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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.
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:
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Date Title Source Time
1/27/08 TORONTO MUSIC HALL AUDIENCE
Date Added:6/11/2012
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON/FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. CD TWO: DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Not the best audience recording. But decent. Very bassy~ Warren
3/1/08 KASIM SULTON THE ACADEMY THEATRE AVONDALE ESTATES (ATLANTA) GA DVD SOUNDTRACK 104:00
Date Added:11/21/2016
Track List:ARE YOU HAPPY NOW.YELLOW CAB.SOMETIMES LOVE IS A DANGEROUS THING.THIS MUST BE LOVE. CLICHÉ.THERE GOES MY INSPIRATION.LIBERTINE.I DON’T MIND AT ALL.BACK ON THE STREET.MINUTES SLIPPING PAST.BEFORE SHE WAS GONE.SACRIFICE.THE UP.DRIVE.WATCHING THE WORLD.THE ONE SURE THING.ONE WORLD.SOMEBODY LOVES YOU.
Note:This was Cruiser Mel's and Doug Ford's first promotion. Not a large ‘turn out’, but enough Superfans there to make it a great intimate show. David and Carrie Knife filmed it and a great now obscure DVD came of it. Kasim, Jesse Gress and Doug Kennedy were flawless. And Kasim's banter between songs was also a complete history of himself and Utopia. All 'Unplugged' and Kasim at his finest. His ever popular 'This Must Be Love' is in here too. This is the Soundtrack from the video, so it's marvelous. I was there, of course, and was treated to an incredible evening (and a 'Meet & Greet).I can't say enough about it and the DVD is awesome. Though hard to get now. On-line retail doesn't offer it anywhere. Dave ' the Knife' or his wife can get you a copy though at a decent rate: Try Dave at his FaceBook page: David W. Knife. ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL!~ Warren
4/9/08 BILLBOARD TOKYO JAPAN (EARLY AND LATE SHOWS) AUDIENCE HIROSHI KAWAUCHI 74:16/70:59/20:59
Date Added:6/11/2012
Track List:CD ONE (EARLY SHOW): BUFFALO GRASS. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. FASCIST CHRIST. BLACK AND WHITE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. SLUT. ONE WORLD. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. CD TWO: BLACK AND WHITE. SOUL BROTHER. BLACK MARIA. I SAW THE LIGHT. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. CROSSROADS (PREMIERE). LUNATIC FRINGE. TONY DEMONS. MAMMON. FASCIST CHRIST. WALLS CAME DOWN. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. CD THREE: SLUT. ONE WORLD. TRAPPED. WORLWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:This is not the best represntative of the Japanese (somewhat bizzare) tour of two shows a night for five straight nights...the last night being here in Tokyo, and Hiroshi Kawauchi scored for us...recording quality is super! And the playing is nice...but the voice is gone~ Tony
4/12/08 TAMPA THEATER FL AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER 65:16/44:52
Date Added:6/11/2012
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON/FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. CD TWO: MYSTIFIED/ BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Great quality audience recording...Decent crowd...But Todd's vocals are shot...if you were there ok, otherwise for completists only~ Tony
4/18/08 HANDLEBAR GREENVILLE SC AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER 58:00/53:00
Date Added:6/11/2012
Track List:CD ONE: BUFFALO GRASS. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON/FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. BLACK AND WHITE. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. DRIVE CD TWO: TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. TRAPPED. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Thank God for Mike Mosner. Another great quality audience recording~ Warren
4/20/08 CHARLOTTE NEIGHBOURHOOD THEATER AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER
Date Added:6/11/2012
Note:Track List: CD ONE:BUFFALO GRASS. ISP. BLACK MARIA. SOUL BROTHER. MAMMON.FASCIST CHRIST. I SAW THE LIGHT. LUNATIC FRINGE. NO 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. CD TWO: DRIVE. TINY DEMONS. MYSTIFIED-BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED. SLUT. WALLS CAME DOWN. ONE WORLD. HAWKING. TRAPPED Note:Chocked full of nice guitar playing~ Tony
6/22/08 TODDSTOCK 2008. TODD’S PREMIER OF ARENA. KAUAI HIAWAII SOUNDBOARD? 1:19:37
Date Added:8/4/2012
Track List:MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. MOUNTAIN TOP. PISSIN. PANIC. TODAY. BARDO. MAN UP.
Note:Wow. What an experience to share with all the Todd heads present. So many people there, so many that I have been communicating and working with ages. I won’t try to list 'em here because I wouldn’t want to leave anyone out. The week was very much ‘take it as you want it’. Some people wanted the party scene and that was there galore but the adventures, planned, the food and especially the fellowship made this an event for the ages. All of us who have some duties and responsibilities towards the scene have no doubt returned newly energized. The details of the house, the whole scene will be relayed as folklore for the years to come. I don’t know if this will be a regular event or not, but if it ever happens again, don’t miss it. Todd and his family were magnificent hosts and I still can’t believe he was so cool to do that. Michele ran the show with a lot of help from John (a really cool nice gentle sweetheart of a guy). It was great to mingle with Todd, Michele, Rebop or the family but the people there were what made it so great. That’s the reason you go is to connect with everyone. For all the people who bugged/semi-stalked TR (not that much really considering) there was a richer scene going on around him with all of those who made the trek and were mature enough to reflect on years of traveling the road to utopia together.. I met artists, people from the past, long time buddies...all getting that red dirt on our heels together...and going to the beach, town, etc...A lot of time was spent just doing Kauai...which was the ticket for me this weekend...I needed some rest and got it. I missed 70% of the nighttime fun because I wanted to sleep. I opted to arise early instead. The weather was only dreary one day on the week and rain was brief but unpredictable. Sunset everyday at 730...can’t thank the family for the weekend enough.......And now...for the music.~ Tony Rogers
After much anticipation and a week that went by all too fast the Toddster did not disappoint nor did the musicians. The Stage was constructed over the Lake that pools from the river running through Todd and Michele's living room and above the water falls. It was quite a feat just building on top of water, supplying electricity and sound and using the LED living room house lighting for the last song's special effects. It was a dream come true for all the Todd fans. Amazingly not overpopulated even though some locals and friends attended. It was a mild Kilauea night of weather and high spirits. Shortly before sunset between 6 & 7pm Michele introduced the show we had all been waiting for from the Lanai Deck. The band came out and launched into "Mad" setting some of us into mental bliss frenzy. Still setting sound levels Todd opted to replay the song. Yes it was better clearer stronger second time around. I could have heard all of the songs repeated but it was a dress rehearsal. Most of the new songs have the power rock feel as rumored and most were single word titles like "Mad", "Afraid", "Mercenary", "Gun", "Weakness" (sung toward Michele on the upper deck), "Mountain Top", "Pissin", "Panic" ending with explosive lighting effects background from the house for "Man UP" and no encores. Thirteen songs were played and no former releases revisited. Lyrically engrossing and sonically pleasing especially the searing twin guitar solos. Rachel Hayden, bassist, laid down the bottom with chest throbbing pulses while Prairie gave the heart beat precision. Matt on rhythm guitar and keyboards with backing vocals provided a sweet addition while Todd and Jesse wailed away. The only approach to disappointment was that the set ended too soon but no matter how long it would play on it would have been too soon for all in attendance. One of the Highlights was watching Michele (sans boot cast) and Claudia and another unnamed woman jump into the lake with the stage dancing to the last song. The smiles on their faces was priceless :) The saving grace was Todd's announcement for all to "Party until Dawn". ~ Jim Spann
6/26/08 ARENA DEBUT IN THE US ~ LEACH AMPHITHEATRE AT RIVERSIDE PARK OSHKOSH WI AUDIENCE - BELEXES N/A
Date Added:7/12/2012
Track List:DISC ONE:ARRIVAL.SOUNDCHECK.LOVE IN ACTION FALSE START.LOVE IN ACTION/GAB.THE WALLS CAME DOWN/GAB.OPEN MY EYES.LUNATIC FRINGE.I SAW THE LIGHT/ARENA INTRO.MAD.AFRAID.DISC TWO:MERCENARY.GUN.COURAGE/BUG SWALLOW.COURAGE 2.WEAKNESS.STRIKE.PISSIN. TODAY.BARDO.MAN UP.
Note:Pretty good little piece provided to us by my ‘Pawdner’ Jeff (Weavil). Jeff says that there are two 'out there', but this one is best. Set started late due to a light falling on some gear that needed to be repaired/replaced. Some false starts/broken strings (3) and Courage is stopped due to Todd swallowing a bug. 11pm curfew = no encore. But usual example of how Todd can just move through the ARENA ‘hic-ups’ here. Still provided an awsome performance.~ Warren
7/9/08 TRIPLE DOOR SEATTLE WA AUDIENCE 54:00/59:00
Date Added:8/3/2012
Track List: DISC ONE: LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS COME DOWN. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. DISC TWO: WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Excellent audience recording. The performance has some minor hic-ups. But a very much straight ahead approach to the first six tunes and then we get into ARENA. This is probably the best audience version if you're just into this for the new set/album. And this line up/band performs the tunes almost without any errors. And the audience is loving it. No yap...just applause and it is very pleasant. Performers: Todd, Jesse Gress (guitar, vocals), Prairie Prince (drums), Rachel Haden (bass, vocals) and Matt Bolton (guitar, keyboards, vocals).~ Warren
7/14/08 ‘ARENA LIVE’ (ON HDNET) BOULDER THEATRE BOULDER CO SOUNDBOARD (AUDIO TRANSFER FROM WEB VIDEO BROADCAST) 69:11:17
Date Added:8/15/2012
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. PISSIN. STRIKE. TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Tremendous audio digital transfer from the January 14th HDnet Broadcast. Sound excellent. This is just the performance tunes from the video(as opposed to the interview portions). Pretty much flawless performance. ESSENTIAL for the ARENA lovers out there.~ Warren
7/19/08 ('ARENA LIVE') ANTONE'S AUSTIN TX AUDIENCE
Date Added:6/11/2012
Track List:DISC ONE:LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS CAME DOWN. OPEN MY EYES. BLACK MARIA. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. DISC TWO:TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Very good audience recording if you want a real slice of the Arena stuff. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
8/1/08 THE TRALF BUFFALO NY SOUNDBOARD 47:00/60:00
Date Added:9/6/2014
Track List:DISC ONE:SET UP.LOVE IN ACTION.WALLS CAME DOWN.BLACK MARIA.OPEN MY EYES.LUNATIC FRINGE.I SAW THE LIGHT.MAD.AFRAID.MERCENARY.GUN. DISC TWO: COURAGEWEAKNESS.STRIKE.PISSIN.TODAY.BARDO.MOUNTAINTOP.PANIC.MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY (DIGITAL ERRORS).
Note:Just surfaced after 6 years. The torrent @ TTD was pulled before most could grab the full download, so Just One Victory is muchly a a digital unplayable piece. Still this a great recording and a must have for ARENA lovers. Tony wrote up this lengthy review after the show:
”I was lucky enough to catch Kauai and this show and the progress (traced thru the boots as well) has been huge. In fact, I have never seen a better nite of the rhythm section since Ive been grazing in Toddland PP played (and looked like somewhat) very Dale Crover like on the heavier stuff; RH had a flatter Fender sound that worked so well in this heavier context. The crowd dug it to death. All the way up to the Chuck Berry back to basics solo where it all ends up on Man Up, the crowd stayed attentive and into it In fact, on Man Up, the dancers appeared as they did in Kauai. A nice smattering of oldies set things up nicely and I, for one, love the new arrangement of LF. I know some people wonder why he's doing covers, so what?? They rock. TR said this first tour was to play the whole of the album the way he said it, it made me think what may change in the winter time or even in Europe. You guys keep us in loop over there! Sorry but I couldn't deliver another addition due to equip trouble, but we have a few already we'll see what pops up. Bardo is clearly the new gtr showcase on the album. I did get to talk a second to JG after the show, he remarked how much work it was to play such heavy music. The new kids (Matt and Rachel) were jumping around onstage and could almost as times seem to be as young as Todd (at 60! ...remarkable). As for the venue, I got there a bit late and it was like trying to discover a secret. No sign, up a flight of steps in a steel/glass structure at the end of main street, nice place but packed to the gils (300 350?)...I saw only Lynn (Veggie) (her her husband) from Toddstock, but I saw Robin and Rick from our longtime crew doing the same as me...getting that end of the tour buzz..its always best to hear the band at the end if you can.Sound system was on, mistakes were non existent, TRs voice was rested couldn't have been a better nite to see the show. I will get around to commenting on the tunes themselves when I do my page on the boot action, but rest assured this band is confident.They have put their own imprint on the tunes and I think its a good move to include a live document in the album release package. I have been lucky enough to have heard the album and there are definitely places the band and the sound has "flowered" the tunes. Most of the tracks, especially Bardo has really gotten significantly better/expanded by the live deal. The only newer tune that may not have benefited by repeat playing is Courage (great tune) the early versions from Kauai and Oshkosh reveal a more punchy, almost funky/popping bass line that now is played more legato. That being said, the album version also sounds a little more like a demo than the others, so I'm not sure (i'm never sure about anything, you know) where they are going with that. It is hard because it is so unlike the others that color the nightly mood in a much heavier, muscular mode. I digress, but the show is truly a triumph on all levels. Make sure if you get a chance, you see this version of the band. The perfect mix of youth and almost youth (youth in the mind) make this a treat. Going to be interesting to see what changes with the setlist come in Europe. Finally, a tip of the hat to Jesse Gress he just keeps on playing in his brilliant unassuming way tour after tour playing impossible parts, incld parts that were never meant to be on gtr, singing and keeping fresh kindling on the Toddfire I've said it before but Ill say it again there are the musicians that have played with Todd and then theres Jesse on a whole other level. Love this album, love this band go buy 100 copies if you can! Ah...that was nice......I was ready to burst , feel a lot better now.......can you please pass the ....uh....how bout the mustard instead?.”
8/15/08 ‘IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY’ SEVEN SPRINGS RESORT CHAMPION PA AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:NO SET LIST ENTRIES: IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY. A TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST ALBUM IN ROCK & ROLL HISTORY: SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. STARRING: TODD RUNDGREN,TAYLOR HICKS, DENNY LAINE, BO BICE, LOU GRAHAM AND OTHERS (INCLUDING CHRISTOPHER CROSS)…PERFORMING ALL THEIR HITS, PLUS THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Note:Review by Roger Steel: The show was fun. Good, not great though. The same type of format as most of these Beatles tribute gigs. Each member plays a couple/few tunes by themselves, then intermission, then Beatles. Highlights from the first set were a fun couple of countrybilly rockers from Bo Bice. One even included the Framptonesque talk box. Pretty impressive performance and it seemed most of the women agreed. Lou Graham started out a little shaky on Revolution but redeemed himself during his set. Lou has seen better days but the pipes are still very much intact. His set was fun. Denny Laine was a bit of a disappointment. He was the closest of any of them to a Beatle yet only had two songs and his voice was a little rough. Todd's set was wimpy but he made the best of it and had some fun. "Open My Eyes" rocked as usual but I don't think most people recognized it. "I Saw The Light" was what it was. "Bang The Drum" (original version) got everyone dancing. I yawned but Todd and the crowd seemed to be having a riot. The shining star and big surprise of the night for me was Christopher Cross. Say what you will about his songs but the guy has talent. His voice is stronger than ever and he even ripped a couple of smoking guitar leads. If I had a disappointment in set #1 it was that most of the band members left the stage when the others performed. I remember the Ringo shows and even the early Abbey Road shows where the entire band was on stage the entire show. I really missed that at this gig. Set two was great. Todd was a wonderful ringleader. It reminded me about how much love Todd had for theater because he was acting more than singing. Costumes (check out the pics with the flower hat - classic!), fake mustache, pure silliness. I'm pushing about 100 Todd shows and this was the silliest I've ever seen him. Again, Christopher Cross was awesome too. "She's Leaving Home" was one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard, ever. And by the way, who's this Jonathan Clark guy? He was the bass player and all around MVP of the show. His voice was incredible. Plunky Paul-like bass playing during the Beatles set was spot-on. His playing and singing the entire night was understated (except for sharing the mic on "She's Leaving Home") but I would argue that the show would not have been nearly as good without him in it. This guy can play and sing! Sign him up Todd (but only when Kas is busy). They played the record in order from start to finish. Yes, there was an 8-piece "orchestra" with string and horns. I felt they were under used though. They only played on a small percentage of the tunes. "A Day In The Life" ended the show which made set #2 fairly short. The two song encore of "Strawberry Fields" & "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" had all members on the stage but that might have added to some confusion. It was then when you could really tell it was their first gig, particularly on "Weeps". Still, a very tight show for being the first one. Let's not forget the rest of the band. Prairie laid down a steady beat as usual. Greg Hawkes and John Ferenzik seemed to do well but it was hard to tell. They were tucked off to the side and somewhat buried in the mix. Jesse, on the other hand, was incredible. You know the guys a talent but you really see it first hand in this show. He nailed every guitar part on every song even though I'm sure this was the first time her performed many of those songs live. Jesse rocks! The show was fun and worth the trip to the Laurel Highlands. You could tell the locals were having fun. A lot of very drunk people but I give them credit because they were all happy drunks. It was hard not to be happy at this show.
8/21/08 'IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY' PIER 6 PAVILION BALTIMORE MD AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:NO SET LIST ENTRIES: IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY. A TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST ALBUM IN ROCK & ROLL HISTORY: SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. STARRING: TODD RUNDGREN,TAYLOR HICKS, DENNY LAINE, BO BICE, LOU GRAHAM AND OTHERS (INCLUDING CHRISTOPHER CROSS)… PERFORMING ALL THEIR HITS, PLUS THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Note:Decent quality audience recording. The show reported by many as boring. In addition, most say that if it were not for Todd Rundgren, that they would have asked for a refund (surprised?...not)
8/23/08 'IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY' WOLFTRAP FILENE CENTER VIENNA VA AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/3/2012
Track List:NO SET LIST ENTRIES: IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY. A TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST ALBUM IN ROCK & ROLL HISTORY: SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. STARRING: TODD RUNDGREN,TAYLOR HICKS, DENNY LAINE, BO BICE, LOU GRAHAM AND OTHERS (INCLUDING CHRISTOPHER CROSS)… PERFORMING ALL THEIR HITS, PLUS THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Note:Review by Denny~ "It was a complete and almost total embarrassment. In a nutshell....TR was the driving force of a band of musical misfits, has beens and a few never were's thrown in for good measure.....with the obvious exception of TR's band..should go without saying.Jesse never disappoints and Prairie made Christopher Cross' songs sound interesting to me. Denny Laine is barely passable..Bo Bice I can live without entirely...just derivative. Lou Gramm..must have been drunk....consistently forgot the lyrics to the greatest songs ever written....and looked like he just stumbled out of a pub and ended up on a stage. 1st half I could easily have done without..same old stuff...done poorly except of course TR but that wasn't enough. As good as TR might have been..the rest of the band was twice as bad. Who set up this horrible fiasco? They should shut the mutha down. TR was talking closely to Bo at several points. They encored with " ...gently weeps...." but should have ended it when they 1st walked off the stage. My friend is managing director of the park and was told that at the end of the 1st half....a man was demanding a refund (not me). The premise was interesting..the delivery was less than even remotely stellar. A few nice moments in the second half...most involving TR .... really...anyone who looks at this show and feels otherwise must have stars in their eyes.... really sorry...."
8/29/08 ‘IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY’ TEXAS & SANTA FE MARQUEE LAS VEGAS AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:NO SET LIST ENTRIES: IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY. A TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST ALBUM IN ROCK & ROLL HISTORY: SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. STARRING: TODD RUNDGREN,TAYLOR HICKS, DENNY LAINE, BO BICE, LOU GRAHAM AND OTHERS (INCLUDING CHRISTOPHER CROSS)…PERFORMING ALL THEIR HITS, PLUS THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Note:Review by SubGenius: The show at Texas Station was really great. As reported in all previous reviews, each singer did a few tunes (seemed more like 2 tunes for most) from their own catalogs before the "40 Years" performance. Since this was the 10th and last show, it looks like everyone had their parts down this time around except for Lou Gramm, who read the lyrics from sheets of paper taped to a guitar case propped up in front of his mike stand. Even with the lyrics right in his face, he murdered every Beatle tune he touched with botched lyrics and bad vocals. How they could let him get away with this less than amateur performance is a mystery. Contract... no doubt. Denny Laine's rendition of "Within You, Without You" was brilliant, especially with backing strings and other instruments recreating a sound that I had only heard before on the Sgt Pepper's record. Mesmerizing! Christopher Cross was another high point as his vocals and execution of "She's Leaving Home" and "When I'm Sixty-Four" were exquisite and right on the money. Now, here's a guy who knows his Sgt. Pepper lyrics and melodies! Bravo, Mr. Cross! As expected, Todd nailed every tune and added much comedic relief to the performance. From humping a speaker cabinet to mustache technical difficulties, to flailing stooge dancing, to absurdly cheap but highly effective costumes, plus knocking over Gramm's mike stand after Gramm destroyed yet another Pepper tune, Todd was definitely the magic glue that held this whole show together. Bo Bice? Forgettable. My apologies for speaking the truth. His little hat and alien sunglasses, which he never removed for any part of the show, kept him visually anonymous. That could have been any mediocre long-haired guy up there for all we knew. Coulda been several different mediocre guys!
8/31/08 ‘RUNDGREN RADIO ANNIVERSARY’ CELEBRITY NIGHTCLUB LAS VEGAS AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS CAME DOWN. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP.THE WHEEL. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Review by Doug of RundgrenRadio.com: The Rundgren Radio B'Day Bash was the party theme but the night clearly belonged to Todd Rundgren and the other people lucky enough to be there. Todd, Jesse Gress, Rachel Haden, and Prairie Prince put on one hell of a show. The entire night exceeded all expectations for this fan. There's the old saying, "It's all about the music", but I'm not a believer in that anymore. Ultimately, Todd's music is what brought everyone together for this special weekend and without it this party wouldn't have happened, but this gig, like many other Todd gigs, was also about the Todd fan camaraderie - - - and in this case it was as good as it gets. The fans present were from all different parts of the country and it was pretty evident that they were all glad they made the trip to Las Vegas no matter how far they had traveled to get there. There were fans meeting again from past concerts and even Toddstock. There were also fans that were meeting some of the other fans there for the first time. It didn't matter what their history was with Todd fandom, albeit 2 years or 40 years, everyone seemed happy just to be around other fans that understood their passion for Todd's music. When the band walked onto the stage and got into their respective positions, Todd immediately started with some of his always interesting and witty banner. He talked about these kinds of gigs possibly being the way of the future and then he complimented the audience. I knew right then and there this was going to be a night to remember. The music began and the first song was, "Love In Action" which was a big relief because that meant they were going to play most or all of the current tour setlist. You would have thought it was the opening ceremony at the Olympics the way the cameras were going off. Todd and the band were absolutely on fire the entire time and the crowd followed the routine of raising their fists during "Strike" and raising their hands up (palm side up) in the air during "Mountaintop" when it was time to yell, "Higher higher". Just when I started to think "Bardo" was a mellow enough song to take a break and sit down, Todd breaks into some guitar playing that almost caught the venue on fire. I don't really know a good way to explain it, but the band was able to give "I Saw The Light" a more edgier sound than normal which was quite a treat. Every song sounded great and was well received. Robert Frazza and the guys helping him did a great job with the sound. Another thing that made this gig different was the way Rachel Haden appeared to be as comfortable as ever and was hamming it up with Todd almost the entire show. It was a treat to see her having so much fun up there. She appeared to be having an absolute blast from start to finish. She'd been showing signs of having fun at the other shows of course, but this was different. Jesse was awesome on guitar as always and he seemed to be having a great time as well especially since his sweet wife Mary Lou was there. And it would be a crime not to mention Prairie Prince acing it on drums despite already playing gigs two nights in a row before this one. This show already had the makings for something special but it was also making a few dreams come true. Todd fan Grady Moates played a major role in helping with the sound equipment. Todd fan Brian Grace was invited on stage to play Sax with the band during the song "Pissin". After "Manup" the band left the stage, and as most bands do, they made the crowd beg for the encores :). We begged of course and they came back out on stage. I heard Todd's guitar and thought I was dreaming. You guessed it - - - "The Wheel". The crowd went wild with excitement, especially me. No acoustic guitar or solo, the entire band was performing the song and Todd had Foamy in his hands. I looked to my left and Ed Vigdor was singing along and going crazy jumping around. I looked behind me and my wife was tearing up because she was so happy to see me get to hear my request and she knew how rewarding that was for me. I looked at Steve and he was grinning as he watched me sing along to the song. I'm guessing he was also reflecting on his first time to hear "The Wheel" live decades ago. I looked at Michele Rundgren and she had a big smile on her face. I look around at the whole crowd and everyone was singing along and having a great time. It was an emotional moment I'll never forget. I guess you could say it was like being in Utopia. I don't know what ultimately made Todd decide to do the song, but I do know he made a lot of people extremely happy for doing it. Several of the fans there told me after the show it was their first time to see the song live. As if things weren't great enough already, Todd & company closed out the show with "Just One Victory" and the crowd continued to go wild while singing along and swinging their arms and having a great time. It was the perfect way to close out the show. We planned for an after-show party in the venue but weren't sure whether or not Todd would be joining us. We hoped he would of course and he did in a big way. He walked out from backstage and proceeded to go over to the bar where we had two cakes laying there waiting to be eaten. One cake was a giant replica of Todd's green guitar pick including the autograph. The other cake had an edible 8x10 photo of the Arena promo poster on it. Freed's Bakery in Vegas made the cakes and we couldn't have asked for a better job from them. Todd planted himself in a chair and began cutting the cake and serving pieces of cake to the fans. How cool is that? He was clearly having a good time and even let some fans take pictures of him with cake on his face. He didn't have to come out there and mingle, he chose to do it. I think that speaks volumes for the fans that were in attendance. Jesse, Prairie, and Rachel also mingled with the crowd. Mary Lou was hanging out with us as well. Michele Rundgren was with the fans from start to finish and I asked her to step over to the cakes so we could make sure she got a certain area of the Arena cake :). We just couldn't have asked for a better after-show party if we tried. That night and the next day a few of the spouses/guests of some of the Todd fans in attendance let me know they had been converted to being new Todd fans because of Sunday night. I'm still trying to figure out if this whole thing was a dream. If it was, I hope the dream goes on forever.
10/13/08 BIJOU THEATRE KNOXVILLE TN AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:DISC ONE:LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS CAME DOWN. OPEN MY EYES. BLACK MARIA. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. DISC TWO:TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:A good audience recording. Theatre venue. So acoustics are pretty nice. Doug Ford gives us a review of the show: “The Bijous is a nice theatre with great acoustics but unfortunately it is a place with permanent chairs so people had to sit through most of the show. I went to the balcony with CruiserMel and we got behind the rows that were full and proceeded to stand up through almost the entire show. It was a great spot for watching this fantastic group of musicians playing some great Todd tunes. It was a really good spot for watching Prairie bang on the drums and he was doing a terrific job at it as usual. During the encores we moved to the second row and then the first one and finally several of us stood up and approached the stage for the final encore. Although the theatre staff were camera nazis, they did not object to the standing up for the last song. I've seen this Arena show a few times and the band was as tight as they can get in my opinion. The addition of Kasim is great but that's not the only reason the show was so fantastic. The entire band was on fire and Todd's voice was in great shape the entire show. They didn't have many technical issues other than a couple of guitar string issues that were resolved rapidly. The stage was pretty big and they had plenty of room to move around and they took advantage of it. The keyboards face the drums and were on the right side of the stage if you're looking at it. When Kasim played guitar he would turn forward and walk closer to the crowd. Todd mixed it up with Foamy and his new black guitar. At one point in the show Todd started a little political talk and it got real quiet as he was thinking of something to add to his speech. CruiserMel proceeded to yell, "Todd for President" and the entire place could hear it including Todd. He looked up and said, "Do you want me to be miserable" and then said he wouldn't want that job right now and laughed.”
10/15/08 THE ORANGE PEEL ASHVILLE NC AUDIENCE 61:00/49:00
Date Added:8/3/2012
Track List:DISC ONE:LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS CAME DOWN. OPEN MY EYES. BLACK MARIA. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. DISC TWO:TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Review by Chuck Wiggins: "Deb and I made the trek from Cincinnati to Asheville as a part of a long weekend in the Western North Carolina/East Tennessee region (a college reunion began the next day in Tennessee). It was well worth the trip to Asheville - the concert was exceptional. The band was extremely tight, and handled the few musical slips with a light-hearted attitude. "Arena" is made to be played live. As some others have mentioned, this seemed a bit like "Utopia-light" - the high energy interplay, insightful lyrics, and an overall thematic approach, without the lengthy jams and elaborate stage sets. (Don't get me wrong - I like the lengthy jams...). I wasn't sure how Kasim would fit into this configuration. And I can't say I was that aware of his specific role throughout most of the evening. But one of the evening's musical highlights was the edgy harmony he provided during the verses of "Panic". I definitely appreciated the addition of Rachel's female vocals into the live mix. Todd's lead lines were just a pleasure to watch and hear - we were only a couple of people back from the stage, and Todd came close to the audience for the solo bits. Another highlight for me was the Nazz tune "Open My Eyes". I haven't gone back to the Nazz-era recordings, so was not that familiar with this song. But I'm making it a point to obtain a copy - just loved the layered vocal chorus. We met up with Grady Moates and some friends of his for dinner prior to the show - had a great time rekindling our Toddstock friendship. The majority of people we met at the show were out-of-towners. We met folks who had flown from Ft. Lauderdale, driven in from Charleston, SC, and several other locations I can't recall. So I'm not sure how many were actually locals. I heard the Orange Peel holds about 900 (standing room), and I'd guess there were perhaps 400-500 in the audience. The sound was excellent, except that "Lunatic Fringe" was a bit distorted. But Grady pointed out that may have been intentional. If the band remains this tight during the upcoming European tour, folks in those cities are up for a real treat! Just a thoroughly enjoyable evening of music from one of the greatest ever."
11/7/08 THE PICTURE PLAYHOUSE EDINBURGH ENGLAND AUDIENCE ('THE OLD DOG') 106:00
Date Added:8/5/2015
Track List:DISC ONE:LOVE IN ACTION.THE WALLS CAME DOWN.BLACK MARIA.OPEN MY EYES.LUNATIC FRINGE.I SAW THE LIGHT.MAD.AFRAID.MERCENARY.GUN.COURAGE.WEAKNESS.STRIKE.PISSIN'.DISC TWO:TODAY.BARDO.MOUNTAINTOP.PANIC.MANUP.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Originally, what we had of this show was the audio dub from the awesome Fan Film by 'Stevedore'. But this one (from Megadrive Mike's vaults) is an actual audience audio recording. And it's fine in deed! Thank you Mike!
Taper : The Old Dog
Source : Edirol R09 master WAV, 24 bit, 48 kHz downsampled to 44.1 khz 16 bit
Mastering : Adobe Audition (mastering, BaldiePete)
Review by Gordon Lundie (Glasgow): "What a Night Straight in with Love in Action and from there on in a great night of energy freshness and pure magic. There was a great turnout at the Picturehouse in Edinburgh on typical wet Scottish night. They played all the Arena songs along with past greats like Black Maria,I Saw The Light and finished with Just One Victory. After the first song one guy shouted out "Singring" which Todd replied "Theres a guy down here who is nuts and want us to do a 20 minute song plus special effects!" brilliant reply. Anyway thanks Todd and the Band for a great night of entertainment and affirmation that you are a true living rock legend."
11/15/08 TODD w/ETHEL TROMP FESTIVAL EINDHOVEN (NETHERLANDS) RADIO (COURTESY OF ISTVAN)
Date Added:5/21/2014
Track List:DUTCH 'MPS RADIO BEYOND SUCCESS' INTRO 1. ETHEL SAMPLER TUNE 1. RADIO INTRO 2.ETHEL SAMPLER TUNE 2. RADIO OUTRO.
DUTCH RADIO INTRODUCTION. TODD INTERVIEW.
THE SHOW: MOUNTAINTOP. CROWD/BANTER. SOUL BROTHER. CROWD/BANTER. AFRAID. CROWD/BANTER. COURAGE. CROWD/BANTER. MERCENARY. CROWD/BANTER.ETHEL INSTRUMENTAL OF FLAMINGO/ZEN ARCHER. CROWD/BANTER. WEAKNESS.CROWD/BANTER. BLACK MARIA. CROWD/BANTER. PRETENDING TO CARE. CROWD/BANTER. STRIKE. CROWD/BANTER. LORD CHANCELOR'S NIGHTMARE SONG. APPLAUSE/RADIO OUTRO
TODD INTERVIEW.RADIO OUTRO w/ETHEL SAMPLER
Note:Most of us have this via a torrent years back that was actually proposed to be an audience recording. I thought it was too good to be true. But, this is the actual Eindhoven Radio Broadcast courtesy of Istvan. A great almost two hours of radio broadcast. Soundboard of the show. Steaming performances of the ARENA stuff from Todd (& 'Foamy') and the Ethel quintet (plus drummer). Reminds us that Ethel can rock. Brilliant instrumental from Ethel on Flamingo and Zen Archer! A gorgeous and emotional version of Pretending To Care.Los of Audience participation with Strike. And Lord Chancelor's Nightmare Song is much slower and lower.Thank you Istvan.~ Warren
11/16/08 HARMONIE ENDENICH BONN GERMANY AUDIENCE 99:00
Date Added:6/3/2015
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION. THE WALLS CAME DOWN. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:I didn't even know this excellent audience recording was 'out there', until just now, thanks to my friends 'heads up'! And then my buddy Istvan shared his copy of the great fan filmed video with me. Listening and watching both, put this at the top of my favorite 2008 'ARENA' shows. PERIOD. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
11/23/08 THE FORUM LONDON ENGLAND AUDIENCE (KEVIN LEWIS) 1:14/38:16
Date Added:5/30/2015
Track List:DISC ONE (ONE TRACK):LOVE IN ACTION (DESTORTED BEGINNING). THE WALLS CAME DOWN. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. LUNATIC FRINGE .I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID .MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN.TODAY (PARTIAL).DISC TWO (ONE TRACK):TODAY (COMPLETE). BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This and a couple of other shows (from 2011) just sent to me by my new 'Toddfriend' from 'across the pond' (in the UK). Kevin Lewis. He did a very nice audience recording. BTW, this is just two big tracks.The begining ("Love In Action") starts out distorted for a few seconds...but levels off nicely. Not to worry, for this recording and performance are ENERGIZED! AND VERY GOOD. I don't have any recordings of the 'ARENA' 2008 Shows from Europe (except 2008-11-07 Edinburgh Playhouse, Which is a audio dub from a Fan Film. Not great). So this is special. And Todd always puts on a performance, when he's at the Forum. Most the audience recordings over the years of any artist come out pretty good from there. So the Venues acoustics must be supreme?! The recording is an 'as is', so it's captured just as performed. I can't pick out any one favorite song (I like 'em all). So here's a review from the TRConnection 'Concert Tour and Info' page. He mentions Todd's 'voice strain', but I don't hear it.
N.D. Michaelson Review: “The same set as the previous night but a better performance as they were a little quieter which both improved the overall sound quality and also seemed to enable them to hear each other better. 'Courage' and 'Drive' in particular benefitted as a result. However, it is apparent that Todd's voice is showing the strain -- hopefully only temporally and as a consequence of the series of shows in a short period of time. On the introduction to 'Hawking' he really crashed and burned but had the grace, sense and humour (in fact couldn't stop his own laughter) to start again and following some water, throat clearing (some might say hacking in fact) and banter with the audience, nailed it second time around. Interestingly his inter-song patter was not the same as the night before. Top marks again for the effort and energy of the performance. Sadly I can't get to his show this coming Saturday at Ronnie Scott's as he told us they will be doing two sets of different material: one blues and one bossa nova. I take this to mean '...Johnson' and 'With a twist' respectively of which I'd much favour the latter as I find the '...Johnson' stuff some of his least engaging. Still, it's been a treat and here's hoping he's back again soon.”
12/17/08 THE BIRCHMERE ALEXANDRIA VA AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/3/2012
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS CAME DOWN. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Review by Dave Anderson~ "I will keep this relatively short. If you have any doubts about seeing the Arena tour, let me try and settle them for you. The show was an all out guitar assault and I mean that in the very best sense. This is "smart" rock 'n roll. Riffs and hook filled choruses that appear on the surface to be so simple, but underlying the music are interesting chord progressions, runs, and rhythms that make you want to listen again and again. "Fist in the air" chunky rock with something meaningful in the middle. On both ends of this new rock guitar glory, you have some familiar favorites "Love In Action", "Open My Eyes", " I Saw The Light", "Couldn't I Just Tell You", and the Utopian National Anthem "Just One Victory", I know it's from a Todd album, but I always associate it with them. He also threw in a couple of favorite covers, "The Walls Came Down", and Red Ryder's "Lunatic Fringe". In a nutshell, AWESOME SHOW, what more could you ask for!!! Ok, ok, Hermit of Mink Hollow from start to finish, not gonna happen, but we can always dream...
12/27/08 THE BLENDER THEATER NEW YORK NY AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:3/26/2013
Track List:LOVE IN ACTION.THE WALLS CAME DOWN.BLACK MARIA.OPEN MY EYES.LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT.MAD.AFRAID.MERCENARY.GUN.COURAGE.WEAKNESS. PISSIN.TODAY.BARDO.STRIKE.MOUNTAINTOP.PANIC.MANUP.ENCORE NOISES.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:The Taper says, “Unbelievably loud concert performance promoting Todd's 2008 release, Arena, his last release of "new" compositions until the soon to arrive State. Given the extreme volume, the recording came out very well. Don't expect a quiet, polite crowd, either. There was no seating in the theater, and a rowdy, well lubricated crowd was in attendance. The "Todd!!!!!!" and "Kasim!!!!!!!" shouting is here for all to hear. That being said, the music easily drowns the crowd out when it's being played, and it all is quite listenable. Todd was in fine voice, and the band was tight.” Please support Todd by purchasing any and all commercial releases he puts out, especially the upcoming release in April, 2013.
12/31/08 PAINTED BRIDE ARTS CENTER PHILADELPHIA 'NEW YEARS EVE PARTY' AUDIENCE MIKE MOSNER
Date Added:8/5/2012
Track List:DISC ONE: LOVE IN ACTION. WALLS CAME DOWN. BLACK MARIA. OPEN MY EYES. LUNATIC FRINGE. I SAW THE LIGHT. MAD. AFRAID. MERCENARY. GUN. COURAGE. DISC TWO: WEAKNESS. STRIKE. PISSIN. BLACK & WHITE. AULD LANG SYE-TODAY. BARDO. MOUNTAINTOP. PANIC. MANUP. HELLO IT'S ME. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Incredible audience recording...close to a soundboard as you get. And thank you Mike Mosner! Pretty fun document for us Toddheads to end 2008 with a toast. Todd is definetly feeling his champagne here...well, you know what I mean...~ Warren

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