Australian singles charts:
I Saw the Light entered the Kent charts on 3 July 1972 and peaked at #21.
The song is on the album Something/Anything?
Record label of Australian release:
Live version by Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren from the Live from Daryl’s House series:
Songfacts – I Saw the Light:
Rundgren learned piano on his own, which gave him a non-traditional approach to the instrument. When he wrote this song, he was doing what came naturally, moving his hands up and down the keyboard. As he did it, he came up with very simple lyrics, letting one line flow into another without thinking about it at all:
It was late last night
I was feeling something wasn’t right
Rundgren knew the song had hit potential, which he later learned can often come by keeping things simple.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/todd-rundgren/i-saw-the-light
Wikipedia – Todd Rundgren:
Todd Rundgren is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, multimedia artist, sound engineer and record producer who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. He is known for his sophisticated and often unorthodox music and his occasionally lavish stage shows.
Rundgren organised the first interactive television concert in 1978, designed the first color graphics tablet in 1980, and created the first interactive album, No World Order, in 1994.
Rundgren was one of the first acts to be prominent as both an artist and producer. His notable production credits include Badfinger’s Straight Up (1971), Grand Funk Railroad’s We’re an American Band (1973), the New York Dolls’ New York Dolls (1973) and Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell (1977).
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Rundgren
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