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3.85 | 513 ratings

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Jim Garten
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4 stars Although the recording quality of this album is not up to the studio albums, the raw edge adds to the atmosphere of one of the great 1970's live albums. As with most live albums, the versions of familiar songs are considerably faster & Geddy Lee's falsetto occasionally teters on the edge of the scale (any higher & only dogs would hear him...). That said, Lee Lifeson & Peart do not put a foot wrong throughout the album, seemingly spurred on by what is an extremely enthusiastic home-town crowd. Very difficult to point out highlights from such a strong set, but Lee's vocals on 'Lakeside Park' are as haunting as they ever get (the segue from L/Park to 2112 is wonderful); Lifeson's workout during 'By-Tor' puts hium up there with the best & Peart's solo - well, it's Neil Peart!!! All finished off with a storming version of 'what you're doin' - quick bit of advice, BUY IT!
Jim Garten | 4/5 |


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