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Posted: Jun 5, 2024 - 5:00am

 kurtster wrote:

Just picked the 24 bit / 192 khz files of Initiation.  I played it earlier today just because it was a good day for it.  A real guilty pleasure, the 1st issue Japanese white label promo copy.

Decided it was time to grab the new Machine Head files and went let's see if Todd had been updated recently, and he was.  Only 16 / 44.1 files before.

So I'm going through the specs and looked at the Editor's notes for the file album.  I already knew about the length problems and to tape it immediately and put it away because it would not take too many spins.  Knew about the EQ, yada.  Bought it day one when it came out.  But did not know about the times being sped up.  Or immediately learned and forgot it.

So I got to my favorite part of Treatise about 10 minutes in where he gets the Wurlitzer bouncing all over the place.  That is where I heard the difference.  Oh my !

The Editor's Notes :

Initiation is the sixth album by American musician Todd Rundgren, released May 23, 1975 on Bearsville Records. With this album, Rundgren fully embraced the synthesized prog sound he had begun exploring in more depth in his work with his band Utopia. However, unlike Utopia, in which Rundgren had limited himself to playing guitar, much of the synthesizers on Initiation were played and programmed by Rundgren himself.

At over sixty-seven minutes, Initiation is one of the longest commercially-released LPs. Due to a plastic shortage, in order to keep the album on one vinyl LP, Rundgren had to limit and EQ the master so the bass response was rolled off to keep the grooves small enough to cut onto a single disc; he also had to speed up the first half of Side One (Real Man-Eastern Intrigue) and speed up the entirety of Side Two to eliminate 2-3 minutes from each side. The album's original inner sleeve included a note which stated: "Technical note: Due to the amount of music on this disc (over one hour), two points must be emphasized. Firstly, if your needle is worn or damaged, it will ruin the disc immediately. Secondly, if the sound does seem not loud enough on your system, try re-recording the music onto tape. By the way, thanks for buying the album."


Going to take me awhile to work on this, but I'm certainly looking forward to it.

Going to load it up on foobar and listen to the whole thing now.  This is going to be fun.  Three thumbs up ! :)

edit:  And well into it now.  This is kinda like hearing Sgt Pepper on CD for the first time.  effing A

Cheers !

.
                       
{#Arrowd}
 
{#Notworthy}
 
{#Arrowd}


nice, i smell a mix cooking...  
ColdMiser

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Posted: Jun 4, 2024 - 4:18am

 kurtster wrote:

Just picked the 24 bit / 192 khz files of Initiation.  I played it earlier today just because it was a good day for it.  A real guilty pleasure, the 1st issue Japanese white label promo copy.

Decided it was time to grab the new Machine Head files and went let's see if Todd had been updated recently, and he was.  Only 16 / 44.1 files before.

So I'm going through the specs and looked at the Editor's notes for the file album.  I already knew about the length problems and to tape it immediately and put it away because it would not take too many spins.  Knew about the EQ, yada.  Bought it day one when it came out.  But did not know about the times being sped up.  Or immediately learned and forgot it.

So I got to my favorite part of Treatise about 10 minutes in where he gets the Wurlitzer bouncing all over the place.  That is where I heard the difference.  Oh my !

The Editor's Notes :

Initiation is the sixth album by American musician Todd Rundgren, released May 23, 1975 on Bearsville Records. With this album, Rundgren fully embraced the synthesized prog sound he had begun exploring in more depth in his work with his band Utopia. However, unlike Utopia, in which Rundgren had limited himself to playing guitar, much of the synthesizers on Initiation were played and programmed by Rundgren himself.

At over sixty-seven minutes, Initiation is one of the longest commercially-released LPs. Due to a plastic shortage, in order to keep the album on one vinyl LP, Rundgren had to limit and EQ the master so the bass response was rolled off to keep the grooves small enough to cut onto a single disc; he also had to speed up the first half of Side One (Real Man-Eastern Intrigue) and speed up the entirety of Side Two to eliminate 2-3 minutes from each side. The album's original inner sleeve included a note which stated: "Technical note: Due to the amount of music on this disc (over one hour), two points must be emphasized. Firstly, if your needle is worn or damaged, it will ruin the disc immediately. Secondly, if the sound does seem not loud enough on your system, try re-recording the music onto tape. By the way, thanks for buying the album."


Going to take me awhile to work on this, but I'm certainly looking forward to it.

Going to load it up on foobar and listen to the whole thing now.  This is going to be fun.  Three thumbs up ! :)

edit:  And well into it now.  This is kinda like hearing Sgt Pepper on CD for the first time.  effing A

Cheers !

.
                       
{#Arrowd}
 
{#Notworthy}
 
{#Arrowd}

One of Todd's best albums! Treatise on Cosmic Fire is a joyous composition. Enjoy hearing it at it's finest audio level! 

kurtster

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Posted: Jun 3, 2024 - 8:44pm

Just picked the 24 bit / 192 khz files of Initiation.  I played it earlier today just because it was a good day for it.  A real guilty pleasure, the 1st issue Japanese white label promo copy.

Decided it was time to grab the new Machine Head files and went let's see if Todd had been updated recently, and he was.  Only 16 / 44.1 files before.

So I'm going through the specs and looked at the Editor's notes for the file album.  I already knew about the length problems and to tape it immediately and put it away because it would not take too many spins.  Knew about the EQ, yada.  Bought it day one when it came out.  But did not know about the times being sped up.  Or immediately learned and forgot it.

So I got to my favorite part of Treatise about 10 minutes in where he gets the Wurlitzer bouncing all over the place.  That is where I heard the difference.  Oh my !

The Editor's Notes :

Initiation is the sixth album by American musician Todd Rundgren, released May 23, 1975 on Bearsville Records. With this album, Rundgren fully embraced the synthesized prog sound he had begun exploring in more depth in his work with his band Utopia. However, unlike Utopia, in which Rundgren had limited himself to playing guitar, much of the synthesizers on Initiation were played and programmed by Rundgren himself.

At over sixty-seven minutes, Initiation is one of the longest commercially-released LPs. Due to a plastic shortage, in order to keep the album on one vinyl LP, Rundgren had to limit and EQ the master so the bass response was rolled off to keep the grooves small enough to cut onto a single disc; he also had to speed up the first half of Side One (Real Man-Eastern Intrigue) and speed up the entirety of Side Two to eliminate 2-3 minutes from each side. The album's original inner sleeve included a note which stated: "Technical note: Due to the amount of music on this disc (over one hour), two points must be emphasized. Firstly, if your needle is worn or damaged, it will ruin the disc immediately. Secondly, if the sound does seem not loud enough on your system, try re-recording the music onto tape. By the way, thanks for buying the album."


Going to take me awhile to work on this, but I'm certainly looking forward to it.

Going to load it up on foobar and listen to the whole thing now.  This is going to be fun.  Three thumbs up ! :)

edit:  And well into it now.  This is kinda like hearing Sgt Pepper on CD for the first time.  effing A

Cheers !

.
                       {#Arrowd} {#Notworthy} {#Arrowd}
Steely_D

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Posted: Mar 15, 2024 - 11:01am


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Posted: Nov 27, 2023 - 9:36am

One of my favorite Todd songs...

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Posted: Nov 27, 2023 - 9:29am

 miamizsun wrote:
 
 
{#Clap}
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Posted: Nov 27, 2023 - 8:16am

 miamizsun wrote:
 




Nice!
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Posted: Nov 27, 2023 - 7:33am

 Steely_D wrote:

If I thought I knew what was good for you / I would’ve gone and done it for myself.






Worlds of tomorrow
Life without sorrow
Take it because it's yours
Sons of 1984

That was a great audience sing-along at the end of that show, went of for a good 3 minutes after the curtain closed. 

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Posted: Nov 26, 2023 - 9:48pm

If I thought I knew what was good for you / I would’ve gone and done it for myself.


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Posted: Nov 26, 2023 - 7:03am

 


miamizsun

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Posted: Dec 23, 2022 - 9:24am

hello, it's me
wanna hear some timeless todd?
doesn't matter you're getting it anyway!
still excellent...



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Posted: Apr 18, 2022 - 2:05pm

Daryl Hall with Todd Rundgren livestream ticket for the Ryman - $20
miamizsun

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Posted: Mar 2, 2022 - 9:05am

 ColdMiser wrote:
Outstanding show! I was very impressed with 77 year old Denny Laine. He played a raucous Band on the Run and held his own with lead vocals on several Beatles tunes. Todd and the rest of the headliners/band were solid, though you could tell this was an early in the tour show with some hiccups. Joey Molland seems to be a rather humorous chap. Worth checking out if they take this to your neck of the woods. 
 
yes and i'd love to


ColdMiser

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Posted: Mar 2, 2022 - 6:51am

 miamizsun wrote:







Outstanding show! I was very impressed with 77 year old Denny Laine. He played a raucous Band on the Run and held his own with lead vocals on several Beatles tunes. Todd and the rest of the headliners/band were solid, though you could tell this was an early in the tour show with some hiccups. Joey Molland seems to be a rather humorous chap.

Worth checking out if they take this to your neck of the woods. 
miamizsun

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Posted: Mar 2, 2022 - 4:12am

 ColdMiser wrote:

I'm looking forward to Todd's Beatles tribute show to Revolver and Rubber Soul. He did a great job with the 50 year anniversary of The White Album and returns with pretty much the same lineup, save for a swap of Denny Laine from Mickey Dolenz.

And I'm still holding out hope for a Something/Anything 50 year anniversary tour. 





ColdMiser

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Posted: Mar 1, 2022 - 7:00am

I'm looking forward to Todd's Beatles tribute show to Revolver and Rubber Soul. He did a great job with the 50 year anniversary of The White Album and returns with pretty much the same lineup, save for a swap of Denny Laine from Mickey Dolenz.

And I'm still holding out hope for a Something/Anything 50 year anniversary tour. 
Steely_D

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Posted: Oct 22, 2021 - 9:26am

"You know I loves you..."

"I've got your sweet caramel all stuck up in my grill."

ok, so I figure he's just trying to poke at people here


steeler

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Posted: May 12, 2021 - 3:04pm

 ColdMiser wrote:
While I know he personally could give a crap, it was nice to see Todd Rundgren selected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. As a long time fan it is a reward for years of dedication to an artist who always evolves and challenges himself and his audience. Kudos Todd! 




miamizsun

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Posted: May 12, 2021 - 2:06pm

 ColdMiser wrote:
While I know he personally could give a crap, it was nice to see Todd Rundgren selected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. As a long time fan it is a reward for years of dedication to an artist who always evolves and challenges himself and his audience. Kudos Todd! 



didn't see that but it is waaay overdue
ColdMiser

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Posted: May 12, 2021 - 1:13pm

While I know he personally could give a crap, it was nice to see Todd Rundgren selected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. As a long time fan it is a reward for years of dedication to an artist who always evolves and challenges himself and his audience. Kudos Todd! 
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