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Todd Rundgren's Utopia Benefit For Moogy Klingman 2011 Reunion Concert Recordings Now Available In A Limited Edition Box Set

originally published: 04/08/2020

Todd RundgrenTodd Rundgren’s cult prog/art rock outfit Utopia released a mere handful of studio albums in several incarnations starting in 1974 before retiring in the early ‘80s. Yet the band has managed to maintain an intensely devout fanbase that enthusiastically flocked to sold out performances when Rundgren revived the act for a national tour in 2018.

The seed of that extraordinarily successful reunion lay in a charitable act years earlier when Rundgren’s longtime friend, songwriting partner and founding member of the original Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Moogy “Mark” Klingman, fell ill.

As Klingman’s health deteriorated and his medical bills began to pile up, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia reformed for special benefit engagements to raise money for their dear friend. The result was an astounding coming together in music and a spirit of compassion as former Utopia members, including Mr. Klingman himself, stepped on the stage behind their leader, Todd Rundgren, and gave the fans an incredible concert, one they wouldn’t soon forget.

Now, a new box set collects together both the audio and video of the January 2011 Todd Rundgren’s Utopia reunion show as well as the November show later that year recorded just a few days after Klingman’s passing. The entire box, titled Benefit For Moogy Klingman, is a multi-media treasure trove featuring 4 audio discs and 2 DVDs with special features that include interviews with the band members and a gorgeous booklet with extensive liner notes and photos.

The box set will be released on May 1 courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc, and is available for purchase here.

 



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Track List:

DISC 1: CD Highline Ballroom - New York, NY - January 29, 2011


1. Moogy's Boogie

2. Never Never Land

3. Crying In The Sunshine

4. Lady Face

5. Dust In The Wind

6. Utopia Theme

7. Freak Parade

8. Another Life

9. The Ikon

DISC 2: CD Highline Ballroom - New York, NY - January 29, 2011

1. Heavy Metal Kids

2. The Wheel

3. Set Me Free

4. Do Ya

5. Last Ride

6. Just One Victory

7. Sons Of 1984

8. (You Got To Have) Friends

DISC 3: CD Peekskill Performing Arts Center - Peekskill, NY - November 18, 2011

1. Utopia Theme

2. Freak Parade

3. Heavy Metal Kids

4. Another Life

5. Something's Coming

6. The Seven Rays

DISC 4: CD Peekskill Performing Arts Center - Peekskill, NY - November 18, 2011

1. Do Ya

2. The Wheel

3. The Ikon

4. Freedom Fighters

5. Just One Victory

DISC 5: LIVE CONCERT DVD from Highline Ballroom

DISC 6: LIVE CONCERT DVD from Peekskill Performing Arts Center 


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