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Todd Climbing the Horizon,
This review is from: Ra (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.