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ITS A PRIMAL RUSH!!!!
on 27 October 2011
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