|"Child of Vision"|
from the album Breakfast in America
|Released||March 29, 1979|
|Recorded||1978, at the Village Recorder and Studio B in Los Angeles|
|Writer||Roger Hodgson, Rick Davies|
|Breakfast in America track listing|
Child of Vision is the epic closing track off of Supertramp's 1979 album Breakfast in America. Written and sung by guitarist/keyboard player Roger Hodgson, the song was Hodgson's equivalent to Breakfast's opening track Gone Hollywood and a veiled attack on fellow bandmate Rick Davies. Interestingly enough, Davies sang the responses to Hodgson's accusations on the track.
"As I remember, that song was written with two things in mind. I think it was a little bit, maybe my equivalent of "Gone Hollywood". Maybe looking at America and seeing how Americans are living and possibly, also a song to Rick a little bit too, because we did live totally different lives. And life styles, possibly. So maybe it was a little bit of, a little bit of a song to him. In retrospect it was a little judgmental of me, but I think it was probably…we weren't getting on with this album. It was becoming more and more difficult to work together and we were really wanting different things out of life. And I think this was my song to him, as "Casual Conversations" was, I really believe that was a song that he wrote to me. We weren't communicating very well through this album and it tells a lot, that song".
--Roger Hodgson, In the Studio with Redbeard for The Making of Breakfast in America(first aired in June 1990).
- Wurlitzer piano, electric
guitar, lead and backing vocals
Dougie Thomson - bass guitar
Bob Siebenberg - drums
Rick Davies - synthesizers, piano, additional lead and backing vocals
John Helliwell - synthesizers, tenor saxophone,alto saxophone ,batitone saxophone backing vocals