Bootleg Series, Vol. 2: KSAN, 95FM Live '79 [DualDisc]

Bootleg Series, Vol. 2: KSAN, 95FM Live '79 [DualDisc]

by UtopiaUtopia

DualDisc(CD/DVD)

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Overview

As was his wont in those days, Todd Rundgren, having made a solo album, Hermit of Mink Hollow, for release in 1978, returned to his band project, Utopia, to craft a follow-up to 1977's Oops! Wrong Planet. At the spring 1979 San Francisco concert captured on this archival release, the group apparently had been at work on the album to the extent of knowing its title, Adventures in Utopia, and its projected release date, which Rundgren gave as July 6 (it actually appeared six months later). But in addition to previewing the songs "Shot in the Dark," "Love Alone," and "Last of the New Wave Riders," the band was prepared to review its first four albums, dating back to the segment of "The Ikon" from Todd Rundgren's Utopia that segued into "The Seven Rays" from Another Live and including "Trapped," "Abandon City," and "Gangrene" from Oops! Wrong Planet. (Annotator Paul Lester also mentions "Love in Action," but unfortunately it didn't make the cut.) And Rundgren, as ever making only a partial separation between his solo and group careers, also threw in several of his own numbers, including his recent hit "Can We Still Be Friends." Although each of the other three bandmembers got one lead vocal, Rundgren also dominated the proceedings with his off-kilter sense of humor, which included a shaggy dog story about "dinky Incans" that served as an introduction to "The Wheel." In other words, this is a fairly typical mid-period Utopia show. It provides a good cross section of the first half of the band's career and is a fine addition to the Rundgren live library. [The "Dual Disc" version released in March 2005 presented the set in 5.1 sound.]

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2005
Label: Imports
UPC: 0676628450529
catalogNumber: 8450529
Rank: 11960

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Trapped
  2. Abandon City
  3. Love of the Common Man
  4. Last Ride /Last Ride
  5. Shot in the Dark
  6. The Seven Rays
  7. Can We Still Be Friends?
  8. Gangrene
  9. The Wheel /The Wheel
  10. Love Alone
  11. Land of the New Waveriders
  12. The Death of Rock 'N' Roll
  13. Just One Victory

Disc 2

  1. Trapped
  2. Abandon City
  3. Love of the Common Man
  4. Last Ride /Last Ride
  5. Shot in the Dark
  6. The Seven Rays
  7. Can We Still Be Friends?
  8. Gangrene
  9. The Wheel /The Wheel
  10. Love Alone
  11. Land of the New Waveriders
  12. The Death of Rock 'N' Roll
  13. Just One Victory

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Utopia   Primary Artist
Todd Rundgren   Guitar,Vocals
Roger Powell   Keyboards,Vocals
Kasim Sulton   Bass,Vocals
Willie Wilcox   Drums,Vocals
Jannelle Guillot   Voiceover

Technical Credits

Todd Rundgren   Composer,Producer
Roger Powell   Composer
Kasim Sulton   Composer
Andy Powell   Composer
John Siegler   Composer
John Trickett   Executive Producer
John Wilcox   Composer
Rachel Gutek   Art Direction
Bob Michaels   Executive Producer
Paul Lester   Liner Notes
Vicki F. Crawford   Product Development
Eddie Escalante   Authoring
Randy Glenn   Quality Control
Masanobu Murakami   Graphic Design
Eric Gardner   Executive Producer

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