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

My_Atlanta_Slidefor_CDRlist


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

List only items added in last 15 days (30 days) (45 days) (60 days) Print full list

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
Var: Various

Date Title Source Time
2/21/98 SPRINGFIELD VA JAXX'S AUDIENCE 69:19/70:52
Track List:CD ONE: CARAVAN. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ZEN ARCHER. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. ESPRESSO. FERENZIK INTRO. THE INDIVIDUALIST. REAL MAN CD TWO: LOST HORIZON. EASTERN INTRIGUE. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. HELLO, IT'S ME. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. LUCKY GUY. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/OUTRO.
Note:Wackier Born to Synthesize (AC/DC version). Great fun and lively crowd (Crazy Dave "heroin for my friend"-tr). Sound is good.
2/28/98 ORLANDO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SOUNDBOARD 68:09/57:35
Track List:CD ONE: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. ZEN ARCHER. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. HELLO, IT'S ME. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. CD TWO: LOST HORIZON. ESPRESSO.
Note:Loose soundboard at end of WAT tour. Different order format but essential. ESSENTIAL
11/13/98 SEATTLE BALLARD FIREHOUSE AUDIENCE - RECD/TRANSFERRED BY JOHN BRONSKILL 73:35
Track List:HAMMER IN MY HEART. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LYSISTRADA. CLICHE. BLACK AND WHITE. IT WOULDNT HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. BAND ON THE DRUM ALL DAY. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. NEVER NEVER LAND. MATED. TINY DEMONS. I SAW THE LIGHT. ZEN ARCHER. I WANT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. ONE WORLD. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN
Note:A great addition to the list from the source himself and the first of several JB masters I will list. Jessie went along on this ride and he shows up on the latter half- WAT stuff. Real strong recording here. This purports to be the whole show and if so this was a very short show but in any event this is real nice.~ Tony
11/14/98 SEATTLE BALLARD FIREHOUSE (SOURCE 1)
71:26/60:36
Date Added:10/30/2000
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LYSISTRADA. CLICHE'. INCORRECT MEDIA. BLACK AND WHITE. FREE, MALE AND 21. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. BELIEVE IN ME. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. LUCKY GUY. MATED. CD TWO: BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. NEVER NEVER LAND. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. HAWKING.
Note:This has gone around before. sounds great. Jesse on some tracks.
11/14/98 SEATTLE BALLARD FIREHOUSE (SOURCE 2) AUDIENCE - RECD/TRANSFERRED BY JOHN BRONSKILL 77:49
Date Added:10/30/2000
Track List:LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DONT WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. LYSISTRADA. CLICHE. BLACK AND WHITE. FREE MALE AND 21. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. LUCKY GUY. MATED. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. NEVER NEVER LAND. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I WANT YOU. ONE WORLD. HAWKING.
Note:Pt 2 in the masters acquired from John B. These are the definitive versions of these unique shows in 98. This long single CD is again purported to be complete and finishes with a nice Hawking. Another great job by John. Jessie is there for the WAT stuff. Oh yeah...quite a different set than 11/13. Another major keeper here. Includes the legendary one-off "going for a piss" version of Drunken Blue Rooster (Jessie). Very cool. ESSENTIAL~ Tony
11/21/98 NORTHAMPTON PA THE ROXY AUDIENCE 63:29/57:37
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. LYSISTRADA. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. SONG OF THE VIKING. COMPASSION. TOO FAR GONE. I SAW THE LIGHT. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. CD TWO: NEVER NEVER LAND. ZEN ARCHER. MATED. LUCKY GUY. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. I WANT YOU. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. (YOU'VE GOT TO) HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. ONE WORLD. FREE, MALE AND 21. HAWKING.
Note:Includes both Ferenzik and Gress on tunes. Slightly longer show.
11/25/98 SOUTH AMBOY NJ CLUB BENE' AUDIENCE 71:22/35:05
Track List:CD ONE: INTRO. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. HAMMER IN MY HEART. BLACK AND WHITE. COMPASSION. SONG OF THE VIKING. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. TOO FAR GONE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. NEVER NEVER LAND. MATED. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. I SAW THE LIGHT. LUCKY GUY. CD TWO: LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. ZEN ARCHER. I WANT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. THE WHEEL.
Note:Another show from the channel surfing tour for the NYC contingent.
11/28/98 HUNTINGTON LI NY INTERMEDIA ART CENTER AUDIENCE 71:51/56:47
Date Added:9/29/2002
Track List:CD ONE: LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. TINY DEMONS. TOO FAR GONE. COMPASSION. FREE, MALE AND 21. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. NEVER NEVER LAND. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. I SAW THE LIGHT. MATED. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. CD TWO: ZEN ARCHER. I WANT YOU. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. ONE WORLD.
Note:Probably the most mistake free performance Todd had on this under-rehearsed tour. This is really well recorded in a good sounding hall. Todd plays well this night and everything goes down well. One for the ages. ESSENTIAL~ Tony

The Todd Rundgren Connection is brought to you by Roger D. Linder & The Linder Logo Rocemabra Web Services.