Todd Rundgren/UTOPIA (and Related) Audio Rarities On CD-R--- v06.2019

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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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1970s: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
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Date Title Source Time
1972 'THE TODD RUNDGREN RADIO SHOW' - OUT OF PRINT COLLECTORS ITEM/PROMO ONLY. PROMO VINYL BEARSVILLE PRO 624 60:06
Track List:NO TRACKS JUST THE WHOLE PROGRAM IN ONE TRACK.
Note:"One-hour special conceived produced and featuring Bearsville artist Todd Rundgren".Just a pleasure in sounds and music. Basically a travel through Todd's career up to and right after Something Anything. This whole one big cut (no split tracks) is era 1972. Samples from the super rare Randy Reed basement tape 1965, a sampler of Woody's Truck Stop. Full cuts of some Nazz, Runt, Ballad of Todd Rundgren and Something/Anything. With a little of all the artists he produced (at that time) sandwiched in between all the sounds and music. It's just an hour of Todd having fun basically. This thing is super essential for us Todd Collectors!~ Warren
1972 'SOMETHING/ANYTHING' ~ STACK O' TRACKS (FORMERLY CALLED THE S/A ACETATES) PURPORTED TO BE AN ACETATE (CLEANED AND EDITED IN PLACES) 40:45
Date Added:5/7/2012
Track List:I SAW THE LIGHT. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. WOLFMAN JACK. COLD MORNING LIGHT. IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO. SWEETER MEMORIES. BREATHLESS. THE NIGHT THE CAROUSEL BURNT DOWN. SAVING GRACE. MARLENE. SONG OF THE VIKING. I WENT TO THE MIRROR.
Note:This is different. It sounds odd, and almost feels like it could be one of those machines that mutes the lead vocals on records...but in later places it sounds like an acetate. The tapes are very crystal clear and you can hear the vocals are there, but mixed way low in places. They called it a 'click track' back then. And some different lyrics here & there to prove that it's the Real McCoy folks! It is interesting to hear the instruments alone, and what a masterful job Todd did on the tracks (thats why we called it 'Stack o' Tracks'). But it is record one only. This is truly a treat for those who wish to tackle Todd's songs karaoke style! Surfaced around 1999 from Japan somehow. Sound is superb.~ Warren
1972 MARK “MOOGY” KLINGMAN DIGITAL DUB FROM CAPITOL RECORDS VINYL WARREN 45:00
Date Added:5/30/2012
Track List: I CAN LOVE. LIZ, WHEN YOU WALTZ. KINDNESS. CRYING IN THE SUNSHINE. KILPATRIK’S DEFEAT. JUST A SINNER. MAKING THE ROUNDS AT MIDNIGHT .ON YOUR OWN. TONIGHT I WANT TO LOVE ME A STRANGER. THE SUN AND THE MOON. ME AND RICHARD. THE MAN AT EASE.
Note:You would have thought Moogy came from New Orleans, after you listened to this Album. Todd is all over this, but he (uncharacteristically for the time/era) does not encourage/affect the mood/style music in any way here. He’s just another session player here. Hard to really find and not in print any more. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
1972 SOMETHING/ANYTHING RADIO ADS (2) DIGITAL TRANSFER FROM CASSETTE WARREN 5:00
Date Added:7/30/2012
Track List:SOMETHING/ANYTHING RADIO ADS (2)
Note:The infamous Something/Anything Radio Advertisements. A must for the Todd collectors.~ Warren
1972 'SOMETHING/ANYTHING?' ~ REEL TO REEL JON RISEN TRANS FROM REEL TO REEL & ISTVAN'S 24BIT/96KHZ TRANSFER FROM ANOTHER COPY OF THE REEL TO REEL (BEARSVILLE BST 2006-F-DP) 43:46/45:58
Date Added:8/21/2018
Track List:WHOLE OF S/A FROM REEL TO REEL
Note:Thanks to Jon Risen (Mojo) and Jeff Gauss (Weavil) for getting this one here. Great to hear it in this fashion, and sounds different on almost every tune (not enough to pronounce this is a new version, but the difference is more than subtle on these reels). Great find and a million thanks to Mojorisen for sharing this transfer from reels at 16Bit/41000Khz. And now Istvan provides us with a brilliant Transfer @ 24Bit/96Khz from another rare copy of BST 2006-F-DP! So, special thanks to Istvan! Coincidentally, another fan sent me scans of packaging artwork around the same time. All this is some super rare stuff for the Archives here!~ Warren
1972 TODD (#1) AND FLO & EDDIE (#2) VOTER REGISTRATION PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS DIGITAL TRANSFER FROM CASSETTE WARREN 3:00
Date Added:7/30/2012
Track List:TODD PSA. FLO & EDDIE PSA
Note:Some other one minute Advertisements that are essential for the Todd collector. It's funny because these Public Service Announcements were just one take/recording. But since Todd was with WB/Bearsville and Flo & Eddie (The Turtles) were with Reprise, they split into two Radio PSAs. The short Flo & Eddie one (with Todd fiddling on piano) is very obscure and only surfaced recently.~ Warren
1972 JESSE WINCHESTER - THIRD DOWN 110 TO GO VINYL (JEFF GAUSS) 08:00
Date Added:11/21/2013
Track List:MIDNIGHT BUS.GLORY TO THE DAY.SILLY HEART.
Note:These are pretty neat. Vinyl drop by my partner in crime Jeff ‘Weavil’ Gauss. 1972 production by Todd. And these are the three tunes in which Todd guest stars on too. AWSOME!~ Warren
3/72 MOOGY & THE RHYTHM KINGS ‘UTOPIAN DREAMS’ WLIR FM LONG ISLAND N/A
Date Added:5/17/2012
Track List:WLIR INTRODUCTION. MIDNIGHT TRAIN. TONITE I WANNA LOVE ME A STRANGER. DUST IN THE WIND. HEAVEN ON EARTH. GIMME THAT BREAD. WELCOME TO MY HOUSE. I CAN LOVE. CRYING IN THE SUNSHINE. KILPATRICK'S DEFEAT. THE MAN AT EASE. I'M A RAM. MAKIN THE ROUNDS AT MIDNITE. RAISED ON AN ISLAND. ACAPELLA.
Note:The following is a not so impartial (and long) review of Utopian Dreams, the new release of an old live-in-the-studio recording by Moogy & the Rhythm Kings, Long Island, March 1972: The set opens with the rollicking locomotive grind of Midnite Train. Next up is the funky Tonite I Wanna Love Me A Stranger that sports a cool Dr. John vibe. The soulful confessional Dust In The Wind follows which is without question one of Moogy’s best-known and beloved compositions. The instrumental Heaven On Earth is a jazzy delight, reminiscent of some of that era’s better prog-bop tracks. Woulda fit in nicely in Mickey Rourke’s Barfly flick. The great Ralph Schuckett takes center stage for the next two tunes, the street-wise shuffle of Gimme That Bread and the bittersweet ballad Welcome To My House that’s sure to be a fan favorite, especially in light of the fact that 38 years after the actual performance most of us Boomers can relate to the beautifully expressed sentiment. Just a wonderful song. The following four are all Moogy standards (I Can Love / Cryin’ In The Sunshine / Kilpatrick’s Defeat / The Man At Ease) delivered with typical soulful flare and tight arrangements. I’m A Ram is an all-out rock-funk jam with plenty of electric piano and organ solos. Makin’ The Rounds At Midnite is a self-professed hunk of funk with a tip of the hat to Jerry Lee. The set concludes with Raised On An Island which starts off with a distinct Siomos drum beat, then John Siegler falls in on bass, then Schuckett on organ, and finally Moogy offers his “humble lick on the piano.” “We’re gonna rock and roll all day, we’re gonna rock and roll my friend,We’re gonna rock and roll all night, then we’ll rock all over again!” It turned out to be more than just a Utopian Dream, it laid the foundation for one of the most respected and creative musical forces of the era – a few years later the mother ship landed and out popped Todd with his spacey guitar and Utopia became a reality. Keep On Rockin’ Moogy! May You Rest In Peace Brother! Utopian Dreams is brought to you by Moogy Klingman/Silver Moon Music and is available for purchase from the Silver Moon web site. NOTE: the performances are grand, the sound quality not exactly pristine. My suggestion is to dial down the bass, bump up the treble, crank the V and enjoy with a Newcastle Brown or three. SO TODDHEADS, GO GET ONE THROUGH SILVER MOON MUSIC OR TRBAZAAR!
5/2/72 ULTRASONIC STUDIOS HEMPSTEAD/LONG ISLAND NY WLIR-FM FM (MASTER) 56:39
Date Added:2/20/2014
Track List:INTRODUCTION.BROKE DOWN & BUSTED.INTROS OF JIM LANG, STU WOODS & TOMMY COSGROVE. GEORGIA SWING.OUTSIDE LOVE.INTRO TO PISS AARON.PISS AARON.INTRO TO A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER- 'WROTE IN LONDON'.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. I SAW THE LIGHT.INTRO TO SOMETHING ANYTHING & IWHMAD. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. 'THAT LAST BELCH' & INTRO OF THE HELLO PEOPLE.GOOD TO BE ALIVE. INTRO & DESCRIPTION NEXT SONG.I LOVED HER THAT WAY. INTRODUCTION OF THE HELLO PEOPLE.BLAZE.INTRO OF TOMMY COSGROVE'S LADY ON A TERRACE. LADY ON A TERRACE. INTRO OF SLUT AND PARTICIPATION OF AUDIENCE.SLUT.
Note:This is an oldie but a goodie that the traders circle have had ‘out there’ for decades. In studio performance of incredible audio quality. This entry here represents 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. The Hello People back Todd on (and vice versa) this studio recording from Hempstead May 1972 (56 minutes). 41 years ago folks and I'm hearing this like I'm in the studio with them. 'A Dream Goes On Forever' premiers to the worlds ears two years before it's on vinyl anywhere. The fast peddled 'Georgia Swing' has always been one of my favorites. A few fun Hello People songs showcased here. The Philly soulful Todd shines as always on 'It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference'. He has fun with his little 'Piss Aaron' story and the humorous fan favorite SLUT rollicks here! Again, this recording has been around for us for a long long time. A true Todd historic piece. And if you're a collector, you have this. If not, you need to have it.~ Warren
5/8/72 RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL NY (w/HELLO PEOPLE) AUDIENCE (UPGRADE) 32:00
Date Added:3/30/2019
Track List:BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. PISS AARON. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. BAND INTRO. LADY ON A TERRACE. GEORGIA SWING. SLUT. WOLFMAN JACK
Note:This is my age old audience cassette that I decided to do some 'area beautification' to. I brought a lot 'up front'. I believe this is the best this recording will get. It still has that 'large venue' phonics. But it is what it is. They were second on the bill to The Jeff Beck Group, so I think the the stage and monitors were set up in a hurry up fashion for their 32 Minute Set. You'll hear Todd complain about the sound and the lighting system. SLUT is a little rough, and I got 'Wolfman Jack' from Istvan's Archives, for my tape version of the song 'tape warbles'. Istvan's version was tempo/speed corrected muchly! Very rare capture of Todd Live, after the 'Something/Anything?' Release.~ Warren
Todd - Guitar, Piano & Vocals
Stu Woods - Bass
Tommy Cosgrove - Guitar & Vocals
Jim 'Sack Head' Lang - Keyboards
'Thump' Ronnie Blake - Drums
'Ajax' Norman Smart - Vocals & Mime
'Tuffy' Larry Tasse - Vocals & Mime
Bobby Sedita - Vocals & Mime
Greg Geddes - Vocals & Mime
5/18/72 THE ORPHEUM THEATRE (FORMERLY THE AQUARIUS) w/HELLO PEOPLE BOSTON MA AUDIENCE - UPGRADE FROM TAPER'S MASTER (COURTESY FRANK BUBNICK) 30:00
Date Added:3/30/2019
Track List:(CUTS IN)BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. PISS AARON. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT.HELLO IT'S ME. BLAZE. LADY ON A TERRACE. GEORGIA SWING.SLUT (ABORTED)
Note:Another age old Audience recorded Cassette (1st Gen from Mono Master), that we decided to improve, from the three May 1972 Shows that we have. Still that 'Concert Hall' phonics that we can do nothing about, but I brought the instrumentation and vocals way up front, and did some Stereo Seperation. I also split the tracks so that the intros are before the corresponding song, as opposed to the previous song (as is the versions out there in wide circulation). 'Broke Down & Busted' is a little rough and I removed the part of the beginning that has a big tape slip, where the song cuts in anyway. All this is unfortunate, for I believe 'Broke Down & Busted' is the strongest performance of ALL the May 1972 Shows. The rest of the tracks are 'killer'. 'SLUT' is of course cut short, 'cause we all know the story of how Jeff Beck's jealous Crew pulled some plugs...And Todd tells us that here. But we get 37 minutes of pure History and this is a mighty upgrade. ESSENTIAL~ Warren *The Orpheum Theater changed names to The Aquarius for a few short years. I believe 1971 & 72. It is still called 'The Orpheum Theatre ' today however."
Todd - Guitar, Piano & Vocals
Stu Woods - Bass
Tommy Cosgrove - Guitar & Vocals
Jim 'Sack Head' Lang - Keyboards
'Thump' Ronnie Blake - Drums
'Ajax' Norman Smart - Vocals & Mime
'Tuffy' Larry Tasse - Vocals & Mime
Bobby Sedita - Vocals & Mime
Greg Geddes - Vocals & Mime
5/18/72 WMEX BOSTON RADIO INTERVIEW WMEX RADIO BROADCAST 11:33
Date Added:7/29/2012
Track List:INTERVIEW
Note:Great little Boston radio interview with Todd...morning of the show that night at the Orpheum (see entry above). Hmmmmm...Todd makes mention that the Carnigie Hall (6/8/72) show will be filmed? Wouldn't it be nice for us to have that footage!~ Warren
5/26/72 CURTIS HIXON HALL (w/HELLO PEOPLE) TAMPA FL AUDIENCE (UPGRADE) 30:00
Date Added:3/31/2019
Track List:OUTSIDE LOVE. BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. PISS AARON. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLAZE. GEORGIA SWING.SLUT Note: About the best tunes to come from this May 1972 Show Audience Recording are only 'Piss Aaron' and 'I Saw The Light'. The bass is very much distorted on this 1st gen Cassette (for those of you that have this recording , which is in wide circulation, will know what I mean). This is probably the 'roughest' out of the three May 1972 Shows with the Hello People. I've reduced the distortion as best as can be done, and did some stereo seperation (for it was in mono).It is now very much enjoyable and actually is a killer Show. Still that 'large venue' phonics, but that is what it is. If you can get past the now slight distortion, you'll love this! Strong evidence points to the fact that Todd was second on the Bill to Alice Cooper (Head Liner).~ Warren
P.S. This is the only May 1972 Show where you hear some strong Sax on 'Broke Down & Busted'. Todd maybe?
Todd - Guitar, Piano & Vocals
Stu Woods - Bass
Tommy Cosgrove - Guitar & Vocals
Jim 'Sack Head' Lang - Keyboards
'Thump' Ronnie Blake - Drums
'Ajax' Norman Smart - Vocals & Mime
'Tuffy' Larry Tasse - Vocals & Mime
Bobby Sedita - Vocals & Mime
Greg Geddes - Vocals & Mime
6/8/72 CARNEGIE HALL NEW YORK (w/HELLO PEOPLE) BROKE DOWN & BUSTED ONLY SOUNDBOARD N/A
Date Added:4/28/2012
Track List:BROKE DOWN & BUSTED
Note:Surfaced obscurely in trading circles around 1995. Then appeared on Somewhere/Anywhere (2000 Victor Entertainment Japan). Recently released as a bonus track on Edsel's Re-Mastered Runt.Check out all the Edsel releases at TRBAZAAR~ Warren
7/10/72 SKANSEN CLUB STOCKHOM SWEDEN RADIO STOCKHOLM - TRANSFER WARREN 7:39
Date Added:5/7/2012
Track List:ANNOUNCER. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. ANNOUNCER & TODD/I SAW THE LIGHT.
Note:Apparently Todd did a stop at the Skansen Club in Stockholm during his leg with the Hello People in 1972. This is a little piece that was broadcast on local Stockholm radio July 10 1972. He performs Dream Goes on Forever and then talks a little with the announcer. And then he performs I Saw the Light with the Skansen Club's house band. Never was really in wide circulation. Guess you could say it's rare. ESSENTIAL. And awsome quality for 1972 (40 years ago)!~ Warren

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