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Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1043
Media: 2 CDr Audio
Time: 48:57, 48:06
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR 91883
Source: Audience
Audience
Date: September 18, 1983
May 17, 1990
Location: Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York, USA
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



DISC 1
Tom Sawyer   3:01
Freewill   5:43
Digital Man   6:48
Kid Gloves   4:18
Subdivisions   5:33
Vital Signs   5:14
Red Sector A   5:07
Closer to the Heart   2:54
Chemistry   4:41
The Body Electric   4:44

DISC 2
Broon's Bane   1:28
The Trees   4:16
Red Barchetta   6:04
The Weapon   7:16
New World Man   3:48
Limelight   4:37
Countdown   5:36
Sound Check '90   14:55



GUP Countdown.pdf
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Average Rating:Audio: 7.5

The Digital Dan
   (Audio - 7.5)

Here is a rare performance from the Pre-Grace Under Pressure tour.? The sound on this recording is remarkably good all things considered.? For 95% of the time it's easily EX- grade.? The drums are very clear as are the bass and guitar.? The audience is well behaved and are quiet around the recorder so the recording comes out really clear.? It sounds like it was recorded relatively close to the stage, possible more on Geddy's side of the stage.? The pre-release versions of GUP songs are similar to the album versions except that Alex really has no idea what the solos will be yet!? Kind of funny to listen to a consummate professional come up with something off the cuff!? The only draw backs are a few short tape eat noises, no Spirit of Radio, and the first 1:30 of Tom Sawyer is chopped off.? The good news is that Countdown was on this source which was missing from other versions of this show according to traders.? Plus, I would rather have Countdown any day over TSoR!? This recording will not disappoint, it is a lot of fun to listen to, especially loud.? It's definitely one of the better audience recordings I've ever heard from this era.? The sound check was something that floated across my path a while ago, so figured why not tack it on.??? As with all Digital Reproductions recordings, it's only available via free trade and never for sale. Just visit the trading links section to find people that will gladly trade this recording for free.    (1999-04-01)

Ben
   (Audio - 7.5)

One of the shows from the infamous 5 night stand at Radio City Music Hall in New York City that they did before recording Grace Under Pressure. This is actually surprisingly decent. I have a few tracks (from one of the nights) as filler on another boot and the quality sounded like the taper was in the last row of the hall, The only real problem with the sound on this that it seems to be several generations old. (and a bit of close audience noise in between songs) but nothing really terrible! The treat for this show is that you get to hear some of the new songs before they are committed to tape! They don't deviate much from the album version, but are different!

The version of Kid Gloves is pretty much the same, except for some different lyrics than we are used to, and some lyrical phrasing, but other wise is the same,? Red Sector A has some interestingly different drums parts and Guitar solos during the bridge, but sounds pretty much the same. Body Electric has some alternate lyrics as well as a different guitar solo.?? The "bonus" material at the end has some neat drum "doodlings" by Neil as well as a synth test by (probably) Geddy.? Just interesting, nothing more!    (1999-04-01)

Ron's Rush RoIO Review
   (Audio - 7.5)

This show comes from a five-night stand Rush played at Radio City Music Hall to warm up for the recording of Grace Under Pressure. As such, the set list is very similar to that of the Signals tour, which ended several months earlier. However, there are pre-release versions of three GUP songs mixed in with the set -- "Kid Gloves," "Red Sector A," and "The Body Electric." For the most part, these songs are very similar to their final forms, with a few exceptions. Notably, the vocals in KG are a bit different, and all the guitar solos are different. Unfortunately, the encore is missing. This is a pretty good audience recording. I?ve rated it a B, but it?s a high B. The main problem is that the fidelity is a bit low. However, all the instruments are audible, and the EQ is quite good. A very listenable tape.    (1999-04-01)

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