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FAITHFUL

Todd Rundgren

 

Crossover Prog

3.02 | 49 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars Half of covers with average interest (although well performed) and half of basic rock music sounds a bit short for this Todd album?

From side one, "Most Likely?" is probably the best song featured (but none are weak). Todd virtually sounds as Dylan when he sings. Pretty good indeed. Just as the Hendrix "If 6 was 9" and "Strwaberry Fields".

Side two opens on "Black & White" which is pure heavy rock track with little flavour if you would except the very good guitar work displayed. As he has used us before, Todd offers different musical genres on this album.

The next "Love of the Common Man" is a gentle and straight rock song: arrangements and vocals are perfect, the melody is subtle but the whole sounds a bit cheesy. The worse of this work being reached during the weak "When I Pray".

Let's be honest: this release has very little connection with prog music. It is not bad an album but I am desperately looking to one of his great rock ballad or inventive track. "Cliché" is certainly not one of them.

"The Verb To Love" could have been featured on "The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren". A fine and sentimental ballad which fully deserves its own merit when you are two I guess. But when alone, in front of your computer while reviewing it, the feeling is not the same if you understand what I mean?

Nothing really out of the world to grab from this "Faithful" I'm afraid. The best being the cover side.

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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