Utopia is an excellent double disc compilation cd celebrating the strength of women. There are also some men featured on this dics too. These voices truly inspire, and are amazing to listen to. There are some old favorites sung by old favorites, and there are new titles sung by new and upcoming divas. Songs on CD 1, entitled HEART include/5(4). J.J. Milteau celebrated his arrival at Universal Jazz at the turn of the new millennium with his widely acclaimed Memphis album, recorded in the undisputed capital city of southern soul. Upon its release, this superlative set was awarded a Victoire de la Musique —the French equivalent of a Grammy. Utopia followed Swing to the Right, their first album for Elektra subsidiary Network, a mere six months after, dubbing the new album sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.coably, an eponymous release signaled a new beginning for the group, which is true to a certain extent. Utopia finally became a true collective here, with each member's contributions sounding remarkably similar, in performance and composition.6/
One listen to that song and it was obvious to me Todd is a pop master - that melody always stuck with me after thirty years. Of course it's not prog so I really want to judge his material on it's own merits without bias.
I'm not sure of his ambitions as a progster though. I think this album embodies half of what prog was developed upon - grandeur. A sound bigger than a sextet. The first track is really good prog, the second Freak Parade is a highlight for me, to me it sounds like a solid Frank Zappa song from that period with Todd Rundgren on vocals.
Freedom Fighter is just there and the Ikon is a manufactured overblown epic that rivals any other prog song in pomp factor. I can definitely see how some out there think it is the greatest epic in history but I think it's required prog listening albeit an exercise in over the top. The definition of a three star album for me in my collection, but required listening at some point for any serious prog fan out there.
Obviously Todd Rundgren is a big name in the music biz and that lends legitimacy to this record that many one off prog albums don't have. This album should have been great. It begins with a great opening track "Mountaintop and Sunrise: Communion with the Sun", a classic lates progressive rock song. It ends with an minute epic. There are some great guitar solos, and some excellent musical sections. However, the album falls flat, badly.
First of all, the ruined epic: On top of what would have been a good-to-excellent composition, Rundgren adds a narrator telling the tale of the main character in a FAKE Scottish accent on "Singring and the Glass Guitar". It is unlistenable except perhaps once, or for a good laugh at a party! Only about seven minutes of music from this minute epic are NOT ruined by this narration. AND, it is a really unintelligent story in the first place. Between the opener and the closer are a collection of tunes that border on cheesy for different reasons.
Some are just sappy "Eternal Love"others are over the top silly "Hiroshima" while the rest are just not that musical. It is almost as if Rundgren decided to sabotage this album out of spite or something, Album). At the very least, the result is that there is only about 15 minutes of decent music on this minute album the opener, and parts of the other tunes. Really disappointing waste of great potential.
I give this album 3. After recording their first album Todd Rungren's UtopiaFrog Labat left the band, so Rundgren recruited Roger Powell to play the synths, and Powell Album) an important force in the band from that point on and Moogy would leave after this album, a big loss. This album reflects tunes they played on the tour, which no longer included their amazing epic, "The Ikon", because it was too hard for the band to play live!
Todd practiced the Down At Utopia - J.J. Milteau* - Explorer (CD to perfection in the studio when recording the debut, explaining how tight that album is. The Album) here are good, but not in the same league as TR's Utopia. They are easier and definitely more accessible. Saying this, this music is still progressive rock, at least the first half of it.
All of these are original tunes first appearing on this album. Each of these tracks on side 2 is just OK. Indeed, when I play this album, I only ever put on side 1.
Rundgren's vocals on Do Ya in particular are rough, and it is not clear why he would even release it other than he liked to play it, which is fine I guess, but it doesn't add to this collection.
While this is a lot better than all the Utopia albums that would subsequently follow, it is a huge disappointment compared to the amazing debt Utopia album but of course, expectations were going to be huge after that one, so perhaps this is not a Down At Utopia - J.J.
Milteau* - Explorer (CD statement. On the whole, I give this album 6. Unlike the Utopia albums that would follow, it is clear that a ton of love, time, and devotion went into writing this music and making this album.
The compositions are so intricate and well worked-out, and the playing is so tight. It is only on this album that you have such top-notch musicianship.
Unfortunately, Moogy Klingman - whose virtuoso keyboard work is one of this album's characteristics - would leave, as would Frog Labat on synthesizers. Listening to the Utopia catalogue, it seems that Rundgren's energy just got zapped with each new project. But it is here in full force.
In conjunction with the show launch, we will be releasing the original cast recording from the show which includes songs from American Utopia along with songs from Talking Heads and his solo career.
Skip to main content Skip to footer site map. The album will stream on all music platforms and proceeds will help raise money for Broadway Cares: Equity Fights Aids and Feeding America. The program is teased as being 'a show for dads and non-dads. Tituss Burgess Releases 'Dance M. When all is said and done, you simply build more on passion than on concrete, and everything we care for is irrevocably fragile. Milteau has continued his musical exploration.
They say Memphis is the most widely quoted city in American songs. For me, Memphis is a sound. The roar of the powerful Hammond B3, the silk-smooth groove of the Wurlitzer, the scorching hot guitar staccato and, most of all, the magic of voices.
Gospel-drenched soul Down At Utopia - J.J. Milteau* - Explorer (CD, coming from so far away that they make you shiver and weep as they come oozing out of a juke joint on East McLemore, of a church on Union, of a club on Beale. This album will remind them how grateful I feel for sharing with me their talent and friendship.
This album is a compilation of the best recordings made by JJ for the Chant du Monde label between and His fiery blues-harp playing, heavily tinged with rock and country strains, has influenced a host of younger players since.
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Soul Conversation on Discogs. Label: Mister Music - • Format: 2x, CD Album, Reissue • Country: France • Genre: Blues •. Jean Jacques Milteau c'est le top de l'harmo en France depuis plus de 30 ans, même si beaucoup de jeunes commencent à faire parler d'eux (Greg Zlap, Sebastien Charlier par exemple. Cet album est un reflet d'excellente qualité de ses albums passés, aucun doute à avoir, vous allez l'aimer/5(11).
Utopia is a side-project by Lothar Meid and ADII's then-producer, Olaf Kubler. A few of the other ADII members make guest appearances, but mostly it's Lothar and session musicians recording in a variety of styles, about 2/3 of which are similar in sound to mid-period ADII (Vive La Trance - Made in Germany).
American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast Recording) - David Byrne’s sold out international tour in support of his first-ever chart topping album, American Utopia, was the most critically. (Blues, Harmonica Blues, Singer/Songwriter) Jean-Jacques Milteau (JJ Milteau) - Коллекция - (& Le Grand Blues Band, Manu Galvin, Demi Evans, Robinson, Smyth), 16 релизов, MP3, kbps» Зарубежный блюз (lossy):: sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.co
12 - Down in Mississippi 13 - Beaumont Lafayette 14 - Will you come Musicians: Jean-Jacques Milteau - harmonica Michael Robinson - vocal Ron Smyth - vocal Manu Galvin - guitar Gilles Michel - bass Eric Lafont – drums Jean-Jacques Milteau is a French harmonica player born in .
Oct 04, · jam at the famous Utopia Club in Paris in with J.M. Kajdan / guitar, Laurent Vernerey / bass, Loic Pontieux / drums, Denis Bennarosh / perc. and J.J. Milteau wharmonica. After disbanding in '86, Utopia played a charity show in New York on January 29, featuring the line-up of Todd Rundgren, Moogy Klingman, Ralph Schuckett, John .
Utopia is an excellent double disc compilation cd celebrating the strength of women. There are also some men featured on this dics too. These voices truly inspire, and are amazing to listen to. There are some old favorites sung by old favorites, and there are new titles sung by new and upcoming divas. Songs on CD 1, entitled HEART include/5(4).
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