Annunciato in Aprile GLOBAL, l’attesissimo nuovo album del leggendario TODD RUNDGREN

La casa discografica inglese Cherry Red Records LTD annuncia per il 7 aprile 2015 la pubblicazione di ‘GLOBAL’, l’attesissimo nuovo album in studio dal leggendario Todd Rundgren.

Esce nei primi di Aprile per la Esoteric Antenna Recording, etichetta della Cherry Red Records Group, GLOBAL, l’ultima produzione discografica di Todd Rundgren, il leggendario musicista, cantante, polistrumentista e produttore americano di Upper Darby, ex Nazz e Utopia

L’ultima visione musicale di Todd è una fusione di stili – rock-contemporaneo, soul e musica elettronica – che continua la tradizione delle opere innovative e di rottura che hanno caratterizzato il sound di questo genio visionario.

I brani di GLOBAL sono ancora una volta ben raffinati racchiusi nella nuova vena creativa dell’artista americano. Come cantautore, video-pioniere, produttore, esperto di registrazione, sviluppatore di software per computer, concettualista e artista interattivo, Todd Rundgren ha avuto un lungo impatto sia sulla forma e sia sul contenuto della musica popolare.

Tra i suoi innumerevoli successi “Hello It’s Me”, “I Saw the Light”, “Can We Still be Friends”, “We Gotta Get You A Woman”, “Open My Eyes” e “Bang the Drum” (quest’ultimo un pilastro su ESPN e negli spot televisivi).
Una discografia prolifica come produttore. Nel palmares di Rundgren vengono inclusi classici come ‘Skylarking‘ degli XTC, ‘We’are an american band‘ dei Grand Funk Railroad, ‘War Babies‘ di Hall & Oates, ‘Wave‘ di Patti Smith e di buon auspicio il debutto di Meat Loaf con ‘Bat Out of Hell‘, (il quinto album più venduto di tutti i tempi, con circa 42 milioni di vendite).
Egli è anche riconosciuto a livello internazionale come il Padrino del matrimonio tra musica e multimedia (Premio Les Paul al 29° NAMM TEC Awards).

Casting per il nuovo tour: Todd nel frattempo sta reclutando due nuove cantanti per il costruendo Global Tour 2015 pronto per il mese di Aprile. Todd è in cerca di singers& dancers,  da 21 anni in su, con preferenza verso il look Hawaiano o Polinesiano, per uno spettacolo che si annuncia di Alta Energia. 

Continua nel frattempo la collaborazione di Todd con l’ex Beatle Ringo Starr.
Uscirà infatti a fine mese “POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE”, diciottesimo studio album di Ringo Starr che comprende 11 nuove tracce e per la prima volta un brano composto e registrato da Ringo insieme a Todd: Islands in the Sun.
L’attuale formazione della All Starr Band vede tra le proprie fila, oltre Todd Rundgren, altri grandi artisti come Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Wally Palmer e Gregg Bissonette.

Global non sara’ l’unico album di Rundgren nel 2015, infatti vedrà la luce anche Runddans, lo sforzo creativo e più sperimentale di Todd, Hans-Peter Lindstrom (space-disco producer) & Emil Nikolaisen (frontman dei Serena-Maneesh band), un progetto a cui i tre stanno lavorando da un anno. L’album, registrato a Oslo e nelle Hawaii, dovrebbe arrivare in estate. L’eccitazione musicale continua …

 

TODD RUNDGREN: “Global” list

  1. Evrybody
  2. Flesh & Blood
  3. Rise
  4. Holyland
  5. Blind
  6. Earth Mother
  7. Global Nation
  8. Soothe
  9. Terra Firma
  10. Fate
  11. Skyscraper
  12. This Island Earth
 

Todd addresses SOHF Community


 
Comunicato di Todd – album & tour infomation
 TODD RUNDGREN

The 25th solo studio album of his career, “GLOBAL”, scheduled for release on April 7 in North America and April 6 in the rest of the world, is a stunning contemporary fusion of styles – rock, soul and EDM – which continues the tradition of boundary-breaking works from this visionary genius. Todd’s preternatural gift of melding the bold and the accessible is the hallmark of “GLOBAL” ’s finely crafted tracks.
Todd will be embarking on what will eventually be a world tour in support of the release, beginning in the USA from April 10 – June 10, and continuing in the UK/Europe in September/October. The stage production will be unlike anything Rundgren has mounted in the past: the singer/guitarist will be joined on stage by just two female vocalists and a DJ/keyboardist, and while Todd is keeping the details under wraps, he is promising that the show will be a “video and lighting spectacle to behold”.
During the tour, on April 18, 2015, Todd will be performing at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, as part of Todd’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation’s Symposium on the Moral Imperative of Music Education (for more information about the organization, visit www.spiritofharmony.org).
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Todd Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to front The Nazz, the quintessential 60s psychedelic pop group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut album “Runt”, but it was 1972’s seminal “Something / Anything?” (on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer) that catapulted Todd into the limelight, prompting the media to dub him “Rock’s New Wunderkind.” This was followed by such landmark albums as “A Wizard, A True Star”, “Todd”, and “The Hermit Of Mink Hollow”. In 1974, Todd formed Utopia, who were on the cutting edge of progressive rock in the 70s, and developed into a very tidy power pop outfit in the 80s (as evidenced by such early MTV hits as “Set Me Free” and “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now”).
As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist, Todd Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. Among his myriad of hits are “Hello It’s Me”, “I Saw the Light”, “Can We Still be Friends”, “We Gotta Get You A Woman”, “Open My Eyes”, and “Bang the Drum” (the latter a mainstay on ESPN and in television commercials).
Rundgren’s prolific producer’s discography includes such classics as Skylarking by XTC, We’re an American Band by Grand Funk Railroad, War Babies by Hall & Oates, Wave by Patti Smith, and Meat Loaf’s auspicious debut Bat Out of Hell (the fifth best selling album of all time with some 42 million sales). Sealing his reputation as rock’s renaissance man, Rundgren composed all the music and lyrics for Joe Papp’s 1989 Off- Broadway production of Joe Orton’s “Up Against It” (the screenplay commissioned by The Beatles for what was meant to have been their third motion picture), as well as the
score for “Dumb And Dumber” and a number of television series, including “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” and “Crime Story”. He is also internationally acknowledged as the Godfather of the marriage of music and multimedia.
Few artists have been as fearless and groundbreaking – nor possess such an expansive and exceptional body of work – as Todd Rundgren has throughout his career.

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