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

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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, 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:
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Date Title Source Time
1/2/82 SAN FRANCISCO OLD WALDORF AUDIENCE (MASTERED- WILLY KEATS AND EDITED- PAUL RUSSO) 68:12/54:44
Date Added:1/1/2001
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. TOMITA VIDEO. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRADA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMNARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. BREAD. TIME HEALS VIDEO CD TWO: (FROM 1/6/82 SHOW)WHEN I PRAY. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BONUS: UNKNOWN VENUE/DATE 1982 soundcheck.
Note:This is one that Paul and Frank did in '99. And is a good strong rep of the first solo tour. Bonus tracks are from the '82 unknown soundboard soundcheck of Todd playing piano and warming up for another evenings show. We think this tape may have been originally recorded by Mark Wilpolt. When I Pray, the Soul Medley and Love Is The Answer are from the 1/6/82 San Francisco show later in the week.
1/5/82 SAN FRANCISCO OLD WALDORF AUDIENCE 78:25
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRADA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.-- WHEN I PRAY/IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT LOVE IS THE ANSWER (1/6/82 San Francisco)
Note:This extra long single CD-R was recorded by Mark Wilpolt and he gets a good audience sound. There are some small short probs with this, but it is worth it as Todd plays (on 6th) his debut piano solo performance of Love Is The Answer. Tiny Demons is nice and spacey. Good deal of talk and hecklers but not enough to be a distraction.~ Tony
2/7/82 ROYAL OAK THEATRE DETROIT MI (SOLO) MASTER TAPE AUDIENCE RECORDING BY JARED (RIP) OF JEMS
Date Added:6/7/2017
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHE'.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.TOO FAR GONE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.VIKING SONG.COMPASSION.INTRO /LYSISTRATA.INTRO/TINY DEMONS.LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG.BAG LADY.INTRO/DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.INTRO/WHEN I PRAY.I'M SO PROUD/OHH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT.ONE WORLD.THE WHEEL.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Another beauty from my JEMS Collection. Jared's (RIP) MASTER audience recording. All I did was the digital transfer and split the tracks. I thought it so good that I didn't edit in any way. Soooooo...if you get this, all you audiophiles with your spectragrams and graphic bar arrays... don't bother. Because there's lots of mini-spikes and mini-drops and all kinds of other 'bee heedy bops'. If you want to check the quality of this, then put some head phones on and sit in the front row of Royal Oak Theatre! It's up there and in your face. Almost soundboard quality. Same setlist as all his 1982 Solo shows. A couple of songs he 'oopses', then almost restarts, but keeps on going (Love of the Common Man for example)! By the way, I omitted the usual Time heals Video because it was all chopped up and distorted. But anyway this another 1982 Solo show is fun with different twists to his introduction to tunes and this Baby is ESSENTIAL. ~ Warren
Lineage: Recorded With Advent Dynamic Microphones > Sony Tc-153sd Cassette Recorder
2/12/82 PARADISE THEATER BOSTON MA AUDIENCE (EARLY SHOW) 103:00
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. WHEN I PRAY. TIME HEALS / I'M SO PROUD / OOOH BABY BABY/ LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/ I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. TOMITA VIDEO.
Note:Good audience of the 1st show. I prefer it to Glen Cove...less distant/talk. Still not perfect sound but, as close to a FM or soundboard as we'll get (see the soundboard recordings of both shows this night).
2/12/82 PARADISE THEATER BOSTON MA (LATE SHOW) SOUNDBOARD 93:00
Date Added:10/29/2012
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. WHEN I PRAY. TIME HEALS / I'M SO PROUD / OOOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Magnificent solo performances in Beantown. Lots of Todd humorous talk too of course. Both of these Sound Boards (Early & Late Shows) are EXCELLENT (performance & sound quality).~ Warren
2/12/82 PARADISE THEATER BOSTON MA (EARLY SHOW) SOUNDBOARD 103:00
Date Added:10/29/2012
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. WHEN I PRAY. TIME HEALS / I'M SO PROUD / OOOH BABY BABY/ LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/ I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. TOMITA VIDEO.
Note:Magnificent solo performances in Beantown. Lots of Todd humorous talk too of course. Both of these Sound Boards (Early & Late Shows) are EXCELLENT (performance & sound quality).~ Warren
2/15/82 VARIOUS RADIO BROADCASTS (INCLUDES 2/15/82 KBFH, 4/81 KBFH & 8/23/80 PARTY IN THE PARK)) FM BROADCAST 74:26
Track List:2/15/82 BOSTON PARADISE THEATER KBFH: IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. TINY DEMONS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. 4/81 AKRON AGORA UTOPIA KBFH: ONE WORLD. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ONLY HUMAN. THE UP. LYSISTRADA. THE VERY LAST TIME. JUST ONE VICTORY. 8/23/80 RICK DERRINGER 'PARTY IN THE PARK' BELMONT, NEW JERSEY FM: COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. ONE WORLD. BAG LADY. THE WHEEL. HANG ON SLOOPY
Note:This is one of Frank Bubnick's collection which was edited enhanced and prepared by Paul Russo. The first two episodes were edited broadcasts from two difference recordings which comprised two sections of Todd King Biscuit Flower Hour shows. These were later put together to make one program. 'Party in the Park' is missing only a tune or so from its 25 minute broadcast and is notable for the premiere of One World, which was played here a month or two before its appearance on the Ian Hunter/ Todd show. Todd sings, "we're just waiting for the sky to drop dead on the floor..." A fine job on three classic period pieces that were KBFH broadcasts.~ Tony
2/15/82 PARADISE THEATRE BOSTON MA FM KING BISCUIT 17:00
Date Added:3/25/2017
Track List:IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING.COMPASSION.TINY DEMONS.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Lost in my vaults until now (it was a Bonus on the end of my Disc 2 of 2/12/82 Paradise Theatre Boston). Excellent FM recording here. The DJ sheet that comes with it, say that this was indeed 1982-02-15 (which conflicts with Rob’s Gigology, but what heck. ESSENTIAL. Wish we had the whole show though. It's missing a lot~ Warren
3/27/82 KASIM SULTAN BAND- MY FATHERS PLACE ROSLYN NJ FM BROADCAST 72:53
Date Added:6/13/2001
Track List:THIS MUST BE LOVE. SOMEONE TO LOVE. WHITE AND RED. ROLL THE DICE. SWEET LITTLE ACCIDENT. DONT BREAK MY HEART. DRIVING ME MAD. DRIVING ME MAD. MOVIN UP. JUST A LITTLE BIT. BACK ON THE STREET. THE UP. SET ME FREE. ROCK AND ROLL LOVE ALONE.
Note:The infamous '82 broadcast of the Kasim Sultan Band after he left Utopia (temporaily). Most tunes hail from his EMI release and some Utopia tunes in there. In our opinion, this was his best solo venture of the bunch, and it is truly a shame that EMI pulled the rug from under him after all this hard work. It may not be Todd Rundgren or Utopia but it was a strong pop album. And this set shows potential. Excellent quality.~ Warren
4/3/82 (SOLO) HAYDEN AUDITORIUM HIRAM COLLEGE HIRAM OH AUDIENCE ( GEOFF LAURENZO MASTER TAPES) 98:00
Date Added:8/21/2016
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHÉ.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.TOO FAR GONE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.UNKNOWN VIDEO PRESENTATION WITH TAPE INSTRUMENTAL.SONG OF THE VIKING.COMPASSION.INTRO TO LYSISTRATA.LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS.LORD CHANCELLORS NIGHTMARE SONG.BAG LADY.DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER/WHEN I PRAY.TIME HEALS (VIDEO/ AUDIO TAPE).I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU (CUTS INTO & OUT OF THE FIRST CHORD OF I SAW THE LIGHT---TAPE FLIP).(CUTS IN) I SAW THE LIGHT.ONE WORLD (LONG ENCORE APPLAUSE).THE WHEEL.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:This is a beautiful piece (audience recording) by Geoff Laurenzo (from his MASTER Tapes of course). Its puts you right there in his seat j11. Now, I may have missed some 'drop outs' and I don't think so, for there were many. But all in all, I didn't do much to this one except even out the levels. And some little fixes.There are some spikes here and there, but I decided not to mess with too many of those. Two Video tape presentations here that Todd did where does not perform/sing: An 'Unknown Title' Instrumental and 'Time Heals'. The Time Heals recording was unfortunately very distorted so I inserted the studio version (from Jeff Gauss's 'Weavil' 'first needle drop' from his virgin copy vinyl of 'Healing') with the intro and outro left in there. This is some pretty good stuff here. By this time, Todd was very much 'into' being in Utopia. Some of these solo shows were insisted by Bearsville, which they did not promote very well, and this did nothing for the sales of any of Todd's solo albums. Thus the small halls. The UK loved the solo shows, but in the US, not so much. However, listen to the fans at this show. THEY ARE EXCITED. Again thank you Geoff for this ESSENTIAL recording for our collections. For it's a good one. And it's available nowhere but here! !~ Warren
4/4/82 AGORA BALLROOM COLUMBUS OH RADIO/TV SIMILCAST 78:00
Date Added:1/25/2015
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHÉ.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.’ABSTRACT’ AUDIO/VIDEO SEGMENT.VIKING SONG.COMPASSION. LYSISTRATA STORY/LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS STORY/TINY DEMONS.TIME HEALS-VIDEO SEGMENT (OMITTED). BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.WHEN I PRAY (AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION).SOUL MEDLEY: I’M SO PROUD/OH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU /I SAW THE LIGHT.ONE WORLD.
Note:Just got around to transferring this age old cassette tape to digital. I believe this is from a simulcast from a local Columbus Station, but it is a very mono recording. It’s not great phonics, but very much a keeper for archiving sakes. The audience goes wild during the performance. Sounds like The Beatles are in the house! Of course Cleveland and Columbus love their Todd Rundgren concerts. Still do to this day. If you liked the 1982 solo shows/tour then this one would not disappoint you. Very entertaining and lots of fun (all tunes). It was the same solo set throughout the year intermixed with a couple of video presentations during the performance (an ‘abstract’ video segment, shades of early Grokgazer and the Todd processed and produced promo video for ‘Time Heals’ which made it widely on MTV in those days). Pretty much all just Todd…acoustic guitar, ‘Fool’ Gibson and piano except the soul medley has the prerecorded instruments (from AWATS) background. All very much worthy for burning to CD for listening pleasures. ~ Warren
4/4/82 (SOLO) THE AGORA COLUMBUS OH (SECOND SHOW) AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO MASTER AUDIENCE TAPES) 106:00
Date Added:9/18/2016
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHÉ.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.TOO FAR GONE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.VIDEO AND INSTRUMENTAL.SONG OF THE VIKING.COMPASSION.LYSISTRATA STORY & LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS.BAG LADY.BANTER & DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. (AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION) WHEN I PRAY.BANTER & VIDEO OF TIME HEALS (TAPE).MEDLEY: I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT.ONE WORLD (LONG ENCORE APPLAUSE).THE WHEEL (LONG ENCORE APPLAUSE).A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Another wonderul audience recording by our ever faithful 'traveler' Geoff Laurenzo. Another of his MASTER tapes. Not much tweaking was done on this one, other than fixing 'levels' and repairing 'drop outs'. But again the second tape showed the blunt of 34 years, and I had to 'reshell' it. And it has a little bit of different quality to it...you can notice....it begins with 'When I Pray'. For the most part this recording has a 'concert hall' sound/acoustics to it. And Todd's usual long banter between many of the tunes is hard to understand...for some reason he 'races' through it too. And the crowd noise is very prominent here. Todd mentions early that this is the second set of the night. And Geoff tells us that it was a packed house for the second show, and that it was pretty much just standing room. He couldn't get tickets for the first show. And I believe the first show was the one that was broadcast video locally in Ohio. Todd's two video presentatations (with audio tapes) leave much to be desired (Tracks 06 & 14), but otherwise,this a very good recording ~ Warren
5/8/82 ODEON BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND (SOLO SHOW) AUDIENCE - DALE MICHELSOHN 150:00
Date Added:2/14/2014
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHÉ.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.VIDEO INTRO /'ABSTRACT AUDIO ACCOMPANIMENT'.VIKING SONG.COMPASSION.LYSISTRATA STORY/LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS STORY/TINY DEMONS.LORD CHANCELLORS NIGHTMARE.BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.WHEN I PRAY (AUDIENCE THREE PART PARTICIPATION).VIDEO OF TIME HEALS.SOUL MEDLEY (CONCLUDES W/I SAW THE LIGHT).ONE WORLD.ENCORE: THE WHEEL.ENCORE: A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:A new rare share from a new friend in England. Dale Michelsohn (Who just happened to be a former stage technician at the Odeon Theatre Birmingham UK. And He worked on that first TR & Utopia gig Odeon 10/02/75!) recorded this audience tape. An excellent recording. Sounds like it was recorded yesterday. And so many yesterdays ago this show took place. Todd nails this performance, as he did this entire Solo UK Tour. Just a few highlights: You will laugh at his humorous interaction with the Birmingham crowd. He pokes at the Prime Minister & The US Government to his intro of 'Too Far Gone'. His Lysistrata story has a funnier twist to it. And the performance of Lysistrata is very energetic. He introduces his Video ideas to the crowd (accompanied with 'abstract audio'). His solo piano with 'Drunken Blue Rooster' is flawless. He says, 'Roger Powell says my piano playing is like a baby ant eater'. "When I Pray' is very fun with audience3 part participation. Again he shows video to the crowd with "Time Heals'. The 'Soul Medley' is performed with background tape. But the body of this show is just Todd, acoustic guitar (except ‘Tiny Demons’ is with The Fool/Gibson) and piano. ESSENTIAL. Add this to the rest of the UK 1982 Solo Tour that you have! And thank you Dale ~ Warren
5/24/82 SOLO - THE VENUE CLUB LONDON (1st NIGHT/EARLY SHOW) AUDIENCE 86:53
Date Added:7/1/2013
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHE.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.TOO FAR GONE.(TOMITA PLANETS) VIDEO.SONG OF THE VIKING.COMPASSION.LYSISTRATA STORY/ LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS.LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG.BAG LADY.DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.WHEN I PRAY INTRO.WHEN I PRAY.TIME HEALS (VIDEO).I'M SO PROUD/OHH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU (CUTS)
Note:Here it is. Very much of the whole set from May 24th early show. A very good yet an audience recording this time. Very close to sounding like soundboard. Todd entertains the Brits with his wit throughout and in between tunes. Especially entertaining is his story about Lysistrata and Ancient Greece (which he also did in Detroit with Utopia that year - 1982). All tunes are treat, including surprises like 'Drunken Blue Rooster' and 'When I Pray'. Unfortunately missing are the last two tunes 'I saw The Light' and 'Hello It's Me'.~ Warren
5/25/82 SOLO - THE VENUE CLUB LONDON (2nd NIGHT/EARLY SHOW) PRE-FM/LP SOURCE 69:14
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. TINY DEMONS. BAG LADY. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL.
Note:Some very slight vinyl surface noise is heard, but this is a classic that turned out EXCELLENT of the pro recording large portion of the second night/early show at the Venue Club ESSENTIAL~ Tony
5/25/82 SOLO - THE VENUE CLUB LONDON BBC (2nd NIGHT/LATE SHOW) BBC RADIO BROADCAST 60:00
Date Added:7/1/2013
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VICKING. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. BAG LADY. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL.
Note:One hidden in the vaults until now. This is the BBC (post)Broadcast of the second night/second set 'late' show of a two night stand Todd Solo at The Venue Club in London. Apparently he was aired live both nights (4 sets) there.This is a digital transfer to CD that I've done from a crystal clean low generation cassette recording of the broadcast late May 1982.Similiar setlists for both nights, but notice the different additions in this one. This is ESSENTIAL. It's so fantastic to have such a record of history with these three sets (out of four performed).~ Warren
6/3/82 OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST LONDON BBC TV-RE BROADCAST (JIM PAIGE) 63:00
Date Added:7/1/2013
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. THE SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. LYSISTRATA. TINY DEMONS. TIME HEALS (VIDEO SEGMENT). ONE WORLD. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Listed here only for collection list purposes, for now the BBC video of this has been officially & magnificently re-produced and released by Esoteric Recordings (ELEC 42469). You will not be dissapointed if you buy this one (of course the Boxset comes a long with much much more and it's well worth 'the pass' to it. So please buy it). However, what I do list here is Jim Paige's own complete audio recording of the show which he grabbed off his TV/FM radio simulcast in the UK. Todd's performance is stellar and he has much enjoyment interacting between tunes with the London crowd. To listen to the 'Time Heals' audio of the video is a little boring, but Todd 'unplugged'in 1982 was far better than even his solo stuff he was doing in the (early) 2000s.'Tiny Demons' is particularly excellent here.I'm thinking that BBC knows that this was one of the best 'Old Grey Whistle Test(s)'ever.Thus the recent release.~ Warren
7/30/82 PIER 84 NEW YORK VETERANS RELIEF FOUNDATION BENEFIT 'DEER HUNTER' AUDIENCE 44:38
Track List:DO YA (TODD). NO MONEY DOWN (PAUL BUTTERFIELD). HEARTBREAK HOTEL (JOHN CALE). LYSISTRADA (TODD). IRENE WILDE (IAN HUNTER). DOWN IN THE BOTTOM (PB). EIGHT DAYS A WEEK (TODD & IAN HUNTER). ONE WORLD (TODD). LIKE A ROLLING STONE.
Note:This audience job kick ass Benefit for the Vets featured Mark clarke on bass, Eric Parker on drums. Irene Wilde features Tommy Mandel on organ. Rolling Stone has original keys man Al Kooper doing it. Cale's song kicks ass as well. Todd blazes on No Money Down with seldom heard flange guitar sound that he plays most of the nite. Another Bubnick/Russo piece. Some yap... but still sounds full and far better than any cassette of this show.~ Tony & Warren
Todd appears again, with Utopia at Pier 84 in August (see entry below)
8/13/82 PIER 84 NEW YORK - UTOPIA TOM CANNON AUDIENCE RECORDING (PAUL RUSSO EDIT) 44:04/54:38
Date Added:12/4/2002
Track List:INFARED AND ULTRAVIOLET. LIBERTINE. BURN THREE TIMES. COULDNT I JUST TELL YOU. SET ME FREE. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. ROCK LOVE (CUTS IN). FEETS DONT FAIL ME NOW. SAY YEAH. THE UP. BAD LITTLE ACTRESS. FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE. ONLY HUMAN. ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. LOVE IN ACTION. ONE WORLD. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:One of Todd's annual appearances outdoors New York City. You all probably know that the annual shows at Central Park were discontinued because of residents & locals complained about the noise.So Pier 84 it is. Here is a summer time 'Suits Tour' from Tom Cannon and tweeked by Paul Russo. The pace of the tour really brings this show to life. There is some yap, but not too bad- sound is decent. Forgotten But Not Gone was supposed to be a country tune, but is so fast here that its almost 'punk country'. This was one of the very first shows after Kasim came back to the fold.~ Warren
8/21/82 UTOPIA METROPOLITAN CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 40:00/52:00
Date Added:10/6/2016
Track List:TAPE 1 SIDE A: INFRARED & ULTRAVIOLET.LIBERTINE.BURN THREE TIMES.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.SET ME FREE.TALKING TO MYSELF.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SWING TO THE RIGHT.FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW.HAMMER IN MY HEART.CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL.TAPE 1 SIDE B & TAPE 2 SIDE A:YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. ROCK LOVE.THE UP.SAY YEAH.BANTER-FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE.ONLY HUMAN.ROAD TO UTOPIA.CARAVAN.LOVE IN ACTION (PARTIAL).LOVE IN ACTION (CONTD) - ENCORE APPLAUSE.LONG APPLAUSE-ONE WORLD-APPLAUSE CONTD.LONG APPLAUSE-LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Geoff Laurenzo Audience Taping. This one isn't terrible. It's just that the acoustics are very concert hallish and distant and more 'mono' than usual. There was just not really anything I could do to make any improvements for listening pleasures. Don't get me wrong, this is a very listenable recording, and a keeper for historic record. This was a period when Utopia performed almost flawlessly as a unit. Fortunately we have a lot of excellent recordings from this 'Suits' Tour (Professionally and audience).We thank Geoff for this addition to the vaults.~ Warren
8/26/82 FORREST HILL TENNIS STADIUM QUEENS SOUNDBOARD
Date Added:6/11/2012
Track List:BUSTIN' OUT - NONA HENDRYX.THE PROMISED LAND - MEAT LOAF.JINGO - CARLOS SANTANA.I'M WINNING - NONA HENDRYX/CARLOS SANTANA. DRUM SOLO - MAX ROACH.WATCHING THE RIVER FLOW - JOE COCKER.YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL - JOE COCKER.FEELIN' ALRIGHT - JOE COCKER.JOHNNY B. GOODE - ALL STARS JAM.
Note:Have to include this. Todd is pretty good during the encore jam (in his tennis oufit)~ Warren
11/4/82 THE METRO BOSTON SOUNDBOARD (AUDIO DUB FROM THE DVD) N/A
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:CD ONE: INFARED AND ULTRAVIOLET. LIBERTINE. BURN THREE TIMES. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. SET ME FREE. IM LOOKING AT YOU BUT IM TALKING TO MYSELF. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SAY YEAH. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. CD TWO: ROCK LOVE. FEETS DONT FAIL ME NOW. ONLY HUMAN. FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. LOVE IN ACTION. ONE WORLD. BACK ON THE STREET. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:This show is available on video. You can get it at Scott's TRBAZAAR. This was an audio dub from the video. The soundtrack (though Professional)is a little muddy. But still a collectors item. The whole show- twenty two tracks.~ Warren
11/19/82 UNIVERSAL AMPHITHEATRE LOS ANGELES CA AUDIENCE
Date Added:9/30/2017
Track List:INFRARED AND ULTRAVIOLET.LIBERTINE.BURN THREE TIMES.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.SET ME FREE. I'M LOOKING AT YOU BUT I'M TALKING TO MYSELF.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SWING TO THE RIGHT.WELCOMING REMARKS.THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION.HAMMER IN MY HEART.CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL.YOU MAKE ME CRAZY.ROCK LOVE.FEET DON'T FAIL ME INTRO.FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW.SAY YEAH. THE UP.COUNTRY MUSIC RAP.FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE.ONLY HUMAN.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA.CARAVAN.LOVE IN ACTION (W/TAPE FLIP).ONE WORLD (CUTS OUT).
Note:Great/Rare Audience recording. Gil Ieland-Ashley says, “From when the toured promoting the Network album. This is from the Friday night before the Thanksgiving broadcast from the Country Club, and I assume they spent the following days in preproduction for the broadcast. It's an audience recording, and only a single tape's worth so it runs out a few seconds into One World and is missing LITA and JOV. My tape is a 1st gen cassette direct from the taper's master, since lost, so this is as good as we're gonna get. I did a raw transfer, took the .wav into audacity to break it into tracks and do some pitch correction. It's a decent aud recording, nothing spectacular but definitely listenable.” Thank you for this one Gil!~ Warren
11/24/82 UTOPIA - THE COUNTRY CLUB LOS ANGELES CA VARIOUS BROADCAST SOURCES (MOSTLY ‘THE DRAGON'S’ SOUNDBOARD MASTERS) 41:49/43:02/12:37
Date Added:6/14/2016
Track List:TAPE ONE (SIDE A): UTOPIA THEME (SOUNDCHECK). (CUTS IN) INFARED AND ULTRAVIOLET. LIBERTINE. BURN THREE TIMES. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. I'M LOOKING AT YOU BUT I'M TALKING TO MYSELF. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. TAPE ONE (SIDE B): ROCK LOVE. FEETS DON'T FAIL ME NOW. SAY YEAH. THE UP. ONLY HUMAN. THE VERY LAST TIME. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. TAPE TWO (SIDE A): LOVE IN ACTION. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:*See notes below under the 11/25/82 Show
11/25/82 UTOPIA - THE COUNTRY CLUB LOS ANGELES CA TRANSFER- ISTVAN. VARIOUS BROADCAST SOURCES (MOSTLY ‘THE DRAGON'S’ SOUNDBOARD MASTERS) 46:23/46:41/21:14
Date Added:10/2/2017
Track List:INFRARED AND ULTRAVIOLET. LIBERTINE. BURN THREE TIMES. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. SET ME FREE. I'M LOOKING AT YOU BUT I'M TALKING TO MYSELF. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SWING TO THE RIGHT. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. ROCK LOVE. LOVE ALONE. FEETS DON'T FAIL ME NOW. SAY YEAH. ONLY HUMAN. THE VERY LAST TIME. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. LOVE IN ACTION. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY. SOUNDCHECK PIANO SOLO (MOST SELECTIONS VERY PARTIAL/INCOMPLETE AND MOST LIKELY CULLED FROM 29 NOVEMBER 1981, WHEN HE WAS AT RISSMILLER'S COUNTRY CLUB RESEDA CA.): LOVE IS THE ANSWER. SONG OF THE VIKING. BREAD. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. WHEN I PRAY.
Note:Both dates culled from Soundboard recordings made available to us from Frank Bubnick through someone we only know as ‘The Dragon’ (whom we’ve we lost contact with decades ago). This whole thing about two shows ‘complete & then some’ is very interesting to me. For I listened and recorded live the FM radio Broadcast on Thanksgiving night as I also watched the simulcast too. I had no earthly idea that there were two shows (and recorded) for decades. And these soundboard recordings are magnificent. They are truly trophies for me as a Todd superfan and historian. We’re very fortunate. Utopia is damn near flawless here.~ Warren *Special thanks to Istvan for splitting and editing the tracks for the 11/25/82 stuff!

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