Cleopatra Records is pleased to announce “An Evening With Todd Rundgren – Live At The Ridgefield” on August 26, 2016. Get ready for an incredible concert experience, a multi-media extravaganza available on CD, Vinyl, DVD, and Blu-ray, starring classic rock icon and famed songwriter/producer Todd Rundgren.
Watch the video clip of Todd’s electrifying performance of “Black Maria” as featured on the upcoming release.
Recorded live at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut on December 15, 2015, Rundgren's new release includes some of his best known songs including “Hello It's Me”, “I Saw The Light” and “Bang The Drum”. Plus, hear/watch fan favourites that haven't been performed live in decades, including songs from TR’s unforgettable Utopia and Nazz anthems.
The set list consists of milestone Rundgren classics taken from his rich back catalogue, including songs from the albums “Something/Anything” (1972), “A Wizard, a True Star” (1973), “Faithful” (1976), “Hermit of Mink Hollow” (1978), “The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect”(1982), “A Cappella”(1985), “2nd Wind” (1991), “One Long Year” (2000), “Liars” (2004), “Global” (2015), plus key cuts from the Utopia albums “Oops! Wrong Planet” (1977), “Swing To The Right” (1982) and “POV” (1985), as well as from the first two albums by Todd’s seminal 60’s band The Nazz (1968 and 1969).
New CDs for 2015Todd's new album, Global is out now and coming May 5 is his collaboration with Hans-Peter Lindstrøm and Emil Nikolaisen called Runddans. It's set for a May 5 release via Smalltown Supersound. The album is one 39-minute track that's broken down into 12 different parts.
New Studio Album for 2013Cherry Red Records’ frontline label Esoteric Antenna is proud to announce that the legendary TODD RUNDGREN has signed to the label for a worldwide deal for the release of his next studio album.
Todd Rundgren is a true original in popular music. A highly creative and diverse musician, his work has earned him a vast and loyal global following and immense respect from his musical peers. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist, Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. His production work with such stylistically diverse artists as MEAT LOAF, NEW YORK DOLLS, PATTI SMITH, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, THE TUBES, XTC, CHEAP TRICK, PSYCHEDELIC FURS, AND HALL & OATES has firmly placed him among the gifted elite of musicians and producers.
Esoteric Recordings label manager Mark Powell said; “It really is an honour for all of us at Esoteric and Cherry Red to be given the chance to work with such a ground-breaking icon as Todd Rundgren on his next studio album. Throughout his career Todd has continually thrilled and surprised with his music and I’m sure his next album will continue this fine tradition and legacy.”
|Artist||Title||Catalog Number||Format||Amazon Release Date|
|Todd Rundgren||Back To The Bars||EDSD 2125||2 CD||March 6, 2012|
|Todd Rundgren||Hermit of Mink Hollow + Healing + The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect||EDSD 2126||2 CD||March 6, 2012|
|Todd Rundgren's Utopia||Todd Rundgren's Utopia + Another Live||EDSD 2127||2 CD||March 6, 2012|
|Utopia||Adventures in Utopia + Deface the Music + Swing To The Right||EDSD 2129||2 CD||March 6, 2012|
|Roger Powell + M.Frog (Jean-Yves Labat)||Air Pocket + M. Frog||EDSS 1064||1 CD||March 6, 2012|
|Felix Cavaliere||Felix Cavaliere + Destiny||EDSS 1065||1 CD||March 13, 2012|
Shout Factory Preps Release of Rundgren’s Utopia Live At Hammersmith Odeon ’75
Shout Factory is set to release Todd Rundgren’s Utopia Live At Hammersmith Odeon ’75 concert CD on April 10. Recorded on October 9, 1975, at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia Live At Hammersmith Odeon ’75 captures the band performing their first UK concert. The recording has never been commercially available until now.
The recording features the lineup of Todd Rundgren, John Siegler, Roger Powell and Willie Wilcox, which would later become Utopia, with backing vocals by Luther Vandross and Anthony Hinton.
PRESS RELEASE…PRESS RELEASE…PRESS RELEASE…PRESS RELEASE
“The Archive Audio & Visual Recordings 1976 - 1995”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cherry Red Records and their imprint Esoteric Recordings are extremely proud to announce the acquisition of TODD RUNDGREN’s unique and extensive personal audio and visual archive of live and studio recordings covering material recorded and filmed between 1976 and 1995.
Todd Rundgren is a true original in popular music. A highly creative and diverse musician, his work as a solo artist and with the band UTOPIA has earned him a vast and loyal global following and immense respect from his musical peers. His production work with stylistically diverse artists such as MEAT LOAF, NEW YORK DOLLS, PATTI SMITH, THE BAND, THE TUBES, XTC et al has also set him among the gifted elite of musicians and producers.
The extensive Rundgren archive features a host of unreleased audio and visual concert recordings, of Todd’s solo work and Utopia. Esoteric Recordings label manager Mark Powell said; “It really is an honour for all of us at Esoteric and Cherry Red to be given the chance to work with rare recordings of such a ground-breaking icon as Todd Rundgren. As a fan of Todd’s, the chance to prepare a series of unique releases of unreleased material, beginning in the early months of 2012, is a privilege”.
Further announcements will be made as releases are prepared, but Esoteric plan a series of CD and DVD collections with deluxe packaging, extensive liner notes and the finest audio and visual quality. Aside from TODD RUNDGREN and UTOPIA releases, Esoteric’s release programme will also include a full release of the rare and unreleased DISCO JETS album, a UTOPIA side project from 1978.
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Esoteric Recordings, a label of Cherry Red Records based in the UK, will be reissuing the Utopia albums "Oblivion", "POV" and "Redux '92 - Live in Japan" on January 31st 2011.
All releases are deluxe packages and feature liner notes with a new exclusive interview with Todd Rundgren. "Oblivion" features a bonus DVD with a remastered version of "Live at the Royal Oak" and the "Cry Baby" promotional film. "Redux '92" will also include a remastered DVD of the Tokyo concert. The DVDs are NTSC Region Free and can be viewed in the USA. The "POV" CD features the tracks "Man of Action", "Fix Your Gaze" and "Monument" as bonus tracks.
For further information please visit:www.esotericrecordings.com
Reports of a new album in the works are revealed in the article Gigatone Signs Rock Icon Todd Rundgren. Todd will reportedly record the album at the Track Shack Studios based in Sacramento, CA and there will be some level of fan participation in a three-day Fantasy Camp.
Title: For Lack Of Honest Work
Artist: Todd Rundgren
Other live "bootleg" Todd Rundgren have come out before, but this is the first one officially sanctioned by Todd. And, not coincidentally, none of those cheap impostors have offered the breadth of this exclusive 3-CD set, both with respect to the material, geopraphy and chronology! Inside this 3-CD set are 42 tracks spanning the years 1971-2006, taken from shows in the U.S., Europe and Asia, so you get to hear a lot of different tours, a lot of different bands, and a whole host of Todd treats! Among the highlights: 'Hello It's Me' from the Bottom Line in NYC 1978; 'It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference' from Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia 1971; 'Black Maria' and 'Open My Eyes' from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta in 1973; 'I Saw the Light' from Levon Helm's Studio in Woodstock in 1981; 'A Dream Goes On Forever' from the Agora in Cleveland in 1982; 'Bang on the Drum' from the Park West in Chicago in 1993; 'Love of the Common Man' from the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL in 2003; 'The Seven Rays' from the Shaboo Inn in Willimantic, CT in 1978, and much more. A must for Rundgren fans!
"Arena" is now available on Amazon.com
"New" music this summerAccording to a press release from Digital Music Group, Inc., they have acquired the rights to Todd's archive material and plan to release some this summer:
Todd Rundgren/Utopia: The Todd Rundgren and Utopia archive features approximately 2,000 never-before-released live recordings, demos, out-takes, and alternate versions from 1977 to 2000. It also includes a significant array of never-before seen video footage as well. Rundgren, both an accomplished songwriter and producer whose hits "I Saw the Light," "Can We Still Be Friends," "Hello, It's Me," and "Bang the Drum" vaulted him from a cult following to stardom, formed Utopia in the mid-1970s. The archive includes never before seen or heard rare audio and video performances from both Rundgren as a solo artist and Utopia. The first of these previously unreleased audio and video performances will be released in the summer of 2007.
Todd Rundgren appears on the Harry Smith Project: Anthology American of Revisited 2-CD/2-DVD box set and the Harry Smith Project Live DVD, available separately. Both releases, in stores now, feature highlights from a series of Harry Smith tribute concerts staged in London, New York and Los Angeles by Hal Willner in 1999 and 2001.
In a press release from the UK, Peter Noble writes:
London, England -
Castle Music will release the electrifying new live album from one of music's greatest singer/songwriters and performers, Todd Rundgren. Entitled 'Best of Todd Rundgren - Live', and digitally remastered by Rundgren himself earlier this year, the album includes 13 of his best songs culled from the Rundgren archives over various tours from 1979 to 2004. The album will be released in North America by Sanctuary Records on Tuesday November 15, 2005, while Castle Music via Sanctuary will release the album in the UK and the rest of Europe Monday November 21, 2005.
The album includes two recent live tracks recorded during 2004's Todd Rundgren & The Liars tour - 'Soul Brother', originally released on 2003's critically acclaimed 'Liars' album, and a stunning rendition of George Harrison's 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', both of which will be included on the forthcoming "Todd Rundgren and the Liars - Live" DVD (the latter released in the US on Tuesday November 29, 2005, and released in the UK/Europe early 2006).
Liars LIVE is now available at Amazon.com for pre-order. Release date is set for November 29, 2005.
Greetings from the Will Powers Institute.
We're happy to announce the re-release of the 1983 album, Will Powers Dancing for Mental Health in CD format. This new CD package comes complete with credit to Todd (who mixed the album, co-wrote one of the songs and sings with the chorus on many of the other songs) for his participation. To purchase the Will Powers Dancing for Mental Health CD go to:
Thanks and remember - Where there's Will, there's a way!
A new label deal with Sanctuary promises some major content over the next three years, including DVD/CD of the upcoming TR/Joe Jackson tour and new studio album in 2006 or 2007 and a 30th anniversary Utopia tour next year (Can it be true?)