As founding member of the late sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20s when he began his long solo journey and became one of the music industrys 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 Rundgrens 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 Everybodys 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 hasnt been on vinyl for several decades that is until now...Friday 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 the career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition album is also 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 is sure to be highly anticipated by audiophiles.
Todd Rundgren...Todd...A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release...first time 180 Gram Vinyl & Gatefold Cover...is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true...From your friends at Friday Music.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
Mastered Impeccably from the Original Bearsville Records tapes
First time on audiophile vinyl & gatefold presentation
Original cover artwork, photo & lyrics (not seen in decades)
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