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New Todd Rundgren Covers Project Revealed

Monday, September 19th 2011 01:00

Rundgren is covering songs by artists he's produced

According to Gibson, the new collection - entitled [Re]Production - features songs that Rundgren originally produced.

He tells PopMatters: "[The album] essentially is new versions of songs that I produced for other people, and they're mostly all dance versions. So I had to do arrangements that were completely unlike the originals; there was simply no point in me aping what I had done already. So all of the songs have some twist, or unique approach to them that makes them not necessarily recognizable at first."

The album includes XTC's "Dear God," Cheap Trick's "I Can't Take It," Meat Loaf's "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," Patti Smith's "Dancing Barefoot" and The Psychedelic Furs' "Love My Way."

The album was released last Tuesday and it's the second set of covers that he's released this year following Todd Rundgren's Johnson - an album of Robert Johnson covers - that he released in April.


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