Alphabetical Listing
Audio Only Listing
Video Only Listing
Fly By Night
Caress of Steel
All the Worlds a Stage
A Farewell to Kings
Tour of the Semispheres
Permanent Waves
Pre-Moving Pictures Tour
Moving Pictures
Exit Stage Left
First Tour of the Nadars
Grace Under Pressure
Second Tour of the Nadars
Power Windows
Hold Your Fire
Roll the Bones
Test For Echo
Vapor Trails
30th Anniversary
Snakes and Arrows
Snakes and Arrows Live
Time Machine
A Return To Past Glories


Media: 2 CDr Audio
Time: 60:12, 59:37
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR 33090-7
Source: Audience
Date: March 30, 1990
Location: Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA

Intro   0:58
Force Ten   4:44
Freewill   4:02
Distant Early Warning   4:22
Time Stand Still   6:01
Subdivisions   5:25
Marathon   6:30
Red Barchetta   6:38
Superconductor   5:04
Show Don?t Tell   6:21
The Pass   4:59
Closer To The Heart   5:02

Manhattan Project   5:06
Xanadu   6:32
YYZ   3:16
Drum Solo   4:36
Scars   5:16
War Paint   5:19
Mission   5:39
Tom Sawyer   6:07
The Big Money   5:59
2112: Overture   3:20
La Villa Strangiato   4:52
In The Mood   2:10
Pipeline / Jazz Bass   1:19

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Average Rating:Audio: 7

The Digital Dan
   (Audio - 7)

This is sourced from the original master tape, except for the last 30min of the show that is sourced from a 1st Gen source. Seems that the 30min of the master got lost. Still there is virtually no hiss to the recording, very clean (i.e., no hiss reduction or noise reduction was used nor was the tape played back with Dolby on). The bass was almost non-existent and the highs were pretty high. Even after remastering, the highs can be a bright from time to time. The recording at times sounds better than it is rated. The performance is pretty good and the crowd seems into the show. The taper and friends seem very excited about the Bunny Girl that brings the boys refreshments. There is one small cut at the end of "War Paint", otherwise it is the complete show. This is an entertaining and fun show to listen to, and I especially like it because they play "The Big Money" instead of "The Spirit of Radio". A special thanks to Matthew Van Horn for letting us use his master and 1st Gen tapes for this production. As with all Digital Reproductions releases, this is for free trade or blank media trade only. It is not intended to be bought or sold under any circumstances. Please help keep the spirit of trading alive and well!

Taper's Notes

Recorded with a Sony Professional Walkman and a stereo mic. Dolby Noise Reduction is "on". The first tape, up to and including "War Paint" is the master tape recorded on a metal tape. The 2nd tape is a copy from the master, which has since been lost. I was recording from Geddy's side in the section above the floor and about halfway between the center of the floor and the stage. Since Rush skipped the Bay Area during the Hold Your Fire tour, the crowd at the Oakland Coliseum was especially excited.

Ron's Rush RoIO Review

This is the complete Presto show, from about halfway through the tour. The band is very obviously in a transition period here, and the results are fantastic. The sound is very back-to-basics, especially as far as Alex is concerned. The guitars are very clean with few effects -- a sign of things to come. ?Red Barchetta? and ?Time Stand Still? sound especially good on this one. A great sounding audience recording that captures quite well what it was like to be at a Presto show. The guitars start out a bit quiet, but the mix gets much better as the show goes on. Some guys near the recorder are very loud in between songs (rather amusing, in fact), but stay quiet during the songs.

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