Friday, April 13, 2012

1975 Live Album by Todd Rundgren’s Utopia Hits Stores Tuesday april 10th

A live album capturing the first UK concert by Todd Rundgren’s Utopia arrives in stores on Tuesday. Live at Hammersmith Odeon ’75 features 10 performances from the versatile singer/songwriter’s old prog-rock group, including a rendition of “Open My Eyes,” a 1968 nugget originally recorded by Rundgren’s psychedelic outfit The Nazz, and a cover of the Electric Light Orchestra hit “Do Ya.”

In addition to Rundgren, the Utopia lineup at London show featured bassist John Siegler, keyboardist Roger Powell and drummer Willie Wilcox. The band was accompanied by a pair of backing singers at the gig — late R&B star Luther Vandross and Anthony Hinton.

Here is the album’s complete track list:

“Freedom Fighters”
“Mister Triscuits”
“The Last Ride”
“When the S**t Hits the Fan”/”Sunset Boulevard”/”Le Feel Internacionale”
“Heavy Metal Kids”
“The Wheel”
“Open My Eyes”
“Sons of 1984″
“Do Ya”
“Couldn’t I Just Tell You”


egges said...

four weeks ago ordered!

DiscConnected said...

Got mine on release date-well worth it even if (like me) you've had a bootleg version for years.

Hopefully Shout Factory keeps them coming!

Spacewarp said...

Excellent quality, but fades out after Triscuits. Sadly no Something's Coming. Copyright issues perhaps?