Utopia - Redux '92 Live In Japan CD (album) cover




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3.50 | 14 ratings

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5 stars I love this CD. It has several tracks included that the DVD doesn't for reasons unknown, although the DVD does contain "Just One Victory," a favorite of mine missing on the CD.

Utopia fans should enjoy this cross-section of material which is nicely sprinkled with the best material from all vocalists, unlike much of the studio and especially live work where they seem to rely more on Todd and even slip in his solo work.

Todd opens with the refreshing "Fix Your Gaze" followed by Roger's Zen Machine (both not something typically found on their live recordings) and what follows is a set from the band that is not only upbeat and exceptionally well performed and recorded but containing a raw energy that I personally find preferable in many ways to some of the studio versions which are almost over-produced. Almost all of the cuts save a couple that are slower tunes, really rock - Zen Machine, Princess of the Universe, Swing to the Right and more. The audio quality, like the DVD, is also far superior to other Utopia DVD's which are suspect at best.

I really enjoy listening to this CD repeatedly and enjoy several of the cuts better than the studio versions. The crowd appears to be enjoying the show and the quality of the recording is excellent. The band sounds in better form than ever during their previous tours.

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