Rare RuntTwo distinct versions of TR's debut LP were released. Here are the differences and how to tell if you have a "rare" one.
Etched on the inner groove are these markings:
A10105-A (A10105 B on B-side (no dash on B-side))
Side A has 7 bands, side B has 5.
I've digitized the "bonus" tracks in both AIFF-Compressed format (smaller) and Windows Wave (more portable). And have added Real Audio (smaller yet, and better quality). There's still a lot of "pop" sounds, but after all, they're from a 25 year old LP! Just click on the sample size desired to hear 'em.
Most of the tracks marked "no difference" actually are different mixes. This is sort of referred to, I believe, in the notes on the inner sleeve of the "official" version, which say: "Remixed at Record Plants in N.Y. and L.A. and RE-REMIXED at Jack Clement Studio in Nashville".
There are several versions of the "official" pressing, some of which might possibly be bootlegs -- those are on really horrid vinyl, were not cut at "Sterling", and have the grooves spaced differently, ending farther away from the label. And there are versions on the Ampex and Bearsville/Ampex labels.
As a long time fan of Todd and his body of music, I have amassed a large collection of his material, and in many varying forms. I have had a nagging question about one piece in mind, and were wondering if you could help me clear it up. It concerns the album Runt, and the material therein. Many reference books and supposed authorities conclude that the 12 track master with the song "Hope I'm Around" erroneously on side "a" and "Say No More" etc. on side "b" is the original first pressing. I take issue with that assumption, since 11-20-70 is etched in each trail off on my copy. The copies I have, that are 10 track masters, claimed to be second pressings by many authorities, have a 6-6-70 or 6-8-70 mastering date in the dead wax. That would be a clear indication to me that the 10 track master would be the original release, as they are also very abundant. However what would be the real reason for the mix-up in the later pressings, that contain 11 or 12 tracks? I also have an 11 track copy with a June side "a" and a November side "b" (on the hybrid copy the November date is 11-23-70, and is very clearly that, with the standard June stamper on side a.) Hence "Say No More " is on it, but not "Hope I'm Around". Can you shed any light on this matter for me?
|Blue Label||Differences from normal release|
|Broke Down & Busted (121K AIFC) (363K Wave)||Short vocal intro extracted from "There Are No Words".
The rest of the song is the same.
|Believe In Me||No differences|
|We Got To Get You A Woman||No differences|
|Once Burned||Switched with "Who's That Man?"|
|Who's That Man?||Switched with "Once Burned"|
|Hope I'm Around (979K AIFC) (2.8MB Wave)||Alternate version of tune that eventually appeared on "Ballad"|
|Devil's Bite||Several different edits, more notes in guitar solo|
|I'm In The Clique||No differences|
|There Are No Words||No differences|
|Baby Let's Swing (756K AIFC) (2.2MB Wave)||Full version with additional lyrics and without addition of other medley
"The Last Thing You Said/Don't Tie My Hands"
|Say No More (671K AIFC) (2.5 MB Wave)||Not found on later versions|
|Birthday Carol||Noticably different mix|