Todd Rundgren/UTOPIA (and Related) Audio Rarities On CD-R--- v12.2018

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Largest Collection On The Globe of Todd Rundgren Audio Rarities

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:
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 2018
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Date Title Source Time
1/20/88 TOKYO KOSEINENKIN HALL TOKYO FROM GIL IRELAND-ASHLEY TRANSFER 41:31
Date Added:2/7/2006
Track List:THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. LYSISTRATA. CLICHE'. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFRENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER (CUTS)
Note:Fast paced and soulful portion of the complete show. The old 12 string at start for THere Goes My Inspiration and LOTCM....fast fast dynmaic dynamo version of Hammer..electric piano graces these tunes and they all sound a bit different..great treat for I Saw The Light on piano..some minor flubs at start of CWSBF. Todd changes keyboards to a synth for the 'la-la-la' part of the song...vocals are a high ratio to instrument...a gem...another great one from this underappreciated tour~ Tony
1/24/88 SHIBUYA KOHKAIDOO TOKYO AUDIENCE 70:41/74:27
Track List:CD ONE: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. PLAY THIS GAME. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. TOO FAR GONE. SONG OF THE VIKING. MATED. LOVE IN ACTION. COMPUTER ROCK. DONT YOU EVER LEARN?. THE BALLAD (DENNY AND JEAN). HAMMER IN MY HEART. LYSISTRADA. CLICHE. THE SMELL OF MONEY. TINY DEMONS. IMPROVOSATION COMPUTER. CD TWO: LOST HORIZON. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I SAW THE LIGHT. COUNTRY COMPUTER JAM. COMPASSION. DRIVE. ONE WORLD. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. THE WHEEL. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Roger Steel is back with the long awaited entry from the 1988 tour. Great pick from his archive which pins the complete Japanese thing down. Very good audience recording.~ Tony
11/2/88 THE 'FEEL IT' SESSIONS BERKLEY FANTASY STUDIOS NOVEMBER 2 & 3 1988 STUDIO LEAK. GUEST IN THE STUDIO PERSONAL TAPING. 69:00
Date Added:2/7/2014
Track List:13 TRACKS (INCL THE 'MOOD ALTERED TAKE')SEE THE LISTING BELOW
Note:THE Tracks: 69 Minutes
01 Griping At The Sound Technicians 00:17
02 Laying Down Vocals Take 1 5:26
03 Laying Down Vocals Take 2 5:23
04 'Preparing Vocal Patches' 3:48
05 Laying Down Patch Take (Just Todd) 3 2:34
06 Laying Down Vocals Take 4 6:48
07 'An Artist's & Singer's Interpretation' 6:24
08 Mood Altered Take 5 7:02
09 'Not Wasting Another Second of Studio Time' 00:32
10 Laying Down Vocal Take 6 6:11
11 'Paying 21 People' 3:02
12 Last Vocal Take 6:17
13 Todd Encourages Welnick's Independence 15:07
“This is one that we have mixed feeling about sharing, but it nevertheless is invaluable, because it is a recording from a handheld recorder (so quality varies) lucky enough to get into the session. It is a watershed moment for one Vince Welnick who as we all know went on to 'security heaven' with the Grateful Dead gig shortly thereafter. Todd converses and encourages the independence of Vince. At the end of spewing insightful personal philosophy, Todd says he is telling Vince this because he believes in him as an entity separate from the Tubes...Vince does get the Todd gig with the touring band...forms the Affordables, forms the VMB and then goes on to get the best paying gig in the world replacing Brent Myland in the Dead. Maybe the power of someone as gifted as Todd believing in him did the trick. The session and outtakes vary in quality but to me the most insightful is listening to Todd’s rap throughout. Although his company occasionally chuckles at his laser beam/idealistic attitude. There can be no doubt that this man we all follow is a special gifted unique individual. Please listen to this dialog fully before you pass any judgment. Domineering yes... but when you see the point and pure purpose of the discussion, you have more respect for the man who truly is what he sings about but you have to get through the defense shell sometimes. The tune parts show Todd in complete control of an ensemble ready to please. BTW, was the 2nd recording date for Nearly Human.” ~ Anthony (Tony) Rogers
This has made it's way out into the web world, so please be discreet when passing it around. Open sharing may bite one in the ass, if you know what I mean ~ Warren

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