Famed producer extraordinaire (Meatloaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell”, XTC, Psychedelic Furs, New York Dolls, Patti Smith, The Tubes, Hall & Oates, Steve Hillage etc) Todd Rundgren has always maintained his own highly successful parallel recording career, encompassing a wide range of musical styles.
In May 1978 Todd issued “Hermit Of Mink Hollow”, but rather go out on a “Hermit” tour, he mounted a retrospective mini-tour accompanied by many of the musicians he’d played with over the past thirteen years. Certain of these shows, in New York, Los Angeles and Cleveland, were recorded for the original two LP live album “Back To The Bars”.
Featured guests are Utopia, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Stevie Nicks, Spencer Davis and Rick Derringer. The package contains extensive notes by Paul Myers, extracted and expanded from his definitive book on Todd Rundgren “A Wizard, A True Star”.