|5/1/18||2018 UTOPIA REUNION THE PARAMOUNT LONG ISLAND NY||AUDIENCE (JONATHAN BABCOCK)||70:27/64:09|
Track List:DISC ONE:UTOPIA THEME.THE IKON. ANOTHER LIFE.DO YA.FREEDOM FIGHTERS.THE WHEEL.BACK ON THE STREET.SOMETHING'S COMING.MONUMENT.COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.DISC TWO:THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. PLAY THIS GAME.SWING TO THE RIGHT.TRAPPED.SET ME FREE.LOVE IN ACTION.HAMMER IN MY HEART.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. I WILL WAIT.ROCK LOVE.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.ONE WORLD.INTROS/JUST ONE VICTORY.
Todd Rundgren - guitars + vocals
Kasim Sulton - bass, guitar + vocals
Willie Wilcox - drums + vocals
Gil Assayas - keyboards
Another beauty by my good friend Jon Babcock. I didn’t need to do a smudge of editing, ‘cause this thing sounds like a soundboard (with the exception of audience chatter). It’s one of the best of the audience recordings from the Tour. And the Band’s performance is stellar.
Jon says, ”The Paramount is a relatively new venue in Huntington on Long Island and it was the first show of the tour I could make it to. It used to be a Movie house and looks to be almost 100 years old and renovated nicely. Full up, it has a great sound to what I was sure would be a cavernous room.
I had to fly across the country, travel with a rolling bag that didn't roll, take 4 types of public transport, borrow the money for the ticket, and get probed by the metal detectors, but it was worth it.
Typically, the Long Island crowd chatted a bit too much, but the music is clear and the support for the band shows in the performances and the sound of the crowd. I cut out about 20 really annoying between-song screams and whistles, including one in the middle of the Utopia theme that was the only spot where they actually pause for 10 seconds, so now they pause for 5. I think that's forgivable.
The crowd is really riled up at the beginning of the show but they calm down a bit during the Ikon. One thing I can say about my seat in the 7th row was that I didn't see people constantly leaving their seats for $15 beers. They all sat riveted and cheered the band on. All through the show.”
Lineage: dpa4061-caUgly-PMD620 (2448 WAV file) Sound Studio (editing, tracking) > xACT (SBE align, Flac level5) No EQ applied.
|5/26/18||2018 UTOPIA REUNION THE JOINT AT ROCKSINO LAS VEGAS NV||AUDIENCE||69:00|
Track List:UTOPIA THEME.THE IKON. ANOTHER LIFE.DO YA.FREEDOM FIGHTERS.THE WHEEL.BACK ON THE STREET.SOMETHING'S COMING(PARTIAL).PORTIONS MEDLEY OF: MONUMENT THRU LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. PORTIONS MEDLEY OF:THE ROAD TO UTOPIA THRU ONE WORLD.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This is a strange set of circumstances. Two different people recording this show had 'rig' problems. So I salvaged what they had. Shame too, because both are very good recordings. The first source got all the way up to Something's coming, and had battery problems. So we get a full set of the first 7 tunes. ('Utopia' thru 'Back On The Street'). And a partial 'Something's Coming'(2:36 Mins of it). The second source got some good pieces of the rest of the First set ('Monument' thru 'Last of the New Wave Riders') and some good pieces of the Second Set ('Road To Utopia' thru 'One World') with a full 'Just One Victory'. Soooo...Basically some portions or complete songs of all of the Show. Probably comes in last of all the 2018 Utopia Reunion Tour that we have. This one would be to keep just for posterity. But special thanks Alex Walker for his efforts!~ Warren