Each week I'm going to try post a review of one of my bootlegs that is in my collection. This week's boot is Rush from Frankfurt, Germany in 1979.
Before I start rambling on about this show, I'm going to explain about my bootlegs. They are unauthorized recordings of bands in concert. I obtained them in many different ways. I got them off of the TV, radio broadcasts, the internet, other people's recordings and however I get them. 90% percent of these recordings are on my cassette tapes, stuffed away in a dresser. To me these recordings are priceless. You just can't get them anywhere.
I love listening to live music. It gives me a whole new perspective on any bands sound. In the studio, you can splice, add, edit and make any changes to create the perfect sound. In concert, you got only one chance to get it "right" To me, it's the imperfections and and the improvisations that give the bands their character.
Well, enough with my ramblings and on with the show! This concert was recorded live during their 1979 Hemispheres Tour. Rush was stunning their audiences with their epic 20 minute pieces like 2112 and Hemispheres. Not only they showcased these songs, they blazed through tunes like Xanadu, By-Tor and the Snow Dog, La Villa Strangiato and Closer to the Heart. A very impressive set list if you ask me!
Here is a video if my favorite Rush song, La Villa Strangiato, recorded live during that tour.
Here is the set list on my tape.
A Passage to Bangkok
By-Tor and the Snow Dog
Something for Nothing
Closer to the Heart
A Farewell to the Kings
La Villa Strangiato
In the Mood