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
Through A Looking Glass DVD


Media: 2 DVDr Video
Time: 68:00, 94:00
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR-DVD 01902-3
Source: Audience (1st Gen HiFi VHS)
Date: October 19, 2002
Location: Colisee Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Tom Sawyer
Distant Early Warning
New World Man
Roll The Bones
The Pass
The Big Money
Between Sun & Moon
Vital Signs
Natural Science

One Little Victory
Ceiling Unlimited
Secret Touch
Red Sector A
Leave That Thing Alone
The Rhythm Method
2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx
La Villa Strangiato
The Spirit of Radio
By-Tor and the Snow Dog
Cygnus X-1
Working Man

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Average Rating:Audio: 8
Video: 7

The Digital Dan
   (Audio - 8, Video - 7)

Taken from a 1st gen video of the Quebec City show, the audio turned out to be better than the video (a rarity among audience vids). Since the taper was high up on Geddy's side of the stage, the audio is pretty much a straight shot of the main speaker stack on the right side. The very beginning of "Tom Sawyer" and "One Little Victory" are cut, other than that this is the complete show from beginning to end. The capture is heavy and clean with pretty good high end and low end response. "La Villa Strangiato" sounds particularly good with the cymbals coming through really clean and great resolution in Geddy's bass. Alex has one of his longer rants of the tour talking about being awaken from his sleep, introducing the band to each other, and the various strange sounds going through his head. Geddy does his best to speak as much French as possible during the show, but admits that he only knows a little. All in all a nice sounding show that really stands out the louder it is played.

The video is kind of shot in between two guys in the row in front of the taper so you get some pretty close up noggin shots of a Dilbert look alike. But when the video is on the stage, the close ups are quite nice and Neil fills the whole screen. After a while the obstructions are far less and the video quality is pretty good. Not the best VT video out there, but definitely not the worst.

The video was encoded with Variable Bit Rate method for best picture quality and the audio was encoded as Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo at a 448kbps rate, the highest allowed. The maximum bit rate was used for video encoding to ensure the best quality video, so disc 2 is within 1% of max capacity and disc 1 is at max bit rate allowable by the DVD format. The DVD includes animated and interactive menus and a slide show of concert pictures from the Vapor Trails tour. Special thanks to Hemispheres007 for lending us is first gen video and his patience for putting up with my delays in getting the remaster finished! As with all Digital Reproductions releases, this is for free trade or blank media trade only. Please do not be a loser and try to sell or distribute for profit. Help keep the spirit of trading alive.    (2003-05-22)

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