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26 Feb. 2007 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 21 Mar. 2006
  • Release Date: 26 Feb. 2007
  • Label: Rhino
  • Copyright: 2006 Bearsville Records Inc., produced under license from Bearsville Records Inc., manufactured by Rhino Entertainment Co.
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  • Total Length: 53:00
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  • ASIN: B002LZA8ZE
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,481 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mike on 3 Feb. 2004
Format: Audio CD
25 years ago I got my first copy of this stunning album on vinyl. At the time I was listening to Blackmore and Page, so the idea of sitting down to hear a 20 minute track that tells us an 'electric fairytale' was not something that I would have naturally chosen, but luckily (for me) I had friends who knew better.
Todd brings something extra to music that is hard to describe, but here is truly what a concept album should be all about. The wonderful guitar sounds that bring 'Bat out of Hell' to life, fill this album from start to finish. Although that would be enough to justify its purchase, there is so much more - the keyboards, bass and drums all play an integral part to produce something which will always be amongst my favourite albums of all time (alongside Hendrix, Zeppelin, Yes and Genesis).
Todd has created a vast array of wide ranging music over the years. This is what he does best, with the band that he does it best with. If you have never heard this yet, then your musical education is not complete. Buy it now, you will not be dissappointed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Jones on 22 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Picture Todd and his alterego supergroup Utopia (allegedly where no-one is the leader) dressed in pseusdo egyptian attire surrounded by pyramids and sphinxes and you have some idea of the concept of this amazing album. From the dramatic eerie synth lead-in to the 1st track "Overture/Communion with the Sun", to the last climactic chords of "Singring and the Glass Guitar" this is no ordinary prog rock album.
I first heard it 30 years ago and it still rates as one of my favourite albums. The production (like all Rundgren stuff) is spot on and the trademark guitar/synth solo tradeoffs are still in evidence almost as a carry over from his two debut Utopia albums.
What makes this album so special though are the wonderful melodies evident in each track, it doesn't quite flow as all good concept albums should, "Hiroshima" is a standout track but doesn't sit well next to "Glass Guitar" the magnus opus of the album.
Basically, your rock collection is not complete without this.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Mar. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I first listened to this album on vinyl in about 1979 and it blew my mind. Rundgren's superb guitar, the drive and power that jump out from the deck have not been diluted by the years that have passed, and Singring has been in my dreams pretty much every week since then. The thumping drum solo, the amazing guitar work - sadly, a review can't get this across so go buy it, listen on Friday nights when you are on your own and save it for your children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. C. Smith on 18 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Mike from Suffolk has this album described perfectly... I can't add much more, except to say that this was possibly the last of the great prog-rock albums before the 'punk' revolution. Maybe Todd should have disbanded the band after this majestic effort as they never got near this standard again. Two tracks (Jealousy and Eternal Love) maybe are not quite to the same standard as the others, but that is maybe nit-picking, the rest more than makes up for it.
Put this alongside 'Todd Rundgrens Utopia' and 'Bat Out Of Hell' and you have the most creative period of Todd's 'heavy' career (albeit 'Bat' was not strictly a Todd/Utopia album). You don't need much more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Lennox-gordon on 15 July 2012
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This album is as good now as when I first heard it in the late 70's. Todd Rundgren's songs contain the full range of political and social commenting sadly lacking in many rock albums but combined always with memorably tuneful melody and consummate musicianship. Sing Ring and the Glass Guitar (an Electrified FairyTale) is the exception; this glorious culmination of the album leans to the fantastic. My personal favourite of all of Rundgren's work which elevates Music to the pinnacle of importance which it holds in my heart and in my life.
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