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Two Classic Todd Rundgren Titles, Something/Anything and A Wizard, A True Star Planned For SACD/CD Set Updates

SACDs are certainly winding down in the industry. Once a hoped for sizable niche, the marketplace for them has diminished considerably given the practicality of DVDs (DVD-Audio), and BDs (BD-Audio). With necessary additional hardware needed to play them back, the marketplace now only has legacy owners of SACD units and pricey SACD-enabled multi-players. Because of that dwindling number, we hear of less and less. But that doesn’t mean they no longer issue. With a wealth of desirable titles out there still not converted to superior (in my estimation) SACD hi-res, it’s nice to see them trickle out. One of them is a favorite of mine, Todd Rundgren‘s excellent Something/Anything.

On January 12 of 2018, Analog Spark, a division of Concord/Universal, will reissue Something/Anything as a 2-disc package with an SACD and a CD included within a Stoughton gatefold jacket.

This will be a necessary add title for those fans of the album who still enjoy the sound quality afforded by SACD playback within your much beloved music listening arena. And of course, hearing massive radio hits “I Saw The Light”, and “Hello, It’s Me” in Super Audio splendor, as well as FM favorites, “Couldn’t I Just Tell You”, and “Wolfman Jack”.

Something/Anything is listed in Rolling Stone’s Greatest 500 Rock Albums of All Time at number 173.

Also from Analog Spark will be an SACD Hybrid reissue of A Wizard, A True Star, which is being released the same date as Something/Anything.


13CD Todd Rundgren Solo Box Of Bearsville Releases To Be Issued In February

Todd Rundgren Complete Bearsvill Records Collection.If you’re a fan of Todd Rundgren, and do not have a complete collection of his Bearsville solo issues, then this post is definitely for you.

There has been a wealth of excellent Todd Rundgren albums beginning with his necessary 1970 Runt debut, which contains his “We Gotta Get You A Woman” hit. Since, Todd has provided a fantastic selection including his 2LP masterpiece, Something/Anything? from 1972. That high-charting set offered “I Saw The Light”, and (I’m not kidding you!) the perfect Pop track, “Hello, It’s Me”. Of course, none of these account for the fun set of albumss provided by his band, Utopia.

On February 26, Bearsville Records (now defunct except for archival purposes) will release a CD, eleven-title Rundgren collection in a boxed setting. The collection, called Todd Rundgren: The Complete Bearsville Albums Collection, will be issued to offer a full set for those that have need of this.

This Boxed set will contain 13 CDs. The collected titles include Runt (1970), The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren (1971), Something/Anything? (1972), A Wizard/ A True Star (1973), Todd (1974), Initiation (1975), Faithful (1976), Hermit Of Mink Hollow (1978), Healing (1981), and The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect (1982). Each CD will be housed in the standardized mini-LP cardboard style.