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Todd Rundgren / At The BBC 1972-82: four-disc box set

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Esoteric Recordings will issue a new four-disc Todd Rundgren box next month, compiling all of the surviving radio and television broadcasts in the BBC archive transmitted in the UK between 1972 and 1982.

The 3CD+DVD set features a nine-song BBC Radio One In Concert performance, Todd Rundgren and Utopia at Hammersmith Odeon (on their first ever UK tour) and a 1977 performance at the Oxford Polytechnic.

The (NTSC, region-free) DVD features three performances from The Old Grey Whistle Test; the 1975 Todd Rundgren and Utopia session, a film of Todd Rundgren & Utopia at the Bearsville Picnic in 1977 (performing Singring and the Glass Guitar) and the entire recordings made for a 1982 solo Todd Rundgren Whistle Test special (including two songs not featured on the original TV broadcast).

At The BBC 1972-1982 is released on 27 October 2014. The set comes packaged in a clamshell box and features an illustrated booklet with essay.



Disc: 1
1. I Saw The Light
2. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
3. Piss Aaron
4. Hello It’s Me
5. Be Nice To Me
6. Real Man
7. The Seven Rays
8. Black Maria
9. Todd Rundgren & Utopia

BBC RADIO ONE “IN CONCERT” RECORDED AT THE PARIS THEATRE, LONDON 6TH JULY 1972. FIRST BROADCAST 15TH JULY 1972

Disc: 2
1. Freedom Fighters
2. Mister Triskets
3. Something’s Coming
4. The Last Ride
5. Sunset Boulevard / Le Feel Internacionale
6. Heavy Metal Kids
7. The Wheel
8. Open My Eyes
9. Sons Of 1984
10. Do Ya
11. Couldn’t I Just Tell You

RECORDED AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON, 9TH OCTOBER 1975
FIRST BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO ONE ON 1ST JANUARY 1976

Disc: 3
1. Communion With The Sun
2. Love Of The Common Man
3. Sunburst Finish
4. Jealousy
5. Windows
6. Singring And The Glass Guitar
7. Utopia Theme

RECORDED AT OXFORD POLYTECHNIC, 25TH JANUARY 1977
FOR BBC RADIO ONE 

Disc: 4
1. Real Man
2. The Seven Rays

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 14TH OCTOBER 1975

3. Bearsville Picnic featuring Singring and the Glass Guitar

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 2ND MAY 1978

4. Love Of The Common Man
5. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
6. Too Far Gone
7. Can We Still Be Friends
8. The Reason Why
9. Compassion
10. Lysistrata
11. Tiny Demons
12. Time Heals (Promotional Video)
13. One World
14. A Dream Goes On Forever

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 3RD JUNE 1982

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8 responses to Todd Rundgren / At The BBC 1972-82: four-disc box set

  1. Brian says:

    Ordered it from the UK site for delivery to the US which, with postage, was still half the price of the set on the US site….thanks for posting all the links…

  2. Don Cooper says:

    Tomorrows World lettering coz The Toddster has always been way ahead of his time.

  3. Jack says:

    A little too much Utopia for me so I’ll pass; if this was all solo Todd, it’d be the bee’s knees. Oh well.
    For those enjoying his recent shows, the live “Todd” cd is listed on his web site for only $5.00.

  4. James says:

    I agree with Jack. There are a bunch of solo Todd shows missing here. One of the better ones was 09/05/82. I know it exists because I am holding it in my hand. Set list:
    1)Love of the Common Man
    2) Cliches
    3) It wouldn’t Have Made Any Differance
    4) Coors & Gap commercials
    5) Too Far Gone
    6) Can We Still be Friends
    7) Tiny Demons
    8) Bag Lady
    9) I’m So Proud
    10) Ooh Baby Baby
    11) La La La Means
    12 I Saw the Light
    13) Coors & Jensen Commercials
    14) One World
    15) The Wheel
    16) “This is Sylvie Simmons..until next time ROCK ON”

    J

    • Leslie Hanagan says:

      James, wasn’t that the Venue gig. I have a recording of this from the BBC Rock Hour introduced by Richard Skinner and without commercials, which gives the recording date as 25th May 1982 . But I seem to recall that the original U.K. radio broadcast also included a performance of ‘Lysistrada’

      • james says:

        Leslie
        I don’t know. The vinyl copy I have has the dated I listed in magic marker on one of the cue sheets. I think they played this a couple of times
        J

  5. Mitchell says:

    Can I assume the second disc contains the same show as the Shout Factory 2012 release:
    http://www.amazon.com/Live-at-Hammersmith-Odeon-75/dp/B007DIQB0U
    but with the full version of “Mister Triscuits” with “Something’s Coming” restored (as is found in the “For Lack Of Honest Work” box)?

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