The Classic Todd Album Performed In Its Entirety!
Shot and recorded at the Keswick Theater in Philadelphia on September 14, 2010!
DVD also includes Roy Firestone interview
Finally coming to compact disc and video on Feb. 28
SONS OF 1984
Now over forty years and 20 studio albums into his career, his work within a group setting, as a solo artist, and as a producer has been consistently excellent if somewhat under appreciated.
Todd is also a guitarist of note, and for an example of his virtuosity just check out Meat Loaf’s classic album, Bat Out Of Hell.
Close to four decades after its original release, Rundgren performed the Todd album in its entirety for the first time as part of a limited six-date sold-out tour. The September 14, 2010, date at Philadelphia’s Keswick Theater, in his hometown, was taped and is the basis for this release.
Todd surrounded himself on stage with a stellar group of musicians: bassist Kasim Sulton (Utopia), keyboardist Greg Hawkes (The Cars), drummer Prairie Prince (The Tubes), sax player Bobby Strickland, guitarist Jesse Gress (Guitar Player magazine editor), and a full choir.
The original release went in a number of directions as if Rundgren was recording whatever came to mind. While each song was impeccably crafted, part of its charm was in the eclectic nature of the music. On stage the songs tend to move in more of a rock direction due to the confines of a static band. Still, he manages to remain true to the original intent of the music, and through It all his voice, stage presence, and guitar expertise all stand out.
The original concerts also featured the Healing album, where the choir played a much more central role. Hopefully there are plans to release this as well.
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