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|Todd Rundgren||Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals|
|David Sanborn||Horn, Saxophone|
|M. Frog Labat||Synthesizer|
|Mark "Moogy" Klingman||Keyboards|
|John Siegler||Bass, Cello|
|Todd Rundgren||Composer, Producer|
|Arthur Wood||Cover Painting|
Posted October 1, 2010
Okay, it was a while ago when this LP released and I admit I was in college at the time. Something/Anything had won me over to TR and I knew this album was coming but had not seen it out when I was at a friend's house late one night and Lightly Spiritually Detached and my friend said, "You just have to hear this while Lythely Spinning Delights." Wizard was the LP he put on the Technics turntable. To my utter amazement, as the sounds and words came flowing out of the speakers and flying around the room, the most amazing geometric shapes and vivid colors began taking form in the air. We were transported into a beautiful, swirling miasma of psychedelia and sound! After Looking South Determinedly many times, I had thought I knew what the "trip" was all about...I was wrong. Todd had mapped it all out and actually engineered a path on his mixing boards and instruments. Imagine my wonderment when I discovered that the "hallucinations" were all artfully painted on an album cover I had never seen!!! TR, master of his art, had recorded an adventure of the mind engineered to guide the neurons along a path he had discovered and enjoyed so much he just had to share!!!! Bravo, TR!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
OK, many fans of ''old Todd'' hated AWATS and what came after, but I regard it as his greatest achievement. This is a brilliant record, period. If I had to jettison my entire Rundgren collection (I've got 'em all, including the Nazz LPs) except one, THIS is the one I'd keep. Side 1, the ''International Feel'' is a suite of song fragments, electronic passages, and instrumental moments, woven seamlessly together-- with a heavy dose of LSD. Side 2 covers more traditional territory-- Philly Soul (''Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel''), hard rock (''Is It My Name?''), and the all-time great pop anthem ''Just One Victory''. But the core of Side 2 is the medley of soul classics-- that alone should earn Rundgren accolades from every fan of popular music. Even the album sleeve is classic!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.