Todd Rundgren/UTOPIA (and Related) Audio Rarities On CD-R--- v08.2019

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Greetings Audio Toddheads! Warren H. (Atlanta, GA. USA) here. Tony Rogers and I have transferred our entire audio collections over to my home in 2008. We (Tony & I) thought my circumstances (A 62 year old, single, IT specialist/Audio Editor guy in Atlanta with lots of Todd Rundgren history/archival collecting since 1972) would be ideal for taking over the 'Library' in all its glory. And, so an 'incorporation' of his and my colossal collections takes place! I now curate this ‘museum’. And I plan to share much of this, just as Tony did all these decades. And yes, I’m somewhat of a Todd Rundgren Historian. I have been 'following' Todd extensively (in all forms of media) ever since I saw (and met) him here at an Historic Show at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre on November 8 1973. So I know 'enough'. Please note that I say share my enthusiasm. No buying or selling. Nor will a penny exchange hands. Never.
I want to say a big THANK YOU in advance to all of you who are going to help and have helped with this so far. I’ll do my best. Write me anytime. twarrenh@gmail.com
Just scroll down to the items listed below by period and click on any year to browse the collection.
We've also recently been working in collaboration with my friend Frank Bubnick and his well known vast quality collection (you can visit his list by clicking on his name). Some of his editing is unequaled anywhere.
And some late breaking neat news : I believe most of you are familiar with the JEMS group. A bunch of super collectors for many bands’ audience recordings (predominate though are Yes and Springsteen). Well known for their re-mastering prowess and quality. They’ve been in contact with me for a couple of years, and in December of last year offered me all their (originals) Todd Rundgren Collection. They just didn’t have the resources or the time for refining anything by Todd Rundgren. It just wasn’t on their timeline. I received all their cassettes (60) within a few weeks! Most of them are MASTER tapes from the original Taper. They will be sending me all their DATs and Reels at a later date. I will be listing all these recordings here, as I digitally transfer them. With this addition of the JEMS collection I believe these Todd Rundgren Archives are easily the largest collection on the planet.
How do we share you ask? Well, Just for what it's worth, we really don't do the 'snail mail trading' (by postal) much these days. So, if you would like me to share or trade any of this 'Catalog' with you, it would be more convenient/easiest to share in the form of on-line file transfer. Generally, in .flac format, compressed to .zip or .rar for smoother/faster quality exchange [depending upon the size of the audio file(s) we might be exchanging of course]. Hope that all makes sense. I can work with you on 'all that'. Again, write me, and then we'll come to an agreement of sorts. Please keep in mind, that anything that is 'Official', or 'Professionally Marketed', or still available for 'Retail' purchase is not of consideration. Nor is there any monetary means of transaction.
I do not have any rights to, and I am not open for sharing any material that may be listed below that has been commercially or officially released and is still available retail. (It may be listed below for collection listing purpose only). I do not take or give any money for a single item below either. I do not take away any proceeds that are due to Todd Rundgren, family, friends, business or supporting/associated musicians. If it is ROIO (recording of independent origin), then I'm open to share. Support the artist! Go buy his stuff where and whenever available! Speaking of which; an ultimate place to find/buy Todd's releases and imports & rarities is TRBAZAAR. Check it out! If Scott ain't got it, nobody does...just about! And of course many past official CD/DVD releases and proprietary Todd merchandise is readily available for ordering on-line at The Toddstore. So check them out for sure.
I like to give credit where credit is due too. So please forgive me if I do not credit the right persons involved in making these recordings available/possible for all these years.
I’ll start a ‘Credits’ list here below, and maintain it on down the road. Like to make sure all the folks involved are appreciated. For now, let me go ahead and thank some folks that have really been instrumental in these archives (no particular order): Tony Rogers (of course), Mike Armes, Jeff Gauss (Weavil), Frank Bubnick, Paul Russo, Hiroshi Kawauchi, Istvan, Sara Kritzer, Barry Beiseigel, Roger Steel, Mike Adrian, Gil Ireland-Ashley, Jim Farrell, Dale Michelsohn, Gary Urwin, Don B., Bob Stanislowski (RIP), Micheal B., Jon Risen, Jon Babcock, Mark Wilpolt, Tom Cannon, Joe Franks, Chris 'Razz', Geoff (& Rick) Laurenzo, Ted Moon, Richard Roys, Storm Hunter, Moz (Mike), Sohta Fujito, David Skye, Allen Law, Matt Walsh, Kevin Lewis, Doug Ford, Dave Knife, JEMS, Jared Houser and players to be named later. Special thanks to Roger Linder for providing this page space for us for decades. Let's Rock!
BTW, I call this group of people 'My Cartel'. However, I have given the group a Media name: F451 Media (as in 451 Farenheit). It is not a brand name, for nothing of mine is for sale or has been sold EVER. It is a logo for these dedicated Todd Rundgren Collectors , which most of been doing this since the early 90s (and even earler). Our logo is:
Fahrenheit451

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Date Title Source Time
4/2/83 'ROCK N ROLL TONITE' (TV) PERKINS PALACE PASADINA CA VIDEO SOUNDTRACK (AND FM BROADCAST KLOS-FM) 18 Mins
Date Added:8/6/2019
Track List:CHANT.COMPASSION. BANG ON THE DRUM.BAG LADY.ONE WORLD.
Note:Some very good HD captures of each individual tune have surfaced on the Web, and these are the audio grabs from the films. Strange selection of songs to perform, with the exception of 'Bang On The Drum', which was a chart topper at that time. But to start of a rare TV 'featured' appearance with 'Chant' was strange. Now, ending the show with 'One World' was great! Todd was backed by Mike Finnigan & the Right Band ("members too numerable to mention") and accompanied by vocalists Flo & Eddie (Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan) and Karla Devito. These few captures are a welcome addition, for the sound quality is very good and the KLOS FM Version is truncated before and after tunes. Thank you to Gil Ireland-Ashley for his FM Master!~ Warren
12/11/83 (SOLO) CARDI'S AUSTIN TX AUDIENCE RECORDING COURTESY OF GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY N/A
Date Added:8/6/2019
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHÉ. IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.BANTER/EPTAE & COMPASSION VIDEOS.SONG OF THE VIKING. (CUTS RIGHT IN) MAYBE I COULD CHANGE - BUT WE GET THE ENTIRE RARE PERFORMANCE OF IT!.INTRO/LYSISTRATA.INTO/TINY DEMONS.(CUTS IN) LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG.BAG LADY.DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.BANG OF THE DRUM ALL DAY.MORE EPTAE VIDEO.SOUL MEDLEY (I’M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU & I SAW THE LIGHT).ONE WORLD/ENCORE APPLAUSE.THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Gil is transferring to digital some tapes/shows for me that aren't in the Archives here. And this too is an Excellent Audience Recording, with the exception of yap near the taper. I did a little of bringing the highlights up front. Unfortunately, when I do that; it highlights the chatter next to the taper as well. And The Video Tracks are not worth listening to, for the recorder did not pick them up as clearly as Todd’s actual performance. A couple of places where the audience applause is 'cut’ too (not real noticeable).Typical December 1983 Solo set. But Todd's performance is stellar and a lot of fun. ~ Warren

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8/15/84 UTOPIA - OHIO STATE FAIR COLUMBUS OH (EARLY & LATE SHOWS) AUDIENCE RECORDING COURTESY OF GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY 53:00/69:00
Date Added:8/11/2019
Track List:AFTERNOON SHOW:TOO MUCH WATER.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.LOVE OF THE COMMAN MAN.ABANDON CITY.HAMMER IN MY HEART.SET ME FREE.LYSISTRATA.LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF.SWING TO THE RIGHT.THE VERY LAST TIME.TRAPPED.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.EVENING SHOW:INTRO BANTER-'THE SHEEP QUEEN'.ROCK LOVE.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE.IF I DIDN'T TRY.HAMMER IN MY HEART.ABANDON CITY.ITCH IN MY BRAIN/IN LOVE WITH A THINKER.YOU MAKE ME CRAZY.ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.CRYBABY.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:After I did very much 'work' to this Audience Recording (Gil had transfered it from Cassette for us), I cannot believe how miraculous this now sounds for an Outdoor Stage ('Festival') Show. Sure there's the audience noise and chatter...that's expected. Lots of hand clapping to the beat of some of the tunes, but not annoying. The Afternoon Set starts off a little rough ('Too Much Water'), then phonics improve. The Evening Show, the Band is on fire, with two great Medleys! Both Shows; when the audience noise stops to just listen, the sound of the music is incredible. Lot's of 'Oblivion' here, that I know the Fans get to hear for the first time. All the performances are very burnable to 2 CDs for listening pleasure. I love this! ENJOY~ Warren

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11/22/86 TODD WITH THE TUBES (W/O FEE WAYBILL) 'JANE DORNACKER TRIBUTE' THE WARFIELD SAN FRANCISCO CA AUDIENCE RECORDING COURTESY OF GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY 23 MINS
Date Added:8/17/2019
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME.LOVE IN ACTION.COME AS YOU ARE.MIGHTY LOVE.JUST ONE VICTORY (CUTS OUT).
Note:A 'One Off' for the Tubes (W/o Fee Waybill) backing Todd for this Tribute to Jane Dornacker. This is rare wonderful Audience Recording (I did some editing) Gil transferred it from Cassette for me. It's ALL Todd (with help from the Tubes). He beautifully performs The Tube's 'Come As You Are', and he brings out his entire 'A Capella Tour' Ensemble to back him on 'Mighty Love' & 'Just One Victory'! This is all GREAT, except with the slight cut off of 'Just One Victory'. And thank you Gil! RARE!~ Warren
Wikipedia says, “Jane Dornacker (October 1, 1947 – October 22, 1986) was an American rock musician, actress, comedian, and traffic reporter. In 1986, while working for WNBC 660 AM Radio in New York City (which became WFAN in 1988), Dornacker was aboard during two unrelated crashes of the helicopters leased to WNBC. She survived the first crash, but was killed in the second crash into the Hudson River, which occurred as she was delivering a live traffic report. A memorial concert in celebration of Dornacker took place at The Warfield Theatre in San Francisco on Saturday, November 22, 1986. (She wrote ‘Don’t Touch Me There’ for The Tubes)”

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1/20/87 TODD (SOLO) NEW GEORGE'S SAN RAFAEL CA AUDIENCE RECORDING COURTESY OF GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY 86 MINS
Date Added:8/17/2019
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME.CLICHÉ.TOO FAR GONE.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.SONG OF THE VIKING.MATED.LOVE IN ACTION.THE SMELL OF MONEY.BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.PARALLEL LINES.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.LYSISTRATA.HONEST WORK.COMPASSION.DRIVE.ONE WORLD.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.JUST ONE VICTORY.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Excellent Audience Recording (Rare. Not in 'circulation)! Gil transferred this from his cassette 'as is'(raw) for me. All I did was bring some highlights up front, for Todd uses 'backing computer music' on this one. He explains before 'Mated', in great detail, the loss of some of his equipment, damaged at the Woodstock Warehouse. And he's using Roger's 'Texture' Equipment.
This is not the infamous 'Drunk Show', that is at New George's seven months later (August). This is an awesome performance. Too bad that a goofy/stoned Fan was next to the taper. I cut out as much of him as I could, without ruining the integrity of the recording. Todd has fun here, as you can hear him stop & pause for a period, and the finish 'Love in Action', with humor. I love this (with the exception of audience chatter & hollering).ESSENTIAL for Collectors~ Warren

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6/22/08 TODDSTOCK (TODD'S HOME) 2008 - PREMIER OF 'ARENA'- KAUAI HAWAII (TODD'S BIRTHDAY) SOUNDBOARD 1:19:37
Date Added:8/13/2019
Track List:INTRO.MAD.BREAK.MAD - 2ND.BREAK.AFRAID.BREAK.MERCANERY.BREAK.GUN.BREAK.COURAGE. BREAK.WEAKNESS.BREAK.STRIKE.BREAK.PISSIN'.BREAK.TODAY.BREAK.BARDO.BREAK.MOUNTAIN TOP. BREAK.PANIC.BREAK.MAN UP.OUTRO.
Note:Wow. What an experience to share with all the Todd heads present. So many people there, so many that I have been communicating and working with ages. I won’t try to list 'em here because I wouldn’t want to leave anyone out. The week was very much ‘take it as you want it’. Some people wanted the party scene and that was there galore but the adventures, planned, the food and especially the fellowship made this an event for the ages. All of us who have some duties and responsibilities towards the scene have no doubt returned newly energized. The details of the house, the whole scene will be relayed as folklore for the years to come. I don’t know if this will be a regular event or not, but if it ever happens again, don’t miss it. Todd and his family were magnificent hosts and I still can’t believe he was so cool to do that. Michele ran the show with a lot of help from John (a really cool nice gentle sweetheart of a guy). It was great to mingle with Todd, Michele, Rebop or the family but the people there were what made it so great. That’s the reason you go is to connect with everyone. For all the people who bugged/semi-stalked TR (not that much really considering) there was a richer scene going on around him with all of those who made the trek and were mature enough to reflect on years of traveling the road to utopia together.. I met artists, people from the past, long time buddies...all getting that red dirt on our heels together...and going to the beach, town, etc...A lot of time was spent just doing Kauai...which was the ticket for me this weekend...I needed some rest and got it. I missed 70% of the nighttime fun because I wanted to sleep. I opted to arise early instead. The weather was only dreary one day on the week and rain was brief but unpredictable. Sunset everyday at 730...can’t thank the family for the weekend enough.......And now...for the music.~ Tony Rogers
After much anticipation and a week that went by all too fast the Toddster did not disappoint nor did the musicians. The Stage was constructed over the Lake that pools from the river running through Todd and Michele's living room and above the water falls. It was quite a feat just building on top of water, supplying electricity and sound and using the LED living room house lighting for the last song's special effects. It was a dream come true for all the Todd fans. Amazingly not overpopulated even though some locals and friends attended. It was a mild Kilauea night of weather and high spirits. Shortly before sunset between 6 & 7pm Michele introduced the show we had all been waiting for from the Lanai Deck. The band came out and launched into "Mad" setting some of us into mental bliss frenzy. Still setting sound levels Todd opted to replay the song. Yes it was better clearer stronger second time around. I could have heard all of the songs repeated but it was a dress rehearsal. Most of the new songs have the power rock feel as rumored and most were single word titles like "Mad", "Afraid", "Mercenary", "Gun", "Weakness" (sung toward Michele on the upper deck), "Mountain Top", "Pissin", "Panic" ending with explosive lighting effects background from the house for "Man UP" and no encores. Thirteen songs were played and no former releases revisited. Lyrically engrossing and sonically pleasing especially the searing twin guitar solos. Rachel Hayden, bassist, laid down the bottom with chest throbbing pulses while Prairie gave the heart beat precision. Matt on rhythm guitar and keyboards with backing vocals provided a sweet addition while Todd and Jesse wailed away. The only approach to disappointment was that the set ended too soon but no matter how long it would play on it would have been too soon for all in attendance. One of the Highlights was watching Michele (sans boot cast) and Claudia and another unnamed woman jump into the lake with the stage dancing to the last song. The smiles on their faces was priceless :) The saving grace was Todd's announcement for all to "Party until Dawn". ~ Jim Spann
*2019-08-12: Thank you to Istvan for splitting, tagging and naming tracks in order for our Archives (above) ~ Warren

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1/6/16 SABAN THEATRE BEVERLY HILLS CA ‘TODD RUNDGREN SABAN THEATRE 2016’ (CAMELOT RECORDS?) N/A
Date Added:8/19/2019
Track List:DISC ONE:I SAW THE LIGHT.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.OPEN MY EYES.SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.BLACK AND WHITE.LYSISTRATA.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.KIDDIE BOY.DETERMINATION.LOST HORIZON.BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY.RISE.HAMMER IN MY HEART.LOVE IN ACTION.DISC TWO:SOOTHE.BUFFALO GRASS.I'M SO PROUD.OOH BABY BABY.I WANT YOU.SECRET SOCIETY.DRIVE.ROCK LOVE.BLACK MARIA.HELLO IT'S ME.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.
Note:This is a weird sitrep. I found the tease on YouTube for this. Says it’s a 2019 Camelot Records Release! Camelot has no listing of it anywhere (past, present or future). Sooooooo…I found it on Spotify and grabbed it with my Replay Media Player Ap (and it’s not peak amplitude capped out). IT IS a Pro Recording of the Show. And in typical Camelot Fashion, they like to fade in and out audience applause before & after most tracks. ‘Official’?
So this one just for Archives listing only. But this one’s a mystery to me. Especially a 2016 Date! It is AWESOME!~ Warren

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