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Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1071
Media: 2 CDr Audio
Time: 59:36, 56:07
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR 50190-3
Source: Audience
Date: May 01, 1990
Location: The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA



DISC 1
Force Ten   4:56
Freewill   3:56
Distant Early Warning   4:17
Time Stand Still   6:03
Subdivisions   5:27
Marathon   6:35
Red Barchetta   6:36
Superconductor   5:15
Show Don?t Tell   6:37
The Pass   5:01
Closer To The Heart   4:58

DISC 2
Manhattan Project   5:06
Xanadu   6:42
YYZ / Drum Solo   8:09
Scars   4:39
War Paint   5:39
Mission   5:26
Tom Sawyer   5:32
The Spirit Of Radio   4:43
2112: Overture   3:13
La Villa Strangiato   3:58
In The Mood   2:10
Wipeout / Jazz Bass   0:57



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Average Rating:Audio: 8.166666666666666

Will Collier
   (Audio - 8)

I was reading over Ron's ROIO entry for the Presto show in Atlanta (1 May 1990), and noted the line: "Apparently, the crew is playing some kind of practical joke, since we can hear Geddy talk about it, but we don?t know exactly what happens." Well, now the truth can be told... I was at that show.? I think Ron is referring to the "extra noise" during "In The Mood", followed by Geddy crying out, "Oh, my God!"? What really happened was, the opening act, Mr. Big, rushed the stage during the choruses of the "In The Mood" and shouted out "background vocals" along with Geddy.? Neil looked pissed, Geddy looked shocked, and Alex (naturally) thought the whole thing was a riot.? On the other hand, if Ron is talking about Ged's comments earlier in the show, "These guys are our road crew," etc., that was the point in the evening when a couple of very nubile young ladies in Playboy bunny outfits strolled onto the stage and toweled off the sweaty brows of Lerxt and Dirk (no, I'm not making that up--for all I know it happened every night, but Atlanta was the only Presto show I caught).? Just as a closing aside, that was quite a night for on-stage buffoonery.? During Mr. Big's set, Paul Gilbert (lead guitar) did an extremely cheesy bit with a portable electric drill and his axe.? At one point, he threw up the hand that was holding the drill dramatically... and the drill promptly got wrapped up in his hair.? He stood up on the stage trying wildly to extract himself, then had to run off-stage and get a roadie to chop the drill out of his hair.? Strange show.    (1999-04-01)

The Digital Dan
   (Audio - 8)

An incredible audience recording, considered the best of the tour.? The band really gives Atlanta something to shout about.? The mix is great and all the instruments are distinct and well formed.? The only problem is some faint bass distortion in the bass heavy sections.? The performance is something to get excited about and the boys are really on cue tonight.? This is another highly recommended recording.?? 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.    (1998-11-06)

Ron's Rush RoIO Review
  

This is probably the single best Presto ROIO out there, in terms of both performance and sound quality. The band is very tight for this show. Apparently, the crew is playing some kind of practical joke, since we can hear Geddy talk about it, but we don?t know exactly what happens. The definitive version of War Paint is on this tape. For some reason, the beginning of The Pass sounds a bit disjointed. The sound here is almost album-quality. There?s a bit of distortion when Neil is really beating the drums hard, or when the bass is really cranking, but these are very brief periods. The only cut occurs between the very end of the drum solo and the very beginning of Scars.    (1999-04-01)

Aramis K. Vidaurre A.
   (Audio - 8.5)

Quite enjoyable spot; the instruments are clear, though Geddy is somewhat hollow. With some adjustment in the EQ, it’s not a problem. The audience is having a great time with “Subdivisions”, “Closer to the Heart”, “YYZ”, “The Spirit of Radio” and “Overture”. There seems to be technical problems; you can perceive some cracking after some songs; one might think Neil is breaking the sticks. However, before “War Paint”, Geddy makes a joke for the presence of a crew member on the stage. The guys are compact and they give us a good performance.    (2009-04-07)

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