An Elpee's Worth of Productions

An Elpee's Worth of Productions

by Todd Rundgren

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Overview

Todd Rundgren may be best known for his eclectic work as a solo artist and as a member of Utopia, but he's also produced some of the most acclaimed, influential, and successful rock releases since the early '70s. As with his own music career, Rundgren has never been afraid to take on a wide variety of musical styles, and he applies the same rule to his role as producer, as evidenced by the 18-track compilation An Elpee's Worth of Productions. A selection from each album he's been involved in as a producer is included here, which makes it quite a varied sampler. Rundgren has been producing others since the early '70s, and has played a prominent role in such landmark releases as the New York Dolls' 1973 self-titled album (which almost single handedly launched punk rock), Meat Loaf's zillion-selling bombastic epic 1977 hit Bat Out of Hell, and the arena rock sounds of Grand Funk's We're an American Band, among others. Highlights include singer/songwriter Jules Shear's "Whispering Your Name," the mature power pop of XTC's "Dear God," punk poetess Patti Smith's "Dancing Barefoot," prog rocker Steve Hillage's "It's All Too Much," as well as tracks from the aforementioned bands -- New York Dolls ("Personality Crisis"), Meat Loaf ("All Revved Up With No Place to Go"), and Grand Funk ("We're an American Band"). An Elpee's Worth of Productions proves that Todd Rundgren is one of rock's most versatile producers.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/28/1992
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227051921
catalogNumber: 70519

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Todd Rundgren   Primary Artist
Bourgeois Tagg   Track Performer
Rick Derringer   Track Performer
Grand Funk Railroad   Track Performer
Steve Hillage   Track Performer
Lords of the New Church   Track Performer
Meat Loaf   Track Performer
New York Dolls   Track Performer
Pursuit of Happiness   Track Performer
Tom Robinson   Track Performer
Jules Shear   Track Performer
Tubes   Track Performer
XTC   Track Performer
Jill Sobule   Track Performer
Fanny   Track Performer
Hunter   Track Performer
Rubinoos   Track Performer
Felix Cavaliere   Track Performer
Patti Smith   Track Performer
Tom Robinson Band   Track Performer
Patti Smith Group   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Rick Derringer   Producer
Todd Rundgren   Producer
Brent Bourgeois   Composer,Producer
Fee Waybill   Composer
Bill Spooner   Composer
Kasim Sulton   Producer
Felix Cavaliere   Producer
Michael Cotten   Composer
Bill Inglot   Producer,Contributor
Roger Steen   Composer
Larry Tagg   Producer
Vince Welnick   Composer
Willie Wilcox   Producer
Lyle Workman   Composer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Brett Milano   Liner Notes
John Wilcox   Producer
Danny O'Connor   Cover Photo
Jean Lannen   Cover Photo
Audio 2   Composer
Rick Anderson   Composer
Prairie Prince   Composer

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