The Mighty Three: 1994 Encores & Things
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January 18, 1994
April 02, 1994
April 29, 1994
Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida, USA
Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Force Ten 4:39
Distant Early Warning 3:11
YYZ / Cygnus X-1 4:39
Force Ten 4:49
Nobody's Hero 4:51
Stick It Out 2:35
Double Agent 4:14
Jun'ya aka the_sphere
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Released in mid Sep., 2005, under the RUSH specialized
label CYGNUS in Japan. This is the bonus disc for the 3rd
CYGNUS release, "Earthshine" - Oct. 13, 2002 Atlanta, GA
Soundboard (Scanner ?) recording. Unfortunately, "Earthshine"
is only a pirate copy of "One Big Victory" (exactry the same
except for the gain level... reduced 1db) and it is not our
interest but the first press of this title has an bonus disc
named "The Mighty Three: 1994 Encores & Things".
Tracks 1-3: Jan. 18, 1997 @ Pensacola, FL (Dress Rehearsal)
Recorded at Jan. 18, 1997, Civic Center, Pensacola, FL.
Four days prior to the opening night at the same venue and
this is a part of the dress rehearsal soundboard recording
released as "First Part of Counters" but this time the last
track (YYZ) is not faded out, it is complete version.
I have no idea why "First Part of Counters" has incomplete
version but anyways we could have entire rehearsal recording
fortunately. However, tracks 2 and 3 have cross faded with
different amount so it would not utilize for the last track
of "First Part of Counters". This is further mystery. Why ?
Tracks 4-5: Apr. 2, 1994 Madison, WI (show)
The same as the tracks from "Nuts and Bolts (DR)" but
this ones sounds slightly better than that I think. Sourced
lower gen. tape (DAT) ? If it is true, need to release the
Tracks 6-9: Apr. 29, 1994 Philadelphia, PA (soundcheck)
Leader tracks for thes release. Completely new, uncirculated
soundcheck performances for the first show after concert
cancelation due to Ged's illness (he had caught a cold).
I believe it is rare that RUSH plays newer songs at their
concert soundcheck but here are 3 tracks from new album (CP)
and 1 from RTB. Possibly boys played these newer songs as
the "test" for Ged's voice, but it is only a speculation.
Tracks 10-11: Apr. 29, 1994 Philadelphia, PA (show)
"A Night at the Spectrum (Watchtower)" has the same show
but does not have the encores. However, "YYZ" is here !
If we could obtain "Force Ten" from this show, we could
have one more complete soundboard recording.
I think this is like a "sampler" release from the bootlegger
so I hope we could have upgraded versions of some CP soundboard
Jun'ya aka the_sphere
Nov. 1, 2005
p.s. please do not upload this one on public BT like Dime
a Dozen, The Traders Den until Dec. 1, 2005. Thanks. (2002-01-01)
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I'm completely confused about the above comments by the first reviewer of this disc?
The reviewer references January 18, 1997 but the actually date is 1994.
He is also puzzled about the April 29,1994 traacks 6-9 and wondering why they played "new songs" at soundcheck. Well the Counterparts tour was practically over at that time and the only "new" song they played was Bravado which was added to the setlist at the tailed end of the tour. Why would there be confusion over this?? (2007-04-01)