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Auld Lang Syne

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Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=258
Media: 2 CDr Audio
Time: 43:52, 44:06
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR 23176-2
Source: Audience
Date: December 31, 1976
Location: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



DISC 1
Bastille Day   5:25
Anthem   4:57
Lakeside Park   4:02
2112   16:34
Twilight Zone   3:14
Something For Nothing   4:27
Best I Can   5:08

DISC 2
Auld Lang Syne   3:38
By-Tor And The Snow Dog   10:24
The Necromancer   6:08
In The End   7:04
Working Man Medley   13:52
Fly By Night   2:00
In The Mood   1:00



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Average Rating:Audio: 5.2

The Digital Dan
   (Audio - 6)

This is a really cool recording from the stand point that Rush gets to welcome in the new year of 1977 during the middle of the concert. Geddy starts the countdown from 1-60 and can be kind of hard to hear, but thankfully the tape is there to count it for us (sarchasm). The sound is pretty bad really, won't pull punches there. You can hear the band enough to know what the are doing and some parts of the tape are better than others. But it is highly compressed to the mid range and not a lot of upper end or lower end. It is nice to have versions of Twilight Zone and the Necromancer. With such a glowing review, you'd think it was a horrible recording. It is a great recording to have because of its rarity and for the one and only Rush countdown to the new year. For the die hard fan or for the rarities collector. 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.

Northern Reflections
   (Audio - 5.5)

The sound quality on this recording is marginal making it difficult to hear the countdown to the New Year. Otherwise, the setlist is enjoyable and historically important as the audience rings in 1977 with the boys.

Ben's Notes
   (Audio - 5.5)

Purely Historical! Not the best sounding, but definitely not the worst. It sounds like someone snuck a cheap tape recorder (or walkman) into the New Years performance and recorded it for their own personal use (unlike these days where you sneak a DAT with Shoeps mics into a show for serious trading purposes!!!) There is a lot of hiss, and you can tell that the recording position was well within the hall due to the ambient noise.

Anyway, this is one for the hardcore collector that wants something that isn't your garden variety Rush show. After the playing of Auld Lang Syne (sounds like it may be a tape) to ring in the New Year (1977!) The next song you hear is By-Tor and the Snow Dog and the second half of The Necromancer! What a way to start a new year! This was listed in the old "Great Rush Bootlegs" series a few years back, but most likely for the historical aspects!

Ron's Rush RoIO Review
   (Audio - 6)

This show is truly unique in many ways. First, it?s a New Years Eve show, and the band actually takes a break to ring in the new year. During this break, they play the famous "Country Ditty," which shows up throughout Rush?s history. This is also the first time (on tape anyway) in which we hear live versions of The Twilight Zone and The Necromancer. All in all, a great show. Unfortunately, the sound is what you?d expect from a show of this era. The overall sound is very distant and muddy, with a too-heavy bass end. But, considering the age, it?s not a total bust. There are brief cuts in Return of The Prince and In The Mood.

Sean Highkin
   (Audio - 3)

Just unlistenable. The songs are barely recognisable, unless you already know the setlist. I gave it 3 points because it has the Twilight Zone and the Necromancer.   (2004-10-16)

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