Live at the Chicago Theatre Utopia

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  • 1Utopia Theme (Live)14:14
  • 2The Ikon (Live)04:20
  • 3Another Life (Live)07:04
  • 4Do Ya (Live)03:50
  • 5Freedom Fighters (Live)04:01
  • 6The Wheel (Live)06:48
  • 7Back on the Street (Live)04:16
  • 8Something's Coming (Live)03:23
  • 9Monument (Live)04:54
  • 10Overture - Communion with the Sun (Live)07:29
  • 11Last of the New Wave Riders (Live)04:39
  • 12Road to Utopia (Live)05:20
  • 13Play This Game (Live)04:17
  • 14Swing to the Right (Live)04:28
  • 15Trapped (Live)03:12
  • 16Set Me Free (Live)03:16
  • 17Love in Action (Live)03:40
  • 18Hammer in My Heart (Live)04:39
  • 19Princess of the Universe (Live)03:21
  • 20I Will Wait (Live)04:18
  • 21Rock Love (Live)05:00
  • 22Love Is the Answer (Live)04:38
  • 23One World (Live)03:31
  • 24Just One Victory (Live)05:58
  • Total Runtime02:00:36

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Nach mehr als dreißig Jahren Pause gastierte Todd Rundgren‘s Utopia am 22.05.2018 im Chicago Theatre, um ihren Fans ein außergewöhnliches Konzerterlebnis aus einer anderen Welt zu bieten. Die ursprünglich in den 70er Jahren gegründete Band etablierte sich vor allem dadurch, dass sie das Prog Rock / Pop-Genre streckte und ihr größtenteils ursprüngliches Material mit Begeisterung und modernster Technik durchdrang.

Als Solokünstler und Mitglied der Band Utopia hat Todd Rundgren eine Vielzahl von Stilrichtungen aufgeführt. Er ist bekannt für seine anspruchsvolle und oft unorthodoxe Musik, seine extravaganten Bühnenoutfits und seine Experimente mit interaktiver Unterhaltung. Er produzierte innovative Musikvideos, leistete Pionierarbeit im Bereich Multimedia und war ein früher Anwender und Promotor verschiedener Computertechnologien.

Todd Rundgren, Gesang, Gitarre
Kasim Sulton, Bass
Willie Wilcox, Schlagzeug, Gesang
Gil Assayas, Keyboards

The concert was recorded on May 22nd, 2018 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The Interview segments were recorded at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut hosted by David Jurman.

Produced and mixed by Todd Rundgren

Utopia - Todd Rundgren
A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren's 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and, most recently, interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential `60's cult group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the legendary Runt. But it was 1972's seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him 'Rock's New Wunderkind'. It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and the above mentioned A Wizard, A True Star, as well as such hit singles as I Saw The Light, Hello It's Me, Can We Still Be Friends, and Bang The Drum.

In 1974, Todd formed Utopia, an entirely new approach to the concept of interactive musicianship, and embarked on an extensive round of touring and recording. Standout Utopia offerings included Oops! Wrong Planet, Adventures in Utopia, and Oblivion. Along the way, Utopia combined technical virtuosity and creative passion to create music that, for millions, defined the term "progressive rock."

Rundgren's myriad production projects include albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, Meatloaf, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, and Hall And Oates. Rounding out his reputation as rock's Renaissance Man, Rundgren composed all the music and lyrics for Joe Papp's 1989 Off-Broadway production of Joe Orton's Up Against It (the screenplay commisioned by The Beatles for what was meant to have been their third motion picture). He also has composed the music for a number of television series, including Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story.

Early last year Rundgren performed his iconic 1973 album A Wizard A True Star in concert in its entireity for the first time ever, and recently did the same with a double bill: Todd & Healing. His latest two studio albums Todd Rundgren’s Johnson, a collection of classic Robert Johnson songs, and reProduction, covers of songs Todd has produced for other artists. This summer he is touring with Ringo Starr (for the third time). ...

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