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Todd Rundgren - Live in Japan
Todd Rundgren - Live in Japan
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2002     1hr 34min

Todd Rundgren performs his greatest hits in this exciting live stage show recorded in Japan! Rock's original Renaissance man--producer, founder of the band Utopia, writer of such hits as "I Saw the Light," "Hello, It's Me,...  more »


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/20/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1990
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1990
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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corysnyder | Minnetonka, MN United States | 06/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the definitive Todd Rundgren DVD! Less self-indulgent than "Ever Popular Tortured Artist", less dated than "Utopia Retrospective", & less uneven than "Desktop Collection", "Live in Japan" has the best set-list of any of his solo or Utopia concert DVD's & sound that far exceeds any of the Utopia DVD releases. It's Todd at the height of his powers, emphasizing tracks from his very best late-period CD, the sadly out-of-print "Nearly Human" - though he does plenty of the hits, too (including a solid rendition of "Hello, It's Me"). I am thrilled that Image Entertainment dug this out of Rhino's vaults - it's a great concert from rock's most underrated artist (and a perfect Introduction to Todd for the uninitiated)!"
A True Todd Fanatic Will Love This DVD!
James J Franklin | Henderson, NV | 11/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Outstanding music, great concert. I love the vocals, the backround music, Todd's unconventional crew, including the three fine dancing babes (backround vocals) in the tight dresses. The performance seemed geared for the Japanese audience, a bit restrained, but Todd and company are at their very best.
Outstanding songs include all material presented, most notably "Real Man", "Parallel Lines", "Want of a Nail", "Can We Still Be Friends" and " Mated". This is exceptional stuff from my favorite rock and roller of all time, Todd Rundgren, who is in my estimation, a genius.
Even my country-western geared wife, who believes a little of Todd goes along way, and has attended a Todd concert with me gave his performance in this DVD a thumbs-up. The Todd concert she attended with me was at very small venue at Blaine, WA, June 2000, which was unbelievable, I got right up against the stage, rocked out, and after the show I was fortunate enough to meet the Wizard himself!
This is a must own DVD, and along with the {} spent on two tickets to see Todd in Blaine, Washington, it's the best () I ever spent!"
Solid, professional performance, great song selection
Frank Lynch | Brooklyn, NY USA | 09/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

This 1990 concert was part of the tour to promote "Nearly Human," and thus highlights songs from one of Todd's most melodic and interesting albums, with a solid non-Utopian band (additional guitarist, keyboards, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, and backing vocalists). The greater number of personnel allows for more diverse arrangements, and no edge has been sacrificed. The songs drive hard, and include a number of other standards such as "Love of the Common Man", "Real Man," and "Love In Action." It's also -funny- here and there...What may also surprise you is the lighting -- there is greater variation in the lighting than I've seen in the Utopia DVD's currently available.With this old show finally available on DVD, can "An Evening With Utopia" be far behind?"
A True Star
WillieB | 03/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Todd is a master crafter of catchy songs, an innovative musician/engineer, and his unmistakable voice (full, thick and soothing) is a treat to hear. On this DVD, most of the songs from "Nearly Human" and other favorites are captured live. The band consists of guitar, bass, drums, two keyboardists, sax, trumpet, percussion, three female backing vocals and Todd. If you want to see Todd jam you may be disappointed since he only plays lead on "Unloved Children", solo acoustic guitar on "Love of the Common Man", and electric guitar on "Love in Action". On this tour, he focused on singing and let his incredibly tight band provide the music.

The video is clear; the editing, tastefully done, shows the enthusiasm of the musicians. Audio choices are DD 5.1 and stereo. Both sound great, but the stereo mix sounds tighter and better defined. No extras or bonus features are provided but with an intense performance like this you don't miss them.