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Top Customer Reviews
Songs like "Pretending To Care" and "Lost Horizon" are suprisingly lush and gorgeous considering this is all coming from one man's voice (albeit processed and meticulously layered). Both are extraordinarily good songs.
There's plenty of quirkier, lighthearted moments too - "Hodja" ('covered' by John Stamos et al on an early episode of "Full House"), a cover of The Spinners' "Mighty Love", and "Something To Fall Back On". The latter, as many other reviewers have said, is the ultimate 'hit that never was'. Although many Todd songs fall under that category, "Something.." is just *insanely* catchy and fun sounding.
Other highlights include "Johnee Jingo" (which sounds like an old protest song), the mysterious, majestic opener "Blue Orpheus", the frightening "Lockjaw" (Which manages to be 10x weirder than anything from "A Wizard a True Star" and "Todd"), and "Honest Work", which is a cappella in the truest sense (no processing at all - just Todd's regular voice).
It's ambitious, fascinating, strange, catchy, and many other adjectives. Don't be scared off by the gimmick, because it's really one of Todd's more accessible releases.
And what a trailblazer! 20 years later, Bjork does the same thing with "Medulla" (which I also highly recommend).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great album still amazing to see what todd did with his voice on this albumPublished on July 23, 2014 by Northern Knight
Long before the popularity of a cappella groups there was Todd and this masterpiece. I'm still replacing LPs and so happy to have this music again. Read morePublished on March 20, 2014 by steve pennington
All Todd Rundgren albums are unique and this one is no exception. There are some absolute gems (Lost Horizon, Pretending To Care Johnee Jingle) and some throw aways ( Miracle in... Read morePublished on November 9, 2013 by guitarbuilder
A Cappella is a must if you're a Rundgren fan. The whole CD done with a fairlight computer and Todd's vocals, great stuff. Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by Dave Brinkley
Every song on this CD is a capella. All the instruments are done with Todd's mouth. Even if you don't like Todd Rundgren this CD is a MUST have for anyone who enjoys music.Published on January 26, 2013 by A. K. Costanzo
I bought this album on vinyl in the mid-80s and didn't care for it much. I won't say that it is a classic, but oddly, it's held up well over the years. Read morePublished on May 27, 2012 by Scott Switzer
This album is a treat for both Todd Rundgren lovers and for a cappella lovers.
Most of the songs on the album are excellent. Read more
Throughout the years Todd Rundgren has always been one of those musicians who marched to the beat of his own drummer. Read morePublished on March 8, 2010 by Andre S. Grindle
The Beach Boys, Take 6, Manhattan Transfer and The Mothers of Invention rolled into one... hard to imagine, I know, because I can think of nobody but Todd Rundgren who could have... Read morePublished on January 25, 2010 by A reader