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
1990s: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000s: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010s: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
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Date Title Source Time
1986 'UP AGAINST IT' THE ORIGINAL (UNALTERED) DEMOS CASSETTE (TIMOTHY SMITH) 71:34
Date Added:10/22/2001
Track List:WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE. PARALLEL LINES. FREE MALE AND 21. THE SMELL OF MONEY. IF I HAVE TO BE ALONE. UP AGAINST IT. LOVE IN DISGIUSE. YOULL THANK ME IN THE END. MAYBE IM BETTER OFF. FROM HUNGER. WE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER. ENTROPY. FINALE BONUS TRACKS: NH DEMOS- PARALLEL LINES. FIDELITY (BOTH TR DEMOS).
Note:Through the idea of Larry Clark, and the home deck of one Mr. T. Smith, we come up with a CD of what we had before Todd decided to spruce these up before the Pony Canyon official release. Dont expect same quality as the official but, as all hardcore collectors know; the Todd demos have never been available in pristine quality - there is an annoying hiss in all of them. This is the cleanest we've heard 'em. Tony had this done to respond to what Larry Clark thought of/wanted, Tim (Smith) didnt index the tracks... but as was said, they sound better than they have before. So for those who want to pick out what was changed side-by-side, this is required for those purposes. For those who just want the music, clearly the official "retouched" version on Pony Cannon is the way to go. We think you can find/buy a copy through Scott at TRBAZAAR.~ Warren
12/7/86 NEW HAVEN TOAD'S PLACE AUDIENCE SOURCE 74:41
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. THE SMELL OF MONEY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. PARALLEL LINES. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LYSISTRADA. HONEST WORK. COMPASSION. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:The 'Two Week Wonder' tour. Basically the best sound quality there was and the 1st show of the tour. He was a bit scattered, and even forgot CWSBF which caused a rushed Love of The Common man and Lysistrada, but this recording is the premiere performance of both Smell of Money and Parallel Lines. Todd even apologizes for his lack of organization at the end of the show. We have another tape from this venue, with a few additions to the set list, so maybe there were two shows that night. A decent audience recording from awhile back now...~ Tony & Warren
12/13/86 THE LIVING ROOM PROVIDENCE RI AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:7/3/2012
Track List:CROWD.PLAY THIS GAME.CLICHE.TOO FAR GONE.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.SONG OF THE VIKING.ROGER POWELL DATA INTROMATED.LOVE IN ACTION. UP AGAINST IT INTRO 1.THE SMELL OF MONEY.BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.UP AGAINST IT INTRO 2.PARALLEL LINES.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS (CUTS IN).LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.LYSISTRADA.COMPASSION.DISTRACTIONS.HONEST WORK.DRIVE.ONE WORLD.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.JOV.THE WHEEL (CUTS OFF).
Note:Another 'Two Week Wonder'. Good audience recording!~ Warren
12/30/86 CHICAGO PARK WEST AUDIENCE (DIGITAL TRANS BY SARA K.) N/A
Date Added:4/7/2005
Track List:CD ONE: PLAY THIS GAME. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. THE SMELL OF MONEY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. PARALLEL LINES . CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. CD TWO: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LYSISTRADA. HONEST WORK. COMPASSION. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY (CUTS)
Note:A nice and somewhat forgotten show the night before the first drunk show we have...you get a 1986 Parallel Lines, 2 A Cappella tunes live (Synth and Honest Work)..sound is actually better than most audies from the period...not on par with the best stuff we have soundwise, but may be the best performance from 1986 ('Two Week Wonder')...there is really not much yap for a Holiday show...but a really very nice selection. This one is pretty decent tape to find that hadnt yet been transferred, not a sdbd, but pretty nice/very solid audie all in all. Very enjoyable show/performance, makes it one to have even if you have 12/31 (below).~ Tony
12/31/86 CHICAGO PARK WEST SOUNDBOARD 73:06
Track List:INTRO. PLAY THIS GAME. CLICHE'. TOO FAR GONE. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. THE SMELL OF MONEY. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:A Chicago New Years Eve show which is purported to be the late show... and Todd is drunk for sure. This CD is not for those who wish a perfect performance, but this really is enjoyable (comedy-wise)... Todd begins the show annoucing " he would take for granted that everyonme in the audience is as f***d up as he is", Todd has a penchant for the 'f' word ("...If you'd like I'll be your f****n Viking")... Talks about $35 a show (in 1986!)... Talks about how Reagan was proved to be a liar... when someone says Todd is Godd, he replies "Godd is drunk!...". Refers to "Pee Wee's Crackhouse"... just really a fun time and amazing how much he laughs through it... not for everyone and not meant to demean Todd's name...just a fun CD for those who can take the joke... people say the late 1987 San Rafael show was the 'drunk show' but this one he was pretty far gone...he does a great version of Love Is The Answer before he leaves the stage... no celebration as Todd goes from Smell of Money to One World~ Tony & Warren

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