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Open the Door
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"Studio album by "Roger Hodgson
Released May 9, 2000
Recorded 1998-2000
Studio Studio Arpege, Les Sorinieres, France,
Eglise Notre Dame de Bon-Port, Nantes, France
Unicorn Studios, Nevada City, California
"Barrandov Studios, "Prague, Czech Republic
mixed at
Mulinetti Studios, Recco, Italy
"Genre "Progressive rock[1]
Length 52:43
"Label "Epic
"Producer "Alan Simon, Roger Hodgson
"Roger Hodgson chronology
"Rites of Passage
(1997)"Rites of Passage1997
Open the Door
"Classics Live
(2010)"Classics Live2010

Open the Door is the fourth album by "Roger Hodgson, released by "Epic Records and his third and most recent studio one (and his first studio release since 1987). It was recorded mostly in France and features mostly French musicians, many who have played on Excalibur (La Légende Des Celtes) also produced by Simon featuring contributions from Hodgson, as his backup band. This is Hodgson's only solo album to be partially recorded outside The United States.

Once again collaborating with Hodgson, former "Yes guitarist and vocalist "Trevor Rabin contributed background vocals on "The More I Look". The song "Showdown" was performed live by Hodgson already in 1996 and a live version was released on the album "Rites Of Passage.



Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
"Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

"Allmusic gave the album a positive review, calling it "the closest thing to Supertramp since "...Famous Last Words..." and praising the songwriting, particularly the unusual incorporation of French influences.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Roger Hodgson, except where noted.

  1. "Along Came Mary" 6:24
  2. "The More I Look" 4:47
  3. "Showdown" 5:12
  4. "Hungry" 4:54
  5. "The Garden" 2:40
  6. "Death and a Zoo" 7:24
  7. "Love is a Thousand Times" 3:56
  8. "Say Goodbye" 3:59
  9. "Open the Door" 8:44
  10. "For Every Man" (Roger Hodgson, "Alan Simon) 4:43



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