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By-Tor's Battle V2.01

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Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=865
Media: 1 CDr Audio
Time: 79:20
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR 32576-9
Source: Soundboard
Date: October 25, 1976
Location: Paramount Theater, Seattle, Washington, USA



DISC 1
Bastille Day   5:08
Anthem   5:04
Lakeside Park   4:20
2112   15:47
Fly By Night   2:04
In the Mood   3:02
Something for Nothing   3:51
Guitar and Drum Jam   3:10
In the End   6:42
By-Tor and the Snow Dog   12:11
Working Man / Finding My Way / Drum Solo   14:32
Best I Can   3:22



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AWAS By Tors Battle Version 201.pdf


Average Rating:Audio: 8

The Digital Dan
   (Audio - 8)

Recorded live at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, Washington on October 25, 1976. This is a fine sounding live performance from the "AtWaS" tour. This is a newer, lower Gen source that has the complete performance this time including the famous "guitar & drum" jam. The sound is much improved, more open sounding with much clearer high end and lower tape hiss. The speed problem is also fixed on this release. 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. This is without a doubt my favorite show of the tour to listen. The energy and the power of the band is just incredible. A must have show. Special thanks to Admiral Nelson for lending us his source to use for this production. 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.    (2002-05-26)

LeeGeddy
   (Audio - 8)

This is a nice upgrade to By-Tor's Battle. The source sounds better than the previous version plus it has the wonderful instrumental jam. It sounds like the crowd is miked very loudly, but listening to Neil's cymbals pan, I would have to rule that the source is a SBD and not an AUD. This show is for Trade Only. Please do not pay money for this recording, for there are many traders who can trade a copy.    (2002-05-26)

Jim Burleigh
  

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.    (2002-05-26)

Edisonbaggins
   (Audio - 8.5)

I think the only thing to add is that the first track, "Bastille Day" starts off a bit rough, maybe due to being the outside of the tape reel... but by the end of this first track and through the rest of the show it is a real gem. A definite must have.   (2004-11-20)

Eric
   (Audio - 7.5)

I've never really been to fond of this recording, I always that it just sounded okay. The real problem for me is that the sound quality is a little lower than a real soundboard would be, but it still is pretty listenable, considering that its over 20 or 30 years old, I highly recommend this source.   (2008-11-17)

C
   (Audio - 8)

Average show, but the Guitar and Drum Jam make it worth owning. Sound is decent.   (2010-04-28)

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