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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grace Under Pressure tour

Experience To Extremes - Remastered





Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1349
Media: 2 CDr
Time: 51:24, 49:47
Catalog: Atlas Productions: AP006
Source: Audience

Date: June 25, 1984

Location: Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA


DISC 1
3 Stooges Intro 0:43
The Spirit of Radio 5:03
Subdivisions 5:31
The Body Electric 5:18
The Enemy Within 5:03
The Weapon 8:03
Witch Hunt 5:04
New World Man 4:17
Between The Wheels 5:56
Red Barchetta 6:26

DISC 2
Intro 1:44
Distant Early Warning 5:15
Red Sector A 5:21
Closer to the Heart 3:04
Afterimage 4:54
YYZ 3:12
2112: The Temples of Syrinx 1:50
Tom Sawyer 4:56
Red Lenses 3:32
Drum Solo 5:14
Red Lenses (reprise) 2:12
Vital Signs 5:06
Finding My Way 1:12
In The Mood 2:15


Great AUDIENCE recording. This Remaster fixes few flaws in the original Prism release. I recall a discussion while back where Mike Bahr (Prism) used the Intro/TSoR (first portion) from the GUP Video. You can hear the transition from the SBD source > AUD recording. According to the taper, this show was taped using AKG 460b > Sony WM-D5M. The recording is rich with deep bass and good midrange punch. I think the highs are just a bit too harsh (most likely from the original Prism's EQ). This is by far the BEST audience tape from the GUP tour, closely followed by Reno and Atlanta.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second Tour Of The Nadars - Pre-Power Windows tour


Tinted Windows




Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1596
Media: 2 CDr
Time:
Catalog: Red Recordings: RMR00217
Source: Audience

Date: March 12, 1985

Location: Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida, USA


DISC 1
The Spirit of Radio
Subdivisions
The Body Electric
The Enemy Within
The Weapon
Witch Hunt
The Big Money
New World Man
Between the Wheels
Red Barchetta
Distant Early Warning

DISC 2
Red Sector A
Closer to the Heart
Middletown Dreams
YYZ
2112
Tom Sawyer
Red Lenses
Vital Signs
Finding My Way
In the Mood
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Power Windows tour


Visions And Illusions



Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1176
Media: 2 CDr
Time: 47:47, 45:41
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR-41686-1
Source: Soundboard

Date: April 16, 1986

Location: The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


DISC 1
Three Stooges Intro 0:49
The Spirit of Radio 5:06
Limelight 5:06
The Big Money 5:57
New World Man 4:13
Subdivisions 5:50
Manhattan Project 5:38
Middletown Dreams 5:07
Witch Hunt 5:10
Red Sector A 4:51

DISC 2
Closer to the Heart 6:10
Marathon 6:37
The Trees 4:57
Mystic Rhythms 5:27
Distant Early Warning 7:07
Territories 6:26
YYZ 3:21
Drum Solo 5:36


This is a slightly more expanded soundboard of the show made famous by "Mystic Dreams". I like the sound on this version a bit better than "Mystic Dreams", a little less stale sounding. Taken from a very low generation tape, thus there is virtually no tape hiss. "Red Sector A" still has the same minor cuts as was on Mystic Dreams. "YYZ / Drum Solo" cuts out about a minute too premature, but not severely distracting. All in all a nice performance and everything is very clear, though Alex is low in the overall mix. Because the mix is more centric on Geddy and Neil, you can hear some nice but extremely subtle differences in the keyboard lines during some of the songs.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hold Your Fire tour


Hear In Hear Out




Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1066
Media: 2 CD
Time: 59:27, 50:27
Catalog: Gypsy Eye: 164/165
Source: Soundboard (from ASOH video)
Soundboard (from ASOH album - disc 1, tracks 3, 11, and 12)

Date: April 24, 1988

Location: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England


DISC 1
Intro
The Big Money
Subdivisions
Marathon
Turn The Page
Prime Mover
Manhattan Project
Closer To The Heart
Red Sector A
Force Ten
Time Stand Still
Distant Early Warning

DISC 2
Lock and Key
Mission
Territories
YYZ / The Rhythm Method
The Spirit of Radio
Tom Sawyer
2112: Overture / The Temples Of Syrinx
La Villa Strangiato
In The Mood


The artwork says the show is from Chicago '88. LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's from the Birmingham '88 shows. Sourced from the official release Video.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Presto tour


The Hartford '90




Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1279
Media: 2 CDr
Time: 59:58, 59:34
Catalog: Digital Reproductions: DR-50890
Source: Soundboard (1st Gen DAT Clone)

Date: May 08, 1990

Location: Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA


DISC 1
Force Ten 3:57
Freewill 4:03
Distant Early Warning 4:22
Time Stand Still 6:18
Subdivisions 5:32
Marathon 6:44
Red Barchetta 6:57
Superconductor 5:18
Show Don't Tell 6:39
The Pass 5:05
Closer to the Heart 4:57

DISC 2
Manhattan Project 5:12
Xanadu 6:50
YYZ 3:17
Drum Solo 5:11
Scars 4:42
War Paint 5:54
Mission 5:40
Tom Sawyer 6:31
The Spirit of Radio 4:57
2112: Overture 3:21
La Villa Strangiato 4:51
In the Mood 2:13
Pipeline / Jazz Bass 0:48


A true soundboard from the Presto tour, notably better than the Mountainview mono video source. Still, like almost all the Presto shows, the mix isn't as good as on other tours. There is only one flaw with the source used, the first bit of "Force Ten" was missing. Otherwise it is the complete show devoid of another edits or deletions. It is nice to hear the warm sounding bass and the drums just on the good side of being almost brutal. This is one of those Neil mixes, so if you like drums, you like the low end bass found on this show. Thanks again to Rubicon for helping to procure this particular source. While still not perfect, I can live with a few missing seconds from "Force Ten".
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roll The Bones tour


Mirrors




Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1083
Media: 2 CD
Time: 62:53, 63:18
Catalog: Oxygen: OXY 003/4
Source: Soundboard

Date: January 30, 1992

Location: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA


DISC 1
Force Ten 5:52
Limelight 4:27
Freewill 4:06
Distant Early Warning 4:31
Time Stand Still 6:18
Dreamline 5:06
Bravado 7:02
Roll the Bones 6:10
Show Don't Tell 6:20
The Big Money 6:27

DISC 2
Ghost of a Chance 6:21
Subdivisions 4:13
The Pass 4:54
Where's My Thing? 5:16
The Rhythm Method 7:29
Closer to the Heart 4:48
Xanadu 6:37
Superconductor 5:09
Tom Sawyer 5:59
The Spirit of Radio / 2112 Overture 18:31
Finding My Way / La Villa Strangiato
Anthem / Red Barchetta
The Spirit of Radio (reprise) / Cygnux X-1


The single best sounding Rush bootleg. Too bad the show wasn?t as good as the recording! Rush are obviously going through the motions. This was to be Les Claypool?s (of Primus) tape, but some sneaky dude stole it and took off with it at the end of the show. Good for us, but I feel sort of sorry for Les.

Someone else has finally pressed a copy of the Oakland 1992 soundboard. However, unlike most copies, this sounds better than the first "Rush 'N' Roulette '92" CD. The sound is clearer, the vocals more up-front. This is either a closer-to-master copy, or one that has been remastered. It is NOT a copy of the RNR92 cd, as the cds break in different places. This has all the same tracks, and is essentially the same recording as RNR92. The medley, however, is a single track and not indexed individually as RNR92 is. The booklet is also superior, containing several live concert shots (mostly from "Hold Your Fire") and a copy of the Rush Tour Dates Listing (found elsewhere on this web site) "Roll The Bones" section. It was obviously put together by someone who "cared", none of the tracks is mislabeled (and yes, they actually put "The Spirit Of Radio" INSTEAD of "Spirit of the Radio"!!). If you thought RNR92 sounded good, wait till you hear this one! A definite MUST buy (you might want to get it even if you already have RNR92!). If you have a choice between the two cd's, my vote would have to be with Mirrors.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Counterparts tour

Critical Mass



Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1416
Media: 2 CDr
Time: 61:50, 71:59
Catalog: Prism Records: PR-0696
Source: Pro Video Feed/Radio Broadcast

Date: March 22, 1994

Location: The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA


DISC 1
Intro
Dreamline 4:58
The Spirit Of Radio 4:55
The Analog Kid 6:13
Cold Fire 4:49
Time Stand Still 5:33
Nobody's Hero 5:10
Roll The Bones 6:09
Animate 7:47
Stick It Out 5:15
Double Agent 4:56
Limelight 4:38

DISC 2
Mystic Rhythms 6:13
Closer To The Heart 5:25
Show Don't Tell 6:44
Leave That Thing Alone 4:34
Drum Solo 7:23
The Trees 5:04
Xanadu 6:44
Hemispheres: Prelude
Tom Sawyer 5:34
Force Ten 4:38
YYZ 4:23
Cygnus X-1 0:47
Pieces of Eight 10:15


The second Rush show offered exclusively on the alt.music.rush newsgroup. This is a great show from one of the band?s favorite venues. The boys do sound a bit tired here, and at times seem to be going through the motions. This is the best "Counterparts" show out there -- "Animated" is a bit too trebly and cut up. This is apparently the audio from a professionally shot video, so the sound is soundboard caliber. All the instruments sound great, as do Geddy?s vocals. A must for any collection.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Test For Echo tour

Bigger And Better In Texas

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Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1212
Media: 3 CDr
Time: 48:01, 45:04, 72:58
Catalog: Rush-Signals Production: #RSP-961205-2
Source: Soundboard (DAT Master Clone)

Date: December 05, 1996

Location: The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA


DISC 1
2001 Intro 1:33
Dreamline 5:04
The Big Money 7:07
Driven 5:19
Half The World 3:56
Red Barchetta 6:58
Animate 6:56
Limbo 5:38
The Trees 5:25

DISC 2
Red Sector A 5:25
Virtuality 6:12
Nobody's Hero 5:32
Closer to the Heart 5:04
2112 22:50

DISC 3
Test for Echo 7:15
Subdivisions 5:42
Freewill 5:43
Roll the Bones 6:18
Resist 4:43
Leave That Thing Alone 4:50
The Rhythm Method 8:21
Natural Science 8:14
Force Ten 4:50
The Spirit of Radio 4:58
Tom Sawyer 6:43
YYZ/Cygnus X-1 5:16

This is a great soundboard recording from the T4E tour. Neil is definitely captured well on this mix. Some may find the highs a little too bright or the low end not strong enough. I really can't tell, sounds great on my stereo and I have a couple of 12" subs powered by a 500w amp. Seems to have enough bass to bring down my house if I'm not too careful. If you are a Rush fan, you will do yourself a favor and get this show. I do agree that this was a great find.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vapor Trails tour

Thuh Gost Rydur



Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1125
Media: 3 CDr
Time: 69:09, 54:23, 45:52
Catalog: Madman Production: MADMAN-011
Source: Audience (DAT Master)

Date: September 08, 2002

Location: GM Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


DISC 1
Three Stooges Intro 0:55
Tom Sawyer 4:47
Distant Early Warning 4:56
New World Man 4:03
Roll The Bones 7:13
Earthshine 5:40
YYZ 4:59
The Pass 4:56
Bravado 6:14
The Big Money 6:28
Between Sun And Moon 4:45
Freewill 5:35
Natural Science 8:33

DISC 2
Dragon Intro 7:01
One Little Victory 5:28
Driven 5:06
Ghost Rider 5:50
Secret Touch 6:55
Dreamline 5:13
Red Sector A 5:16
Leave That Thing Alone 4:57
O Baterista 8:33

DISC 3
Resist 4:45
2112: Overture/The Temples Of Syrinx 6:53
Limelight 4:31
La Villa Strangiato 9:19
The Spirit of Radio 6:57
By-Tor And The Snow Dog 4:27
Cygnus X-1 3:17
Working Man 5:40

This is a nice recording by Firmdragon from GM Place. I recall that night quite distinctively, for it was the only night that rains fell during *my* Rush tour.

The raw source had many level problems which I did my best to even out. There are some shifts in the channel volumes throughout the show. It sounds as if the taper's position changed a bit. Perhaps he was attempting to get away from a loud and madclapping crowd!

Slight high end and low end EQ were added for some crispness and low bass presence, respectively. Loud handclaps were removed or reduced in many instances. Otherwise, the recording faithfully captures the sound of the show.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R30 tour

UK Unlimited 4 - Manchester



Bookmark: http://www.digitalrushexperience.com/database/review.php?RecordingID=1608
Media: 3 CDr
Time:
Catalog: Liquid Grace Productions: LG-040912-UK4
Source: Audience Dat Master

Date: September 12, 2004

Location: MEN Arena, Manchester, England


DISC 1
Intro 2:38
R30 Overture 6:36
The Spirit of Radio 5:07
Force Ten 4:50
Animate 5:53
Subdivisions 6:10
Earthshine 5:49
Red Barchetta 6:51
Roll the Bones 6:05
Bravado 6:12
YYZ 4:43
The Trees 6:02
The Seeker 3:30
One Little Victory 6:26

DISC 2
Darn That Dragon Intro 3:07
Tom Sawyer 5:04
Dreamline 5:10
The Secret Touch 7:25
Between the Wheels 6:09
Mystic Rythms 5:26
Red Sector A 5:08
O Baterista 8:55

DISC 3
Resist 4:32
Heart Full of Soul 2:49
2112 Overture - TOS/GF 8:06
La Villa Strangiato 10:18
By-Tor & the Snowdog 4:32
Xanadu 7:10
Working Man 7:05
Summertime Blues 3:41
Crossroads 3:13
Limelight/Outro 5:57


Whoa! What kind of lottery did my ears just win? This recording is so crisp, so clear and in your face, it give me chills up & down my spine everytime I listen to it. IMHO, this is the best audience DAT from R30 as of this date 2004-11-18. It's definitely the crown jewel of The Euro leg of the tour, possibly the best of the entire R30 tour! Thanks to the tapers & producers for this beauty, you made history with this one!

What a great sounding bootleg, the sound is warm with all the instruments up front, what a great taping job! This is a bootleg for the casual to the completist of Rush collectors, a great sounding, well played show. The best of the lot for the what is an overall great series known as UK Unlimited. The series came out soon after the shows, giving us a great sounding taste on what the UK shows sounded soon after, once again thanks for the taper.

I was at Wembley,Glasgow and Manchester. Manchester was by far the best sounding and it shows on this recording. It actually sounds much better than the official rush releases,great balance with all the instruments coming thru very clearly indeed. I have the complete UK Unlimited series and this is THE one to get. An absolute must have for any fan,and the best set list ever.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how am i supposed to get those bootlegs anyway?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*bump*
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PM anyone who mentions having a boot and ask.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RushFan19 wrote:
how am i supposed to get those bootlegs anyway?


There are a number of ways to start collecting boots:

1) PM anyone who you see stating they have boots and ask if they would be willing to let you have a copy. In this situation, the majority of traders require that you provide the blank CDs 9usually on a 2 for 1 basis) and pay for postage. If this is the case, you need to see what brand of discs they find acceptable as some can be very picky with regard to this. (Personally, I just ask for the blank discs and postage therefore it doesn't matter what you send).

2) There is also a dedicated Rush boot downloading site called The Rush Trading Hub. Personally, I've not bothered with this as, while it may be a great source for bootlegs, the list of rules and regulations is so long that I don't have half-a-dozens lifetimes to read them. In addition, there seems to be a strong core of elitism among some of them that I find a little nauseating.

3) If you have got access to broadband and a burner, some of the bit torrent sites are a good place to look. There is generally a good mixture of shows to choose from and the atmosphere is a little more laid back than on the hub (except when some of the hubbers take exception at some Rush shows being offered there.) My usual haunts of this kind are:

Boot City
Dime (my site of preference)
Jam To This (although this site tends to lean more to Van Halen)

4) Try some of the people on the Rushboots site - they got a help page set up.

5) The following link has got links to a large amount of Rush material on rapid share

In addition, I would also recommend that you take a look at The DRE as they've got practically every Rush boot listed.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HINTHINT

or if you ask nicely I can pass the masters from the R30 tour to you.
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