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Southern Trails - Part 1

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Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=893
Media: 2 CDr Audio
Time: 79:52, 79:42
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR 70102-8
Source: Audience (DAT Clone)
Audience (DAT Clone)
Audience (DAT Clone)
Date: July 01, 2002
Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA



DISC 1
3 Stooges Intro   0:50
Tom Sawyer   4:52
Distant Early Warning   4:56
New World Man   4:01
Roll The Bones   6:46
Earthshine   5:34
YYZ   4:55
The Pass   4:59
Bravado   6:09
The Big Money   6:25
Between Sun and Moon   4:36
Vital Signs   4:52
Natural Science   8:08
One Little Victory Intro   2:13
One Little Victory   5:26
Driven   5:10

DISC 2
Ceiling Unlimited   6:01
Secret Touch   6:54
Dreamline   5:10
Red Sector A   5:17
Leave That Thing Alone   4:54
The Rhythm Method   7:40
Resist   3:53
2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx   6:51
Limelight   4:26
La Villa Strangiato   8:51
The Spirit of Radio   6:55
Bytor and the Snow Dog   4:27
Cygnus X-1   3:08
Working Man   5:19



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Average Rating:Audio: 8.666666666666666

Ron's Rush RoIO Review
   (Audio - 10)

An incredible bootleg, matrixed together from three separate audience master DAT sources. The matrixing seems to have the effect of removing the "holes" in each individual source, resulting in a nice, wide soundstage. This bootleg seems to "breathe" really well, and sounds just great at high volumes. The performance is excellent, but there a still a few problems. Neil seems to lose his way going into the guitar solo, which in turn seems to confuse Alex. The band manages to hold it together, but for a moment there it feels like a train wreck is imminent. Also, Alex's guitar cuts out for the first few seconds of "Ceiling Unlimited." Nonetheless, a spectacular effort by the folks at DR, an one you will want in your collection fairly soon.    (2002-08-15)

LeeGeddy
   (Audio - 8)

This show was my first for the Vapor Trails Tour.? Once the VT was announced, I decided to throw caution (and my bank account) to the wind and catch Rush as many times as possible.? More on that later.? I arrived in Charlotte the morning of July 1 via a redeye flight from Los Angeles and proceeded to the hotel where the "Fellowship" would take temporary residence.? I caught some needed shut-eye and around 3 PM, the gang arrived.? We packed our gear and made it to the amphitheater around 5 PM and sat around in the parking lot listening to the soundcheck.? We could hear the boys going through some rough numbers like TS, Dreamline and RSA.? The dark and brooding clouds lingered overhead, but didn't threaten us too much.? I met for the first time, Steve C. aka SnowdogYYZ, around 6 PM or so and we made our way into the venue.

The overall anticipation, the roar of the crowd when the veil was lifted from Neil's kit and the pure excitement of MY first Rush show in 6 years was too much to bear.? However, I remained calm as best as possible.? We took our seats about 5 rows back in "Geddy's" section (SEC 1) and just waited for the much anticipated show to begin.? About 15 minutes before the start, I had the opportunity to meet Eric H. aka Fish Eyelands....How many DRE Newsgroup/traders will I get to meet tonight?!!!? It was simply fabulous meeting everyone at the show.

Now for the concert review.....Sound of the mix (at least where we were sitting) was really heavy and boomy during majority of the show.? I noticed Geddy motioning frantically to the techs to raise the volume of his keyboard in several occasions.? Since this show was the 3rd show of the tour, it looked like the band and the crew were still working out the kinks.? The setlist was a nice surprise with many of my favourites like Vital Signs, RSA, Dreamline and Natural Science.? I was totally blown away with the opener, TS!!! How BOLD of them!!! I wished that they would have opted to drop RTB and TBMoney for a change, but oh well.? OLV and Ceiling Unlimited sounded great with nice punchy bass in the mix for a change.? However, the highlight of the evening was seeing Neil's great drum solo and witnessing the awesome encore.? What is captured on the recording sounds better than what the mix sounded to my ears.? The overall bass was overpowering due to our? proximity to the PA's.? The remastering job brought out the needed midrange and the highs that was lacking in the actual mix and tamed the bass to an enjoyable level.? (AUG '02)

'Quipment List of The Fellowship:? AT831b > Sony M1(@ 32kHz), AT831b > Sony M1, CSB > Sony M1 (Oade Modified). Transfer Info:? both the AT sources were transferred using Sony PCM-R500 > Sony CDR-W33 via Audioquest VSD-2 Coax. CSB source was transferred using Sony M1 > CDR via 7-Pin Coax.    (2002-08-15)

The Digital Dan
   (Audio - 8)

Sources, sources, sources; there are plenty for this show. This particular release is comprised of 3 DAT audience sources from this night. Each one had its own drawbacks and advantages, so a multi-track mix and matrix was the best option to yield a great sounding show. One of the advantages of a matrixed show is that it will sound much fuller with a wider soundstage than most single source recordings. It is no exception here. The sound quality is quite nice and each member of the band is well represented in the mix. Alex is having fun again. He has some words about words that is rather, uh, wordy. Occasionally some of the clapping will make a hollow sounding noise during the "after song" applause. It isn't distorted, but just pointed out so that people don't think it is a bad burn or something. Don't forget to play this recording at a healthy volume, the louder you play this show, the more detail you will hear. Thanks to the "Fellowship of M1's" for lending us these great sources to work on. As with all Digital Reproductions releases, this is for free trade and blank media trade only. Please do not buy, sell, or distribute for profit. Help keep the spirit of trading alive and well.    (2002-08-15)

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