||1 CDr Audio
||Limelight Records: LR003
June 02, 1977
October 25, 1976
April 17, 1977
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England
Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA
Lisner Auditorium, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA
By-Tor & The Snowdog
The Necromancer: Return of the Prince
Working Man / Finding My Way / Drum Solo
Fly By Night
In The Mood
Best I Can
In The End
Something For Nothing
The Twilight Zone
What You're Doing
Rush Collector Resources
(Audio - 7)
This is a great sounding recording. It has bags of atmosphere and energy and a really rich, full sound.
The title comes from the fact that this show is a combination of the Sign of Eth and The Hallowed Halls bootlegs. Sign of Eth is a great recording but it's not the full show - Bastille Day, Anthem and the encore are missing. It also runs about 2.5% too slow. The Hallowed Halls does contain Bastille Day and Anthem (it's missing some other songs) but it runs 8% too slow. The speed of both these recordings was corrected before combining the tracks to get what is effectively the whole show. Only the encore and a few seconds at the start on Anthem are missing.
This is one of my favourite Rush shows. It contains a pre-release version of Xanadu (with slightly different lyrics) and a fantastic version of By-Tor and the Snow Dog segued into the Necromancer (Return of the Prince). There is also some extra keyboard parts on some of the songs. It sounds as if Alex breaks a string during 'Return Of The Prince'. His guitar goes out of tune for a while then there's no guitar at all for a few bars while he swaps for another one.
Tracks 4 to 8 on disc 2 are bonus tracks and represent all of the songs which were played during the ATWAS tour but not played in Manchester on this night. Tracks 4, 5 and 6 were recorded on 25th October 1976 at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle. Tracks 7 and 8 were recorded on 17th April 1977 at the Lisner Auditorium, Washington DC. (1999-04-01)
(Audio - 7)
Now here's an interesting show.
So many interesting little factors make this a concert worth acquiring.
The prerelease version of ''Xanadu'' is downright cool, the uber-rare live ''The Twilight Zone'' is pretty sweet, and the rendition of ''2112'' is epic. The sound is surprisingly decent for an audience recording which is praise indeed from me, since I tend to hate audience boots.
Yeah, you should check this one out. But don't pay for it - keep the spirit of trading alive! (2010-05-19)