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Independence Day


Media: 2 CDr Audio
Time: 78:15, 78:36
Catalog: Red Recordings: RMR070402
Source: Audience (MD Master)
Date: July 04, 2002
Location: Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Intro   0:49
Tom Sawyer   4:53
Distant Early Warning   4:57
New World Man   4:04
Roll The Bones   6:33
Earthshine   5:47
YYZ   5:01
The Pass   5:00
Bravado   6:08
The Big Money   6:24
Between Sun & Moon   4:43
Vital Signs   4:56
Natural Science   8:06
One Little Victory   5:31
Driven   5:17

Ceiling Unlimited   5:52
Secret Touch   6:57
Dreamline   5:06
Red Sector A   5:20
Where?s My Thing?   4:56
The Rhythm Method   8:06
Resist   3:56
2112   6:49
Limelight   4:31
La Villa Strangiato   8:31
The Spirit of Radio   5:36
By-Tor & the Snow Dog   4:31
Cygnus X-1   3:11
Working Man   5:07

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Average Rating:Audio: 8.5

Taper's Comments
   (Audio - 9)

Performances like this one are what make collecting and trading bootlegs so much fun. The uniqueness of Geddy's dialogue and Alex's serenade during La Villa stand out. I'm proud of the results that the CSBs provided. The sound is well balanced and crowd noise is a "companion unobtrusive". I think the strongest thing about the recording is Alex's guitar sound - it's huge!!! My favorite track, however, turned out to be The Pass, because of the accurate reproduction of Geddy's bass tone. One thing I would have liked to have captured more of would be the kick drum which tends to get lost some. Those who were present at the venue will recall that the bass and kick could've been tweaked by the FOH engineer (IMHO). With a high quality pair of headphones the recording has a "you're sitting in the crowd" realism due to the binaural effects the mics give, and it's a lot of fun to listen to. Hope everyone enjoys! Core Sound Binaurals > Sharp MT 877 MiniDisc Recorder > CDR.    (2002-08-08)

Ron's Rush RoIO Review
   (Audio - 8)

This fantastic show is another early contender for one of the best boots from this tour. It was recorded in the fourth row, slightly to the left of center, in front of Alex's side of the PA. The recording was made with a pair of Core Sound Binaurals mics into a Sharp MT 877 MiniDisc Recorder. The sound is very clear, if slightly bass-heavy, and seems to get better as the show progresses. From reports, it was extremely hot at this show, but that doesn't seem to hamper the band at all. At this point, the new songs seem to be coming together well. The band delivers a blistering version of "Between Sun and Moon," which really shines on this boot. All in all, I rate this higher than "By-Tor On The Mountain," and only slightly below "Celebrate the Moment." A true must-have.    (2002-12-16)

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