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LAST UPDATED DECEMBER 5, 2010

Miscellaneous       Rush Tour       Fly By Night Tour

Caress Of Steel ~ "Down The Tubes Tour"       2112 Tour

All The World A Stage ~ "ATWAS Tour"

A Farewell To Kings ~ "Drive 'Til You Die Tour"       Archives Tour

Hemispheres ~ "Tour Of The Hemispheres"       Pre - Permanent Waves Tour

Permanent Waves Tour       Pre - Moving Pictures Tour       Moving Pictures Tour

Exit... Stage Left Tour       "Tour Of The Nadars"       Signals ~ "New World Tour"

Pre - Grace Under Pressure Tour       Grace Under Pressure Tour

Short Tour Between P/G & Power Windows       Power Windows Tour

Hold Your Fire Tour       Presto Tour       Roll The Bones Tour       Counterparts Tour

Test For Echo Tour       Vapor Trails Tour       Feedback ~ 30th Anniversary Tour

Snakes And Arrows Tour       Snakes And Arrows Live Tour       Time Machine Tour


MISCELLANEOUS

      Various Live Performances & Studio
1974 - 2004                The Digital Man - 5.0   (Drum Solos)  

2CD X AD & SB Various

This title is a progression of Neil's Drum Solos throughout the years.

      Saddlerock Ranch (Malibu Tennis and Music Fest), Malibu, California
9-15-90                      Special Tennis Event With Geddy And Alex  

1CD NI AD EX-

Sadly this CD is only 10:07 long, consisting of 2 songs, and isn't actually a "RUSH" concert. Alex and Geddy appear with "Mr. Big" drummer "Pat Torpey", and perform "In The Mood". The second song is "Closer To The Heart", which is performed with the drummer of "Kansas".

      Parc Downsview (Downsview Park) (Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto aka Toronto Rocks,
      Stars 4 SARS, SARSStock, SARSfest, SARS-a-palooza, SARS concert & The Rolling Stones SARS
           Benefit Concert), Toronto, Ontario, Canada & USAir Arena, Largo/Landover, Maryland
7-30-03 & 4-26-94          Different Shows Live

2CD X CD1 AD VG+, CD2 SB EX-

7-30-03 is a high VG+, and 4-26-94 is a high EX-.


   RUSH TOUR   

      Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
8-14-74  First Time     

1CD X AD VG-

As you can see, this show is an original, and after receiving it, I learned that it never came with a Front insert, so of course I cannot offer you one. As you may or may not be aware, this is the first night Neil played live with the band. It's only 26:38 long though. In the middle of "Working Man" (which is the last track) the sound becomes really distant, as if the taper had placed the microphone(s) in their pocket. The quality for this part is still VG-.

8-14-74         First Time   RTA Edition  

1CD X AD VG

The "RTA Edition" version is the better choice! For a comment about what "RTA" is, how it was used here, and even a link to a picture of an "RTA Machine", please click
HERE . 3:32 minutes into track 4, "Working Man", the sound changes to the end of track 5, which is the "Drum Solo" and the end of the CD. I rate just this part VG-. There are a couple dozen one channel only pops throughout. These are not present on "First Time", but since my copy of the "RTA Edition" version came from the person that remastered it, they do belong.

      Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio
8-26-74       Fly By Cleveland '74   

1CD X FM VG

8-26-74 A Change Of Seasons

1CD FM VG+

8-26-74 Live 1974

1CD X FM VG+

8-26-74            New In Town - Platinum Edition 

1CD FM EX

This show was taken directly from the Master tapes and remastered onto CD at a professional studio, then played by WMMS Radio, Cleveland, Ohio. Then recorded off the airwaves and remastered onto CD-R. I expected an EX+ out of this, but it's still of high quality. This is also the first time it has been the complete show. This version also includes another "RUSH" original song called "Garden Road", which was more than likely not heard until the rebroadcast of this concert. This song was written in 1970 with "John Rutsey" on drums. This CD has 2 bonus tracks from ABC's "In Concert" on 12-16-74, that I rate SB VG+.

8-26-74                    The Fifth Order Of Angels   

1CD (SHN) (Pre-FM SB) EX+

In audio CD format, this is a 1CD show. If you only want one show from this tour, this is it!!! Everything is crisp and clear. The sound produced for the "Drum Solo" is increadable with the bounceback of the stereo seperation. This is the best version of this date that I have.

8-26 & 12-16-74        Return To Cleveland  

2CD X FM CD1/VG+, CD2/EX-

Both shows are from the Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio. This is a 2 Date/2CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Studio
10-9-74                  Don Kirshner's Rock Concert  

1CD NI (T.V. or SB) VG

This show consists of 3 songs that last 10:50 total. The songs are "Best I Can", "In The Mood" and "Finding My Way".

      Convocational Hall (University Of Toronto), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
11-1-74              Come In And Feel The Show   

1CD X AD VG

      Paramount Theatre (Seattle), Seattle, Washington
11-19-74     Music Is Paramount  

1CD AD EX-

This show has something really interesting happen. It has Geddy announcing a song by saying "We'd like to do a song that will probably be on our next album. This is a number called, 'Fancy Dancer' ". During the drum solo on "Working Man", the sound becomes really muddy until the next track. The CD starts off very rough. It sounds like the tape used for this show was well worn out at the beginning, and a couple more times later on. These next couple of times aren't as long as the first.

      Whiskey A Go-Go, Hollywood, California
11-27-74     Rushian Whiskey 74 

1CD X AD VG

This CD also has bonus tracks. Tracks 7 & 10-12, are from 10-9-74 "Don Kirshners Rock Concert", although track 7, which is "The Trees", was not played this night, so I truly believe this track actually came from the video called "Chronicles", but I cannot prove it. It is a couple of generations old, thus a lower quality rating. Tracks 8 & 9, are from 12-6-74 ABC's "In Concert". Tracks 8-12, I rate SB VG+.

      Electric Lady Studios, New York/Manhattan, New York
12-5-74                      Electric Lady Land Studios 1974

1CD X FM VG+

12-5-74 Live From The Electric Ladyland Studios 1974

1CD X FM VG+

12-5-74 By-Tor 74

1CD FM EX-

12-5-74 Electric Rush

1CD FM EX-

"By-Tor 74" is the best quality version of this date.

      ABC Studios, New York/Manhattan, New York
12-6-74   ABC Studios  

1CD NI SB VG+

This show is from "ABC's In Concert Series", and is 2 tracks that is 7:15 long total. If you are looking for this show, I have them on 2 other titles. They are on "New In Town - Platinum Edition" and "Rushian Whiskey 74". IMO, these songs are a direct copy from "New In Town - Platinum Edition". The sound quality, track times, volume and even the slightly mastered too high causing a very slight clipping are identical. As to which version of these 2 songs sounds better of the 3 versions, that is a tough call. "Rushian Whiskey 74" is a little less bright, but I prefer "New In Town - Platinum Edition" or "ABC Studios".

      Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio
12-16-74      Free Fall

1CD X FM VG-

12-16-74 Here Again At Agora

1CD FM VG+

12-16-74             Here Again At Agora - Platinum Edition 

1CD FM EX

This version was taken directly from the Master tapes and remastered onto a CD at a professional studio, then played by WMMS Radio, Cleveland, Ohio. Then recorded off the airwaves and remastered onto CD-R. I expected an EX+ out of this, but it's still of high quality. This CD has 3 bonus tracks from "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" on 10-9-74, that I rate SB VG+.

8-26 & 12-16-74       Return To Cleveland

2CD X FM CD1/VG+, CD2/EX-

Both shows are from the Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio. This is a 2 Date/2CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.


   FLY BY NIGHT TOUR   

      Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio
5-15-75        Juvenile Delinquents  

1CD FM EX-

5-15-75 Can't Fight It

1CD X FM EX-

"Can't Fight It" is the best version of this date.

      Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
6-25-75           The Age Of Wonders 
1CD X AD VG+
6-25-75 Live Anthem 1975

1CD X AD VG+

6-25-75 In The Beginning

1CD AD VG+

6-25-75 Fly By Toronto

1CD (SHN) AD VG+

"Fly By Toronto" in audio CD format, is a 1CD show. All of these shows start out rough, and the right channel cuts out for a few seconds at the very beginning. As for which is the best version of this date, that is tough to say. "Fly By Toronto" has better mid-range, but is lacking in the bass frequencies. I feel that "The Age Of Wonders" is slightly better than "In The Beginning", with "Live Anthem 1975" coming in 4th.


   "CARESS OF STEEL ~ "DOWN THE TUBES TOUR"   

      Armory, Rockford, Illinois
11-15-75  Stainless Steel    

1CD AD VG-

This is the ONLY 100% guaranteed COS date known to exist on audio tape, CD, CD-R, LP, DAT, DVD, DVD+-R or MP3. Rumor has it that only a handfull of actual shows from this tour that were recorded. It has the complete song, "The Necromancer". This was the ONLY tour the boys ever played this song in it's entirety, live. This tour only covered 59 dates. The instruments come thru pretty good, but Geddy's vocals are muffled, yet are still understandable. Unfortunately, there is distortion from being recorded too high, otherwise it would have received a VG.

11-15-75     Steel Breeze  

1CD (SHN) AD VG-

In audio CD format, this is a 1CD show. My recommendation is for "Steel Breeze". It is crisper, but with less bass. The instruments are seperated better, and is more up front. Unfortunately there is distortion from being recorded too high. If it wasn't for that, "Steel Breeze" would barely get VG+, and "Stainless Steel" would have received VG.


   2112 TOUR   

       Paramount Theatre (Seattle), Seattle, Washington
3-28-76    2112 Days

1CD X SB EX-

3-28-76  Seattle Supersonic

2CD X SB EX-

"Seattle Supersonic" has one more song performed live called, "Peart/ Lifeson Improvisation", plus 2 bonus tracks called "Not Fade Away" and "You Can't Fight It".

3-28-76  Seattle              

2CD X SB VG+

Even though the sound quality is lower, I do believe this title to be a direct copy of "Seattle Supersonic".

3-28-76  By-Tor's Battle   

1CD SB EX-

The date on this release says 10-25-76, but this has long since been proven to be incorrect. ALL 10-25 & 3-28-76 shows were recorded on the same night, and date, which is 3-28-76.

3-28-76        By-Tor's Battle   Ver 2.01  

1CD SB EX-

This is the best version of this date.

      Nelson Center, Washington, D.C.
5-30-76    One Hot Night

1CD X SB VG

5-30-76 We Are The Priests

1CD SB VG+

      Selland Arena, Fresno, California & Nelson Center, Washington, D.C.
11-28 & 5-30-76                Another World A Stage / Tuning Man

2CD X AD EX & VG+

The date of the 11-28-76 show is marked on the inserts as 11-2-76, The Winterland, San Francisco, California, however, this is incorrect. I rate "The Another World A Stage" EX, and "Tuning Man" a high VG+. My choice for best the version of the 5-30-76 date is "Tuning Man". The reason for this is because it is is brighter, as well as the the drums are more up front in the mix compared to "We Are The Priests". This is a 2 Date/2CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.


   ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE ~ "ATWAS TOUR"   

      Winterland, San Francisco, California
11-27-76       Tear The Temples Down 

1CD AD VG+

      Selland Arena, Fresno, California & Nelson Center, Washington, D.C.
11-28 & 5-30-76           Another World A Stage / Tuning Man

2CD X AD EX & VG+

The date of the 11-28-76 show is marked on the inserts as 11-2-76, The Winterland, San Francisco, California however, this is incorrect. I rate "The Another World A Stage" EX, and "Tuning Man" a high VG+. This is a 2 Date/2CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Selland Arena, Fresno, California
11-28-76        Wonders Of The World 

1CD X AD VG+

11-28-76  Rediscovered    

1CD X AD VG+

This is the improved version of the previous release called "Discoveries".

11-28-76                     The Work Of Gifted Hands                                       

1CD AD EX-

11-28-76 The Work Of Gifted Hands - Platinum Edition

1CD AD EX-

      Capitol Theater (Passaic), Passaic, New Jersey
12-10-76             Out Of Hiding  

1CD X (Pro-Shot Video Rip) EX-

There is a low frequency rumble that isn't quite in the background, yet isn't over powering everything either, but it is noticeable. I am still debating on whether this show deserves a very, very high EX-, or a low EX. If it wasn't for the rumble it would get an EX for sure.

      Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
12-31-76  Auld Lang Syne 

2CD AD VG-

      George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
4-17-77           Capitol Punishment

2CD X AD VG

4-17-77 We Have Assumed Control

2CD X AD VG

      Sheffield City (Oval) Hall, Sheffield, England
6-1-77         The Madrigals          

2CD AD VG

6-1-77 The Necromancer

2CD X AD EX-

      Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England
6-2-77     Sign Of Eth     

1CD AD VG+

6-2-77 Summer Nights

2CD AD VG+

6-2-77                Celebrate The Eve Of Big Wave   

1CD X AD EX-

Track 6, during the "Drum Solo", there is a metallic squelching type of sound at the time change between 9:41 & 9:42.

      Hammersmith Odeon (Hammy-O), London/Hammersmith, England
6-4-77            Live At The Hammersmith  

2CD AD VG

6-4-77                        Thank You For Your Warm Welcome 

1CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. To me it sounds like a loose tape was used to record this show, because we get a whorbly sound. The band seems to be having a blast performing on their first tour in England. I would say that Geddy is having the most fun.


   A FAREWELL TO KINGS ~ "DRIVE 'TIL YOU DIE TOUR"   

      San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California
9-30-77  No Title       

1CD NI AD VG+

      Music Hall, Houston, Texas
10-20-77  The Magic Hall 

1CD (UI) AD VG

There is phasing, old tape wear and tape munch starting with track 7 mostly. This isn't constant, but it is noticeable. Track 4, "Xanadu" is cut short by about 2:40 at 7:42. Track 8 around 1:35, there is about 12 seconds of tape munch. This by far is the worst spot for tape munch. Track 16, "2112: Grand Finale", is from an SB recording, and until I have time to check, my hunch is that it's from the "All The World's A Stage" release. Hard to say if it's from the LP, CD or possibly the audio cassette tape.

      Palladium, New York/Manhattan, New York
11-12-77   Palladium Palais   

1CD AD VG+

11-12-77    The Art Of Sound 

2CD AD VG+

This show is the best version of this date.

11-12-77          No Title   (2nd Source)   

2CD NI AD VG+

Right around 1 minutes worth of CD1, track 4, "Xanadu", is missing. There is a live version of "Cinderella Man" at the end of this show. Even though I cannot prove it, and since they didn't play this song on this tour, I believe it to be a bonus track. The other reasons why are that this song was taken from an LP at some point. There is a difference in sound quality in the crispness for the treble, with the cheering being the most noticeable. The people cheering are different than the rest of songs.

      The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
12-2-77     Fly In The Night 

1CD X AD VG-

The well known date of 12-12-77 for this release is definitely incorrect, as is the artwork which says it was in 1980. This is the second half of the show.

12-2-77    Cinderella Kings  

1CD AD VG+

This is the second half of the show. There is a low volumed thumping noise throughout most of the show. This thumping noise is most prevalant during the song breaks. IMO, Geddy's vocals are a little too up front in the mix, but still worthy of my rating.

      Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida
12-10-77               Siren Song                                                   

2CD X AD VG

12-10-77 Canadian Bacon - Platinum Edition

2CD AD VG+

      City Hall, Newcastle, England
2-14-78       Drive `Til You Die    

2CD X AD VG-

2-14-78 Rush'n'Tyne United

2CD AD VG

      Glasgow Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland
2-16-78     Premium Imports  

2CD AD VG+

2-16-78           Glasgow One   (Part 1 of 2)  

2CD X AD G

This show has many unfavorable problems, thus my worst rating possible.

      Glasgow Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland
2-17-78             Glasgow Two   (Part 2 of 2)  

2CD X AD VG-

This show has a few problems, but nothing like 2-16. CD1 has a bunch of diginoise on track 9, "2112", especially after the 17 minute mark, and it gets progressively worse until the end of the song, which also happens to be the end of the CD.

2-17-78        Castles In The Distance  

2CD AD VG+

2-17-78       Where Is The Tape ?    

2CD AD VG+

CD1, track 7, at 6:10, the sound quality becomes muddy, but clears up about a minute later. Then same CD and track, there is a part that has been edited out at 6:54. This show is a high VG+, and is the best version of this date.

      Hammersmith Odeon (Hammy-O), London/Hammersmith, England
2-19-78  Waterproof  

2CD X AD VG

CD1, track 1, "Bastille Day", has a double missing gap between 1:24 & 1:26. You would have to hear this to understand what I mean.

2-19-78      Hammersmith '78

2CD NI AD VG

The first couple of minutes are rough. CD1, track 1, there is a small amount of the song missing at 1:16, but there isn't any gap. "Waterproof" at this spot has a double missing gap between 1:24 & 1:26. My guess is that someone took out the gaps and the tiny amount of music between them, and thus we get a small break in the music flow. There is alot of tape hiss, but this is still my choice for the best version of this date.

      Sheffield City (Oval) Hall, Sheffield, England
2-22-78    Working Man

2CD X AD VG-

2-22-78 Sound And Fury

2CD AD VG+

2-22-78         Sheffield City Hall 22.2.78

2CD AD VG-

This show has low volumed clipping in the right channel about every 5 seconds. However the clipping does tend to be like one really quick clip. If it wasn't for that, this show would have received a nice VG. I am unsure if the inserts I have were released or approved for this show by the person that mastered it, but IMO these were released with the show.

      Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England
2-23 or 24-78  Live At Manchester Apollo        

1CD AD VG-

There is a lot of clipping in the left channel, otherwise it would have received a VG. I am unsure if the inserts I have were released or approved for this show by the person that mastered it, but IMO these were released with the show.


   ARCHIVES TOUR   

      Convention Center, Niagara Falls, New York
5-10-78  Niagara Falls      

2CD AD VG

This show is from the opening night of the tour.

      McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado
5-16-78     Ancient Archives   

2CD AD VG

I gave this show a VG, but this may be a little generous after CD1, track 4, around 2:30. The show after this point is recorded too high. Track 4 itself has a fuzzy buzzing sound, where as the rest of the show has a compressed bass sound due to the recording level.


   HEMISPHERES ~ "TOUR OF THE HEMISPHERES"   

      Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
11-4-78              Rocinante 

1CD X AD VG+

11-4-78 Rocinante Remastered Edition

1CD AD VG+

11-4-78 Vancouver Circumstances

1CD X AD EX-

11-4-78 Waltz Of The Shreves

2CD AD EX-

      Warnors Theatre, Fresno, California
11-15-78   Universe Divided 

2CD AD VG+

11-15-78          Tour Of The Hemispheres 

2CD X AD EX-

There is some skipping at the end of track 4 on CD1. On CD2, tracks 6-9 are from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and I rate them AD VG+.

      Tucson Community Center Arena, Tucson, Arizona & Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan &
                                           Stadthalle, Frankfurt/Offenbach, Germany
11-20 & 12-2-78 + 5-28-79     A Single, Perfect Sphere v1.1

2CD X SB EX & EX+

I must say Mike did a very fine job on the splicing of the shows. It is nice to hear a complete show without even a quick tape flip.

      Tucson Community Center Arena, Tucson, Arizona
11-20-78    Cygnus

1CD SB VG+

11-20-78 Cygnus X Story

2CD X SB EX-

11-20-78 Cygnus Gold Edition

2CD SB EX-

11-20-78         "Storm Over Tucson" Remaster 

2CD SB EX-

If the Bass were more upfront in the mix, this show would have received an EX.

11-20-78         Black Hole Of "Cygnus X-1" 

2CD X SB EX-

11-20-78  A Desert Passage     

2CD SB EX-

As with all but one of the versions of this date, the complete show was not available. This version does not have any of the missing parts filled in however.

11-20-78     Every Soul A Battlefield 

2CD SB EX-

I hope you are sitting down because we finally have a COMPLETE show from this night!!! Don't let the EX- rating fool you, this show just misses receiveing an EX!

11-20-78            A Desert Passage - Platinum Edition

2CD SB EX

This version of this date, like most of the others, contains fill in parts. In this case there are 2 SB bonus tracks from an unknown date placed at the end. I wasn't listening really hard for the fill in part transitions, but the one spot I did notice besides the 2 bonus tracks was on CD1, track 10, "Hemispheres", between 10:00 & 11:10. My copy during the intro has a couple of double clicks right before 00:30, and another couple of single clicks around 00:40, in which one is a minor skip.

11-20-78  Brainwaves                

2CD X SB EX

This version may be a direct copy from "A Desert Passage - Platinum Edition", except it has been EQ'd some, but I cannot tell any real difference.

      Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
12-2-78                    Buenos Nochas! Motor City

2CD SB CD1/VG-, CD2/EX

12-2-78 Oak Oppression

2CD X SB CD1/VG-, CD2/EX

Both of these versions have tape fluctuation for just over half the show, making it extremely difficult to listen to. The problem continues up until the 16 minute mark on "Cygnus X-1, Book II, Hemispheres". After that the sound does improve to EX. The "Oak Oppression" version however does have 2 spots which are not on "Buenos Nochas! Motor City", and those would be, CD1, a 3 second area of silence right after track change, but not a 2 second gap. CD2, there is a spot at the track change of 4 & 5 that is just weird, but way less than a second long. I would get "Buenos Nochas! Motor City" myself.

      International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois
12-16-78               Tour Of The Hemispheres 1978 Vol.I    

1CD AD VG-

12-16-78 Tour Of The Hemispheres 1978 Vol.II

1CD AD VG-

12-16-78 Hemispheres Live In Chicago 1978

2CD AD G

12-16-78           Fallen Trees - Version 2.0            

2CD AD EX-

12-16-78 Fallen Trees - Platinum Edition

2CD AD EX-

For "Fallen Trees - Version 2.0" and "Fallen Trees - Platinum Edition", "The Trees" and "Cygnus X-1" are missing major amounts of each. There are also a couple of minor cuts in "By-Tor And The Snow Dog" and "Working Man". I would like to be able to say which version is the better of the 2, but this one is a judgement call. The "Platinum Edition" is crisper and brighter, yet "Version 2.0" is heavier, although not as crisp or bright for the Bass. My personal choice is "Platinum Edition".

      Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
12-29-78           Welcome Back Home 

2CD (SHN) X AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This show was recorded too high. There are a few rough spots with a couple of easily tolerable thuds and a tick or two, but nothing to distract from the quality or likeability of this show.

      Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
1-11-79                    Boston '79   (16bit)   (Dan Lampinski) & In The Constellation Of Cygnus

2CD (FLAC) (UI) AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. CD1, track 5, "Xanadu", 10:55, which is around 2 minutes from the end of the song, the power cuts out. CD1, track 5, 11:15 to track 6, "Something For Nothing", 00:08, the volume in the right channel is greatly reduced. CD1, track 11, "Circumstances", 00:11, some of the song is missing, but there isn't a gap. CD2, track 4, "2112 (Spliced)", 4:46, some of the song is missing, but there isn't a gap. (Master)

      Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
2-3-79   Dedication   

2CD AD VG+

2-3-79               Dedication - Platinum Edition  

2CD AD VG+

CD2, track 4, "2112 Suite", has part of it missing due to a possible tape flip. Even though I have both versions rated the same, the "Platinum Edition" does get the edge in better quality.

      Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida
3-10-79           Held Hostage In Hollywood 

2CD AD EX-

CD1, track 6, there is an edit about 1 minute into "The Trees", with only a small amount missing. CD1, track 8, "Cygnus X-1 Book II, Hemispheres", has an edit spot at 17:35, but not very much is missing. CD2, track 4, at 5:43, "The Temples Of Syrinx", has about 1 minute missing. CD2, track 4, "2112", has an edit.

3-10-79     Secret Show 

2CD X (UI) AD EX-

This show is a straight copy from the Master tapes to CD-R without any mixing. My copy of this show is from the CD-R's that "Digital Reproductions" used to produce "Held Hostage In Hollywood", which is also the better of the 2 versions. There is a small edit on "2112".

      War Memorial Coliseum, Rochester, New York
4-4-79            Turn The Pages Of History  

2CD AD VG

      City Hall, Newcastle, England
4-24-79      Belt Up And Listen 

3CD X AD VG-

The 3rd CD is a radio Interview with Geddy done in Newcastle, England. At least half of the show is muddy due to what sounds like the microphone(s) were being blocked. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Glasgow Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland
4-25-79               Glasgow Master Copy  

2CD (SHN) (UI) AD VG-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This show was recorded too high, thus we get a scratchy buzzing sound.

      Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England
4-30-79             Armed With Sense And Liberty   

2CD AD VG+

The inserts say 4-6-79, but the actual date is what I have. On my speakers this show sounds as if it was recorded too high, for which I would rate it VG-, but through my headphones this is rarely present, and it deserves my VG+.

      Liverpool Empire, Liverpool, England
5-2-79    Secret Empire 

2CD AD VG+

      Hammersmith Odeon (Hammy-O), London/Hammersmith, England
5-4-79    London `79

2CD X AD VG-

Sad, because this show might have received a much higher rating, but it sounds like the taper placed the microphone(s) under their jacket. It probably deserves a G, except the instruments are rather clear, considering that the microphone(s) are tucked away. There is top end clipping. I would recommend playing at a low volume. The song "Hemispheres" has a splice spot where the tape must have been flipped, and a few minutes later a couple of minutes are missing.

      Hammersmith Odeon (Hammy-O), London/Hammersmith, England
5-5-79       Instant Attraction 

2CD AD VG+

      Hammersmith Odeon (Hammy-O), London/Hammersmith, England
5-7-79         Hammersmith `79 

3CD X AD VG-

The volume starts off low, but after 25 seconds it does go to normal. CD1, track 6, has about 4 minutes where the sound quality gets worse. This to the point where it barely deserves a VG-. CD1, track 5, has a couple of minutes missing. CD3 is a Backstage Radio Interview. I will break up the set if you would like.

5-7-79   London Fog 

2CD AD VG

The first couple of minutes are rough due to tape munch. VG is for the times when it sounds its best. There are several songs that have tape drag for a couple of minutes at a time. CD1, track 8, from 14:54 - 17:27, the volume in the right channel drops to nearly nothing. This happens again on CD2 for the first few seconds, and once more from 00:54 - 1:52, during "In The Mood".

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England & Colston Hall, Bristol, England
9-9-04 & 5-14-79  12 Years Later           

3CD X AD EX- & VG+

During the 9-9-04 show, the section where Alex does his rant, the band breaks out into a rare short full blown quality sounding improve song without lyrics. This title contains 4 bonus tracks from the encore part of 5-14-79, that I rate AD VG+. The first minute of track 12 is rough, as if the source tape had been munched.

      Nr. Kortrijt, Poperinge-Maekeblijde, Belgium
5-18-79     Belgium 1979   

1CD (UI) AD VG

There are 11 quick zap type of noises on this CD. Not being sure of this titles origin, I can only guess that these should be here.

      Concert House, Goteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden
5-23-79      Admission Free

2CD X AD VG+

5-23-79 Lost Circumstances

2CD AD VG+

5-23-79           Forgotten Kings Remastered  

2CD AD VG+

This is the best version I have of this date. I only have Front and Back Thumbnails for this show.

      Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway
5-24-79          Hemispheres Performance  

1CD X AD VG

5-24-79 A Passage To Oslo

1CD AD VG+

5-24-79          Hemispheres Tour/Oslo   

2CD X AD VG+

This version is made up of 2 different nights, utilizing 5-24 as the main night.

5-24-79                  A Passage To Oslo - Platinum Edition  

2CD AD VG+

5-24-79                      A Passage To Oslo - Platinum Edition   RTA Edition

2CD X NI AD EX-

The "RTA Edition" is the better choice! For a comment about what "RTA" is, how it was used here, and even a link to a picture of an "RTA Machine", please click
HERE . CD1, at the track change between 2 & 3, there is what sounds like radio bleed over.

      Grona Lund (Green Grove), Stockholm/Djurgarden Island, Sweden
5-25-79    Tivoli Gardens 

2CD X AD VG-

5-25-79            Shortened Stockholm 

1CD (FLAC) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 1CD show. This show is a high VG+. Several songs are incomplete. Track 6, 17:34, the microphone(s) are blocked until 17:52. It sounds to me like they fell down inside a shirt or jacket. Track 7, "Closer To The Heart", is from a bootleg release called "Tivoli Gardens", except it has had Gain Control, Pitch Correction and some EQing applied.

      Stadthalle, Erlangen, Germany
5-27-79       Invasion From Canada

2CD AD VG+

      Stadthalle, Frankfurt/Offenbach, Germany
5-28-79  Black Forest          

2CD SB EX

This show has been spliced together from 2 seperate performances. Luckily both are SB. Most of it does come from 5-28-79. It was spliced in 2 places is all, and they did a great job of doing it.

5-28-79        Black Forest (Short Setlist) 

2CD SB EX

If you have "Black Forest", you pretty much already have this version. The reason for this version, and creating it for yourself is simple. There were 2 sources used, with one of them being for 2 filler tracks in order that "Black Forest" would be a complete show, song wise. But since some do not care for fillers, this version was created. What you would need to do is rip tracks 1-4, 6, 8 & 9 off of CD1. Then what I did was to rename the tracks 1-7, and burn the shortened CD. Now you have the "(Short Setlist)" version. There is a different back insert for this version that has the shortened track list.

5-28-79      Farewell To Frankfult 

2CD X SB EX

I know that nearly everyone has this show listed as Frankfurt, and they would be correct except that is just the name of the city. The name on the inserts is as I have it. Track 8 on CD1 has clicking noises from approximately 17:50 thru 19:30.

      Burgemeester Damen Sportpark (Pinkpop Festival aka PINKPOP),
      Limburg/Geelen, Holland (The Nederland / The Netherlands)
6-4-79        A Right To Passage  

1CD X SB EX+

6-4-79     Pinkpop Festival  

1CD SB VG+

I only have a Front Thumbnail for this show.

6-4-79         Rushian Roulette           

1CD X SB EX

6-4-79 Praying For The Light

1CD X SB EX

6-4-79                  Live At Pinkpop   (Paradiddle) 

1CD (SHN) SB EX+

In audio CD format, this is a 1CD show. These shows are from the final night of the tour. This version of this date has the speed corrected. There are 3 bonus tracks. One is somewhere live. The next two are studio tracks. The first being "Not Fade Away", and the second is by "Max Webster" with Geddy called "Battle Scar". "Live At Pinkpop" is the best version of this date IMO.


   PRE - PERMANENT WAVES TOUR   

      Capital Centre (Cap Centre/The Cap), Largo/Landover, Maryland
8-22-79   Premature Waves 

2CD AD VG

This show starts part way into "2112: The Temples Of Syrinx". There are 2 pre-release tracks played live this night. They are "The Spirit Of Radio" and "Freewill".

      Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio
8-31-79           No Title   (Soundcheck) 

1CD NI AD VG-

      Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
9-2-79          Preludes Of The Future 

2CD AD VG+

      Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin
9-8-79        Practice Makes Perfect  

2CD AD G

      Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania
9-12-79          Tour Of The Semispheres  

2CD AD VG+

9-12-79       Two Great Suites      

2CD X AD EX-

CD1, track 7, from 6:51 - 6:52, there is a blank spot with it going into this spot with a scratchy noise. This may have been the taper accidentally turning off the recorder. Then on CD2, track 1, there is about 30 seconds of edited out music shortly after Geddy anounces the song. These problems may exist on "Tour Of The Semispheres" and "Tour Of The Semispheres - Platinum Edition", but right now I don't have the time to compare them.

9-12-79                      Tour Of The Semispheres - Platinum Edition  

2CD AD EX-

9-12-79                     United : The Allentown '79 Master 

2CD (SHN) X AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. "Two Great Suites" has more Bass, but it isn't as clear as "United : The Allentown '79 Master" (UTA '79 M). "UTA '79 M" has more mid-range and treble and has a much cleaner sound. IMO "UTA '79 M" is the best version of this date.


   PERMANENT WAVES TOUR   

      The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1-21-80    Invisible Airwaves

2CD AD VG

1-21-80 Distant Overture

2CD AD VG+

1-21-80         Stretched To The Limit 

2CD X AD VG+

There is tape munch on CD2, track 9, from 00:39 - 00:46. This show is a high VG+, and is the best version.

      Tarrant County Convention Center *OR* Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2-2-80                     The Three Magicians

2CD X AD VG+

2-2-80  Timeless Wavelength - Platinum Edition

2CD AD EX-

2-2-80               The Three Magicians - Remaster  

2CD AD VG+

To me this show sounds identical to the non remastered version. Both have the same 30 seconds or so missing at the end of CD2, track 3, "Beneath, Between, And Behind" that ends abruptly, then the cheering that would have been after the song was over, is faded back in.

      Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri
2-14-80                 The Spirit Of St. Louis 

1CD X FM EX

2-14-80 La Villa Strangiato   (Seagull Records)

1CD X FM EX

2-14-80 La Villa Strangiato   (Flood Recordings)

1CD X FM EX

The dates for these shows, and the one below, should be either 2-11, 12 or 13-80. The records this show originally came off of for official radio airplay doesn't have any date. Rumor has it that all 3 of these dates were recorded for the LP's that were played over the radio.

2-14-80             The Magic Of Radio 

2CD X FM EX & AD VG-

CD1, and track 1, on CD2, are the concert. The rest of CD2 is a soundcheck from 2-18-80 at the Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, and I rate this part AD VG-.

      U.D. (University Of Dayton) Arena, Dayton, Ohio
2-16-80       Live At The U.D. Arena

2CD AD VG-

This show has clipping, otherwise it would have received a VG. My copy has multiple clicks at track change that I cannot edit out.

      Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
2-18-80  Check This Out      

1CD AD G

This is a soundcheck release from 4 different dates. Tracks 1-5 are from 9-31-79, Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio. Tracks 6-9 are from 2-18-80, Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio. Track 10 is from 4-5-90, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California. Track 11 is from 5-17-90, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

      The Forum, Inglewood, California
3-10-80    Setting The Course 

2CD AD VG+

3-10-80                         One Year Later & Another Hostage Released

2CD (SHN) X AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This is the better quality version of this date.

      Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
3-19-80     Permanent Tour  

2CD X AD VG-

There is some light phasing throughout, and it was recorded or mastered too high giving us clipping, otherwise it would have received a VG+. CD1, track 5, "Xanadu", at 6:41, there is a double LP sounding pop. Same CD, track 5, right after the song ends, but before track change, there is about 1 second of missing music. CD2, track 8, "Drum Solo", there is some kind of scratchy sound I cannot describe, and a small amount is missing. I have this show as an original, so these problems do exist. This show does have something we only heard from one other date, and that is Geddy asking the crowd to move back. There is a bonus advert for the 3-21-80 show.

      International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois
4-4-80                The Appliance Of Science  

2CD (SHN) X AD VG

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This show ends 1:02 into "La Villa Strangiato". There are a couple of spots of sound quality change that sound like those parts are from a different source.

      Hammersmith Odeon (Hammy-O), London/Hammersmith, England
6-5-80            On The Bar   London 1980  

2CD AD VG+

This show is a high VG+. Both CD's have several drop outs that last well under a second each, with CD2, track 7, having the most. CD1, track 5, 4:47 - 4:49, there is a 2 second gap.

      Hammersmith Odeon (Hammy-O), London/Hammersmith, England
6-6-80  Big Ben           

2CD AD VG


   PRE - MOVING PICTURES TOUR   

      Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9-25-80   Philadelphia '80  

1CD NI AD G

This show probably doesn't need comments, but it has wah-wah style phasing, and was recorded too high, thus giving us distortion.

      Capital Centre (Cap Centre/The Cap), Largo/Landover, Maryland
9-26-80           Living In The Fish Islands   

3CD AD G to VG

CD1, tracks 1-6, are AD G. Track 7, is AD VG, and tracks 8-12, are AD VG-. CD2, tracks 1, 3 & 4, are AD VG-, and track 2, is AD VG. CD3, tracks 1-4 & 6-8, are AD VG-, and track 5, is AD VG. Track 8, on CD2, is a soundcheck from Spartanburg Memorial Coliseum, Spartanburg, South Carolina on 2-15-90. Track 4, on CD2, is a soundcheck from Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida on 1-9-86. Tracks 6-8, on CD3, are a soundcheck from Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio on 8-31-79.

9-26-80      Largo '80  

2CD (UI) AD VG- & VG

There is a lot of left to right phasing that became difficult to listen to very quickly. CD1, starting at track 7, the sound quality changes for the better. CD1, tracks 1-6, I rate VG-. The rest are VG. CD1, track 11, has a few digital clicks. There is also a 34:29 soundcheck from Pensacola, Florida on 1-9-86.

9-26-80  First Contact        

2CD AD VG

There is some distortion spots when the low end frequencies become high in decibles, however this is a very nice sounding VG show. This version of this date is by far the better choice!

      Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania
9-30-80            Something Old, Something New 

2CD SB EX-

9-30-80 Hyperspace

1CD X SB EX-

Track 3 sounds like it might be from a different show. The quality drops as well. These shows have a done live that night pre-release version of "Limelight", with Geddy having different vocal characteristics, and fluctuations. "Tom Sawyer" is another pre-release live song, and is definitely a different sounding version. Geddy ad-libed some of the words as if they hadn't been fully worked out at this point. Alex's lead is also not fully worked out, yet is a killer one. Sadly, "Hyperspace" is missing "The Spirit Of The Radio". The audience is really dead, but the band played with great enthusiasm. "Hyperspace" is definitely better in sound quality, plus the speed has been slightly corrected.


   MOVING PICTURES TOUR   

      International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois
3-1-81       Exit... Stage Right

2CD AD EX-

3-1-81                 Moving Pictures Tour/Chicago 

2CD X AD EX-

The track "Working Man" has some skipping noises during the drum solo. The date on the inserts say 2-22-81, but actually it is from 3-1-81. This is a Remaster of "Exit... Stage Right" ("E... SR"). In one way this version does sound better than "E... SR", and yet overall I don't think it's as good.

3-1-81    Mystery Eyes

2CD AD EX-

The beginning of CD1, track 2 does have a spot where the taper drops the microphone(s) and gets blocked, but after that we get to hear a nice quality show.

3-1-81        Every Nerve Aware 

2CD AD EX-

As with most boot shows, it has flaws. There are a few rough spots due to the tape source, including some edited spots, but nothing bad. This show was recorded too high, with the worst spot for this on CD1, track 10. The taper dropped the microphone(s) a few seconds after track 2, on CD1 starts. I would give this show a high EX-, and even though all 4 of these shows are rated the same, this version is the best one!!!

      Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan
3-15-81       No Title  

2CD (SHN) NI AD VG-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This show starts a few minutes into "2112: Overture" or "Temples Of Syrinx" and ends 50 seconds into "Working Man". There are a few digital ticks throughout with CD2, track 2, "The Trees", having a handfull of them. Plus this track is cut short.

      Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3-23-81                 Toronto's Last Stand - Part 1   (of 3)    

2CD AD VG

This recording is clean, and everything except Geddy's vocals are even in the mix, with Geddy being more up front. However, it sounds like the taper was at the back of the arena. This show contains part 1 of an interview of Geddy from a "CHUM FM 'Special Of The Week' " that is interesting. Part of what he talks about is what the original name of "Tom Sawyer" was, as well as the plans for what became "Exit... Stage Left". This is a 3 Date/6CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3-24-81                 Toronto's Last Stand - Part 2   (of 3)  

2CD AD VG+

This show has part 2 of the Interview with Geddy from the "CHUM FM 'Special Of The Week' ". Here he talks about the recording of "Moving Pictures" digitally. This is a 3 Date/6CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

3-24-81        Living In The Limelight  

2CD AD EX-

      Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3-25-81                Toronto's Last Stand - Part 3   (of 3) 

2CD AD VG

This show has part 3 of the Interview with Geddy from the "CHUM FM 'Special Of The Week' ". Plus, in this segment we get to hear "Terry Brown" talk about digital recording, and how it works. This is a 3 Date/6CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

3-25-81     Pictures Projected 

2CD AD VG+

CD2, track 5 has several LP sounding pops. There are a few other LP sounding pops scattered every so often throughout. Between this version of this date, which is from a 2nd gen source, and "Toronto's Last Stand", which is from a 1st gen source, this version sounds better. This even with the added tape hiss due to the extra generation from the Master source.

      The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
3-27-81              Red Stars Of The Solar Federation 

1CD X SB EX+

3-27-81 Careful With That Axe, Alex

1CD X SB EX+

3-27-81 Red Barchetta

1CD X SB EX

      Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona
4-4-81       Pictures Of Phoenix 

2CD AD VG

This show is a high VG.

4-4-81    Phoenix Rising 

2CD AD VG

CD1, track 5, starting at 00:52, there is a 2 second gap of no music. You will want to turn the Bass way down, if not all the way off starting somewhere on CD2. The bass frequencies at this point come in and out alot, where as everything else is fine. The best version of this date is for sure "Pictures Of Phoenix".

      Tarrant County Convention Center *OR* Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas
4-12-81                 Moving Pictures Tour/Fort Worth    

2CD X AD VG

Track 10, on CD1, I rate VG- at best. CD1,some of "The Trees" is missing, as well as at least 2 more tracks are missing small parts. Some of the tracks have a lower volume, otherwise this show would have received a good VG+.

4-12-81     For What It's Worth 

2CD AD G

There are places where the left and right channels are unbalanced. The worst part of all is that there is clipping throughout, otherwise it would have received a VG.

4-12-81                    For What It's Worth - Platinum Edition    

2CD AD VG+

This show has a few spots of sound quality changes that last more than a few seconds, so rating it was tough. It was recorded too high, thus it does have distortion, but for the most part it is tolerable.

      Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana
4-19-81      Closer To The Magic

2CD AD VG

4-19-81        Paz's Attic Release #4 

2CD AD VG+

A couple of the songs have parts missing. There is some phasing, and the microphone(s) are blocked a few times as well.

      Madison Square Garden, New York/Manhattan, New York
5-18-81  Picture This     

2CD AD VG

      Nassau County Coliseum, Long Island/Uniondale, New York
5-20-81    An Angular Mass 

2CD AD VG+

From track 6 at 00:55 on "Natural Science", to track 12 at 2:21 of "2112: Finale", the quality drops to a muddy VG-. It sounds like the microphone(s) may have been blocked in some way.

      Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island
5-24-81  Short Takes       

1CD AD EX-

Tracks 1-6, are from 5-24, and tracks 7-10, are from San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California on 9-30-77, that I rate AD VG.

5-24-81     Streets Of Diversity 

2CD AD EX-

This is 1 of 2 parts of the "Digital Rush Experience 4th Anniversary Boxset". The other is, "2-26-83 Excitement So Thick". This is a 2 Date/4 Show set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
6-6-81                 Moving Pictures Tour/Oakland  

2CD X AD VG

This release is missing part of "The Trees", and something like 2 more tracks are partially missing.

      Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California
6-14-81    Moving Stage  

2CD X AD VG+

6-14-81                        6/14/81   Long Beach Arena   (Raw Transfer)  

2CD X AD VG+

This version of this date has "Freewill", and was transfered from a double audio tape by "DRT" called "Tom Sawyer". The only thing tweeked for this "(Raw Transfer)", is that the balance was corrected. CD1, track 5, from 3:53 - 3:58, and again on CD1, track 7, from 00:26 - 00:30, there is tape munch. It isn't as bad as normal tape munch though. The intro to "YYZ" is missing. This is the best version of this date, and is a high VG+.

      Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
6-16-81                        Caught In The Camera's Eye                                      

2CD AD VG+

6-16-81 Atmospheric Disturbance

2CD AD VG+

6-16-81 Anaheim, CA 6-16-81 - The Definitive Edition

2CD AD EX-

6-16-81     The Feverish Flux

2CD AD VG+

This show has some phasing throughout, but not constantly. CD1, track 2, "Freewill", has a quick zap at 3:31.

6-16-81                         Anaheim '81 - The Definitive Edition - Remastered

2CD NI AD EX-

Between this version and "Anaheim 81 - The Definitive Edition", I cannot tell any difference. The track times for CD1 for both versions are identical to the second. The total time difference is only 11 frames, which is about 13% of a second shorter is all. CD2 for this version does have a few tracks with different times, and is 11 seconds shorter. As for which version is best, I cannot say. Since the non Remastered version is better known throughout the trading community, I would recommend getting it instead of this one.

      Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
6-19-81  No Title  

2CD NI AD VG+

This show is a low VG+. CD2 has some spots with tape stretch or munch, and there are a couple of dozen light volumed ticks every so often throughout both CD's.


   EXIT... STAGE LEFT TOUR   

      Deeside Leisure Centre, Deeside, England
10-31-81      On European Holiday  

2CD AD VG+

       The Brighton Centre (Main Hall), Brighton, England
11-2-81           Freewill & A Broken String  

2CD AD EX-

Both CD's have tape wear sounds, with CD2 being a little worse. Not bad overall though.

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England
11-4-81         Ron's Vault Release #1  

2CD AD VG+

I give this a low VG+. CD2 between tracks 2 & 3, there is a small gap due to editing. Luckily only a fraction of a second of music is missing. CD2, track 5 at 6:32, there is a quick tick type of zap noise that isn't digital. There are 2 edits for the encore, between songs only though.

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England
11-5-81  No Title

2CD NI AD VG-

CD1, track 1, 3:51, there is an odd noise that lasts well under a second. Then there are 2 spots where the music drops out for well under a second each time on the last track of CD1. This show plays a little slow. It also has tape problems that might be low batteries the beginning of CD2, track 4. This show ends during "La Villa Strangiato" at 7:17.

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England
11-6-81      No Title  

2CD NI AD G to VG+

This show has possibly all of the problems that can be associated with a bootleg release. Even though I rated this the lowest rating I give, half the time it almost gets a VG+. Sadly though, the other half of the time it varies from G to VG.

      Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh/Igliston, Scotland
11-8-81  No Title 

2CD NI AD VG-

This show has a half second gap on CD1, track 1, at 4:12. The volume is low, and the band is distant. For some reason the microphone(s) are overwhelmed by the bass drum to the point the volume on each hit of it decreases greatly. Some might give this show a G+, but since I don't use that rating, then this is either a very high G, or a very low VG-.

      Bingley Hall (New Bingley Hall) (Staffordshire County Showground), Stafford, England
11-9-81         Paz's Attic Release #2 

2CD X AD VG

A few of the tracks are faded in and out.

      Congress Centrum, Hamburg, Germany
11-11-81             Vital Signs

2CD AD VG+

11-11-81 Vital Signs - Platinum Edition  

2CD AD VG+

      Hemmerleinhalle, Nurnberg (Nuremburg), Germany
11-12-81        Hemmerlein Halls           

2CD X AD VG

11-12-81 Breaking Sound Barriers

2CD AD VG

      Ahoy Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, Holland (The Nederland / The Netherlands)
11-14-81      Pause, Rewind, Replay  

2CD AD VG

11-14-81   Exit Ahoy'...Left

2CD AD VG-

There are a few tracks with sections where a 2nd tape source was used to fill in just those spots. This version does have distortion in the mid-range and upper Bass because it was recorded too high. This is especially true for CD2, otherwise we would be looking at a VG+.

      Sporthalle, Baden-Wurttemberg/Boblingen/Stuttgart, Germany
11-19-81            No Title   (Reversed Sound)

2CD NI AD VG+

Besides this version, I have 2 others. The other 2 versions I haven't listened to yet, other than to do a quick comparison. All 3 versions are by the same taper. The times for each CD for "No Title (Reversed Sound)" and "Live In Stuttgart 1981." are within 30 seconds of each other. "Live In Stuttgart 1981." is 12 minutes shorter than "No Title", but with much better sound quality, and IMO, is the best sounding version.

      Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina
12-4-81  No Title   

2CD NI AD VG-

This show was recorded too high. We get a scratchy buzzing sound because of this.

      Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut
12-20-81             Moving Pictures Story

2CD X AD VG+

12-20-81 From A Better Vanished Time

2CD NI AD VG+

12-20-81 Live At Hartford Civic Center '81

2CD AD VG+

12-20-81        Permanent Pictures

2CD (SHN) X AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This show was recorded too high, along with the other 3 versions above. There is a cut in "Subdivisions", which is also a pre-release live song. The source of this show has long been debated, but I now fully believe this is an AD recording. If you check out CD1, track 4, 2:03, we hear someone yell "sit down asshole", and a few other words. This lasts for about 20 seconds until we hear a cheer for what is more than likely the person sitting down.


   "TOUR OF THE NADARS"   

      Biloxi Civic Center, Biloxi, Mississippi
4-3-82   Biloxi Nights

2CD AD VG+

This show gets a low VG+. "In The Mood" is cut short, and "La Villa Strangiato" has a fraction of the song missing around the 4 minute mark. There is alot of audience talking. It's low, but it sounds like everyone there is doing it.

      Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida
4-11-82                Live In Lakeland                                       

2CD AD VG-

4-11-82 Live In Lakeland - Platinum Edition

2CD AD EX-


   SIGNALS ~ "NEW WORLD TOUR"   

      Milwaukee-Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
10-9-82  In The Middle 

2CD X AD VG

16 seconds after the Nassau employee talking starts at the end of "Countdown", the CD fades out.

      Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
11-8-82      Signals Get Crossed  

2CD AD VG

11-8-82 Digital Men

2CD AD VG+

      U.D. (University Of Dayton) Arena, Dayton, Ohio
11-14-82 Dayton '82        

2CD AD VG

The beginning of the show is rough. CD1, track 6, "Subdivisions", has a spot at the end that drops out and back in really fast. CD1, track 8, "The Camera Eye", has three quick bleeps at 1:38, 2:21 & 2:38. Same CD, track 11, "The Analog Kid", has one quick bleep at 4:07. CD2, track 4, "Countdown", is very muddy, with distortion throughout that is kinda hard to notice.

      Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
11-17-82  Distant Signals     

2CD AD VG

      Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois
11-19-82          The Edge Of A Dream

2CD (SHN) AD VG

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This show was recorded too high, and there is a tape flip shortly after the beginning of "2112".

      Capital Centre (Cap Centre/The Cap), Largo/Landover, Maryland
11-29-82  Largo 1982    

2CD (UI) AD VG

CD1, track 11, 4:09, there are 2 small gaps in the music with blank space. Each are well under a second.

      Nassau Coliseum, Long Island/Uniondale, New York
12-8-82          Electronic Countermeasures  

2CD AD VG

There is a skip on CD2, track 2 at 2:35 where there is a small amount of the song missing. This show is a high VG.

      Nassau Coliseum, Long Island/Uniondale, New York
12-9-82               Autumn Woods And Winter Skies 

2CD AD VG+

Somewhere toward the end of CD2 there is a click, and one spot where there is a very small music gap.

12-9-82            Music In The Abstract  

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show.

      Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California
2-14-83           Californimania   (Part 1 of 2)

2CD X AD G

There is a somewhat steady top end distortion throughout, otherwise I would rate it VG+. This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California
2-15-83            Californimania   (Part 2 of 2) 

2CD X AD G

There is a somewhat steady top end distortion throughout, otherwise I would rate it VG+. This show has the source tape drop out a channel at a time for a brief time, then come back. It does this several times. It also has tape drag for several minutes. This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      The Forum, Inglewood, California
2-17-83              The Signals Tour/Los Angeles  

2CD X AD VG+

The inserts say this is from 2-18-83, but sadly it is from 2-17-83. The quality of CD1 changes on track 7 at 2:30 until the end of this track, and again on track 14 at 4:45 to the end (which is about 2 minutes long). The quality drops nearly one whole notch to VG. Track 14, which is "Red Barchetta" is cut short by less than a minute.

2-17-83              A Forum Full Of Weapons 

2CD (UI) AD VG+

2-17-83 The L.A. Kid

2CD AD VG+

"The L.A. Kid" is thought to be from 2-18, but after comparing each show, I have discovered this to be incorrect. Geddy and the crowd are identical at all spots, track after track. The problem is which of the 2 nights are these 3 titles from. I believe them to be 2-17, and here is why. Two of Geddy's inbetween comments would be semi difficult to remember word for word. (1) "Thank you...thank you. Good evening Los Angeles and surrounding area or wherever you may be from. How ya' doing tonight...okay? It's nice to be back here for a couple of days eh, at the Forum to play for you folks and ahh if you don't mind we've got a lot of things to play for you tonight. If it's okay, we'd like to do something from 'Permanent Waves' right now, this is 'Freewill' ". (2) Right after "Digital Man", Geddy says "Thank you, he don't need no bed, yep...That's what he said". "The L.A. Kid" has a spot near the end of CD1, track 8, "Closer To The Heart" where it has been edited slightly by fading it out, then snapping back in. "The L.A. Kid" has a crisper sound and is my choice for best version.

      Pan American Center (Pan Am Center/Pandemonium Center) (New Mexico State University), Las Cruces, New Mexico
2-26-83      Excitement So Thick 

2CD AD VG+

This is 1 of 2 parts of the "Digital Rush Experience 4th Anniversary Boxset". The other is, "5-24-81 Streets Of Diversity". The artwork has 2-23-83, but this is incorrect. There are places where it sounds like people are walking by the taper as we hear the quality become muddy or distant sounding, but then again this is an AD recording, and these things happen. There are times when this show pushes being dropped to VG, but does just barely hold on to VG+. This show is better than my comments. This is a 2 Date/4 Show set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut
4-1-83        You Move Me  

2CD (UI) AD VG

The first couple of minutes of the show are rough. This show is a high VG.

      Le Colisee (The Coliseum), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
4-7-83       Signals De Quebec 

2CD AD VG+

CD2, track 14, "YYZ/Drum Solo", which is also the final track of he CD, and show, has a lot of a noise that sounds as if this was a radio broadcast, and the reception had become weak.

      The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4-8-83       Stories From Signals 

2CD AD VG

CD2, tracks 3 & 9, have very small parts of each edited out.

4-8-83     Visual Chemistry

2CD AD VG

There is noticeable tape hiss throughout, but it is tolerable. CD2, track 3 at 00:18, there is part of the song missing. Same for track 8, on the same CD, at 1:28. This is the best version of this date that I have.

      The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4-9-83         A Change Of Synergy

2CD AD VG-

4-9-83      A Digital Forum

2CD AD VG+

The audience near the taper seems to like to cheer by hitting/kicking their seats, because at times it mixes with the music and sounds like it was recorded too high causing a distorted phasing sound. When the hitting/kicking does mix with the music, it doesn't last very long though.

      Ahoy Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, Holland (The Nederland / The Netherlands)
5-3-83       Queen Of Oblivion

2CD AD VG

5-3-83          Mass Production Zone 

2CD AD VG+

This is the first date of the European leg of the Tour. To me this show sounds fast. The difference in speed is greater than "Signals From London" compared to the Remastered version, which was 4.5% too fast.

      Festhalle Messe Frankfurt (Frankfurter Messegelande), Frankfurt, Germany
5-7-83   Signpost    

3CD X AD VG-

The 3rd CD is the opening act, "Nazareth". I will break up the set if you would like.

5-7-83          It's All In A Days Work 

2CD AD VG+

CD1, track 1, "The Spirit Of Radio", has a couple of spots where the sound goes back and forth from left to right.

      Congress Centrum, Hamburg, Germany
5-8-83  Hydrant  

2CD X AD VG-

The beginning is a little rough. CD1, track 5, "Subdivisions", has 1 click 2 minutes or so into the song. CD1, track 9, "The Trees", has the left channel cut out until Alex switches to the electric guitar. CD2, track 4, "The Temples Of Syrinx", has some of it edited out at the end. There is clipping throughout, otherwise this show may have received a VG.

      Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
5-10-83  New World 

2CD X AD VG-

      Rhein-Neckar-Halle, Heidelberg/Eppelheim, Germany
5-11-83       Signals From Suburbia

2CD AD VG

This show starts about half way into "Tom Sawyer".

      Vorst Nationaal (Forest National), Brussels, Belgium
5-12-83    Belgian Delights  

2CD AD VG+

There is one spot on CD1, track 4, "Subdivisions", at 4:44, in which less than a second of music is missing.

      NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham, England
5-14-83              Suite Signals - Volume 1   (of 3) 

2CD AD VG+

CD1, track 10, "The Analog Kid", has Alex missing part of his lead, and not just a few seconds either, as the band plays on. CD2, track 3, "Limelight", has the first minute or so missing. There is loud clapping around the taper, but it fades after about 30 seconds after the beginning of each track. This is a 3 Date/6CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham, England
5-15-83              Suite Signals - Volume 2   (of 3)

2CD AD VG+

There is a low thumping noise at the beginning of "Tom Sawyer" that doesn't last very long. This is from the original recording. This is a 3 Date/6CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England
5-17-83           Significant   (Part 1 of 4) 

2CD X AD VG-

This show is missing the "Intro" and "The Spirit Of Radio", plus the second "YYZ" of the "YYZ~Drum Solo~YYZ" track. Again, this night could have been a VG if it wasn't for the relatively low volumed clipping. This is a 4 Date/8CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England
5-18-83           Significant   (Part 2 of 4) 

2CD X AD VG-

This show is mising the "Intro". It also contains relatively low clipping. This night's clipping isn't bad, but it does exist. This is a 4 Date/8CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England
5-20-83         Significant   (Part 3 of 4)

2CD X AD VG-

This show has clipping as well. This is a 4 Date/8CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England
5-21-83              Signals From London

2CD AD VG+

5-21-83 Signals From London Remaster

2CD X AD VG+

The non remastered version runs about 4.5% too fast, but it does have one extra live bonus track called "Mystic Rhythms". The remastered version has the speed corrected, and is better sounding.

5-21-83           Significant   (Part 4 of 4) 

2CD X AD VG+

This show is missing the "Intro", and the very beginning of "The Spirit Of Radio". It's just too bad the taper (whom I am assuming taped all 4 nights) wasn't able to figure out the clipping problem until the final night. This is a 4 Date/8CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

5-21-83        Countdown To London

2CD AD EX-

5-21-83    Absolutely Signals

2CD AD EX

The "Intro", and into "The Spirit Of Radio" is very rough with several pops of some kind.

5-21-83           Music Of The Spheres

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

      NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham, England
5-22-83    Birmingham `83 

2CD X AD VG

A couple of tracks have several loud pops each. There are a couple more tracks that have a pop or two each. Except for like 10 seconds of the Medley, this is a complete show. It does sound a little fast, but not by very much. Kinda gives the feel of everyone in the band being very excited to be there that night. This show also has some crackling noises, but not the kind as would be heard on an LP.

5-22-83             Suite Signals - Volume 3   (of 3) 

2CD AD VG+

This is a 3 Date/6CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh/Ingliston, Scotland
5-25-83     The Last Signal 

2CD (UI) AD VG

There is a few seconds of tape munch during the "3 Stooges Intro". Geddy has to ask the crowd to move back later in the show. This is the final show of the tour. On a couple of tracks there is someone playing bass in the background. It's not that noticeable during the songs, but during the quite parts you can't miss it. Track 10, CD1, there is an edit at 1:30, where some music is missing, but no gap. CD2, track 3, at 1:24, has what may be a quick recovery from the microphone(s) being dropped. CD2, track 6, "Xanadu", is cut really short at 1:58. Some of CD2, track 7, is also cut short at 3:17. There is a bonus track with an interview of Neil Peart by "Tom Russel" on 5-24-83, that is 25:32 long.


   PRE - GRACE UNDER PRESSURE TOUR   

      Radio City Music Hall, New York/Manhattan, New York
9-18-83             Countdown

2CD AD EX-

9-18-83 Countdown - Platinum Edition 

2CD AD EX-

The "Platinum Edition" version is the complete show, as well as being the better quality of these 2. The non platinum version has a bonus soundcheck. On both versions we are also treated to 3 pre-release live songs. They are, "Red Sector A", "The Body Electric" and "Kid Gloves". These tracks are alot like the studio released versions, except that Alex hasn't quite worked out the lead parts.

9-18-83                          Countdown - Platinum Edition   RTA Edition   

2CD X NI AD EX-

The "RTA Edition" is the best choice! For 2 comments about what an "RTA Machine" is, how it was used here, and even a link to a picture of one, please click
HERE. There is a medium volumed scratchy/clicking type of noise that begins on CD2, track 11, "In The Mood", to the end of track 12, "YYZ/Drum Solo", which is also the end of the CD and show. This noise gets worse half way through the drum solo. Since my copy is from the person that created this version, this does exist on the Master CD-R's.

      Radio City Music Hall, New York/Manhattan, New York
9-22-83        Contents Under Pressure 

2CD AD VG+

9-22-83           Cruising Under Your Radar   

1CD NI AD VG

This show has 3-6 clicks right before each track change. Also, this shows date was rumored to be 9-21-83, but sadly this is not to be. This is the first half of the 9-22-83 show from "Tom Sawyer" through "In The Mood". The proof of date is when Geddy announces the night at the beginning of track 2. He says: "Good evening New York City and surrounding area if that's where you're from. Whatta ya say this evening. You okay out there or what? It's nice to be here, again for our whatever row in a night, night in a row here at Radio City Music Hall. We've got ahh...we've been here so long you know. Ahh, we've got a bunch of things we'd like to do tonight from our older records and of course _______ albums. Ok...ahh we'd like to proceed with something from 'Signals', this is called 'Digital Man' ". This confusion from Geddy is rare, and is the exact same thing he says on "Contents Under Pressure". Track 10 sounds like it is from a different show, because it sounds better.

      Radio City Music Hall, New York/Manhattan, New York
9-23-83        The Spirit Of Baseball 

2CD X AD VG-


   GRACE UNDER PRESSURE TOUR   

      Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
5-8-84                 An Evening Of Enchantment 

2CD (UI) AD VG+

This is the first gig of the tour. The first few songs have phasing in the left channel. During CD1, track 6, "Witch Hunt", about 1:34 in, the right channel becomes muddy until around 3:30. CD2, track 7, "Red Lenses", at 7:07 has what I believe to be less than a minute missing.

      Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada
5-12-84   Spinning Wheels  

2CD AD EX

      BSU (Boise State University) Pavilion, Boise, Idaho
5-15-84          Artwork Under Pressure 

2CD NI AD VG

There is phasing throughout. If it wasn't for that, this show would have received a VG+.

      Cow Palace, Daly City, California
5-24-84  Evidence           

2CD X AD VG

Everything from a few minutes into the drum solo on is missing. There are spots where the quality changes. It becomes brighter, then fades out. Might be from some kind of noise reduction to get rid of the tape hiss.

      Cow Palace, Daly City, California
5-26-84            CS Productions Remaster  

2CD NI X AD EX-

This is from a 1st gen audio tape, and is a lower EX-.

      San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California
5-28-84  Graceful            

3CD X AD VG

The 3rd CD is Gary Moore. I will break up the set if you would like.

5-28-84       Pressure Release 

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. There is one spot on CD2 where the microphone(s) are blocked for a few minutes in some way.

5-28-84               Things Crawl In The Darkness   

2CD (UI) AD VG+

From the start of CD2, track 6, until 2:28, the microphone(s) are blocked and get messed with enough to muddy up the sound. As far as which version of this date is best, that may have to be a judgement call on your part since they are too close to tell. IMO "Pressure Release" has a very slight edge in the mix for my taste.

      Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, California
6-2-84               On The Wet Summer Lawn  

2CD (UI) AD VG

The last 90 seconds of CD1, track 4, "The Enemy Within", has the taper and his friends yelling at someone 2 rows in front of them to sit down. This happens a couple more times during other songs, but this was the worst section. The crowd around the taper is a little too talkitive for my taste.

      Milwaukee-Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
6-25-84        Experience To Extremes  

2CD X AD EX

6-25-84 Milwaukee

2CD X AD EX

This version is a direct copy of "Experience To Extremes", with different inserts is all.

      Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois
6-29-84      Hot June Night 

2CD (UI) AD VG+

CD2, track 12, "In The Mood", there is a quick zap at 00:30.

6-29-84          Ductile Iron   (Part 1 of 2) 

2CD X AD VG

This night has clipping, but it is tolerable to me. If it wasn't for that, I would give it a VG. This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois
6-30-84          Ductile Iron   (Part 2 of 2)

2CD X AD VG-

This show is missing the intro and the first minute or so of "The Spirit Of Radio". This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
7-7-84          Paz's Attic Release #5  

2CD X AD VG

This show plays really slow, and may deserve a VG-, but if it wasn't for the speed, this show may have received a VG+. The first few songs are rough. There are a couple of songs that have missing parts, but these spots have been faded in and out. Other than that, this show is complete. There are times this was recorded too high.

      The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
7-14-84  Data Overload  

2CD AD VG

      The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
7-15-84  Seeing Red       

2CD AD EX-

      Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, New York
9-15-84         Miracle On Ice  

2CD (SHN) X AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This show is a low VG+.

9-15-84          Glen Falls Under Pressure  

2CD AD VG+

CD1, track 11, 1:59, there is a gap of well under a second. There are a few low volumed LP type sounding clicks spread throughout. CD2, tracks 5 & 6, has drop outs or some kind of tape problems, with track 6, being the worst one. This show is the best version of this date.

      Madison Square Garden, New York/Manhattan, New York
9-17-84         Mars On The Horizon  

2CD X AD EX-

I am sorry to have to say that this is an exact copy of "P/G/MSG", with different inserts pressed onto Silver CD's is all.

9-17-84  P/G/MSG        

2CD AD EX-

      Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
9-21-84               First Vision Under Pressure   (+2 Rehearsal tracks, I rate both of these G)

1CD X SB EX

9-21-84 Temple Of Syrinx

1CD X SB EX

9-21-84 Life Under Pressure

1CD X SB EX

9-21-84 Fear

1CD X SB EX

9-21-84 Currently In Vogue   (1st pressing w/Yellow lettered Disc)

1CD X SB EX

9-21-84 Currently In Vogue   (2nd pressing w/Black lettered Disc)

1CD X SB EX

9-21-84 No Title Because This Show Is From The Radio Broadcasted Silver Pressed CD by KBFH (1984 Version)

1CD X NI (Pre-FM) EX+

9-21-84 No Title Because This Show Is From The Radio Broadcasted Silver Pressed CD by KBFH (1998 Version)

1CD X NI (Pre-FM) EX+

9-21-84     Different Structures  

2CD AD VG

Obviously there are many versions of this date that are much better, but none are as complete. This version is about twice as long as any of the others. Sadly though, my rating is an average. There are times when if it wasn't for being recorded too high in the bass frequencies, because the bass in the arena was very heavy this night, this show could have received a VG+. However, because of the recording level, there are also times it deserves a VG-. There are a couple of spots where the left channel cuts out briefly. Even though this show isn't anywhere as good in quality of the other versions above, in a way I recommend it because this version doesn't sound at all like the same night, even though it is.

      Capital Centre (Cap Centre/The Cap), Largo/Landover, Maryland
9-27-84    Tip Of The Iceberg

1CD X SB EX-

9-27-84 Bottle Of Booze

1CD X SB EX-

9-27-84 Cool Under Fire

1CD SB EX

      New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut
9-28-84  No Title        

2CD NI AD EX-

There are several spots throughout with a sound much like that of tape munch.

      Brendan Byrne Arena (Meadowlands Arena), East Rutherford, New Jersey
9-29-84       Graceful Meadowlands 

2CD AD VG+

      Nassau Coliseum, Long Island/Uniondale, New York
9-30-84       Paz's Attic Release #6

2CD X AD VG-

"Between The Wheels" has all but the last 1:14 on CD1. The last bit is on the beginning of CD2. CD2, track 2, sounds like the microphone(s) were blocked. This show has alot of phasing. Tracks 3-12, on CD2, are very muddy and were recorded too high. There are clicks at track change. Since my copy is a 1st gen from the Master, these belong.

      Keifer U.N.O. (University Of New Orleans) Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
10-27-84   The Bayou Electric   

2CD AD VG+

      The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia
10-30-84   Omni Under Pressure

2CD AD VG+

      Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11-5-84            B' Man And The Cheesesteaks  

2CD AD VG

      Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11-6-84       Lost In Philly '84 

1CD (UI) AD VG

      Osaka Furitsu Taiikukan, Osaka, Japan
11-20-84           Four Nights In A Judo Arena  

2CD X AD VG+

11-20-84 Red Sector A

2CD X AD VG

11-20-84 Space And Time

2CD AD VG+

11-20-84 Made In Japan

2CD X AD EX-

All 3 versions of this date have a splice around 3:20 during "Red Sector A". This starts during the guitar solo, and ends in the first verse after the solo. This may be due to a tape flip.

      Nippon Budokan (Kitanomaru Park), Tokyo, Japan
11-21-84  P / G                

2CD X AD VG+

11-21-84    Ikiiki Siteiru 

1CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This version of this date is the best one.


SHORT TOUR BETWEEN
   GRACE UNDER PRESSURE & POWER WINDOWS   

      Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida
3-11-85  No Title  

2CD NI AD VG-

This show has rough spots, edited out parts during a song, as well as before and after, plus tape munch. The worst tape munch is on CD2, track 6 from 4:08 to 4:14. The other tape munch spots aren't anywhere near as long or as bad.

      Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida
3-12-85    Lakeland '85 

2CD X NI AD VG-

Magix Audio Cleaning Lab > WAV > CD-R

3-12-85    Lakeland '85   

2CD NI AD VG-

As you can see, I have 3 versions of this date. All 3 versions have 2 pre release live tracks. They are "The Big Money" and "Middletown Dreams". At this point Geddy announces "The Big Money" as probably going to be on the next record. The top version is from a so-so tape, and wasn't put through as to be a production release. The other version was sourced from an MP3, and has a bonus interview by "Chris Tetley" from the officially/unofficially released CD called "Interviews Volume 2 Geddy Lee". Normally I would NEVER offer a show that was mastered from an MP3, but this is from a very rare tour. The best version of this date is "Live In Lakeland 1985" below. I ask that if and when you do trade this show, that you point out the things I have mentioned about the non production version and/or the other being MP3 sourced!

3-12-85               Live In Lakeland 1985   (1st Gen)

2CD NI AD VG+

The comments above are the same for this version, except this one is from a 1st gen tape. It does suffer from being recorded too high for the low frequencies, as do the other 2 versions. We get a sound like when you talk into a fan on high speed. The rest of the instruments are fine including Geddy's Bass. This is another tough show to rate. This version is a low VG+, but if it wasn't for the low frequency problem, this show could easily receive an EX-. It could even receive a VG depending upon how much the fuzzy sound bothers you. Even though I didn't mention this before, for the beginning of "Middletown Dreams", Alex's guitar part is different but not too drastic. Same goes for Geddy's Bass part at the end of "The Big Money". The best version of this date is this one.

      Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida
3-15-85   No Title   

2CD X NI AD EX-

There are a few spots where the music cuts out for under a second. CD2, track 1, at 1:10, there is a quick skip forward in the song of a few seconds is all. CD2, track 5 at 3:32, there is an odd sound that my guess is tape stretch. Since this is from the Master CD-R's, these very minor problems are suppose to be here.


   POWER WINDOWS TOUR   

      Unknown
??-??-85       Through The Window   

1CD X ?? G

This CD is suppose to be outtakes, but I truly believe that someone attempted to make a home made karioke CD. The reason is because the instruments come thru great, where as Geddy's vocals come thru distant a good chunk of the time and beautifully only some of the time. Tracks 1-7 are from "Power Windows". Tracks 8 & 9 are from "Moving Pictures". Tracks 10 & 11 are live in the USA in 1976. The last 2 tracks are rumored to be a straight copy off of "All The World's A Stage". I haven't checked it out for myself yet.

I VERY rarely use reviews by others, but in this case, I feel it is important. These reviews I grabbed from DRE, and do not know the people in order to contact them to get their permission to use either of these.

Russ Schomber
"Although I do not own the exact CD of these purported out takes, I have a tape copy. You too can make you own out-takes of any artist just like this prankster did! Simply slide the RCA phono plugs out of your CD player until just the center tip conductors touch. You will get a healthy 100Hz buzz but what you will be left with is the mono tracks from the mix. Anything that was panned left or right is lost. Filter out the hum with an EQ and there you go, demo's! Some systems which have built in karaoke microphone systems can also reproduce the same effect without the buzz (my Panasonic mini-system does this) It's an interesting listen but it's not real."

Doug Palmer
"Just FYI, This is called mix-minus. I've done this for years to learn the guitar parts. It's basically an electronic process of combining the left channel out of phase with the right. Any signal that is centered is cancelled out - or removed. That includes bass, kick and snare, and lead vocals. It's an interesting way to hear a new version of our old favorites, and to discover some parts that are usually buried in the mix. Most digital editing programs allow you to do this. It's also known as a vocal eliminator. It's worth the time to get a new perspective."

      Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine
12-4-85   First Power         

2CD AD VG+

12-4-85 Open Windows

2CD AD VG+

These shows are both from the opening night of the tour. "First Power" is the better of the two.

      New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut
12-7-85  No Title      

2CD NI AD VG

There is a half second gap without music on CD1, track 9, at 2:34. Then same CD, and track which is "Closer To The Heart", is cut short by about 30 seconds. The show ends about 30 seconds before the end of "Drum Solo/Red Lenses".

      Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut
12-8-85    Different Degrees 

2CD AD VG+

      War Memorial Coliseum, Rochester, New York
12-10-85      Paz's Attic Release #7 

2CD X AD VG-

This show was recorded way too high, thus we get a fuzzy sound. There are tape problems every so often throughout. This show may deserve a G, but since Alex's guitar is rather clear and undistorted, I gave it a VG-.

      Centrum in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
12-12-85      Le Gran De Tuning  

2CD (UI) AD VG

Several tracks have parts missing. CD2, track 2, "Mystic Rhythms", for about half the song, and from track 7 on the same CD, there is a continual wah-wah effect on the bottom end of the cymbals, that is very hard to listen to. I rate those parts G.

      Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia
12-15-85        Super Power   (Part 1 of 2)

2CD AD VG+

This show was recorded too high, thus giving us compressed distortion some of the time. CD1, track 9, at 1:56 & 2:56, there are small edits, and the tape munch is most noticable. There are a few sound changes throughout. This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Capital Centre (Cap Centre/The Cap), Largo/Landover, Maryland
12-16-85       Remote Control  

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This show was recorded a little too high. This is noticeable when the decibles of the music are up high, otherwise it would have received an EX-.

12-16-85         Super Power   (Part 2 of 2) 

2CD AD VG+

These 2 shows for this date are too close to say which is the better version. This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
12-19-85           Paz's Attic Release #1  

2CD (SHN) X AD VG

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show.

      Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida
1-9-86          Citizens Of The World

2CD AD VG+

      Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana
1-10-86         Canadians On The Bayou  

2CD AD VG

      Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas
1-12-86      Live In Dallas RM

2CD X AD VG+

This show is from a different source than "1-12-86 Dallas Project". This is the Remastered version of "Live In Dallas", which was transferred to CD via a stand alone CD burner from 1st gen tapes. There is a 40:17 long Geddy Lee Interview recorded from the radio on 1-13-86 from Q102 with "Red Beard". The songs off the radio interview for some reason are a liitle fast. The Interview was after the 2 shows were finished in Dallas. (Raw Transfer)

1-12-86            Dallas Project   (Part 1 of 2) 

2CD X AD VG

This show has some slight clipping, but it is pretty tolerable to me. This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas
1-13-86            Dallas Project   (Part 2 of 2)  

2CD X AD G

This show has clipping also. CD2, track 3, has a couple of spots of diginoise. This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      The Summit, Houston, Texas
1-16-86  No Title  

2CD NI AD VG-

This show plays a little fast and was recorded too high. Because of this the sound, what we get is fuzzy and compressed. CD1, track 6, 00:23, there is a major skip forward in the music. Shortly after CD1, track 13, "The Trees" starts, there is a skip forward in the music. A handful of tracks are cut short. CD2, track 5, I don't think needs to be here, but that is the way I got it. The extra track is only about a minute long, and is cheering only, where as the next song should have started when this track started as far as I can tell without editing out this track, and splicing the tracks before and after it together.

      San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California
2-3-86   Power Surge 

2CD AD VG+

CD1, track 9, from 00:15 - 00:19, the volume is messed with, and increases a decent bit. Then from 1:03 - 1:05, the music is faded out and back in. CD1, track 12, at 3:04, there is a quick zap/skip noise that lasts for a fraction of a second. The power goes out at 4:10, on CD1, track 12, "Marathon". They play this song from the beginning once power is restored. CD2, track 2, "Mystic Rhythms", at 4:44, there is a radical sound quality change in which the low end is now being recorded way too high. My guess is that a switch was hit. This ends on track 3, at 6:50. The power goes out one more time during CD2, track 3, "Distant Early Warning", at 5:58, but this time they don't replay the song. There are spots mostly toward the end of the show where the microphone(s) either are blocked, or the recording volume on the audio cassette recorder is turned down.

2-3-86        Feeding On The Fires

2CD AD VG+

This version of this date is the best one. There is occasional phasing, but it's not bad, nor does it last long. CD1, track 11, "Marathon", is the first of 2 times a song is cut short due to a power failure. This time the song happens to be very close to the end. The booing of the distant crowd actually make it sound like there was a keyboard phasing out the song. They play this song from the beginning once power is restored. CD2, track 4, "Mystic Rhythms", is cut short due to the second power failure. This time it ends closer to the middle, but they don't replay the song.

      Civic Centre Arena, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
3-1-86                    Dip Into - Live Ottawa   

2CD X AD CD1/VG, CD2/G

There are some spots where there is speaker clipping on the bass. Part way thru "2112", the show just fades out and ends. CD2 has all kinds of clipping.

      Le Colisee (The Coliseum), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
3-3-86          Through Any Window  

2CD AD VG-

3-3-86 Northern Territories

2CD AD EX-

3-3-86         Wild Kenetic Dreams   

2CD AD EX-

The beginning is rough with phasing and talking. This show is a longer version by 11 minutes, and is from a 2nd source. The final 2 minutes of the show, the left channel cuts in and out alot. There is no doubt that quality wise, "Wild Kenetic Dreams" is the better of the two!!!

      The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
3-4-86      Broken Windows 

2CD AD VG+

      Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3-7-86            By-Toronto Mystic Gardens

2CD AD VG

CD1, track 3, "Limelight", has a noise that sounds alot like when the high end is too high for the symbals, but shows up for Geddy's vocals. CD1, track 8, there are 2 digital clicks at approximately 1:30.

      Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois
3-21-86         Poison In Power  

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show.

      Milwaukee-Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3-24-86                     Better Beer                                                                

2CD AD EX-

3-24-86 Dreams Flow Across The Heartland

2CD AD VG+

3-24-86 Catch The Spirit

2CD X AD EX-

3-24-86 Capture My Thoughts

2CD AD EX

3-24-86 Mid-American Dreams - Platinum Edition

2CD AD EX

"Mid-American Dreams - Platinum Edition" is the best version of this date.

      Saint Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
3-25-86       Twin Territories              

2CD AD VG+

3-25-86 Building Ivory Towers

2CD AD EX-

There are times this show was recorded too high, but these don't last very long.

      Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio
3-29-86       A Lerxst In Porkopolis

2CD AD VG+

Although I have this rated at VG+, it barely makes it.

      Brendon Byrne Arena (Meadowlands Arena), East Rutherford, New Jersey
3-31-86               Twin Meadows   (Part 1 of 2)  

2CD (UI) AD VG

This is a low VG. There are 2 songs with small parts missing, possibly due to a tape flip. This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Brendon Byrne Arena (Meadowlands Arena), East Rutherford, New Jersey
4-1-86                  Twin Meadows   (Part 2 of 2)  

2CD (UI) AD VG+

The end of track 2, on CD2, has about 90 seconds missing from the song itself. This CD contains 6 bonus tracks from the Thomas & Mack Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada on 2-2-86, and I rate them AD VG+ also. I rate the main show a high VG+. This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Civic Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
4-3-86   No Title  

2CD NI AD VG+

      Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island/Uniondale, New York
4-4-86       A Pane In The Glass 

2CD AD VG

There are small pops throughout every so often. CD2, track 6, "Drum Solo", is edited. CD2, track 8, "Freewill", has a couple of tape source munches. There are also a couple of small edits that occur during "Freewill" around 1:50. There is the bonus track, "Battlescar" from "Max Webster" that Geddy did with them in July of 1986.

      Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4-16-86     Visions & Illusions

2CD SB EX

4-16-86 Mystic Dreams

1CD X SB EX+

4-16-86      Philadelphia Project

2CD X SB EX+

The encore is missing. In this case the drum solo has been cut short as well. Great sounding show though!

4-16-86             Visions & Illusions - Version 2.01 

2CD SB EX

If there was more bottom end, this show may have made it into the EX+ range. Sadly this show ends 5:36 into the "Drum Solo". This version has had the speed corrected compared to the non "Version 2.01".

      Baltimore Civic Center *OR* Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland
4-17-86    Maryland `86  

2CD X AD VG+

      Hampton Coliseum, Hamton, Virginia
4-19-86                    Brought To You By The Letter Rush0212  

2CD X AD VG

CD1, track 9, is faded out about a minute early. This show was recorded too high, but only CD2, track 1, is where I would say it is that noticeable.

      Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri
4-29-86  Kansas City 

2CD NI AD VG+

I gave this show a VG+, but this may be a little generous after CD1, track 4, around 2:30. The show after this point is recorded too high. Track 4 itself has a fuzzy buzzing sound, where as the rest of the show has a compressed bass sound due to the recording level.

      Myriad Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5-1-86             The Power And The Glory  

2CD AD VG+

This show is a high VG+.

      Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
5-12-86   Different Circles  

2CD AD VG

      Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
5-21-86   Feel The Powers  

2CD AD VG

This is a high VG. CD1, track 9, "Closer To The Heart", from 1:21 - 1:33, the microphone(s) are dropped, but never hit the ground or a chair, so there isn't any sudden noise through the speakers. CD2, track 8, "Tom Sawyer", there must have been a tape flip, because a small part is missing.

      CAL Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, California
5-24-86          Glory Rolls On By

2CD (SHN) X AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show.

      Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, California
5-26-86  Run Short     

2CD X AD VG-

This show could have been a VG+ if it wasn't for the clipping. There is a bonus Interview of Geddy talking about "Progressive Rock" from a show called "Rock Chronicles" done in 1986. This is also the final night of the tour.


   HOLD YOUR FIRE TOUR   

      Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
11-2-87  Super Nova   

2CD AD VG+

      Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island
11-7-87          Songs Of Eternity 

2CD (SHN) AD VG-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show.

11-7-87             A Dangerous Frontier  

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. CD1, track 10, "Red Sector A", is missing right at the very beginning.

      Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
11-9-87    Parts In Motion   

2CD AD VG

This is an odd show to rate. All of the instruments including Geddy's vocals are clear, but everything is very tinny. This show starts about a minute and a half into "The Big Money", which was the first song of the night.

      RPI Fieldhouse, Troy, New York
11-12-87  Invisible Forces    

2CD AD VG

      The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia
11-23-87   Ominous Fire 

2CD (UI) AD VG

      Brendan Byrne Arena (Meadowlands Arena), East Rutherford, New Jersey
12-7-87            Fire In The Meadowlands   

2CD (UI) AD VG

The first few tracks are a little rough with the occasional problem throughout. This show is a high VG.

      Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island/Uniondale, New York
12-9-87        Our Second Nature  

2CD NI AD VG+

There are several spots where the recording level was too high, giving us a compressed fuzzy sound.

      Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12-13-87          Lost In The Atmosphere

2CD (UI) AD VG+

There are some rough spots that sound like a rough tape as the sound bounces from side to side, but not exactly like phasing, with CD2, track 1, being the worst. The other tracks aren't that bad. In fact, until this track started I wasn't even going to mention it. The final track has a spot where there is less than a second of missing music.

      Myriad Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1-23-88 JD3          

2CD NI AD VG+

This show is a very high VG+. In fact if you were to say it was an EX-, you wouldn't get any arguement from me.

      Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, Arkansas
1-26-88  The Mission    

2CD AD VG+

      Kiefer U.N.O. (University Of New Orleans) Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
1-27-88   Turn The Stage    

2CD AD VG

1-27-88      Ring Of Fire  

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This show was recorded a little too high. This shows up the most during the cheering between songs. I am very tempted to give this show a VG.

      The Summit, Houston, Texas
1-29-88  Red Stages      

2CD X AD VG

      Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center (Frank Irwin Center/UT Erwin Center/
      The Drum/The Superdrum) (The University of Texas at Austin), Austin, Texas
1-30-88    Eye Of The Storm  

2CD AD EX-

      San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California
2-3-88            Look The Storm In The Eye 

2CD AD VG+

CD2, track 4, "YYZ", is cut after 2:30. This show is a high VG+.

      The Forum, Inglewood, California
2-5-88   Primed Mover 

2CD AD VG

There is top end clipping at times. My home stereo speakers have lots of clipping on CD2 starting on track 3, until 3 seconds before the end of the show, but none on my headphones. "Closer To The Heart" cuts in a little late, and "Mission" is cut off slightly early, which is also the end of the show. There is some tape hiss, but not too bad.

      Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida
2-13-88  3 Of A Kind    

2CD AD VG+

      Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida
2-15-88                   Lakeland '88 - Remaster                         

2CD NI AD VG

2-15-88 When The Water Takes You Home

2CD (UI) AD VG+

      Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida
2-19-88         Prime Mover

2CD (UI) AD VG-

2-19-88 A Moment In Time 

2CD AD VG+

2-19-88          Filters On Our Eyes 

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This version of this date is slightly better for the instruments. Geddy's vocals are nearly identical in quality.

      Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee
2-21-88      An Endless Universe  

2CD AD EX-

      Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois
2-25-88           Extreme Exult   (Part 1 of 2) 

2CD X AD VG

This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois
2-26-88           Extreme Exult   (Part 2 of 2) 

2CD X AD VG

This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois
2-28-88  In Touch         

3CD X AD VG+

The 3rd CD is the opening act, "Tommy Shaw". I will break up the set if you would like.

2-28-88          Force Without Form 

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. There is top end clipping at times. My home stereo speakers have lots of clipping on CD2 starting on track 3, until 3 seconds before the end of the show, but none on my headphones. "Closer To The Heart" cuts in a little late, and "Mission" is cut off slightly early which is also the end of the show. There is some tape hiss, but not too bad.

      Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
3-4-88               Great Balls Of Fire   (CD2 is bad)

2CD AD EX-

      Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3-7-88             There's No Place Like Home 

2CD AD VG

3-7-88     Behold Our Fire  

2CD AD VG

A few of the songs are faded out a few seconds early. With an equalizer I feel this show could be a low VG+. As it is, it is a high VG, and is the better quality version I have from this date.

      Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska
4-2-88         Anything Can Happen 

2CD AD VG+

4-2-88 Leaving Omaha

2CD AD VG+

4-2-88                    Leaving Omaha, Again - Platinum Edition

2CD AD EX

My copy seems to have been retracked and reindexed if I go by the inserts. But if I go by the fact that everything fits perfectly with no click at track change, then the track list on the back insert is incorrect. The last 2 tracks from CD1 on the inserts are the first 2 tracks on the CD2 I have. I did a test burn and found that the possibly rearranged songs do blend and flow perfectly right thru to the next track as if it was originally mastered this way.

4-2-88      The Dream Ignites 

2CD AD EX-

This show just barely gets an EX-. The sound is clear, but the bass isn't punchy.

      Milwaukee-Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4-5-88         Imaginations On Fire

2CD X AD EX-

      Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio
4-10-88           A Glimpse Of What's Beyond

2CD AD EX-

      NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham, England
4-21-88                        A Desperate Voice  (Crystaline Records)         

2CD SB EX

4-21-88 A Desperate Voice  (Xanadu - Suck My Disc! LTD)

2CD X SB EX

This show is primarily sourced from the purple-lable laserdisc called "A Show Of Hands".

4-21-88    Hear In Hear Out

2CD X SB EX+

The date on the inserts are incorrect. They say 2-25-88. On this CD, Geddy says "Thank you very much....Goodnight" and right after that the beginning of the next track starts by means of editing out the audience cheering to bring the boys back out for an encore. Where as with the show "Extreme Exult" from 2-25-88, Geddy says "Thank you, thank you very much....Goodnight" and leaves the stage awaiting the call back out for the encore. Upon further checking I have found that this was taken from the show called "A Desperate Voice". This version is better though.

      NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham, England & SECC (Scottish Exhibition and
      Conference Centre) (The Big Red Shed), Glasgow, Scotland & Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England
4-21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29 & 30-88            Kingdom Of Fire (Chapters 1-10)

2DVD-R (SHN) X AD VG- to EX-

As with nearly all bootleg releases, there are flaws. For these shows there are sounds every so often throughout all of the 17CD's. The sound is like when the needle on a turntable runs over a tiny spec of dust in the groove of an LP. From what I understand this is considered diginoise. Most of the time these sounds aren't going to be heard by most people, but my ears are extra sensative is why I hear them. None of the times do they interfere with the quality or desireability of this release. These sounds exist in the Master SHN Files. The amount of clicks per show varies from a couple of shows having almost none to a couple having a decent bit of them. I would say that out of all of the shows, CD1, track 10, from "4-21-88 Kingdom Of Fire (Chapter 2)", has the worst spot with the first 40 seconds having several of these clicks. I will break up the set if you would like.

      NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham, England
4-21-88              Kingdom Of Fire (Chapter 1)   (of 10)   (Soundcheck #1)

1CD (SHN) X AD VG-

In audio CD format, this is a 1CD show.

4-21-88                       Kingdom Of Fire (Chapter 2)   (of 10)

2CD (SHN) X AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This part of this 17CD release is a low VG+.

      NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham, England
4-23-88                       Rhythms Of The Night                          

2CD AD VG+

4-23-88 Birmingham '88 - Remaster Edition

2CD (Multi Track SB) EX+

4-23-88              Kingdom Of Fire (Chapter 3)   (of 10)   (Soundcheck #2)

1CD (SHN) X AD VG-

In audio CD format, this is a 1CD show.

4-23-88                       Kingdom Of Fire (Chapter 4)   (of 10) 

2CD (SHN) X AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This version of this date is from the same taper as "Rhythms Of The Night", but I would say this one has the better sounding quality.

      NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham, England
4-24-88                       Kingdom Of Fire (Chapter 5)   (of 10)  

2CD (SHN) X AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. The beginning of "Marathon" had to be edited.

      SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre) (The Big Red Shed), Glasgow, Scotland
4-26-88           The Glasgow Gathering  

2CD (UI) AD VG+

This show is a high VG+. (2nd Source)

4-26-88                       Kingdom Of Fire (Chapter 6)   (of 10)  

2CD (SHN) X AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. CD1, track 10, had to be edited after 3:08. It's hard to say how much is missing, but I think it is less than a minute is all. The best quality version of this date is "The Glasgow Gathering", and it is from a different taper.

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England
4-28-88   A Fire In London  

2CD SB VG+

CD1, track 3, "Limelight", has about 2 minutes where the left channel cuts in and out. CD1, track 9, "Red Sector A", is cut short after 1:42.

4-28-88              Kingdom Of Fire (Chapter 7)   (of 10)   (Soundcheck #3)

1CD (SHN) X AD VG-

In audio CD format, this is a 1CD show. This soundcheck might have received a VG, but several tracks have alot of someone messing with the microphone(s).

4-28-88                      Kingdom Of Fire (Chapter 8)   (of 10) 

2CD (SHN) X AD VG

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This show is a high VG.

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England
4-29-88                      Kingdom Of Fire (Chapter 9)   (of 10)  

2CD (SHN) X AD VG

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This show was recorded too high, with the first couple of songs on each CD being the most noticeable.

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England
4-30-88                       Kingdom Of Fire (Chapter 10)   (of 10)   

2CD (SHN) X AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show.

      Ahoy Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, Holland (The Nederland / The Netherlands)
5-2-88        Alternating Currents  

2CD AD VG

5-2-88 Ahoy, Eh?

2CD AD EX-

      Festhalle Messe Frankfurt (Frankfurter Messegelande), Frankfurt, Germany
5-4-88  Event        

3CD X AD VG+

The 3rd CD is the opening act, "Wishbone Ash". I will break up the set if you would like.

      Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle (Schleyer-Halle), Baden-Wurttemberg/Stuttgart, Germany
5-5-88     Out Of Reality  

2CD AD VG+

This show is from the final night of the tour.


   PRESTO TOUR   

      Greenville Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, South Carolina
2-17-90     For Our First Trick  

2CD AD VG+

This is from the opening night of the tour. The first 2 minutes are rough, with a couple of songs having sections of a lower quality rating due to what sounds like the microphone(s) were blocked. I rate the blocked sections VG, barely.

      Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
2-19-90   Second Edition   

2CD AD VG+

The beginning of this release has 2 Radio Promo advertisements, and the last 4 tracks are a soundcheck from here, that I rate AD VG-.

      Bayfront Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
2-20-90     Voices From The Sea  

2CD AD VG+

      Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida
2-23-90      The Magic Kingdom   

2CD AD VG+

      Keifer U.N.O. (University Of New Orleans) Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
2-25-90                  No Title   (Raw Source Uncirculated)  

2CD NI AD VG-

This show starts part way into "Distant Early Warning". The volume increases 13 seconds after CD1 starts, and has heavy phaseing with the balance mostly in the right channel. I gave this show a VG-, but it may deserve a lower rating, but not a G.

      The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
3-8-90             What's Up Your Sleeve?  

2CD (UI) AD VG-


      Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
3-23-90                       Northwest Pacific   (Part 1 of 3)  

8CD X AD VG- & VG

3-23-90 Northwest Pacific   (Part 1 of 3)

8CD (FLAC) X AD VG- & VG

      Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
3-24-90                       Northwest Pacific   (Part 2 of 3)  

8CD X AD VG- & VG

3-24-90 Northwest Pacific   (Part 2 of 3)

8CD (FLAC) X AD VG- & VG

      Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
3-26-90                       Northwest Pacific   (Part 3 of 3)  

8CD X AD VG- & VG

3-26-90 Northwest Pacific   (Part 3 of 3)

8CD (FLAC) X AD VG- & VG

The last 3 shows are from an 8CD set. All 3 shows are AD, and I rate the 3-23-90 show VG-, and the 3-24 & 26-90 shows VG. CD1 starts off rough, and has a couple of tracks where the microphones are blocked and unblocked repeatedly for long stretches, but not for the entire song. CD2, track 8, is cut a little short. CD3 has an advert for the Vancouver concert, as well as Radio Vancouver, and a soundcheck from Vancouver. CD8 has "Radio Portland: Interview with Alex Lifeson", "Radio Seattle: Interview with Neil Peart", and a soundcheck from Seattle. CD4 has a skipping type of noise toward the end of track 9 that ends at the beginning of track 10. I will break up the set if you would like. I created all 3 FLAC versions.


      ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California
3-28-90     Scissors, Paper, Stone

2CD AD VG+

The intro, and part of track 1, "Force Ten", is missing. There is clipping in some places, but it doesn't last long any of these times.

      Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
3-30-90        A Return To Past Glories 

2CD AD VG+

CD1, the last part of track 11, and all of 12, has some kind of a scratchy sound that was recorded this way. This continues for about one minute into CD2, track 1.

      Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
4-2-90  Live Art         

2CD AD EX-

      San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California
4-5-90  In Town     

2CD X AD VG

There is a bonus track from "Mr.Big". They were the opening band this night, and is 20:16 long.

4-5-90           An Eyeless Game  

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. There is a really cool bonus track with this show. It is a one song Studio Jam session that is 14:54 long that includes all three members minus Geddy's vocals.

      Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, California
4-7-90         Atmospheric Changes   

2CD AD EX-

      Nassau County Veterens Memorial Coliseum, Long Island/Uniondale, New York
4-22-90  Split Hares 

2CD (UI) AD VG+

      Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4-24-90     Wanting To Explode  

2CD AD EX-

4-24-90 Full Spectrum

2CD AD EX-

      Brendon Byrne Arena (Meadowlands Arena), East Rutherford, New Jersey
4-25-90  Due Reflection  

2CD AD VG+

The audience talking can be overwheling at times, although it is tough to hear what they are saying.

      War Memorial Coliseum, Rochester, New York
4-28-90                    The Rochester Trilogy - Part 1!   (of 3) 

2CD (UI) AD VG+

      The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia
5-1-90                Staring Down Into A Heartless Sea 

2CD AD VG

I only have a Front insert and a sort of Label for both CD's.

5-1-90                    Target Mass Appeal                                       

2CD AD VG+

5-1-90 Target Mass Appeal - Platinum Edition

2CD AD VG+

5-1-90 The Spark Still Flies

2CD AD EX-

      Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut
5-8-90    The Hartford '90 

2CD SB EX

The intro, and part of track 1, "Force Ten", are missing. There is clipping in some places. The clipping doesn't last long any of these times.

5-8-90  War Paint        

2CD SB EX

"War Paint" is a direct copy of "The Hartford '90", except is has been pressed onto Silver CD's with different inserts is all.

      Centrum in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
5-10-90             Centrum Complete   (Part 1 of 2)

2CD AD EX-

This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Centrum in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
5-11-90               Centrum Complete   (Part 2 of 2)  

2CD AD EX-

This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Le Colisee (The Coliseum), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
5-13-90     Une Nuit Magique 

2CD AD VG+

CD1, track 7, "Marathon", is missing about one minute of the song around the middle. CD2, track 1, "Manhattan Project", is missing a very small amount right after it starts, and track 6, on CD2, has a spot at the beginning where it doesn't flow, but only a very small amount of the song is missing.

      Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5-16-90      The Spirit Of Rabbits  

2CD AD VG

      Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, New York
6-2-90     High And Away

2CD AD VG+

CD1, track 11, has a real quick scratchy sound around 4:30 for less than a second is all. CD2 has several rough spots where the music cuts in and out, but not all the way out most of the time. CD2, track 5 is the worst one, with it cutting completely out twice for 14 seconds, and later for 7 seconds. I think there was another song it cut out for a couple of seconds.

6-2-90            No Title   (2nd Source)

2CD X NI AD EX-

This version is from a 2nd source that is a 1st gen, and is an incomplete show. CD1, tracks 1-2, 2-3 & 3-4, are faded in and out. CD1, track 4-5, has 4 being faded out with 5 being a semi sudden startup. CD2, tracks 4-5, 6-7 & 8-9, are faded in and out, with a small part of track 9 missing, and this track starts off rough as if whatever the microphone(s) were on was getting messed with. This lasts for about 30 seconds is all. For some reason the low end Bass becomes much heavier. Since my copy is from the company that mastered it (C.S. Productions), the fading exists on the Master CD-R's. CD1, track 2, there is a single tap of the microphone(s) each time at 3:37 & 5:31. This version of this date is 27 minutes shorter than "High And Away".

      Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6-7-90            A Difference Of Perspective

2CD AD EX-

      Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
6-10-90                 Falling Into A Progressive Illusion 

2CD (UI) AD VG+

      Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin
6-16-90   Alpine Valley

2CD NI AD VG

As with nearly all bootleg releases, there are flaws. I believe this show is from 2 different sources because the sound quality changes at 2 spots. One of the times it occurs the music doesn't flow just right. The other time is off slightly is all. Source #1 was used for CD1, tracks 1-9, and CD2, track 6, to the end, which is track 9. A small part of the drum solo is missing after 4:07.

      Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin
6-17-90               That's Entertainment!

2CD X AD EX-

6-17-90 That's Entertainment! Remastered

2CD AD EX-

6-17-90 Scars Of Pleasure

2CD AD EX

      CAL Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, California
6-26-90  No Title       

2CD NI AD VG+

As with nearly all bootleg releases, there are flaws. This show has some spots with quality fluctuations, but they don't last more than a few seconds. A couple of spots have a couple of diginoise each.

      Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California
6-27-90            A Pass Through Mountain View 

2CD SB EX-

CD 1, track 7, "Red Barchetta", has a few spots where the tape must have been munched.

6-27-90        View From The Mountain 

2CD SB EX-

There is 60 cycle hum during parts of the track changes. There is occasional tape munch, with most of it at the beginning of the show. This is the "Gypsy Eye" version. Other than a lower volume, this is the same show as "A Pass Through Mountain View".

      Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, California
6-29-90           Naked Wires

2CD (SC) CD1/G, CD2/VG-

6-29-90 Play, Don't Tell

2CD AD VG

These shows are from the final night of the tour.


   ROLL THE BONES TOUR   

      North America
??-??-91 or 92  Time To Roll                             

1CD X AD EX-

??-??-91 or 92   Rush Hour (Greatest Hits Live)  

1CD X SB EX+

The notes on the artwork says tracks 1, 2, 8 & 9, were recorded in the USA in 1989. Tracks 3-7 & 10-16 were recorded in the USA on 1992. However, RUSH did not play in 1989, so I am not sure what the actual year is for this portion of this show.

??-??-91 or 92  Run From The Fans                     

1CD X SB EX-

??-??-91 or 92 Run Faster

1CD X SB EX+

The above 2 shows are well known as being from 4-17-92, but after further inspection I have found this to be untrue. The actual date is now a mystery.

      Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
10-25-91   Prepare For Tour 

2CD X AD EX-

This is opening night for the tour. During CD1, all of track 3, until 3:15, on track 4, the taper was having trouble with the microphone(s). Around the 3 minute mark on track 4, CD1, there is one very, very loud undesirable noise. Let me put it this way...It scarred the heck out of me, and it happens bad one more time for 4 seconds on CD1, track 6, from 4:31 - 4:35. Sounds like either a switch was hit by accident that allowed for the tape to keep recording, but not recording the music, or the microphone(s) were accidentally unplugged while still thinking it was taping the show.

10-25-91      Plastic Guitar  

2CD (UI) (SC & AD) G

This scanner recording was taken from Alex's guitar feed. The AD part is very much in the background. The scanner isn't turned on until track 2. Alex's guitar is out of the left channel and overwhelmes this release. The AD part cuts in and out every few seconds, almost continually. However we are graced with none of this between tracks. This is a very hard show to listen to!!!

10-25-91   Gangster Of Bones 

1CD AD VG+

This show is from the first night of the tour.

      War Memorial Coliseum, Rochester, New York

10-26-91  

Where's My Bones? 

2CD AD VG

10-26-91                    The Rochester Trilogy - Part 2!   (of 3)   

2CD (UI) AD EX-

Although I gave this show an EX-, it just barely gets it. There is some clipping in the left channel, but not every song or every second of every song does it occur.

      Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
10-31-91  No Title            

1CD NI AD VG

This show is a high VG.

      Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois
11-1-91   Live One    

1CD X AD VG+

11-1-91 Live Two

1CD X AD VG+

11-1-91         A Chicago Dreamline  

2CD AD EX-

CD2, track 1, at 2:57, until the end of the show, the sound changes quite a bit because it is from a 2nd source. Both sources sound better than "Live One" / "Live Two".

      Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
11-3-91  No Title  

2CD NI AD VG

As with nearly all bootleg releases, there are inherint flaws. There are several spots with small skips, and the microphone(s) are messed with a few times as well.

      Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska
11-4-91  No Title

2CD NI AD VG-

As with nearly all bootleg releases, there are flaws. This show starts off rough, then on CD1, track 1, from around 3:00 until 4:21, and again on CD2, from around 3:00 to about 3:45, there is digital clicking. CD1, track 7, 3:28, there is a 1 second gap and the song ends early. CD2, tracks 7 & 8, are weird because they contain the same 2 songs with "Roll The Bones" not being the entire song. The segway into track 8 is abrupt, with track 7 ending suddenly. Where as the segway from track 8 - 9 is faded out. All of this is believed to have been on the Master CD-R's. This show was recorded too high, thus we get the fuzzy compressed sound, although the compression amount is about medium.

      St. Louis Arena (Old Barn), St. Louis, Missouri
11-7-91     Row The Boats  

2CD X SB EX+

      Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11-10-91  No Title         

2CD NI AD VG

As with nearly all bootleg releases, there are inherint flaws. This show includes the soundcheck from the same night, which has a very distant sound, and I rate it AD VG-. CD1, track 8-9, has a rough edit. CD1, track 11, 2:49 - 2:57, the music cuts out completely. (Master)

      The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
11-14-91  No Title      

2CD NI AD VG-

As with nearly all bootleg releases, there are inherint flaws. CD2, track 1, until track 3, 3:13, the recording level was too high.

      Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12-3-91    Renewed Faith 

2CD X AD VG

There are 2 back to back clicks on CD2, track 9, at 00:35. Since my copy is 1st gen, these clicks belong.

      Madison Square Garden, New York/Manhattan, New York
12-7-91  The Fly       

1CD X AD VG

12-7-91 Live USA

1CD X AD VG+

12-7-91             Garden Road

2CD SB EX+

12-7-91 Big Money Meets The Big Apple

2CD SB EX+

"Garden Road" (GR) is almost a complete show. Only about the first 10 seconds of track 1, "Force Ten", is missing, but the song still seems to be complete. "Big Money Meets The Big Apple" (BMMTBA) is a "Watch Tower" release, so the encore is missing, but does have the intro as well as the last little bit of the song that was playing on the sound system prior to the boys coming out to perform. "GR" has more of a punch, yet isn't as clear as "BMMTBA". "BMMTBA" has better seperation of the instruments which gives it a richer, fuller sound and gets my vote for the better sound quality.

      Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island
12-9-91           No Title   (2nd Source)  

1CD NI AD VG+

This show is a low VG+. This is the first half of the show and is from a different taper than the other "12-9-91 No Title" I have. The other 12-9-91 is 2CD's, but this one has better sound quality. I haven't listened to it yet other than to do a source and quality comparison.

      Centrum in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
12-10-91       Back By Poplular Demand

2CD AD VG

Even though for some this may be hard to hear, there is a sound throughout that I cannot quite put my finger on what it is. It could be a few things. One of which is this show was recorded too high, but I really don't think this is it even though that is what I thought until CD1, track 7. What I am now 99.999% sure is that this is bounce back from the drums off the concert walls in the arena. I believe this would happen for the snare drum. Then again, it has the sound of someone hitting the backs of bolted down plastic chairs, or like a few people are clapping the drum beat slightly off in the distance, and they do it every song. When this noise isn't a problem I give it an EX-, but when it is present (which it is most of the time), I must give it the overall rating shown.

      Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
12-16-91             Home Again - Platinum Edition   

2CD AD VG

This show has tape hiss, and it was recorded a little too high. At times there is talking around the taper that can be a bit much, but it's okay overall. There is a bonus Interview with all three members that is 17:21 long.

      Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
1-22-92              The Great Western Bravado   

2CD (UI) AD EX-

1-22-92 The Missing Method

2CD AD EX-

"The Missing Method" is the better of the two versions of this date.

      Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
1-29-92  Roll The Bass     

2CD X SC G

1-29-92      Balloons By The Bay 

2CD AD EX-

Starting at track 10, on CD1, the sound deteriorates by being recorded too high. What we get from this is a fuzzy distorted, and slightly compressed sound. This problem goes away after a few songs into CD2.

      Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
1-30-92       Mirrors                             

2CD X SB EX+

1-30-92 Rush 'N' Roulette '92

2CD X SB EX+

      Kiefer U.N.O. (University Of New Orleans) Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
2-23-92     Mardi Gras               

2CD X AD EX-

2-23-92 New Orleans 1992

2CD X AD EX-

"New Orleans 1992" has bonus tracks, as well as the complete intro to the show.

2-23-92                  No Title   (Raw Source Incirculated)   

2CD NI AD VG-

As with nearly all bootleg shows, there are flaws. CD1, track 1, 1:16, it goes from a show recorded in just the right channel, to both channels. CD1, track 10, 5:33 - 5:36, there is a sound like that of a short in the microphone(s) wires. Same sound can be heard on CD2, track 1, 00:07. There is an odd sound like the music skipped a couple of beats on CD2, track 8, 2:18. Plus there is phasing throughout. This show ends during "2112", and is the most complete version of this date I have.

      Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida
2-25-92  Pensacola       

2CD X AD EX-

      Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
2-26-92  Take A Shot     

2CD AD VG+

CD1, track 1, are some "Radio Spots" from "ROCK 105", Jacksonville, Florida, and a couple of Q & A's with Geddy.

      Florida Suncoast Dome, St. Petersburg, Florida
2-29-92       Curiously Strong  

2CD AD EX

2-29-92 On The Bay Front

2CD (UI) AD EX-

"Curiously Strong" (CS) is EX, barely, but still EX. "On The Bay Front" (OTBF) is EX-, but very, very close to just barely making EX. The bass on "CS" has better mid-bass, but it's not as punchy. Geddy's vocals aren't quite as tinny on "CS". "OTBF" has better bottom end and is punchier, yet not as clear in the mid-bass. The rest is just too close to call.

      Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida
3-2-92   A Full House 

2CD SB EX-

This show has spots where the quality does change due to the microphone(s) being blocked by someone walking by, or the taper moving, however it still sounds really good for 90-95% of the show. Although the loss of quality at times did end up lowering the strength within the rating, it would have still received an EX-, just firmer is all. The quality changes are that of a high VG+, and low EX-. These spots generally don't last very long, and no music is lost. As for the rest of the show, the only thing that kept it from getting an EX, is that Geddy's Bass, IMO, isn't as up front as I need.

      The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia
3-4-92     A Mystical State   

2CD AD EX

3-4-92       A Roll Of The Dice

2CD AD EX-

This version is missing the "Intro", and is faded in during "Force Ten".

      New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut
3-14-92  No Title    

2CD NI AD VG+

As with nearly all bootleg releases, there are inherint flaws. There is diginoise a minute or so before the end of CD1, and again for the first minute or so of CD2.

      Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island/Uniondale, New York
3-15-92       Bravado                      

2CD X AD VG+

3-15-92 Moment Of Glory

2CD AD EX

      NEC (National Exibition Centre), Birmingham, England
4-12-92    Roll The Stones

3CD X AD VG+

The 3rd CD is the opening act, "Primus". I will break up the set if you would like.

      SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre) (The Big Red Shed), Glasgow, Scotland
4-15-92         Scottish Gremlins 

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. The biggest musical mistake by "RUSH" that I have ever heard occured during this show when all 3 messed up and it took awhile for them to recover. This happens during CD1, track 5, "Time Stand Still". Don't get me wrong, this is not a complaint. I like mistakes, especially from "RUSH" who is so tight, and near perfect every song and every show.

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England
4-17-92   Superconductor

1CD X SB EX+

      Music Hall, Hannover, Germany
4-21-92  No Title     

2CD NI AD VG+

      Sporthalle, Koln (Cologne), Germany
4-23-92   Bone The Rolls

1CD X AD VG+

      Eissporthalle, Berlin, Germany
4-27-92  Here We Go   

3CD X AD VG

The 3rd CD is the opening act, "Primus". I will break up the set if you would like.

      Frankenhalle, Nurnberg (Nuremburg), Germany
4-28-92  Salt & Pepper 

3CD X AD VG+

CD1 has some minor skipping noises. The 3rd CD is the opening act, "Primus". I will break up the set if you would like.

      Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle (Schleyer-Halle), Baden-Wurttemberg/Stuttgart, Germany
4-29-92    Over The Europe

2CD X AD EX-

There really isn't a way yet to know which night this is guaranteed to be from. The tour is correct, it's the date that is in question. Geddy never speaks German other than possibly one time when his words were uncomprehendable. The quote, unquote, words he did say were in a strange voice, and do sound like German for the first couple of words, but after that they just run together. The very last part of the last word is *tion*. We do get to hear 2 more spots of virtual no English. The first spot is either in Japanese, or at least of Oriental descent and played over the sound system, so this is a part of the song itself. The final spot has Alex speaking in pure giberish. All 3 spots are on the same track. Sadly we never hear German being spoken by the audience either. The part where Geddy would have announced where they were, was edited out. I think I hear someone speaking English in the background (once, maybe twice) with an American southern accent. Again, this is in no way proof of date. Personally, I really don't believe this show was in Germany, or overseas for that matter. That's just my .02 worth.

      Le Zenith, Paris, France
5-1-92                 All The Rolls We Played   

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. There are 2 spots where the sound changes for long enough, and to the degree I felt I needed to comment on it. This show was recorded too high, and from it the bottom end suffers.

      Ahoy Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, Holland (The Nederland / The Netherlands)
5-3-92    Atmospheric

2CD X AD EX

      Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee
5-21-92  No Title      

2CD NI AD VG

As with nearly all bootleg releases, there are inherint flaws. There are a few dozen spots in which the music cuts out for some reason, or has diginoise. There are a few songs that end early.

      Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri
5-23-92        Zodiaks Or Almanacs 

2CD X AD VG+

This version is from the Master tapes.

5-23-92  Kismet 

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. The song "Superconductor" after about a minute into it is faded out and back in as if there may have been a tape flip at this point.

      Myriad Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5-25-92  No Title      

2CD NI AD EX-

There are some digital clicks, but not many.

      Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, California
6-3-92    Laguna Hills

2CD X AD EX-

The first couple of minutes are rough, but it does clear up after that. There is a little bit of the "Drum Solo" missing toward the end.

      Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, California
6-4-92          A Roll In The Meadows

2CD AD VG+

CD2, track 8, around 00:50, there are several clicks that sound similar to digital clicks, but aren't. The closest I could come on what they are is that someone tapped their fingernail on the microphone(s) a few times.

      Riverport Amphitheatre, St. Louis, Missouri
6-12-92  Noah's Ark

2CD X AD VG-

This show is a high VG-, and starts part way into "Force Ten". The next to last parts toward the end of the show are missing.

      Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte, North Carolina
6-14-92               Charlotte Fever

2CD AD EX-

6-14-92 Charlotte Fever - Platinum Edition

2CD AD EX

6-14-92  Vital Dreams    

2CD SB EX-

CD2, track 10, has a scratchy type of noise at the 10 second mark that lasts for about 2 seconds, and 2 more that are less prominant around 1:20 & 3:25. Then there are several at the end of track 10, and a few more into track 11. These is some diginoise from the source tape. The Encore is missing from the "2112" part of the medley. For an SB, this show for some reason is a little tinny, otherwise it would have easily received an EX! All of the above may sound bad on paper, but let me tell you, this show sounds great!

      Brendon Byrne Arena (Meadowlands Arena), East Rutherford, New Jersey
6-19-92     Licensed To Thrill 

2CD AD VG+

      Jones Beach Marine Theater, Long Island/Wantagh/Jones Beach State Park, New York
6-20-92  Cold Flames      

2CD X AD EX

      Ervin J. Nutter Center (Wright State University) (Nutter Center), Dayton, Ohio
6-23-92        A Roadmap To Dayton  

2CD AD EX-

There are some spots where the microphone(s) get messed with. There is tape munch on CD1, track 9, "Roll The Bones", from 2:01 - 2:08, and again on CD1, track 10, "Show Don't Tell", from 3:51 - 3:58. This is a low EX-, but if it had a little more Bass it would get a solid EX-.

      World Music Theatre, Tinley, Illinois
6-28-92    End Of The Road   

2CD AD EX-

This is the last night of the tour. There are a couple of spots that have filler from another show. Although the sound is crisper for the filler parts, the rating doesn't change.


   COUNTERPARTS TOUR   

      Morin Heights Studio, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
April - June '93  Deja Vu   (Studio Outtakes)          

1CD X SB EX+

April - June '93 Vuja Dey   (Studio Outtakes)

1CD SB EX

      Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida
1-18-94      First Part Of Counters 

2CD SB EX

This show is the Rehearsals for the "Counterparts Tour". For some reason there are a few built in 1 and 2 second gaps, but IMO they are there to better represent a "Dress Rehearsal" in which Geddy would have talked to the audience between the songs.

      Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida
1-22-94     Northern Heroes

2CD X AD VG-

1-22-94      The Speed Of Life  

2CD X AD VG+

There is some of CD1, track 11, "Limelight", missing right after the start. Less than 30 seconds is all though. These shows are from the opening night of the tour

1-22-94   First Impressions

2CD AD EX-

The intro and a good minute of "Tom Sawyer" are missing. (DAT Clone)

      Kiefer U.N.O. (University Of New Orleans) Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
1-23-94                      Gangster Of Boats   (With the Red Back insert)

2CD X AD VG+

1-23-94 Gangster Of Boats   (With the Pink Back insert)

2CD X AD VG+

      Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas
1-28-94          In A Phosphorescent Wave 

2CD AD EX-

      Pan American Center (Pan Am Center/Pandemonium Center)
      (New Mexico State University), Las Cruces, New Mexico
1-31-94        This Is How We Do It 

2CD AD VG+

1-31-94               Las Cruces De Fuego Santo

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This is a lower EX-. CD1, track 4, "Analog Kid", at 2:40, there are a couple of scratchy type of noises. They almost sound like when a stereo knob is dusty and gets turned.

      San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California
2-7-94          Sounds Of Science  

2CD (UI) AD EX-

There are spots that sound like LP pops, but are actually someone clapping every so often to the beat of the music and to cheer. CD1, track 12 at 3:54, the last 2 seconds of the song repeats itself.

      Selland Arena, Fresno, California
2-8-94            Nuts & Bolts   (CD2 is bad) 

2CD AD EX-

CD1, track 1, "Dreamline", is rough, and has a small edit at 2:02. CD1, track 5, "Time Stand Still", at 4:00, has a milisecond of no music with no click, and again at 5:22 & 5:44. Same for CD1, track 8, "Animate", at 3:30, 4:31 & 6:39, so it must exist on the Master CD-R's. CD2 has digital noise on track 7 that lasts from 3:11 - 3:32. This would NOT exist on the Master!

      ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California
2-10-94    Kings For A Night

2CD AD EX-

This is a very nice sounding EX-.

      San Jose Arena (Shark Tank), San Jose, California
2-12-94                    A Nice New Building 

2CD X (UI) AD VG/VG+?

2-12-94 A Nice New Building

2CD (FLAC) X (UI) AD VG/VG+?

Sorry about the delay in rating & commenting on this show. Will get to it soon. (1-21-10)

      The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia
2-24-94     Lightning Reactions 

2CD AD VG+

2-24-94      Cold Fire In Hotlanta  

2CD AD EX-

The crowd near the taper can get a little enthusiastic. This is an interesting show to rate. Overall it gets my EX-, but bass wise is VG+ at best. Geddy's vocals are EX. Everything else gets an EX-.

2-24-94      Atlanta's Heroes

2CD (UI) AD EX-

This is another show in which saying which version is better is tough, but in my opinion the edge goes to "Cold Fire In Hotlanta", because I think it has a better bass mix, although not as bright. The rest of the mix has one show being better in some frequencies, where as the other is better in other frequencies.

      Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina
2-25-94         Leave That Beehive Alone  

2CD AD EX-

There is low volumed talking pretty much throughout. To me it's 1-2 notches below annoying, and I can't really understand what is being said. This show ends a few seconds into "The Trees".

      Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
3-2-94          Come To A Standstill

2CD X AD VG+

      Thunderdome, St. Petersburg, Florida
3-4-94           Storm In St. Petersburg 

2CD X AD VG+

      Madison Square Garden, New York/Manhattan, New York
3-8-94        At The Big Apple 

3CD X AD VG+

The 3rd CD is the opening act, "Candlebox". I will break up the set if you would like.

3-8-94                The Big Apple Box   (Part 1 of 2) 

2CD AD EX-

This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Madison Square Garden, New York/Manhattan, New York
3-9-94            At The Big Apple Part 2 

2CD X AD VG+

3-9-94 Closer To Our Heart

1CD X AD EX-

3-9-94                 The Big Apple Box   (Part 2 of 2)  

2CD AD EX-

This is a 2 Date/4CD set. I will break up the set if you would like.

      Centrum in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
3-11-94   A Tale Of Two 

2CD SB EX-

3-11-94        Welcome To Our Town 

2CD SB EX

Part of "Time Stand Still" is missing. This show ends after 7:28 into "The Rhythm Method".

      The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
3-22-94            Critical Mass

2CD X (Proshot Video Feed) EX

This is a complete show.

      Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
3-23-94        A Farewell To Richfield  

2CD AD EX-

CD1, track 8, "Roll The Bones", has a click 1 second after the track change. Geddy's vocals are a little tinny, otherwise this would have received an EX.

      Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois
3-29-94   Tuxedo Tuesday

2CD AD VG+

      Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin
4-2-94  Nuts & Bolts   

2CD SB EX

4-2-94  Cool Dream

2CD X SB EX

The edge here goes to "Cool Dream". This version does have the intro and the first song seperately indexed, however this does not appear on the inserts, thus we get an incorrect track list. A minor price to pay for an SB EX show.

      Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
4-8-94            The Wilderness Of Mirrors 

2CD AD VG+

The first few songs are recorded a little too high, as well as a couple of other spots. The other spots only last for a few seconds at a time. The crowd noise is present, but it's not too bad, although it is worth mentioning.

      The MARK of the Quad Cities (Q-C Arena/The Mark/Moline Civic Arena), Moline, Illinois
4-9-94                 The Countershmeg Show/Moline 

2CD X AD VG+

The way the company that released this show came up with the title is rather interesting. Alex announces the song "Stick It Out" as being from the "Counterparts" release in Russia, and he pronounced it in Russian as "Countershmeg".

4-9-94                 Between Country And Western

2CD (UI) AD EX-

      Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (The Ogg), Buffalo, New York
4-18-94         Leave That Buffalo Alone

2CD AD VG+

Here is a bit of the human side of "RUSH". During the show Geddy starts to announce the next song as "Nobody's Hero", a Country & Western song, but Alex picks out a couple of notes, and Geddy realizes immediately that he messed up, then just as fast he recovers in a funny way to announce the next song correctly. Part of CD2, track 8, "Xanadu", has the bottom end Bass become very light. There are some tracks missing, and a track or two were cut short. This is a very high VG+, but still just shy of EX-.

4-18-94        Barreling Over The Edge 

2CD AD EX-

Geddy this night had laryngitis. For the high notes and the ones needing power, this doesn't seem to affect his singing. There are times when the crowd talking can get annoying, but not always. This version of this date is the better of the 2.

      Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4-20-94  Animated Steel  

2CD AD EX-

      USAir Arena, Largo/Landover, Maryland
4-26-94         Darkness And Light

1CD X SB EX

4-26-94 Lock, Stock And Barrelled

2CD X AD VG

4-26-94        A Darker Light 

2CD AD/EX- & SB/EX

The way this show was released was that CD1 contains the AD part, and CD2 has the SB part. This makes CD2, 80:21 long. Because of the length of CD2, some CD players may not be able to read the CD-R I would have to burn. Putting all 80:21 onto 1CD-R would require that I do what is called an "overburn", and I would not do that to you. What I think is best is that I place the first 3 tracks from the SB part of the show onto CD1. Of course, I would do this without any editing or anything else so that the SB parts could be put back together without any hassle or loss of one bit of information. By breaking up CD2, you will be able to get this show on 2CD-R's still. Otherwise it will require a 3rd CD-R. How the tracks are broken up is up to you. "Darkness & Light" is still a great sounding show, but this version is better overall.

      Parc Downsview Park (SARS Benefit Concert), Toronto, Ontario, Canada &
                                USAir Arena, Largo/Landover, Maryland
7-30-03 & 4-26-94          Different Shows Live

2CD X CD1 AD VG+, CD2 SB EX-

7-30-03 is a high VG+, and 4-26-94 is a high EX-.

      Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4-29-94          A Night At The Spectrum  

2CD X SB EX+

The rating says it all. It's that good!!! This is a "Watch Tower" release, so sadly the encore has been intentionally left off.

      War Memorial Coliseum, Rochester, New York
5-4-94                       The Rochester Trilogy - Part 3!   (of 3) 

2CD (UI) AD VG+

This show was recorded a little too high in the left channel. This show is a high VG+, but could arguably be a low EX-.

      Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5-7-94         Animated                     

2CD X SB EX+

5-7-94 Mistress Of The Dark

2CD X SB EX+

These 2 shows are from the final night of the tour. Sadly, they are both missing the encore. "Mistress Of The Dark" is better version of this date.


   "AN EVENING WITH RUSH...TEST FOR ECHO TOUR"   

      Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, New York
10-18-96             Echoes On The Stages   (Rehearsals) 

3CD X SB EX

Not sure what to say. This show is one for nearly all "RUSH" fans!!! There are many things that occur during this rehearsal that are very unique to us, and show us RUSH's lighter side. Don't want to ruin it for you, so I will stop here. This is a "Watch Tower" release, so sadly the encore has been intentionally left off.

      Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, New York
10-19-96    Never Stands Still  

2CD X AD VG+

10-19-96  Initial Reflections   

3CD AD EX

Part of CD1, track 1, "Dreamline", at the beginning is missing. There are some spots where clipping occurs during some of the cheering. Other than that it sounds great!

      Grand Center: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan
10-23-96  No Title               

3CD NI AD VG

As with nearly all bootleg releases, there are inherint flaws. This show was recorded a little too high. We get a fuzzy yet only slightly compressed sound because of this. There are spots with tiny gaps with CD1, track 13, the last minute or so having about a dozen of them. This was also the last track of CD1. This show is a semi high VG.

      United Center, Chicago, Illinois
10-28-96  Echo                      

3CD X AD VG+

CD2 is just plain weird. It has part of "Tom Sawyer" missing toward the beginning. A couple of tracks are ended early and started again later, but not at the same spot they were at before. The drum solo is cut off early.

      Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
10-29-96                  Individually, We Are A Ass, But Together, We Are Genius

3CD X AD VG+

      Kiel Center, St. Louis, Missouri
10-31-96  Greatest Show  

3CD X AD VG+

      Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11-1-96     Milwaukee's Best  

3CD AD EX

There are a couple of spots where the music drops out for less than a second with no clicks, meaning these spots exist on the Master CD-R's. There are also 2 spots where the sound quality changes as if a button was hit by accident by the taper.

      Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11-3-96    Echoes For Test

2CD AD VG+

11-3-96    Vishnu & Gaia  

3CD AD VG+

There is a delayed double bounceback off of the venues interior walls that is clearly noticeable. Oddly it is only from one instrument. I believe it is from the snare drum, and is primarily out of the right channel. Because of this annoying sound, my rating is lower than other peoples. I have seen this listed as EX-/EX. Without the bounceback I would have given it an EX-. This version of this date is from a different taper than "Echoes For Test", and is 20 minutes longer.

      Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
11-4-96  Test It          

3CD X AD VG

      CoreStates Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11-6-96             Is There Anybody Out There?

3CD X AD VG

      US Airways Arena, Largo/Landover, Maryland
11-7-96     An Absolut Rush

3CD AD EX+

CD2, track 5, "Test For Echo", has a couple of spots where people must have been walking by, because the sound becomes muddy, but not for long. There are a couple of other songs where this occurs, but each time is very quick. Although I gave this show an EX+, Geddy's vocals are only EX due to they are a little tinny. Don't let my comments keep you from this show, it is worth picking up!

      Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut
11-10-96   Reverberate

2CD (SHN) AD VG

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. A couple of interesting things happen during this show. We get to hear the taper tell someone to sit down, and a near brawl ensues. During this, the microphone(s) get messed with, and even dropped a couple of times. All the microphone(s) problems last about 4 minutes.

      San Jose Arena (Shark Tank), San Jose, California
11-20-96   Escape From Canada

3CD AD VG

      ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California
11-21-96  Test Drive      

2CD X AD VG+

      San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California
11-23-96       Idols And Icons  

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show.

      Thomas & Mack Arena, UNLV (University Of Nevada, Las Vegas), Las Vegas, Nevada
11-24-96   Thomas & Mack 

3CD X AD VG

      America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
11-29-96  Virtual Songs  

3CD X AD VG+

Tracks 7-14, are bonus tracks, on CD3, from 12-12-81, Freedom Hall, Johnson City, Tennessee, that I rate AD VG+.

11-29-96  Virtual Worlds  

3CD AD VG+

Tracks 5 & 6, on CD3, are from Hospitality Point, San Diego, California on 5-7-97. Tracks 7-16, on CD3, are from 12-12-81, Freedom Hall, Johnson City, Tennessee, that I rate AD VG.

11-29-96      Rising From The Ashes 

3CD AD EX-

There is low leveled talking that is somewhat throughout the entire show. This show is the best version of this date.

      UTEP Special Events Center, El Paso, Texas
11-30-96                       Special Songs And Some Psychiatric Treatment

3CD (FLAC) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. This show is a lower VG+. There are times this show was recorded too high, thus giving us a fuzzy buzzing sound.

      The Summit, Houston, Texas
12-5-96         The Summit Board

3CD SB EX

12-5-96 Some Kind Of Drama

3CD SB EX

12-5-96 Bigger & Better In Texas

3CD NI SB EX+

12-5-96                Bigger & Better In Texas - Remastered  

3CD SB EX+

All 3 "Bigger & Better In Texas" titled shows have identical track times, but two of them do sound different from each other, but not by much. This one sounds like the "Titanium Version".

12-5-96                    Bigger & Better In Texas! - Titanium Version 

3CD SB EX+

This version of this date is the best, but not by very much. In fact, if you cannot locate the "Titanium Version", there really would be no need to hold off from getting it until you find this one.

      Kiefer U.N.O. (University Of New Orleans) Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
12-6-96      Seasonal Migrations 

3CD AD VG+

      Ice Palace Arena, Tampa, Florida
12-9-96         Musical Messiahs  

2CD (SHN) AD VG

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. CD2, track 2, "Test For Echo", the recording level at the very beginning is really high. The whole show was recorded a little too high. There is also a sound that sounds like someone keeps tapping the left channel microphone very lightly.

      Continental Airlines Arena (Meadowlands Arena), East Rutherford, New Jersey
12-15-96        Dances With The Moon

3CD X AD VG+

      Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California
5-11-97             To Hear Amazing Things...

3CD AD EX-

5-11-97 Mountain View

3CD NI AD EX-

      GM (General Motors) Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
5-16-97           Cry For The Moon  

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. Since I have this show in SHN format, any clicks ect., exist on the Master CD-R's. With that said, CD1, track 8, at 2:04, has a flash of music missing. Same CD, track 2, at 10:40, there is one click. CD2, track 3, at 00:41, has a digital skip.

      Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington
5-17-97   The Gorge 

3CD NI AD VG-

The entire show has phasing, and the audience level ranges from barely tolerable to sadly, pretty loud.

      Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, Kansas
6-7-97          Between Two Extremes  

3CD AD EX-

      Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana
6-10-97    A Noble Effort    

3CD AD VG+

6-10-97     Noblesville '97  

3CD NI AD VG+

This show plays a little slow. CD1, track 9, is cut short by a few seconds is all.

      New World Music Theatre, Tinley, Illinois
6-14-97        Road Tested (2nd Leg) 

2CD AD VG+

CD1, track 3, at 3:22, there is a sound that is similar to a zap. It lasts a fraction of a second is all.

6-14-97  O' Chicago       

3CD AD EX

There is some talking during songs, but it is pretty low, and you can't understand what they are saying. CD3, track 4, the sound changes for about 2 minutes. This change is actually a better quality.

      PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
6-19-97    Gangster Nation

3CD AD VG+

      Blockbuster/Sony Entertainment Centre, Camden, New Jersey
6-22-97   The Other Half   

3CD AD EX-

6-22-97     Driven To The Edge 

3CD AD EX-

CD2 doesn't start playing for 4-5 seconds. CD2, track 7, sounds muddy from 4:09 - 4:30. I think the recording volume was accidentally turned down. There is a medium volumed pop around 2:45 during the "The Rhythm Method". Then there are a few more on "Natural Science" and "Force Ten", as well as a few other tracks.

6-22-97                Driven To The Edge - Platinum Edition

3CD AD EX

There are 5 quick pops during one of the songs on CD2.

      Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, Massachusetts
6-23-97            Great Woods And Summer Skies

3CD SB EX+

      Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
6-30-97  Stolen Signals   

3CD (SC) EX-

This sounds to me like Alex's microphone, and Neil's drums were what was picked up by the scanner. There is a ringing noise on CD3, "Tom Sawyer", that ends after about 1 minute and 45 seconds.

6-30-97                     An Evening With Rush  

3CD X (SC) CD1 & CD2 EX-, CD3 VG-

For both versions, CD2, track 1, "The Trees", is an unplugged version sort of, because Alex's acoustic guitar wasn't being amplified for the first part of this song. Later in the show on both versions, they have a lot of clicking noises that also drop out the music for a flash. CD3, both have a loud ringing that starts shortly into "Tom Sawyer" and lasts until 1:43. The clicking noises on CD3 are the reason for a VG- rating, otherwise it too was EX-. The only difference I can hear between these 2 versions is that "An Evening With Rush" has a lower output volume. Since this show seems to sound better at a higher volume, I would get "Stolen Signals".

      Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
7-2-97                Stretch Drive                                       

3CD AD EX-

7-2-97 Stretch Drive - Platinum Edition

3CD AD VG+

The volume drops for a few seconds around the 6 minute mark during the drum solo. There are a handfull of spots on CD3 where the music drops out very briefly.


   "AN EVENING WITH RUSH...VAPOR TRAILS TOUR"   

      26 nights of Alex's comments during "La Villa Strangiato" from the VAPOR TRAILS TOUR"
2002                 Lerxst In Strangiato, Vol. 1   

1CD AD Various

      20 nights of Alex's comments during "La Villa Strangiato" from the "VAPOR TRAILS TOUR"
2002                 Lerxst In Strangiato, Vol. 2   

1CD AD Various

      CTNOW.com Meadows Music Centre, Hartford, Connecticut
6-28-02      Hartford 28-06-2002 

3CD AD EX-

The taper was having trouble getting settled for the first 2 minutes of the show. A very little bit of CD2, track 1, "One Little Victory", is missing. About 3 seconds is all. About 20 seconds into CD2, about 12 real quick source clicks occur in the right channel. (DAT Master)

6-28-02          Celebrate The Moment

2CD (SHN) AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This show is just barely EX. (DAT Master)

6-28-02             Another Chance At Victory - V2  

2CD AD EX-

The intro and a good minute of "Tom Sawyer" are missing. I only have a Front insert for this show. (DAT Clone)

      Montage Mountain Amphitheater *OR* Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania
6-29-02         By-Tor On The Mountain  

3CD AD VG+

This show almost received an EX-, but Geddy's Bass is a little distant. Track 4, on CD3, is a "Rockline" world premier of "Vapor Trails", with Geddy and Alex from 5-13-02. The songs themselves have been edited out. This bonus track lasts over 30 minutes. (DAT Master)

6-29-02         Dragon's Bane Lane  

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. (MD Master)

      Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, North Carolina
7-1-02         Southern Trails - Part 1

2CD AD EX-

If it weren't for Geddy's slightly distant vocals, this show would have received an EX. This is a Matrix mix from 3 (DAT Clone) sources.

      Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Virginia
7-3-02             Sweltering At The Beach 

2CD (UI) AD VG+

Sadly this show has a low to medium volumed level of distortion, otherwise it would have received an EX-. CD1, track 14, "One Little Victory", the volume drops to near nothing for about 45 seconds at the beginning. (DAT Clone)

      ALLTEL Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, North Carolina
7-4-02      Independence Day 

2CD AD EX-  

If it wasn't for the phasing, this show would have received an EX. (MD)

7-4-02          In The Evening Sky 

2CD (SHN) AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. CD1, track 2, "Tom Sawyer", sounds like the taper was either getting into the music, or people were walking by, because it fades in and out heavily at times. (DAT Master)

      Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York
7-6-02                  Saratoga Performing Arts Center    

3CD NI AD VG+

7-6-02 Live In Saratoga

3CD NI AD VG+

The show "Saratoga Performing Arts Center", CD1, track 11, "Vital Signs", has Alex's guitar cut out on the stereo bounce back from side to side on one track. "Live In Saratoga" on CD1, track 1, "The Big Money", the volume goes from fine to speaker shreading loud. It literally brought me up off my chair! This lasts for 9 seconds, and then for the next 10 seconds the volume is messed with. During "Ghost Rider" the microphone(s) are blocked as if a long line of people were walking by. The audience isn't that bad. I can pretty much ignore the consistant talking. CD2 seems to have a lot of phasing, but it sounds more like the microphone(s) aren't being held still. Can't blame the taper for having fun!! You must definitely play CD1, track 1, at a very low volume! The show "Saratoga Performing Arts Center" is the better of the two.

7-6-02        Sunrise In The Mirror  

2CD AD EX-

(DAT)

      Six Flags Darien Lake (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center), Darien Center, New York
7-7-02            A Voice In The Wilderness   

2CD AD EX-

There are a handfull of tracks where the microphone(s) are tapped. There are also a few spots the audience talks and can be annoying. (DAT CLONE)

7-7-02           Fire In Lackawanna 

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. This is a high EX-, but it does fall short of EX. This version of this date is the best sounding one. (MD Master)

      Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, Bristow, Virginia
7-9-02             The Tempest Of Nissan  

3CD (UI) AD VG+

There is some phasing. Instrumentally, I give it an EX-. Geddy's vocals however are VG+. (MD Master)

      PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
7-11-02           A Swim In Central Park

2CD (UI) AD EX-

There are 4 or 5 really quick scratchy type of noises at the very beginning of CD1. These aren't bad enough to take away from the show in my opinion though. The very end of "The Temples Of Syrinx", and the very beginning of "Limelight" are missing due to an emergency change of batteries by the taper. Less than 15 seconds are missing total. (DAT Master)

7-11-02               Zippy, Zany, Zingy, Dreamy 

2CD (SHN) AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. (DAT)

      Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, Massachusetts
7-12-02      Reflected Light

2CD AD EX

7-12-02 A Welcome To Kings

3CD AD VG+

The intro is missing on "A Welcome To Kings" (DAT Master), but "Reflected Light" (DAT Clone) has the intro. Right after the beginning of the show there are several loud cracks for a few seconds, of which I do not believe are from firecrackers. The next couple of minutes are rough as the taper is adjusting the settings. There is only one song in which the crowd's understandable need to whoo hoo is too much for me. With the other times it just adds to the feel of actually being there. Overall it isn't done that much, nor for long any time other than the one.

7-12-02          Earthly Luminescence 

2CD (SHN) AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. (DAT Master)

      Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, New Jersey
7-14-02    Bastille Day '02  

2CD X AD EX-

If you get a show from this date, here is some referrence information. Geddy announces Philadelphia/Philly with great enthusiam over and over, but mailing address wise this venue is in New Jersey. Geddy was correct in his saying Philly though. This venue is in an area called something like The Greater Metropolitan Philadelphia __________. Sadly, the beginning of this show the taper has problems getting things set up, and then someone knocks over his water bottle. While the taper goes to grab the water bottle, the sound becomes muffled for a minute or so is all. The first half of the show has phasing. (DAT Master)

7-14-02        Taming The Dragon  

2CD (UI) AD EX

(DAT Clone)

      Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater, Long Island/Wantagh/Jones Beach State Park, New York
7-15-02            Jones Beach   (Raw Source) 

2CD NI AD VG

7-15-02     Like A Ghost Rider 

2CD AD VG+

There is audience talking, but for the most part it's not too bad. (DAT Master)

      Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
7-17-02       Our Ceiling Unlimited  

2CD AD EX-

7-17-02 Hometown Victory

2CD AD EX-

The first 30 seconds or so of CD1 on "Hometown Victory" (DAT Clone) is rough. During the clapping between songs there is some reverberation due to the taper was clapping, but it is only during the cheering between songs and not too bad, nor does it last that long. Tough choice here for best of date. "Our Ceiling Unlimited", which is a Matrix mix from 2 (MD Master) sources is crisper than "Hometown Victory", but in my opinion it is a little too bright. "Hometown Victory" is a little tinny, but sounds nice still. If pressed, I would choose "Our Ceiling Unlimited".

      Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
7-19-02            Poking Around In Hell 

3CD (UI) AD EX-

7-19-02 A Dry Kind Of Humid

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, "A Dry Kind Of Humid" is a 2CD show. The first 4 minutes of "A Dry Kind Of Humid" (DAT Master) are a little rough, but is the better of the two. To me there isn't very much difference between these 2 titles quality wise. I think my choice is ever so slightly brighter is all. "Poking Around In Hell" is from a (DAT Master Clone).

      Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Illinois
7-20-02            A Huge Giant Marshmallow

3CD (UI) AD EX-

(DAT Master Clone)

7-20-02           Changes Never End 

3CD FM (SC & AD) VG+

"Gypsy Eye" claims this show is an SB, but there is NO way it is!!! The show is clear for the most part except for a little bit of crackling like noise at higher frequencies in the left channel, but not that of clipping. Too bad it was mastered this way. Could have received an easy EX-. Tracks 1-3, on CD1, and 8-10, on CD3, are from the AD only. Tracks 4, on CD1, to track 7, on CD3, is from an FM Scanner & AD. Tracks 8-10, on CD3, are from Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, California on 9-28-02, and I rate these 3 tracks EX-.

      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Kansas City, Bonner Springs, Kansas
8-1-02      On Certain Nights

2CD AD EX-

There is some clipping although it sounds like more of a scratchy noise through my speakers, but not through the headphones.

      UMB Bank Pavilion, St. Louis/Marylands Heights, Missouri
8-2-02             The Time Is Now Again 

2CD (SHN) AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. (DAT Master)

      Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
8-4-02    Aces High '02  

3CD AD VG+

CD1, track 4, "New World Man", has a pop at 2:36. There is a lot of low to mid-volumed talking throughout. CD2, track 3, "La Villa Strangiato", the taper becomes engaged in a conversation with someone after they notice this is being taped. This lasts for a few minutes until right after Alex's comments during "La Villa Strangiato". CD2, tracks 9 & 10, are a soundcheck from what I would imagine is this night. This part was recorded from the parking lot, but luckily this show was at an outdoor venue, and the wind was being nice most of the time, so this part actually sounds rather decent.

8-4-02     A Ghostly Glow 

2CD AD VG+

There is alot of talking throughout this show. I cannot understand what they are saying most of the time, but the volume of the talking is noticeable. CD2, track 10, "La Villa Strangiato", about 3 minutes in, the taper gets noticed taping and gets drawn into a conversation for about 2 minutes. At this point all the words they say are understandable. There are a handfull of spots where the sound drops in and out for brief flashes. These are scattered and not one after another. (MD)

8-4-02         Cincinnati Unlimited  

2CD X AD EX-

(DAT Master)

      Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
8-6-02           A Plum Of An Evening  

3CD X AD EX-

(DAT Master)

8-6-02            Reflecting The Glory 

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. (MD Master)

8-6-02         Post-Gazette Vapors   

2CD X AD EX-

This title is the best version of this date. (DAT Master)

      Polaris Amphitheater, Columbus, Ohio
8-8-02      Trails To Polaris  

2CD X AD EX-

(DAT Master)

      Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana
8-9-02          Noble Warriors   

2CD (SHN) X AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. (DAT Master)

      Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, Texas
8-16-02       Along A Wooden Trail

3CD AD EX-

(DAT Clone)

      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Selma, Texas
8-17-02   Alex Can Dance 

3CD AD VG+

There is somewhat constant but slight phasing. (DAT Master)

      Smirnoff Music Centre (Fair Park), Dallas, Texas
8-19-02  J.R.   

2CD (SHN) X AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. Sadly this isn't a complete show. The last hour or so is missing. This show ends after 1:46 into "Red Sector A" by fading it out. (MD Master)

      Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, Colorado
8-24-02    Mile High Fiddler's  

2CD AD EX-

(DAT Clone)

      GM (General Motors) Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
9-8-02     Reeking Havoc

3CD X AD VG+

(DAT Clone)

9-8-02           Vancouver Victory  

2CD (SHN) AD VG

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. Even though this show was sourced from the Master tapes, there is still that hiss from analog that's unavoidable. This show has the sound one gets when you speak directly into a fan, although not as bad. At the end of track 6, we loose a rather small amount of the next song due to a tape change. (Analog Master)

9-8-02          Thuh Gost Rydur 

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. This show is a very high EX-. If it wasn't for the bass being recorded slightly too high, it would have received a low EX. This version of this date is the best one IMO. (DAT Master)

      Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington
9-14-02      A Fun Consrt 

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. (DAT Clone)

9-14-02     Land Of The Living  

2CD AD EX-

"Land Of The Living" is the better of the 2 versions, even though it is a little tinny. (DAT Master Clone)

      Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
9-15-02            A Gift For The Giving 

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. Sadly there is alot of audience talking. This show was recorded in mono, and due to seating problems, the taper missed the first two songs of the show. The second set was recorded with automatic level control and sounds significantly different than the first set. The quality drops to VG and there is distortion during the second set. (MDLP Master > CDR)

      Chronicle Pavilion at Concord, Concord, California
9-17-02            Flight Of The Meat Bees

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. (DAT > CDR)

      Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California
9-20-02   Zero Cool  

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. CD3, track 2, around 2:45, there is a noise that sounds like the squelching noise of that of a CB Radio. This happens for about a second and there is no need to turn down the stereo, as it isn't shocking to the speakers. This show just misses getting an EX! (DAT)

      MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
9-21-02        Thrilla In La Villa 

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. (DAT Clone)

      Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona
9-27-02            Bitter Wind & Stormy Skies 

3CD AD G to EX-

About half way through Set 1, a heavy wind kicks up and brings the quality down to G for awhile. The 2nd Set and the Encore are basically fine. During the 1st Set there are 2 areas during "Vital Signs", and 1 during "Natural Science", where there are very small amounts of music missing. (MD Master)

      Ice Palace Arena, Tampa, Florida
10-10-02      Pirates Of The Caribbean

3CD X AD VG+

CD2, tracks 5-8, there is static. Here is what the person that mastered this show had to say about this problem. "There is a fair amount of static, especially in the second set and especially during the drum solo. This was probably the part of a poor transfer to CD-R, but without the master tape, that is hard to judge."

      Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida
10-11-02                     Flying Shark Snakes Swarm The Coral Sky  

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. (DAT Master)

      Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
10-13-02     Southern Trails - Part 2  

3CD AD EX-

This show is a high EX-.

10-13-02              One Big Victory  

3CD X (Scanner/Monitor Mix) EX

Although I have seen a few bad comments from other traders about this version of this show, one must really be sensative to notice why they put them. My stereo doesn't sound that great, but my headphones are pretty good sounding, and listening to this show on both of them the sound quality is really great as my rating indicates. I can hear the over loudness of the mastering or the original recording itself, but if you think the officially released CD called "Vapor Trails" sounded good, you will like this version of this show as well.

PRODUCERS COMMENTS:
"Here is a monitor mix (mono) from the Vapor Trails tour. Monitor mixes are sent wirelessly to each band member, who listen through an earpiece. It's not clear to me if the source is directly from the soundboard or if it was intercepted by a scanner, but my best guess is the latter. While the sound is mono (indicative of scanners), the sound is consistently clear and fuller than I'd expect from a scanner source. Regardless, this is an absolutely superb recording of Rush on their Vapor Trails tour. The original source has been remastered and the new sound is very clear with nice depth and punch. While the low end isn't nearly as bottomless as "Rio" you can hear every detail here (including Geddy's impromtu cough in the first verse of "Limelight"). One of the nice things about this show is the band were playing their "B" setlist, which included "Between Sun And Moon", "Vital Signs", "Ceiling Unlimited" and the Monty Python break at end of "Big Money" (instead of The Simpsons). If you're looking for a great sounding show from this tour, definitely check this out!"

      1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Maryland
10-15-02  Feeling Unlimited   

3CD AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. There are about 10 seconds of CD 3, track 5, "The Spirit Of Radio", where it sounds like a switch was hit by accident by the taper. When the encore begins, which is the next track, the problem has been noticed and is switched back. (MD Master)

      Centre Bell (Bell Centre), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
10-18-02                 Horizon To Horizon Part 1   (of 4)  

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format this is a 3CD show. The people that taped all 4 shows are from Japan, thus the title. The sound quality adjustments aren't as bad as the tapers notes have it seem. I have used but reduced the tapers notes to cover quality only.

TAPER'S NOTES:
"(29th row, Center).? Well, it was not only my first live Rush show, but also my first experience to use DAT recorder. So I don't know the standard recording level to tape Rush show, I handled the recording volume knob sometimes, not only in the beginning of 1st set but also in 2nd set. This made instability in recording level. Also, this time I used 44.1KHz mode to record. And this recording does not have about the half of Tom Sawyer because we sat on our seat at 7:55, only 5 minutes before the show started! The actual hall sound was not clear in bass sound. I felt sound circulation and then this recording also has that. And there is a major flaw on the end of The Big Money. Well, that time a security person asked the seat number to me so I had to hide the mic!! I'm sorry." (DAT Master)

      Colisee Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
10-19-02                 Horizon To Horizon Part 2   (of 4)

2CD (SHN) AD EX-

In audio CD format this is a 3CD show. The people that taped all 4 shows are from Japan, thus the title. I agree with the taper on how the sound of the hall was bouncing all around. This show still sounds good though. I have used but reduced the tapers notes to cover quality only.

TAPER'S NOTES:
"(14th row, Al's side) Still I could not figure out the right recording level so there're some volume changes. I'm sorry. The hall sound was the worst in these four shows. I felt MUCH sound circulation and actually it was very difficult to listen to pitch of Ged's bass. Also, during this show, I sang all songs I could so this recording has MUCH of my singing :-P Sorry." (DAT Master)

      Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
10-22-02               Horizon To Horizon Part 3   (of 4)

2CD (SHN) AD EX

In audio CD format this is a 3CD show. The people that taped all 4 shows are from Japan, thus the title. I have used but reduced the tapers notes to cover quality only.

TAPER'S NOTES:
"(26th row, Ged's side) The hall sound of this night was INCREDIBLE. Almost no sound circulation and all sounds' edge were really sharp. And we traveled Japan>Montreal>Quebec City>Toronto only in 5 days, the tire reached to the top, so not only we did not sing but also did not scream. And the Toronto audience is VERY quiet during the boys are playing. Consequently, the recording made excellent, still a bit instable in volume during the first several songs and does not have almost of Three Stooges Intro, though. Then, on the top 1st disc has pre-show announcement by the radio DJ in Toronto (not complete)." (DAT Master)

10-22-02       Canadian Trail Mix - Matrix   

3CD AD EX-

(MD Master)

      Madison Square Garden, New York/Manhattan, New York
10-24-02                Horizon To Horizon Part 4   (of 4)

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format this is a 3CD show. The people that taped all 4 shows are from Japan, thus the title. This show borders EX-. I have used but reduced the tapers notes to cover quality only.

TAPER'S NOTES:
"(5th row, Ged's side) Although the seat was amazingly good and close to the stage, the speakers were almost high above. My mics were set to the front, so the sound quality was not as good as I expected, but has fat low range! There were many Rush enthusiasts so has much audience screams and this show was our last one so we sang and shouted again. Sorry :-P" (DAT Master)

10-24-02   A Gentle Hand 

2CD (SHN) AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. CD1, track 5, "Roll The Bones", the crowd talking gets annoying during the part of the song where a back ground audio tape should be, and is running. This whole show is a lower EX. I cannot figure it out, but something is missing that could have turned this show into an EX+. The taper and his friends talk a good portion of CD1 and throughout, which did get annoying, but mostly on CD1. I still recommend this show. (DAT Master)

      Giant Center, Hersey, Pennsylvania
10-25-02                      ...Like A Box Of Chocolates   Vol. 1   (of 3) 

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. (DAT Master)

10-25-02                      ...Like A Box Of Chocolates   Vol. 2   (of 3) 

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. This gets a low VG+. This show has what sounds like the microphone(s) were being blocked by what may have been people walking by. This is throughout the show, but it isn't constant. (DAT Master)

10-25-02                      ...Like A Box Of Chocolates   Vol. 3   (of 3) 

2CD (SHN) AD VG+

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. CD2, track 4, "La Villa Strangiato", at 4:04, there is a spot where less than a second is missing. Of the 3 Volumes, I think this version is the best one. (MD Master)

10-25-02    To Be The Other Half

1CD NI AD EX

This show is a low is EX.

      First Union Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10-27-02          An Evening In Philly   10.27.02 

3CD AD VG+

CD1 is a little rough with the sound quality being muffled at times. CD2, track 1, "One Little Victory", is muffled also, but not as bad.

10-27-02    Philadelphia Freedom

3CD X AD EX-

This show is a high EX-.

      Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
11-2-02    The Secret Touch 

3CD AD EX-

(DAT Master)

      Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
11-4-02        Coin Operated   

2CD (SHN) X AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. (DAT Master)

      Continental Airlines Arena (Meadowlands Arena), East Rutherford, New Jersey
11-6-02    Trails Of Vapor

3CD X AD EX-

      Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
11-8-02        Knight Of Wands   

3CD (UI) AD VG+

CD1, track 3, at 00:48, there is a single noise like a switch was hit or unplugged. CD1, track 5, there are 2 spots where the music speeds up for well under a second. CD2, track 1, around 3:30, there is a moment of missing music, and again same CD, except on track 11, around 1:30. This happens again on the last track. There is a small skip around 00:30 & 00:45, on CD3, track 2.

      Estadio Olimpico, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
11-20-02   Thousands Of Songs 

3CD AD VG+

This show was recorded at very high levels thus creating a fuzzy sound throughout. It's not bad on the phasing up until the final track on CD2. All this taking into account that this was recorded in a huge outdoor soccer stadium. The phasing happens 2/3rds of the way through the show.

11-20-02          A Shot Of Satisfaction   

2CD (SHN) AD VG-

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. This show was recorded too high, thus giving us distortion throughout.

      Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo (Morumbi), Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
11-22-02        Sweet Miracle In Sao Paulo   

3CD AD VG-

This is the final date of the tour. Even though this show was recorded at a very large outdoor venue, the phasing isn't bad at all. (MD Master)


FEEDBACK ~ "AN EVENING WITH
   RUSH...30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR"   

      Starwood Amphitheatre, Antioch, Tennessee
5-26-04       30 Years Strong 

2CD (SHN) X AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. Very nice sounding show!!! (DAT Master)

5-26-04  Project R30           

3CD AD EX

This version is from a different source. "30 Years Strong" above has more bass than this version, but this one has more treble. My choice for best of date would be this version.

      Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Virginia
5-29-04  Girls Gone Wild

3CD AD EX-

This show is a low EX-. (DAT Master)

      Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
5-31-04   Never Forgotten 

3CD AD EX-

This show is a low EX-. (MD Master)

      Germain Amphitheater, Columbus, Ohio
6-2-04             Sixty-Nining To Columbus  

3CD X AD EX-

(MD Master)

      Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana
6-4-04   Steak 'N Shake

3CD AD EX-

This show is a low EX-. (MD Master)

      Tweeter Center, Chicago, Illinois
6-5-04                Secret Touch And A Broken String 

3CD AD EX-

      Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
6-10-04   The Cathode Rays

3CD AD EX-

This show is a high EX-. (MD Master)

      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Kansas City, Bonner Springs, Kansas
6-13-04        Soup, We Need Soup!!!  

3CD AD VG+

This isn't a complete show. 29 minutes is missing. The intro is rough with a small part missing, and couple of clicks. Shortly after the show starts the volume goes up. There is phasing throughout, but most of the time it's easy to tolerate. It also sounds like it has tape munch in places. If it wasn't for the phasing, this show could have received an EX-.

      Smirnoff Music Centre (Fair Park), Dallas, Texas
6-23-04  30th Dallas      

3CD X AD EX-

CD3, track 1, "Resist", about a minute in has a very minor gap of well under a second is all. (MD Master)

6-23-04        On Rush's Secret Service 

3CD X AD EX-

This show is a nice sounding EX-. This version of this date is the better sounding quality of the two. (2nd Source) (MD Master)

      Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California
7-6-04        A Bowl Full Of Rush

3CD X AD EX

(DAT Master)

      Chronicle Pavilion at Concord, Concord, California
7-10-04    R30 Atkins Diet   

3CD X AD EX-

CD1, track 14, "One Little Victory", is cut short by about a minute due to an MD change. There is some kind of noise that sounds like a cross between digital clicks, an LP that has a chunk of dirt in the groove and possibly (if possible) bad laser tracking during recording, because it was bumped or jostled around. All 3 CD's have a couple dozen of these each. (MD Master) As of 10-22-04 I have a CD-R Original of this show that isn't suppose to have these problems. Once I check it out I will update these comments.

      Sleep Train Amphitheater, Wheatland, California
7-12-04  No Title        

3CD NI AD EX-

      Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona
7-16-04   First Attempt   

2CD X AD EX-

CD2, almost all of track 1, has the right channel cut out to about 50% volume, but does come back in and out every so often as if the recording equipment was being messed with. Luckily this is during the "Darn That Dragon Intro". The same thing happens on CD2, track 6, "Mystic Rhythms", except that the right channel cuts in and out several times. Since my copy is 1st gen, these problems belong. This show is a high EX-. (MD Master)

      MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
7-17-04             Playtime In The Garden, Part 2 

3CD X AD EX-

CD1, track 5, "Animate", at 2:16 & 2:25, there is a momentary lapse of music for well under a second each time. These problems are from the source, because the deletion of the gaps would cause the song to not flow correctly. (MD Master)

      Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, New Jersey
8-4-04   The Clapper  

3CD X AD EX-

(DAT Master)

      Ford Pavilion, Scanton, Pennsylvania
8-7-04                   The Trees Of Scranton Pennsylvania    

3CD X AD EX-

      Radio City Music Hall, New York/Manhattan, New York
8-18-04                The Spirit Of Radio City Part 1   (of 2)

3CD AD EX-

(DAT Master)

      Radio City Music Hall, New York/Manhattan, New York
8-19-04                 The Spirit Of Radio City Part 2   (of 2) 

3CD AD EX-

This show is a low EX-. (DAT Master)

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England & Colston Hall, Bristol, England
9-9-04 & 5-14-79  12 Years Later           

3CD X AD EX- & VG+

During the 9-9-04 show, the section where Alex does his rant, the band breaks out into a rare short full blown quality sounding improve song without lyrics. This title contains 4 bonus tracks from the encore part of 5-14-79 that I rate AD VG+. The first 1 minute of track 12 is rough, as if the source tape had been munched.

      Manchester Evening News Arena (MEN Arena), Manchester/Hunts Bank, England
9-12-04                Anniversary Medley In Manchester  

3CD X AD EX-

If this show would have had more bass, it could have received an EX. It was very well remastered. (DAT Master)

9-12-04          Baggy Barn Storm - Raw.

3CD NI AD VG-

Sadly this show was released with only one long track per CD.

      SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre) (The Big Red Shed), Glasgow, Scotland
9-14-04  Still Standing  

3CD X AD EX-

The taper had problems with the microphone(s) for the first several songs. After that it clears up and we only get the occasional problem. This show is a high EX-. (DAT Master)

      Festhalle Messe Frankfurt (Frankfurter Messegelande), Frankfurt, Germany
9-24-04      Main-Hattan Project   

3CD AD VG+

(DAT Master)

9-24-04      Endlessly Rocking  

3CD AD EX- & G

As with nearly all bootleg releases, there are inherint flaws. This show was recorded too high. I rate the left channel EX- and the right channel G. This version of this date is from a different taper than "Main-Hattan Project".

      T-Mobile Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
9-25-04        Another Rushian Invasion 

2CD AD VG

As with nearly all bootleg releases, there are inherint flaws. This show was recorded a little too high, thus we get a fuzzy sound. For some reason starting on CD2, track 5, the microphone(s) are blocked in some way about half the time, and this creates a somewhat muddy sound that overall improves the sound quality when they are blocked, but the rating doesn't change.

      Ahoy Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, Holland (The Nederland / The Netherlands)
10-1-04            Live At The Sacred River Meuse 

3CD AD VG-

This show was from the final date of the tour. Sadly the recording level was too high, thus we get fuzzy high end.


"AN EVENING WITH RUSH...
   SNAKES AND ARROWS TOUR"   

      Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
6-25-07       Serpents & Spears

3CD (FLAC) AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. This show is a lower EX. With a little more Bass, it would have received a solid EX. (DAT Master)

      Wembley Arena, London/Wembley, England
10-10-07                Union Of The Snake - Volume 12  

3CD (FLAC) AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. (Master)

10-10-07                Union Of The Snake - Volume 13 

2CD (FLAC) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. CD3, track 14, 00:40, the music cuts out for well under a second. (DAT Master)

10-10-07                 Union Of The Snake - Volume 14   

2CD (FLAC) AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. (DAT Master)


"AN EVENING WITH RUSH...
   SNAKES AND ARROWS LIVE TOUR"   

      BankAtlantic Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
4-13-08             Chicken Kitchen   (16bit) 

3CD (FLAC) AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. (Digital Master)

      Cricket Wireless Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona
5-1-08             Snakes And Crickets

2CD (FLAC) X AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 2CD show. There is a weird scratchy sound, and a couple of drop outs at the beginning of the show. CD1, track 2, 00:35 has an edit. (MD Master)

      Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6-14-08            Philadelphia 2008   (16bit)   (Flying Gonz & Associates)

3CD (FLAC) (UI) AD EX

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show.

6-14-08               Philadelphia 2008   (TT)

3CD (FLAC) NI AD EX-

In audio CD format, this is a 3CD show. The left channel cuts out for a milisecond immediately after the recording begins. Luckily it is during the cheering, so no music is missing. (Digital Master)


"AN EVENING WITH RUSH...
   TIME MACHINE TOUR"   

      Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri
7-1-10                    Kansas City, MO   (78jazz) 

3CD (FLAC) X NI AD ???

      Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado
8-16-10                            Red Rocks Time Machine I Rough Mix   (Part I of II)

3CD X NI AD EX

The recording is a little rough here and there, but if this is the "Rough Mix", I cannot wait for the Fully Mastered version. The only draw back is that each CD is only one track long. (Digital Master)

TAPER/PRODUCERS COMMENTS:
"I apologize that this boot has been mastered quickly and is not ready for prime time. Consider this a rough mix preview that was slapped together in the middle of a hurracane. I will get back to it and do the best I can to improve on the sound, particularly the upper midrange harshness on the 8/18 show. We're putting a new floor in our studio, so the console and my music computer has been ripped out to make way for the construction. When I get it back together, I'll give this another try. Enjoy!"

      Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado
8-18-10                            Red Rocks Time Machine II Rough Mix   (Part I of II)

3CD X NI AD EX

If this is the "Rough Mix", I cannot wait for the Fully Mastered version. The only draw back is that each CD is only one track long. (Digital Master)

TAPER/PRODUCERS COMMENTS:
"I apologize that this boot has been mastered quickly and is not ready for prime time. Consider this a rough mix preview that was slapped together in the middle of a hurracane. I will get back to it and do the best I can to improve on the sound, particularly the upper midrange harshness on the 8/18 show. We're putting a new floor in our studio, so the console and my music computer has been ripped out to make way for the construction. When I get it back together, I'll give this another try. Enjoy!"

8-18-10               Red Rocks 2nd Night   (16bit)   (DesertTaper-DaGhostrider)

3CD (FLAC) X NI AD ???

      INTRUST Bank. Arena, Wichita, Kansas
8-20-10             Wichita, KS   (78jazz)

1CD (FLAC) X NI AD ???



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