Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Utopia - Live in Boston 1982|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Uni Dist Corp (music) Release Date: 08/10/2004
For Hardcore Utopia Fans ONLY!
T. Moffitt | Portland OR | 04/13/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a fan that absolutely must have everything available by Todd Rundgren and Utopia then I suppose that you'll want this but anyone else should steer clear.
I used to have a video tape of "An Evening With Utopia" and loved it.
Unfortunately that particular show is not available on DVD. Since this DVD is from the same tour I thought that it may approach the quality of the video I used to love so much. Not EVEN CLOSE.
The video quality is poor, the audio mix is often off and the overall look and sound is barely above that of a home-made video or an amateur concert video one may see on local access cable TV.
So, like I said; This DVD is for hardcore fans only.
If anyone knows of a decent quality DVD of Utopia from the same era I'd like to hear from them as I find this DVD almost unwatchable."
It's An Improvement over "Utopia Live In Columbus Ohio 1980.
A fan from Meriden, CT | 09/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like the other reviewers here, I saw the cover of this & was attracted by the fact that this was obviously the same tour that "An Evening With Utopia" was taken from. But I knew that it was NOT the same show (that show was recorded in Cleveland.) But I picked it up anyway in hopes that it was comparable.
As I said, it's an improvement over their "Columbus" show in both video quality & sound. And the set list is impressive again, with alot taking from the "Utopia" album that they were supporting. Personal faves are "Princess of the Universe" and "Say Yeah." Also represented are standouts from earlier albums, notably "Swing To The Right," "Road To Utopia," and "Caravan."
Bottom line is, it's a great package for the die-hard fan, and a decent intro for the casual observer. But this is not the definitive Utopia DVD yet. Hopefully, someone will get the hint & release a wonderfully remastered version of "An Evening With ..." on DVD in the near future. But until then, this disk will whet your apetite"
Say What? Say Yeah
Thom L. Jennings | Albion, New York United States | 10/12/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Utopia was at the top of thier game on this tour but the video and audio quality of this DVD is just awful. The bonus interviews are great and make the item worth picking up for nostalgia purposes only. Get Redux '92 if you want some great Utopia live stuff on DVD"
Raw & Unpolished, High-energy, Utopia in Fine Form
Sun Warrior | CA, USA | 08/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, the video quailty isn't upto snuff compared with "An Evening with Utopia", but it doesn't suck either. The sound quailty/mix starts off a little rough but does improve, and again, doesn't suck - we've all seen & heard what sucks and this is a far cry from being that bad.
Three songs NOT on here that are on "An Evening with..." are Love Alone, The Very Last Time, & Love is the Answer, BUT you get about five additional songs on here that aren't on "An Evening with..." including Forgotten but not Gone, There goes my Inspiration, and several others of that caliber.
If you're into Uptopia, get this - you will not be dissappointed. The performances are solid & passinate - all the boys are on the top of their game for the most part - vocals, harmonies, & instruments - it's clear, this is vintage Utopia. If you've only heard about Utopia, or are only some-what familiar with them, no single video or concert performance will do justice in covering the range this band delivered over the course of their career (that's one of the things that makes them so great) - but this is certainly a great start and should catch your interest to see & hear more of them from other time periods.
Also included on this DVD are four seperate interviews with each of the band members. Provides interesting back-info and behind-the-scenes info...
Yeah, it might of been cool to get both performances (this one and An Evening with...) on a single DVD, it might have been redundant too, but those of us who know & follow Utopia, know that's not a bad thing - Every one of their performances is a different roller-coaster ride to be appreciated for what it has to offer..."