Todd Rundgren A Wizard, A True Star Colored 180g Vinyl 2LP
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As founding member of the late-sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20s when he began his long solo journey and became one of the music industry's most prolific and celebrated rock artists.
For his very lengthy (close to sixty minutes) fourth album, A Wizard, A True Star, the legendary Todd Rundgren delivered a huge album event complete with 19 stellar performances making this one of his most revered efforts of his four-decade career.
As with many of his solo albums, Todd played all of the instruments, sang, wrote 17 of the 19 tunes and produced this masterwork. The album also catapulted Todd Rundgren's marquee as a singer/songwriter even further with his smash radio hits "Just One Victory", "Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel" and his brilliant Philly-soul-R&B medley "I'm So Proud / Ooh Ooh Baby / La La Means I Love You / Cool Jerk".
Album opener "International Feel" immediately brings the listener onto a hypnotic prog-rock journey as only Todd Rundgren can deliver. With solid tracks like "You Need Your Head", filled with exceptional guitar work, solid lyrical imagery and his rockin' vocals, the artist truly pours it all out on this album. More Todd favorites abound as "When The Shit Hits The Fan / Sunset Blvd." sets the stage for the rest of this masterwork into full swing.
Known to write some very key ballads in his long career, Todd nails one of his finest ever with his brilliant Philly-soul sound on the aforementioned "Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel".
Soon to be followed with more classic rockers like pop-infused "Does Anybody Love You" and the iconic album closer, "Just One Victory", all would go on to become Todd Rundgren staples and some of his most enduring work ever recorded.
Todd Rundgren A Wizard, A True Star Track Listing:
1. International Feel
2. Never Never Land
3. Tic Tic Tic It Wears Off
4. You Need Your Head
5. Rock and Roll Pussy
6. Dogfight Giggle
7. You Don't Have To Camp Around
9. Zen Archer
10. Just Another Onionhead/Dada Dali
11. When the Shit Hits the Fan/Sunset Blvd
12. Le Feel Internacionale
1. Sometimes I Don't Know What To Feel
2. Does Anybody Love You?
3. Medley: I'm So Proud / Ooh Baby Baby / La La Means I Love You / Cool Jerk
4. Hungry For Love
5. I Don't Want To Tie You Down
6. Is It My Name?
7. Just One Victory