Todd Rundgren/UTOPIA (and Related) Audio Rarities On CD-R--- v01.2018

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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:
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2/6/10 ‘A WIZARD A TRUE STAR’ HAMMERSMITH APOLLO LONDON ENGLAND SOUNDBOARD USB STICK (SOLD TO SPECTATORS AFTER SHOW) 72:00
Date Added:2/22/2017
Track List:INTERNATIONAL FEEL (FIXED).NEVER NEVER LAND. NEVER NEVER LAND (CONT’D) & TIC TIC TIC IT WEARS OFF.YOU NEED YOUR HEAD. ROCK & ROLL PUSSY. INTRO. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND. FLAMINGO. ZEN ARCHER. JUST ANOTHER ONION HEAD. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.DOES ANYBODY LOVE YOU.I’M SO PROUD.OOH BABY BABY . LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU.COOL JERK. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN . IS IT MY NAME. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN/ SUNSET BLVD.LE FEEL INTERNACIONAL & INTROS .JUST ONE VICTORY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL (ORIGINAL BEFORE ‘FIX’).
Note:Excellent Board recording (USB Stick). Excellent show. Review by Tim Burrows The Telegraph London: “Around the time of his 1973 album A Wizard, a True Star, Todd Rundgren was all set for superstardom. He dated the supermodel Bebe Buell, and frequented the New York hangout Max’s Kansas City, where he met the New York Dolls, whose debut album he produced, and Patti Smith, who wrote the album’s sleeve notes. Yet the outlandish experimentation of AWATS might have been what prevented Rundgren becoming the American Bowie. While not a small fish by any means, Rundgren never hit those heights. Yet today he still commands an obsessive global following of fans, known as “Todd-heads”. For them he ensured this Hammersmith show, in which the whole of AWATS was played live for the first time since the Seventies, was a meticulously planned affair. His white-tuxedoed six-piece band, didn’t miss a time-signature change. Yet, while the music was as faithful to the LP as possible, the most thought-out aspect of the show was his outfits. This was crowd-pleasing stuff – Liberace meets Lady Gaga — with Rundgren jogging back and forth to change into sparkling spandex, a yellow tuxedo, or the glittering indigo robe he threw on before performing a quite touching rendition of I Don’t Want to Tie You Down. AWATS is still a gorgeous fusion of styles that follows its own dream-logic. Yet here its effervescence was squeezed into a rigorous routine that resembled a West End musical. Rundgren had started the set in a space suit for the cosmic International Feel. For Hungry For Love, he came out sporting a chef’s outfit, throwing sweets into the audience from his apron like a pantomime character. For those who adored the album for its feeling of limitless possibilities, the stream of consciousness had become an irritating fairground ride. In recent years, the album has become a major influence on groups such as Daft Punk and Hot Chip, and any crate-digging hip-hop DJ worth his salt. As if stood in opposition to such hip appropriation, some Todd-heads had painted their faces and wore jackets covered in DIY messages to their hero. As the set approached the finale, Rundgren wore his most risqué outfit of the night, a gold dress with a gap to air his small belly. As he span in a circle, his dress pluming furiously as he played a lengthy guitar solo, one Todd-head in the audience, who had danced evangelically throughout, was reaching a transformative state. In Todd they still trust.”
2/8/10 'A WIZARD A TRUE STAR' & 'TR'S JOHNSON PARADISO AMSTERDAM SOUNDBOARD USB STICK (SOLD TO SPECTATORS AFTER SHOW) N/A
Date Added:2/22/2017
Track List:A WIZARD A TRUE STAR PERFORMANCE:INTERNATIONAL FEEL .NEVER NEVER LAND. TIC TIC TIC. YOU NEED YOUR HEADROCK AND ROLL PUSSY. DOGFIGHT GIGGLE .YOU DON'T HAVE TO CAMP AROUND.FLAMINGO. ZEN ARCHER.JUST ANOTHER ONIONHEAD. SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW. DOES ANYBODY LOVE YOU. I'M SO PROUD. OHH BABY BABY. LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU.COOL JERK. HUNGRY FOR LOVE. I DON'T WANT TO TIE YOU DOWN. IS IT MY NAME. WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN.LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE.JUST ONE VICTORY. TODD RUNDGREN'S JOHNSON PERFORMANCE: DUST MY BROOM.STOP BREAKING DOWN. WALKING BLUES. LOVE IN VAIN. CHICAGO.RED HOT.COME IN MY KITCHEN. HELLHOUND. RIVERSIDE .CROSSROADS.
Note:The audience recordings are all great. But quite simply you must have a soundboard or webcast of this musical. And this is one of 'em. Pro/Soundboard. Though it came in MP3s, it's awsome. Thanks to Weavil for getting his hands on it! ESSENTIAL~ Warren
4/2/10 'TR'S JOHNSON' THE BERGAN PAC ENGLEWOOD NJ AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/10/2012
Track List:DUST MY BROOM. STOP BREAKING DOWN. KIDDIE BOY. SOUL BROTHER. WALKING BLUES. KINDHEARTED WOMAN. BLEEDING. BLACK MARIA. LAST FAIR DEAL. LOVE IN VAIN. OPEN MY EYES. MYSTIFIED. RED HOT. SWEET HOME CHICAGO. UNLOVED CHILDREN. I WENT TO THE MIRROR/COME IN MY KITCHEN. HELLHOUND. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. WEAKNESS. RIVERSIDE. CROSSROADS. I SAW THE LIGHT. TINY DEMONS.BOOGIES
Note:A SoundPress.net Feature Article by Rich and Laura Lynch: On a day when Christians around the world were marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ - the recording artist Todd Rundgren, known as "God" to many of his fervent fans - went down to the crossroads on the opening night of his tour that is a tribute to the blues guitarist Robert Johnson who is perhaps best-known for his alleged deal with the devil. Rundgren and his band performed to a packed house on Good Friday, April 2, 2010 at the BergenPAC in Englewood, New Jersey and by all accounts got his "Johnson" off to a great start. Todd Rundgren's musical muse has spanned many styles through the decades - morphing from power pop star to progressive rocker to acapella artist - he has been well-known for always experimenting and mixing up his approach to music. By taking on this current project Rundgren is mining territory that's been well covered by acts such as Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and countless others - all who have been influenced by the legendary Delta bluesman Robert Johnson - who died young in 1937 - yet, made his mark on generations of guitarists with his passionate playing and vocals.
4/10/10 'TR'S JOHNSON' WOLF DEN MOHEGAN CASINO UNCASVILLE CT AUDIENCE ('STARBRAKER') 85:52
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:DUST MY BROOM. STOP BREAKING DOWN. KIDDIE BOY. SOUL BROTHER. WALKING BLUES. KIND HEARTED WOMAN. BLEEDING. BLACK MARIA. LAST FAIR DEAL. LOVE IN VAIN. OPEN MY EYES. UNLOVED CHILDREN. COME IN MY KITCHEN. HELLHOUND ON MY TRAIL. WEAKNESS. TRAVELING RIVERSIDE BLUES. CROSSROADS BLUES. I SAW THE LIGHT. BOOGIES.
Note:Wonderful audience recording by 'Starbraker' (if you like this Tour... and I DO...then it is ESSENTIAL)~ Warren
4/11/10 'TR'S JOHNSON' RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE RIDGEFIELD CT SOUNDBOARD N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:DUST MY BROOM.STOP BREAKING DOWN.KIDDIE BOY.SOUL BROTHER.WALKING BLUES.KINDHEARTED WOMAN.BLEEDING.BLACK MARIA.LAST FAIR DEAL.LOVE IN VAIN. OPEN MY EYES.MYSTIFIED.RED HOT.SWEET HOME CHICAGO.UNLOVED CHILDREN.I WENT TO THE MIRROR/COME IN MY KITCHEN.HELLHOUND.#1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.WEAKNESS.RIVERSIDE.CROSSROADS.I SAW THE LIGHT.TINY DEMONS.BOOGIES
Note:From Soundboard mp3 USB stick (that could be purchased immediately following show). Entry here only for listing purposes~ Warren
4/13/10 'TR'S JOHNSON' THE BIRCHMERE ALEXANDRIA VA AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/10/2012
Track List:DUST MY BROOM. STOP BREAKING DOWN. KIDDIE BOY. SOUL BROTHER. WALKING BLUES. KINDHEARTED WOMAN. BLEEDING. BLACK MARIA. LAST FAIR DEAL. LOVE IN VAIN. OPEN MY EYES. MYSTIFIED. RED HOT. SWEET HOME CHICAGO. UNLOVED CHILDREN. I WENT TO THE MIRROR/COME IN MY KITCHEN. HELLHOUND. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE. WEAKNESS. RIVERSIDE. CROSSROADS. I SAW THE LIGHT. TINY DEMONS.BOOGIES
Note:Review by Dave & Lois: “Here is my two cents worth on the Todd show at the Birchmere last night. Overall great music, half of it was Todd's take on Robert Johnson's songs and the other half an eclectic mix of Todd originals which were oriented toward the blues. Best song of the night and a pleasant surprise was the never played before live song "Bleeding" from Ballad of TR.... I have always enjoyed that album and that song. It was a pleasure to hear it. Kiddie Boy was an interesting Nazz choice that sounded good live as well. Love his take on "Crossroads", but "Sweet Home Chicago" painfully dragged along. "Born To Synthesize" was another good one that stood out for me. The rest were solid with I Saw The Light being completely unnecessary, but probably a bone to those who wouldn't recognize anything else. I for one enjoyed the more obscure stuff and understood the theme of the evening before I came, so walked away very satisfied from a musical perspective.”
4/16/10 'TR'S JOHNSON' CUBBY BEAR NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE IL AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/10/2012
Track List:DUST MY BROOM.STOP BREAKING DOWN.KIDDIE BOY.SOUL BROTHER.WALKING BLUES.KINDHEARTED WOMAN.BLEEDING.BLACK MARIA.LAST FAIR DEAL.LOVE IN VAIN. OPEN MY EYES.MYSTIFIED.RED HOT.SWEET HOME CHICAGO.UNLOVED CHILDREN.I WENT TO THE MIRROR/COME IN MY KITCHEN.HELLHOUND. NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.WEAKNESS.RIVERSIDE.CROSSROADS.I SAW THE LIGHT.TINY DEMONS.BOOGIES
Note:Review by Bob Fahrner: "Yes, Todd Rundgren blew into Lincolnshire, Illinois to promote his new album called "Todd Rundgren's Johnson," which is comprised of blues legend Robert Johnson cover tunes. The Cubby Bear North is a sizable, yet intimate club in Lincolnshire, which is located in the far northwest suburbs of Chicago. The room is very wide, but not very deep (I think I was about 15-20 feet from the stage). Todd is the only artist I know, who can promote an album in concert before it is actually released, although a 3-song MP3 EP-style package called "Todd Rundgren's Short Johnson" has been available on Amazon and other such download sites for several weeks. Same thing happened with "The Individualist" and "Arena" albums, to name a few. The show commenced at approximately 8:45pm and continued for a very generous 2+ hours. The way it went was that they would play two Johnson tunes and then two Rundgren songs - a pattern repeated throughout the evening. They opened with "I'm goin' get up in the mornin', I believe I'll dust my broom..." (Dust My Broom - Robert Johnson). You know, I've been to blues bars in downtown Chicago several times. I've seen Lefty Dizz, Willie Dixon and John Lee Hooker. The Rundgren's Johnson performance evoked that very same get-down feeling as these Chicago blues legends. No kidding, people were boppin' up & down and stomping their feet. These guys do not play blues like some pale imitation of a ZZ-Top cover band. They explored every nook and cranny of these classic Johnson tunes and came up with original sounding rock renditions, much in the same way that Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton did in the '60s. These songs rocked harder than most rock songs have ever rocked. About 1/3 of the way through the performance, Todd announced that "It's great to be back here at the 'Shire," which I found strange, because I don't believe he had ever set foot in Lincolnshire in his entire life, unless he once clandestinely snuck into town to capture a Debbie Reynolds revue at the Drury Lane Theater (she's BIG here). But, we digress. Rundgren dipped deep into his catalog and supplemented the show with his songs that he says were an evolution of the blues ("Mystified", "Open My Eyes", "Unloved Children"). For the very few who had barely ever heard of him, Rundgren performed "I Saw The Light." He also graced us with gems such as "Black Maria", "Born to Synthesize", "Weakness" and "Soul Brother."
7/9/10 THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL CELEBRATES THE BEATLES LOS ANGELES CA AUDIENCE 14 Minutes
Date Added:5/13/2015
Track List:BENEFIT FOR MR. KITE. EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. A DAY IN A LIFE.
Note:This is so cool. Marvelous audience recording. We have the most the performances of the opening night, but what I have here of just the Todd performances that evening. It was a star studded evening, and seems our Hero stole the show. As Randy Lewis of the LA Times wrote (Todd's references in italics/bold): “The music of the Beatles, a summer night and the Hollywood Bowl: a can’t-miss recipe, right? As things turned out Friday, at the opening of a three-night “Beatles Celebration“ marking roughly the 45th anniversary of the Fab Four’s final Bowl appearances, this stuff isn’t remotely as easy as it may look, or sound.
There was no dearth of sweet memory, evocative melodies, poignant lyrics or variety of stylistic interpretation of the group’s catalog from soloists Patti Austin, Todd Rundgren, Bettye LaVette, Rob Laufer and Brian Stokes Mitchell.
But the music truly came alive only sporadically, primarily in the 2-1/2-hour show’s second half with LaVette’s dynamic, soul-searing set and Rundgren’s appearance that finally acknowledged the fun that was central to what the Beatles were about.
Until then, it was more of a Beatles appreciation than celebration, containing little of the youthful exuberance of the band’s early songs, or the anything-goes experimental glee of its latter years. Too often the songs on the first half approached the “Rockabye Baby” series of albums that transform music of the rock era into soothing children’s lullabies.
Things began promisingly with a perky instrumental arrangement of “Yellow Submarine” that showcased the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and conductor Thomas Wilkins, who revealed his own memory of first being captivated, like millions of other Americans, by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr during their Feb. 9, 1964, U.S. TV debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
Austin was first up in the show, structured to give each soloist a mini-set of his or her own. The jazz-soul singer brought her deep burnished voice first to a bouncy run-through of “I’m Looking Through You,” surprisingly almost the earliest number from the group’s catalog offered all evening. No doubt the heavy emphasis on songs from “Sgt. Pepper” and beyond was given to allow the orchestra room to work on more expansive numbers most suited to the sonic enhancement.
She delivered a dreamy reading of “She’s Leaving Home” that brought more attention to the intricacies of the swooping melody than McCartney’s effortless original vocal, and she hit her stride with a jazzy look at “Penny Lane.” Her utterly Americanized treatment cast a perspective of wonderment on the many British colloquialisms in the musical sketch McCartney created of his boyhood days in Liverpool.
Her “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds” jettisoned the waltz tempo verses that Lennon smartly juxtaposed to 4/4 tempo chorus, draining the song of some of its impact from the flip-flopping time signatures. The final verse gave a nod to Elton John’s reggae-ized hit version from 1973, one of several arrangements that tacitly saluted famous Beatles covers.
Laufer followed, representing the Beatles re-creationist camp from his experience portraying Harrison in the “Beatlemania” musical. His pair of songs -- Harrison’s “Something” and Lennon’s “Across the Universe” -- meant to address the band’s lyrics at their most eloquent, but the presentations were more respectful than inspired.
Broadway singer Mitchell tapped his musical theater background in ultra-dramatic performances of “Fool on the Hill” and “Yesterday” that, discounting the richness of the 88-member orchestra behind him, sounded much like what you can hear in piano bars anywhere. His insertion of melodica solos into both was at least one too many.
Following intermission, the orchestra again took the spotlight with an arrangement of “Eleanor Rigby” in which McCartney’s lonely spinster took a musical meeting with Richard Strauss’ Zarathustra. After that, you wished the orchestra had been given the chance to interpret a few more songs.
But then LaVette showed up and suddenly the music sizzled as it should. She funkified “We Can Work It Out” along the lines of Stevie Wonder's long-ago reworking and performed a Sinatra-style “Here, There and Everywhere.”
On “Blackbird,” which McCartney in recent years has described as his elegy to the civil rights movement, LaVette took it into a universe of her own, her shredded sandpaper voice wringing every drop of struggle in this trenchant ode to anyone who has slain demons, within or without. And Lennon surely would have delighted in her sassy take on “Come Together,” for which she challenged anyone in the audience to explain his stream-of-consciousness lyrics.
With Rundgren at last came some larger-than-life rock ‘n’ roll. He strolled grandly onstage as the band cranked up the calliope-inspired sounds of “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite,” the singer outfitted in an appropriately outsized top hat, fake walrus (nice allusion, Todd) mustache, black waistcoat, white gloves and white spats.
He helped the dutiful rock band that supplemented the orchestra amp up the show’s electricity quotient with “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey,” and served as the Eric Clapton surrogate in “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” which he preceded with a nod to Ringo Starr’s momentous 70th birthday -- a Beatle is 70?-- just two nights earlier.
His performance of “A Day in the Life” was the night’s most faithful to the original, the orchestra delighting in swirling to the massive climax that producer George Martin cooked up for the conclusion of the “Sgt. Pepper’s” album backing 1967.

A predictable all-star finale paved the way for audience sing-alongs on “Hey Jude” and “All You Need Is Love.” Fans in their 50s, 60s and 70s, many of them with children and even grandchildren in tow, waved arms, fired up lighters and cellphone screens ceremonially while beaming smiles and shedding the occasional tear.
Given this was the Hollywood Bowl, where the Fab Four had torn things up so raucously nearly a half century ago, at least one fan wished this celebration had traded some of the earnest camaraderie for more of the freewheeling spirit that has endeared the Beatles and their music to generation after generation.
Perhaps they figured, possibly correctly, that since McCartney did just that so well a couple of months ago under the very same orchestra shell, why try to compete? But a Hollywood Bowl celebration for the Beatles with no “Twist and Shout”? No “She Loves You”? No “Can’t Buy Me Love”? A hard day’s night, indeed.”
-- Randy Lewis
9/5/10 "TODD/HEALING" AKRON CIVIC CENTER AKRON OH AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:CD ONE: HOW ABOUT A LITTLE FANFARE.I THINK YOU KNOW. AN ELPEES WORTH OF TOONS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. THE LAST RIDE. EVERYBODYS GOING TO HEAVEN ~ KING KONG REGGAE. #1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. USELESS BEGGING. SIDEWALK CAFE. IZZAT LOVE. HEAVY METAL KIDS. DONT YOU EVER LEARN. CD TWO: HEALER. PULSE. FLESH. GOLDEN GOOSE. COMPASSION. SHINE. TINY DEMONS. HEALING PART I. HEALING PART II. HEALING PART III. TIME HEALS. SONS OF 1984
Note:Tremendous audience recording of both sets. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
9/8/10 “TODD/HEALING” FRAUENTHAL CENTER MUSKEGON MI AUDIENCE (TWO GREAT SOURCES: DPA4061 & SSDSM6L) N/A
Date Added:8/10/2012
Track List:CD ONE: HOW ABOUT A LITTLE FANFARE.I THINK YOU KNOW. AN ELPEES WORTH OF TOONS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. THE LAST RIDE. EVERYBODYS GOING TO HEAVEN ~ KING KONG REGGAE. #1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. USELESS BEGGING. SIDEWALK CAFE. IZZAT LOVE. HEAVY METAL KIDS. DONT YOU EVER LEARN. CD TWO: HEALER. PULSE. FLESH. GOLDEN GOOSE. COMPASSION. SHINE. TINY DEMONS. HEALING PART I. HEALING PART II. HEALING PART III. TIME HEALS. SONS OF 1984.
Note:These are both incredible audience recordings. Honestly can’t pick between the two which is a better source. Good problem to have. Here’s a review by Ben Summer: I went into the show expecting "Healing" to be the quiet little opening appetizer and "Todd" to be the main course. Since so much of "Healing" is synth-based and atmospheric-y, I just didn't see it lending itself to being played by a band. (I was thinking it might get the "Todd sings with his laptop" treatment in the opening slot.) But instead, the show opened with the "Todd" album, which was fun and all, but a full-band rendering of "Healing" felt like the much more focused and powerful centerpiece. So happy to see that album get its due. If you would have asked me 2 days ago, I would have said that even though "Healing" is an album that I love dearly, it doesn't seem like one that would be particularly exciting to see performed live (especially side 2). Who wants to meditate at a rock concert? Right now I'm hard pressed to think of any concert experience I've ever had that I found more exciting, meant more to me, or which stirred me more emotionally. The crowd was hanging onto and reacting to every move on stage. That made the show even better. Even though the albums are from quite a few year back, performed live, they felt fresh and vital. I don't believe "Healing" was toured back in the day (other than a couple of songs that have cropped-up in other tours) and a lot of "Todd" hadn't been played live in decades and some of it maybe never. So at least in the context of live performance, a lot of this show is "new material." It didn't feel like musicians sleep-walking through a 35 year old record that they've played 10,000 times before. This felt like they were tackling fresh, challenging material, attempting feats of musical daring that they might not make it through, and going for it. Some of those edges might get polished over the remaining few shows, but I thought the occasional talking back and forth, directing, cues, etc gave the show a fun and intimate character. The Todd album is an inspired choice for this type of show (as was AWATS) 'cause there is such a range of material: Hendrixian acid guitar rock, dense electronic instrumentals, show tunes, signature Todd pop, near-metal rockers, anthems, ballads... it was a great showcase of musical muscle and adventure, and a great ride live. Though compared to the AWATS show, chucking the costume changes this year was a big step in the right direction. I was surprised to see Todd behind the piano so much, because I thought he had sworn off the thing, which is probably best for the one-man-type shows. With the aid of a band/supporting cast, however, I thought he did a fine job and it added a lot. Sure there were a couple of little clams in there maybe... they fit perfectly in the drunken blue roster, and he seemed to be riffing on that. The intro to Shine with just Todd at the piano was great. Though admittedly, his piano appeared to single-handedly nearly sink "Don't You Ever Learn" at one point. There were many highlights, but a couple that I wouldn't have expected: The Spark of Life (great build-up and benefitted from the looser live treatment). And Flesh. The last song of the night was "Sons of 1984" which, although I like some of the message and all, I just have never been crazy about. But at the show, the crowd was doing its sing-along schtick at the end of the song, and the curtain came down and the band faded-out, and the crowd kept on singing. And kept on going. And going. House lights come-up, and the crowd keeps on going. I suppose the band fade-out was done that way to set this all up, but it was cool. And I HATE contrived audience sing-along stuff. I thought this was TR - and for my money, music itself - at it's very best: adventurous, self-examining, and inspirational.
9/10/10 "TODD/HEALING" ROBERTS-ORPHEUM ST. LOUIS AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:CD ONE: HOW ABOUT A LITTLE FANFARE.I THINK YOU KNOW. AN ELPEES WORTH OF TOONS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. THE LAST RIDE. EVERYBODYS GOING TO HEAVEN ~ KING KONG REGGAE. #1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. USELESS BEGGING. SIDEWALK CAFE. IZZAT LOVE. HEAVY METAL KIDS. DONT YOU EVER LEARN. HEALER. CD TWO: PULSE. FLESH. GOLDEN GOOSE. COMPASSION. SHINE. TINY DEMONS. HEALING PART I. HEALING PART II. HEALING PART III. TIME HEALS. SONS OF 1984.
Note:Excellent audience recording! ESSENTIAL~ Warren
9/11/10 ‘TODD/HEALING’ CLOWES MEMORIAL HALL INDIANAPOLIS IN AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:8/10/2012
Track List:CD ONE: HOW ABOUT A LITTLE FANFARE.I THINK YOU KNOW. AN ELPEES WORTH OF TOONS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. THE LAST RIDE. EVERYBODYS GOING TO HEAVEN ~ KING KONG REGGAE. #1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. USELESS BEGGING. SIDEWALK CAFE. IZZAT LOVE. HEAVY METAL KIDS. DONT YOU EVER LEARN. CD TWO: HEALER. PULSE. FLESH. GOLDEN GOOSE. COMPASSION. SHINE. TINY DEMONS. HEALING PART I. HEALING PART II. HEALING PART III. TIME HEALS. SONS OF 1984.
Note:Review by Dennis Watson: "Into It"....that is how I would describe this show...TR, the band, the chorus/director, the audience, old timers, newbies...everyone was "Into It" tonight. I have seen a lot of Todd/Utopia shows in my life...this one would be in the top 3 all time. Todd performed with incredible energy and was totally "Into It", his voice was strong, the guitar playing spectacular and I marveled at his keyboard prowess. The band was great...the venue and sound quality wonderful, the stage set and lighting fabulous...nothing but superlatives from me about this show. And I came away with a much greater appreciation for the musical skills of Bobby Strickland and Greg Hawes. A mesmerizing and memorable evening that I will never forget. If you want to get "Into It", this is the show for you! Thank you Todd, Kasim, Jesse, Greg, Prairie, Bobby and chorus!
9/14/10 "TODD/HEALING" KESWICK THEATRE PHILADELPHIA WEBCAST/SOUNDBOARD N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:CD ONE: HOW ABOUT A LITTLE FANFARE.I THINK YOU KNOW. AN ELPEES WORTH OF TOONS. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER. DRUNKEN BLUE ROOSTER. THE LAST RIDE. EVERYBODYS GOING TO HEAVEN ~ KING KONG REGGAE. #1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. USELESS BEGGING. SIDEWALK CAFE. IZZAT LOVE. HEAVY METAL KIDS. DONT YOU EVER LEARN. CD TWO: HEALER. PULSE. FLESH. GOLDEN GOOSE. COMPASSION. SHINE. TINY DEMONS. HEALING PART I. HEALING PART II. HEALING PART III. TIME HEALS. SONS OF 1984.
Note:From webcast that I captured as it streamed. Not sure whether I'm liable if I share this or not.~ Warren
9/15/10 "HEALING" COMMUNITY THEATRE MORRISTOWN PA SOUNDBOARD SOURCE FROM JEFF GAUSS (WEAVIL) COLLECTION N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:HEALER. PULSE. FLESH. GOLDEN GOOSE. COMPASSION. SHINE. TINY DEMONS. HEALING PART I. HEALING PART II. HEALING PART III. TIME HEALS. SONS OF 1984.
Note:Awsome soundboard courtesy of my partner Jeff~ Warren
12/7/10 "TR'S JOHNSON" GRAMERCY THEATRE NY AUDIENCE N/A
Date Added:6/10/2012
Track List:DUST MY BROOM.STOP BREAKING DOWN.KIDDIE BOY.SOUL BROTHER.WALKIN' BLUES.KIND HEARTED WOMAN BLUES.BLEEDING.BLACK MARIA.LAST FAIR DEAL GONE DOWN.ALL MY LOVE IN VAIN.OPEN MY EYES.MYSTIFIED - BROKE DOWN AND BUSTED.UNLOVED CHILDRED.I WENT TO THE MIRROR.COME ON IN MY KITCHEN.HELLHOUND ON MY TRAIL.NO. 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.BORN TO SYNTHESIZE.WEAKNESS.TRAVELING RIVERSIDE BLUES.CROSSROAD BLUES.BAND INTROS.I SAW THE LIGHT.TINY DEMONS. BOOGIES.
Note:Another wonderful 'Johnson' audience recording~ Warren

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