Utopia

Trivia

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Released not long after the group's disbandment, Trivia rounds up highlights from Utopia's three post-Bearsville releases -- Utopia, Oblivion and POV. In a way, its release was welcome, since Oblivion and POV were tremendously uneven, and their best moments sound better when paired with the highlights from Utopia, but -- as Rhino's Anthology later proved -- they still don't live up to prime Utopia. That said, Trivia is more listenable than either of the Passport releases and nearly as entertaining as Utopia, but once Rhino released Anthology two years later, it was pretty much useless for anyone outside of collectors. And that's because Trivia was baited with an outtake each from Oblivion and POV, presumably to make the collection enticing for the dedicated. "Fix Your Gaze" would have ranked as one of the better numbers on Oblivion, but "Monument" wasn't particularly interesting; they were both added as bonus tracks on Rhino's double-disc Passport collection, Oblivion, POV & Some Trivia.

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