Attention music collectors and Todd Rundgren enthusiasts everywhere! Purple Pyramid Records, a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records Inc., is proud to announce the release of an extravagant box set of long-lost studio recordings by the ’60s power-pop/psych project that brought Todd Rundgren his first taste of musical notoriety and, Nazz. These tracks are taken directly from the original master acetates of the originally conceived 1968 rough mix of Nazz’s sophomore album Nazz Nazz. It was at the sessions that Rundgren took his first turn behind the mixing board, developing the production skills and techniques that made him the highly acclaimed producer he is today!

Rundgren’s ambitious vision for the second Nazz album actually encompassed 26 songs spread across 2 LPs. And although the recordings were eventually scrapped and most of the songs reserved for the band’s third album III, these early versions of the songs would profoundly shape not just Nazz’s sound but the trajectory of Rundgren’s own career. 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.”

Set for full release on December 2, Lost Masters & Demos brings all of these rarities into one gorgeous package, available as either a 3CD set or 4LP set, that includes a full-color 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 PLUS tons of rare photos! Fans can get a small taste of what’s in store with the single “Forget All About It,” which is being released on all digital platforms prior to the box set’s full release.

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/nazz_forget_all_about_it_acetate

Order the CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=nazz+lost+masters&post_type=product

Pre-order/pre-save Nazz Nazz – The Lost Masters: https://orcd.co/nazz_the_lost_masters

Stream/download Acetates: https://orcd.co/nazz_acetates

TRACK LIST
DISC 1
1. Forget All About It
2. Only One Winner
3. Magic Me
4. Gonna Cry Today
5. Meridian Leeward
6. Under The Ice
7. Some People
8. Rain Rider
9. Resolution
10. Old Time Lovemaking
11. Featherbedding Lover
12. Take The Hand
13. How Can You Call That Beautiful

DISC 2
1. Loosen Up
2. Sing A Song
3. Good Lovin’ Woman
4. It’s Not That Easy
5. Sing A Song Reprise
6. Plenty Of Lovin’
7. Letters Don’t Count
8. Kiddie Boy
9. Christopher Columbus
10. Hang On Paul
11. Not Wrong Long
12. You Are My Window
13. A Beautiful Song

DISC 3
1. Get Outta Here Baby (Early Version of Rain Rider)
2. Gonna Cry Today (Alt Version – Dick Charles)
3. Hello It’s Me (1st Mono Mix – Hit Factory)
4. Gonna Cry Today (Alt Version 2 – Dick Charles)
5. Kiddie Boy (Alt Version – Regent Studios)
6. Magic Me (Alt Version – John Kurland)
7. Magic Me (Mono – Regent Studios)
8. Not Wrong Long (Alt Mix – Regent Studios)
9. Open My Eyes (Alt Version Stereo No Phasing)
10. Open My Eyes (Alt Mix, No Vocals – Dick Charles)
11. Open My Eyes (Alt Version No Phasing – Dick Charles)
12. Old Time Lovemaking (Alt Version – Dick Charles)
13. Only One Winner (Alt Version – Dick Charles)
14. Under the Ice (Alt Version Mastertone)
15. Under the Ice (Stereo – Regent Studios)
16. Back of Your Mind (Alt Version – National Studios)
17. Hello It’s Me (Alt Version – John Kurland)