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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
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Snakes and Arrows Live
Time Machine
Fly In The Night


Media: 1 CD Audio
Time: 49:30
Catalog: Red Line/On The Road: TKCD 1053
Source: Audience
Date: December 12, 1977
Location: The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Xanadu   11:41
A Farewell To Kings   5:55
Closer To The Heart   3:25
Something For Nothing   3:58
Cygnus X-1   10:31
Working Man   2:19
Fly By Night   3:36
In The Mood   3:07
Cinderella Man   4:32

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Average Rating:Audio: 4.125

Ron's Rush RoIO Review
   (Audio - 4)

This performance from halfway through the AFTK tour features a rare live performance of "Cinderella Man." The sound on this is not so good. There is some high-end distortion as well as an overall tinny sound. Also, In the Mood and Cinderella Man are chopped up. This is one best saved for completists - there are better AFTK ROIOs out there.    (1999-04-01)

Great Rush Bootleg Series

This boot gets the nod not because of a lengthy set list (short and cut up) or its sound quality (average, mediocre, listenable, sort of) but because its out on CD. It?s worth getting anyway, just to have live versions of some of this stuff on CD.    (1999-04-01)

Ben's Notes
   (Audio - 4.5)

I read somewhere that this was a disc to avoid like the plague, except only to get the rare live version of Cinderella Man ("Make it funky"). I stumbled across a "silver" at a used CD shop for about $8.00 and thought "How could I go wrong?" This isn't a really bad recording at all, trust me I've heard worse! (much worse!) It's not the whole show, but it does have most of the highlights and a few disappointments! (after Closer to the Heart you get a teaser of the first note of 2112, and after Working Man you get the drum solo teaser!! Not a nice thing to do!!!)

You can hear the full range of instruments (highs included) a bit of background noise (possibly due to a transfer from an LP source) and the fact that it's a bit distant (probably recorded deep in the hall) are about the only sound problems This isn't a bad show from the AFTK tour to have, I wouldn't rush out and get it since other (complete) shows have surfaced, and we now have the Different Stages bonus disc with most of the same content in a more "pristine" condition, but this wouldn't be a bad addition to a collection at all!!    (2003-09-23)

Brent's Bootlegs
   (Audio - 4)

Well the only thing that makes this bootleg special, is that it's one of the very few recordings from the "A Farewell to Kings" tour and probably the only one that's being circulated. The sound quality is not that great but then again its not all that awful either considering the date of the recording.    (1999-04-01)

Rush Trading Register

This is thus far the only generally circulated CD to date from the "A Farewell To Kings" tour of 1977-78. It is not the complete show; it lacks "Bastille Day", "Lakeside Park", "By-Tor And The Snow Dog", "Anthem", "2112", and Neil's drum solo. The order of the songs has been altered; this may have been due to the constraints of having originally been released on vinyl in the 1970s (according to legend, Rush sued the publisher of this LP, known as "Around The World Recorded Live In Montreal" (TAKRL 930), and won the suit).

The performance itself is fairly representative of the AFTK production tour; no real surprises here. What is highly unusual about the recording is the absolute distance in the recording, not only from the stage but from the audience as well (it almost sounds as though the recording was done from a microphone hanging from the rafters, or the taper was hiding in a dark corner far from the action). In spite of the somewhat mediocre sound, the "mysterious" atmosphere of the tour has been captured. The recording quality is consistent and stable at least, if not necessarily soundboard quality.

The relatively dull sound of this CD has prompted a lot of collectors to either shun or condemn it, but I would argue that the current lack of surviving (or known) audio documents from the AFTK tour is such that it at least deserves a good listening to for historical purposes, if not audiophile edification.    (1999-04-01)

   (Audio - 4)

Well, this is my least favorite of all of the Farewell to Kings tour bootlegs, because of the sound quality. The sound is REALLY hard to listen to, it just isn't right. The upgrades "Cinderella Kings" and "Three Helions come to Frogtown" are much better, so I can't recommend this to many people besides all of the Rush super-collectors.   (2008-11-24)

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