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Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1173
Media: 2 CDr Audio
Time: 47:00, 45:05
Catalog: Rush-Signals Production: #RSP-860416-2
Source: Soundboard (1st gen)
Date: April 16, 1986
Location: Corestates Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA



DISC 1
The Spirit of Radio   5:53
Limelight   4:27
The Big Money   6:22
New World Man   4:09
Subdivisions   5:32
Manhattan Project   5:32
Middletown Dreams   5:12
Witch Hunt   5:01
Red Sector A   4:52

DISC 2
Closer to the Heart   5:19
Marathon   7:16
The Trees   4:52
Mystic Rhythms   5:24
Distant Early Warning   6:51
Territories   6:29
YYZ / Drum Solo   8:54



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Average Rating:Audio: 9.625

Mark Schneider
   (Audio - 10)

A shorter, previously released version of this show, Mystic Dreams, has long been among my top 2 or 3 favorite live performances in terms of sound quality, sound strength/balance and vocal crispness. I was delighted to hear about this expanded show and quickly obtained a copy by, of course, trade. It did not disappoint. Not only are there additional tracks (Manhattan Project, Marathon, and a longer but still cut version of YYZ/drum solo) but also I believe the sound is even crisper. I especially like the prominence of the bass and synthesizers. These are not over emphasized. Conversely, they tend to be lost in some lesser quality shows. Therefore, this expanded recording will remain forever among my favorites and Mystic Dreams may never find itself in my CD drives or burner again. Maybe my kids can use it as a Frisbee.   (2001-12-02)

C-Blocker
   (Audio - 9.5)

i'd rate this a perfect 10 except it's missing perhaps one of the better Rush encores in the last 25 years (Overture/2112 --> Grand Designs, and well, ITM). the bands melts out of The Trees with a ponderous jungle-themed outro complete w/ squawking birds, pagan howling, barking dogs; perhaps the best version of this song since ESL... the drum intro to Mystic Rhythms will test your woofers so beware! all the PoW stuff is top-notch, Middletown Dreams in particular. the band was especially on this night... if you don't have 4-16-86 in your collection, what are you waiting for?!   (2007-08-26)

boris
   (Audio - 9.5)

   (2008-12-13)

Mr Clueless
   (Audio - 9.5)

This recording makes me wish ASOH had the same quality. The sound is crystal clear, enablining the listener to perceive every nuance of the perfomance, which is in a great mood. Unfortunately, the real mood didn't survived to prove it, as well as 2112 and Grand Designs. Even if the rest of the show's missing, there is nothing to complain about this release. Just perfect.   (2009-08-08)

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