Todd Rundgren/UTOPIA (and Related) Audio Rarities On CD-R--- v08.2018

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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
1985 ACAPELLA-RUNT (RELEASED 1984 LATE) MIKE MOSNER'S BOOT LP OF ACETATE 37:53
Date Added:6/7/2012
Track List:BLUE ORPHEUS (DIFFERENT MIX/VERSION). JOHNEE JINGO. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. MIRACLE IN THE BAZAAR. LOCKJAW'S COMING. HONEST WORK. MIGHTY LOVE.
Note:Another from a boot LP. Made from pre-release acetate of A Cappella. Some minor differences in Blue Orpheus. Xtra note: Tony has the actual acetates that he got from the Estate Sale. If we could figure out a safe way to dub it and keep all the integrity, we would. Not possible at this time.~ Warren
1/2/85 THE RITZ NEW YORK AUDIENCE (TOM CANNON/BUBNICK/RUSSO) 46:34/41:39
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. TEPTAE VIDEO. SONG OF THE VIKING. HONEST WORK. JOHNEE JINGO. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. BAG LADY. CD TWO: DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. TEPTAE VIDEO. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. I SAW THE LIGHT. ONE WORLD. TYE WHEEL. DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Decent show but, tape sounds to have some limitations. Russo did a great job of squeezing out the fidelity here...show has very little talk for a NYC show but you can hear it...one of the short ones - nice to hear the A Cappella stuff while the album remained in limbo...got this source from Tom Cannon~ Tony
1/5/85 ETHIOPIAN AIRLIFT BENEFIT CONCERT - GIFT CENTER PAVILION SAN FRANCISCO CA SOUNDTRACK FROM TV SPECIAL 43:00
Date Added:7/16/2017
Track List:ROBIN WILLIAMS.
TODD (SOLO):CLICHÉ’.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.LYSISTRATA.
ROBIN WILLIAMS.
THE TUBES: TALK TO YA LATER.NIGHT PEOPLE MEDLEY [NIGHT PEOPLE/ SAY HEY/EYES/MUSCLE GIRLS/THEME FROM A WOOLY PLACE/FOR A SONG/SAY HEY (REPRISE)/FEEL IT/NIGHT PEOPLE (REPRISE)].PIECE BY PIECE
Note:I didn’t even know any historic record of any kind had been made from this Benefit. Recently surfaced is the TV Special ‘Airlift TV Special 1985’. Being that the video is 32 years old and just now surfacing, the Video shows it’s age. However the soundtrack is pretty darn good. I only had to do minor tweaking. And it came out marvelous. Todd actually performed; ‘ Love of the Common Man’, ‘Cliché’, ‘It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference’, ‘Can We Still Be Friends’, ‘Lysistrata’, ‘Honest Work’, ‘The Wheel’ and ‘One World’ (with The Tubes). So we’re missing four performances by him. Not sure how much of the Tubes Set that we’re missing. But The ‘Night People Medley’ is the entire second side of Love Bomb’ so that’s pretty cool. Again, pretty good audio here. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
4/6/85 UTOPIA POV IOWA SEASONS CENTER CEDAR RAPIDS AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN 60:00
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/MORE LIGHT.
Note:Rather decent audience recording. Real keeper. Not sure why this wasn't moved to CD-R before. The first date of 14 POV Shows that we have here on record! The band does a lot of long pauses between songs...strange... like they are discussing what to play next. We're missing the encore performance though (either 'Love Is The Answer' or 'Just One Victory'. Maybe both.)~ Warren
4/6/85 UTOPIA FIVE SEASONS CENTER CEDAR RAPIDS IA AUDIENCE (GEOFF LAURENZO) MASTER 54:00
Date Added:10/6/2016
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME.STYLE.PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SET ME FREE.HAMMER IN MY HEART.SWING TO THE RIGHT.ZEN MACHINE.MATED.MYSTIFIED.ROAD TO UTOPIA.CARAVAN.
Note: Another amazing audience recording by Geoff Laurenzo. Unfortunately, This one was only one tape, so were missing a small part of the 1985 Utopia set at that time. I believe we're just missing 'More Light', 'Love Is The Answer' and 'Just One Victory'. This was really the last Tour of Utopia as we knew it. Utopia's POV Tour in 1985 was February through July. And then Todd was performing with a large group of singers October through December in support of 'A Cappella'. In Billy Jame's 2nd Todd Rundgren Book; 'A Dream Goes On Forever'...'The Utopia Years'; [u]Much is made about the sound of the performances then[/u]. Apparently, with Utopia's new Technology, it was hard for the audiences to hear the vocals at many shows. As was with the 'Oblivion' Tour, the Band had headset microphones. The only sound monitors present were on either side of Willie's customized drum set - up. [i]As is the case here with 'Play This Game' only, the vocals aren't as prominent as we'd like. The Instrumentation drowns out vocals at times. But as these tracks go on, the vocals become much clearer.[/i] Roger had a brand new design (physically & technically) to his Keyboards and arrangements. His ever large set of synthesizer 'banks' are replaced by a mere computer terminal behind Willie's 'set up'. Willie had a completely programmed drum set (A motorcycle framework).The guitars were wireless, and the amps were hidden off stage. So the acoustics are a bit different. But as mentioned earlier, about those hard to hear vocals; I tried to bring them a little more out front. Which is pretty much all I did as far as tweaking. Geoff's tape is just very good sound-wise. So I think everybody will enjoy the sound quality of this one. Thanks once again to Geoff's generosity of letting us transfer this MASTER Tape! ~Warren
4/12/85 and 6/6/85 UTOPIA POV - EAST LANSING MICHIGAN UNKNOWN VENUE (6/6/85) AND MILWAUKEE RIVERSIDE THEATER (4/12/85)* (SOUNDBOARD- EAST LANSING)(AUDIENCE-MILWAUKEE*) 71:20
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME*. STYLE*. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN*. MORE LIGHT*. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY*
Note:This gem from the acoustically challenged POV tour comes from Frank Bubnick & Paul Russo. They did a magnificant job of pasting together a good audience tape with the only known sdbd from the tour.~ Warren
4/15/85 UTOPIA POV U.I. AUDITORIUM BLOOMINGTON IN AUDIENCE 40:00
Date Added:10/27/2013
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. STYLE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA.
Note:Partial show and this audience recording is missing a lot of phonics. I transferred it, and added to the archives just for posterity. However, vocals are very much out front (and very CLEAR). As well as Todd’s guitar. No rhythm section (bass & drums) audible in the recording really. But that’s what makes this incredibly special. It’s a very clean listen to Todd in action in 1985. I consider it a fun rarity to listen to and add to the collection. Notice that they switch performance order of ‘Style’ and ‘Princess of the Universe’ too.~ Warren
4/16/85 UTOPIA POV ILLINOIS STATE UNIV. NORMAL IL AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME (FADES IN). STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TODD TALK. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN.DRUM SOLO.CARAVAN (CONT'D). MORE LIGHT.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Decent recording. Very large arena sounding though. Whole show. Don't know why this cassette wasn't digitally transferred before now. I like this!~ Warren
4/19/85 UTOPIA POV ARIE CROWN THEATER CHICAGO IL AUDIENCE 50:00
Date Added:10/27/2013
Track List:HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/MORE LIGHT. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This one is a VERY good audience recording. Unfortunately, all we have is a partial set. But Utopia has fun, and puts on a show here from Chicago. An easy transfer from age old low generation cassette. I just dubbed it 'as is'. No equalization or tweaks necessary. Still a great one for the Collector!~ Warren
5/4/85 UTOPIA POV STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ALBANY NY AUDIENCE 68:00
Date Added:10/28/2013
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME.STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SET ME FREE.HAMMER IN MY HEART.SWING TO THE RIGHT.ZEN MACHINE.MATED.MYSTIFIED.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/MORE LIGHT.JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Obviously an outdoor arena. Wind blowing through the audience recorder’s microphones in spots. And Todd talks of this being during the day. This is a very rough audience recording that I transferred and added to the library only for collecting purposes.~ Warren
5/9/85 UTOPIA POV BOSTON ORPHEUM BOSTON MA AUDIENCE 67:00
Date Added:10/17/2013
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME.STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SET ME FREE.HAMMER IN MY HEART.SWING TO THE RIGHT.ZEN MACHINE.MATED.MYSTIFIED.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/MORE LIGHT.JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Very good audience recording of this show in support of POV. Missing ‘Love Is The Answer’ as an encore song though. I still highly recommend the July 5th Concord Pavilion show from this batch of audience/soundboard type POV stuff. (Except for the very small bits we have of the Easy Lansing Soundboard)~ Warren
5/10/85 UTOPIA POV RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL NY AUDIENCE (TWEEK BY FRANK BUBNICK) 70:00
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TODD TALK. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. IT IS NOT ENOUGH.JUST ONE VICTORY.THE TUBES w/TODD:BABA O'REILLY
Note:Rather rough audience recording. Very large arena sound (of course...it's RCMH). Lot's of audience chatter next to recorder. Takes some getting used to. But folks this is the band cookin'! The audience is loving it. Wow. The recorder also captured Baba O' Rielly with the Tubes (after the Utopia Show)! Sounds like the whole city of New York singing a long with it and Just One Victory. Frank Bubnick did what he could to this. I'm keeping/listening to this baby.~ Warren
5/11/85 UTOPIA POV CAPITOL THEATRE PASSAIC NJ AUDIENCE 65:00
Date Added:10/27/2013
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME.STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SET ME FREE.HAMMER IN MY HEART.SWING TO THE RIGHT.ZEN MACHINE.MATED.MYSTIFIED.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/MORE LIGHT.LOVE IS THE ANSWER
Note:A good quality sound, but large venue acoustics. Taped from a distance possibly. But we get the whole show (however short the shows were on this Tour). And Todd and the boys always perform tightly at the Capitol Passaic Theater in Jersey!~ Warren
5/16/85 UTOPIA POV THE AGORA WEST HARTFORD CT AUDIENCE (JOE FRANKS EDIT) 67:00
Date Added:10/27/2013
Track List:AUDIENCE & TUNING.PLAY THIS GAME. STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. MORE LIGHT. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
WITH THE TUBES: BABA O'RIELLY/THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT.
Note:Since we’re sharing a lot of the 1985 POV tour, I found this one hidden in the vaults. Don’t know why it hasn’t been transferred from the cassette before. I was going to ‘play with it’, but decided to just dub ‘as is’. No equalization or anything (yet). Starts out as a 'bassy bottom' one. But very much improves as the tape goes on. Very much of a 'keeper'. As a real historic treat, the unknown audience recorder also captured two tunes with the Tubes with Todd that night as well... with the entire city of West Hartford singing along. Fee's (The Tubes) vocals are incredible. I'm very much pleased with this one. It has much promise. Maybe one day soon, I'll get one of you (my buddies) to tweak it a little bit for everybody's collection. Enjoy this!~ Warren
Update 2013-10-31: Joe Franks stepped up to the plate and EQ'd, edited and did a 'speed pass' on this one and has made it extraordinarily good! Now one of the better POV audience recordings. Thank you Joe for your continued magic.~ Warren
6/1/85 UTOPIA POV KINGSWOOD THEATER TORONTO CANADA AUDIENCE 44:47
Date Added:10/28/2013
Track List:(CUTS IN)PLAY THIS GAME. STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. THE ROAD TO UTOPIA. MATED. (CUTS IN) MORE LIGHT.
Note:Another audience recording that I don't know why anybody hasn't transferred the cassette to digital before. It's a very good one. Notice that they perform 'Love Is The Answer' earlier in the set (instead of an encore tune). And they move 'The Road To utopia' before 'Mated'. Not quite the full show. I'm thinking that they performed 'Caravan' (with Willie drum solo), before 'More Light' and the encore was 'Just One Victory'. So we're not missing too much. Turn this one up! It's got a great back beat.~ Warren
7/3/85 UTOPIA POV GAMMAGE AUDITORIUM PHOENIX AZ AUDIENCE (DIGITAL EDIT & TRANSFER JAMIE SLATTERTY)
Date Added:9/22/2002
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE. SET ME FREE. HAMMER IN MY HEART. SWING TO THE RIGHT. ZEN MACHINE. MATED. MYSTIFIED. ROAD TO UTOPIA. CARAVAN. MORE LIGHT. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:This is a decent but not great audience recording that becomes quite comfortable listening. Not the whole show of course but, Jamie Slatterly did wonders to this tape. If you were there...or if you like the era, this is a pretty good, but not superb, audience recording and a fab clean up job by Jamie.
7/5/85 UTOPIA POV CONCORD PAVILION CONCORD CA SOUNDBOARD? 66:00
Date Added:10/17/2013
Track List:(CUTS IN) PLAY THIS GAME.STYLE. PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE.SET ME FREE.HAMMER IN MY HEART.SWING TO THE RIGHT.ZEN MACHINE.MATED.MYSTIFIED.THE ROAD TO UTOPIA/CARAVAN/MORE LIGHT.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Found this cassette lost in the vaults, and I don't know that anybody has ever transferred it to digital. Either this is a soundboard tape or one of the best audience tapings. The only audience yap is at the beginning of 'Play This Game' and it may be just the soundboard technician. Anyway, I just dubbed this as is from the cassette and split the tracks. There's some static, snap and distortion in a very few places, but over all this is seriously good sound! 'The Road to Utopia', 'Caravan' and 'More Light' lead right into one another in the form of a medley. And listen to the excellent performance of 'Love Is The Answer'. Todd's vocals here are unbeatable. In fact the band's vocals throughout the taping are incredible. I think all that we're missing (besides partial 'Play This Game') of this show, in support of the 'POV' release, is 'Just One Victory' as an encore song.~ Warren
10/13/85 U.P.A.C. KINGSTON NY 'WARMING UP A CAPPELLA' AUDIENCE 56:44/44:25
Date Added:11/21/2000
Track List: CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. CD TWO: IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Average quality audience recording of first stop on the A Cappella tour (just miles outside Woodstock in Ulster County). Decent first nite with some bugs but, really a pretty average recording for completists or for those looking for a rep of the tour; it's just fine.~ Warren
10/23/85 FIRST AVENUE MINNEAPOLIS AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHE. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA [FALSE START]. HODJA. LOST HORIZON / MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY/ I WANT YOU. TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.BANG ON THE DRUM. MEDLEY:I'M SO PROUD/ OOH BABY BABY/ LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Pretty darn good audience recording!~ Warren
10/25/85 MILWAUKEE RIVERSIDE THEATER AUDIENCE (POSITIONING - TRANSFER BY SARA) 45:36/59:50
Date Added:4/11/2005
Track List:CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFRENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN. LOVE IS THE ANSWER
Note:So far the best find from this era that hadn't yet been transferred. There were a number of great recordings from Milwaukee over the 80s especially... and this one is really nice. Very very low audience noise. Sounds like the mics were positioned unobscured in front of the PA...etc... As for performance, not all great...Pretending To Care is a bit of a disspointment here, yet I Want You is superb...even passionate on Hodja...there is a slight bummer, in that the last 4 tunes have unnatural cuts and fades...Probably due to recording the show on cassette and tape shortage...All in all, this is why we've undertaken another exam of the tapes and called it the 'Archive' a/o 'Library'. And we're really lucky there are people like Sara and others who will take the time to find nuggets like this. This is as good of an audie that you'll ever get from this era. Maybe this could benefit from some further processing help on down the line but, its really nice to be no longer oxidizing...thanks Sara K.!~ Tony & Warren
10/26/85 CHICAGO BISMARK THEATER KBFH FM/LP SOURCE 74:02
Track List:INTRO. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. JOHNEE JINGO. HODJA. PRETENDING TO CARE. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. TINY DEMONS. REAL MAN. HONEST WORK. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON.
Note:Another missing CD-R piece. We dont think the show (performance wise) was that great, but recording sounds great. Gotta love the King Biscuit!~ Warren
10/27/85 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - STUDENT UNION CHAMPAGNE IL AUDIENCE (SARA K. DIGITAL TRANSFER) 46:30/45:51
Date Added:4/19/2005
Track List:CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/ I WANT YOU. TINY DEMONS (CUTS) CD TWO: LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN.
Note:Fair to mid sounding cassette at times. But a pretty nice performance all in all...Sara pointed out the fact that the last 3 or so appear to be from a different source (may even be a different show) we just dont know...nice to have it preserved, but probably not going to clean up that well..still enjoyable if you were there. Thanks Sara K. for doing the transfer~ Tony
10/31/85 A CAPELLA ARCADIA THEATER DALLAS TX SOUNDBOARD 65:00/53:00
Date Added:10/17/2013
Track List:DISC1: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.CLICHE/TOO FAR GONE.SONGS OF THE VIKING.JOHNEE JINGO.BLUE ORPHEUS.PRETENDING TO CARE.HODJA.LOST HORIZON/WHAT'S GOING ON/MERCY ME/I WANT YOU. DISC2: TINY DEMONS.LOAD CANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE.HONEST WORK.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY.I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT.MIGHTY LOVE.SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON.REAL MAN.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:This infamous ‘bootlegged to death’ Dallas Show is of course the best of our A Capella shows. Dozens of Bootleg Blogspots have it MP3’d, unfortunately too. However, it is officially available on The Todd Rundgren Archive Series Archive Vol.7 A Cappella Tour CRCL-7713/14. You can probably buy/get it through Scott at TRBAZAAR. Suport the artist please!
11/11/85 SAN FRANCISCO WARFIELD THEATER SOUNDBOARD 74:28
Track List:BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. TINY DEMONS. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I SAW THE LIGHT (CUTS IN). MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:From a recently discovered/acquired upgrade of the board tape that has circulated. Soundcheck is also available~ Warren
11/11/85 SAN FRANCISCO WARFIELD THEATER (SOUNDCHECK) SOUNDBOARD N/A
Date Added:6/18/2012
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. TINY DEMONS. CLICHE. MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER.BLUE ORPHEUS.
Note:Awsome sounding A Capella soundcheck. Rather lengthy one at that.~ Warren
11/28/85 ATLANTA MOONSHADOW SALOON AUDIENCE RECORDING BY WARREN 42:05/46:07
Track List:CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU. I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN (FADE)
Note:It ain't complete, but a very strong A Capella audience recording thanks to Warren~ Tony
11/29/85 KIDNAPPER'S CHARLOTTE NC AUDIENCE DIGITAL TRANSFER WARREN N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:DISC ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. DISC TWO: TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARESONG. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. I'M SO PROUD MEDLEY/I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Awsome audience recording. I have no earthly idea why someone did not dub from this cassette until now. Great Todd solo performance. Full set.~ Warren
12/10/85 TOADS PLACE NEW HAVEN CT AUDIENCE 61:02/65:53
Track List:CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/WHAT'S GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU/LOST HORIZON (CUTS). TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE CD TWO: CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BAY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN (FROM 12/9/85 PROVIDENCE). LOVE IS THE ANSWER
Note:Another gem live A Cappella whole show. Added 'Real Man' from the night before as they appeared to delete it this night. Sound is very clear and not much audience noise.~ Warren
12/11/85 STATE THEATER EASTON PA AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANSFER SARA K.) 46:11/48:42
Date Added:4/17/2005
Track List:CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE (CUTS IN). LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. JOHNEE JINGO. BLUE ORPHEUS. PRETENDING TO CARE. HODJA. LOST HORIZON/WHATS GOING ON/MERCY MERCY ME/I WANT YOU. CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. LORD CHANCELLOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. IM SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU/I SAW THE LIGHT. MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON
Note:Nice transfer of slightly better than avg audience recording with potential-performance is pretty nice.~ Warren
12/16/85 PHILADELPHIA WALNUT THEATER AUDIENCE SOURCE -(CLEANED & DIGITAL TRANSFERRED BY HIROSHI KAWAUCHI) 56:40
Date Added:10/25/2000
Track List:PRETENDING TO CARE (FADES IN). LOST HORIZON/MARVIN GAYE MEDLEY. TINY DEMONS. HONEST WORK. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. HODJA. BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY. OOH BABY BABY/IM SO PROUD (CUTS). MIGHTY LOVE. SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. REAL MAN. LOVE IS THE ANSWER
Note:This is a suprising upgrade delivered from our pal Hiroshi. The quality is strong and bright. Although the show is cut up some, it is worth checking it... especially for those who love this tour.~ Warren

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