Take the Long Way Home


Take the Long Way Home

Infobox Single
Name = Take the Long Way Home


Artist = Supertramp
from Album = Breakfast in America
Released = October 1979
Genre = Rock
Length = 5:08
Label = A&M
Writer = Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson
Producer = Supertramp, Peter Henderson
Chart position = * #10 (US)
Last single = "Goodbye Stranger" (1979)
This single = "Take the Long Way Home" (1979)
Next single = "Dreamer (live)" (1980)

Take the Long Way Home is a hit single off of Supertramp's 1979 album "Breakfast in America". It reached number 10 on the U.S. charts.

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Trivia

*"Take The Long Way Home" was chosen as the #5 favourite song in MOJO Magazine’s readers’ poll in 2006.
*"Take The Long Way Home" is used in a trailer for the FX original series, The Riches.
*Rock band The Verve Pipe covered the song during the encore of their holiday hometown show in Grand Rapids, MI in December 2005.
*"Take The Long Way Home" is used in the BBC series Ashes To Ashes as the climatic song in the series finale.
*"Take The Long Way Home" is played at the end of the Freaks and Geeks episode "Looks and Books".
*After appearing in the final episode of the British tv series Ashes to Ashes, the song hit the iTunes charts reaching a place at 100.

Personnel

*Roger Hodgson: Vocals, Piano, Electric guitar
*Rick Davies: Harmonica, Hammond organ, Synthesizers
*Dougie Thomson: Bass Guitar
*Bob Siebenberg: Drums
*John A. Helliwell: Soprano saxophone


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