Alphabetical Listing
Audio Only Listing
Video Only Listing
Fly By Night
Caress of Steel
All the Worlds a Stage
A Farewell to Kings
Tour of the Semispheres
Permanent Waves
Pre-Moving Pictures Tour
Moving Pictures
Exit Stage Left
First Tour of the Nadars
Grace Under Pressure
Second Tour of the Nadars
Power Windows
Hold Your Fire
Roll the Bones
Test For Echo
Vapor Trails
30th Anniversary
Snakes and Arrows
Snakes and Arrows Live
Time Machine
A Farewell To Kings And Queens


Media: 1 CDr Audio
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR 60277-8
Source: Audience
Date: June 02, 1977
Location: Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England

Bastille Day   4:47
Anthem   4:04
Lakeside Park   4:29
2112   21:18
Xanadu   11:20
By-Tor and the Snow Dog   13:13
The Necromancer   7:05
Fly by Night   2:12
In the Mood   3:02

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Average Rating:Audio: 7

Ron's Rush RoIO Review

It can almost be said that this show single-handedly captures the point where the band made the transition from ATWAS to AFTK-style Rush. This is one of the first live shows where you can really hear significant use of keyboards in a lot of old songs -- most notably in Lakeside Park. This show also features a pre-release version of Xanadu. Not to many deviations from what would eventually end up on AFTK...the intro is a bit abbreviated, the guitar solo is slightly different, as are the vocals. Finally, my favorite part of this tape are the versions of Under the Shadow and Return of the Prince. These are marred only by a guitar string breakage during ROTP. Also of interest is the Happy Trails theme played as an intro to By-Tor. For it?s time, the sound is phenomenal. All the instruments are present, well-mixed, and well-EQd. The only problem is that the highs are a bit too dominant, but this isn?t a real detractor. Sonically, this show reminds me a lot of the Palladium show from 11/12/77. Overall, a great package.    (1999-04-01)

The Digital Dan
   (Audio - 7)

Recorded live at? the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England on June 2, 1977.? This is Rush's second ever performance overseas.? This concert marks the transition from 2112 to A Farewell to Kings which they would later record in England.? This concert marks the first performance of Xanadu and you can hear keyboards being used more and more on the older songs.? This is a real transition point for Rush.? They were progressing from a metal band to an art rock (though still heavy) band.? This is an audience recording that you can tell the crowd is really into seeing Rush live for the first time.? This English tour marks the last performances of "The Necromancer" which really sounds great on this recording. Geddy has a bit of a cold so his voice is a bit lower than usual.    (2001-06-23)

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