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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
Summer Nights


Media: 2 CDr Audio
Time: 43:01, 43:12
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR 63277
Source: Audience
Date: June 02, 1977
Location: Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England

Bastille Day   4:30
Anthem   3:50
Lakeside Park   4:12
2112   19:59
Xanadu   10:30

By-Tor and the Snow Dog   13:02
The Necromancer   6:37
Working Man / Finding My Way / Drum Solo   15:04
Fly By Night   2:04
In the Mood   3:11
What You're Doing   3:14

AFTK Summer Nights.pdf
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AWAS Summer Nights.pdf
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Average Rating:Audio: 6.666666666666667

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. This is as complete of the concert as I could find and it includes the encore of "What You're Doing", but it cut out after 3 minutes unfortunately. The source recording had a couple of rough transitions between songs such as between "Bastille Day" and "Anthem" but the music seems to be all there. The sound quality is a bit better than the single disc versions, if ever so slightly. Now at least there is finally a complete version of this show, and what a great show it was. 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.    (1999-04-01)

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)

   (Audio - 6)

VG   (2007-01-19)

   (Audio - 7)

Well I just got done listening to this show and I must say - Wow. The crowd is very energetic and must have been blown away on this night by the stellar performance. For anybody into the seventies period of Rush I'd say this just made my must have list. The introduction of Zanadu is enough alone. There is also bass pedal use in a few of the songs, which adds another dimension to their stage sound. Highly recommended..    (2009-01-24)

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