Finding My Way
What You're Doing
In The Mood
Bad Boy (Larry Williams via the Beatles cover)
Working Man (tape flip in drum solo)
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Sony ECM-22 mic > Sony TC-155 cassette recorder
Master cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A azimuth-adjusted transfer
(March 2008) > Terratec Phase 24 > Peak 5.2 24/96 capture and
sample conversion to 16/44.1 > FLAC
Based on notes I found at
DigitalRushExperience.com, this is considered a significant recording
in Rush collecting circles as the best audie from the band's
The entry for the show at Digital Rush gives the history of this
tape as being found in the back of a closet as a first gen, transferred
to VHS hi-fi with some static and drop out problems, then to CD-R from
which it has circulated widely.
This then is the first transfer from the master cassette (Scotch
normal bias). There's a chunk of Rory Gallagher's encore on the flip
side so I assume Rush was opening for him. I haven't had a chance to
call "S" to ask him what he recalls about this recording, but we can
probably assume it was recorded like nearly every tape we made at the
Paramount, from the last row of the main floor next to the curtain sash
where we would mount the microphone. Samples provided.
I'd describe myself as a light, slightly closeted Rush fan, but
seeing this on shelf at JEMS' northwest "vault," I thought it merited a
fresh airing here. I've done nothing but transfer, stitch together the
two sides, and add a fade in and out.
After all, somebody else needs to post a Rush show other than GeddyonDime, right? ;) I hope he especially appreciates this.
Butterking for JEMS