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Exit Stage Left
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Moving Stage


Media: 2 CD Audio
Time: 56:34, 49:28
Catalog: Gypsy Eye: GE-093/094
Source: Audience
Date: June 14, 1981
Location: Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, USA

Limelight   5:19
Hemispheres: Prelude   4:26
Beneath, Between, & Behind   2:50
The Camera Eye   11:18
YYZ   8:35
Broon's Bane   1:45
The Trees   4:46
Xanadu   12:12
The Spirit Of Radio   5:18

Red Barchetta   7:31
Closer To The Heart   3:44
Tom Sawyer   5:09
Vital Signs   4:58
Natural Science   8:23
By-Tor & The Snow Dog   4:06
In The End   1:43
In The Mood   1:34
2112: Grand Finale   2:33
La Villa Strangiato   9:37

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Average Rating:Audio: 6.5

   (Audio - 6.5)

Comments: Sound wise, this is a very good audience recording. It would be really great except that somewhere along the line the show was recorded or rerecorded at too high a level, resulting in a fair amount of clipping (which sounds like static whenever things get loud). It isn't very noticeable through speakers, but through headphones you will definitely hear it. Aside from that defect, all of the instruments and vocals are well balanced and clearly defined (except Limelight, which is a bit muddy). The audience is present but for the most part unobtrusive. The first two songs (2112 Overture/Temples and Freewill) are not included, and Working Man / Hemispheres: Armageddon are cut out of the medley. There is also a very small and hardly noticeable cut in Natural Science.

All that aside, the performance itself is great. All three are in great form, and Alex especially has a good night. Geddy has some fun with some of the lyrics in Vital Signs ('warm buffalo chip') and a couple other songs. Neil uses some really cool effects on his toms at some points. There's also an interesting little subplot involving some people setting off fireworks throughout the show. Right after Red Barchetta ends Geddy finally yells at people who are throwing them to knock it off and stop being stupid.

The packaging includes two sided color inserts for both front and back. The cover picture is great but the rest are low quality pictures of the band. The discs are very plain; Disc 1 is light grey, Disc 2 is dark grey. As with all Gypsy Eye recordings, there are some track indexing screwups, and several spelling errors (Spilit of Radio? Sheesh). They also incorrectly include 'II Apollo/Dionysus' in the track list. You'd think will all the shows these guys have 'released' they'd get it right eventually.    (2001-06-24)

Ron's Rush RoIO Review

This is yet another great Moving Pictures show. As with other shows from this era, there?s an idiot in the audience with fireworks. This time, it gets to Geddy, and he chastises the crowd, calling the act "dangerous and stupid." Still, the show is great -- almost the entire set is here, but a few songs are missing. Fairly representative in sound of a show from this era. There is a bit of distortion and overall muddiness, but still very listenable.   (1999-04-01)

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