|1966||WOODY'S TRUCKSTOP DEMOS (TODD'S FIRST BAND)||BMI TEST PRESSINGS||13 MINUTES|
Track List:THAT'S NOT RIGHT, YOU'RE WRONG (Allen Miller).WHY IS IT ME (Miller, Rundgren).THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED (Robert Rateloff).SHE MUST BE BLIND (Robert Rateloff).ROCK ME BABY (Little Son Jackson)
Note:Some Blues and some R&B. But some very rare tunes from Todd Rundgren's Early Days at some great guitar. The Band originally needed his great slide guitar. (in mint condition)~ Warren
|1970||'RUNT' THE ALTERNATIVE PRESSING||MIKE ARMES MINT DUB FROM AN ACTUAL OBSCURE PRESSING|
Track List:BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. BELIEVE IN ME. WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN. ONCE BURNED. WHOS THAT MAN. HOPE IM AROUND. DEVILS BITE. IM IN THE CLIQUE. THERE ARE NO WORDS. BABY LETS SWING. SAY NO MORE. BIRTHDAY CAROL
Note:First of all, what I must add here is; what we have here in our 'vaults' is the finest I've ever heard 24/96 'needle drop' from a rare mint copy...by my Mike Armes. It don't get no better than this. So, thank you Mike!
The story behind the differences has all been told before. Everybody should have this. We know that the difference in the two pressings is difficult for the non-Todd 'fantremeist' to understand. The simplest of explanations is that the inadvertant early vinyl pressing of Todd Rundgren's debut, "Runt" (of which there were only 5000 copies pressed), had the distinguishable appearance of 5 tracks on one side and 7 on the other, as opposed to 4 and 6 (the intended release)--the music differences are as follows (actually a very pleasant mistake):
Broke Down & Busted- Short vocal intro extracted from There Are No Words as intro
Believe In Me - No differences
We Gotta Get You A Woman - No differences
Once Burned - Switched with Who's That Man
Who's That Man - Switched with Once Burned
Hope I'm Around- Alternate version of tune that eventually appeared on Ballad Of Todd Rundgren
Devil's Bite - Several different edits, more notes in guitar solo
I'm In The Clique - No differences
There Are No Words - No differences
Baby Let's Swing - Full version with additional lyrics and without addition of other medley tunes "The Last Thing You Said/Don't Tie My Hands"
Say No More - Not found on later versions
*Recent background correction where Jon Risen tells us, "The first pressing of Runt (which was released in June of 70...it's scribbled in the runout groove) Has the normal 6 tracks on side one and 4 tracks on side 2. A second pressing in November of 70 (also scribbled on the runout) has 7 tracks on side one and 5 tracks on side 2. It was actually the second run of these (at seperate AMPEX plant) that was a mis-press." And even after they realized the mistake they went ahead and packaged and released it. It seems 1000 copies (some purport 5000) were mis-pressed.
|12/12/76||TODD RUNDGREN'S UTOPIA NAKANA SUN PLAZA TOKYO JAPAN (LATE SHOW)||“SMASHING ICE GUITAR” TARANTURA 1CDTRU-1-1-2 (HIROSHI’S BOOT CD)||59:48/1:05:10|
Track List:DISC ONE:THE PLANETS (TOMITA)/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS. WINDOWS. EMERGENCY SPLASH DOWN. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. THE VERB TO LOVE. INITIATION. DISC TWO:THE WHEEL. LANDMARK. MISTER TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. JEALOUSY. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. UTOPIA THEME. DO YA(cut)
Note:Finally, a pretty clean Audience Recording from a VERY RARE Boot (transferred from Hiroshi’s CDs). This is the Last Show (Late Show) for Utopia in Japan 1976. Thank you Hiroshi! ESSENTIAL~ Warren
|12/12/76||TODD RUNDGREN'S UTOPIA NAKANA SUN PLAZA TOKYO JAPAN (LATE SHOW?)||AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER BY WARREN||2 Hrs 12Mins|
Track List:THE PLANETS (TOMITA)/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD/LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THE SEVEN RAYS. WINDOWS. EMERGENCY SPLASH DOWN. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. THE VERB TO LOVE. INITIATION. THE WHEEL. LANDMARK. MISTER TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. JEALOUSY. HEAVY METAL KIDS. HIROSHIMA. SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR. UTOPIA THEME. DO YA. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Great audience recording all the way up to ‘Hiroshima’. And from there on, loses some quality for some reason. (And 'Communion With The Sun' has a slight skip about 5:44 in). I did a recent audience transfer from two cassettes I found in the Archives here (labeled “Smashing Ice” Boot. But they are not). Tapes are Hiroshi’s and we thank him so much. This probably the late show. All phonics aside, this is still ESSENTIAL… if just for the early history of Kaz with the Band~ Warren
|12/12/76||TODD RUNDGREN'S UTOPIA NAKANO SUNPLAZA TOKYO JAPAN (EARLY SHOW)||BOOT 'COMMUNION WITH THE SUN' AUDIENCE 2 CD (SIREN-179)||44:00/46:00|
Track List:DISC ONE:OVERTURE/COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/SUNSET BLVD.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.THE SEVEN RAYS.WINDOWS.EMERGENCY SPLASHDOWN.FREEDOM FIGHTERS.DISC TWO:THE VERB TO LOVE.INITIATION.THE WHEEL.LANDMARK.MISTER TRISCUITS. SOMETHING'S COMING. JEALOUSY.BOOGIES (HAMBURGER HELL)
Note:'Communion With The Sun'- A fairly recent 'boot' Japanese double CD (Siren-179). Hiroshi might be able to shine more light on this one, (because I believe he has it)...but this just in from my buddy Sohta (Japan). Happy New Year to me! This is not the 'Smashing Ice Guitar' (Tarantura) boot from the same date and seems to be another source too! Or maybe two shows were performed on December 12th 1976? Again maybe Hiroshi can clarify. A very good audience recording, I think… of some early ‘Kasim’ and early ‘RA’. If ya'll already have this, then please forgive me. I didn't have it, and It's been very hard for me to find until now. This is ESSENTIAL. ~Warren 2014-01-07 This 'just in': Hiroshi tells us that this boot was released in 2007 and was recorded @ the afternoon show of last day of the tour in Tokyo Dec. 12.
|9/11/79||UTOPIA & ALLSTARS US TV 'JERRY LEWIS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY TELETHON' THE SUPERDANCE CONVENTION CENTER LAS VEGAS NV||AUDIO FROM PRO-VIDEO||15:45|
Track List:LAST OF NEW WAVE RIDERS.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.MONEY. JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH.
Note:Some new Pro-grade video from YouTube by MDA ('Love Is The Answer') has been posted recently, and encouraged me to pull out my old videos of this Telethon. I was also encouraged to 'pull the audio off' each video, and do some editing and enhancement...and replace the soundtrack on each of these. I very pleased with my results. Here my enhanced audio tracks. 'Last of The New Wave Riders', and the All Star Jam of 'Money' and 'Jumping Jack Flash' are my old videos from VHS (But sound wonderful now).
All Utopia here. The All Star Jam ('Money' & 'Jumping Jack Flash'); Musicians are: Utopia (main bnd & voc), Bill Wyman (bass)/Ringo Starr (dr)/Kiki Dee (bvoc) /Dave Mason (gtr, voc)/Doug Kershaw (fiddle)/Joanne ?(bvoc)/John Harris (keyb) ~ Warren
|8/8/83||UTOPIA PIER 84 NEW YORK||AUDIENCE (HIROSHI KAWAUCHI EDIT)||N/A|
Track List:CD ONE: HAMMER IN MY HEART. SET ME FREE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. REAL MAN. SWING TO THE RIGHT. I'M LOOKING AT YOU BUT I'M TALKING TO MYSELF. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL. THE VERY LAST TIME. BANG ON THE DRUM. CD TWO:OVERTURE/ COMMUNION WITH THE SUN/ THE IKON/THE SEVEN RAYS/ SINGRING & THE GLASS GUITAR/ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/ LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.ONE WORLD. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:A decent audience recording that our buddy Hiroshi made great. And I took it once step further with my editing prowess. There some digital hiss, here and there, on the first disc tracks, but not annoying whatsoever (it is what it is). You still hear typical audience yap for New York. It's just that we have so little of 1983 Utopia represented (Soundboard or Audience Tape), this great recording needs it's spot in the Archives. Incredible set too. Overture/ Communion With Sun, all the way through Last of The New Wave Riders, is basically one big tune/medley (seven songs)...AND IT'S EXCELLENT AND THAT MAKES IT ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL! ~ Warren
|9/22/16||TODD RUNDGREN PERFORMANCES 'ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE' UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME SOUTH BEND IN (SEPTEMBER 22 THRU OCTOBER 1 2016)||AUDIENCE & PRO (LEIGHTON HALL)||N/A|
Track List:2016-09-22 CATHEDRAL NOTRE DAME SOUTH BEND IN 'SOOTHE'
2016-09-22 THE BRIAN KELLY SHOW ('FLYING ON THIS PLANE' & 'BANG ON THE DRUM')
2016-09-23 ND PEP RALLY- ANNOUNCER-BANG ON THE DRUM-ANNOUNCEMENTS
2016-09-23 ND PEP RALLY- ANNOUNCER-ONE WORLD
2016-09-23 ND PEP RALLY- ND FIGHT SONG (WITH UKELES)
2016-09-23 ND PEP RALLY-MORE ANNOUNCER & TODD & INTROS
2016-09-22 SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE OFFICES NOTRE DAME 'LYSISTRATA'
2016-10-01 LEIGHTON CONCERT HALL NOTRE DAME 'ONE WORLD'*
2016-10-01 LEIGHTON CONCERT HALL NOTRE DAME 'THE WHEEL'*
2016-10-01 LEIGHTON CONCERT HALL NOTRE DAME 'LOVE SCIENCE'*
2016-10-01 LEIGHTON CONCERT HALL NOTRE DAME 'PARALLEL LINES'*
2016-10-01 LEIGHTON CONCERT HALL NOTRE DAME 'CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS'*
2016-10-01 LEIGHTON CONCERT HALL NOTRE DAME 'SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON'*
2016-10-01 LEIGHTON CONCERT HALL NOTRE DAME 'HELLO IT'S ME'*
2016-10-01 LEIGHTON CONCERT HALL NOTRE DAME 'JUST ONE VICTORY'*
Note:As we all know, Todd spent a week long (Set 22 thru Oct 1) term as artist-in-residence for the Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) at the University of Notre Dame and engaged in community outreach with his Spirit of Harmony Foundation. During his residency, Todd taught several classes, working with students and teachers in the South Bend/Mishawaka community. And then performed with student bands in a concert Oct 1 Leighton Concert Hall (I think we have the whole performance. - Above). He organized an on-campus collection of used musical instruments for national redistribution to music students in need and, in conjunction with his Spirit of Harmony Foundation, presented an award to Notre Dame alumnus Bill Hurd. Todd also attended the Notre Dame-Duke football game Sept. 24 and was the subject of a “First Time Fans” documentary produced by Fighting Irish Media. What we have here is just some audio from his stay. (Performing solo, a haunting 'Soothe' with the pipe organ at the Cathedral. Performing solo 'Lysistrata' at the South Bend Tribune Building, played at the Pep Rally with students , coaches and Cory Robinson (Class President and ex-Basketball Star). And we have just a few tunes from the Oct 1 Leighton Concert Hall (DeBartolo), He actually performed an incredible selection of songs for that show. The Setlist was:
01 Love of the Common Man
03 Black and White
04 There Goes My Inspiration
06 Something to Fall Back On
08 Bang the Drum All Day
09 The Wheel*
10 One World
11 Parallel Lines*
12 Blue Bossa (Joe Henderson cover)
13 I Saw the Light
14 We Gotta Get You a Woman
15 Love Science
16 Can't Stop Running
17 Can We Still Be Friends*
18 Hello It's Me*
19 Just One Victory*
So, until they release the full video of the show (which Ed has told us they plan to release a DVD and CD) above is five performances as 'teasers'. More info bout the 'teasers':
In fall 2016, the Notre Dame Department of Film, Television, and Theatre and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (Leighton Hall) were honored to host rock legend Todd Rundgren as artist-in-residence for ten days. At the end of his residency, he performed a concert with student musicians to a sold out Leighton Concert Hall on Oct. 1, 2016.Featuring Notre Dame Jazz Band One, with alumnus Bill Hurd on saxophone, & a cappella group Halftime.
Notre Dame Jazz Band One: Directors Larry Dwyer, Matt Merten.
Director/DP: Justin Mitchell
Additional Camera : Donnie Rogers, Traig Foltz, Craig Schmier, Liz Hynes, John Salazar
Editor: Ted Mandell
Sound Mix: Kevin Krizmanich
|6/6/18||(AIRED 7/9/18) UTOPIA JIMMY KIMMEL STUDIOS EL CAPITAN THEATRE HOLLYWOOD BLVD CA||SOUNDTRACK FROM PRO VIDEO||7:07|
Track List:ONE WORLD.TRAPPED
Note:Grabbed the incredible audio from the absolutely incredible performances. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
|6/22/18||TODDSTOCK 7.0 CONCERT COLEMAN FAMILY FARM TENT SEDALIA VA||AUDIENCE||01:52:50|
Track List:DISC ONE:CHATTER- BANTER.HELLO THERE.BLACK & WHITE.THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION.CHATTER- BANTER.FRIDAY.BIG WEEKEND.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CHATTER- BANTER.RISE.CHANCE FOR US.ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN.WALLS CAME DOWN.LYSISTRATA.DISC TWO:CLICHÉ.ENDLESS PRAIRIE.I GOT MY HASHPIPE.(A FEW STARTS) SOUL MEDLEY/I WANT YOU.LET'S DO THIS.FIRE.LOVE IN ACTION.SECRET SOCIETY.ONE WORLD.THANK YOUs.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Mark & Lynne Bagely (Bedford) promoted this show under a large tent on the Coleman Family Farm on Todd's Birthday (June 22). Norm Stevens and a few others caught the entire show on film, and this is the soundtrack. And it's an excellent audience recording. All I did was enhance the Bass and did some stereo seperation. And though everybody had an obvious drink, I think the performance is extraordinary/unique. It's a 'Unpredictable' Show. The ambience is lots of Crowd noise & excitement, but not annoying whatsoever. If you're a Fan of Todd Rundgren, then you would feel that this show was just for you. For Todd really came through with individual/personal time for each countless Fan at Toddstock, and people just like You & Me.~ Warren
Musicians (many more than listed here):
|7/25/18||‘UNPREDICTABLE’ BLUE OCEAN MUSIC HALL SALISBURY MA||SOUNDTRACK FROM FAN FILM||98 Mins|
Track List:(CUTS IN) JAAN PEHECHAAN HO.LYSISTRATA.(CUTS IN) CLICHÉ.I WON'T GROW UP.BLACK & WHITE.BRAND NEW KEY.DON'T BOGART THAT JOINT. ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN.THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION.CAMARILLO BRILLO.500 MILES.THE WALLS CAME DOWN.FIRE. I SAW THE LIGHT.I WANT YOU (SHE'S SO HEAVY).(CUTS IN) BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/I WANT YOU. HASHPIPE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.LET'S DO THIS/ONE WORLD.
Note:This is pretty cool. Almost the entire Show (except ‘I Don’t Want To Tie You Down’) was fan filmed by 'fflbrgst' and 'walkersbrothersmusic'. And we thank both of them for that! All video is close up and soundtrack is sound is good. All I did was pull the soundtrack, and 'enhance' and bring everything 'up front' a bit. I'm very pleased with the excellent results !~ Warren
|8/1/18||'UNPREDICTABLE' DARYL'S HOUSE PAWLING NY||AUDIO FROM PRO-VIDEO||01:59:14|
Track List:DISC ONE:JAAN PEHECHAAN HO.LOVE IN ACTION.I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN.500 MILES.TOO FAR GONE.DON'T BOGART THAT JOINT.I GOT MY HASHPIPE.ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN.I SAW THE LIGHT.BLACK & WHITE.96 TEARS.BRAND NEW KEY (W/MELANIE).CAMIRILLO BRILLO.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.SOUL BROTHER.OPEN MY EYES.DISC TWO:I WANT YOU (SHE'S SO HEAVY).CLICHÉ.BLOW ME.THE WALLS CAME DOWN. I WON'T GROW UP.INCENSE & PEPPERMINT.ONE WORLD - ENCORE APPLAUSE.LET'S DO THIS.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:This is the excellent audio from The Unpredictable Show at Daryl's House (Pro-Shot). The video is available to watch on-line now (everybody has already viewed it), so I won't review anything about this Po-Audio except Melanie actually comes out to sing her 'Hit', 'Brand New Key' I thought that is very much cool!Me? I THOROUGHLY ENJOY THIS SHOW! ~ Warren