. ANOTHER GLOBAL MIGRATION
38. A LONG ABSENCE
39. THE RETURN (I)
40. THE RETURN (II)
41. COMING BACK ON STAGE
42. SOLOTRAMP ON THE WAY
43. OPENING A DOOR TO THE FUTURE
44. A CHANGE OF DIRECTION
45. REAPPEARANCE IN SLOW MOTION
46. A NEW HALF WORLD TRIP
47. SUPERTRAMP IN THE 21ST CENTURY
48. THE PENULTIMATE FAILED REUNION
49. A QUITE UNEXPECTED TOUR
50. WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS
EPILOGUE (SUPERTRAMP FOR ETERNITY)
APPENDICES:
I. Musicians in the history of Supertramp
II. Relevant members of the big Supertramp family
III. Relevant people in the history of Supertramp
IV. Relevant people in the career of Roger Hodgson
V. World tours by Supertramp and Roger Hodgson
VI. Official discography by Supertramp
VII. Official solo discography by the Supertramp members
VIII. Official singles by Supertramp and Roger Hodgson
IX. Official songs by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson
X. Unreleased songs by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson
XI. Other recordings by the Supertramp members
XII. Bibliography
XIII. Photography
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

For any enquiries relating to the book, you can contact the author here.

The Spanish version of the book ("Huellas de Vagabundo - La Historia de Supertramp") is also available at https://www.thelogicalweb.com/mas-contenidos/noticias/1584-huellas-de-vagabundo.html



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#89 A. C. Smith 08-05-2022 20:02
Such a good read.
So, so thorough.
Covers solo and group work.
A superb book.
#88 Peter Andersson 06-05-2022 13:39
Abel, just got your book and started reading. Really impressive work in all its detail and the way you present the story in a neutral way.
#87 Douwe Rienstra 29-04-2022 08:03
Hello Abel, I really enjoyed reading your book about Supertramp. Reading about the whole history, and especially the beginning of the band.
Thank you very much. Greetings from The Netherlands.
#86 Evelyn Eng 26-04-2022 11:03
Just got my copy the other day… I’m going to be very busy!
#85 Jay 20-04-2022 13:35
Nearing the end of the book now. The insight is truly amazing. I would recommend this to anyone - even if they're not a big fan of the band!
#84 Kathlene 15-04-2022 17:00
This is the book that I wish I would have published many, many years ago, but thankfully Abel timed this book to be released at a perfect time. The amount of research and interviews taken, made this a "can't put down" history of one of Rock's most eclectic bands. I finished it in record time and all I could think of was how much work Abel put into this incredible history of the band. I really can't think of any person of interest who was left out or should have had their relationship with the band expanded. With that said, I have to say that my personal feeling about this book, is that it tells a very familiar but very sad story. How many times have we heard an artist say, "I do it for the fans, for they are the ones who put me where I am", and it turns out that once a hint of success enters the story, the artist is now only concerned with "I, me, mine". Reading the second half of this book is a lesson on how pettiness and selfishness can destroy a group and deprive the fans of the enjoyment of following a favorite group through the ordinary ups and downs of any assembly of individuals. A quick glance of history brings to mind the Beatles, Eagles, Journey, Buffalo Springfield, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd and many, many others that broke up, but eventually gave credit to their fans by reuniting at least once more. Abel is very thorough in his description of the reasons for Supertramp dividing into two different camps and refusing to cooperate. I feel sorry for the three "other guys" in the band who were seemingly cast aside but mostly I feel sorry for the families and grandchildren. I'm similar to Rick in that I don't have children of my own, but I have 6 beautiful grandchildren who I adore and are a major part of my life. I wish Supertramp would listen to their own lyrics about peace, love and harmony and live and act accordingly. Thank you Abel.
#83 Robert 12-04-2022 09:35
I have just finished reading this amazing book and I have to say it was brilliant! An absolute must for any supertramp fan.
It is a massive work and the most definitive history of Supertramp. No other book on the band comes close.
#82 Tayla 07-04-2022 04:10
A book that is ideal for any Supertramp fan. Full of details and information on the group
#81 ESTEBAN GOMEZ 05-04-2022 12:33
Genuine opportunity!
The merit of Abel Fuentes, author of the book, is how through an easy reading and in a very descriptive manner, tells the entire story of Supertramp. And I am convinced that this makes TRAMP’S FOOTPRINTS, without a doubt, the best book about Supertramp, period.
TRAMP’S FOOTPRINTS provides an incredible amount of details, research and depth of information on every aspect of their music: band members, composition styles, albums, producers, sound and engineering, song selection, instruments, discussions, recording process, tour logistics, collaborations with other musicians and a long etcetera.
Although it must have been a monumental task of many hours and years to gather and process all this information, Abel Fuentes’ work is amazingly well organized. No doubt about it, TRAMP’S FOOTPRINTS will provide you with an insight of Supertramp that will be very difficult to surpass.
This is the direct recommendation: Go and get the book!
#80 Tommy Gato 04-04-2022 08:39
Hey, that's a great book! Reading it!
#79 Joseph M. Davis 28-03-2022 17:12
Despite the length of this book, you will not be able to put it down. It’s a must have for Supertramp fans taking you right up to the present day. It’s an honest account that is well researched with multiple interviews with band members and the people around them. You get a really frank accounting of some of the difficulties faced within the group. I expected to read about the struggles between Rick and Roger but it also gives a lot of insight into a lot of fascinating stories that help give some context around why we haven’t been able to enjoy a reunion. But while that is unlikely to happen at this point this book at least gives you a window into what has happened with the band and it’s members at all stages of their careers including recent years. I highly recommend to anyone who is a Supertramp fan that you read this. I can’t put it down. Supertramp doesn’t get half the acclaim that they deserve and so it’s so valuable to fans to have this level of research put into their journey.
#78 Lee 26-03-2022 09:34
Amazing detailed book
I bought this book last year purely because there is no other well written and detailed book that traces every detail about the band the tours the members and more so detailed account of each album interesting recording facts around the time of the 1970 debut - it's a 700 plus page bible on supertramp - it's an absolute must have if you are a true fan.
#77 M. Cullity 24-03-2022 12:08
This is by far the best book ever written about Supertramp. It is extremely detailed and well written, and it more than fills in the gaps in the book written about the band in the 80s. I thought I knew everything thing there was to know about Rick and the boys until I read this book. It is a must have for a Tramp fan.
#76 C Passionnant 23-03-2022 09:38
Une excellente biographies des plus complète sur un groupe mythique.
N'attendez pas et ne passez pas votre chemin, car si vous lisez l'anglais et en comprenez le sens sans être bilingue, alors ce livre particulièrement facile à lire et a comprendre même s'il est écrit en anglais est une véritable mine d'informations sur Supertramp.
Car si vous avez toujours voulu en savoir plus sur ce groupe des années 70s et 80's et sur les années qui ont suivi, cet ouvrage est vraiment des plus complet
Car cette biographie du groupe écrite par Abel Fuentes est tout simplement l'une des meilleures que j'ai pu lire ; "Tramp’s Footprints: The History Of Supertramp" est décidément une belle surprise.
Publié à l’origine en Espagne en 2020, sous le titre "Huellas de Vagabundo-Le historia de Supertramp", ce tome de plus de 700 pages guide le lecteur depuis le tout début du groupe - leur éducation et leurs origines - jusqu’à leur célèbre règne des années 1970 et du début des années 1980, et même après que le claviériste, guitariste et chanteur Roger Hodgson ait quitté le groupe en 1983.
Du coup, rien ou presque des histoires de coulisses et de spectacles, d’enregistrements et de concert, de ce qui est considéré comme le "line-up classique" de Supertramp – le joueur de guitare et chanteur, Roger Hodgson, le claviériste et chanteur Rick Davies, le saxophoniste et joueur de bois John Helliwell, le batteur Bob Siebenberg et le bassiste Dougie Thomson puis tous ceux qui les ont rejoint pour la suite de leur parcours incluant les membres de l’équipe de route, les directeurs de tournée et d’autres qui n'ont jamais ou rarement, l'oreille des de ceux qui écrivent la biographie de groupe.
En fait, Fuentes a amassé, pour écrire son livre, près de 100 interviews exclusives pour approcher ce qui est souvent décrit comme la « famille Supertramp ». Et c’est passionnant !
Et bien que Fuentes nous donne avec patience et précision, chapitre après chapitre, à découvrir l’histoire complète du groupe même après le départ de Hodgson, il n'élude jamais les tensions, les différences d'appréciation voire la dérision à propos des fondateurs du groupe, Hodgson et Davies ce qui apporte un plus certain à l'histoire de leur collaboration puis leur rivalité et finalement leur divorce artistique, analysé différemment par chacun.
Au bilan de ce livre très instructif, à la très grande clarté et honnêteté dans la démarche, "Tramp’s Footprints: The History Of Supertramp" est une lecture des plus agréable et approfondie sur un groupe phare qui a laissé une marque indélébile dans le rock and roll, parsemé de pépite et d'harmonies mélodique particulièrement marquantes.
En espérant que cet avis vous aura été utile...
#75 David Marcum 20-03-2022 08:24
Abel I bought your book for Christmas, and I'm very glad to have it. It's amazingly detailed, and has info I've wanted to know for decades.
#74 Trond 17-03-2022 12:55
A wonderful journey through Supertramp's life!
This is a fantastic book based on interviews and references. This is a milestone, a brick full of information, more than 700 pages.
Anyone who loves Supertramp and / or Roger Hodgson must read this manifesto from Abel Fuentes.
Even for me (who has approx. 125 items in my collection and has been a die-hard fan since the 70's), there was page up and page down with new information.
I recommend everyone to buy this book, read it from cover to cover, and enjoy the content. This is like a bible for the fans.
And after reading the book, we can reflect on who does not want to cooperate with whom, and I'm sure, Roger Hodgson is not the obstacle to a re-union.
#73 Michael Hill 14-03-2022 12:35
Wonderful book on a great band... For a fan this is a dream.
Abel you have done a great job!
#72 Alemao 12-03-2022 08:54
Appena iniziato, ma molto interessante. Essendo un volume di 700 e passa pagine, lo finirò di leggere tra qualche anno... ma si vede che è denso, ricco, eccezionale per gli amanti del gruppo. Abbastanza facile da leggere, anche se in inglese. Colma un vuoto grande considerata la mancanza di informazioni e notizie sulla storia della band e della sua musica. Capolavoro!
#71 c.c.murray 09-03-2022 10:58
I had been waiting for this book to come out in English for sometime,I had seen it was available in Spanish but not English, but yes well worth the wait.So informative so many stories going right back to the forming of the band and the early days the full history of a great British band,my advice buy it !! a great read on everything Supertramp, love it.
#70 GW 07-03-2022 07:29
Recommend this book thoroughly. It includes meaningful information and depth far in excess of any of the existing books about Supertramp.