Practicing Utopia

Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Another Live (1975) [Reissue 1999]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 11, 2017
Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Another Live (1975) [Reissue 1999]

Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Another Live (1975) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 306 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Essential (ESM CD 756)

It's hard to say exactly why Another Live works better than either Todd Rundgren's Utopia or Initiation, Rundgren's two previous excursions into synth-heavy prog-rock. It's not that the music is more energetic or focused, since it isn't. Neither is the music more challenging or ambitious – it's simply better. It's true that the second half is devoted to covers (West Side Story's "Something's Coming," the Move's "Do Ya") or Rundgren classics ("Heavy Metal Kids," "Just One Victory"), all of which are more song-oriented than anything on the first half, or anything on either TR's Utopia or Initiation…

Utopia - 2 Studio Albums (1983-1985) [Reissue 2011]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 8, 2017
Utopia - 2 Studio Albums (1983-1985) [Reissue 2011]

Utopia - 2 Studio Albums (1983-1985) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 689 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 242 MB | Covers included
Genre: New Wave, Art Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Utopia - Oblivion (1983). Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered edition of the classic 1983 album 'Oblivion' by Utopia. The album saw Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Roger Powell & Willie Wilcox strike out on their own, funding the recording themselves and in the process producing an album of startling originality. Featuring such classic tracks as 'Itch In My Brain', 'Cry Baby' ,'Lovewith a Thinker' and 'Winston Smith Takes It On The Jaw', 'Oblivion' was one of Utopia's finest later albums…

Utopia - Utopia (1973) [Reissue 2017]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 17, 2017
Utopia - Utopia (1973) [Reissue 2017]

Utopia - Utopia (1973) [Reissue 2017]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 240 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 122 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Long Hair (LHC00177)

Recorded at the same time (July 1972) at the same studio (Bavaria Studios, Munich) as Amon Düül II`s well known and of their best efforts 'Wolf City', Utopia was a common project by Amon Düül II producer and musician Olaf Kübler (saxophone, moog) and Düül bass player Lothar Meid. Using the synergy of the parallel sessions with the Wolf City recordings, Olaf Kübler appreciated Düüls singer Renate Knaup-Krötenschwanz as singer of 2 of the album tracks and Düül heads Weinzierl and Karrer on guitar and violin. There is also a different version of Deutsch-Nepal on the album. As Olaf Kübler reminds Deutsch-Nepal was originally planned to record only for the Utopia album. Musically Utopia has a lot in common with the Düül records 'Wolf City' and 'Viva la Trance' and slightly early Passport and Embryo influences…

Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Rare-1 at Oct. 4, 2016
Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations

Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations By Nicholas Carr
English | ISBN: 0393254542 | 2016 | EPUB | 384 pages | 1.23 MB

In Strict Confidence - Utopia (2012) (Limited Edition)  Music

Posted by uff at May 18, 2016
In Strict Confidence - Utopia (2012) (Limited Edition)

In Strict Confidence - Utopia (2012) (Limited Edition)
Electronic | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Golden Core, GCR 20073D-2; enhanced | rel: 2012 | 940Mb

It's always a pleasure to hear something new from this band as they cross genre boundaries and experiment and grow with each new work. Utopia The band has been busy with various live shows and along with this full-length album they've also released a pair of singles from the album in Morpheus and Tiefer. None of this has slowed them down and this album comes packed with great music across eleven stellar tracks that fans will love.

UTOPIA 9 - A Volatile Vacation (2016)  Games

Posted by edi1967 at May 6, 2016
UTOPIA 9 - A Volatile Vacation (2016)

UTOPIA 9 - A Volatile Vacation (2016)
PC Game | Developer: Whalegun | Publisher: Whalegun | 455 MB
Genre: Action, Indie | Language: English | Release Date: 05 May, 2016

Utopia 9 – A Volatile Vacation is a rogue-like 3D twin stick shooter. The game is set in a tragicomic future with a retro sci-fi feel. You play as the most recent guest to arrive on the vacation resort Utopia 9 but nothing is as promised! Upon arrival, you must make your way through hordes of space mutants determined to take you out and snatch your loot. The nemesis system adds unique enemies and invites the player to take revenge on the mutant murderers! Can you survive the mutant onslaught and sue the travel agency?

Discordia - Utopia Perfection (2007)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at April 20, 2016
Discordia - Utopia Perfection (2007)

Discordia - Utopia Perfection (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 336 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 135 mb
Genre: progressive rock

Utopia Perfection is the 2007 CD by Discordia, a progressive rock band from Finland. This was their debut recording.
Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Oops! Wrong Planet Tour: Official Bootleg, Vol. 5 (2003) 2 CDs

Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Oops! Wrong Planet Tour: Official Bootleg, Vol. 5 (2003) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 847 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 310 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Castle Music | # CMXBX735/3 | Time: 02:07:40

Out of all the releases issued thus far in the Todd Rundgren/Utopia Official Bootleg series, it turns out that Vol. 5 – Oops! Wrong Planet Tour – is one of the most "bootleg sounding" of the bunch, as it's less than stellar audio quality suggests it is an audience recording. Despite not possessing as clear a sound as the other volumes (which appear to be mostly soundboard recordings), Oops! Wrong Planet Tour does a good job of capturing the group during one of the most transitional periods of its career. Beginning the year (1977) as a prog rock band (RA) and ending it as a new wave-ish arena rock outfit (Oops! Wrong Planet), both sides of the group are showcased on this double-disc set, while a generous helping of solo Rundgren material is included as well, given a Utopia makeover.
Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Deface The Music Tour: Official Bootleg, Vol. 6 (2003)

Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Deface The Music Tour: Official Bootleg, Vol. 6 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 598 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 222 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Pop Rock, Power Pop | Label: Castle Music | # CMXBX735/2 | Time: 01:31:07

Easily, 1980 could have gone down as the year that Utopia broke through to the mainstream. With the commercial success achieved with the album Adventures in Utopia and its single, "Set Me Free," it appeared as though Rundgren and company were well on their way with their next release. But instead of issuing another album of new wave-esque pop, the group completely switched gears and released a twisted Beatles parody, Deface the Music. While longtime fans loved it, the release obviously confused and alienated their newfound mainstream following, as it failed to follow its predecessor's strong chart showing (and with John Lennon's death just two months after its release, a Beatles parody wasn't exactly what many rock fans wanted to hear at that point in time). As a result, the group only performed selections from the Deface album during its short supporting tour. Now fans can finally hear what the songs sounded like on the concert stage, with Vol. 6 of Rundgren's bootleg series, Deface the Music Tour.
Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Oblivion Tour: Official Bootleg, Vol. 9 (2003)

Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Oblivion Tour: Official Bootleg, Vol. 9 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 611 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classic Rock, Prog-Rock, Power Pop | Label: Castle Music | # CMXBX735/1 | Time: 01:18:56

By the release of 1984's Oblivion, Utopia was inching its way toward a sound that was very popular with the mainstream pop bands of the time – glossy production and electronic drums (a sound popularized by the likes of the Cars and Def Leppard). While the aforementioned groups benefited from this musical approach, Utopia did not – especially due to the fact that drummer Willie Wilcox helped propel many of the group's tracks before this "electronic makeover." It turns out that on the album's supporting tour, Wilcox merged both traditional drums with electronic ones (which improved many of the cold-sounding Oblivion tracks), as evidenced from Vol. 9 of the ongoing Todd Rundgren/Utopia Official Bootleg series, Oblivion Tour. Although its days as a band were drawing rapidly to a close (Utopia would only issue one more album, 1985's POV), the group sounds in fine form here, as such new tracks as "Cry Baby," "Itch in My Brain," and "Love With a Thinker" turn out to be highlights, as well as such older nuggets as "You Make Me Crazy," "Caravan," and "Last of the New Wave Riders".