Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

LIVE IN BOSTON 1982

Utopia

Eclectic Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Utopia Live in Boston 1982 album cover
2.14 | 2 ratings | 1 reviews | 50% 5 stars

Write a review

Buy UTOPIA Music
from Progarchives.com partners
DVD/Video, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Infrared and Ultraviolet
2. Libertine
3. Burn Three Times
4. Couldn't I Just Tell You
5. Set Me Free
6. I'm Looking at You but I'm Talking to Myself
7. Princess of the Universe
8. Swing to the Right
9. There Goes My Inspiration
10. Hammer in My Heart
11. Call It What You Will
12. You Make Me Crazy
13. Rock Love
14. Feet Don't Fail Me Now
15. Say Yeah
16. Back on the Street
17. Forgotten but Not Gone
18. Only Human
19. The Road to Utopia
20. Caravan
21. Love in Action
22. One World
23. Just One Victory

DVD Extras:
- Interview with all band members
- Photo gallery

The main feature: 90 minutes.

Line-up / Musicians

- Todd Rundgren / guitar, vocals
- Roger Powell / keyboards, vocals
- Kasim Sulton / bass, vocals
- John "Willie" Wilcox / drums, vocals

Releases information

DVD: Sanctuary Visual Entertainment, SVE3091.

Thanks to Matti for the addition
and to Matti for the last updates
Edit this entry

Buy UTOPIA Live in Boston 1982 Music




More places to buy UTOPIA music online

UTOPIA Live in Boston 1982 ratings distribution


2.14
(2 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(50%)
50%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
0%
Good, but non-essential (0%)
0%
Collectors/fans only (50%)
50%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

UTOPIA Live in Boston 1982 reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Matti
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars My low rating for this DVD is admittedly pretty subjective. The All Music Guide's highly positive four-star review talks of Utopia "certainly firing on all cylinders during this period", and of a "strong performance on Live in Boston 1982". But I also feel that, for a prog-minded viewer in general, this particular set of songs is quite disappointing for the most part, in addition to the fact that both sonic and visual quality are average at best.

At first I better deal with my own relationship with Utopia and Todd Rundgren. Well, it's frankly rather thin. The Utopia debut (1974) is gorgeous, and there are a few of Todd's solo albums from the 70's I have more or less enjoyed, especially Initiation (1975). But the straight pop / rock & roll oriented era of Utopia in the late 70's and early 80's is another case.

The all-singing quartet of Rundgren (guitar), Roger Powell (keyboards), Kasim Sulton (bass) and Willie Wilcox (drums) are doing well what they do here, I'm not denying that. It's just that I really had no emotional connection whatsoever to the majority of the music which I found totally uninteresting. Actually I kept on pressing the ">" button, wondering how similar the songs sounded with each other. Uptempo, outgoing, "let's have a party and play some rock&roll" attitude. This deeply disappointed and uninspired feeling of mine continued till the 18th track, the slower and more emotional 'Only Human', originally from the album Swing to the Right (1982). The other highlight was the powerful performance of 'Caravan' (from Adventures in Utopia, 1980) which contained the fusiony musical inspiration lacking from most of the songs in the 90-minute set.

The DVD also features retrospective interviews with each member separately, probably around 2004 when the DVD was released. Nicely the questions / themes are listed, so one can directly jump to the certain section of the interview. I personally wasn't interested enough to view the lengthy interviews entirely, but undoubtedly they offer a lot of information to interest a fan of Utopia.

Feel free to add at least the third star. But for me this certainly wasn't a DVD I'd ever wish to return to, or to waste all 90 minutes of my time in the first place (I borrowed it from my friend).

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of UTOPIA "Live in Boston 1982"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.