- Audio CD (1 Feb. 1999)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Double CD
- Label: Castle Music
- ASIN: B00000IBEK
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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The Best of Todd Rundgren - Go Ahead Ignore Me: Anthology Double CD
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TODD RUNDGREN Go Ahead Ignore Me: The Best Of Todd Rundgren (1999 UK fully remastered 41-track double compilation CD housed in a card slipcase with booklet and poster ESDCD650)
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He is almost unknown in Britain, apart from one very minor hit ('I saw the light') in 1972, although his milestone production of 'Bat out of hell' lurks in thousands of record collections. The patron saint of multi-instrumentalist studio solo artists, his production sound, vocal and keyboard techniques have been very influential and remain much imitated - Queen and 10cc are two bands whose best work owed a lot to his pioneering recordings. His desire to experiment also resulted in the inclusion of zany, cartoon-influenced songs and bizarre studio techniques which gained him a name for being wacky and unpredictable. However, this perhaps diluted his reputation as a writer of melodic, soulful pop songs, many of which can stand with the best work of any better known songwriter.
Fortunately, this compilation majors on the more memorable songs from Todd's classic period of recording throughout the 1970s, and with a few exceptions omits what might be termed his more 'crazy' material. It's basically a non-stop run of hits-that-should-have-been, and at over 2.5 hours in length is excellent value. Although the multi-tracked analogue synthesizers sound rather dated now, Todd's use of them was very innovative at the time, and the appeal of his vocal harmonies shines through anyway. Only at the end of the collection does the music lapse briefly into tedium, when Todd's inspiration seems to wane after a decade of frantic recording activity.Read more ›
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Going on for 40 songs on this, of which 15 are indispensible . The rest I just do not getPublished on 5 Dec. 2012 by Per Ception
Some people believe Rundgren a lost genius. He's not, but he's well above average for an early seventies oddball. Read morePublished on 17 July 2011 by lonniej
If you are looking for the Todd Rundgren who contributed the amazing guitar playing to Bat Out of Hell don't look here. Read morePublished on 19 Nov. 2002 by Lendrick