Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rush 1974-11-19 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

Media: 1 CDr
Time: 52:04
Catalog: Digital Reproductions, DR 11974
Source: Audience (1st gen)
Quality: VG+/EX-
Date: 11-19-74
Location: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

Track Listing Finding My Way 5:37
What You're Doing 4:52
In the Mood 3:48
Here Again 8:55
Fancy Dancer 4:22
Bad Boy 7:00
Working Man 13:00
Anthem 4:42

Comments
and Reviews:
The Digital Dan:
This is one of those really rare sources, rescued from the back of someone's closet by an experienced Rush collector. Now it is available to all to listen to. This is a first gen source, and there is currently no way of finding the master. The show itself is a bit distant and Alex is low in the mix. But the show sounds great, very listenable with minimal audience interference. And clean? This is one of the cleanest sounding first gens I've ever heard, especially for a recording that is over 26 years old! Geddy introduces In the Mood with "We would like to do a number that will be our next single. This is a song called In the Mood. I hope everybody is tonight." Then Geddy introduces Anthem with "We would like to do a number that will be on the next album. This is a song called Anthem."
Now there are a few problems with the source. The first few minutes of the recording are rough and there are some sections of In the Mood that sound like radio interference as well as part of the drum solo that is equally rough. When the original master tape was copied, it was copied to a Hi-Fi stereo VCR, the best quality audio recorder available before DAT. When the tape was later transferred to cdr, the tape would no longer track perfectly, hence the static noises. Now there is also a possibility that this isn't a typical audience recording and that it might have been recorded on stage. I'll let you the listener be the judge of that. Once again, many thanks to Ash for making this show available. As with all Digital Reproductions releases, this is available by free trade only. Keep the spirit of trading alive and don't buy or sell these recordings.

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