Todd Rundgren – Live At The BBC 1972-1982

This four-disc collection comprises three CDs and a DVD (NTSC / Region Free) featuring all of the surviving radio and television broadcasts in the BBC archive transmitted on radio and television in the UK between 1972 and 1982.

The set features on CD Todd’s solo 1972 BBC Radio One “In Concert” performance, recorded soon after the release of his seminal album “Something Anything”, the classic 1975 performance by Todd Rundgren and Utopia at Hammersmith Odeon, London, (including a previously unreleased track ‘Something’s Coming’) – on the first ever UK concert tour of Todd Rundgren and Utopia, a 1977 performance at the Oxford Polytechnic by Todd Rundgren and Utopia (promoting the “Ra”) album, and a DVD featuring three different performances for the classic “Old Grey Whistle Test” series; 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).

DISC ONE: CD  / TODD RUNDGREN

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. BLACK MARIA

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

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA

7. REAL MAN 8. THE SEVEN RAYS

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 14TH OCTOBER 1975

DISC TWO: CD  / TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA

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 THREE: CD  / TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA  

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 FOUR: DVD NTSC REGION FREE  / TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA 

1. REAL MAN 2. THE SEVEN RAYS

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 14TH OCTOBER 1975

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA

3. BEARSVILLE PICNIC FEATURING “SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR”

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 2ND MAY 1978

TODD RUNDGREN

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 SONG OF THE VIKING 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