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Utopia is an American progressive rock band, led by Todd Rundgren, that toured and recorded from 1973 to 1986. Rundgren's back-up band for A Wizard, a True Star (1973) evolved into the first version of Utopia, a band oriented towards progressive rock. Through its history, the band changed personnel and styles several times, though the best known lineup included Roger Powell, Kasim Sultan, and John Wilcox.
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Utopia — POV Utopia — POV
(Passport PBCD 6044, 1985, CD)
Utopia — Oblivion Utopia — Oblivion
(Passport PBCD 6029, 1983/1990, CD)
Utopia — Adventures In Utopia + Deface the Music + Swing to the Right Utopia — Adventures In Utopia + Deface the Music + Swing to the Right
(Edsel EDSD 2129, 1982/2012, 2CD)
Utopia — Swing to the Right Utopia — Swing to the Right
(Rhino Records RNCD 70875, 1982/1990, CD)
Utopia — Utopia Utopia — Utopia
(Rhino Records R2 70713, 1982/1989, CD)
Utopia — Deface the Music Utopia — Deface the Music
(Rhino Records RNCD 70873, 1980/1992, CD)
Utopia — Adventures in Utopia Utopia — Adventures in Utopia
(Rhino Records RNCD 79872, 1979/1990, CD)
Utopia — Oops! Wrong Planet Utopia — Oops! Wrong Planet
(Rhino Records R2 70870, 1977/1992, CD)
Utopia — Ra Utopia — Ra
(Essential ESM CD 757, 1976/1999, CD)
Utopia — Another Live Utopia — Another Live
(Rhino Records R2 70867, 1975/1990, CD)
Utopia — Todd Rundgren's Utopia Utopia — Todd Rundgren's Utopia
(Rhino Records R2 70865, 1974/1990, CD)

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