” Supertramp – School ” is the first track on Supertramp’s second album ” Indelibly Stamped ,” released in 1971 . It was also included as the lead track of a four-track extended play disc entitled “…Famous Last Words…”, issued in 1972 prior to the album. The song itself has been critically acclaimed for its memorable melody and atmospheric arrangement, with Supertramp’s Rick Davies having noted it as a song that stood out from the rest of the album.
In addition to being released on Supertramp’s second album, “…Famous Last Words…”, ” Supertramp – School ” has also been included on a number of Supertramp compilation albums, including ” Supertramp – The Autobiography ,” released in 1986 , Supertramp’s Super Hits , released in 1988 , and “…Famous Last Words of the Rich and Famous…”, a compilation album unveiled in 2010 .
” Supertramp – School ” has been described as a progressive rock song with a certain sense of sadness permeating through the melody. Supertramp lead singer Rick Davies has been quoted as saying that when he wrote ” Supertramp – School “, he was thinking of a particular school in London called Bromley Technical High School , which is where Davies’ mother went to college. When Supertramp performed the song on German television, they made sure to wear the school’s uniform, which was a royal blue jumper. Supertramp lead guitarist and composer extraordinaire, Roger Hodgson , has called ” Supertramp – School ” his favorite Supertramp song.