POV (album)

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POV
Utopia POV.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1985
StudioUtopia Sound Studios
GenreRock, new wave
Length41:11
LabelPassport
ProducerTodd Rundgren, Willie Wilcox
Utopia chronology
Oblivion
(1984)
POV
(1985)
Trivia
(1986)
Singles from POV
  1. "Mated"
    Released: June 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars [1]

POV is the ninth studio album by the rock group Utopia, released in 1985.[2] It peaked at #161 on the Billboard 200 charts. Except for live reunion albums and compilations, this was the last album recorded by Utopia, and Rundgren's final work under the Utopia banner until the group reformed for a Japanese tour in 1992.

The ambiguous acronym title is given four possible explanations on the back cover of the album, standing variously for "Price of Victory", "Pillar of Virtue", "Point of View" or "Persistence of Vision". The front cover photo depicts the band dressed in quasi-military costumes and looking at a star map, while in the background the giant "Pharaoh" mask (a stage prop from their mid-1970s "RA" tour) can be seen. The album layout also reflects Rundgren's interest in computers and information technology and incorporates elements adapted from the 'window' design used in the Apple Macintosh operating system of the mid-1980s.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Play This Game"4:12
2."Style"4:14
3."Stand for Something"3:50
4."Secret Society"4:17
5."Zen Machine"4:07
6."Mated"3:56
7."Wildlife"3:36
8."Mimi Gets Mad"3:44
9."Mystified"5:21
10."More Light"3:54
11."Man of Action" (Not on LP, bonus track on cassette and CD versions)3:42
12."Fix Your Gaze" (Originally from Trivia, bonus track on 2011 reissue)4:32
13."Monument" (Originally from Trivia, bonus track on 2011 reissue)5:39

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard

Year Chart Position
1985 Pop Albums 161

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "POV - Utopia | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Utopia (5) - POV (LP) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2009-06-25.