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    Default I Saw the Light (Todd Rundgren)

    Hope you like my rendition!


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    John,

    Another fun version of a Todd Rundgren hit! Good use of the background vocals, too.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillM View Post
    John,

    Another fun version of a Todd Rundgren hit! Good use of the background vocals, too.

    Bill
    Thanks, Bill! It was a fun challenge working on this!

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    One of my favorites! Great job capturing the feel of that song.

    Some interesting trivia- Todd wrote that trying to do a song that was in the style of Carole King. On that tune and the first 3 sides of the Something/Anything? album Todd plays every instrument. He did not use any additional players until the last side, which included Hello It's Me.

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    I just recently worked up this song! Well done, excellent job with the solo in the middle. I had read too that TR was going for a Carole King thing when he did this song and I think he nailed it. Did she ever cover it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelz777 View Post
    I just recently worked up this song! Well done, excellent job with the solo in the middle. I had read too that TR was going for a Carole King thing when he did this song and I think he nailed it. Did she ever cover it?
    That would be fun to hear, although she certainly has a massive enough catalogue of her own. Sometime back I was listening to Taperstry after not hearing it for a number of years and was really amazed at the level of writing and performance on that album. There is a reason it is such a legendary album that spent ages on the charts.
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    Thank you John! My favorite rendition of this song is when Live at Daryl's House went to record it at Todd's home in Hawaii.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    One of my favorites! Great job capturing the feel of that song.

    Some interesting trivia- Todd wrote that trying to do a song that was in the style of Carole King. On that tune and the first 3 sides of the Something/Anything? album Todd plays every instrument. He did not use any additional players until the last side, which included Hello It's Me.
    Thanks, EDW. Definitely a multi-talented musician, and what a great songwriter! I read he was a producer, too, including groups like Badfinger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelz777 View Post
    I just recently worked up this song! Well done, excellent job with the solo in the middle. I had read too that TR was going for a Carole King thing when he did this song and I think he nailed it. Did she ever cover it?
    Thanks, mikelz777! Have you posted your cover? I'd like to see it! I haven't seen or heard of any Carole King cover of this song, but it would be great to hear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe T View Post
    Thank you John! My favorite rendition of this song is when Live at Daryl's House went to record it at Todd's home in Hawaii.

    Thanks, Joe! While doing "research" in preparation for doing this song, I watched this video quite a few times! At first, I thought "Wow, Darryl's house is in a beautiful location," then later I realized this was recorded at Todd Rundgren's place! I wonder if that stage was built especially for their performance??
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