|4/12/13||COLUMBIA COLLEGE MUSIC CENTER CONCERT HALL CHICAGO IL||AUDIO DUBBED FROM EXCELLENT STUDENTS VIDEO||68:00|
Track List:INTRO PRODUCTION DIRECTOR - JOE CERQUA. OPEN MY EYES. LOVE IS THE ANSWER. DETERMINATION. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. I SAW THE LIGHT. WHY IS IT WHEN THE RAIN FALLS. CHAIN LETTER. PARALLEL LINES. UNLOVED CHILDREN. HELLO IT'S ME. REAL MAN. FEEL IT. WANT OF A NAIL.
Note:"CHICAGO (April 2, 2013) – The Columbia College Chicago Music Department welcomes musician, songwriter and producer Todd Rundgren as its last 'artist-in-residence' of the Spring 2013 semester from April 8-12. Rundgren will bring his knowledge and experience to workshops, master classes and classroom instruction, ending with a residency concert on April 12 at the Music Center."~ Columbia.edu newsletter. This was an absolutely wonderful concert. The student ensembles were magnificent and the synergy between the students and Todd was a beautiful thing to behold. Congratulations on a terrific event! This is actually the audio grabbed from the audience video done by University students.... so it's 'Pro-grade' soundboard quality. Love the setlist. These students rock! Included was an incredible, first time ever performed, live rendition, of 'Chain Letter' (Ballad of Todd Rundgren 1971) too. Another real surprise is Todd & The Ensemble's performance of their own recent studio recording (Todd calls it a difinite 'Hit Single')- 'Why Is It When The Rain Falls'....Wow!~ Warren
|5/7/13||LATE SHOW w/DAVID LETTERMAN NY||AUDIENCE (EDIT BY 'HEWEY')||40:00|
|Track List:INTRO (PLAYING SYNCHRONICITY-POLICE).LATE SHOW THEME.MORE THEME w/SERIOUS.STOOGE OF THE NIGHT.HELLO IT'S ME.WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN.
I SAW THE LIGHT.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.LATE SHOW END THEME.
Note:Some fortunate Todd Fan (in the studio audience) recorded this with a basic Sony cassette recorder during the opening portion of The Late Show w/David Letterman May 7 2013. And also captured all the Todd and Band performing during commercials (that we did not see/hear) as well as the closer portions of the show. We thank 'Hewey' for a re-tweak that has it sounding like we're in the front row. WOW~ Warren
|5/10/13||"OFFICIAL STATE VISIT" GRAMERCY THEATRE NEW YORK||AUDIENCE- JON BABCOCK||97:00|
Track List:DISC ONE:CROWD. IMAGINATION. PRIME TIME. SMOKE. SERIOUS. PING ME. ANGRY BIRD. NO WORLD ORDER. COLLIDE-A-SCOPE. TRUTH. DISC TWO: NOTHING TO LOSE. PERSONALITY CRISIS. PARTY LIQUOR. WORLD WIDE EPHIPHANY. SIR REALITY. ENCORE APPLAUSE. FUTURE. SECRET SOCIETY. ENCORE APPLAUSE. MEDLEY. CROWD
Note:We'll just share this review by Jay Petrarca as opposed to our critique.chuckle chuck: "I waited a week to write this review so as to give myself some time to calm down. I've been a Todd fan since 1980 and have gone to well over 60 shows. I love going to Todd Rundgren concerts. To me it doesn't matter what kind of music he plays I want to see him perform. I went into this performance blind. I didn't read the reviews or the setlists (I don't think any were posted). I knew from a Todd interview to expect lights and lots of dancing. I thought and hoped that he would open with Imagination. I thoroughly enjoyed that number. But after that I must admit I was somewhat disappointed and it has nothing to do with the music. My biggest disappointment was that he play for only an hour and 1/2. I drove well over two hours with two of my brothers and we all paid close to 80 bucks to see a 90 minute show. Now, I know Todd doesn't set the price, but 90 minutes? That's weak, IMHO. There's no reason he couldn't have added another 30 minutes. Also, he didn't play the guitar except for the first song. During the NWO tour he jammed on Secret Society, why not this time? He was just pushing buttons. And lastly, I wasn't thrilled with the encore. Maybe if I got two hours worth of music it wouldn't have been so bad. But the Donna Summer ending... I wish I had the chance to watch the PPV first. I would've saved 60 bucks and 7 hours of my time. I will be going to future Todd shows, but only if I get my money's worth." Superd audience recording however. Thank you Jon!~ Warren
|5/12/13||“OFFICIAL STATE VISIT” WEBCAST PARAMOUNT THEATRE HUNTINGTON NY||NEVESSA WEBCAST||01:36:18|
Track List:IMAGINATION. PRIME TIME. SMOKE. SERIOUS. FUTURE. SECRET SOCIETY. PING ME. ANGRY BIRD. NO WORLD ORDER. COLLIDE-A-SCOPE. TRUTH. NOTHING TO LOSE. PERSONALITY CRISIS. PARTY LIQUOR. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. SIR REALITY. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. I SAW THE LIGHT. HELLO IT'S ME. (BONUS: 11:28 MINUTE INTERVIEW DAVID JURMAN 2013-05-06)
Note:THE Webcast . WOW. I grabbed the audio from the streaming live show… and If you like ‘State’, then you will love this…. and it is essential to you. The album performed live in its entirety, and flawlessly except for a false beginning to Truth. Jesse does the guitar work here…. and Prairie on the electronic drums and DJ Odd Todd on Vocals and Computer. The medleys done in a unique fashion between ‘With a Twist’, jazz and dance prog fusion. Nothing to Lose and Personality Crisis are particular surprises too. Certainly a show that is as meant to be seen as is to hear. Of course strictly a ‘dance’ presentation. And it will get you tapping your feet.
Listed for collection listing purposes only. This is an Official/Professional Webcast Recording. And can be purchased/viewed though Nevessa Productions (until September 2013). Go buy it it! You won't be dissapointed. ESSSENTIAL. And the procedes go to Todd.
|6/2/13||'OFFICIAL STATE VISIT' VERVIERS BELGIUM||AUDIENCE (ISTVAN)||90:00|
Track List:IMAGINATION. TRUTH. SMOKE. COLLIDE-A-SCOPE. SECRET SOCIETY. ANGRY BIRD. FUTURE. SERIOUS. PING ME. PRIME TIME. NO WORLD ORDER. NOTHING TO LOSE. PARTY LIQUOR. PERSONALITY CRISIS. WORLDWIDE EPHINANY. SIR REALITY. MADLY.
Note:This is a superb audience recording. The performance... well you must like 'State' to enjoy it, or you may also be very undecided. Which I am. Istvan said, 'The club at the foot of the Ardennes is an intimate venue. The show started with the incredible lights and Imagination - way cool. From then on the set had me by the throat and gasping for air. Such sonic thundering and pacing was new to me.'
I've read many reviews of the 'State' performances. Most seem stuggling with what to say.~ Warren
|6/7/13||“OFFICIAL STATE VISIT” PICTURE HOUSE EDINBURGH SCOTLAND||AUDIENCE||98:00|
Track List:DISC ONE: CROWD.IMAGINATION.TRUTH.SMOKE.COLLIDE-A-SCOPE.SECRET SOCIETY.LUCKY GUY.ANGRY BIRD.FUTURE.SERIOUS.DISC TWO: PING ME.PRIME TIME.NO WORLD ORDER.NOTHING TO LOSE.PARTY LIQUOR.PERSONALITY CRISIS.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.SIR REALITY .ENCORE APPLAUSE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/ I SAW THE LIGHT/HELLO IT'S ME/ CROWD.
Note:Very good quality audience recording. Here's a review of the show from superfan Ben Rose.... who was in attendance (as well as the pre and after show gatherings), "His latest tour is the 'Official State Visit' showcasing songs from his latest release 'State' as well as tracks from his more electronic albums such as 'NOW' 'Liars' and '(Re)Production'. The maestro is supported by the exquisite Jesse Gress on guitar and Prairie Prince on an electronic drum kit. This show is Todd as you will have never seen him before. It represents another chapter in the continuing exploration of musical genres that the man has engaged in since the late 60's and whilst some might question the wisdom of a man who qualifies for his bus pass producing an album of electronica/dance music at this stage of his career it is a testament to him that he pulls it off and the songs translate so well to the live setting. This is certainly not my favourite genre and I travelled with a significant degree of skepticism but I left having thoroughly enjoyed the show. We made our way to the venue at around 7.30 and were pleasantly surprised to be able to walk up to a spot just one row back from the stage. Todd and the lads took to the stage at about 8.15pm and wearing his 'State' goggles launched in to 'Imagination'. It was clear already that he was in great voice and the sound was pretty impressive even if it wasn't immediately apparent as to what Prairie was adding to the mix. The setlist continued with 'Truth' and was the same as from previous shows. My personal highlights were 'Future' which featured some superb work from Jesse, 'Secret Society', 'Ping Me', 'Prime Time', 'Worldwide Epiphany' and 'Sir Reality'. Hell I even enjoyed 'Party Liquor'!!!! I will never like 'Angry Bird' and if that were replaced by 'In My Mouth' that would make things better in my opinion. I also didn't care much for the encores. It seemed a little bit of a pisstake to be honest and those classics while they make have survived a bossa nova makeover are certainly not suited to the dance/electronica one. Todd's voice throughout was in great shape and his energy levels amazing. I asked him later if he'd been working out and he said that he does "Every night at 8pm". There's probably a little too much pre-recorded stuff in the show but that's nit picking by me and Prairie could probably be used more. I don't really see the point of having pre-recorded AND live drums together.Being so close to the stage I didn't get the full effect of the lighting show but I hope to see that a little better at the London show next weekend. The evening was topped off wonderfully when Todd, Prairie and Jesse arrived at the aftershow party arranged by Jill Mingo and sat atour tables. All were extremely generous with their time and I spoke at length with Jesse Gress. All in all a superior evenings entertainment in pretty fine company! Thanks everyone who helped make the evening! You know who you are!!"
|6/13/13||“OFFICIAL STATE VISIT” THE 02 ACADEMY BRISTOL||AUDIENCE (MEGADRIVE)||97:00|
Track List:IMAGINATION. TRUTH. SMOKE. COLLIDE-A-SCOPE. SECTRET SOCIETY. ANGRY BIRD. FUTURE. SERIOUS. PING ME. PRIME TIME. NO WORLD ORDER. NOTHING TO LOSE. PARTY LIQUOR. PERSONALITY CRISIS. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. SIR REALITY. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. I SAW THE LIGHT. HELLO IT'S ME
Note:Wonderful audience recording thanks to our buddy Megadrive Mike. Love the set order change-up on this one too! We did a little equalization to it, and like Weavil says, ‘It sounds like you’re there’!!! One of my fav 'State' audience recordings thus far. Thank you Mike! WOW.~ Warren
|6/23/13||'OFFICIAL STATE VISIT' HOUSE OF BLUES NEW ORLEANS LA||AUDIENCE (JON BABCOCK)||97:00|
Track List:CROWD. IMAGINATION. TRUTH. SMOKE. COLLIDE-A-SCOPE. SECTRET SOCIETY. ANGRY BIRD. FUTURE. SERIOUS. PING ME. PRIME TIME. NO WORLD ORDER. NOTHING TO LOSE. PARTY LIQUOR. PERSONALITY CRISIS. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. CROWD. SIR REALITY. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. I SAW THE LIGHT. HELLO IT'S ME. THANK YOU's. CROWD.
Note:Another dandy of an audience recording, courtesy of Jon. As he well tell you, the HOB rooms always have such good acoustics. And this one is no exception. If you love the 'STATE' Shows, You will fall in love with this incredible recording. ESSENTIAL job from Jon. Thank you buddy!~ Warren
|7/17/13||THE GOVERNOR @ HINDMARSH HOTEL ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA||AUDIENCE (GOD’S GOOFBALL)||115:00|
Track List:REAL MAN. (MISTART) BUFFALO GRASS. KINDHEARTED WOMAN BLUES.DETERMINATION. LUCKY GUY. CAN'T WE STILL BE FRIENDS. EXPRESSO ( ALL JACKED UP ).LOVE IS THE ANSWER . IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE (WITH A TWIST VERSION). LOST HORIZON. FLAW. SOUL BROTHER. I'M SO PROUD.OOH BABY BABY. I WANT YOU (WITH A TWIST VERSION). HAWKING.I SAW THE LIGHT. COURAGE. DRIVE. COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. HELLO IT’S ME. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:This very good quality audience recording (now almost a year old) just in from my friend Steve ‘Mac’ in Australia. (recorded by a fan known only as ‘God’s Goofball’). Steve says, ’I was really impressed by this show in terms of energy and commitment and Todd is a consummate performer, he's great to watch as he really puts his all into his singing. Unfortunately, his voice was suffering when he tried to sing falsetto, as he said "I guess I left my falsetto back in the rehearsal room." But, this is still a really good show if one can deal with the occasional croaky vocals. I've heard lots worse live Todd, and as always, any band with Kasim, Jesse and Prairie as members is worth a listen. Sound is really good.’ And very good sound it is. Very much of a ‘soundboard’ quality to it. But you can tell a lot of work went into eliminating crowd noise and applause. If you’re like me, you like some of the crowd ambience and phonically, somehow that has been removed to too much of a degree I think. As Steve says, if you can get by the slight croaky vocals here and there, I feel it is one of Todd’s best performances that I have heard of what we now call the ‘Hits Show’. And that makes this one very much ‘collectable’. Nice to add it to the archives. A nice read from Adelaide Chronicles after the show: ‘Todd Rundgren kicked off in fine voice with a two-hour set at The Gov that acted as an abridged Rundgren Songbook. The show generously sampled a career of more than 40 years, which in pretend DJ mode he half-mockingly labeled “all the hits, all the time”. But hits they were, and delivered in pure power-pop fashion by a master of the art. Rundgren has left his mark in all sorts of musical places: as a solo artist, band leader and member (including The New Cars in 2006 and as featured guitarist in Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band); playing with live orchestral accompaniment; running university courses; and producing lots of work for other acts. In all of this he has also been a constant innovator in electronics, production techniques and live sound systems. On this night, though, the Wizard/True Star was in a relatively modest live show and working with the basics as part of a five-piece band. A little shakiness at the start of “Kindhearted Woman Blues” from Johnson, his album covering songs by the great Robert Johnson, was one of only a few signs of Rundgren’s voice having lost any strength. Range was occasionally an issue, as he self-deprecatingly commented later about aiming for a falsetto passage, and missing. What stood out, however, was how enduring his compositions are; richly textured So many tracks to mention: “Lucky Guy” (from Hermit of Mink Hollow) was a riveting irony-free zone of gratitude, which also happened to show a Rundgren trait, the effective use of hand gestures. “I like to get this out of the way,” he said, before launching into the much-loved “Can We Still Be Friends". The upbeat wired “Espresso (All Jacked Up)” was every danceable, Rundgren claiming it threatened cardiac arrest. This time, the ever-compelling “Hawking” sounded rather like “The Verb ‘To Love’”, just as moving but darker. Yes, there was also “It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference”, “Soul Brother” with a James Brown flourish, the samba-accented “I Want You”, “I Saw the Light”, and much more. Rundgren can conjure anthemic tunes but they are not merely empty posturing or gimmick. Each tends to address some real matter of feeling, helped on this occasion by Jesse Gress (an alter-Todd) on guitar and Prairie Prince (ex-Tubes) on drums. It was also a pleasure to see bassist Kasim Sulton, whose work with Rundgren dates back to 1976; somehow he looked as if he hasn’t aged. The performance closed with the lovely “A Dream Goes On Forever”, a fitting conclusion.’
|8/5/13||THE BIRCHMERE ALEXANDRIA VA||AUDIENCE ('BB')||120:00|
Track List:REAL MAN.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.BUFFALO GRASS.KIND HEARTED WOMAN.DETERMINATION.LUCKY GUY.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.ESPRESSO.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE (W/A TWIST).LOST HORIZON.FLAW.SOUL BROTHER.I'M SO PROUD.OH BABY BABY.I WANT YOU.HAWKING.ENDLESS PARAIRIE.I SAW THE LIGHT.COURAGE.DRIVE.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.BAND INTROS.HELLO IT'S ME.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Another 2013 show which has been coined by Todd fans by now as the ‘Hits Shows’ finds Todd here in excellent form and usual humor….full of energy and this is an excellent audience capture. Thanks to technology today, the mini equipment fans use to record these shows is exceptional and highly advanced. Sounds like we’re in the front row . The Birchmere has become a tradition for us now for the last ten years... and our favorite line-up again does not let you down: Todd - vocals, guitar, keys, Prairie – drums, Kasim - bass, vocals, Jesse - guitar, vocals and Ferenzik - keyboards, vocals. EXCELLENT recording sound quality. This one is a particular collector's treasure trophy for me, not just for the excellent sound....but I've seen some video and photos from the show... and Todd and Band seem as youthful as ever... and not much where Todd just is seated. He's on his feet and rocking with 'Foamy' pretty much the entire show. Thank you 'BB'! ESSENTIAL~ Warren
|8/10/13||MUSIC HALL TARRYTOWN NY||AUDIENCE (LARRYRULZ)||1:55:29|
Track List:ENTRANCE.REAL MAN.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.BUFFALO GRASS.KIND HEARTED WOMAN.DETERMINATION.LUCKY GUY.INTRO.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.ESPRESSO.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.LOST HORIZON.FLAW.SOUL BROTHER.I'M SO PROUD.OH BABY BABY.I WANT YOU.HAWKING.I SAW THE LIGHT.COURAGE.DRIVE.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.BAND INTROS.HELLO IT'S ME.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.
Note:Another break from the ‘STATE’ shows….What has been coined by Todd fans now as the ‘Hits Show’ finds Todd here in excellent form….full of energy and this is an excellent audience capture. Thanks to technology today, the mini equipment fans use to record these shows is prestine and highly advanced. Sounds like we’re in the front row (as does the August 5th Birchmere Show above). Our favorite line-up of course: Todd - vocals, guitar, percussion, Prairie – drums, Kasim - bass, vocals, Jesse - guitar, vocals and Ferenzik - keyboards, vocals. Incredible sound quality~ Warren
|8/31/13||'RUNDGREN RADIO' w/AKRON SYMPHONY & YOUTH ORCHESTRA AKRON CIVIC CENTER AKRON OH||AUDIENCE||44:00|
Track List:MARY AND THE HOLY GHOST. ANOTHER LIFE. (FADES IN) HELLO IT'S ME. PRETENDING TO CARE. SECOND WIND. ALL THE CHILDREN SING. IF I HAVE TO BE ALONE. LOVE IN DISGUISE (W/MICHELLE). WAILING WALL. FADE AWAY. WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN.
Note:Very good audience capture by 'rgrove'. They only recorded 11 tunes from this magic Rundgren Radio evening, but 11 of the best songs performed actually (out of 19).ESSENTIAL (as are all of the Todd Orchestra/symphony accompaniment shows).This is ALL GOOD. Checking with Doug to see if he can find us the full show too.~ Warren
Mary and the Holy Ghost
Hello It's Me
Pretending to Care
All the Children Sing
If I Have to Be Alone
Love in Disguise
I Saw the Light
We Gotta Get You a Woman
Can We Still Be Friends
|9/1/13||KENT STAGE KENT OH||AUDIENCE (JON BABCOCK)||160:00|
Track List:CROWD.ENTRANCE.REAL MAN.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.BUFFALO GRASS.KIND HEARTED WOMAN.DETERMINATION.LUCKY GUY.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.ESPRESSO.LOVE IS THE ANSWER. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.LOST HORIZON.FLAW.SOUL BROTHER.I'M SO PROUD.OH BABY BABY.I WANT YOU.HAWKING.I SAW THE LIGHT.COURAGE.DRIVE.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.ENCORE APPLAUSE.BAND INTROS.HELLO IT'S ME.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.APPLAUSE.CROWD.
Note:Last show of the 2013 for Todd. Another break from the ‘STATE’. A great audience 'share' from Jon of the 'Hits Show'/'Evening With Todd Rundgren'. One of my favorites from 2013 of audience recordings too. Thanks to Jon, I'm put right in the front row of Kent Stage. ESSENTIAL quality!~ Warren
|12/31/13||‘RUNDGRENRADIO.COM NEW YEARS EVE’ BB KINGS ORLANDO FL||AUDIENCE (JON BABCOCK)||79:08:60/41:39:12|
Track List:DISC ONE: CROWD.BAND ONSTAGE.REAL MAN.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.BUFFALO GRASS.KIND HEARTED WOMAN.DETERMINATION.BLACK & WHITE.OPEN MY EYES.LYSISTRATA.INTRO.FLAW.SOUL BROTHER.SOUL MEDLEY.I WANT YOU.HAWKING.DISC TWO: MYSTIFIED/BROKE DOWN & BUSTED.AULD LANG SYNE.I SAW THE LIGHT.COURAGE.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.ENCORE APPLAUSE.JUST ONE VICTORY.APPLAUSE.CROWD.
Note:Excellent audience recording from our buddy Jon Babcock. Once again, a wonderful occasion provided to us by Doug Ford & Cruiser Mel (RundgrenRadio.com). I greatly wanted to attend this show, but my schedule wouldn’t allow it, so I’m very thankful to Jon for grabbing this (and in two different bitrates) in all its glory. I understand that the Fan meet and greets were everything that I knew they would be. A super set now called by Todd’s Fandom as the ‘Hits Show’. Everything’s here including Todd’s usual humor between tunes. His voice is strong and clean and the band is perfect. And another incredible performance of "Hawking" which gets better (if that’s possible) every time I hear it. No song is weak here folks. I saw some great video of this event too. My friends tell me that there was an amazing vibe in the air and everyone had a great time including the band and Pat Travers Band was exceptional as well. Can’t thank Doug enough for always putting these together. This is ESSENTIAL audio historical record. Happy New Year everybody!~ Warren