Get Our Extension

In the Eye of the Storm (Roger Hodgson album)

From Wikipedia, in a visual modern way
In the Eye of the Storm
In the Eye of the Storm.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1984 (LP); December 7, 1984 (CD)
Recorded1983-84,[1] Nevada City, California
GenrePop rock, progressive pop, soft rock
ProducerRoger Hodgson
Roger Hodgson chronology
In the Eye of the Storm
Hai Hai
Singles from In the Eye of the Storm
  1. "Had a Dream (Sleeping With the Enemy)"
    Released: 1984
  2. "In Jeopardy"
    Released: 1984

In the Eye of the Storm is the first solo album by former Supertramp member Roger Hodgson. Some of its songs (e.g. "Hooked on a Problem" and "Only Because of You")[2] were initially written and recorded for Supertramp's previous album ...Famous Last Words..., but not released.


The album's first single was the four-minute edit of "Had a Dream (Sleeping with the Enemy)", which peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] The follow-up single, a four-minute edit of "In Jeopardy", was a minor hit, peaking at number 30 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart but failing to crack the Billboard Hot 100.[4] The album itself was only moderately successful, stalling at number 46 on the Billboard album chart[4] and only reaching number 70 on the UK Albums Chart.[5] It performed far better in Canada, going platinum within a month of its release.[1] It also enjoyed success in Australia, hitting number 23 on the album charts as "Had a Dream (Sleeping with the Enemy)" peaked at number 21.[6] "Lovers in the Wind" became a hit in the Philippines.

A sticker affixed to the cover cellophane of the album name-dropped both the album's two singles and "Hooked on a Problem", indicating that "Hooked" may have been intended for a single release at some point.

Discover more about Overview related topics

Billboard Hot 100

Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play, and online streaming in the United States.

UK Albums Chart

UK Albums Chart

The Official Albums Art, previously the UK Albums Chart, is a list of albums ranked by sales and audio streaming in the United Kingdom. It was published for the first time on 22 July 1956 and is compiled every week by the Official Charts Company (OCC) on Fridays. It is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and found on the OCC website as a Top 100 or on UKChartsPlus as a Top 200, with positions continuing until all sales have been tracked in data only available to industry insiders. However, even though number 100 was classed as a hit album in the 1980s until January 1989, since the compilations were removed this definition was changed to Top 75 with follow-up books such as The Virgin Book of British Hit Albums book only including this data. As of 2021, the OCC still only tracks how many UK Top 75s album hits and how many weeks in Top 75 albums chart each artist has achieved.



The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean and consists of around 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Philippines is bounded by the South China Sea to the west, the Philippine Sea to the east, and the Celebes Sea to the southwest. It shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Palau to the east and southeast, Indonesia to the south, Malaysia to the southwest, Vietnam to the west, and China to the northwest. The Philippines is the world's thirteenth-most-populous country and has diverse ethnicities and cultures throughout its islands. Manila is the country's capital, while the largest city is Quezon City; both lie within the urban area of Metro Manila.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic [7]

The album received a positive review from AllMusic, who stated that the album's key quality is that Hodgson plays the vast majority of the instruments himself. They also noted that though the music itself lacks any progressive rock elements, "The spirit of traditional progressive rock experimentation is alive on this album; five of the seven songs exceed six minutes."[7]

Track listing

All songs written and arranged by Roger Hodgson.

  1. "Had a Dream (Sleeping with the Enemy)" (8:27)
  2. "In Jeopardy" (5:59)
  3. "Lovers in the Wind" (4:11)
  4. "Hooked on a Problem" (5:10)
  5. "Give Me Love, Give Me Life" (7:33)
  6. "I'm Not Afraid" (7:03)
  7. "Only Because of You" (8:40)


  • Roger Hodgson - guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, lead and backing vocals
  • Michael Shrieve - drums (tracks 1, 2, 5-7)
  • Ken Allardyce - harmonica (track 6), additional vocals (tracks 2, 3, 5)
  • Jimmy Johnson - fretless bass (tracks 3, 7)
  • Claire Diament - vocals (track 7)
  • Scott Page - saxophone (track 4)


  • Written, arranged and produced by Roger Hodgson
  • Recorded at Unicorn Studios, Nevada City, California.
  • Recording engineers: Scott Litt & James Farber
  • Assistant recording engineer: Ken Allardyce
  • Technical assistance: Chris Amson
  • Mixed at Power Station, New York
  • Mixing engineer: James Farber
  • Assistant mixing engineers: Ken Allardyce & Malcolm Pollack
  • Mastered at Masterdisk, New York
  • Mastering: Howie Weinberg
  • Digitally remastered by Andrew Garver at A&M Mastering Studios, Hollywood, CA.
  • Special thanks to Yamaha and Skip's Music, Sacramento
  • Roger Hodgson represented by Doug Pringle

The following inscription is printed inside the CD booklet:

I'd like to thank all those who weathered the storm with me, especially Doug Pringle and Ken Allardyce, for their musical and moral support.


AlbumBillboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1984 Billboard 200 46
1984[8] Australia (Kent Music Report) 23
1984 Norway 14
1984 Canada 15
1984 Switzerland 6
1984 Sweden 41
1984 Germany 20
1984 Netherlands 19
1984 UK 70

Source: "In the Eye of the Storm (Roger Hodgson album)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 1st),

Enjoying Wikiz?

Enjoying Wikiz?

Get our FREE extension now!

  1. ^ a b Melhuish, Martin (1986). The Supertramp Book. Toronto, Canada: Omnibus Press. p. 189. ISBN 0-9691272-2-7.
  2. ^ "Breakfast In Spain - Roger Hodgson and Supertramp website - ROGER HODGSON, Conversation in DPRP, 3rd Dec 2005". Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Had a Dream" chart history, Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  4. ^ a b In the Eye of the Storm in the Billboard charts, Allmusic. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  5. ^ Roger Hodgson in the UK Charts, The Official Charts. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ a b In the Eye of the Storm at AllMusic
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 140. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

The content of this page is based on the Wikipedia article written by contributors..
The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence & the media files are available under their respective licenses; additional terms may apply.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use & Privacy Policy.
Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization & is not affiliated to