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Utopia

 

Eclectic Prog

3.74 | 81 ratings

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Billymac
4 stars Just listening to this, so i looked up the reviews to see what others thought. This has always been one of my favourite Todd/Utopia albums and although patchy in parts features some his great guitar work. The opener is a lift from soundtrack composer Bernard Hermann. I believe it's from the ST of Journey to the Centre of the Earth. This leads into a guitar/synth workout, Communion with the Sun, which used to be the backing music for the Radio 1 chart show back in the 70s, fact fans. Magic Dragon Theatre - well I did say the album was patchy. Jealousy- straight up rock. Eternal Love - nice ballad that wouldn't have sounded out of place on a solo album. Sunburst finish - good group showcase. Especially like the final, long fade instrumental section. I can hear echoes of this in some of Spock's Beard's stuff. Hiroshima - nice music, right on sentiment, cringe lyrics. Singring can come on a bit twee, but is well structured and there is some great individual instrumental work, especially TR on guitar. Usually found for under a tenner in the UK, definitely worth a listen.
Billymac | 4/5 |

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