STREET DATE 11/26/21
As founding member of the late sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20’s when he began his long solo journey and became one of the music industry’s most prolific and celebrated rock artists.
For his very lengthy (close to sixty minutes) 4th album "A Wizard, A True Star", the legendary Todd Rundgren delivered a huge album event complete with 19 stellar performances making this one of his most revered efforts of his five decade career.
As with many of his solo ventures, Todd played most of the instruments, sang, wrote 17 of the 19 tunes and produced this masterwork. The album also catapulted Todd Rundgren’s marquee as a singer/songwriter even further with his smash radio hits "Just One Victory", "Sometimes I Don’t Know What to Feel" and his brilliant Philly soul "R&B Medley: I’m So Proud, Ooh Ooh Baby, La La Means I Love You, & Cool Jerk"
Album opener "International Feel" immediately brings the listener onto a hypnotic prog-rock journey as only Todd Rundgren can deliver. With solid tracks like "You Need Your Head", filled with exceptional guitar work, solid lyrical imagery and his rockin’ vocals, the artist truly pours it all out on this album.
More Todd favorites abound as "When The Shit Hits The Fan: Sunset Blvd" sets the stage for the rest 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 soul rocker "Sometimes I Don’t Know What to Feel" followed with more classics like the pop infused "Does Anybody Love You" and the torch driven "I Don't Want To Tie You Down", all would go on to become Todd Rundgren staples and some of his most enduring work ever recorded.
Friday Music is honored to announce for the first time ever release on two (2) Translucent Magenta Vinyl LP’s, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork "A Wizard, A True Star"
Originally released on a lengthy single disc album in 1973, Friday Music and Joe Reagoso have impeccably mastered this for maximum sound on 2 dynamic vinyl albums. Or as Todd would like to say "we've expanded the real estate"
As a continuing installment in our career spanning Todd Rundgren vinyl album series and to further enhance your "A Wizard, A True Star" experience, this limited edition masterwork will also be presented with the striking and colorful gatefold cover art elements from 1973.
Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, The Cars) at Friday Music Studios, the "A Wizard, A True Star" album will be one of the most anticipated vinyl albums released this year.
Stay tuned for more Todd Rundgren and Utopia original Bearsville Records and Warner Records classics from Friday Music.
- International Feel
- Never Never Land
- Tic Tic Tic It Wears Off
- You Need Your Head
- Rock And Roll Pussy
- Dogfight Giggle
- You Don't Have To Camp Around
- Zen Archer
- Just Another Onion Head; Da Da Dali
- When The Shit Hits The Fan - Sunset Blvd.
- Le Feel Internacionale
- Sometimes I Don't Know What To Feel
- Does Anybody Love You
- I'm So Proud
- Oooh Baby Baby
- La La Means I Love You
- Cool Jerk
- Hungry For Love
- I Don't Want To Tie You Down
- Is It My Name?
- Just One Victory
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