Alphabetical Listing
Audio Only Listing
Video Only Listing
Fly By Night
Caress of Steel
All the Worlds a Stage
A Farewell to Kings
Tour of the Semispheres
Permanent Waves
Pre-Moving Pictures Tour
Moving Pictures
Exit Stage Left
First Tour of the Nadars
Grace Under Pressure
Second Tour of the Nadars
Power Windows
Hold Your Fire
Roll the Bones
Test For Echo
Vapor Trails
30th Anniversary
Snakes and Arrows
Snakes and Arrows Live
Time Machine
Rising From The Ashes


Media: 3 CDr Audio
Time: 47:08, 43:10, 70:28
Catalog: Rush-Signals Production: #RSP-961129-1
Source: Audience (DAT Master Clone)
Date: November 29, 1996
Location: America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Dreamline   5:57
The Big Money / Wipeout   6:50
Driven   5:35
Half The World   3:57
Red Barchetta   6:56
Animate   6:45
Limbo   5:44
The Trees   5:24

Red Sector A   5:29
Virtuality   6:01
Nobody's Hero   5:21
Closer to the Heart   5:08
2112   21:11

Test for Echo   6:47
Subdivisions   5:43
Freewill   5:44
Roll the Bones   6:10
Resist   4:39
Leave That Thing Alone   4:43
The Rhythm Method   8:04
Natural Science   8:07
Force Ten   4:48
The Spirit of Radio   4:58
Tom Sawyer   5:40
YYZ/Cygnus X-1   5:05

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Average Rating:Audio: 9

   (Audio - 9)

All of the sudden, the "Test for Echo" tour is well documented! ANOTHER fantastic pickup from this tour (at long last that is not sarcasm!). This is a fantastic performance in front of a wonderful audience. One of the better performances I've heard from this well-performed tour! Although, NOTHING captures the magical performance of the "Seasonal Migrations" show, this is a great performance that has been documented respectfully. The group comes out in a very joking mood and are clearly having a lot of fun! Geddy continues to crack jokes the whole night; this is one of the "looser" Rush shows you will hear. The performance shows their good feelings as well. I'm very glad I picked this up; it sticks out among a tour with some pretty tough competition. It may be rated even higher if it were not for some detractors. Notably, TALKING! About half way through the second part of the show some idiot woman comes up to the taper and asks, "Are you sitting there" / "Yes! I'm sitting there!" You can hear the taper mutter, "god damn it!" in frustration as he knows it has marred those seconds. Then she apparently gets a seat somewhere next to him and is VERY vocal the rest of the night:( She's very annoying, always going "WOOOOOOOOO" and all the crap. She's not the only one, on only about 2 or 3 spots you can here people talking, but it?s not a real big deal. She does not ruin the night at all, and she does not stop this show from being great, but she does detract. As a whole, this is an absolutely fantastic audience. Enthusiastic, polite and pretty good singers! The biggest problem with this show is Alex seems to be having A WHOLE LOT of problems with his equipment or something, because in a number of spots it sounds like he is low in mix, or not playing at all, or playing in spots (hits a note every few seconds you can here him play something and fade out very quickly), or has broken a string, etc. However, these are not taper problems, like I said these are the bands equipment problems. At first its unique, but then its gets annoying. By the time the band hits "Red Sector A" the problem is absolutely ridiculous, it?s totally distracting and that song is lost. It doesn't really make me mad so much, but it is a complaint. The band, feeling very jaunty the whole night, seems to finally tense up after all these problems, but play very, very well anyways. The 2nd half of the night is as great, and a loose as the rest. The good news is it?s only in about half the songs in the first part of the show, and then is fixed by the second. All in all, a recommended show from the T4E tour, one of my favorite shows.    (2001-10-15)

Dave@Rush-Signals Productions
   (Audio - 9)

This may yet be another source other than the one used for Virtual World's. This is a great show and the sound quality is excellent, if you like good low end bass without taking away from the other instruments then this one is for you. All the instruments are very clear. I love the guitar problems at the beginning of Red Sector A until Alex final changes guitars or fixes his problems, one of those odd moments caught on tape.    (2001-10-15)

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