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Utopia (5)Utopia

Label:Network Records (2) – 60183, Network Records (2) – 9 60183-1
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, SP - Specialty Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Power Pop, Alternative Rock

Tracklist

A1Libertine
Lead VocalsKasim*
2:47
A2Bad Little Actress
Lead VocalsKasim*, Todd*
2:50
A3Feet Don't Fail Me Now
Lead VocalsRoger*
3:06
A4Neck On Up
Lead VocalsWillie*
2:53
A5Say Yeah
Lead VocalsKasim*, Todd*
3:04
B1Call It What You Will
Lead VocalsKasim*
3:48
B2I'm Looking At You But I'm Talking To Myself
Lead VocalsTodd*
3:38
B3Hammer In My Heart
Lead VocalsTodd*
4:10
B4Burn Three Times
Lead VocalsRoger*
3:15
B5There Goes My Inspiration
Lead VocalsKasim*, Todd*
3:24
Bonus LP
C1Princess Of The Universe
Lead VocalsWillie*
3:29
C2Infrared And Ultraviolet
Lead VocalsKasim*, Todd*
2:17
C3Forgotten But Not Gone
Lead VocalsKasim*, Todd*
2:31
C4Private Heaven
Lead VocalsKasim*
3:12
C5Chapter And Verse
Lead VocalsTodd*
3:40
D1Princess Of The Universe
Lead VocalsWillie*
3:29
D2Infrared And Ultraviolet
Lead VocalsKasim*, Todd*
2:17
D3Forgotten But Not Gone
Lead VocalsKasim*, Todd*
2:31
D4Private Heaven
Lead VocalsKasim*
3:12
D5Chapter And Verse
Lead VocalsTodd*
3:40
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Notes

"SP" plant code on labels, "SP" etched in runouts, and "E A S T" embossed around the center hole on one side of each LP denote Specialty Records Corporation pressing. Remainder of runouts etched, mastering stamped.

Issued in a single-pocket jacket, with custom-printed inner sleeves with lyrics.

Sides C and D are the same on both sides and both are labeled as "Side Three (Bonus LP)," and the tracks are not listed on the back cover.

Catalog number 9 60183-1 on spine.
Catalog number 60183 in label matrices, on inner sleeves.

Recorded at Utopia Sound Studios. Mastered at Sterling Sound.
Produced for Neo-Utopian Laboratories, Ltd. (Null)

Track publishers on labels:
All compositions published by Void Music, Inc./Fiction Music, Inc. BMI/Avoid Music, Inc./Fourth Floor Music, Inc. ASCAP; except
A4, A5, B1, B3 to B5, C3 to C5, D3 to D5: Unearthly Music, Inc./Fiction Music, Inc. BMI/Terrestrial Music, Inc./Fourth Floor Music, Inc. ASCAP

Track copyrights on inner sleeves:
A1 to A3, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2: ©1982 Void Music, Inc./Fiction Music, Inc. BMI/Avoid Music, Inc./Fourth Floor Music, Inc. ASCAP
A4, A5, B1, B3 to B5, C3 to C5, D3 to D5: ©1982 Unearthly Music, Inc./Fiction Music, Inc. BMI/Terrestrial Music, Inc./Fourth Floor Music, Inc. ASCAP

℗ & ©1982 Network Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7559-60183-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075596018319
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Pressing Plant ID (On labels): SP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Embossed around center hole, sides B and D): E A S T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 60183-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 60183-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): 60183-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D label): 60183-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 60183-A-1SP 1-1 ⚾ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 60183-B-1-SP 1-1 SM<2 ⚾ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 1): 60183-C-1SP 1-1 SM1-1 ⚾ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 1): 60183-C-2SP 1-1 ⚾ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): 60183-A-1SP 1-1 STERLING ⚾
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): 60183 6̶0̶8̶1̶3̶--B-1-SP 1-1 STERLING ⚾
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 2): 60183-C- 2SP 1-1SM1-1 STERLING ⚾
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 2): 60183-C- 2SP 1-1 STERLING ⚾
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): 60183-A-1SP 1-1 STERLING ⚾
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): 60183 6̶0̶8̶1̶3̶--B-1-SP 1-1 SM1-1 STERLING ⚾
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 3): 60183-C- 2SP 1-1SM1-1 STERLING ⚾
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 3): 60183-C- 2SP 1-1 STERLING ⚾

Other Versions (5 of 26)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Utopia (LP, Album, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP)Epic, Epic, Epic, EpicEPC 25207, 25207, EPCA 2966, A-2966Europe1982
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Utopia (LP, Album)EpicEPC 25207UK1982
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Utopia (LP, Album, Stereo)Network Records (2)96 01831Canada1982
New Submission
Utopia (2×LP, Album)Epic, EpicELPS 4355, ELPS 4356Australia1982
Recently Edited
Utopia (LP, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP)Epic, EpicEPC 25207, XPS 166UK1982

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Reviews

  • jtm1967's avatar
    jtm1967
    Excellent powerpop album from utopia which sounds best on this original pressing. Pick one up
    • vangalex's avatar
      vangalex
      the EQ is way off on this and not a fan of this record, I do like many of Todd's offerings but not this one.
      • recordhead59's avatar
        recordhead59
        Great record. Almost like a Beatles record in that its 20 perfectly crafted power pop gems. Was very fortunate to see Todd and Todd and Utopia many many times from the 1970.s up to the late 80's. Every tour they dropped something completely new. I couldn't wait for new Todd material to drop as he was so incredibly inventive, and crafted such great songs album after album.
        • mroutt2's avatar
          mroutt2
          So happy to read all the positive reviews below. I just picked this up on ebay for $.99 + ship so right at $5!!!
          • xtc091157's avatar
            xtc091157
            This is one of Rundgren/Utopia's finest moments. 15 perfect power-pop gems. Not a bad one in the bunch. It's a shame it is so overlooked.
            • buck9185's avatar
              buck9185
              This was the short song/Power Pop era of Utopia
              Solid Lp - some crunch w a couple of ballads
              Songwriting good, Playing Great
              • shedshrine.'s avatar
                shedshrine.
                Edited 3 years ago
                "Hammer in my Heart" got some radio play back in the day and I picked this up recently because I remembered really digging that tune. Whole album is tight, funny intelligent lyrics, four part vocal harmonies, some great unusual toned guitar breaks, Rundgren and crew do a great nugget of power pop here.

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