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Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1509
Media: 1 CDr Audio
Time: 68:51
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR 82674
Source: FM Broadcast
Soundboard
TV Broacast
Date: August 26, 1974
December 06, 1974
October 09, 1974
Location: Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ABC's In Concert Series
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert



DISC 1
Finding My Way
Best I Can
Need Some Love
In The End
Fancy Dancer
In The Mood
Bad Boy
Here Again
Working Man
Drum Solo
Finding My Way
The Best I Can
The Best I Can
In the Mood
Finding My Way



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Average Rating:Audio: 7.5

The Digital Dan
   (Audio - 7.5)

Another very early concert in the history of Rush. Cleveland and Rush were quite a match in the mid seventies and Rush owes much of their initial success to Cleveland radio stations and their generous airplay. The Agora can be thanked for its practice of taping live shows at the time. This is the complete show, finally. The source is also very low generation taken from a full LP of the show. You can't hear the record except at the beginning of Fancy Dancer, otherwise it was pristine vinyl. Very little hiss and much improved sound quality, definitely the best version of this classic show. The bonus tracks are somewhat common, but once again they are very low generation and sonically better than other versions I have heard. While not of the quality of the Electric Lady Studios show, it is damn close and a fine addition to any Rush Collection. As with all Digital Reproductions recordings, it's only available via free trade and never for sale. Just visit the trading links section to find people that will gladly trade this recording for free.    (2000-03-21)

Greg's Notes
   (Audio - 7.5)

The correct date must be 8/26/74. This show has been traded with dates of 8/28/74, 8/24/74, 10/14/74, 8/26/74, and a whole bunch of others. The concert was a 1 hour radio broadcast called "Monday Night At The Agora". Every Monday night, the Agora would record a 50 to 55 minute concert, then insert a few minutes of commercials and broadcast the show on the following Friday Night. You can find these shows for ACDC, Devo, all kinds of 70's bands. Therefore, only 8/26 and 10/14 are possible valid dates for this show among the dates that are alleged, since they are the only ones that happened on Monday. I am going with 8/26 since there seems to be more support for that date. Now for the setlist disputes: There have been numerous bootlegs of this performance that had such songs as Anthem, Fly By Night, and What You're Doing added. I have all these bootlegs and in every case those songs are taken from the 12/16 show. If you compare them to your copy of Freefall, you will see that I am correct. What is also curious is that most of the bootlegs, including Fly By Cleveland, have taken Bad Boy from the 12/16 show. My version has the correct version from 8/26. Geddy's vocals are very different on this one, and the sound quality is better. As I said, this was only a one hour show with commercials, so there aren't any "missing" songs. One of my source tapes had the DJ saying the show was over when Working Man ended, and Geddy sounds sincere when he says Working Man is the last song. I had two sources for this show, although I had multiple copies of each with varying degrees of generation wear. One was an LP record that had great sound quality, but which has a very garbled starting of Finding My Way. The other sounded great, but suffered from a periodic loss of FM reception. I was able to get good versions of every song except Finding My Way. However, I was able to take the first half of this song from the tape with bad FM and splice it to the end from the LP, and it comes out very well. When you get the CD, the splice is about 1:18 into FMW, right where the band stops playing except for Alex. Anyway, let's say the date is 8/26/74, that the venue was The Agora (NOT ANGORA!!! THAT'S WOOLY GOAT HAIR!), and that the show is complete. I am very confident in my research. Now for the filler: Here is Don Kirshner's Rock Concert and ABC In Concert in their entirety. Quality is better than what is on the Rediscovered CD. I went to the bookstore and picked up a book detailing old TV shows so we could spell Kirshner's name right. Please note the spelling, since all the recordings of this spell his name wrong. It is interesting that Rush played a very abbreviated version of The Best I Can for the ABC show! Even though the sound on this is excellent, it is still a little rough. The FM reception wasn't perfect, and there is still some generation wear. It is great compared to Fly By Cleveland, but compared to By-Tor 74, it is a tad rough. It is similar to Anthem For Cleveland.    (2000-03-21)

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