Bastille Day 4:50
Lakeside Park 4:35
Fly By Night / In the Mood 4:51
Something for Nothing 3:56
In the End 6:14
By-Tor and the Snow Dog 11:34
Working Man / Finding My Way / Drum Solo 13:48
Best I Can 3:47
The Digital Dan
(Audio - 7)
Recorded live at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, Washington on October 25, 1976. This is a fine sounding live performance from the "AtWaS" tour. Unfortunately this isn't the complete show, I am working on getting a complete show who's sound quality is as good as this source. Geddy's bass is still a bit loud, but that isn't always a bad thing either. The rest of the instruments are very clear and you can even hear the cymbals of Neil's drumming. Another highly recommended recording and another one to be played very loud. Hell, what have your neighbors ever done for you anyways! 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.
Great Rush Bootleg Series
This boot is really nice for several reasons. First of all, it has (for it?s time) a really nice, full, rich sound. Most Rush boots from before the Permanent Waves tour or so sound like horseshit, a few nice ones stand out (basically the ones I list in the GRB series) and this is really a cut above even those. The other main thing is that Ged breaks his bass somehow, and Alex and Neil are forced to improvise to entertain the crowd with an unknown instrumental jam until they fix it. So far as we can tell, they never play it again. Odd!?!
Ron's Rush RoIO Review
This is a hard-hitting show from a few months after the release of ATWAS. Recently, this date is in dispute, with some claiming that it comes from the 3/28/76 Seattle show, instead of the date listed above. This is unlikely though, and here?s why ? the March show was played as an opener for Styx, and it?s unlikely that an opening band would play for a whole 90 minutes. Essentially, the set list is the same as the album, with the addition of Best I Can. But this show is definitely a higher-energy performance. The Instrumental is interesting; it is a very Pink Floyd-esque little number between Alex and Neil. Considering the age of this show, the sound quality is pretty good. The drums are a bit indistinct, and there is some distortion, but overall, this is a great tape.
Regarding the 1976, Seattle shows. I was at the October 25, 1976 show at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA. I will never forget that show as long as I live. You see it was the second time I had seen Rush live; the first time was an accident. A friend asked me to accompany him to the March 27, 1976 show at Gonzaga University in Spokane to see Styx. Neither of us knew that Rush existed prior to that fateful spring evening. The shows that are on the Seattle Supersonic and By-Tor's Battle CD's are identical. I was able to play them simultaneously, and they are absolutely the same right down to the little guitar chord ?chops? that Alex does while Geddy is introducing songs. The set is precisely the same as the Spokane show (with the exception of ?The Jam?) and I am convinced that this is the March show. The instrumental jam DID NOT happen at the October 25, 1976 show, I assure you of that without reservation. Additionally, at the October show, Geddy introduces "In The End" by saying "We'd like to mellow out for a few minutes, if you will allow us..." and the crowd expresses it's displeasure at that statement very loudly. Never the less, Geddy is brought a stool from off-stage and he sits to play the first section of the song, then stands for the second part. I have a photographic memory and I also made a list of the songs that they did at the October show, because I was still becoming familiar with their first three albums (I bought 2112 on the Sunday night after I returned to Seattle from Spokane, in fact there was a poster in the window of the record store ? Tower Records on 5th Ave. N. and Mercer St. ? advertising the Rush show that very evening, the 28th of March) and I found my little notebook with that list in it while going through some boxes stored in my parents basement. I have no doubt whatsoever that this is, in fact, the March 1976 show on both of these CD?s.