|3/9/83||'ROCK N ROLL TONITE' (TV) PERKINS PLACE PASADINA CA||VIDEO SOUNDTRACK||18:00|
Track List: CHANT.COMPASSION. BANG ON THE DRUM.BAG LADY.ONE WORLD.
Note:Some very good HD captures of each individual tune have surfaced on YouTube. And these are the audio grabs from the films. Strange selection of songs to perform, with the exception of 'Bang On The Drum', which was a chart topper at that time. But to start of a rare TV 'featured' appearance with 'Chant' was strange. Now, ending the show with 'One World' was great! We really don't have much here in the archives for 1983, so these few tunes are a welcome addition, for the sound quality is very good.~ Warren
|4/23/83||KENAN STADIUM CHAPEL HILL NC||AUDIENCE FROM SARA (PAUL RUSSO EDIT)||77:00|
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLCIHE. 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. BAD LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL
Note:Tweeked by Paul russo...the sound is decent for an audience, but contains a good dose of yap. The show is a standard Todd solo set - decent sound - not a lot of low end but it was 1983. Paul seems to have eqd this nicely to get the most out of it.~ Tony
|7/17/83||UTOPIA ALPINE VALLEY TROY WI||AUDIENCE||1:26:34|
Track List:HAMMER IN MY HEART.SET ME FREE.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.BURN THREE TIMES.REAL MAN.SWING TO THE RIGHT.THE VERY LAST TIME.BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY.COMMUNION WITH THE SUN (CUTS OUT AFTER 1:10).(CUTS IN) THE SEVEN RAYS/SINGRING & THE GLASS GUITAR/INITIATION/THE ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.TIME HEALS.ONE WORLD (WITH RICK NIELSEN OF CHEAP TRICK).JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:By happenstance I found this in amongst the 1000+ cassette tape archive here. This audience tape is definetly a lost & found. We don't have much from 1983 for Utopia. I basically just transferred it from the cassette tape 'as is'(no EQ). And split the tracks. The sound is very good for this age old recording. It was a great performance and great set. Of course there are a few spikes, drops and cut ins and outs and level changes. But it is a very good audience recording by a fan 30 years ago. It's pretty much the whole show. Again, we get to hear the great medley they were doing in 1983 of: "Communion With TheSun/The Seven Rays/Singring and the Glass Guitar/Initiation/The Road To Utopia/Caravan/Last of the New Wave Riders". Rick Nielsen makes a guest appearance on "One World" too! This is ESSENTIAL.~ Warren
|8/8/83||UTOPIA PIER 84 NEW YORK||AUDIENCE (HIROSHI KAWAUCHI EDIT)||N/A|
Track List:CD ONE: HAMMER IN MY HEART. SET ME FREE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. REAL MAN. SWING TO THE RIGHT. I'M LOOKING AT YOU BUT I'M TALKING TO MYSELF. YOU MAKE ME CRAZY. CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL. THE VERY LAST TIME. BANG ON THE DRUM. CD TWO:OVERTURE/ COMMUNION WITH THE SUN/ THE IKON/THE SEVEN RAYS/ SINGRING & THE GLASS GUITAR/ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/ LAST OF THE NEW WAVE RIDERS.ONE WORLD. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:A decent audience recording that our buddy Hiroshi made excellent. You still hear typical audience yap for New York. It's just that we have so little of 1983 represented (Soundboard or Audience Tape), this needs it's spot in the Archives. Incredible set too. Overture/ Communion With Sun, all the way through Last of The New Wave Riders, is basically one big tune/medley (seven songs).ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL! Thank you Hiroshi!~ Warren
|12/1/83||MADISON WISCONSON HEADLINERS||SOUNDBOARD- CLOSER SOURCE. DIGITAL EDIT - CLEANED - TRANSFERRED BY JEFF GAUSS (WEAVIL)||63:52/50:34|
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. SONG OF THE VIKING. MAYBE I COULD CHANGE. LYSISTRADA. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. BANG OF THE DRUM ALL DAY. CD TWO: IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. THE WHEEL. BONUS TRACK: 12/9/83 TULSA OK CAINES BALLROOM - IF DIDN'T TRY (SOLO PIANO PRE-RELEASE VERSION).
Note:This Weavil upgrade leaves us stunned - it is such a dramatic improvement over the older versions. The clarity and processing and speed correction puts this in a new category. Finally the Midwest jaunt of 1983 is proudly represented. It contains two of the most spine chilling goose bump moments; That is the solo piano version of Maybe I Could Change...its otherworldy...at the end Todd sings " ...We can change the world..." The delicate touch but powerful tour de force...it smokes...leaves in the dust the studio version...it is that special. The other is the slightly less quality, but still hair raising, solo paino version of If I Didnt Try from Tulsa Caines 8 days later. This was pre-Oblivion. We really cant tell you enough how we needed this new Weavil creation, and how much ALL of you need it, too. A major gap in the canyon has been filled by Jeff...wow. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
|12/6/83||(SOLO) UPTOWN THEATER KANSAS CITY MO||AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER||71:00|
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHÉ. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.TOO FAR GONE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.INTRO & CLIP FROM TEPTAE VIDEO.SONG OF THE VIKING.IF I DIDN'T TRY.LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS.BAG LADY.DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.BANG ON THE DRUM.SOUL MEDLEY (I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/ I SAW THE LIGHT).ONE WORLD.THE WHEEL.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Another stellar audience recording (MASTER) from ‘The Ever Popular Tortured Taper’ Geoff Laurenzo. This time its Todd solo 1983. And the set very similar to Todd’s 1982 solo shows (with the exception of one video he shows as opposed to two. We get a piece of audio from the TEPTAE video.) Having said that, you might want to skip that track 06. Not much listening pleasure there. However this recording of Geoff’s puts you right in the front row center and it's almost like the PA System is right in my headphones (if you use those for this kind of stuff). It’s first-rate! Instruments and vocals right up front acoustics-wise. AND we get a great early rendition of ' If I Didn't Try'!! I won’t critique the whole thing, but Todd is flawless here. This an ESSENTIAL recording for your 70s- 80s Trophy shelf. And there’s not enough Thank Yous for Geoff for providing his MASTER of this. ~ Warren
|12/9/83||(SOLO) CAINS BALLROOM TULSA OK||SOUNDBOARD?||72:00|
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHÉ. IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.COMPASSION (CUTS RIGHT IN AND I THINK THIS WAS A VIDEO HE PRESENTED).SONG OF THE VIKING. IF I DIDN'T TRY.INTRO TO LYSISTRATA. LYSISTRATA.TINY DEMONS.LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG.BAG LADY.INTRO TO BLUE ROOSTER.DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.BANG OF THE DRUM ALL DAY.LPS WORTH OF TOONS (THE AUDIO FROM A VIDEO HE PRESENTED).I’M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT.ONE WORLD. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.THE WHEEL.
Note:This is either a copy from the sound monitor board, or very very good audience recording. And the tape that it originally transferred from, reads: "1st copy from the Master Tape". I wish I knew who it originated from (Taper), so I could give them credit.I had sent this show to Istvan to see if he had time to split the tracks for me (It was just two big tracks). And not only did he split the tracks, he also did some 'beautification'.
Todd is pretty much flawless here, and Tulsa got one helluva good show. Again, we get and early performance of 'If I didn't Try' too! Same set list as most his solo 1982 and 1983 shows, but with some additional numbers. ESSENTIAL.~ Warren