Two Rarities Boxes From Todd Rundgren

TODD RUNDGREN - Box O'Todd / For Lack Of Honest WorkThis year’s not going to be cheap for Todd Rundgren fans as, hot on the heels of the recent “The Complete Bearsville Albums Collection” that packed the artist’s classic albums in a single box, two more sets are to be released soon, both comprising 3 discs and concentrating on Todd’s on-stage performances, with some studio cuts thrown in amidst live rarities.

First on the horizon is “Box O’Todd”: full of previously unreleased recordings from the early ‘70s, the compilation finds Rundgren in various settings, ensemble and solo, and comes augmented with paraphernalia including his signature guitar pick and a replica of backstage pass. Second one is “For Lack of Honest Work (A Live History, 1971-2006)” whose telling title doesn’t mention that there are not only concert tapes in there but hints at the chronological order of the tracks.

And the tracks look like this:

TODD RUNDGREN - Box O'Todd

TODD RUNDGREN –
Box O’Todd

“Box O’Todd”

CD1: Live From Philadelphia 1971
1. Banter & Soundcheck
2. Believe In Me
3. Lady On The Terrace
4. I Got My Pipe
5. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
6. Rock All Over Again
7. Everybody In The Congregation
8. Broke Down & Busted
9. Tonight I Wanna Love Me A Stranger
10. Ooh Baby Baby
11. Hold Me Tight (Excerpt)
12. Before I Grow Too Old
13. Be Nice To Me
14. I’m Feelin’ Better
15. The Ballad (Denny & Jean)

CD2: Ultrasonic Studios 1972
1. Broke Down & Busted
2. Georgia Swing
3. Outside Love
4. Piss Aaron
5. A Dream Goes On Forever
6. I Saw The Light
7. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
8. Feels So Good to Be Alive
9. Mad Red Ant Lady
10. Blaze
11. Lady On The Terrace
12. Slut

CD3: Counterpart Studios Cincinnati 1973
1. Intro
2. I Saw The Light
3. A Dream Goes On Forever
4. Piss Aaron
5. Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare Song
6. Hello It’s Me
7. Banter
8. Utopia Theme
9. Black Maria
10. Hungry For Love
11. The Ikon (Segments)

TODD RUNDGREN - For Lack of Honest Work

TODD RUNDGREN –
For Lack of Honest Work

“For Lack of Honest Work”

CD1:
1. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
2. Broke Down And Busted
3. Be Nice To Me
4. Utopia
5. Black Maria
6. Open My Eyes
7. Freedom Fighters
8. The Wheel
9. When The Shit Hits The Fan /
10. Real Man
11. Eastern Intrigue
12. Black And White
13. Hello It’s Me

CD2:
1. The Seven Rays
2. Never Never Land
3. Mister Triscuits/Something’s Coming
4. The Last Ride
5. Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare Song
6. Healer
7. Love Is The Answer
8. I Saw The Light
9. Bag Lady
10. Too Far Gone
11. A Dream Goes On Forever
12. Born To Synthesize
13. Johnee Jingo
14. Hodja
15. Honest Work

CD3:
1. Can We Still Be Friends
2. Cliché
3. What’s Going On / Mercy Mercy Me
4. Bang The Drum
5. Love Of The Common Man
6. Lysistrata
7. Hammer In My Heart
8. Song Of The Viking
9. Free, Male And 21
10. Tiny Demons
11. The Want Of A Nail
12. I Hate My Frickin’ ISP
13. Fascist Christ
14. World Wide Epiphany
15. One World

March 10, 2016

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