8 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It's unusual for a band's second album to be a live one, but Todd Rundgren's Utopia obviously had plenty of material to choose from. While Utopia's debut displayed Rundgren's passion for prog rock, this set shows that there were more strings to the band's bow. There are a few new tunes, including a few ("Another Life," "Seven Rays") on the complex, arty end of the spectrum, but there's also the soulful, acoustic-based "The Wheel," as well as covers of "Something's Coming" from West Side Story and The Move's "Do Ya." "Heavy Metal Kids" and "Just One Victory," from recent Todd solo albums, add hard rock and gospel touches, respectively.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It's unusual for a band's second album to be a live one, but Todd Rundgren's Utopia obviously had plenty of material to choose from. While Utopia's debut displayed Rundgren's passion for prog rock, this set shows that there were more strings to the band's bow. There are a few new tunes, including a few ("Another Life," "Seven Rays") on the complex, arty end of the spectrum, but there's also the soulful, acoustic-based "The Wheel," as well as covers of "Something's Coming" from West Side Story and The Move's "Do Ya." "Heavy Metal Kids" and "Just One Victory," from recent Todd solo albums, add hard rock and gospel touches, respectively.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

anderton ,

"The Wheel"

Buy "The Wheel" immediately. It is one of the greatest songs ever written, and if at any point it becomes "Album Only", then buy the whole album. It's a solid album, yes, but "The Wheel" is far above anything else on it. An absolute masterpiece.

VisualKaos ,

Another Live

Just one of the best things Utopia ever did. I saw a show pretty much like this at Pine Knob near Detroit in 1975. Unforgettable. Another Life, The Wheel, The Seven Rays, Mister Triscuits. Todd at the top of his game and one of the most prolific artists of my generation in any medium.

zappadead13 ,

hey Todd

Schaffer Music Festival wollman rink cpnyc My first rock concert we bought a couple o hay bars scalped our ducats for $3.50 the guy made a buck It was magical the frisbees flying around hitting people in the head This was Todd at his peak a true wizard cvny

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