A Wizard A True Star - Vinyl Record
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- Friday Music
- 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs
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First Time Audiophile Vinyl Presentation Of This 1973 Masterwork!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Bearsville Records Tapes
Features The Original LP Cover Elements Not Seen In Decades
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 four decade career. As with many of his solo albums, Todd played all 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 and 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 Philly soul sound on the aforementioned Sometimes I Don’t Know What to Feel. Soon to be followed with more classic rockers like pop infused Does Anybody Love You and the iconic album closer Just One Victory, all would go on to become Todd Rundgren staples and some of his most enduring work ever recorded.
This amazing album hasn’t been on vinyl for several decades that is until now…Friday Music is honored to announce for the first time ever release on two (2) 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP’s, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork A Wizard, A True Star. As a continuing installment in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition stunning sound 2 LP album will also be presented for a very short time in a colorful gatefold cover which will feature the original LP cover elements not seen in decades.
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 audiophile albums released in 2014.
Todd Rundgren…A Wizard, A True Star…A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release…first time 2 LP album release on 180 Gram Vinyl and Gatefold Cover…is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true…From your friends at Friday Music…
1. International Feel
2. Never Never Land
3. Tic Tic Tic It Wears Off
4. You Need Your Head
5. Rock and Roll Pussy
6. Dogfight Giggle
7. You Don’t Have to Camp Around
9. Zen Archer
10. Just Another Onionhead/Dada Dali
11. When the Shit Hits the Fan/Sunset Blvd.
12. Le Feel Internacìonále
1. Sometimes I Don’t Know What to Feel
2. Does Anybody Love You?
3. Medley: I’m So Proud/Ooh Baby Baby/ La La Means I Love You/Cool Jerk
4. Hungry for Love
5. I Don’t Want to Tie You Down
6. Is It My Name?
7. Just One Victory
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180/200 GRAM Vinyl LP
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