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Todd Rundgren And His Friends

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Drive feat. Vivian Campbell
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Hello, It's Me feat. Edgar Winter
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Time Heals feat. Dweezil Zappa
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Love Is The Answer feat. Gary Hoey
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Bang On The Drum All Day feat. Tony Levin
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Tiny Demons feat. Steve Lukather
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Something To Fall Back On feat. Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
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Compassion feat. Bruce Kulick
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Mated feat. Richie Kotzen
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A Dream Goes On Forever feat. Steve Stevens
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Emperor Of The Highway feat. Derek Sherinian
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 41:55

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I Know Todd

GaLiberal

and this ain't Todd. I had many Todd Rundgren albums from the '70's (now lost to time). I thought he was unrated as both a song writer and performer. This album is no where near as good as real Todd Rundgren. It's a reworking of his original intent and doesn't work; like colorizing movies that were shot in B&W on purpose. Don't bother with this junk.

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Todd Does it Again !

BLISS

This is a fabulous texture of sounds. As a lifelong fan of Todd's work it is easy to forget just what a genius this guy is. Not only a studio Wizzard, but a consumate musical perfectionist. It's great to hear him revist some of his better known songs and breath some new life into them. Despite the fact that Todd did probably very little on the desk on this project, the quality of his songs still shine through. Some very nice guitar work from Luke and others adds a saucy flavour to Todd's vocals. This is a must have for anybody who is involved in music and music production, just to use as a benchmark for us all. Also check out with a Twist by Todd, an very interesting Latin vibe on his classic songs. All Hail to the Genius of Intelligent Musical Art!

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Classic EMusic Album

steve-uk

Todd Rundgren is a great musician. He's also a great writer and singer. Don't hesitate, download this today. The only snag is there's not enough of it on EMusic.

They Say All Music Guide

Rock & roll maverick Todd Rundgren has had one of the most interesting careers in the business, finding himself respected as a pop songwriter, a unique producer, and an experimental composer. Only the first element is really reflected on Todd Rundgren & His Friends, an interesting blend of tribute album and greatest hits. Producers Bob Kulick and Billy Sherwood take the original vocal tracks from many of his greatest hits and replace the instrumental tracks with their own playing. On top of that, each track features a well-known guitarist adding their own touches to the compositions. This leads to some bizarre new versions of some classic (and not so classic) songs, each with an accentuated guitar track to emphasize the guest players. Although the intention was to pay tribute to Rundgren’s work, it essentially takes songs that were rooted in ’70s power pop and soft rock and reworks them into ’80s-esque rock numbers. This is mainly due to the production, which adds more keyboards and takes many of the organic elements away from the original songs. It doesn’t really diminish or improve the originals, but instead re-creates them as if they were written in the glossy mainstream pop environment of the mid-’80s. As well-intentioned as this was meant to be, it really doesn’t add much to his catalog and essentially just gives session players like Steve Lukather and Kulick’s brother, Bruce, a showcase for their talents. But they have already proven their worth on their own recordings, making this a non-essential item for all but dedicated Rundgren collectors. – Bradley Torreano

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