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By-Tor's Battle

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Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=864
Media: 1 CDr Audio
Time: 72:32
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR-32576
Source: Soundboard (?)
Date: October 25, 1976
Location: Paramount Theater, Seattle, Washington, USA



DISC 1
Bastille Day   5:07
Anthem   5:00
Lakeside Park   4:16
2112   15:31
Fly by Night   2:02
In the Mood   3:00
Something for Nothing   3:43
In the End   6:31
By-Tor and the Snow Dog   10:56
Working Man / Finding My Way / Drum Solo   13:03
Best I Can   3:21



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Average Rating:Audio: 7.5

The Digital Dan
   (Audio - 7.5)

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, the infamous jam is missing. But what is here sounds great. There is some distortion in Geddy's vocals during certain sections, my guess is that the original tape levels were set too hot. There are some rough spots in the recording, very similar to "Tip of the Iceberg", but not nearly as bad. This is one of those soundboards that needs to be played loud, very loud. I'm thinking this is a soundboard by the way the drums sound and the panning of the drum rolls. If it is an audience recording, it is one of the best audience recordings of all time for capturing stereo separation. This is the most devastatingly heavy Rush recording I've ever heard. They just don't sound like they are playing on this night, they sound like they're trying to bludgeon the audience! ? Geddy's bass has a real growl to it tonight and Alex's guitar is about as full range as I've ever heard.? A must have show.? 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.    (2002-03-24)

Jim Burleigh
   (Audio - 7.5)

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.    (2002-03-24)

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