The Ballad of Todd Rundgren is the second album by American sician Todd Rundgren, released in 1971. Most of the album's 12 tracks are piano-led ballads, with the only exceptions being the rock tunes "Bleeding" and "Parole" and the anthem "Chain Letter". Rundgren himself wrote, arranged, and produced every tune on The Ballad of Todd Rundgren, as well as handling all the guitars, keyboards, and vocals.
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Rundgren himself wrote, produced and sang every tune on The Ballad of Todd Rundgren, as well as handling all guitars, keyboards, and vocals. I was pretty overbearing to deal with," Rundgren recalled in the liner notes to the 1999 CD release. I was also becoming very particular about arrangements, so I took a crack at playing it all myself. But I still had some dependence on other musicians. In mid 1971, Bearsville was purchased by Warner Bros. and plans were made to re-release both Runt and Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren as a "twin pack" entitled Todd Rundgren's Rack Job (Catalog Number 2BV 2156) in 1973. The album got as far as test presses and album art, but was shelved as Rundgren preferred to release an album of new material.
Arguably, it's better than Paul 's solo work, since it is focused and subtle, never drawing attention to Rundgren 's considerable skills as a writer and producer. He tones down the hard rock and his impish wit, lending the album a sense of direction missing on Runt
Todd rundgren-runt-the ballad of ILLE-A10116-VINYL near mint. The Ballad Of"Lp Japan-Obi Vinyl Japanese Mink Utopia Star. Unlike the credibly adventurous, if still flawed, "Runt" this album is a much more straight forward affair, and a pretty obvious attempt to follow up on the singles success of "We got to get you a woman". The diversity here, if you could call it that, extends to just gentle ballads (including a track called "The ballad") and more up beat pop songs.
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Where Todd Rundgren’s 1970 solo debut had been a three-person collaboration with bassist Tony Sales and drummer Hunt Sales, 1971’s Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren is when the artist came into his own as the all-seeing, all-knowing studio wizard. Although Tony Sales plays bass throughout the album, Rundgren handles all the other instruments himself (except for Parole, on which Hunt Sales drums). Rundgren had consolidated his control over his music, but The Ballad of Todd Rundgren generally follows the blueprint of its predecessor
Todd Rundgren lyrics - 318 song lyrics sorted by album, including "Hello, It's Me", "I Saw The Light". album: "Runt: The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren" (1971). Long Flowing Robe The Ballad (Denny & Jean) Bleeding The Wailing Wall The Range War Chain Letter A Long Time, A Long Way To Go Boat On The Charles Be Nice To Me Hope I'm Around Parole Remember Me. album: "Something/Anything?" (1972)
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|A1||Long Flowing Robe
Congas – Tony SalesTambourine – Tony SalesTimbales – N.D. Smart*
|A2||The Ballad (Denny & Jean)||3:00|
|A5||The Range War||2:38|
|B1||A Long Time, A Long Way To Go||2:12|
|B2||Boat On The Charles
Congas – Hunt SalesMaracas – N.D. Smart*Tambourine – Tony SalesVibraslap – Tony Sales
|B3||Be Nice To Me
Bass – Jerry Shelf*Drums – John Guerin
|B4||Hope I'm Around
Bass – Jerry Shelf*Drums – John Guerin
Drums – Hunt Sales
- Manufactured By – CBS/Sony Inc.
- Bass – Tony Sales (tracks: A1 to A3, A5 to B2, B5)
- Design [Cover] – Milton Glaser
- Drums – N.D. Smart* (tracks: A1 to A3, A5 to B2)
- Instruments, Arranged By, Mixed By, Vocals – Todd Rundgren
- Photography By [Cover] – Carl Fisher
- Photography By [Inside] – Ron Mael
- Producer – Todd Rundgren
- Written-By – Todd Rundgren
NotesReleased in a gatefold cover with lyric insert
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