|12/12/76||TODD RUNDGREN'S UTOPIA SUN PLAZA TOKYO JAPAN 'SMASHING ICE GUITAR' BOOT||TARANTURA LABEL AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER OF BOOT BY WARREN||2 Hrs 12Mins|
Track List:THE PLANETS (TOMITA)/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS. WINDOWS. EMERGENCY SPLASH DOWN. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. THE VERB TO LOVE. INITIATION. THE WHEEL. LANDMARK. MISTER TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. JEALOUSY. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. UTOPIA THEME. DO YA. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Note: Great audience recording all the way up to ‘Hiroshima’. And from there on, loses some quality for some reason. (And 'Communion With The Sun' has a slight skip about 5:44 in). I did a recent audience transfer from two cassettes I found in the Archives here (of this “Smashing Ice” Boot). Tapes are Hiroshi’s and we thank him so much. (Maybe he has a better copy, but still this is ESSENTIAL… if just for the early history of Kaz with the Band~ Warren
|4/18/18||2018 UTOPIA REUNION PENN’S PEAK JIM THORPE PA (FIRST NIGHT OF REUNION TOUR)||AUDIENCE (BARRY BEISEIGLE)||69:00/58:00|
Track List:DISC ONE/SET ONE:INTRO.UTOPIA.THE IKON.ANOTHER LIFE.FREEDOM FIGHTERS.DO YA.THE WHEEL.BACK ON THE STREET.SOMETHING’S COMING.MONUMENT.COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.DISC TWO/SET 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.BAND INTRODUCTIONS.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:THE FIRST SHOW OF TODD RUNDGREN'S UTOPIA 2018 REUNION TOUR! It is an astonishing audience recording by our good friend- Barry B. I just added some 'Ummmpppfff' to it (to bring some stuff out front) and it now sounds like a Soundboard for sure. The 2 sets are as many of us had predicted (with the exception of 'Rock Love'. Me? I could live without that one). Also as expected in a Debut, the performance has it's 'hic-ups'. If I know Todd; as the Tour goes on, there will be some fixes and some song selection changes. BUT YOU JUST GOT TO HEAR THIS BEYOND BELIEF RECORDING! I'm kind of speechless (or I'd go on about how great Gil Assayas is). Thank you Barry! ~ Warren
Todd Rundgren – Guitar, Vocals
Kasim Sulton – Bass, Vocals
Gil Assayas – Keyboards, Vocals
Willie Wilcox – Drums, Vocals
TRC Review by our great friend Tony Rogers, “Generally first set had more rough spots than 2 (TR on FF and AL) Kas and Willie on Back on the Street (only tempo issue all night a bit too slow-Willie was very consistent and did not drag at any point)
Second set was far better received by crowd who really loved hammer on out. Willie kind of gave up halfway on Princess (prob monitors) and half spoke princess but still the crowd dug it. During this second set it begins to dawn on you the subtle power and grandeur of the WW and KS rhythm section. By the time LITA comes, its all over.
The new guy was spectacular in that he didn't overshadow but did not drag the proceedings either-he did a perfect job.
To all the old Utopia fans please get out there and you will be transported to a warm loving place you used to call home years ago. The point is---If you've been there before, I report to you that the magic is absolutely 100% here. You will feel it I guarantee it. Let it wash over you
... now let's do something with it.”