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Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=842
Media: 1 CDr Audio
Time: 52:04
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR 11974
Source: Audience (1st Gen)
Date: November 19, 1974
Location: Paramount Theater, Seattle, Washington, USA



DISC 1
Finding My Way   5:37
What You're Doing   4:52
In the Mood   3:48
Here Again   8:55
Fancy Dancer   4:22
Bad Boy   7:00
Working Man   13:00
Anthem   4:42



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Average Rating:Audio: 7.875

The Digital Dan
   (Audio - 7.5)

This is one of those really rare sources, rescued from the back of someone's closet by an experienced Rush collector. Now it is available to all to listen to. This is a first gen source, and there is currently no way of finding the master. The show itself is a bit distant and Alex is low in the mix. But the show sounds great, very listenable with minimal audience interference. And clean? This is one of the cleanest sounding first gens I've ever heard, especially for a recording that is over 26 years old! Geddy introduces In the Mood with "We would like to do a number that will be our next single. This is a song called In the Mood. I hope everybody is tonight." Then Geddy introduces Anthem with "We would like to do a number that will be on the next album. This is a song called Anthem."

Now there are a few problems with the source. The first few minutes of the recording are rough and there are some sections of In the Mood that sound like radio interference as well as part of the drum solo that is equally rough. When the original master tape was copied, it was copied to a Hi-Fi stereo VCR, the best quality audio recorder available before DAT. When the tape was later transferred to cdr, the tape would no longer track perfectly, hence the static noises. Now there is also a possibility that this isn't a typical audience recording and that it might have been recorded on stage. I'll let you the listener be the judge of that. Once again, many thanks to Ash for making this show available. As with all Digital Reproductions releases, this is available by free trade only. Keep the spirit of trading alive and don't buy or sell these recordings.    (2002-02-11)

LeeGeddy
   (Audio - 7.5)

This show is great for a recording that's almost 30 years old!! Ash, the person who obtained this source from the taper in WA, said that the taper found his tape in the back of his closet after all these years. This show is probably the best sounding AUD show from the Rush tour. The boys sound raw, energetic and full of enthusiasm playing in front of a small crowd. We as collectors owe everything to the taper for capturing Rush in its infancy.    (2002-02-11)

Eric
   (Audio - 8.5)

Well, I really like this recording, one of my favorites. The sound in "Finding my Way" is a little rocky, but by the time its in the middle of that song, its sound great. The audience is almost never heard during the songs. The sound is really great, and I highly recommend this show! And, with bootlegs, you should never pay for them, you can obtain them in a free trade.   (2008-11-15)

Vaughn
   (Audio - 8)

An incredible bootleg indeed, this is something that has to be in your collection, even if your not a big fan of the early Rush era. There is a pre-released version of Anthem that sounds really good, and thats only one reason to pick this thing up. There is some weird sounding stuff in Finding my Way, though, but it soon becomes one of the better audience recordings from the tour. The sound itself, besides the intro to Finding my Way, is excellent, with only some distortion problems that I really don' find distracting at all. The boys also put up a great performance tonight, and the taper caught the show perfectly. The band, overall, is very tigh, and they feed off of the audience, and I think that they really like the band when they are playing. Its a very live show, and I do know its live, but it seems to pop out at me more than the other shows. I do know that the 8/16/74 show is much better in terms of sound quality, because its an FM broadcast source, and this is an audience source, but I think its more special because of that. I really do think that this is one of the better audience recordings from most of the tour, including the Fly By night, Caress of Steel, and the All the Worlds a Stage tour, and I really think it sounds great. This show is something that is completely worth picking up because of its rarity, its the only source from this show, and I really hope that you find a trader to trade this great show with.   (2009-01-20)

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