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|Todd Rundgren||Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Voices, Multi Instruments|
|Michael Brecker||Horn, Saxophone|
|Randy Brecker||Trumpet, Horn, Saxophone|
|Mark "Moogy" Klingman||Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano|
|Peter Ponzol||Soprano Saxophone|
|Ralph Schuckett||Organ, Bass, Clavinet|
|John Siegler||Bass, Cello|
|Todd Rundgren||Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer|
|Sir William Schwenk Gilbert||Composer|
|Alen MacWeeney||Cover Photo|
|Paul Lester||Sleeve Notes|
Posted October 1, 2010
This is a dense, thoroughly challenging record; so challenging, in fact, when I first attempted it, I regarded the album as ''unlistenable'' and let it sit on the shelf for about six months or so. Then one day, after reading a thoughtful, favorable review, I decided to try again. Listened to it all the way through once a day, every day for three weeks. In the end, I fell in love with it. There's plenty of synth/electronic instrumentals-- ''Drunken Blue Rooster'', ''In and Out the Chakras We Go'', etc. There are many of Rundgren's best songs-- ''The Last Ride'', ''Don't You Ever Learn?'', etc. Unlike S/A?, this record explores all aspects of the Rundgren genius, even if some of it is unpalatable. It is supposed to be a sort of ''self-portrait'', after all. One cannot appreciate this album without investing time and deliberate effort. It is difficult but worth it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 23, 2010
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