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
Buenas Nochas! Motor City


Media: 2 CDr Audio
Time: 68:56, 51:24
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR 20278
Source: Soundboard
Date: December 02, 1978
Location: Cobo Hall Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Introduction   0:39
Anthem   4:18
A Passage To Bangkok   4:10
By-Tor And The Snow Dog   5:22
Xanadu   12:25
Something for Nothing   4:38
The Trees   4:42
Cygnus X-1   10:32
Hemispheres   18:36
Closer to the Heart   3:28

Circumstances   4:26
A Farewell to Kings   5:40
La Villa Strangiato   10:20
2112   18:54
Working Man   2:26
Bastille Day   1:44
In the Mood   2:42
Drum Solo   5:12

HEMI Buenas Nochas Motor City Back.jpg
HEMI Buenas Nochas Motor City Front Thumbnail.jpg
HEMI Buenas Nochas Motor City Front.jpg
HEMI Buenas Nochas Motor City Tray.jpg
HEMI Buenas Nochas Motor City.pdf
HEMI Buenas Nochas, Motor City Back.jpg
HEMI Buenas Nochas, Motor City Front Thumbnail.jpg
HEMI Buenas Nochas, Motor City Front.jpg
HEMI Buenas Nochas, Motor City Tray.jpg
HEMI Buenas Nochas, Motor City.pdf

Average Rating:Audio: 9

Northern Reflections
   (Audio - 9)

Ever since I heard my first ROIO from the Tour of the Hemispheres I have been anxiously awaiting a decent sounding complete concert recording from this tour that isn?t plagued by cuts in Cygnus X-1 or Hemispheres. This soundboard recording of the complete show is truly amazing in terms of sound quality (EX) and the absence of cuts in the songs make this recording a must-have for any fan of vintage Rush. Geddy?s vocals sound particularly good on this recording. Fortunately, this show is from early enough in the tour that they are still playing ?Circumstances?. About the only glitch in the show is an abrupt transition into Working Man. Personally, this is a significant concert because this is the first Rush concert in the Detroit area after I became a Rush fan in the summer of 1978. Unfortunately, I was unable to get to the show then and now thanks to Digital Reproductions I can listen to the show I almost went to some 22 years ago. Once again, the release features marvelous artwork by Bumblebee Productions. I would be surprised if we come across a better ROIO from this tour!    (2001-01-13)

The Digital Dan
   (Audio - 9)

Taken from a newly obtained source and remastered for the best sound possible from this source. Last X-mas I obtained the Holy Grail of Rush shows, a full opening act show from the Down the Tubes tour Stainless Steel), and while it wasn't great sounding, it was a recording that every crazed Rush fan had been looking for. This X-mas we have been lucky enough to find another Holy Grail Rush recording. A long hoarded recording that has taken many years to get out into the common trading circles. It had been long rumored that the show existed, but no one would trade it unless you complete a virtual obstacle course to get it. Well the friends of Digital Reproductions came through again and acquired this magnificent source for every Rush fan to savor. This show is the soundboard and not a broadcast performance as has often been eluded. And unlike the Tucson show, we finally have both a full show and an uncut version of both books of Cygnus! The only cut on this recording is the first minute of Working Man is missing, a small price to pay to have all the marathon songs intact and uncut.??

And the sound you ask? Well this sounds better than any version of the Tucson '78 show save A Desert Passage). The source is extremely low gen, 1st or 2nd at worst. Everything is crystal clear with virtually no tape hiss to be heard anywhere in the recording. There is some minor tape fluctuation during the first part of the show, only noticeable to those that desire nothing but absolute perfection. It is great to hear a fully uncut version of Cygnus X-1 and Hemispheres. The boys sound great on this night, Geddy is hitting the high notes with Neil putting down a firm foundation for Alex's searing solo's. If you are a die hard Rush fan, you cannot be without this show. As with all Digital Reproductions recordings, they are available for free-trade or blank media trades only. If someone tries to sell it to you, you are being ripped off as any one of several hundred Rush traders will gladly do it for free. I'm sure with a source this unique, some low life will try selling it, it's only a matter of time before Gypsy Eye or the like get a hold of it.    (2000-12-13)

Special Note

This production was released as the 2000 Digital Reproductions - X-mas Gift to Rush Fans.    (2000-12-13)

   (Audio - 9)

It's wonderful to find a source such as this show. There is a bit of flutter during the first song or two and Working Man's beginning is slightly cut. These are small prices to pay in exchange for a complete and uncut Cygnus X-1, Hemispheres and CTTH!!! Geddy is very talkative and Neil's drums are hitting hard. This show will be enjoyed by me for many years to come!! In regards to the artwork, the map on the front cover is an actual map of Detroit where Cobo Arena is located, and I do own the Rush toy truck!!! This release was first made available to the members of the DRE Newsgroup (Christmas 2000). Please do NOT pay for a copy of this show. It is available via free trading only. Contact the Webmaster for my email and I will personally make sure you get a copy via a trade.    (2000-12-13)

   (Audio - 8.5)

Intro starts out a little rough and moves about during the beginning of Anthem. By the middle of Anthem this seems to settle down. But dang does this recording sound good. The only mixing or level issues seem to be what is coming from the soundboard and those seem relatively minor. It is kindda cool hearing the stereo mix during Hemispheres (wear headphones ? very cool). Although a soundboard this is not something I would see as an official release. This is a very strong recording I?d probably rate it a solid EX/EX- but many would probably rate it just an EX or even EX+ (personally I almost never use EX+ or try not to). If you don?t have it you must get it, if for nothing else the fact that it has The Trees/Cygnus X-1/Hemispheres/Closer To The Heart and UNCUT. Four awesome songs in my book and I love hearing them back to back. The only other negative is a cut at the beginning of Working Man. Don?t get these criticisms wrong, this is one great recording. If you don?t have this recording . . . get it.    (2002-12-01)

   (Audio - 9.5)

This has to be my favorite show from the "Hemispheres" tour. The sound is incredible, and there are only a few minor gaps that keep this from being a perfect EX+. The beginning of the show is a little iffy, "Anthem" starting, jumping from the left channel to the right channel, but it really isn't a problem. And there is weird sounding part in "Xanadu" right before Geddy starts to sing, but it dosen't get in the way. And the cut in "Working man" isn't that great either, but I still love this show. Highly recommended.   (2008-11-16)

All content © 2017 The Digital Rush Experience