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
Lost Circumstances


Media: 2 CDr Audio
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR 52379-0
Source: Audience
Date: May 23, 1979
Location: Concert House, Gothenburg, Sweden

Anthem   4:50
A Passage To Bangkok   4:01
By-Tor And The Snow Dog   5:23
Xanadu   12:58
Something for Nothing   4:41
The Trees   5:00
Hemispheres   20:18

Closer to the Heart   3:26
A Farewell to Kings   6:11
La Villa Strangiato   10:42
2112   19:16
Working Man   13:08

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Average Rating:Audio: 7

Ron's Rush RoIO Review
   (Audio - 7)

Rush?s first-ever show in Sweden. The band and the crowd are both very up for this show. It?s a terrific, high-intensity performance. Unfortunately, parts of the show are missing -- Cygnus X-1, Something For Nothing, and Circumstances. What is here is great, though. There?s a rare flub at the beginning of A Farewell To Kings. It almost sounds as if Alex has forgotten his acoustic guitar part! On the whole, this is an awesome performance. The sound on this tape is also great. There?s a good dynamic range and all instruments are clearly audible. There?s a bit of bass end distortion in some places, but its not too bad. Also, there are no cuts in the songs. When the tape flips during Hemispheres and 2112, the cut occurs between segments. A great sounding Hemispheres tape.   (1999-04-01)

Ben's Notes
   (Audio - 7)

This recording starts off muddy in the bass and a bit distorted, but appears to clear up a bit during Passage to Bangkok. (Although, when Geddy gets going there is still a bit of low end distortion) Hemispheres starts with book 2. Neglecting Cygnus X-1, At about 12:47 into book 2 we get hiss, possibly an edit to another source tape? Or someone bumped the Dolby switch. I'm not really sure.

Alex "chumps" the beginning of Farewell to Kings (or loses a string and can't seem to get it back together on take 2) Some of the beginning of 2112 seems to be cut out but nothing too drastic. The hiss stays with the recording for the balance of the concert, but we get another "quality change" during the Overture at about 3:28, someone says OK and then the bottom appears to drop out a bit. One treat, however, is the version of Discovery! Not sure how often they played that other than the 96/97 tour, but that was a pleasant surprise! Then the quality takes another turn for the worse at 16:10 during the Grand Finale.

Knowing that they did more songs on the balance of the tour (before and after) they obviously skipped some tunes on this recording, possibly where tape flips occurred, but it's not the whole show. Unless you are a die-hard collector, or if you were at this show, I would avoid this recording, there are many better from this tour available. This one is too inconsistent to be good. The shame is that they appear to have performed pretty well except for a few minor things.    (1999-04-01)

The Digital Dan
   (Audio - 7)

Let me first start off the review of this recording with a WOW! This is an incredible performance from Rush. Anthem starts off without Alex until he joins in a minute late! That's only the first problem for Alex. Later on he has some difficulties with the start of AFtK. Performing in Sweden is a rare event and the boys are up to to it with a phenomenal performance. This is the first night of their Scandinavian tour and Geddy says he's glad to be back in Sweden again, and so is the crowd. The band sounds incredibly powerful tonight and Geddy is really going the extra mile on the high notes. There is some low end distortion that occasionally pops up during the really heavy sections, but nothing distracting. You can hear Neil's drums very well, including the ride cymbal! The recording has an excellent stereo atmosphere the correctly captures the ambience of the venue well. Highly recommended recording for any Rush fan. 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)

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