Todd Rundgren/UTOPIA (and Related) Audio Rarities On CD-R--- v06.18

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Largest Collection On The Globe of Todd Rundgren Audio Rarities

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.
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. Please feel free to correct me on who's responsible for what. Unfortunately from around 2008 to 2010; Tony’s library was not covered as extensively as we'd like. So, my good friend ‘partner in crime’ Jeff Gauss (Weavil) has offered to help us out with much of that. Visit: Weavil's Toddlist. 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’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), Jeff Gauss (Weavil), Frank Bubnick, Paul Russo, Hiroshi Kawauchi, Istvan, Sara Kritzer, Barry Beiseigel, Roger Steel, Mike Adrian, Gil Ireland-Ashley, 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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1960s: 1967 1968 1969
1970s: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980s: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990s: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000s: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010s: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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Date Title Source Time
4/20/18 2018 UTOPIA REUNION BERGEN PAC ENGLEWOOD NJ AUDIENCE - 'BROTHER APOSTLE' (TRADERS DEN) 1:07:17/59:35
Date Added:5/20/2018
Track List:DISC 1 SET 1:UTOPIA. THE IKON. ANOTHER LIFE.DO YA. FREEDOM FIGHTERS. THE WHEEL. BACK ON THE STREET. SOMETHING'S COMING. MONUMENT . COMMUNION WITH THE SUN. LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. DISC 2 SET 2: THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. PLAY THIS GAME .SWING TO THE RIGHT .TRAPPED. SET ME FREE. LOVE IN ACTION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.I WILL WAIT .ROCK LOVE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ONE WORLD. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Magnificent Audience recording. There was a little 'Warren's Touch' that I thought it needed. First set, I upped the Bass a smudge and I brought the Vocals up Front. The Second Set was different, I had to up the Bass way up and the Vocals way up front. I know I use this term a lot, but now it's very much 'Soundboard'-like(except for the crowd noise between tunes). Ah hah! A work of art? Chuckle chuck...Anyway, thank you 'Brother Apostle' whoever and wherever you are!~ Warren
Todd Rundgren - vocals, guitar
Kasim Sulton - bass, vocals
Willie Wilcox - drums, vocals
Gil Assayas - keyboards, vocals

4/28/18 2018 UTOPIA REUNION TABERNACLE ATLANTA GA AUDIO FROM FAN FILM (DAVE KNIFE) 68:00
Date Added:5/20/2018
Track List:UTOPIA (PARTIAL).DO YA.MONUMENT.COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.ROAD TO UTOPIA.PLAY THIS GAME.SET ME FREE.LOVE IN ACTION.HAMMER IN MY HEART.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.I WILL WAIT. ROCK LOVE.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.ONE WORLD.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This is all we have of ‘my’ Atlanta Show. However it sounds pretty dog gone good. Thanks to ‘The Knife’ for filming at least the last set!~ Warren
5/1/18 2018 UTOPIA REUNION THE PARAMOUNT LONG ISLAND NY AUDIENCE (JONATHAN BABCOCK) 70:27/64:09
Date Added:6/7/2018
Track List:DISC ONE:UTOPIA THEME.THE IKON. ANOTHER LIFE.DO YA.FREEDOM FIGHTERS.THE WHEEL.BACK ON THE STREET.SOMETHING'S COMING.MONUMENT.COMMUNION WITH THE SUN.LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.DISC TWO:THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. PLAY THIS GAME.SWING TO THE RIGHT.TRAPPED.SET ME FREE.LOVE IN ACTION.HAMMER IN MY HEART.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. I WILL WAIT.ROCK LOVE.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.ONE WORLD.INTROS/JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:The Band:
Todd Rundgren - guitars + vocals
Kasim Sulton - bass, guitar + vocals
Willie Wilcox - drums + vocals
Gil Assayas - keyboards
Another beauty by my good friend Jon Babcock. I didn’t need to do a smudge of editing, ‘cause this thing sounds like a soundboard (with the exception of audience chatter). It’s one of the best of the audience recordings from the Tour. And the Band’s performance is stellar.
Jon says, ”The Paramount is a relatively new venue in Huntington on Long Island and it was the first show of the tour I could make it to. It used to be a Movie house and looks to be almost 100 years old and renovated nicely. Full up, it has a great sound to what I was sure would be a cavernous room.
I had to fly across the country, travel with a rolling bag that didn't roll, take 4 types of public transport, borrow the money for the ticket, and get probed by the metal detectors, but it was worth it.
Typically, the Long Island crowd chatted a bit too much, but the music is clear and the support for the band shows in the performances and the sound of the crowd. I cut out about 20 really annoying between-song screams and whistles, including one in the middle of the Utopia theme that was the only spot where they actually pause for 10 seconds, so now they pause for 5. I think that's forgivable.
The crowd is really riled up at the beginning of the show but they calm down a bit during the Ikon. One thing I can say about my seat in the 7th row was that I didn't see people constantly leaving their seats for $15 beers. They all sat riveted and cheered the band on. All through the show.”

Lineage: dpa4061-caUgly-PMD620 (2448 WAV file) Sound Studio (editing, tracking) > xACT (SBE align, Flac level5) No EQ applied.
5/26/18 2018 UTOPIA REUNION THE JOINT AT ROCKSINO LAS VEGAS NV AUDIENCE 69:00
Date Added:6/7/2018
Track List:UTOPIA THEME.THE IKON. ANOTHER LIFE.DO YA.FREEDOM FIGHTERS.THE WHEEL.BACK ON THE STREET.SOMETHING'S COMING(PARTIAL).PORTIONS MEDLEY OF: MONUMENT THRU LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS. PORTIONS MEDLEY OF:THE ROAD TO UTOPIA THRU ONE WORLD.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This is a strange set of circumstances. Two different people recording this show had 'rig' problems. So I salvaged what they had. Shame too, because both are very good recordings. The first source got all the way up to Something's coming, and had battery problems. So we get a full set of the first 7 tunes. ('Utopia' thru 'Back On The Street'). And a partial 'Something's Coming'(2:36 Mins of it). The second source got some good pieces of the rest of the First set ('Monument' thru 'Last of the New Wave Riders') and some good pieces of the Second Set ('Road To Utopia' thru 'One World') with a full 'Just One Victory'. Soooo...Basically some portions or complete songs of all of the Show. Probably comes in last of all the 2018 Utopia Reunion Tour that we have. This one would be to keep just for posterity. But special thanks Alex Walker for his efforts!~ Warren

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