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Fly By Night
Caress of Steel
All the Worlds a Stage
A Farewell to Kings
Tour of the Semispheres
Permanent Waves
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Moving Pictures
Exit Stage Left
First Tour of the Nadars
Grace Under Pressure
Second Tour of the Nadars
Power Windows
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Roll the Bones
Test For Echo
Vapor Trails
30th Anniversary
Snakes and Arrows
Snakes and Arrows Live
Time Machine


Media: 2 CDr Audio
Catalog: Prism Records: PP199810
Source: Audience
Date: December 20, 1981
September 26, 1980
Location: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Capital Center, Largo, Maryland, USA

2112: Overture/Temples of Syrinx   6:43
Freewill   6:01
Limelight   4:59
Hemispheres: Prelude   4:20
Beneath, Between, Behind   2:55
Subdivisions   4:54
The Camera Eye   11:05
YYZ / Drum Solo   9:07
Broon's Bane / The Trees   7:33
Xanadu   12:12

The Spirit of Radio   5:32
Red Barchetta   7:01
Closer to the Heart   3:16
Tom Sawyer   4:53
Vital Signs   5:08
Working Man / Hemispheres: Armageddon / Bytor & the Snow Dog / In the End / In the Mood / 2112: Fina   11:55
La Villa Strangiato   9:27
Limelight   4:55
Tom Sawyer   5:24
Jacob's Ladder   8:47

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Average Rating:Audio: 8

   (Audio - 8)

Starts off fairly muffled (and without Alex) but clears up a bit. This is a little disappointing for a soundboard source. Definitely one to play loud and not on headphones! (with some good EQ!) The highs are a bit distorted, mainly with the cymbal crashes, which aren't really tight, but the guitar comes across alright. The low end is pretty heavy, usually when the bass pedals and the gong drum (and low toms) are being played.? There is a bit of hiss present, possibly a generation thing. (and a minor tape eat during Tom Sawyer)

With that in mind, it's not really THAT bad of a show, I expected more for a soundboard! (oh and it's DEFINITELY a soundboard!) You can hear all the instruments and vocals, and it's better than most of the boots from this part of the tour (which is being called the Exit Stage Left tour).? We are treated to a pre-release version of Subdivisions with a few deviations from the recorded version (but not too deviate)? One of the highlights (as always) is the Reggae intro to Working Man!! (would like to hear the whole tune like that some day!!!) At the end there is some interesting filler, pre-release versions of Limelight and Tom Sawyer and a version of Jacobs Ladder.? Limelight and Tom Sawyer are slightly different than the versions that were committed to tape, Tom Sawyer more so than Limelight. (Can't discern the alternate lyrics due to the distorted sound)

Since this is at the end of the MP/ESL tour the boys are playing rather nicely! So that's a big plus for this show!? I've heard there are better versions of this particular show out there so unless you can find one of them, this is the one for this part of the tour! As I said the worst part of it is some of the distortion issues, but it's not enough to neglect this show!    (1999-04-01)

Ron's Rush RoIO Review

A truly stellar performance from one of the final shows of the "Exit...Stage Left" tour. The boys have been performing this set for a while, and it definitely shows. All the songs are very tight and energetic. The only difference between this set and one from the "Moving Pictures" leg is that Subdivisions was added and Natural Science dropped. The version of Subdivisions sounds pretty close to the version which would eventually be committed to tape. The only difference is that the guitar solo is more of a rhythm break than an actual lead. Probably the best sounding ROIO from this tour. There has been a lot of debate as to whether this is a true soundboard or a great audience tape. My bet is that it IS soundboard, due to a noticeable lack of ambient hall echo. The only knock is that there?s a minute bit of high end distortion, but this may be a flaw in my particular copy. A must for any collection.    (1999-04-01)

Rush CD Bootleg List

Part of the pre-signals tour where Subdivisions was tested before its release. You can note changes in the drum part and possibly the guitar as well. However, most of the Moving Pictures setlist is kept intact. This setlist represents Rush's first attempt at cutting down the longer songs rather than playing them in their entirety. The result is a mind-blowing series of medleys and edited songs making this probably the most atypical show Rush has ever performed. A joy to listen to. Origins of this tape are questionable as Rush soundboards are few and far between. This one, however, is not horribly rare. By far the best from this period. Highlights: Medleys, Reggae Working Man, Hemispheres parts, Pre-release Subdivisions.    (1999-04-01)

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