Todd Rundgren/UTOPIA (and Related) Audio Rarities On CD-R--- v04.2018

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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: 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 2018
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Date Title Source Time
1987 ROGER POWELL - CONNECTIONS TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD (AUDION RECORDS) TRANSFER ISTVAN 04:12
Date Added:9/28/2014
Track List:CONNECTIONS TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD
Note:Thanks to Istvan for this track. Only Retail Appearance of this music was on a Sampler 'Various Artists' Album called 'Sounding Joy' on Audion Records in 1986. It was a 'Spiritual' album of mostly vocal artists though. They called it 'New Age' music back then.One Track (4:12 min)
1987 ROGER POWELL 'ARCHITECTURE' NOVEMBER 1987 FLEXIDISC FROM KEYBOARD MAGAZINE (SOUNDPAGE #38) FROM ISTVAN 01:28/01:21/01:17
Date Added:9/28/2014
Track List:TRACK 1. TRACK 2. TRACK 3
Note:Thanks to Isi (Istvan) for this copy. Only music (3 tracks) we know of that exists from a proposed solo album by Roger in 1986 (or 1987) that was to be titled 'Architecture'. He has mentioned at one point, that the albums masters were lost when the intended company Passport Records went out of business (POV & Oblivion were on Passport). Icon Music was the next company intended to pick up and release Roger's effort, but failed to do so not having 'project'.
1/20/87 THE PRICE/SULTAN BAND THE BOTTOM LINE NY FM BROADCAST 73:05
Date Added:6/13/2001
Track List:NO TV NO PHONE. LIGHTS ON. SHANA. SOMETHINGS GONNA HAPPEN. RECKLESS AND WILD. HEAVEN'S GIRL. SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE. SET ME FREE. SHOTGUN SHY. STORIES. DRIFT AWAY. TEN.
Note:The only FM of this era kasim. Again I like Kazim's stuff better than Tommy's because Kazim was a good singer and the material (Lights Out) sounds almost like it could have been on POV.~ Tony
1/24/87 SAN JOSE THE CABARET AUDIENCE (EDITED/MASTERED PAUL RUSSO) 43:41/41:38
Date Added:11/29/2000
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 CD TWO: CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LYSISTRADA. HONEST WORK. COMPASSION. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER
Note:This is another one that Paul and Frank did, and is fairly complete for an 1987 show. Decent sound. This is not the 'drunk show', but a well played and sung performance that is typical of the tour.
1/28/87 SAN DIEGO BACCHANAL AUDIENCE 44:46/46:16
Date Added:4/17/2005
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 CD TWO: CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LYSISTRADA. HONEST WORK. COMPASSION. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ON VICTORY
Note:Another nice new one from the 'Archive' transfer program that Sara K. has kindly done for us. A lot of potential here...crowd a bit noisy on applause areas, but not much yap...very fine performance in step with the LA show~ Tony
2/3/87 TWO WEEK WONDER TOUR - LAST SHOW OF TOUR WOLFGANG'S SAN FRANCISCO CA EXCELLECT AUDIENCE MASTER TAPE BY JARED (RIP) 90.00
Date Added:4/1/2017
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME.CLICHÉ.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.LYSISTRATA.HONEST WORK.COMPASSION.DRIVE.ONE WORLD.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.JUST ONE VICTORY.THE WHEEL (CUTS OUT).
Note:Another absolute beauty MASTER from The JEMS Collection of cassettes that they sent me (and there's many more to 'get to'). All I did, literally, was a digital transfer from the cassette and split the tracks. I would say that it was flawless, which it is, except, it has a load of digital 'spikes', that I just left as is, because it doesn't affect what you hear by any means. And, someone sitting next to Jared is clearly talking through much of the beginning of 'It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference'. And 'Honest Work' is 'digitally' quiet (the audience too). Todd's performance is stellar here. This again, was recorded by Jared (RIP) with JEMS. I was missing 'Can We Still Be Friends' and 'Lysistrata' somehow from my tape and Istvan was kind enough to supply those additions for us! Todd uses a 'background music machine' for much of it, that sounds marvelous.This is ESSENTIAL .And we don't have a lot of 1987 Shows in our vaults. ~ Warren
Lineage: Recorded With Advent Dynamic Microphones > Sony Tc-153sd Cassette Recorder
4/22/87 'CONDOMANIA' W/ BOURGEOIS TAGG SAN FRANCISCO THE DNA LOUNGE AUDIENCE 73:43
Date Added:2/25/2002
Track List:LYSISTRADA. YOU LEFT ME SORE. SONG OF THE TROJAN. RAMSES MAN. PROTECTION. TOO HARD ON. LOVE OF THE CONDOM MAN. SCUM WORLD. BABY YOU'RE A RIBBED MAN. RUBBER'S THE ANSWER. THE WHEEL. BONUS TRACKS: 11/17/87 BOURGEOUS TAGG LIVE W/ TODD: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS.
Note:This classic one 'off'. Has all the Todd tunes we know in a sexual manner and lyrics promoting safe sex. This also contains the only know live performance of You Left Me Sore ever. This is a classic~ Warren
7/30/87 and 7/31/87 TWO SUMMER NIGHTS SOLO AT LOS ANGELES PALACE THEATER OLD SOUNDBOARD CASS 1ST GEN (TRANSFERRED BY LARRY CLARK) 79:57/75:02/65:53
Date Added:11/5/2001
Track List:CD ONE: (7/30?)TR TAKES STAGE,BANTER/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?. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. LYSISTRADA. HONEST WORK. COMPASSION. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. CD TWO: LOVE IS THE ANSWER. JUST ONE VICTORY. (7/31?) PLAY THIS GAME. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. COMPUTER MUSIC. DONT YOU EVER LEARN?. TALK. THE BALLAD. HAMMER IN MY HEART. LYSISTRADA. THE SMELL OF MONEY. COMPUTER COUNTRY. COMMERCIALS. CD THREE: LOST HORIZON. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. THE WHEEL. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Larry Clark gives us this great lost solo 2 niter in best ever heard condition. Todd talks about whats going on at the time...new LP soon, extra proud of it, and Utopia hiatus from the stage. Super sound for an old board-it seems the nights may be reversed, if you listen to the banter...either way, this is a tremendous find, and is a good idea of all the tunes played on this tour before the man.~ Tony ESSENTIAL
8/8/87 NEW GEORGE'S SAN RAFAEL CA AUDIENCE (COURTESY JON RISEN - FROM TAPER'S MASTER CASSETTES)
Date Added:4/3/2002
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. PLAY THIS GAME. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. COMPUTER ROCK. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN. THE BALLAD (DENNY & JEAN). HAMMER IN MY HEART. MYSTIFIED. BAD LITTLE ACTRESS.THE SMELL OF MONEY. CD TWO: COMPUTER COUNTRY. COVERS. LOST HORIZON. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. THE WHEEL. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This one is fun. Yes, this is known as the infamous 'drunk show'. One of the most popular audience recordings within the Todd rarities trading circulation. I thank Jon Risen for this version; for I believe it’s his digital transfer from the original tapers masters. So it’s ‘soundboardish’ quality. We have the fan film of this in circulation as well, which is timeless & priceless (much of it is on YouTube). But you can see/hear that although Todd was intent on drinking a bunch, it really didn’t wreck the performance (as much as the 1986 Chicago show). Todd does get an incredibly persistent hiccup problem (especially on ‘The Wheel’ where he laughs through the tune). The sound is a strong performance. Yes it was alcohol enhanced, but true entertainment. Much stand up comedy.‘There Goes My Inspiration’ benefits from his looseness. ‘Mystified’ here, by himself, was ultra rare, as is ‘Bad Little Actress’ (which is sloppy, but inspired...too many chord changes...too fast for the alcohol). ‘Mated’ is ragged as well. Yet another great 1987 show that sounds real nice and has a few surprises as well. Loaded with fan favorites. Many say that he was even ‘cute’ during this performance. ESSENTIAL.
8/16/87 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE WI AUDIENCE (‘SMASHMARK’) 105:01
Date Added:10/16/2012
Track List:PLAY THIS GAME. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. BAND INTRO. MATED *. LOVE IN ACTION *. COMPUTER JAM *. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN *. THE SMELL OF MONEY. HARMONIC CONVERGENCE THING *. THE BALLAD OF DENNY AND JEAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. LYSISTRATA. FAKE COMMERCIALS *. MORE FAKE COMMERCIALS *. LOST HORIZON *. NASHVILLE JAM. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. DRIVE *. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER *. THE WHEEL. JUST ONE VICTORY *.
Note:Lost in my partner’s (Jeff ‘Weavil’) vaults until now. Jeff says: “(* indicates the computer band plays on that track.). This gem of a solo show from the month-long Rhino Promo Tour came from Smashmark in NYC. NOT the best sounding show from this tour, but definitely one of the more enjoyable I have found. The TR/audience stuff here is great. The BEST Play This Game I have heard from this tour. B/B- for sound because the audience roars pretty loud at times (mostly near the end) and it is trebly and harsh at times. Adjust your EQ and you'll be happy. Back when he played piano very well"
8/19/87 CHICAGO PARK WEST AUDIENCE 71:41/66:25
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LYSISTRADA. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. COMPUTER JAM. DON'T YOU EVER LEARN?. THE BALLAD (DENNY AND JEAN). HAMMER IN MY HEART. MYSTIFIED. COMPUTER JAM. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE CD TWO: COMPASSION. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. THE WHEEL. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Fine audience recording with Paul Russo cleaning and sprucing. This two CD set is a fine representation of the tour. Sound is nice.
11/17/87 BOURGEOIS TAGG CLUB OASIS SAN JOSE CA KBFH (SOUNDBOARD) 1:20:29
Date Added:7/24/2014
Track List:THE MOVE UP.OUT OF MY MIND .HEART OF DARKNESS .CRY LIKE A BABY.WAITING FOR THE WORM TO TURN .PENCIL AND PAPER .MUTUAL SURRENDER (WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD) .I DON'T MIND AT ALL .COMA .WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE .BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS .THE PERFECT LIFE .DYING TO BE FREE . LOVE AND THE COMMON MAN .CHANGED .TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS / WITHIN WITHOUT YOU / TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS .ELECTRIC TRAIN .
Brent Bourgeois - vocals, keyboards, Larry Tagg - vocals, bass, Lyle Workman – guitar, Michael Urbano – drums, Scott Moon – keyboards and Todd of course.
Note:I never really had this whole show like this. Recent find of a King Biscuit Flower Disc Set of it. KBFH really came through in 1987 on this one. The sound is incredible. It’s like the instruments and vocals each have their own channel. This is a timeless concert. Deserves a re-listen by the everybody and anybody - even today. Every tune is so Rundgren-esque. He must have had a part in the writing - when he produced their album ‘YoYo’ (though he’s not in the songs credits). And this tour/show is in support of that album of course. Todd guest appears out of the audience here, and is involved on the last 4 encore songs (He had just done the ‘Condomania’ show with them in April). Of course all of us collectors have heard this performance where the band (and Todd) also does a devastatingly brilliant cover of the 1966 Beatles classic, "Tomorrow Never Knows," which they morph into the Sgt Pepper-based composition by George Harrison, "Within Without You." But every single tune here is addictive. This show/performance is ESSENTIAL. We all know that most the band went off to play for Todd for the 'Nearly Human' and 'Second Wind' eras. Every ‘Toddhead’ WILL find some favorites here!~ Warren
12/21/87 BOURGEOIS TAGG (SPECIAL GUEST TODD) THE BAMMIES LOS ANGELES CA AUDIO FROM TV BROADCAST 6:45
Date Added:8/19/2015
Track List:TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS
Note:Just had to add this one. Though one tune...CLASSIC. Shear Classic. The band is spot on and Todd is brilliant (on a Fender). In the old Beatles song that is very hard to perform verbatum I'm sure.Though a video dub it is HD magic. ESSENTIAL.

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