Todd Rundgren/UTOPIA (and Related) Audio Rarities On CD-R--- v01.2018

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Greetings Audio Toddheads! Warren H.(Atlanta, GA. USA) here. Tony Rogers and I have transferred his entire audio collection over to my home in 2009. Me - having been a long time friend, and somewhat of his ‘collaborator’ collector/enthusiast over all these decades; We (Tony & I) thought my circumstances (A 62 year old, single, IT specialist 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 get to curate this ‘museum’. And I plan to share openly, just as Tony did all these decades. 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 the Historic Show at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre on November 8 1973. So I know 'enough' :).
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: 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
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Date Title Source Time
1971 TOMMY COSGROVE /BRETHREN ‘MOMENT OF TRUTHS’ TIFFANY RECORDS (VINYL DUB) 45.00
Date Added:7/26/2012
Track List:LOOP GAROO. WESLEY. THE SUN AND THE MOON. FREEDOM BLUES. LADY ON THE TERRACE. MOVE ON. RAINY DAY LADY. HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF. BLAZE.
Note:This deserves a place in the archives. Just some Todd guitar work here (apparently). But definetly influenced. Tommy Cosgrove (Guitars/Vocalas), Stu Woods (Bass), Dr. John (Piano) and Rick Marotta (drums) were part of that band and released the two lp's: "Brethren" (see 1970 entry) and this "Moment of Truth" on Tiffany Records. Dr. John plays keyboards on the first album and Mike Garson on the second. 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). “Moment Of Truth” is the second album released by Brethren, and moves easily between country-rock on the pop side of the Band and soul-rock similar to the Rascals, but the stress is generally light and lively, as Tom Cosgrove’s vocals provide most of the interest. Martha Stewart & the Girls add depth with their soul background vocals. The tracks on side one contain three covers including an eight minute plus version of Dr. John’s “Loop Garoo”, and a remake of Moogy Klingman’s “The Sun And The Moon”. Side two is all originals featuring some fine Cosgrove originals including “Lady On The Terrace” and “Rainy Day Lady”. Mike Garson chips in with the soulful “History Repeats Itself”. Most notable about Brethren, besides the fact they were an excellent band, is that the four members went on to become in demand back-up musicians. Tom Cosgrove, (vocalist and guitarist) was in demand by many, including Al Kooper and Todd. Rick Marotta (drums), backed dozens of artists including John Lennon, while bass player Stu Woods went on to back up Jim Croce & Janis Ian, and keyboard player Mike Garson had quite a run with David Bowie among others. (Billboard Magazine)~ Warren
1971 JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND - 'TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS' (TR PRODUCED) 24/96 TRANSFER FROM VINYL BY JEFF GAUSS 66:41
Date Added:10/12/2014
Track List:THE SKY IS FALLING. LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR. IM A FREE MAN. CANT LIVE WITHOUT LOVE. KIDDIE BOY. SHE MOVES ME. TONIGHT I WANT TO LOVE ME A STRANGER. NOSE OPEN. GOODBYE MY LADY. GEORGIA SWING.
Note:Norman Smart (of recent Mountain fame), Moogy Klingman, and others make their first mark on Ohio here. This does sound a bit 'dated', but included are versions of the Nazz tune Kiddie Boy, as well as Georgia Swing (performed in both '71 and '72 Radio B'casts), and Tonight I Want To Love Me A Stranger...(performed in 7/1/71 sung by Norman). We think these sessions are pivitol in the relationship of Todd with at least Moogy and Smart... which lead to greater things on down the line. Oldtimers will recognize (with a smile) the Great Imposter, which actually was issued by a bootleg company in the 70s/80s when Nazz originals were impossible to find (before the Rhino re-issues)-so they thought they'd just hire someone to re-record them- They are decent but the vocals are not great, and it is keyboard driven...never been issued on CD...Thanks again, to my Partner Weavil!~ Warren
"It's a wonderful side of TR (All Guitars), Moogy (R.I.P.), and much of Todd's 1971 crew like N.D. Smart, Stu Woods, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, David Sanborn, Joel O'Brien (Drums)... and the many others".~ Jeff Gauss
1971 'JERICHO' (TR PRODUCED) TRANSFER FROM VINYL BY ROGER STEEL
Date Added:1/16/2003
Track List:TRUE FINE GIRL. THE ROAD I NEVER TOOK. LONELY AS ME. CHEATER MAN. BABY'S GONE AGAIN. GOING TO THE COUNTRY. FOOL KILLER. INTRO: MY BLUE HEAVEN. BACKTRACK. MAKE IT BETTER. S.S.#4. DO YOU WANT ME. CANT SEEM TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Note:One of the first Ampex Todd productions in 1971. It's rock, its old, it does have that Todd sound in places...you should hear this one...the band is OK... tunes are pretty good..from Long Island?
7/1/71 SIGMA SOUND STUDIOS PHILADELPHIA WMMR - FM FM SOURCE 63:57
Date Added:2/20/2014
Track List:MUSICAL PRELUDE.TODD MICROPHONE CORRECTION & STATION INTRO.BELIEVE IN ME.INTRO OF TOMMY COSGROVE SINGING LEAD.LADY ON A TERRACE.INTRO OF NORMAN SMART (VOCALS & DRUMS). I GOT MY PIPE. INTRO OF 'STEWEY' WOODS ON BASS. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.INTRO MARK KLINGMAN 'KID'S GOT HEART'. ROCK ALL OVER AGAIN. 'ALL HOLD HANDS' FOR TOMMY COSGROVE SONG.EVERYBODY IN THE CONGREGATION.TODD & TOMMY INTRO BROKE DOWN & BUSTED. BROKE DOWN & BUSTED.BANTER & CUEING UP.TONIGHT I WANT TO LOVE ME A STRANGER.INTRO OF 'SOULFUL PART OF THE PROGRAM'.OH BABY BABY.INTRO 'PRACTICED HARD FOR THIS ONE'.HOLD ME TIGHT.INTRO OF 1956 BOBBY CHARLES SONG.BEFORE I GROW TOO OLD. 'NEVER PRACTICED FOR WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN'.BE NICE TO ME.INTRO AGAIN TOMMY COSGROVE & JIM LOWE THANKS. I'M FEELING BETTER. BALLAD INTRO & GOODNIGHT.THE BALLAD OF DENNY & JEAN. APPLAUSE, THANK YOUS & STATION ID.
Note:AWSOME. This is simply the first ever solo Todd performance broadcast live, on Philly Station WMMR FM. This recording is Istvan's very rare source (Possibly the Master reels. Courtesy Bob Stanislowski RIP) which is the most complete, with ALL the fun rants & banter between tunes included. The other versions I have much of these kind of tidbits omitted. This also has a complete 'Hold Me Tight'. So this is special. REAL special. The quality is first rate and it’s about time this show made to digital. Hear the premiere recordings of all of these tunes. The same band as Hempstead a year later (1972), but with the Moogy added - promoting the Ballad album. Todd (as was also the case in 1972) shares the spotlight very much, but his guitar is fierce. Unless someone comes up with a Nazz live tape, this is the first ever live Todd Rundgren show that's 'out there'. The mix was done live by Jim Rowe (who recorded Runt and Ballad of). Jim gave us occasional volume bursts, when Todd played hot lead guitar (for 1971!), but other than that... wow...a preserved historical recording. Then of course Japanese release, 'Somewhere/Anywhere' appears in 1998 with Be Nice To Me, Believe in Me, Oh Baby Baby and Hold Me Tight. Still available through some houses on the web if you try hard enough. Try TRBAZAAR for sure. ENJOY! ~ Warren

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