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The Fly

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Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1299
Media: 1 CD Audio
Time: 69:31
Catalog: Metal Crash: MECD 2069
Source: Audience
Date: December 07, 1991
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA



DISC 1
Intro/Force Ten   4:38
Limelight   4:22
Freewill   3:02
Distant Early Warning   5:34
Time Stand Still   6:06
Dreamline   5:07
Bravado   7:03
Roll The Bones   6:05
Show Don't Tell   6:21
The Big Money   6:39
Ghost of a Chance   5:25
Subdivisions   4:09
The Pass   4:56



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Average Rating:Audio: 6.625

Nate Hertzog
   (Audio - 7)

Not bad overall, but not great either. There are many other shows available from the Roll the Bones tour that are much better. This isn't all that bad, but compared to what's available, this isn't the cream of the crop. The liners are cool though.    (1999-04-01)

Brent's Bootlegs
   (Audio - 7)

Hmm that's a strange name for a bootleg. Oh wait .. I get it. "We're only at home and we're on *THE FLY* ... on *THE FLY*. As the review below will assure you ... there are a plethora of RTB boots that are better than this one.    (1999-04-01)

Rush CD Bootleg List
   (Audio - 7)

The Fly was the first CD boot out of the Roll The Bones tour, which is the only reason I bought it. Had I had a choice, I most certainly would've passed this one by. Not only is it only half the concert, but the sound leaves a lot to be desired. For the most part, the sound is very distant for both band and audience. The bass blends in too much with the rest of the music, and the drums are very muddled. Almost like it was being recorded from inside someone's jacket. The front of the booklet has a fly; not sure what that has to do with Rush, perhaps they thought they were doing one for U2 (at that time the word "fly" was big for boots of the Zoo TV tour). The packaging is nicely done in blue, which even included in mine a translucent blue CD tray (although most of the prongs have since broke off) but has little to do with Rush. The majority of it has blue flowers, with three pictures of the band (which aren't too great either). Skip this one, there are better RTB CD boots out there. Your ears and wallet will thank you.    (1999-04-01)

Aramis K. Vidaurre
   (Audio - 5.5)

This is one of those boots circulating (of the many ones actually) where there’s nothing but to thank to the taper for making history. In TF the sound is distant; clear though. It is short with certain cuts throughout the recording. Thus, “Force Ten” misses 20 seconds – to mention an approximate -; there also some ups and downs in the sound. I’m not exactly convinced about why in the dition “Freewill” is cut at 3:06 to be paired up with “Distant Early Warning” even though there was still 59 seconds to go. Anyway, in “Time Stands Still” you can hear Neil giving the cue with the sticks to begin. “Subdivisions” has that nice intro with Neil’s pedal and drum, but this time they cut the version, and I say “they” because due to the quality of the recording, it would be very easy to identify a taper’s cut. So, the second part of the lyrics is missing. Besides, after the guitar riff Geddy gets a little behind having a three-second miscue. The set list finishes with “The Pass”, and that’s it; an appropriate name for this boot since it leaves you on the fly – on the air -.    (2007-08-20)

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