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In February 1974.

In February 1974, “Bearsville” label released “Todd”, the fifth Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded July – August 1973, at “Wollman Rink” and “Griffin Park” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – lead and backing vocals, guitars, synthesizers, acoustic and electric pianos, organ, bass, drums, harpsichord, drum machine, percussion, arrangements, engineering
  • Moogy Klingman – organ, grand piano, electric piano, harpsichord
  • Ralph Schuckett – clavinet, organ
  • Buffalo Bill Gelber – bass
  • John Siegler – bass
  • John Miller – bass
  • Kevin Ellman – drums
  • Wells Kelly – drums
  • Peter Ponzol – soprano saxophone
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Andrew Pearce – mastering
  • Steve Hammonds – project coordination
  • Paul Lester – sleeve notes
  • Alen MacWeeney – cover photo
  • Bill Klein, Jr. – photography
  • Joel Shapiro – photography
  • Sarah Southin – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren except where noted.  

  1. How About a Little Fanfare
  2. I Think You Know
  3. The Spark of Life
  4. An Elpee’s Worth of Toons
  5. A Dream Goes on Forever
  6. Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare Song – Gilbert and Sullivan
  7. Drunken Blue Rooster
  8. The Last Ride
  9. Everybody’s Going to Heaven/King Kong Reggae
  10. No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
  11. Useless Begging
  12. Sidewalk Café
  13. Izzat Love?
  14. Heavy Metal Kids
  15. In and Out the Chakras We Go (Formerly: Shaft Goes to Outer Space)
  16. Don’t You Ever Learn
  17. Sons of 1984

On February 16, 1972.

On February 16, 1972, “Bearsville” label released “Something/Anything?” the third Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded in 1971 at “I.D. Sound Studios” and “Runt Recorders” in Los Angeles, “The Record Plant” in New York City, “Bearsville Studios” in Woodstock, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Rick Valente – lead vocals
  • Mark Klingman – piano, organ
  • Charlie Schoning – piano
  • Mark Klingman – organ
  • Rick Derringer – guitar
  • Ralph Walsh – guitar
  • Robbie Kogale – guitar
  • Amos Garrett – guitar
  • Ben Keith – pedal steel
  • Randy Read – rhythm guitar
  • Tony Sales – bass
  • Stu Woods – bass
  • Bugsy Maugh – bass
  • Collie Read – bass
  • Jim Colgrove – bass
  • Stockman – drums
  • Billy Mundi – drums
  • Hunt Sales – drums
  • John Siomos – drums
  • Hope Ruff, Richard Corey, Brook Baxes, Anthony Carrubba, Henry Fanton, Edward Olmos, Vicki Robinson, Dennis Cooley, Cecilia Norfleet  – backing vocals
  • Serge Katzen – conga
  • Gene Dinwiddie – tenor sax
  • Jim Horn – tenor sax
  • John Kelson – tenor sax
  • Mike Brecker – tenor sax
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Barry Rogers – trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren except where noted.

Side One: A Bouquet of Ear-catching Melodies

  1. I Saw the Light
  2. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
  3. Wolfman Jack
  4. Cold Morning Light
  5. It Takes Two for Tango (This Is fort the Girls)
  6. Sweeter Memories

Side Two: The Cerebral Side

  1. Intro
  2. Breathless
  3. The Night the Carousel Burnt Down
  4. Saving Grace
  5. Marlene
  6. Song of the Viking
  7. I Went to the Mirror

Side Three: The Kid Gets Heavy

  1. Black Maria
  2. One More Day (No Word)
  3. Couldn’t I Just Tell You
  4. Torch Song
  5. Little Red Lights

Side Four: Baby Needs a New Pair of Snakeskin Boots (A Pop Operetta)

  1. Overture–My Roots
  2. Money (That’s What I Want) – Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy, Jr.
  3. Messin’ with the Kid – Mel London
  4. Dust in the Wind – Mark Klingman
  5. Piss Aaron
  6. Hello It’s Me
  7. Some Folks Is Even Whiter Than Me
  8. You Left Me Sore
  9. Slut

On January 8, 1976.

On January 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “Songs for the New Depression”, the third Bette Midler studio album. It was recorded 1972 – 1976, at “Secret Sound Studio” New York, N.Y., “Electric Lady” and “Media Sound Studios” in New York, N.Y., “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York, N.Y., and was produced by Bette Midler, Joel Dorn, Ahmet Ertegün, Arif Mardin, Mark “Moogy” Klingman, and Jack Malken.

Personnel:

  • Bette Midler – lead and backing vocals, assistant engineer
  • Glaswegians Orchestra – arranged and conducted by Arif Mardin
  • Moogy Klingman – piano, electric piano, RMI Computer keyboard, Mini Korg synthesizer, harmonica, arranger and conductor
  • Ralph Schuckett – acoustic piano, clavinet, organ, Sound City piano, harmonium, string ensemble, arranger, conductor
  • Bob Dylan – vocals 
  • Dick Hyman – piano
  • David Spinozza – guitar
  • Jerry Friedman – guitar
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Webster – slide guitar 
  • Rick Derringer – pedal steel guitar
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, mandolin
  • Don Brooks – harmonica
  • Sivuca – accordion
  • Dominic Cortese – accordion
  • Boris Matusewitch – concertina
  • John Siegler – bass guitar 
  • Milt Hinton – acoustic bass, bass guitar
  • John Miller – acoustic bass
  • Teddy Sommer – drums, percussion
  • Mark Rosengarden – drums, percussion
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • John Wilcox – drums 
  • Barbara Burton – percussion
  • Angel Allende – percussion
  • Jack Malken – additional percussion
  • Norman Pride – conga
  • Randy Brecker – horns, trumpet solo
  • Michael Brecker – horns
  • Barry Rogers – horns
  • Mel Davis – trumpet
  • William Siapin – flute
  • John Lissauer – saxophone, chimes, arranger, conductor
  • David Nadien – strings
  • Barry Finclair – strings
  • Raul Poliakin – strings
  • Tony Posk – strings
  • Gene Orloff – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – strings
  • Charles McCracken – strings
  • Jessy Levy – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Kenny Kosek – fiddle
  • Luther Vandross – arranger, backing vocals
  • Dianne Sumler – backing vocals
  • David Lasley – backing vocals
  • Erin Dickins – backing vocals
  • Annie Sutton – backing vocals
  • Donny Beard – backing vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – backing vocals
  • Leata Galloway – backing vocals
  • Ben Harney – backing vocals
  • Rhetta Hughes – backing vocals
  • Thomas Moore – backing vocals
  • Ula Hedwig – backing vocals
  • Sharon Redd – backing vocals
  • Ramona Stubblefield – backing vocals
  • Clifford Townsend – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Rosie – backing vocals
  • Gotham – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arranger, conductor, backing vocals, remix
  • Marty Nelson – vocal arranger
  • Jan Rathbun – engineer
  • Jack Malken – recording and remix engineer
  • Lew Hahn – recording and remix engineer
  • Gerry Block – assistant engineer
  • Dave Wittman – assistant engineer
  • Deborah Turbville – photography
  • Michaele Vollbracht – shopping bag
  • Kenn Duncan – poster photos
  • Richard Amsel – inner sleeve illustration

Track listing:

  1. Strangers in the Night – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  2. I Don’t Want the Night to End – Phoebe Snow
  3. Mr. Rockefeller – Jerry Blatt, Bette Midler
  4. Old Cape Cod – Claire Rothrock, Allan Jeffrey, Milton Yakus
  5. Buckets of Rain – Bob Dylan
  6. Love Says It’s Waiting – Nick Holmes
  7. Shiver Me Timbers / Samedi et Vendredi – Tom Waits, Bette Midler, Moogy Klingman
  8. No Jestering – Carlton Malcolm
  9. Tragedy – Gerald Nelson, Fred Burch
  10. Marahuana – Arthur Jonston, Sam Coslow
  11. Let Me Just Follow Behind – Moogy Klingman

On July 1, 2005.

On July 1, 2005, Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. died aged 54. He was a singer, songwriter, and record producer who worked as a background vocalist for different artists including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He was a member and lead singer of the band Change, and had a successful solo career, recorded sixteen albums and won four “Grammy Awards”.

On February 22, 2019.

On February 22, 2019, “Forty Below Records” label released “Nobody Told Me”, the 38th John Mayall album. It was recorded in 2018, at “606 Studios” in Northridge, California,  and was produced by Eric Come.

Personnel:

  • John Mayall – vocal, keyboards, harmonica, artwork, design
  • Joe Bonamassa – guitar
  • Steven Van Zandt – guitar
  • Alex Lifeson – guitar
  • Carolyn Wonderland – guitar
  • Larry McCray – guitar
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar
  • Billy Watts – guitar
  • Ron Dziubla – saxophone
  • Mark Pender – trumpet
  • Richard A. Rosenberg – trombone
  • Greg Rzab – bass guitar
  • Jay Davenport – drums
  • Eric Corne – engineering, mixing, mastering
  • Mark Chalecki – mastering
  • David Gomez – photography
  • Cristina Arrigoni – inside photography

Track listing:

  1. What Have I Done Wrong – Sam Meghett
  2. The Moon Is Full – Gwendolyn Colins
  3. Evil and Here to Stay – Jeff Healey, Tom Stephen
  4. That’s What Love Make You Do – Milton Campbell
  5. Distant Lonesome Train – Joe Bonamassa, Tom Hambridge
  6. Delta Hurricane – Arno Hecht, Bob Funk
  7. The Hurt Inside – Gary Moore
  8. It’s So Tough – John Mayall
  9. Like It Like You Do – John Mayall
  10. Nobody Told Me – John Mayall

 

In January 1985.

In January 1985, “Passport” label released “POV”, the ninth Utopia studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Utopia Sound Studios” in Old Jet, Bentwaters Parks, Woodbridge, Suffolk, and was produced by Todd Rundgren and Willie Wilcox.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren– vocals, guitar
  • Kasim Sulton– vocals, bass guitar
  • Roger Powell– vocals, keyboards
  • John “Willie” Wilcox– vocals, drums

Track listing:

  1. Play This Game
  2. Style
  3. Stand for Something
  4. Secret Society
  5. Zen Machine
  6. Mated
  7. Wildlife
  8. Mimi Gets Mad
  9. More Light

In January 1984.

In January 1984, “Passport” label released “Oblivion”, the eight Utopia album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Roegr Powell and John Wilcox.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren- vocals, guitar
  • Kasim Sulton- vocals, bass guitar
  • Roger Powell- vocals, keyboards
  • John “Willie” Wilcox- vocals, drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Roegr Powell and John Wilcox.

  1. Itch in My Brain
  2. Love with a Thinker
  3. Bring Me My Longbow
  4. If I Didn’t Try
  5. Too Much Water
  6. Maybe I could Change
  7. Crybaby
  8. Welcome to My Revolution
  9. Winston Smith Takes It on the Jaw
  10. I Will Wait

On June 24, 1971.

On June 24, 1971,”Ampex” label released “Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren”, the second Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded in 1971 at “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, NY, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – vocals, piano, organ, pump organ, Clavinet, Wurlitzer electric piano, EMS VCS 3, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, tenor and baritone saxophones, talk box, vibraphone, percussion
  • Tony Sales– bass, conga, tambourine, vibraphone
  • D. Smart– drums, timbales, maracas
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Hunt Sales– drums, conga
  • Jerry Scheff– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren.

 Long Flowing Robe

  1. The Ballad (Denny & Jean)
  2. Bleeding
  3. Wailing Wall
  4. The Range War
  5. Chain Letter
  6. A Long Time, A Long Way to Go
  7. Boat on the Charles
  8. Be Nice to Me
  9. Hope I’m Around
  10. Parole
  11. Remember Me

 

On June 20, 2000.

On June 20, 2000, “Artemis” label released “One Long Year”, the seventeenth Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren– vocals, creative director, instrumentals
  • Ken Emerson – guitar
  • John Ferenzik– keyboards
  • Jesse Gress – guitar
  • Prairie Prince– drums
  • Kasim Sulton- bass

Track listing:

  1. I Hate My Frickin’ I.S.P.
  2. Buffalo Grass
  3. Jerk
  4. Bang on the Ukulele Daily (live)
  5. Where Does the Time Go?
  6. Love of the Common Man
  7. Mary and the Holy Ghost
  8. Yer Fast (And I Like It)
  9. Hit Me Like a Train
  10. The Surf Talks

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