Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star


Friday Music



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AFRM 212133
UPC: 829421213307
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP

180-gram vinyl, limited anniversary edition, gatefold cover

Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso from original Bearsville records tapes!

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) fourth 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 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP’s, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork A Wizard, A True Star. As a continuing installment in Friday Music's career spanning Todd Rundgren 180-gram audiophile series, this limited edition stunning sound double LP album is also offered for a very short time in a colorful gatefold cover which features 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.

Side 1
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

Side 2
Zen Archer
Just Another Onionhead/Dada Dali
When the Shit Hits the Fan/ Sunset Blvd.
Le Feel Internacionale

Side 3
Sometimes I Don’t Know What to Feel
Does Anybody Love You?
Medley: I’m So Proud/ Ooh Baby Baby
La La Means I Love You/ Cool Jerk

Side 4
Hungry for Love
I Don’t Want to Tie You Down
Is It My Name?
Just One Victory

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