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Healing (Todd Rundgren album)

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Released  January 28, 1981
Producer  Todd Rundgren
Release date  28 January 1981
Length  53:37
Artist  Todd Rundgren
Label  Rhino Entertainment
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Genres  Pop rock, Power pop, New-age music
Similar  Todd Rundgren albums, Pop rock albums

Healing is Todd Rundgren's ninth studio album, released in 1981. The album's themes are spirituality and the human condition, something Rundgren had touched on many times in earlier works but never with the consistency exhibited here as every track explores a different aspect. The back cover image of the album (artwork by Prairie Prince) shows the caduceus and a Qabalistic Tree of Life each overlaid by a treble clef (Which is reversed for the Tree of Life), reflecting Rundgren's linking of his spirituality and music.

Contents

The original vinyl release includes a bonus 7" 33rpm single featuring the tracks "Time Heals" and "Tiny Demons" which are unlisted on the album sleeve but are included at the end of the later CD release as tracks 10 and 11.

"Time Heals" and "Compassion" were both released as singles and a promotional video was made for the former, which was the eighth music video to air on MTV during its launch on August 1, 1981.

Live performance

In September 2010, Rundgren performed his Todd and Healing albums live for the first time in Akron, Ohio, followed by concerts in Muskegon MI, Indianapolis IN, St. Louis MO, Glenside PA, and Morristown NJ. Whereas the original Healing album had been entirely performed by Rundgren in the studio, the live performances featured the same band as for the Todd shows: Jesse Gress, Greg Hawkes, Prairie Prince, Bobby Strickland, and Kasim Sulton. Led by choirmaster Dirk Hillyer, local choirs from near each venue joined the band during parts of the Healing set. large LED display and lasers were on display throughout the shows with Rundgren and the band dressed in extravagant costumes. The shows have been released on DVD.

Vinyl LP

Side one
  1. "Healer" - 3:40
  2. "Pulse" - 3:07
  3. "Flesh" - 3:58
  4. "Golden Goose" - 3:16
  5. "Compassion" - 4:43
  6. "Shine" - 8:12
Side two
  1. "Healing, Part I" - 7:28
  2. "Healing, Part II" - 7:52
  3. "Healing, Part III" - 4:40
Bonus 7-inch 33rpm Single
  1. "Time Heals" - 3:33
  2. "Tiny Demons" - 3:08

CD

  1. "Healer" - 3:40
  2. "Pulse" - 3:07
  3. "Flesh" - 3:58
  4. "Golden Goose" - 3:16
  5. "Compassion" - 4:43
  6. "Shine" - 8:12
  7. "Healing, Part I" - 7:28
  8. "Healing, Part II" - 7:52
  9. "Healing, Part III" - 4:40
  10. "Time Heals" - 3:33
  11. "Tiny Demons" - 3:08

Personnel

  • Todd Rundgren - Arranger, Engineer, Instruments, Producer, Vocals
  • Charts

    Album

    Single

    Formats

  • Vinyl LP
  • Cassette
  • 8 Track Tape
  • Compact Disc
  • Songs

    1Healer3:41
    2Pulse3:10
    3Flesh4:01

    References

    Healing (Todd Rundgren album) Wikipedia


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