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Soul Brother - Todd Rundgren - Liars Live (DVD)



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It has been so long since Todd Rundgren has seemed to take his recording career seriously that it's easy to assume that his album, Liarswould fit right alongside such follies as the awkwardly interactive TR-i or the bossa nova tribute With a Finestra Che Lucive (Fereastra Ce Era Luminată) - Nicolae Herlea - Recital De Canțoneteor perhaps that it's merely like the endearingly messy collection of tunes One Long Year.

After nearly 15 years of Soul Brother - Todd Rundgren - Liars Live (DVD) kinds of releases, it seemed like Rundgren had drifted into the wilderness, where he was more concerned with technology than crafting albums, so it's an utter shock that Liars isn't only a carefully considered, carefully constructed record, but that it's his best pop album in over 20 years.

Like any of his best albums, it benefits by having a loose theme or at least an Soul Brother - Todd Rundgren - Liars Live (DVD) concept that focuses Rundgren.

The title makes plain what the theme is, but in case you didn't catch it, Todd spells it out in the liner notes: "All of these songs are about a paucity of truth. At first they may seem to be about other things, but that is just a reflection of how much dishonesty we have accepted in our daily lives. He's angry that the bright optimistic future he was promised as a kid hasn't arrived, he's angry that all the promises of the '60s have been tattered, he's angry that music he's loved has been cheapened and removed of soul, he's angry and despairing about his country and the world, and that anger has led him to shed some of his musical crutches -- particularly an overindulgence on new technology and a penchant for cuteness -- and deliver a tuneful, visceral, catchy album where even the softer, sweeter songs have heavy themes.

Perhaps he decided that the only way his thoughts could be clearly heard is through pop songs both elaborate and Soul Brother - Todd Rundgren - Liars Live (DVD), but whatever the case, this is the first time he hasn't seemed embarrassed to be writing pop songs since Tortured Artistbut this album has a gravity and urgency that record lacked. He hasn't sounded this engaged or impassioned since The Hermit of Mink Hollowgiving slow, soulful tunes like "Sweet" and "Past" a touchingly bittersweet feel and harder numbers like "Mammon" and "Liar" a visceral, gut-level impact; few angry protest albums have been this catchy.

Rundgren has so much to say he lets Liars run long -- longer than A Wizard, a True Star or Toddactually -- but it's always absorbing and often quite gripping, proof that he not only still retains the ability to surprise, but that he can make an album as provocative and successful as he did during his '70s peak.

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7 thoughts on “ Soul Brother - Todd Rundgren - Liars Live (DVD)

  1. Cleopatra Records is pleased to announce “An Evening With Todd Rundgren – Live At The Ridgefield” on August 26, Get ready for an incredible concert experience, a multi-media extravaganza available on CD, Vinyl, DVD, and Blu-ray, starring classic rock icon and famed songwriter/producer Todd Rundgren.
  2. Dec 10,  · The second half of the show is a soul revue, funk-meets-blue-eyed-soul. It begins aptly with the bottom-heavy Liars track "Soul Brother," reminiscent of Todd's Utopia tune "Rock Love," and includes two exquisite ballads from Liar, "Sweet" and "Past" (evocative of his classics "The Verb to Love" and "Fair Warning.").
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Gatefold Vinyl release of Liars on Discogs.
  4. Todd Rundgren - Liars/Liars Live - morlugdabealoregravelredeemer.infoinfo Music Skip to main content. Try Prime Special Collection of Both the Studio Album of "Liars" and Its Companion Live Dvd in One Package. (Dvd is Pal Region 2, Playable Only on Multiformatted Region Free Dvd Players). Soul Brother (Dvd) Flaw (Dvd) Sweet (Dvd) Past (Dvd) Love.
  5. Forgot to add a pinch of soul Tell me, whatever happened to soul, brother? Tell me, what did they do with the soul, soul brother? Tell me, where did they go with the soul, brother? Can I get a witness? We're only here to entertain And just pretend to be in pain And if you wanna see me get down Just watch me wave my hands around.
  6. Dec 10,  · The bottom line of the video release of "Liars Live" is two-fold. Equally as important as his songwriting, Todd Rundgren is and always will be a great soloist on the electric guitar. His brilliance as the singer/songwriter is unparalleled to this day/5(32).
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