Todd Rundgren/UTOPIA (and Related) Audio on CD-R ______ v11.17

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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
2/4/99 INTERNATIONAL PLAZA BOSTON MA (SOLO) SOUNDBOARD 50:26
Date Added:7/24/2013
Track List:HAMMER IN MY HEART.CLICHE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN.LYSISTRATA.YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY.BANG ON THE DRUM.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.VIKING SONG.COMPASSION.FREE MALE AND 21.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. I SAW THE LIGHT.ONE WORLD.THE WHEEL.
Note:From a well circulated bootleg CD 'Live At Boston's International Plaza' (1999). Apparently, this was a 'one off' matinee show Todd presented for workers in Boston at Noontime. Story also goes that he had flown in directly from Hawaii to do this (and some 'Ringo's All Stars'rehearsals), so there are some flubs here and there (mostly the piano bits).Apparently an unknown fan in the local industry was fortunate enough to come across this Sounboard recording. And we're very fortunate for that. ESSENTIAL FOR SURE~ Warren
2/17/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS NYC BEACON THEATER AUDIENCE 68:35/49:09
Date Added:9/28/2000
Track List:CD ONE: IT DONT COME EASY. ACT NATURALLY. WHISKEY TRAIN. I SAW THE LIGHT. SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE. SHHOTING STAR. BOYS. LOVE ME DO. YELLOW SUBMARINE. UNKNOWN JACK BRUCE TUNE. A SALTY DOG. HAMMER IN MY HEART. NO NO SONG. CD TWO: BACK OFF BOOGALOO. I FEEL FREE. ALL RIGHT NOW. BANG THE DRUM. WHITE ROOM. WHIER SHADE OF PALE. IM THE GREATEST. PHOTOGRAPH. YOURE SIXTEEN. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS.
Note:A late comer-but don’t get too excited. Not as great as the Cali CDs. sometimes can’t hear Todd - sounds to me like it was taped from a side balcony job. Decent sound- vocs are clear but the instruments definitely coming out in stereo, so this mix is different, but still decent to hear for those who like this tour (I confess, I don’t at all).~ Tony
2/21/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS WESTBURY MUSIC FAIR WESTBURY AUDIENCE (ROGER B) N/A
Date Added:8/18/2006
Track List:N/A
Note:Another Ringo audie from Roger B..sound of this one and Robinsonville are pretty weak but Chicago is quite nice~ Tony
2/28/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS CHICAGO PARK WEST AUDIENCE (ROGER B) N/A
Date Added:8/18/2006
Track List:N/A
Note:Really nice one track each CD recording. this is the best by far of the new batch-its a bit compressed but clear and full..Todd is the main dude at the show, this one is enjoyable and a nice addition to the archive~ Tony
3/6/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS KELSEYVILLE CA KONOCTI HARBOR RESORT AUDIENCE 55:13/60:58
Track List:CD ONE: IT DON'T COME EASY (RINGO STARR). ACT NATURALLY (RS). WHISKEY TRAIN (GARY BOOKER). SHOOTING STAR (SIMON KIRKE). SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE (JACK BRUCE). I SAW THE LIGHT. BOYS (RS). LOVE ME DO (RS). YELLOW SUBMARINE (RS). CONQUISTADOR (GB). HAMMER IN MY HEART CD TWO: I'M THE GREATEST (RS). NO NO SONG (RS). BACK OFF BOOGALOO (RS). I FEEL FREE (JB). ALL RIGHT NOW (SK). I WANNA BE YOUR MAN (RS). BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. WHITE ROOM (JB). WHITER SHADE OF PALE (GB). PHOTOGRAPH (RS). YOU'RE SIXTEEN (RS). A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (RS)
Note:This gem from an excellent DAT audience job. This is the only one out there. Todd’s guitar playing was special on this tour. still looking for that show that was filmed by Ringo in Connecticut- that is where everyone said Todd brought down the roof...this show captures the tour well...a great job as usual...ESSENTIAL.~ Tony
3/18/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS UNIVERSAL CITY AMPITHEATER LA AUDIENCE (ROGER B) N/A
Date Added:8/18/2006
Track List:N/A
Note:Audie from LA area...very average low fi sound
3/20/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS RENO NEVADA SILVER CASINO AUDIENCE 38:56/41:40
Date Added:2/25/2002
Track List:CD ONE: IT DONT COME EASY. ACT NATURALLY. WHISKEY TRAIN. I SAW THE LIGHT. SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE. LOVE ME DO. IM THE GREATEST. NO NO SONG. CD TWO: ALL RIGHT NOW. BOYS. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. WHITE ROOM. WHITER SHADE OF PALE. PHOTOGRAPH. YELLOW SUBMARINE. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS.
Note:This audie is another (slightly truncated) version of the show. The quality is not bad but the yap factor is high-since this is barely over a single 80-it should probably be shaved to one CD and rid some between song banter. This is good if you were there but I would go with 3/6 over this for quality-the performance is a slight improvement over the 3/6 but the sound quality isn’t even close to 3/6, which I feel is still clearly the superior version. If you are a big fan of the other artists, chances are there are more good recordings from this tour from the Beatles/Ringo crowd.~ Tony
3/25/99 RINGO'S ALL STARS ROBINSONVILLE MS AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/18/2006
Track List:N/A
Note:No titles listed but this is one of the audies that have popped up thru Canadian Ringo fan, roger...the best of the 3 is definitely Chicago..this and westbury are not much diff than the old cassette days...not the best one of the tour for sure.~ Tony
3/27/99 STUART FLORIDA ARTSFEST AUDIENCE 57:55
Track List:INTRO. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN. CLICHE'. HAMMER IN MY HEART. THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION. I SAW THE LIGHT. LYSISTRADA. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. SONG OF THE VIKING. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. FREE, MALE AND 21. COMPASSION. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY. ONE WORLD.
Note:'One off' at the end of Ringo. Todd sounds nowhere near as excited as Beantown and more relaxed in spots. Playing not that bad but the outdoor PA system was poor. Very boxy vocals and little bass. Performance is good.
6/9/99 SAN FRANCISCO SLIM'S AUDIENCE 54:27/69:27
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. OOH BABY BAY/ I'M SO PROUD. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:A buddy made a superb DAT recording from the 1st public stop of the Half-Twisted tour.~ Tony
6/12/99 and 6/13/99 LOS ANGELES THE ROXY (VERSION 1) AUDIENCE 56:19/70:17
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER/OUTRO
Note:This was studio enhanced great audience DAT high quality recording job from the left coast. this is a combo between the two nights and each is also available in separate form.~ Tony
6/12/99 LOS ANGELES THE ROXY (VERSION 2) AUDIENCE 65:47
Track List:THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. BONUS TRACK: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE (BELIEVED TO BE FROM THIS LA SHOW). HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN (VENTURA)
Note:This rock set only is another great recording on DAT.~ Tony
6/13/99 LOS ANGELES THE ROXY (VERSION 2) AUDIENCE 73:02/69:54
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. BONUS TRACK: BORN TO SYNTHESIZE (BELIEVED TO BE FROM VENTURA) CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD. OOH BABY BABY. I WNAT YOU. ESPRESSO. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. OUTRO THEME
Note:This DAT recording is the complete show from night 2 in LA. Sound is super.
6/22/99 CINCINNATI SYCAMORE GARDENS AUDIENCE 73:19/51:14
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTION. HAMMER IN MY HEART. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN/TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN'. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CD TWO: FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD. OOH BABY BABY. I WNAT YOU. ESPRESSO. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:This audience recording is notable for the 'one off' Train Kept a Rollin ending to Hit Me Like a Train. Sound is fair, but if you were there you need it.~ Tony
6/25/99 CHICAGO LINCOLN PARK ZOO AUDIENCE 72:23
Track List:I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:A midwest fan did this stop of WAT only tunes... where Todd falls thru the stage at the Zoo!
6/26/99 BROOKFIELD OH YANKEE LAKE AUDIENCE 51:38/71:20
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTON. HAMMER IN MY HEART. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. OOH BABY BABY/I'M SO PROUD. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Hotter than hell in the mess hall. Good show but challenged by weather in the sticks of Ohio.~ Tony
6/27/99 CLEVELAND ODEON THEATER CLEVELAND OH AUDIENCE MASTER SOURCE 2 CDS (RECORDED BY TONY) 54:58/73:13
Date Added:11/9/2015
Track List:DISC ONE: INTRO.THE SURF TALKS.FIX YOUR GAZE.BLACK & WHITE.BREAK (TALK).DRIVE.BREAK (TALK). UNLOVED CHILDREN.BREAK (TALK).LOVE IN ACTION.BREAK (TALK).HAMMER IN MY HEARTBREAK (TALK). TRAPPED.WORLWIDE EPIHANY.OUTRO.DISC TWO: INTRO.ISAW THE LIGHT.INFLUENZABREAK (TALK). CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.BREAK (TALK).IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.BREAK (TALK).FIDELITY.BREAK (TALK).NEVER NEVER LAND.BREAK (TALK).LOVE IS THE ANSWER.BREAK (TALK). BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.BREAK (TALK).OOH BABY BABYI'M SO PROUD.BREAK (TALK).I WANT YOU.BREAK (TALK).ESPRESSO.BREAK (TALK).AMERICA LOVES TO DRINK.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.INSTRUMENTAL.OUTRO.
Note:Istvan has taken this one (or two) steps further with tracking and some editing, even with the TTRtalk between tunes .Now this ---what was a great DAT recording by Tony--- Sounds even more illustrious. ESSENTIAL "HALF TWIST”!~ Warren
6/28/99 CLEVELAND ODEON THEATER AUDIENCE 50:31/71:24
Track List:SET ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTON. HAMMER IN MY HEART.. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. OOH BABY BABY/I'M SO PROUD. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:DAT from my pal who got great reads of both nights.~ Tony
6/30/99 PITTSBURGH GRAFFITI SHOWCASE AUDIENCE 49:07/67:58
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTON. HAMMER IN MY HEART.. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY CD TWO: I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. OOH BABY BABY/I'M SO PROUD. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. AMERICA DRINKS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:An end to the tour and the band lets go. Sounds great.
7/1/99 PITTSBURGH GRAFFITI SHOWCASE AUDIENCE 69:45/66:41
Track List:CD ONE: THE SURF TALKS. FIX YOUR GAZE. BLACK AND WHITE. DRIVE. UNLOVED CHILDREN. LOVE IN ACTON. HAMMER IN MY HEART. HIT ME LIKE A TRAIN. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. I SAW THE LIGHT. INFLUENZA. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?. CD TWO: IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. FIDELITY. NEVER NEVER LAND. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE/AMERICA DRINKS. OOH BABY BABY/I'M SO PROUD. I WANT YOU. ESPRESSO. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:A classic show with an unbelievable 23 minute Born to Synthesize. ESSENTIAL FOR SURE.~ Tony

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