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Rush ABC 1974 [Live]

Rush Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (24 Oct 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Left Field Media
  • ASIN: B005LCECU6
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,489 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Finding My Way (Live) 5:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Best I Can (Live) 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Need Some Love (Live) 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. In The End (Live) 6:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Fancy Dancer (Live) 3:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. In The Mood (Live) 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bad Boy (Live) 5:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Here Again (Live) 7:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Working Man (Live) 9:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Drum Solo (Live) 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. What You're Doing (Live) 4:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Garden Road (Live) 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Anthem (Live) 4:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Beneath, Between and Behind (Live) 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Fly By Night (Live) 2:460.99  Buy MP3 

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The history of the ever mighty Rush goes back to 1968 when the group first got together, but it was not until 1974 that the band proper with Neal Peart joining Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson to make for the line-up we have known and loved ever since came to the fore. Peart joined just two weeks before Rush s first US tour and it was during this American jaunt that the guys played the infamous Agora Ballroom, Cleveland - a venue at which the group would go onto play numerous more shows during their formative years. At their 1974 booking however, radio station WMMS radio was on hand to broadcast the whole event across the airwaves and thus make this particular gig a somewhat notorious event as well as being Rush s very first radio broadcast. The set played by the group that hot August evening in America s dark industrial underbelly, includes songs from their debut album, Rush, and features two early versions of cuts from their sophomore record, Fly by Night. The show also contained a cover of Larry Williams Bad Boy a 1950s rocker and no mistake - plus incredibly, two excellent tracks that have never been released on any previous Rush release; the super-rare Fancy Dancer and Garden Road , both composed in their very earliest incarnation before Neal Peart was on board. The package is completed by three bonus tracks from their second US broadcast, back at the ABC a year later, and again courtesy of their by then long time champions, WMMR Cleveland. All three songs from the 75 set originated on Fly By Night. This rare recording is now available legitimately for the first time and with de-luxe packaging, designed with the collector in mind, will prove a must have item for Rush s enormous army of fans still fighting the cause well over 40 years into a quite marvellous career.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ITS A PRIMAL RUSH!!!! 27 Oct 2011
By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Never judge a book by its cover would be the perfect adage for this release! despite the out of time live shot on the cover this is actually a decent release,if your looking for 'A Show Of Hands/Different Stages' sound quality then you'll be disappointed,if ,like me your a fan of early raw Rush then this is for you.

Like the previous reviewer i believe this is legal in the UK on a technicality,it doesnt appear to be available in the States/Canada for example,it could well be that oxy-moron known as an official bootleg ha ha.Pick it up now .it may disappear quickly.

Sound quality is very good considering when it was recorded,source and equipment available way back then,....37 years ago !!!,of course at times its rough and ready but that does enhance the appeal for me.

Essentially a live run thru of the majority of Rush's debut disc ,6 tracks in all, with excellent renditions of 'Working Man/Here Again alongside early version of 'Best I Can & In The End' from the forthcoming FLY BY NIGHT album.Truth be told i could have died happy at that point but there's more, 2 never released on album tracks .. 'The Garden & Fancy Dancer' with a cover version (Bad Boy) thrown in. The set is augmented with 3 tracks live from another broadcast from 1975 and are all from FLY BY NIGHT.

I have favourite albums from ALL era's of Rush,i do believe this era gets overlooked,this is a fantastic glimpse back in time to a young hungry aggresive Rush which would eventually lead to bigger and better things.. a Rush live time machine indeed
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Talk about a Completion Backwards Principle 27 Oct 2011
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Some Bands towards the end of their careers tend to drag up any old trash to push out to their fans. This is NOT the case here, this 1974 recording is a true master piece - as it was, raw and banging - the Band as we know it today pounding out their early songs - playing on the edge of feedback. Apparently it hasn`t been remastered the heck out of and contains a couple of tracks that despite being an ardent fan I have not heard before yet they are truly brilliant. It could have been remastered and cleaned up but then it would not have been the 1974 recording to be perfectly honest the only annoying thing with the CD is the momentary track seperation pause otherwise I am very happy with it. This little Gem has never been offically released and at last it now has a real trip back in time to the beginnings of one of the Greatest Bands on Earth.
This album is well worth the money and I am sure will sell like hot cakes and become a best seller. Talk about saving the Best Until Last!
Although it is not the end of the RUSH just yet! We all hope there is more to come.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cleveland back then. 10 Nov 2011
By Phil On
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This is absolutely fantastic to be able to hear a performance of Rush so early in their career and with such a good sound. Okay, the sound is not perfect, lots of feedback, but who cares...It's LIVE!
The performance is great, it shows a young band, very excited and anxious to conquer the world. You can hear in their playing that they don't master their instruments but the energy makes up for it. Also very funny to hear that Neil Peart can actually make mistakes (so small and few they are!).
Alex Lifeson is absolutely stunning, his guitar work was very rock-driven back then, probably simpler but effecient to say the least.
This is so refreshing and such great timing (coincidence?) with the 2011 Cleveland release.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Decent Document od an Early Live Show 26 Oct 2011
By Crazy Bald Heid VINE VOICE
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Despite the rather silly non review of the show this is actually a terific live document of an early Rush show. I believe this is actually a radio show which exploits a legal loophole as opposed to being a bootleg.

The sound quality is actually very good, its a soundboard recording so clear enough but not tidied up and overdubbed and on occasions there is some feedback which, for me, adds to the show. The show is a good set of early material from the eponymous debut album plus some oddities.

The show itself is pretty electric the energy is captured well with the little heard and not in the studio Garden Road sand Fancy Dancer.

For 8 its very good. For Rush fans only though - and actually a good deal moe interesting than many of the more recent official live albums. Not a place to start for the casuallistener but fun nonetheless.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a "Rush" 5 Dec 2011
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I have to say this CD is impressive, I have the bootleg version of this concert and it does not sound as good as this disc. The songs from 1975 are muffled however to have these songs in my Rush catalog the sound is a minimal issue.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant ! 13 Nov 2011
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I wish I was born a few years younger
Away been a rush fan and this is a fans "time machine" back to when I would have been there !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply fierce - visceral early Rush! 17 April 2012
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Early and extremely fierce Rush recording, no frills with an FM sounding radio production that gives the music a charm and life of it's own. If you like Rush and appreciate the early no holds barred simpler 3 piece attack - just buy it. This recording simply ROCKS and stands as a great document of that era. A great release.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good snapshot in time! 30 Jan 2012
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Good live album from the legends that are rush,who went on to become the best band in the world,ever! BUY!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Basic Rush
This is back to basics raw Rush, its excellent top quality playing of some very good tracks that feature throughout this bands career. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Simon Nixon
4.0 out of 5 stars Rush
this cd is like putting on a vinyl 45 in your bedroom, sound quality is not brilliant but it does take you back to your youth
Published 5 months ago by Paul Ludlow
5.0 out of 5 stars straight from the stage mikes
This is raw music from the masters, way before keyboards made their entrance. Alex Lifeson was so good then, as he is now, but here you hear him better. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ramses
5.0 out of 5 stars RUSH, check out those Flares....
So 1974, I was only nine and didn't know about Rush til very early 80s. So bought everything they have ever done and thought it would be good to check out this old recording. Read more
Published 14 months ago by mcguim
5.0 out of 5 stars Rush Roscks
Brilliant CD, didn't know it was out there until I heard about it on the grapevine. So never heard before stuff on there. Read more
Published 14 months ago by StuJoe
5.0 out of 5 stars Collector's Treasure
A rush fan will want to own this for the early gritty sound before the polished performance that we now expect. Read more
Published 23 months ago by jamie d.
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this - it's a bootleg.
This CD is not authorised by Rush and is a bootleg recording. The show is available to download for free from many websites. Read more
Published on 19 April 2012 by P. Gates
4.0 out of 5 stars Rush out and buy it?
As a fan of old Rush (whatever that means for a band with this history) I was delighted to see a recording that focused on the origins of the band. Read more
Published on 13 April 2012 by Gareth Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast From The Past
Heavy,raw, exciting and a little rough around the edges-I loved it.Obviously Rush would not want you to hear this,as it is a million miles from the band that would go on to write... Read more
Published on 19 Mar 2012 by Ms. Susan Yates
5.0 out of 5 stars Great early Rush Live recording
After reading the other reviews for this CD, I really was in two minds about buying this but decided to go ahead anyway. I was glad I did it's absolutely great. Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2012 by littlenelly
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