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Ra & Oops! Wrong Planet Collector's Edition, Double CD


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Ra & Oops! Wrong Planet + Todd Rundgrens Utopia/Another Live (2 Albums On 2 CDs) + Adventures In Utopia/Deface The Music/Swing To The Right (3 Albums On 2 CDs)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (3 Oct 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Double CD
  • Label: Edsel
  • ASIN: B005J4CC8U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,360 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Overture: Mountaintop And Sunrise / Communion With The Sun
2. Magic Dragon Theatre
3. Jealousy
4. Eternal Love
5. Sunburst Finish
6. Hiroshima
7. Singring And The Glass Guitar (An Electrified Fairytale)
Disc: 2
1. Trapped
2. Windows
3. Love In Action
4. Crazy Lady Blue
5. Back On The Street
6. The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell
7. The Martyr
8. Abandon City
9. Gangrene
10. My Angel
See all 12 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Rundgren started the band Utopia in 1974 to run concurrently with his solo career. Whilst using many of the same musicians, the band was a more democratic affair. The first two albums “Todd Rundgren’s Utopia” (1974) and “Another Live” (1975) will be issued later in Edsel’s reissue programme.

 

By mid-1976, when they appeared on the bill at The Rolling Stones’ Knebworth Concert, Utopia’s line-up had settled to the quartet of Todd (guitar), Roger Powell (keyboards), Kasim Sulton (bass) and John Wilcox (drums). All four contributed vocals and compositions.

 

The first release by this line-up was the prog classic album “Ra” in January 1977, featuring the 18 minute epic “Singring And The Glass Guitar” and the disturbing “Hiroshima”, which they had performed at Knebworth. Supported by an extravagant Egyptian-themed European tour, the album became Rundgren’s highest charting UK album.

 

The swift follow-up album “Oops! Wrong Plant” (September 1977) was a completely different affair, containing twelve short songs, a mixture of pop rock and heavy rock, but ending with another of Todd’s anthems “Love Is The Answer”. The cover version by England Dan and John Ford Coley was a US Top 10 hit in 1979.

 

The package contains ephemera and rare photos, all the lyrics, and extensive

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I remember the RA album adverts in teh music press back in teh 70s and thought it was weird. How wrong I was, I've just heard this for the first time and wish I'd listened back then - its got everything, battling guitars, great hooks and super songs - it's certainly progrock but much more and at thsi price you can't go wrong. Plus 'OOps...' is new wave, which I think Utopia did well. Great album, but sound needs remastered.
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I loved these albums when they first came out - I still do! Timeless masterpeices by a genius rock band
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By RobS on 1 Dec 2012
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Saw the Ra show live 76 maybe 77. Maybe not his best work but still some genius and a must have on cd for me. Thank goodness this sort of thing got recorded back then. We had variety, experiment and integrity back then not boy bands.
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1 of 11 people found the following review helpful By R. McPhee on 18 Oct 2011
C.D.s arrived earlier than estimated date of delivery,reasonably priced set of re-releases,would have no hesitation in using this seller again.
A reasonably cheap way to convert from vinyl to C.D.
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1 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. W. Riggs on 21 Oct 2011
Two of Todd's least known records released togther. Ooops represent a more rock/melodic journey with some excellent songs - by this time Todd had decided to delegate out the lead vocals which was a pity - Ra is just dreadful. Check out Hermit of Mink Hollow for vintage Todd.
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