Long lost early Todd Rundgren recordings have surfaced in a new deluxe Nazz box set that unearths the original recordings from the 60s power-pop/psych project that brought Todd Rundgren his first taste of musical notoriety. Lost Masters & Demos will be released through Cleopatra Records on December 2.
Rundgren’s ambitious vision for the second Nazz album actually encompassed 26 songs spread across two LPs. And although the recordings were eventually scrapped and most of the songs reserved for the band’s posthumous third album, 1971’s III, these early versions of the songs would profoundly shape not just Nazz’s sound but the trajectory of Rundgren’s own career.
These tracks are taken directly from the original master acetates of the originally conceived 1968 rough mix of Nazz’s second album, 1969’s Nazz Nazz. It was at the sessions that Rundgren took his first turn behind the mixing desk.
Lost Masters & Demos brings all of these rarities into one gorgeous package, available as either a three CD or four LP set, that includes a full-colour booklet with detailed liner notes from music historian Michael Armes as well as an extensive interview with Nazz engineer and future engineer on Rundgren’s first three solo albums James Lowe, plus a stack of rare photos!
In addition, the other recently discovered acetates contain alternate mixes of Nazz’s signature tune Open My Eyes as well as the future Rundgren hit Hello, It’s Me. And you can hear the original acetate version of Forget All About It below.
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- Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light - 4pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.84, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 30-Nov-2022 11:11)on December 5, 2022 at 6:32 pm
TODD RUNDGREN I Saw The Light (Classic 1973 UK 3-track 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Black Maria & Long Flowing Robe. The vinyl appears in excellent condition within a plain die-cut paper sleeve K15506)
- Todd Rundgren - We Gotta Get You A Woman - 4pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.84, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 30-Nov-2022 11:09)on December 5, 2022 at 6:32 pm
TODD RUNDGREN We Gotta Get You A Woman (1973 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Couldn't I Just Tell You, plain die-cut paper sleeve K15509)
- Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $22.14, €21.06 (New Item) (arrived 23-Nov-2022 15:50)on December 5, 2022 at 6:32 pm
TODD RUNDGREN A Wizard, A True Star (1980 UK issue of the classic 1973 19-track Stereo LP, single pocket picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played IRSP10)
- Todd Rundgren - Initiation + Lyric Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 02-Nov-2022 13:48)on December 5, 2022 at 6:32 pm
TODD RUNDGREN Initiation (1975 UK 7-track LP, including Real Man, another perfect example of Todd's knack for pop craft, plus more synth-heavy prog of the early Utopia variety, picture sleeve with lyric card inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played K55504)
- Todd Rundgren - Hermit Of Mink Hollow - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.30, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2022 15:59)on December 5, 2022 at 6:32 pm
TODD RUNDGREN Hermit Of Mink Hollow (1978 UK 12-track vinyl LP, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows light wear with a little foxing to the inner & the vinyl shows only light signs of play K55521)