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

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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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Date Title Source Time
4/15 'GLOBAL' VARIOUS VENUES & DATES (NORTHEASTERN & MIDWEST US) AUDIENCE (SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS) 01:10:00
Date Added:4/27/2015
Track List:EVRYBODY.FLESH AND BLOOD.RISE.TRUTH. SECRET SOCIETY.PING ME.EARTH MOTHER.SKYSCRAPER.PARTY LIQUOR.BLIND.SMOKE.HOLYLAND. TERRA FIRMA.TODAY.THIS ISLAND EARTH. ONE WORLD.FUTURE.GLOBAL NATION.SOOTHE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/I SAW THE LIGHT/HELLO IT'S ME.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL/JUST ONE VICTORY .
Note:I've been recieving various audience recordings from the April 'leg' of Todd's 'Global Tour from Fans around the Northeastern US. Lots of fairly good stuff. Some are excellent. None of the contributors really had a complete set, so I thought I'd do a compilation of some of the better recordings. I apologize in advance that the audience applause (at the begining and end of each tune) is a kind of a 'fade in' and 'fade out' kind of approach. But still makes for a very good listen and very disc 'burn-able'. This 'Global' Show/Tour is a marvelous performance. I'm not a good 'reviewer'type of guy, so I won't go there. But Todd's excellent new CD (GLOBAL) is so 'addictive', and this 2015 'Extravaganza' is an ESSENTIAL ticket for any Todd Rundgren Fan! Enjoy these 'teasers'~ Warren
Venues & dates as follows:
01 Evrybody
2015-04-22 The Vic Theatre Chicago IL
02 Flesh and Blood
2015-04-21 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee WI
03 Rise
2015-04-17 Revolution Center Little Rock AK
04 (Fades In) Truth
2015-04-11 Egyptian Theater Park City UT
05 Secret Society
2015-04-22 The Vic Theatre Chicago IL
06 Ping Me
2015-04-15 Knickerbockers Lincoln NE
07 Earth Mother
2015-04-15 Knickerbockers Lincoln NE
08 Sky Scraper
2015-04-21 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee WI
09 Party Liquor
2015-04-11 Egyptian Theater Park City UT
10 Blind
2015-04-15 Knickerbockers Lincoln NE
11 Smoke
2015-04-11 Egyptian Theater Park City UT
12 Holy Land
2015-04-15 Knickerbockers Lincoln NE
13 Terra Firma
2015-04-11 Egyptian Theater Park City UT
14 Today
2015-04-21 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee WI
15 This Island Earth
2015-04-11 Egyptian Theater Park City UT
16 One World
2015-04-17 Revolution Center Little Rock AK
17 Future
2015-04-11 Egyptian Theater Park City UT
18 Global Nation
2015-04-11 Egyptian Theater Park City UT
19 Soothe
2015-04-15 Knickerbockers Lincoln NE
20 (Cuts In) Medley (Can we Still Be Friends - I saw the Light - Hello it's Me)
2015-04-14 Pikes Peak Center Colorado Springs CO
21 World Wide Epiphany
2015-04-15 Knickerbockers Lincoln NE
22 International/Just One Victory
2015-04-21 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee WI

4/10/15 'GLOBAL' EGYPTIAN THEATRE PARK CITY UT AUDIENCE (JON BABCOCK) N/A
Date Added:9/29/2015
Track List:(MISSING:I WANNA THANK YOU- DAM FUNK .EVRYBODY. FLESH & BLOOD.RISE.) TRUTH. SECRET SOCIETY.PING ME.EARTH MOTHER.SKYSCRAPER.PARTY LIQUOR.BLIND. SMOKE. HOLYLAND. TERRA FIRMA. TODAY. THIS ISLAND EARTH.ONE WORLD.FUTURE.GLOBAL NATION.SOOTHE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/I SAW THE LIGHT /HELLO IT'S ME. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL /JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:Excellent capture by our buddy Jonathon. First four songs not recorded though. Wierd, 'cause of the audience recordings of this night (or the second night, the 11th), nobody seemed to grab the first four songs. Would have been nice to have record of some of the first dates of the Tour. There's a gazillion fan videos on the Web, but none of them grand.~ Warren
4/18/15 RUNDGREN RADIO & SPIRIT OF HARMONY FOUNDATION EVENT "ROCKIN' LITTLE ROCK" LITTLE ROCK AK AUDIENCE 14:52:24
Date Added:5/14/2015
Track List:BLACK & WHITE. HELLO IT'S ME. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This was the second day of the Event. A Fan Party, where Todd spoke a little about the Spirit of Harmony Foundation, and then he performed three tunes, featuring Lil' Rocktopia: Kevin Ellman (drums), Jesse Gress (lead guitar), John Siegler (bass), Ralph Schuckett (keys), Michele Rundgren (backup singer), and Kimberly Andersen (backup singer).
This is an awesome Fan recording of the music (three songs).~ Warren
4/19/15 RADIO RUNDGREN PARTY ‘GLOBAL’ THE REV ROOM LITTLE ROCK AK AUDIENCE (JON BABCOCK) N/A
Date Added:2/27/2018
Track List: APRIL 19 2015 CROWD.DAM FUNK.EVRYBODY.FLESH & BLOOD.RISE.TRUTH.SECRET SOCIETY.PING ME.EARTH MOTHER.SKYSCRAPER.PARTY LIQUOR.BLIND.SMOKE.HOLY LAND.TERRA FIRMA.TODAY.THIS ISLAND EARTH.ONE WORLD.FUTURE.GLOBAL NATION.SOOTHE.OLDIES MEDLEY.WORLDWIDE EPHIPHANY.ENCORE APPLAUSE. INTERNATIONAL FEEL. JUST ONE VICTORY.BAND INTRO.CROWD.
Note: Another excellent audience recording from my friend Jonathan Babcock. RadioRundgren Party! Great Global set. He told me it was one of the most rewarding times he’s had recording. Because everyone knew the words to every song!~ Warren
Recording Notes: From the best spot in the room! dpa4021 & dpa4061 > ocmR44 > WAV > audacity (mix) > xACT (flac level5)
Todd Rundgren - Vocals, Guitar
DaM-FunK - DJ/MC, Vocals & Backing Vocals
Ashle Worrick - Backing Vocals & Dancing
Grace Yoo - Backing Vocals & Dancing
4/21/15 ‘GLOBAL’ PABST THEATER MILWAUKEE WI AUDIENCE (‘MWONTER’) 113:58:41
Date Added:4/27/2015
Track List:I WANNA THANK YOU (FOR STEPPIN' INTO MY LIFE)- DAM FUNK .EVRYBODY.FLESH AND BLOOD.RISE.TRUTH. SECRET SOCIETY.PING ME.EARTH MOTHER.SKYSCRAPER.PARTY LIQUOR.BLIND.SMOKE.HOLYLAND. TERRA FIRMA.TODAY.THIS ISLAND EARTH.ONE WORLD.FUTURE.GLOBAL NATION.SOOTHE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. I SAW THE LIGHT .HELLO IT'S ME.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL .JUST ONE VICTORY .
Note:Awesome. MWONTER does an incredible job recording this. Thank You!. The phonics are superb. Like a soundboard. The onliest thing is, that the woman sitting very near or next to our recorder is blabbing through the entire show. And that’s a shame too, that someone would attend a Todd Rundgren show and chat through the entire event. We can assume that they are not a fan of any sorts. But the energy of the show is marvelous, and Todd’s vocals are as brilliant as ever. Our two ‘Global Nation’ girls are incredible vocalists, dancers and they’re beautiful. Dam Funk does a great job and treats us with the first song. And it’s a real treasure for Todd to crank up his guitar for several songs. He is drilling it here. Scorching guitar for the opener ‘Evrybody’, then ‘Secret Society’, ‘Worldwide Epiphany’, ‘International Feel’ and ‘Just One Victory’! This is ESSENTIAL~ Warren
4/26/15 ‘GLOBAL’ HARD ROCKSINO NORTHFIELD PARK (CLEVELAND) OH YAHOO WEBSTREAM 65:00/51:00
Date Added:5/5/2015
Track List:DISC ONE:I WANNA THANK YOU (FOR STEPPIN' INTO MY LIFE)- DAM FUNK .EVRYBODY.FLESH AND BLOOD.RISE.TRUTH. SECRET SOCIETY.PING ME.EARTH MOTHER.SKYSCRAPER.PARTY LIQUOR.BLIND.SMOKE.HOLYLAND. TERRA FIRMA.DISC TWO:TODAY.THIS ISLAND EARTH.ONE WORLD.FUTURE.GLOBAL NATION.SOOTHE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/I SAW THE LIGHT /HELLO IT'S ME.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL /JUST ONE VICTORY .
Note:This entry is solely for listing purposes only. I believe Yahoo & LiveNation may hold rights to it. But I’m pretty sure most Todd Fans saw this free Web Stream. It was an excellent delivery. Well worth the ticket price (FREE…chuckle chuck). Todd’s voice sounded a little tired in some spots, but very few. For the most part he nailed it. He even did some choreographed dance parts with the absolutely lovely ‘Global Girls’. And once again, a lot of guitar. Scorching guitar pieces. ‘Tech/dance numbers’, ‘soul numbers’ and ‘Rock numbers’ all rolled into one… with and incredible light show and effects. And Dam Funk as master of ceremonies (his solo opening number is marvelous). The show really does justice in support of the new GLOBAL album. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
4/28/15 ‘GLOBAL’ TOWN BALLROOM BUFFALO NY AUDIENCE (‘BLINKO’) 115:00
Date Added:10/13/2015
Track List:I WANNA THANK YOU (FOR STEPPIN' INTO MY LIFE).EVRYBODY.FLESH AND BLOOD.RISE.TRUTH.SECRET SOCIETY.PING ME.EARTH MOTHER.SKYSCRAPER.PARTY LIQUOR.BLIND.SMOKE.HOLYLAND.TERRA FIRMA.TODAY.THIS ISLAND EARTH.ONE WORLD.FUTURE.GLOBAL NATION.SOOTHE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.I SAW THE LIGHT.HELLO IT'S ME.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.
Note:Another very good audience recording. I rolled down the bass a little bit on mine…straight burn to two discs and it was ready for my listening pleasure on my home theatre and in the car. 14th show of the tour and they were ‘nailing’ this set like clockwork.
Thoughts by Kevin Scull on TRC: "Todd played at the Town Ballroom to a full house at a historic site in the heart of the theatre district. The set list was similar to others mentioned in other postings. The show was high energy all night and Todd as usual gave everyone their money's worth with a two hour performance. The dance fever format was another interesting twist on the road to utopia. The lighting and visuals with the show were superb. I find it refreshing to see a performer who is a lifelong artist and not just recycling the greatest hits package. The last five concerts I have seen have all been different and certainly reflect the full range of the man's talents and interests. Even taking old standards and remixing them in other formats is a welcomed change. Truth, Today, World Wide Epiphany, Party Liquor and Secret Society were well suited to this performance. Songs from Global were good and I look forward to hearing them again. Todd ended with the encore International Feel (but there's always more) Just One victory (underneath it all we are here together shining still). Fitting closing thoughts for the Wizard."
Gear: AT831s > Tascam DR-08>Transfer and mastering by }{eywood>Lineage: DR-08 (wav @ 24/96) > USB > Adobe Audition 1.5 (EQ, normalization, splits & fades, conversion to 16/44.1, peak limiting) > TLH (SBE fix, flac 8)
5/2/15 ‘GLOBAL’ THE PALACE THEATRE STAFFORD SPRINGS CT AUDIENCE (SCOTT MEDEIROS) 65:00/51:00
Date Added:5/12/2015
Track List:DISC ONE:I WANNA THANK YOU (FOR STEPPIN' INTO MY LIFE)- DAM FUNK . EVRYBODY. FLESH AND BLOOD.RISE.TRUTH. SECRET SOCIETY.PING ME.EARTH MOTHER.SKYSCRAPER.PARTY LIQUOR. BLIND. SMOKE. HOLYLAND. TERRA FIRMA. DISC TWO:TODAY.THIS ISLAND EARTH.ONE WORLD.FUTURE.GLOBAL NATION.SOOTHE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/ I SAW THE LIGHT /HELLO IT'S ME.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL /JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Mint audience recording. One of the best audience recordings that I have ever heard (and that’s a lot of recordings folks)…THERE, I went and said it. Minimal audience chatter. Venue acoustics superb. And the performance? Well one month into the new Tour and they are nailing it. This is better than the audio for the Professional Yahoo LiveNation Web Stream! I’m kind of ‘speechless’ about the WHOLE THING. So here’s a review by Kristen Hilliard:” Wow! Poweee! HOO! This is a fantastic show, in every way. What a Gift! The light show, the music, the dancing girls, Dam Funk…TODD! I absolutely love this show. Todd is pacing and connecting with the audience. Divine! The dancing girls are gorgeous, and what fantastic choreography and adorable costumes. Kudos to the Choreographer (Michelle????!!!!! Great job). Wake up people! Listen to the Master! We've got One World! It is time to hear the Truth! Planet Earth is crying for our help, we need a World Wide Epiphany!!!! Open your hearts and minds and send that loving and healing energy from your heart. Together we can change the world! I dig the Techno-Medley of Can we/hello it's/I saw the.... Todd nailed this show, and the girls were on fire. Maybe a little more Dam Funk to get us raving! The concert is like a Rave so get ready to dance away the old world and dance in the no world order. I wish to live in this world all the time. So glad my first show of the tour had some space for dancing, because this music makes my feet feel happy and free. Thank-you Mr. Rundgren for more wonderful and amazing music.” Dittos Kristen! And THANK YOU SCOTT MEDEIROS! ESSENTIAL~ Warren
Recorded & Mastered By Scott Medeiros
Superlux S502 > Tascam DR-680 ( 16/41 ) > SD > Sonar X2 > Adobe Audition > Flac Traders Little Helper
5/9/15 ‘GLOBAL’ THE FLYING MONKEY PERFORMANCE CENTER PLYMOUTH NH AUDIENCE (BY 'FARVE4' AND MASTERED BY 'JOSEPHJ69') 116:00
Date Added:6/20/2015
Track List:I WANNA THANK YOU (FOR STEPPIN' INTO MY LIFE)- DAM FUNK . EVRYBODY. FLESH AND BLOOD.RISE.TRUTH. SECRET SOCIETY.PING ME.EARTH MOTHER.SKYSCRAPER. PARTY LIQUOR. BLIND. SMOKE. HOLYLAND. TERRA FIRMA.TODAY.THIS ISLAND EARTH.ONE WORLD.FUTURE.GLOBAL NATION.SOOTHE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/ I SAW THE LIGHT /HELLO IT'S ME.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL /JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This something that a collector like me just cannot say much, but this one is excellent. It's brilliant. Better than Stafford Springs? Yes it is. Is that possible? Yes it is. I just want to thank Farve4 whoever and wherever you are. Superd phonics. Limited chatter. The Performance? Well... I copy Jon Branning's review from the TRConnection below. ESSENTIAL X10!~ Warren
Lineage: Church Audio CA-14c > SP-SPSB-11 (bass rolloff @69Hz) > Sony PCM-M10 (48/24, Line In) > Adobe Audition (Editing) > Har-Bal (EQ) > iZotope RX2 (Downsample) > CD Wave (Split tracks) > TLH (Fix SBEs)
Review by John Branning: ”The show at the Flying Monkey was among the best TR concerts I've seen over the years. Once you accepted the format -- DJ, minimal live instrumentation (besides the synth and brief smattering of guitar), lights and video -- the evening progressed flawlessly and the flow was energetic from start to finish.
Todd was in excellent voice (much better than he sounded on the brief bit of the Yahoo livestream) and came across with great vibrancy and devotion to the material. The "Global" tracks were all well-presented and enthusiastically received; more folks seemed familiar with the new material than some of the other reviews indicated for those audiences. The tracks from "Liars" and "State" nicely dovetailed with the EDM approach, and even the greatest hits medley was brisk and Todd seemed invested in those brief performances.
On our way in we chatted with a local; he "loved" Todd but his all-time favorite was the Rolling Stones. Well, let's see -- when's the last time they put out a new album... or played a show consisting of nearly all-new material. While it was definitely an older crowd at the show, I didn't see anyone with fingers in their ears or walking out during the show. Instead, there was tremendous love directed at Our Hero and if it had been an open floor there would have been a lot of dancing going on!
Very little chatter from Todd during the show but he left the stage with a big smile on his face, almost as big as ours!
A really nice venue -- a converted movie theater, so comfortable seating on the floor and the "VIP" set up puts you at either elevated tables or up on the balcony, advertised as the "best seats in the house" and including dinner from a limited but tasty menu.”

5/14/15 ‘GLOBAL’ THE BIRCHMERE ALEXANDRIA VA AUDIENCE (BARRY B. – SOURCE ONE) 64:00/51:00
Date Added:5/26/2015
Track List:DISC ONE:I JUST WANNA THANK YOU (FOR STEPPIN' INTO MY LIFE)- DAM FUNK . EVRYBODY. FLESH AND BLOOD.RISE.TRUTH. SECRET SOCIETY.PING ME.EARTH MOTHER.SKYSCRAPER.PARTY LIQUOR. BLIND. SMOKE. HOLYLAND. TERRA FIRMA. DISC TWO:TODAY.THIS ISLAND EARTH.ONE WORLD.FUTURE.GLOBAL NATION.SOOTHE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/ I SAW THE LIGHT /HELLO IT'S ME.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL /JUST ONE VICTORY(INCOMPLETE?).JUST ONE VICTORY (COMPLETE)
Note:Very good audience DAT recording from Marc L.’s friend Barry B. Marc sent me these discs directly after the recording. I've never been to the Birchmere... but all the audience recordings sound like it may be a smaller/more intimate venue. I've never heard a bad one. And this no exception. However, I've heard nothing but bad things from Fans that attended. They say that the forced layout of the stage, due to space limitations, was awkward. No place to be up close and 'boogie', as one put it. I also was told, that even though it was a sell out, that many left early (as in during the 'Hits Medley" (Can we Still Be Friends/I Saw The Light & Hello It's Me). If you listen to these versions of the show, you can hear the subdued audience. But I enjoy this recording. Thank you Marc and Barry! ~Warren
Superfan CeMeGo put it precisely (in the TRConnection Reviews): “The Birchmere music hall was the ABSOLUTE WORST CHOICE for this type of show. It was laid out like a comedy club with tables and chairs and dinners. This is not the environment for this particular edition of a Todd show. Did anyone at the Birchmere listen to the new album at all?! The whole concert seemed awkward and it made me uncomfortable, not because of the music Todd was PERFORMING but the fact that the venue seemed really uptight. This show would have been much better with everyone standing and no chairs, allowing the freedom to dance around which is what the DJ and Todd kind of wanted the people to do as the music dictates this. The DC metro area is a very emotionless uptight paranoid town, so getting people out of chairs to dance is not something that is easy, ESPECIALLY in a sold out show. If you are going to perform music like this live, you should perform it in a venue that allows for that kind of energy. Seeing this stuff live at the Birchmere was like watching Todd perform this stuff in a church service. It was very inappropriate. I noticed a lot of the people didn't even make it half way through the show. That also made it awkward. There were a lot of early "leavers". I hung in there because... well... I've been listening to this man my whole life. I can't walk away. ..But, I saw more people get up and leave during the EDM remake of the Todd classics. (To be honest, that was a really bad move. Todd would do better to kill this and put more from State or Liars on this tour).
So, advice to people who are going to upcoming Global shows, make sure you are paying for a ticket in a place that has room to shake your booty and you are prepared to do so. If you are going to this show and they have tables, chairs and menus out, be prepared to be uncomfortable and feel awkward. I don't know who planned this tour and picked the venues but they couldn't have been more out of sorts. And if you are going to see people play musical instruments, this is NOT the Todd show for you.”


5/14/15 ‘GLOBAL’ THE BIRCHMERE ALEXANDRIA VA AUDIENCE (‘LOSTBROOK’ – SOURCE TWO) 111:00
Date Added:5/26/2015
Track List:INTRO.I JUST WANNA THANK YOU (FOR STEPPIN' INTO MY LIFE)- DAM FUNK . EVRYBODY. FLESH AND BLOOD.RISE.TRUTH. SECRET SOCIETY.PING ME.EARTH MOTHER.SKYSCRAPER.PARTY LIQUOR. BLIND. SMOKE. HOLYLAND. TERRA FIRMA. TODAY.THIS ISLAND EARTH.ONE WORLD.FUTURE.GLOBAL NATION.SOOTHE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/ I SAW THE LIGHT /HELLO IT'S ME.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL /JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Also a very good audience Recording. Both these Birchmere recordings are similar in quality. This one from torrent on Trader’s Den as in recorded by ‘Lostbrook’ Source: CA-11(cards)>CA-9200>Sony M10(24/48). Location: 18' from stage, DFC. Transfer: Sony M10>Micro SDHC>PC>Sound Forge 9.0(resample, dither, track)>WAV 16/44.1>Trader's Little Helper>FLAC(level 8). See notes above on quality of the Show & Performance~ Warren
5/20/15 'GLOBAL' CENTER STAGE ATLANTA GA AUDIENCE (MIKE MOSNER) 111:00
Date Added:5/27/2015
Track List:(CUTS IN) I JUST WANNA THANK YOU (FOR STEPPIN' INTO MY LIFE)- DAM FUNK . EVRYBODY. FLESH AND BLOOD. RISE. TRUTH. SECRET SOCIETY. PING ME. EARTH MOTHER. SKYSCRAPER. PARTY LIQUOR. BLIND. SMOKE. HOLYLAND. TERRA FIRMA. TODAY. THIS ISLAND EARTH. ONE WORLD. FUTURE. GLOBAL NATION. SOOTHE. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/I SAW THE LIGHT/HELLO IT'S ME. WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL /JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:This is a superb audience recording from ‘Moz’. This Show was distinctive to me… I've heard and seen portions of most of this Tour thus far, and the Atlanta performance is exceptionally the best thus far (IMO of course). I know...sure Warren...you're partial. Is it my imagination? Or does anybody (Atlantans or otherwise) agree? Not because I am THE consummate ‘die hard’. I was at the very front of the stage (to the left) standing and my jaw was a gape. And I'm not even wildly excited about this synthesized techno 'dance' thing. Warren don't dance. But this show....THIS Show is one of the best Todd performances, productions, support cast and stage & lighting that I've seen in a very long time. I'm thunderstruck...I have no words for Todd's extraordinary vocals. And you want some blistering guitar? It’s here. The weird fast tempo ‘hits’ medley (‘Can We Still Be Friends’/’I Saw the Light’ & ‘Hello It’s Me’), I can live without (and it seems everybody else can too). Reviews that I read, about this Tour; the Critics and Fans either hate the Tour or love it. No middle ground. Me? I don’t love the Tour or the Album…I like them…but I don’t love them. But I loved this performance.
Todd gets pissed here at a couple a folks at the beginning of 'One World' for having their video camera lights on. Rightfully so, I mean...they had lights on that were literally lighting up the whole front area. You'll hear him yell at them to 'turn them off' here. But over all tremendous. Thanks again Moz! ELECTRIC. ESSENTIAL. ~ Warren
5/27/15 ‘GLOBAL’ THE PROPHET BAR DALLAS TX AUDIENCE (MATT WALSH) 114:00
Date Added:6/3/2015
Track List:I WANNA THANK YOU (FOR STEPPIN' INTO MY LIFE)- DAM FUNK .EVRYBODY.FLESH AND BLOOD.RISE.TRUTH. SECRET SOCIETY.PING ME.EARTH MOTHER.SKYSCRAPER.PARTY LIQUOR.BLIND.SMOKE.HOLYLAND. TERRA FIRMA.TODAY.THIS ISLAND EARTH.ONE WORLD.FUTURE.GLOBAL NATION.SOOTHE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS. I SAW THE LIGHT .HELLO IT'S ME.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL .JUST ONE VICTORY .
Note:A good audience recording that friend Matt Walsh was kind enough to share. The phonics get better as the show goes on. Funny, he calls it “Live From The Shit Hole Dallas, TX”. Another says, “It's a bit of a dive, and it was made a lot worse because it was hot and muggy in there”. But thanks for the recording Matt!~ Warren
Lineage: Zoom H1 w/built in mics > Adobe Audition 5.5 (level boost) > CDWaveditor (tracking) > Flac8 tracking: smores
5/31/15 COLSTON HALL BRISTOL ENGLAND AUDIENCE DAT N/A
Date Added:12/13/2015
Track List:5/31/05 WALKS ON-FALSE START TO...LOVE OF THE COMMAN MAN.CLICHÉ.TINY DEMONS.BLACK AND WHITE. BELOVED INFIDEL.SONG OF THE VIKING.HAWKING.HELLO IT'S ME.BANG ON THE UKELELE DAILY. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY.LYSISTRATA.PRETENDING TO CARE.
Note:Great find by 'Megadrive' (Mike).(Unknown) Tapers notes: "Excellent quality uncirculated audience DAT Master. Solo set from the evening on the same bill as Joe Jackson and string quartet Ethel who feature here on one song. And this is a very good set from the second night of the tour and finds TR in good mood and having a lot of trouble/fun with a very vocal female fan/heckler. Acid casualty or psychotic nutcase? You decide. Unfortunately I had to leave the concert at this point to catch a train but he continued with Joe Jackson and Ethel to do Got The Time and WMGGW and ? “
Lineage: Stereo tie-pin mic> Sony TCD D7>spdif>WAV>Soundforge(track splitting only)>TLH flc level6
7/16/15 FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL JAPAN FUJI JAPAN 'FOR VICTORIANS ONLY' BOOT (1CDR)[XAVEL-270] 65:32:18
Date Added:11/2/2015
Track List:OPENING (DJ ‘Reggie B’).EVERYBODY.FLESH & BLOOD.RISE.TRUTH.EARTH MOTHER.PARTYLIQUOR.SOOTHE.TODAY.THIS ISLAND EARTH.ONE WORLD.GLOBAL NATION.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL.JUST ONE VICTORY
Note:This one is for listing (collection) purposes only. It's Japanese bootleg CD, that Hiroshi purchased, and then shared the music with me. It is one excellent recording. One of the Japanese boot sites list this (translated): "XAVEL - It is a label, the original high-quality superb sound quality board which has been subjected to 24bit Digital remastering to master.” What that means , I do not know. But another site lists it as a audience recording. It sounds like a soundboard.
I've seen some short video segments of the show on YouTube and it's odd seeing this GLOBAL set in broad daylight. Without the Matrix backset. But it appears that the Japanese Fans loved it! Due to a abbreviated Festival set, usual Global Tour songs not performed were: Secret Society, Ping Me, Skyscraper, Blind, Smoke, Holyland, Terra Firma, Today, Future & Can We Still Be Friends/I Saw The Light/Hello It's Me. New DJ 'Reggie B' steps into Dam Funk's place here too.~ Warren
8/14/15 KASIM SULTON SELLERSVILLE THEATER SELLERSVILLE PA AUDIENCE (BCIRONMAIDEN) 85:50.57
Date Added:9/1/2015
Track List:INTRO. GOD OF LOW.SACRIFICE. 15 MINUTES. TALK. WATCHING THE WORLD GO BY. TALK.LYSISTRATA. TALK & TUNING.TOO MUCH ON HER MIND. TALK.CLICHÉ.LIBERTINE.TALK.THE CLOCKS ALL STOPPED. SET ME FREE.YELLOW CAB.TALK.THE ONE SURE THING.TUNING ( BREAKS A STRING ).FADE AWAY .ENCORE (STAYS ON STAGE AND TALKS).FELL IN LOVE FOR THE LAST TIME.ONE WORLD.
Note:Excellent audience recording. Nice to hear supporting musicians with Kaz as opposed to the shows which I saw in April with him solo (w/guitar & piano). If you love Kasim (who doesn’t?), this is ESSENTIAL to have (the torrent is/was available on Traders Den and DIME)! Thanks to BCIRONMAIDEN!~ Warren
Band : Kasim Sulton - Acoustic Guitar/Keys/Vocals. Matt Beck – Guitar and John Clancy – Percussion
Recorded W/ Sp-Cmc-8 Sound Professionals Deluxe Audio Technica Cardioid Stereo Microphones > Sp-Spsb-1 Sound Professionals Mini Battery Module > Olympus Ls-10 Linear Pcm Recorder Hd > Sony Sound Forge 96khz/24bit > 44khz/16bit > Cd Wave Editor Track Split > Tlh ( Flac 8 )
8/24/15 ‘GLOBAL’ THE SAENGER MOBILE AL AUDIENCE (KOOTERB) 65:00/51:00
Date Added:9/1/2015
Track List:DISC ONE:I WANNA THANK YOU (FOR STEPPIN' INTO MY LIFE)- DAM FUNK . EVRYBODY. FLESH AND BLOOD.RISE.TRUTH. SECRET SOCIETY.PING ME.EARTH MOTHER.SKYSCRAPER.PARTY LIQUOR. BLIND. SMOKE. HOLYLAND. TERRA FIRMA. DISC TWO:TODAY.THIS ISLAND EARTH.ONE WORLD.FUTURE.GLOBAL NATION.SOOTHE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS/ I SAW THE LIGHT /HELLO IT'S ME.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY. INTERNATIONAL FEEL /JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:Fairly good audience recording. Lots of work went into noise and audience chatter reduction. Much appreciated KooterB, wherever and whoever you are! Same ‘ole ‘Global’ setlist, so not much to add here that hasn’t been already said in above entries. Very much worthy of your time if you choose to download the show/torrent at The Traders Den.~ Warren
Lineage: SP-CMC-8 (AT943)>SP-SPSB-10>Edirol R-09HR(line in,24-96) Tranfer: R09HR(24-96)>CoolEditPro(gain,EQ,resample)>CDWAV(split)> TraderLittleHelper(flac Lv8)
8/26/15 "AUSTIN GETS PSCHEDELIC" FUNDRAISER FOR HAM (HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS) 'AUSTIN CITY LIMITS' MOODY THEATER AUSTIN TX AUDIO DUB FROM FAN FILM BU 'IAN BUI' 38:18
Date Added:9/5/2015
Track List:INTRO/BLACK & WHITE.LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN.# 1 LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.I WANT YOU.HELLO IT'S ME.OPEN MY EYES.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Nice to have this break in the 'GLOBAL' Tour. W/Prairie Prince, Kasim Sulton, Jesse Gress and John Ferenzik. This is the Audio (soundtrack) from the fan film by Ian Bui on YouTube.It's very good quality. The videos are shot from distance/a balcony, but the sound is great so we dubbed it. We only tweaked it a little bit 'cause it's a pretty nice capture as is. I burned mine to CD and it sounds pretty damn good. Kind of a lack luster 'I Want You', 'Hello It's M'e and 'Love Is The Answer'. But 'Open My Eyes' is particularly good. We understand that there may be a later broadcast of all the artists on the bill or possibly a ATX/ACL pro release (DVD) will be available 'this fall', but for now, Ian's videos suit me just fine. Thank you Ian Bui! ~ Warren
9/5/15 (RUNDGREN RADIO PRESENTS)W/AKRON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AKRON CIVIC THEATRE AKRON OH (FIRST NIGHT) AUDIO FROM ROGER STEEL FILM 44:00/52:00
Date Added:9/11/2015
Track List:SET 1:ANOTHER LIFE.PROPERTY.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.IF I HAVE TO BE ALONE.WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN.THE LAST RIDE.ROCK LOVE.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN'T STOP RUNNING.SET 2:CHANGE MYSELF.HIDEAWAY.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.GOD SAID.LOVE SCIENCE.HELLO IT'S ME.SECOND WIND.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:I can claim absolutely no credit for this audio. All we did was steal the audio from Super Fan Roger Steel’s excellent video (a share on YouTube). And as always, Roger’s Video captures always have great audio. We did crop each tune so they would run seamlessly together as in no apparent interruption. This listen is very much fun. I could not make it to Akron to this RundgrenRadio presentation due to finances. So I couldn’t be more appreciative to Roger for ‘putting me at the concerts’ with this excellent film (Both nights in their entirety!) BTW, first time ‘Hideaway’ performed live.
I won't review the show, but from what I see and hear; Todd, Symphony and all supporting Players (and to all involved) DELIVERED. After all these decades, I still cannot get over his incredible vocals here. Here are three short reviews though:
"As a lifelong Todd fan, I was truly amazed at this symphony performance! Todd's voice was strong and the set list took advantage of the orchestra. His music is perfect for the inclusion of the orchestra - full, rich, and textured.", (2013 Ticketmaster review by JOELROX)
" Todd and the Akron Symphony delivered! The playlist offered something old....and something new...all sweet music..... and lyrics to our ears. Well done, maestro!! " (2015 Ticketmaster review by LLCL)
" In short, a wonderfully unique and creative performance that was all that it promised and much more . . . I have been to about 100 concerts since the '70s and I’ve never seen a show like this." (2015 Ticketmaster review by GlennTV).
9/5/15 (RUNDGREN RADIO PRESENTS)W/AKRON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AKRON CIVIC THEATRE AKRON OH (FIRST NIGHT) EXCELLENT AUDIENCE RECORDING (JON BABCOCK) 45:00/55:00
Date Added:9/21/2015
Track List:SET 1:ANOTHER LIFE.PROPERTY.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.IF I HAVE TO BE ALONE.WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN.THE LAST RIDE.ROCK LOVE.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. CAN'T STOP RUNNING.SET 2:CHANGE MYSELF.HIDEAWAY.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.GOD SAID.LOVE SCIENCE.HELLO IT'S ME (CUTS OUT AFTER 2:00).(CUTS IN)SECOND WIND.BAND INTRODUCTIONS/WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Note:Now this second source is a different set of circumstances than the audio from video (Roger Steel). This is an excellent audience recording by our buddy Jonathan Babcock. He says to me, “My recordings are always seem to be an 'alternate version’. So this can be your 'alternate version.’” But that is not so! I wasn't prepared for much, because he had played it down so much. But when he gave it to me, and I listened to it, I was aghast. For this is THE version to have. It is ESSENTIAL. It is wonderful. Truly THE recordings of two magnificent nights to add to one’s collection! Except for the fact that ‘Hello It’s Me’ (and that’s OK with me. For sure) cuts out and we’re missing the beginning of ‘Second Wind’ ; this sounds professionally done. And we get all of the between song stuff. It's all as close to soundboard as you can get for an audience recording.~ Warren
As far as the actual artist's performances go, please read the few short reviews in my entries of Roger Steel’s audio.
9/6/15 (RUNDGREN RADIO PRESENTS)W/AKRON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AKRON CIVIC THEATRE AKRON OH (SECOND NIGHT) AUDIO FROM ROGER STEEL FILM 50:00/41:00
Date Added:9/11/2015
Track List:SET 1:FLAMINGO.CHANGE MYSELF.THE MEANING OF THE VERB TO LOVE.HIDEAWAY. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. BAG LADY.MATED.THE LAST RIDE.COMPASSION. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. SET 2:WAILING WALL.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.ROCK LOVE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.PRETENDING TO CARE.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.FADE AWAY. JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:See above comments for the first night's show. This second evening (which Roger also filmed) has a wee bit better audio too, and offers us two more different sets. Thanks again to Roger Steel for his video~ Warren
9/6/15 (RUNDGREN RADIO PRESENTS)W/AKRON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AKRON CIVIC THEATRE AKRON OH (SECOND NIGHT) EXCELLENT AUDIENCE RECORDING (JON BABCOCK) 55:00/45:00
Date Added:9/21/2015
Track List:SET 1:FLAMINGO.CHANGE MYSELF.THE MEANING OF THE VERB TO LOVE.HIDEAWAY. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE. BAG LADY.MATED.THE LAST RIDE.COMPASSION. CAN'T STOP RUNNING. SET 2:WAILING WALL.A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER.ROCK LOVE.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS.PRETENDING TO CARE.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.WORLDWIDE EPIPHANY.FADE AWAY. BAND INTRODUCTIONS/JUST ONE VICTORY.
Note:See above comments for this Jonathan Babcock recording in the above entry.
10/9/15 RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE VANCOUVER BC CANADA AUDIENCE (‘LEIFH’) 2:09:00
Date Added:11/11/2015
Track List:INTRO. MATCHBOX.IT DON'T COME EASY.ISLAND IN THE SUN.I SAW THE LIGHT.EVIL WAYS.ROSANNA. KYRIE.BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY.BOYS.DON'T PASS ME BY.YELLOW SUBMARINE.BLACK MAGIC WOMAN > GYPSY QUEEN.YOU'RE SIXTEEN.I'M THE GREATEST.YOU ARE MINE.AFRICA.OYE COMO VA.I WANNA BE YOUR MAN.LOVE IS THE ANSWER.BROKEN WINGS.HOLD THE LINE.PHOTOGRAPH.ACT NATURALLY.WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS.GIVE PEACE A CHANCE.
Note:The only problem, if you can call it a problem with this great recording, is that this Tour is in large halls to support sellouts, And this one definitely has that the large venue acoustics to it. But again, it is a great audience recording. I’m beating a dead horse, but Grand Theater at Foxwoods Mashantucket CT show on 10/24/15 (above entry) is the best of this bunch of Ringo’s All Starrs coming down the road.~ Warren
Source: CSB (filter) > Sony PCM M10 @ 24/48 > Sony 16GB microSD card Transfer: Memory card > PC via USB > Wavepad Master's Edition (edits, amplify, tracking, downsample to 16/44.1) > flac (8) via Frontend
10/10/15 RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND SOUTH OKANAGAN EVENTS CENTRE - PENTICTON BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA AUDIENCE (‘SETH MEISTER’) 2:03:31
Date Added:12/14/2015
Track List:CROWD/INTRO.MATCHBOX.IT DON'T COME EASY. CHAT.ISLAND IN THE SUN .I SAW THE LIGHT. CHAT.EVIL WAYS.CHAT.ROSANNA. CHAT. KYRIE. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. CHAT.BOYS.DON'T PASS ME BY.CHAT.YELLOW SUBMARINE.CHAT. BLACK MAGIC WOMAN/GYPSY QUEEN. BAND INTROS & CHAT. YOU'RE SIXTEEN. I'M THE GREATEST. YOU ARE MINE. AFRICA. OYE COMO VA.I WANNA BE YOUR MAN. LOVE IS THE ANSWER.BROKEN WINGS.HOLD THE LINE. PHOTOGRAPH.ACT NATURALLY. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE.
Note:This guy ('Seth Meister') worked very hard on this one. Even his trax notes & accompanying artwork/photos are thorough. This probably the best quality of all these 2015 Ringo & His All Starrs audience recordings. Most, if not all, are large venue acoustics, or sound like they are recorded quite a good distance from the stage. But this one is as close to a soundboard tape as you can get. And of course Todd is very prominent in his participation in Ringo’s 2015 Tour. And he shines here not only in his only three songs, but you can hear his vocals and guitar prowess throughout. Of course we’re ‘partial’ to Todd here, but other than Steve Lukather, Todd is one of the most sonically evident of the ‘support artists’ for Ringo during throughout this show (and all of them for that matter). I couldn’t find any reviews on-line whatsoever or I share one here for just what I’m talking about. If you love Ringo’s shows, you will absolutely have to have this one. All of the musicians are so very polished and pro. It is very difficult even to find a flaw in this one. It could be a seller on the retail shelves!~ Warren
Recording Lineage: Source: CA-14 cardioids > CA-9100 > Sony PCM-M10 @ 24 bit/48 kHz Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 10.0a (minor edits, normalize, & fades) > CDWav(tracking) > iZotope MBIT+ (dithered and downsampled to 16 bit/44.1 kHz) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 5.1 (tagging)
10/24/15 RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR GRAND THEATER AT FOXWOODS MASHANTUCKET CT AUDIENCE (TAPER 'RINGFEDDER') APPROX 120:00
Date Added:11/7/2015
Track List:MATCHBOX (RINGO).IT DON'T COME EASY (RINGO).ISLAND IN THE SUN (RINGO).I SAW THE LIGHT (TODD RUNDGREN).EVIL WAYS (GREGG ROLIE).ROSANNA (STEVE LUKATHER).KYRIE (RICHARD PAGE).BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY (TODD RUNDGREN).BOYS (RINGO) .DON'T PASS ME BY (RINGO).YELLOW SUBMARINE (RINGO).BLACK MAGIC WOMAN / GYPSY QUEEN (GREGG ROLIE).YOU'RE SIXTEEN (RINGO).I'M THE GREATEST (RINGO).YOU ARE MINE (RICHARD PAGE).AFRICA (STEVE LUKATHER).OYE COMO VA (GREGG ROLIE).I WANNA BE YOUR MAN (RINGO).LOVE IS THE ANSWER (TODD RUNDGREN).BROKEN WINGS (RICHARD PAGE).HOLD THE LINE (STEVE LUKATHER).PHOTOGRAPH (RINGO).ACT NATURALLY (RINGO). WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (RINGO).GIVE PEACE A CHANCE.
Note:All three of these shows came down the internet pipeline at the same time. Lengthy listen shows this one by far the best. A little up front and in your face. Vocals especially. Todd really shines here (when does he not?) the crowd loves it. ‘I Saw The Light’ done just like I think it’s supposed to be done. ‘Bang on The Drum’ and no ‘Bang on the Ukelele’. And the crowd super pleaser ‘Love Is The Answer’ (with his little skippy jig’ he always does….I saw the video). And not to mention you can hear his parts strongly in the other artists tunes. THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL RINGO & THE ALL STARRS RECORDING~Warren
The Band:
Ringo Starr - drums, vocals
Steve Lukather - guitar, vocals
Gregg Rolie - keyboards, vocals
Todd Rundgren - guitar, vocals
Richard Page - guitar, bass, vocals
Warren Ham - sax, keys, percussion, vocals
Gregg Bissonette - drums

Source info:
Sennheiser ME-104's>Tascam DR-07 (16/44.1, 40hz bass rolloff) >USB> PC> GoldWave v5.56> CDWaveEditor v1.96 (track split)> TLH> Flac (6)
10/30/15 RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND TOWER THEATER UPPER DARBY PA AUDIENCE ('EDTYRE') APPROX 120:00
Date Added:11/7/2015
Track List:MATCHBOX (RINGO).IT DON'T COME EASY (RINGO).ISLAND IN THE SUN (RINGO).I SAW THE LIGHT (TODD RUNDGREN).EVIL WAYS (GREGG ROLIE).ROSANNA (STEVE LUKATHER).KYRIE (RICHARD PAGE).BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY (TODD RUNDGREN).BOYS (RINGO).DON'T PASS ME BY (RINGO). YELLOW SUBMARINE (RINGO).BLACK MAGIC WOMAN / GYPSY QUEEN (GREGG ROLIE).YOU'RE SIXTEEN (RINGO). I'M THE GREATEST (RINGO). YOU ARE MINE (RICHARD PAGE).AFRICA (STEVE LUKATHER).OYE COMO VA (GREGG ROLIE).I WANNA BE YOUR MAN (RINGO). LOVE IS THE ANSWER (TODD RUNDGREN).BROKEN WINGS (RICHARD PAGE).HOLD THE LINE (STEVE LUKATHER).PHOTOGRAPH (RINGO). ACT NATURALLY (RINGO). WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (RINGO). GIVE PEACE A CHANCE (EVERYBODY).
Note:Very very good audience recording, but has the large arena sound to it. But still a wonderful listen. All actors are truly professional here. Tight music and very much great listening pleasure. What treasure to get this performance from Todd’s Home Town. ESSENTIAL.~ Warren
But the one to hold dear to my heart would be the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Mashantucket CT show on 10/24/15
Review by Victoria Sainte-Claire (TRC) wrote this about the third show of the tour (10/3/15), and think it fitting for a review of all of these Ringo & All Starrs Dates:
” Todd and Ringo are very funny together. Though Ringo is clearly the authority figure. Their first altercation came in the introduction when Todd was going on about something at the same time Ringo was talking about it which earned an "I'm TALKING, Toddy!" from Ringo in a very parental tone. (Todd claps his hand over his mouth like OMG I interrupted Ringo! I'm dead!). We all cracked up. All of the musicians were terrific. Todd did "I Saw the Light" (my favorite song, as to me it is about the transformative power of Love), and "Bang the Drum" which everyone knows by now and got people jumping around. Later on Todd performed a beautiful version of "Love is the Answer" which also resonated with Ringo's "Peace & Love" vibe. Todd contributed stunning background vocals and harmonies (and possibly arranged them) on all the other songs, and of course, great guitar. I think he also contributes to the action on the stage as most of the band don't move around very much—though he got some competition from Warren Ham on sax when he got going and Lukather on guitar in some places. There were some Santana songs — only the best of course—due to Greg Rolie being there and quite a few Beatles songs, spanning from their very early days in the 60s to the White Album and through Ringo's solo work.
Ringo looks amazing for his age and has a very calm persona. He wore a red long-tailed Teddy Boy jacket for half the show and then a dark green very slightly glittery one. The backdrop was blue and peaceful with a moon and of course, stars, and matched the blue logo on the drum kit. There were two video screens which were unfortunately not widescreen so you could only see one player at a time. There were lights on us as well, almost like house lights between some numbers, and then spotlights because Ringo wanted to see everybody, which kind of made a party out of it. And he told us we all looked beautiful in the light. It was a really nice thing to say.
From where I was , the sound was incredible. The finale was a short two-line chant of "Give Peace a Chance" from everybody and Ringo's special guests such as Edgar winter who just happened to be around; and there were lots of singalongs on tunes like "A Little Help from my Friends," "Octopus' Garden" and "Act Naturally" (hey, Ringo ASKED us to sing)! Everybody was blissed out afterwards. What a wonderful night, thank you, Mr. Starkey, for coming to my home town! Thank you for having Todd in your band! Come back soon.”

The Band:
Ringo Starr - drums, vocals
Steve Lukather - guitar, vocals
Gregg Rolie - keyboards, vocals
Todd Rundgren - guitar, vocals
Richard Page - guitar, bass, vocals
Warren Ham - sax, keys, percussion, vocals
Gregg Bissonette - drums

source : schoeps mk-4v > actives > nbox platinum > sony pcm-m10 > 24/44.1 wav adobe audition 7 > ozone 5 > sample manager > xACT 2.34 > flac 16
10/31/15 RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND KINGS THEATRE BROOKLYN NY AUDIENCE ('LARRYRULZ' AKA 'DOCINWESTCHESTER') APPROX 120:00
Date Added:11/7/2015
Track List:INTRO.MATCHBOX (RINGO).IT DON'T COME EASY (RINGO).ISLAND IN THE SUN (RINGO).I SAW THE LIGHT (TODD RUNDGREN).EVIL WAYS (GREGG ROLIE)ROSANNA (STEVE LUKATHER).KYRIE (RICHARD PAGE).BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY (TODD RUNDGREN).BOYS (RINGO).DON'T PASS ME BY (RINGO). YELLOW SUBMARINE (RINGO).BLACK MAGIC WOMAN / GYPSY QUEEN (GREGG ROLIE).YOU'RE SIXTEEN (RINGO). I'M THE GREATEST (RINGO). YOU ARE MINE (RICHARD PAGE).AFRICA (STEVE LUKATHER).OYE COMO VA (GREGG ROLIE).I WANNA BE YOUR MAN (RINGO). LOVE IS THE ANSWER (TODD RUNDGREN).BROKEN WINGS (RICHARD PAGE).HOLD THE LINE (STEVE LUKATHER).PHOTOGRAPH (RINGO). ACT NATURALLY (RINGO). WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (RINGO). GIVE PEACE A CHANCE (EVERYBODY PLUS STEVE VAN ZANDT AND MAX WEINBERG).
Note:Another great audience capture, but much like the Upper Darby Show, it has a large venue sound to it. A fun show with these ultra professional artists. Don’t get me wrong the sound it excellent here. Very much a good listen. But I still insist that if you have these three shows to choose from, the Nantucket is your best choice. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
(See the review entry by Victoria Sainte-Claire)
The Band:
Ringo Starr - drums, vocals
Steve Lukather - guitar, vocals
Gregg Rolie - keyboards, vocals
Todd Rundgren - guitar, vocals
Richard Page - guitar, bass, vocals
Warren Ham - sax, keys, percussion, vocals
Gregg Bissonette - drums

Lineage: CA-14 (cardioid) > Sony M10 (24/44) > Audacity (amplify, tracking) > TLH > FLAC 6 > foobar2000 (FLAC tags)
12/15 ‘AN EVENING WITH TODD RUNDGREN’ BONUS LIVE CUTS (2015-12-19 Gramercy Theatre NY and 2015-12-23 Whitaker Center Harrisburg PA) DUB FROM AUDIENCE VIDEO 27:00
Date Added:1/9/2016
Track List:BLIND*.SWEET*.CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS**.COMPASSION**.LOVE SCIENCE**.LUCKY GUY**
*2015-12-19 Gramercy Theatre NY
**2015-12-23 Whitaker Center Harrisburg PA
Note:There's about six unique tunes that are popping up here and there, in the sets during this leg of the Tour, that aren't on any of the audience recordings we have so far. And some of the recent fan videos are quite good (audio-wise) that have been shared on-line. In particular, a few vids of 2015-12-19 Gramercy Theatre NY and 2015-12-23 Whitaker Center Harrisburg PA. So, I ripped the audio from the better of the videos where these tunes appeared, did a small bit of editing, and they turned out pretty decent.
Hopefully more full show audience recordings will be coming in where these songs were performed. But for the time being, I think everybody would enjoy these selections. They are a fun good listen. And if more 'unique' ones show up down the road, I will grab those too (if they're decent audio) and add them to this entry. And I'll continue to do that until we have, maybe, the whole 'Unpredictable' repertoire. ~ Warren
12/1/15 'AN EVENING WITH TODD RUNDGREN' ARCADA THEATER ST CHARLES IL AUDIO RIPPED FROM FAN VIDEOS 90:00
Date Added:12/14/2015
Track List:I SAW THE LIGHT/LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN/OPEN MY EYES.SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.RISE.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.BUFFALO GRASS.HAMMER IN MY HEART.LOST HORIZON.BLACK & WHITE.GOD SAID.LOVE IN ACTION.LYSISTRATA.SOOTHE.BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY. I WANT YOU.KIDDIE BOY.DRIVE.ROCK LOVE.BLACK MARIA/COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO IT'S ME.
Note:First Show of the 'Unpredictable' Leg of Todd's 2015 Tour. Decent recordings... which I just ripped the audio from 'on-line videos' and then I did some minor editing. The whole show was Fan filmed by various individuals, with the exception of 'I'm So Proud (Soul Medley)' which was performed after 'Bang On The Drum'. So we're only missing that one from the Set List. While 'tweaking' and balancing out the audio, I tried to make the tracks run as seemless as possible. Although there are a lot of unavoidable audience applause fast fade in and fade outs, pretty much all songs are complete. And this is a fun listen that I did to satisfy us until the good audience recordings start surfacing. As far as the performance goes: Minor hic-ups, but the good 'ole Liars Band is tight and brings it. I'm so glad to see them lose the chairs and the stools.Todd has lots of energy here. And I like the 'Unpredictable' songs that they selected for this show. Global's 'Rise' is a little weird with live backing musicians, but 'Soothe' is super. I think I just take it for granted that Todd's vocals are going to be incredible night after night, and he doesn't fail us here. And I expected him to crank up 'foamy', which he does this evening too.~ Warren
12/6/15 'AN EVENING WITH TODD RUNDGREN' RIVIERA THEATER NORTH TONAWANDA NY AUDIENCE (‘BINKO’) 57:59:73/52:25:17
Date Added:1/2/2016
Track List:DISC ONE: I SAW THE LIGHT/LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN/OPEN MY EYES.BANTER.IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.SECRET SOCIETY. LOVE IN ACTION.LOST HORIZON.BLACK MARIA.BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY.SOOTHE.BUFFALO GRASS.SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.DISC TWO: BANTER.LYSISTRATA.BLACK & WHITE.KIDDIE BOY. I'M SO PROUD/OOH BABY BABY/ I WANT YOU.ROCK LOVE.DETERMINATION .ONE WORLD.DRIVE.COULDN'T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO IT'S ME.
Note:An excellento audience recording! Another by ‘Binko’! Very ‘soundboardish’! Which is a pleasant surprise… for I was told by many, that the sound technicians had the volume knobs way too high for this small of a venue. This show includes ‘Secret Society’ & ‘One World’ which pleases me very much. The appearance positioning of the tunes played is a little different for the most part too. ~ Warren
Taping lineage: Taper: Binko Gear: AT8312s > Tascam DR-08 Transfered & mastered by }{eywood Lineage: DR-08 (wav @ 24/96) > USB > Adobe Audition 1.5 (EQ, peak limiting, splits & fades) > Xrecode II (conversion to 16/44.1) > TLH (SBE fix, flac 8)

Here’s a review by Joseph Suto & our own Thom Jennings for Buffalo’s ‘Rock Show Critique’:
Rundgren Puts On A Show Of Epic Proportions
Posted on December 9, 2015 by Joseph Suto
Todd Rundgren
Riviera Theatre
North Tonawanda, NY
Sunday December 6, 2015
Review: Thom Jennings
“Todd Rundgren has garnered a dedicated fan base that has followed his musical journey with awe and reverence, while simultaneously trying to make a living performing to crowds that lost track of him in the early 1980’s. Rundgren’s winter 2015-2016 tour thus far appears designed to please fans who want to revisit their youth, or at the very least be reminded of just how prolific Rundgren was in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Sunday’s show in North Tonawanda NY, just outside of Buffalo, comes less than a year after Todd’s “Global” tour that featured a wild light show and a heavy dose of EDM. Sunday’s show featured a healthy dose of powerhouse renditions of Rundgren’s most commercially successful album Something/Anything ? and songs from the classic four-piece Utopia era.
The sold out crowd seemed content to sit back and watch Rundgren belt out songs and rip through guitar solos. Rundgren could not be faulted for a lack of effort, and his voice was in perfect form, but in spite of his best efforts, the crowd stayed seated for most of the evening, with a few people in the front standing after songs were over, and the traditional bum rush to the stage for the encores.
The renditions of the classic songs were faithful but with an added spark. Rundgren’s touring band was on fire all evening, driven by the rhythm section of Kasim Sulton on bass and Prairie Prince on drums, and complimented by the guitar pyrotechnics of Jesse Gress and keyboardist John Ferenzik. The band is arguably Rundgren’s best solo group, not only because of their musicianship, but due to the fact that all of them have performed with Rundgren for at least 20 years.
The Utopia material was the most powerful and seemed to draw the best response from the crowd. “Rock Love”, “Love in Action” and “Lysistrata” found Todd in classic form, either wailing on guitar or moving back and forth in front of the stage just like he did during the band’s heyday. The ballads and slower songs were well received, deeper cuts like “Lost Horizon” and part of the soul medley from “A Wizard a True Star.” Rundgren also played two Nazz songs, “Open My Eyes” and “Kiddie Boy.”
Of the 24 songs in the set only two were released in this century, “Soothe” from his 2015 release Global and “Buffalo Grass” from One Long Year which came out in 2000. The rest of the set pre-dated 1985. If you liked Rundgren’s older work, you left happy.”

12/22/15 ‘AN EVENING WITH TODD RUNDGREN’ THE BIRCHMERE ALEXANDRIA VA AUDIENCE BY BARRY BEISEIGEL 63:00/51:00
Date Added:12/31/2015
Track List:DISC ONE:INTRO/I SAW THE LIGHT/LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN/OPEN MY EYES.SOMETIMES I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.RISE.IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.BUFFALO GRASS.HAMMER IN MY HEART.LOST HORIZON.DETERMINATION.BLACK & WHITE.GOD SAID.LOVE IN ACTION.DISC TWO: LYSISTRATA.SOOTHE.BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY.I’M SO PROUD/ OOH BABY BABY.I WANT YOU. KIDDIE BOY.DRIVE.ROCK LOVE.BAND INTRODUCTIONS.BLACK MARIA/COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU.HELLO IT’S ME.
The Band: Todd, Kasim Sultan, Jessie Gress, John Ferenzik & Prairie Prince
Recording lineage: Recorded By Barry B.: Zoom H4n>Cd Wave>Cd>Marc To Warren
Note:The last entry here for 2015!:
Oh Yeah! What a way to bring in the New year! The first recording 'in' of the 'An Evening With Todd Rundgren Fall/Winter Tour 2015'. And an excellent audience recording by Barry B! Marc L. mailed this to me just in time for me to transfer to file and share with my 'Peeps'. Turn it way up though (I just did an 'as is' ExactAudioCopy from the discs, and it is low levels/volume). For my Discs, I’m going to up the Graphic Equalizer on all. But that’s just for my tastes. Thank you Barry! And Marc! Happy New Year! ~ Warren
I was in a hurry to get this ready to share ', but maybe I can share some reviews here of the 'performance' later . But I'll tell you this; the Band is tight. They 'play off' one another so very well. The harmonizing and background vocals are marvelous...and Todd's vocals?...well...HE 'BRINGS IT'! I love this recording and I ‘m very happy with the ‘Unpredictable’ selection of of songs.

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