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Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=11
Media: 3 CDr Audio
Time: 68:14, 64:35, 29:16
Catalog: : 1520 Release
Source: Audience (DAT Master)
Date: August 17, 2002
Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Selma, Texas, USA



DISC 1
3 Stooges Intro   0:43
Tom Sawyer   4:50
Distant Early Warning   4:58
New World Man   4:04
Roll The Bones   6:54
Earthshine   5:44
YYZ   4:52
The Pass   5:11
Bravado   6:09
The Big Money   6:16
Between Sun And Moon   5:00
Vital Signs   4:53
Natural Science   8:40

DISC 2
One Little Victory   6:24
Driven   5:31
Ceiling Unlimited   5:45
Secret Touch   6:55
Dreamline   5:14
Red Sector A   5:21
Leave That Thing Alone   4:56
Drum Solo   8:59
Resist   4:13
2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx   6:49
Limelight   4:28

DISC 3
La Villa Strangiato   8:52
The Spirit of Radio   6:56
Bytor And The Snow Dog   4:33
Cygnus X-1   3:28
Working Man   5:37



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Average Rating:Audio: 7.5

Valkrider
   (Audio - 7.5)

This was by far the best show I've seen Rush perform out of the last five tours. It was a perfect night for a concert, temperature was comfortable in the 80's with just a light breeze. The Verizon Amphitheater was one of the finest venues anyone could hope for except that the sun was shinning straight in my face at the beginning of the show. I was seated in the upper deck to the left of stage center. The show started right at 8:00 to a fired up crowd of Rush fans, old and new, of all ages.

Initially I thought there was some fine tuning coming from the sound board, but as the show went on I think it was the breeze moving the speakers slightly, causing a fluctuation in the volume. I don't know if this was noticeable at other locations in the stadium but it was noticeable at my location and is present on the recording. Because I was rather far from the stage, there is a little more crowd noise present on the recording than I would have preferred, sometimes making it difficult to hear Geddy between songs. For the most part, this is a very clear recording, especially when it gets to Alex's rant during La Villa Strangiato. If there were any way to have gotten this on video, it would be priceless. If you can imagine Alex on stage during the rant, you will know why I titled this show the way I did. Just listening to Alex is humorous enough and you can hear the laughter in the audience.

Finally, for me, this will be one of my all time favorite shows. Every time you hear the excited exclamations from one of two young boys, they are my boys experiencing their first concert. What a great way to introduce them to live music! Only one problem, even after this show, my youngest still thinks Pink Floyd is better than Rush, go figure?

Ron's Rush RoIO Review
  

This bootleg is a bit of a mixed bag. The main problem is fading on the high end, apparently caused by wind at the show. The overall sound seems like it would be great, if the wind didn't persist throughout the entire show. The effect seems to let up a bit after the drum solo, but by that point, it has already become really difficult to sit through this boot. On the good side, there are practically no "woo-hoo" people near the taper, although it does sound like he brought his kids to the show, as they can be heard asking questions from time to time. All in all, this one can safely be passed up.

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