On May 23, 1975.

On May 23, 1975. “Bearsville” label released “Initiation” the sixth Todd Rundgren, solo studio album. It was recorded in 1975 at “Secret Sound Studio”, “Media Sound Studio” and ”Bearsville Sound Studio”, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – vocals, guitars, sitar, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, ARP string ensemble, string arrangements
  • Roger Powell – keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer programming, nose flute, trumpet
  • Mark Klingman – keyboards, synthesizers
  • John Siegler,Dan Hartman, John Miller – bass
  • Ralph Schuckett – clavinet
  • Kevin Ellman, John “Willie” Wilcox, Barry Lazarowitz, Roy Markowitz,Rick Marotta, Chris Parker, Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Bob Rose – rhythm guitars
  • Rick Derringer – bass, guitars
  • Edgar Winter,David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Barbara Burton, Lee Pastora – percussion
  • Jack Malken – recording engineer

Track lsiting:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren.

  1. Real Man
  2. Born to Synthesize
  3. The Death of Rock and Roll
  4. Eastern Intrigue
  5. Initiation
  6. Fair Warning
  7. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
    • Intro -Prana
    • The Fire of Mind – or: Solar Fire
    • The Fire of Spirit – or: Electric Fire
    • The Internal Fire – or: Fire by Friction
      1. Mûlâdhâra: The Dance of Kundalini
      2. Svâdhishthâna: Bam, Bham, Mam, Yam, Ram, Lam, Thank You, Mahm
      3. Manipûra: Seat of Fire
      4. Anâhata: The Halls of Air
      5. Vishudda: Sounds Beyond Ears
      6. Ajnâ: Sights Beyond Eyes
      7. Brahmarandhra: Nirvana Shakri
    • Outro – Prana

 

 

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