Digital Man 7:02
Entre Nous 5:39
The Main Monkey Business 6:12
The Larger Bowl 4:52
Secret Touch 7:56
Between The Wheels 6:08
Far Cry 5:24
Workin' Them Angels 4:51
Armour and Sword 6:39
The Way The Wind Blows 6:34
Natural Science 8:33
Witch Hunt 4:51
Malignant Narcissism 2:17
Drum Solo 8:11
Distant Early Warning 4:55
The Spirit Of Radio 5:13
Tom Sawyer 6:18
One Little Victory 6:01
A Passage To Bangkok 3:54
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|Average Rating:||Audio: 8.666666666666666|
(Audio - 9.5)
sounds like Wembley Arena perhaps doesn't have the best acoustics as the vocals reverberate a bit at times. however, i have real high regard for this particular S&A show because Alex seems to be more prominent in the mix than in some of the stateside ROIO offerings.
and did i fawn and gush over the wall of synth sound and the resonance of the bass pedals? my wife just asked me to turn this down. F- that.
ok, so i've got the headphones on now. Mission 2007, now with at least 18% more bottom end. i think i'm gonna weep openly. it's a change of seasons, DEW is your friend.
there are virtually NO talkers on this recording (oh joy!)
it's so nice to hear a S&A boot where Natural Science [I. Tide Pools] and Hope aren't marred with Chatty Cathys. likewise, the crowd is attentive for the S&A material as well.
overall a decent mix but could use a little EQ and tends to get swishy at high volume... drums are way out in front but not painfully so... this is hands-down among the finest recordings of the tour. (2007-10-16)
Taper's Notes by Zenith023
Lineage: Sony MZ-NH600 w/Sony ECM - 719 (Mic) > SonicStage 4.3 > WAV > Audacity 1.2.6 > WAV > TLH > FLAC
This was my first Rush show, and my first time taping at Wembley Arena. I'd been put off in the past due to pretty tight security checks, but I decided quite late in the day that I would try and get my gear in and record the show. I'm very glad I did. The secruity were the most relaxed I've ever experienced at the Arena and I got my gear in without any problems. I'm also very glad that I checked the start and end times of the previous shows! I would have been kicking myself if I had missed the early (7:45pm) start! Also, it meant that I was prepared with an extra Hi-MD disc (three in total) instead of the usual two. Our seats were off to the side of the stage (Block: N9, Row: V Seat: 99), the second from top row. The top row was empty however, so I decided just before the band took the stage to move to the very back row to get the most elevated position. This turned out to be a good move! the people who I had previously been sat next to stayed seated for the whole concert, and being stood up in my new, elevated position meant that I was well clear of any unwanted crowd noise. Other than our view of the middle screen being slightly obstructed by one of the speaker stacks, I was very happy with where we were, and the decision to move is reflected in a good, clear recording.
I was caught slightly off guard by the start, but there is nothing substantial missing from the intro video. I made a tape and battery change during the interval (I put a new battery in before the show, but I was a little worried that it had dropped to one bar, so I decided to play it safe) and a second disc change during the encore break.
All of the songs are complete, but there is a fade out/fade in at the encore break during Disc 3 between 'Tom Sawyer' and 'One Little Victory'.
The show was originally released on dimeadozen on October 14th, 2007. This torrent was subsiquently removed (by my request) due to the show containing sector boundary errors. The files were re-FLAC'd, the SBE's repaired and new MD5 files generated with Traders Little Helper and a new, fixed version was uploaded on October 16th, 2007. The release also includes orginal artwork created by me. The name 'Behind Iron Gates' was taken from a line in the song 'The Larger Bowl' in part. It's also a memory I associate with Wembley Arena, before it was refurbished, by where there were large metal gates and fences enclosing the area where the tour buses parked, which we used to have to walk past to get to the venue. The name just seemed to fit.
I'm very pleased with how this recording turned out. There's a fair amount of reverb, and it sounds a little distant at times, but that just adds to the authenticity of the sound on the night. It's very clear however, and easily listenable - I'd rate it (quite critically) at around 7/7.5
I hope you enjoy listening to the show as much as I enjoyed attending, taping and editing it.
(Audio - 8.5)
i was really high when i first reviewed this one (all that dank medical NorCal herb)... it's still a damn fine recording but not nearly a 9.5 (i was grading it on the early ATL review scale).
but hey, it's still in the top 5 audio boots of the S&A tour!
(Audio - 8)
Brilliant bootleg IMO. enjoyed the night immensely, and this brings it all back! there's nothing to complaing about really- this bootleg is definatly one of the best. good crowd, lovely silence during Hope and beginning of NS. Plus some crowd singing in YYZ! plus my high pitched squeals between songs. all great!
highly reccomend it. ;) (2007-12-12)