Todd Rundgren : Initiation (UK)

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Sell date: 10/1990
Label: Rhino
Mfg's Catalog#: 70866
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 Notes & Reviews
Todd's music is like wine......the older it get's the better it sounds!
- Leigh J Hoebing, 12/05/2005, USA

Out-of-print in the US. INITIATION took a lot of notice when it was first released in 1975, because of it's technical oddity: At 68 minutes, it was and remains the longest single-disc-vinyl pop album ever, longer than some two-LP sets. Over half of that length is taken up by the 36-minute exploration 'A Treatise on Cosmic Fire'. Bookended by pyrotechnic guitar solos, most of the piece consists of a lengthy synthesizer solo that actually sounds like a lot of the electronica acts that appeared two decades later. The other half of the album contains a pair of Rundgren's trademark pop-soul gems, 'Real Man' and the title track; the SMILE-era Beach Boys homage 'Eastern Intrigue', which foreshadows the genre exercises of Rundgren's next album, FAITHFUL; and an odd layered-vocals experiment called 'Born to Synthesize'. INITIATION is the first taste of the restless stylistic exploration that dominates the rest of Rundgren's career.

Real Man
Born to Synthesize
The Death of Rock & Roll
Eastern Intrigue
Fair Warning
A Treatise on Cosmic Fire

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