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Mystery Eyes

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Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1379
Media: 2 CD Audio
Time: 61:01, 56:34
Catalog: Gypsy Eye: GE-199/200
Source: Audience
Date: March 01, 1981
Location: International Amphitheater, Chicago, Illinois, USA



DISC 1
2112/Overture/The Temples of Syrinx   6:11
Freewill   6:05
Limelight   5:00
Hemispheres: Prelude   4:19
Beneath, Between and Behind   2:50
The Camera Eye   10:50
YYZ/Drum Solo   7:41
Broon's Bane/The Trees   5:13
Xanadu   12:49

DISC 2
The Spirit of Radio   5:43
Red Barchetta   6:57
Closer to the Heart   3:49
Tom Sawyer   4:45
Vital Signs   5:30
Natural Science   7:42
Working Man   1:18
Hemispheres: Armageddon   0:53
By-Tor and the Snow Dog   3:57
In The End   1:40
In The Mood   1:35
2112/Grand Finale   2:33
La Villa Strangiato   10:09



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Average Rating:Audio: 7

Dionysus 10
   (Audio - 9)

This is just a copy of Exit...Stage Right. Nothing really special here except that they are on normal Cd's.    (2001-09-01)

eurocrank
   (Audio - 5)

My version of this recording is by Flame Recording (FR-R-816A, 2002). It's a manufactured 2CD-R set with nice packaging. The performance is fine, but the sound leaves a lot to be desired. I'm not a bootleg fanatic; for me sound quality is a top priority. If I have to strain to hear the instruments, if I have to compensate for a poor balance, if I have to ignore dropouts, splices, tape wobble, hiss, etc., if I have to accept incomplete songs, if headphone listening provides more problems than satisfaction--then the recording loses most of its value to me. "Mystery Eyes" is, in my opinion, a listenable document, but certainly not a great one. I find it hard to believe that it's a knock-off of "Exit Stage Right." The reviews for that set emphasize stellar sound quality. "Mystery Eyes" is "good" at best, I think. It's clearly an audience recording, with balance problems in the beginning and a generally poor, often boomy bass reproduction. It sounds like a mono recording. What keeps it listenable to me is that those are really its only problems. But they are significant to me. There are other, far superior Rush sets, such as "Armageddon for Tucson," "Buenos Nochas! Motor City," "Black Forest," and "Something Old, Something New." These are soundboards and can be heard with pleasure on headphones. In my opinion, they're preferable to "Exit Stage Left" because they offer more material and give the feeling of a show, instead of a cross section of live material.    (2007-08-07)

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