Neil Young To Release Roxy: Tonight’s The Night Live

There were a few essential venues for live music in the ’60s and ’70s. In effect, some venues were just as notable as the band or artist that were booked into them for performances. One of them was The Roxy  located on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip.

On April 21, Neil Young will dive into one of Rock’s most storied archives (his own) to present a 2LP edition of his September 20-22, 1973 shows at a new Roxy. The set is planned for release on Record Store Day. This set will be exclusive in that there will be an etched final side of the last LP.

A CD package, DD, and a standard, non-exclusive 2LP set (no etching) will follow on April 24.

ROXY – Tonight’s The Night LiveNeil Young

Side 1:

01. Tonight’s The Night

2. Mellow My Mind

03. World On A String

Side 2:

01. Speakin’ Out
02. Albuquerque
03. New Mama
04. Roll Another Number (For The Road)

Side 3:

01. Tired Eyes

02. Tonight’s The Night

03. Walk On

Side 4:

Etched artwork

Public Image, Ltd (PiL) News Too Good To Ignore

This post will not take too much of your time. But to me, it’s too awesome a news piece to ignore. You’re not going to find a track list or collections of bonus tracks…yet.

This year is the 40th Anniversary of Public Image Ltd, or PiL. This band is the one that Johnny Lydon assembled after the demise of the Sex Pistols. And what a go of it he had. There will be a box collection for PiL, with a title already. It’s going to be called The Public Image Is Rotten. The band’s ten studio sets will be used.

PiL is also touring for their 40th Anniversary.

Who’s excited?!

Huge Toto Remastered Vinyl LP Box Set For Release On October 12 (Online Order Only)

If you’re a fan of Toto, the late ’70s LA Rock band who enjoyed hits with “Hold The Line”, “Make Believe”, “Africa” (my favorite of theirs), “I Won’t Hold You Back”, and “Rosanna”, then you should be pleased with this piece of news.

On October 12, Legacy Records will release a massive vinyl LP box, All In, featuring thirteen titles that include (and their LP configuration for the box):

  • Toto
  • Hydra
  • Turn Back
  • IV
  • Isolation
  • Fahrenheit
  • The Seventh One
  • Kingdom of Desire (2LP)
  • Tambu (2LP)
  • Mindfields (2LP)
  • Toto XX (2LP)
  • Live in Tokyo (Previously Unreleased EP)
  • Old Is New

Old Is New has ten tracks, seven of which are previously unreleased. It will contain “Spanish Sea”, “Alone”, and “Struck By Lightning”, all of which are found on the band’s recently released 40 Trips Around The Sun compilation.

All In will also provide a Blu-ray disc with the 1990 concert film, Live in Paris, AND the entire multi-platinum classic, Toto IV, mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound. An 80-page book will accompany the Box filled to the max with photos, essays, notes, etc.

All Boxed sets will contain an 8″ x 8″ certificate of authenticity signed by the band.

All In cannot be bought in stores and will only be made available online at this link (here). And I’m not gonna lie to you; this set is NOT cheap (as the interested will discover). Bear in mind, that you can only order until April 10 to receive the Box on October 10.

A CD Edition will be offered later in the year.


Todd Rundgren’s Utopia Years Expanded and Remastered For 7CD Box

While I love Todd Rundgren, I have a special love for Utopia. I count it among my good moments that I’ve seen them live during their prime, creative years. It pleases me that a label is assembling a Box collection for Utopia.

On April 20, Friday Music will release a 7CD Box bringing together the band’s classic Bearsville issues that include their live set, Another Live (1975). The box is titled The Road To Utopia: The Complete Recordings 1974-1982.

Every album here will be newly remastered. Each disc is in digipak gatefold jackets, with original artwork and rare inner sleeve artwork. The included book will feature notes and discussion from the classic lineup of Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, Kasim Sulton, and Willie Wilcox. Even better are a collection of bonus tracks, fifteen in all that are included in the albums they originate from. They will be live performance tracks, B-sides, and radio edits.

Of course, after Bearsville, Utopia did not stop recording. They actually released three more studio sets (Utopia – 1982, Oblivion – 1984, P.O.V. – 1985). But those are for another time (but they should have been included here). For now, I’m pleased to have these classics!

The Road To Utopia: The Complete Recordings 1974-1982 – Rundgren/Utopia

CD1 (Todd Rundgren’s Utopia – 1974)

02-Freak Parade
03-Freedom Fighters
04-The Ikon
Bonus track:
05-Do Ya (live at St. Louis, MI 11-9-74)

CD2 (Another Live  – 1975):

01-Another Life
02-The Wheel
03-The Seven Rays
04-Intro / Mister Triscuits
05-Something’s Coming
06-Heavy Metal Kids
07-Do Ya
08-Just One Victory
Bonus Track:
09-Open My Eyes (live in Cape Cod, MA 8-23-75)

CD3 (Ra – 1977):

01-Overture (Instrumental)
02-Communion With The Sun
03-Magic Dragon Theatre
05-Eternal Love
06-Sunburst Finish
08-Singring And The Glass Guitar (An Electrified Fairytale)
Bonus Track:
09-Communion With The Sun (promo single mix)

CD4  (Oops! Wrong Planet – 1977):

03-Love In Action
04-Crazy Lady Blue
05-Back On The Street
06-The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell
07-The Martyr
08-Abandon City
10-My Angel
11-Rape Of The Young
12-Love Is The Answer
Bonus Track:
13-Love Is The Answer (promo single mix)

CD5 (Adventures In Utopia – 1979):

01-The Road To Utopia
02-You Make Me Crazy
03-Second Nature
04-Set Me Free
06-The Last Of The New Wave Riders
07-Shot In The Dark
08-The Very Last Time
09-Love Alone
10-Rock Love
Bonus Tracks:
11-Umbrella Man (B-side of Set Me Free)
12- Set Me Free (promo single mix)
13-Second Nature (promo single mix)
14-The Very Last Time (promo single mix)
15-Anyhow Anyway Anywhere (live in Syracuse, NY 11-16-79)
16-96 Tears (live in Syracuse, NY 11-16-79)
17-Just One Victory (live in Syracuse, NY 11-16-79)

CD6 (Deface The Music – 1980):

01-I Just Want To Touch You
02-Crystal Ball
03-Where Does The World Go To Hide
04-Silly Boy
06-That’s Not Right
07-Take It Home
08-Hoi Poloi
09-Life Goes On
10-Feel Too Good
11-Always Late
12-All Smiles
13-Everybody Else Is Wrong
Bonus Track:
14-I Just Want To Touch You (promo single mix)

CD7 (Swing To The Right –  1982)

01-Swing To The Right
03-The Up
04-Junk Rock (Million Monkeys)
06-For The Love Of Money
07-Last Dollar On Earth
08-Fahrenheit 451
09-Only Human
10-One World
Bonus Tracks:
11-Special Interest (B-side of “One World”)
12-Lysistrata (promo single mix)
13-One World (promo single mix)