First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation Of This 1973 Masterwork!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Bearsville Records Tapes
As founding member of the late sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey and became one of the music industry's most prolific and celebrated rock artists.
For his 5th album Todd, the legendary Todd Rundgren delivered a huge double album event complete with 17 stellar performances making this one of his most revered efforts of his four decade career. As with many of his solo albums, Todd played mostly all of the instruments, sang, wrote and produced this masterwork. The album also catapulted Todd Rundren's marquee as a singer/songwriter even further with his smash hit single A Dream Goes On Forever.
Album opener How About A Little Fanfare immediately brings the listener onto a hypnotic prog-rock journey as only Todd Rundgren can deliver. With solid tracks like I Think You Know, filled with exceptional guitar work, solid lyrical imagery and his soulful vocals, the artist truly pours it all out on this tune. More smashes abound as A Dream Goes On Forever sets the other three sides of this masterwork into full swing.
Known to write some very key ballads in his long career, Todd nails one of his finest ever with his brilliant Philly soul sound on The Last Ride. Soon to be followed with more hard rockers like his guitar driven Everybody's Going To Heaven/ King Kong Reggae and the iconic Heavy Metal Kids, the future electronica of In And Out The Chakras We Go, the soulful pop of Izzat Love, and the superlative album closer Sons of 1984 all would go on to become Todd Rundgren staples and some of his most enduring work ever recorded.
This amazing two album set hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until nowÄFriday Music is honored to announce for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork Todd. As a continuing installment in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition album will also be presented for a very short time in a first time gatefold cover which will feature the original LP cover artwork, photo and lyrics, not seen in decades.
Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, The Cars) at Friday Music Studios, the Todd album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums released this fall.
Todd RundgrenÄToddÄA history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream releaseÄfirst time 180 Gram Vinyl & Gatefold CoverÄis now an audiophile vinyl dream come trueÄFrom your friends at Friday MusicÄStay tuned for more Todd Rundgren & Utopia original Bearsville Records and Warner Bros. Records audiophile recordings from Friday Music.
LP Track Listing:
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
7. Drunken Blue Rooster
8. The Last Ride
9. Everybody's Going to Heaven/King Kong Reggae
1. No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
2. Useless Begging
3. Sidewalk Cafe
4. Izzat Love?
5. Heavy Metal Kids
6. In And Out The Chakras We Go formerly: Shaft Goes To Outer Space)
7. Don't You Ever Learn
8. Sons of 1984