Todd Rundgren/UTOPIA (and Related) Audio Rarities On CD-R--- v11.2018

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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.
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, 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: 1966 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
1970 'THE AMERICAN DREAM' (TR PRODUCED/ENGINEERED) VINYL TRANSFER BY SARA KREIGER (Japanese Issue HIROSHI KAWAUCHI) & AMPEX X1001 REEL TO REEL TRANSFER @24BIT/96KHZ BY ISTVAN 71:50
Date Added:8/20/2018
Track List:GOOD NEWS. BIG BROTHER. THE OTHER SIDE. CREDEMPHELS. STORM. CADILLAC. MY BABE. I AINT SEARCHIN'. FUTURE'S FOLLY. I AM YOU. FRANKFORD EL. RASPBERRIES.
Note:Here is the first ever TR production. And the first Ampex release (#a-10101) for Albert Grossman's Bearsville Label (but printed on Ampex). This is a rock album but not too hard. Very straight forward/early production style by Todd. It's the album deal that brought Paul Fiskin to Bearsville and into Todd's life for the Runt deal soon to follow. Sara did a super job on the digital transfer. The official (out of print) LP/release is from Hiroshi's collection in Japan. And we'd also like to thank Istvan for his transfer @24Bit/96khz of super rare AMPEX X1001 Reel to Reels~ Warren
1970 'GREAT SPECKLED BIRD' SELF TITLED (TODD PRODUCED) JAPANESE OUT OF PRINT CD. ALSO X1003 AMPEX REEL TO REEL - TRANSFER BY ISTVAN @24BIT/96KHZ! 43:39
Date Added:8/20/2018
Track List:LOVE WHAT YOURE DOING CHILD. CALGARY. TRUCKER'S CAFE. LONG LONG TIME TO GET OLD. FLIES IN THE BOTTLE. BLOODSHOT BEHOLDER. CRAZY ARMS. THIS DREAM. SMILING WINE. RIO GRANDE. DISAPPEARING WOMEN. WE SAIL. NEW TRUCKER'S CAFE (LIVE)
Note:One of the very first projects Todd ever did with Ian, Sylia (where Todd met Norman Smart...and worked on Ballad of Todd Rundgren demos during breaks)and Amos Garrett. This is where this band was launched and would spend years on Canadian TV, making big bucks for years to come, as the host band of a Variety Show. This is a very different country/folk/rock type project (more typical of Grossman's taste than Todd's). Recorded for Ampex orginally. Thanks to Roger Steel for sharing his CD. We think it's one of the seminal country rock albums of all time, leading the way for all followers to flock to Nashville.
*Special Note: I'd like to thank so much Istvan for his recent brilliant 24 Bit/96Khz transfer of this original super rare 1970 Ampex issue on reel to reel! These decades old phonics are marvelous today!~ Warren
1970 'THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND-LIVE' ROGER STEEL TRANSFER FROM LP 78:14
Date Added:1/16/2003
Track List:EVERYTHING TO BE ALRIGHT. LOVE DISEASE. THE BOXER. NO AMOUNT OF LOVING. DRIFTIN' AND DRIFTIN'. INTRO OF MUSICIANS. NUMBER NINE. I WANT TO BE WITH YOU. BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN. GET TOGETHER AGAIN. SO FAR, SO GOOD.
Note:This is Todd producing a live white/blues lp from way back- kinda strange that he did this and James Cotton so early, since the blues really is not that pronounced in Todds music then.This is just a solid old jam filled album that the hippies used to have when they couldnt get Robert Johnson albums...chuckle...This is good! Thanks for the dub Roger Steel~ Tony
1970 'RUNT' THE ALTERNATIVE PRESSING MIKE ARMES MINT DUB FROM AN ACTUAL OBSCURE PRESSING
Date Added:7/9/2018
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
Birthday Carol
*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.
1970 TOMMY COSGROVE ‘ BRETHREN’ TIFFANY RECORDS (VINYL DUB) 45:00
Date Added:7/26/2012
Track List:MIDNIGHT TRAIN. DON'T TALK NOW. MISSISSIPPI FREIGHTER (MOOGY CO-WROTE).SUCCESS BRAND OIL. HITCHIN' TO MEMPHIS. EVERYBODY IN THE CONGREGATION. I'VE BEEN PROVIDED FOR. OUTSIDE LOVE. JUST TO BE THERE (MOOGY CO-WROTE).
Note:This deserves a place in the archives. Funky stuff! No Todd here. But definetly influenced.Tommy Cosgrove (Guitars/Vocals), Stu Woods (Bass), Dr. John (Piano) and Rick Marotta (drums) were part of that band and released the two lp's: "Brethren" and "Moment of Truth" on Tiffany Records. Dr. John plays keyboards on the first album and Mike Garson on the second (see 1971 entry). Moogy only (co)wrote "Mississippi Freighter" (track 3 on Brethren), "Just To Be There (track 9 on Brethren) and "The Sun And The Moon" (track 3 on Moment of Truth).~ Warren
1970 'WOODYS TRUCK STOP' (NO TR) DUB FROM STUDIO LP- WARREN 41:05
Date Added:5/1/2005
Track List:PEOPLE BEEN TALKING. GOT MY PRIDE. EVERYTHING IS FINE. COLOUR SCHEME. CHECKIN ON MY BABY. TRYIN SO HARD. JUST TO BE WITH YOU. ID BE A FOOL. MARBLE REFLECTIONS
Note:No Todd, but here is the album that was referred to as the one Paul Fiskin stuck with the band to see through...before he was reunited with Todd in NY w/ Grossman/Ampex...the album shows where Todd maybe would be...you can hear his style rub off on the replacement. But the tunes are one of late 60s and early 70s and this album is good... but very much like the West Coast psychedelic bands...no, not bad, but not a fit for Todd...Good for us he got out ~ Warren
6/70 RUNT AMPEX M1005 REEL TO REEL - TRANSFER BY ISTVAN! 40:20
Date Added:8/18/2018
Track List:BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED.BELIEVE IN ME.WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN.WHO'S THAT MAN.ONCE BURNED.DEVIL'S BITE.I'M IN THE CLIQUE.THERE ARE NO WORDS.BABY, LET'S SWING / THE LAST THING YOU SAID / DON'T TIE MY HANDS.BIRTHDAY CAROL.
Note:Thanks to Istvan for his transfer from these extremely rare Reel to Reels (and packaging scans)!

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