Todd Rundgren Nearly Human 180g Colored Vinyl LP
Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso From Original Warner Music Tapes
1989's Nearly Human finds Todd Rundgren closing out the decade with one of his many crowning achievements during his long and successful association with the Warner Music Group.
Undoubtedly one of the finest multi-instrumentalists, vocalist, songwriter and producers of our time, for this session, Todd confides with some of his great friends like Utopia, members of The Tubes and Mr. Big, Bourgeois Tagg, Clarence Clemmons, Randy Jackson, Michael Narada Walden and the soul legend Bobby Womack, making this album an enjoyable feast to the heart and soul of his fans now for over three decades since its release.
Starting things off with a surprise Top #15 rock hit with the stellar "The Want Of A Nail," Rundgren brought the late great Bobby Womack to lend his magic vocals on this soul laden rocker. Complete with a heavy duty string orchestra, horns and a choral of fine vocalists, the recording truly tells the listener that this is going to be one interesting journey.
Avid listeners are always drawn to his soulful uptempo ballads, he delivers the goods with some of his finest writings like his brilliantly crafted "Parallel Lines" and "The Waiting Game." With very intricate harmonies on both tunes, and top rank musicians abounding, these songs are a welcomed addition to this masterwork.
A brief reunion with Utopia is always a great thing, and this album lends itself to the wonderful second single from the album "Can't Stop Runnin'." The track was a radio and fan favorite as its funk infused rhythm and guitarist Lyle Workman's solo continues to thrill as another heartbeat of this album.
Todd Rundgren Nearly Human Track Listing:
1. The Want Of A Nail
2. The Waiting Game
3. Parallel Lines
4. Unloved Children
5. Can't Stop Running
7. Feel It
9. I Love My Life