With a Twist...

With a Twist...
Todd Rundgren
Released September 23, 1997
Genre Bossa nova
Label Guardian
Producer Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren chronology

The Individualist
(1995)
With a Twist...
(1997)
Up Against It
(1997)
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With a Twist... is a 1997 album by Todd Rundgren. Asked to produce an album of new versions of his older singles, Rundgren decided to record the songs in Bossa nova style with elements of Exotica, complete with tropical bird call effects at the beginning of Hello, It's Me similar to Martin Denny's recording Quiet Village. Continuing the theme, Rundgren toured theaters with a replica of a tiki bar, the performers on a very small stage with selected audience members being seated at tables also on the theater stage, and being served drinks by the monitor engineer/bartender. The performers never acknowledged the larger theater audience, and the show ended when the last "bar patron" left the stage.

Track listing

Songs by Todd Rundgren, Utopia and others.

  1. "I Saw the Light"
  2. "Influenza"
  3. "Can We Still Be Friends"
  4. "Mated"
  5. "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference"
  6. "Love Is the Answer"
  7. "Fidelity"
  8. "Never Never Land"
  9. "Hello It's Me"
  10. "I Want You"
  11. "A Dream Goes On Forever"

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