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Rush - Different Stages - Live CD (album) cover




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4.36 | 366 ratings

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5 stars Can anyone say best live album of the 1990's? Well, I can say that abou this superb live album by Rush. It's 2 discs with a full bonus disc from 1977. So, the first 2 discs are mostly from 1994-1997 shows and are excellent. They all flow together well, being the setlist is always excellent and fresh. Geddy's singing is so good, you can barely tell that he has grown in age over the years. His bass playing is always really good, as you can hear in the mix well all the time. Alex sounds very good on guitar, distorted and heavy as usual. Neil is probably the only drummer who can be as good as he is, and no one will ever top him, im fairly sure abou that. So, the setlist flows really well, and some of the classics are on here, even the full version of 2112 on the 1997 tour. The bonus disc is awesome too, nice sound quality considering the age (much better sounding than the 1976 live album, All the Worlds a Stage) and it's overall a good performance. Geddy is a little sick tonight though, so he sounds a little different than normal, a little more pithcy and screechier than usual, but his bass playing is excellent. Alex plays well on this show as well, giving a fine performacne of "A Farewell to Kings" as usual. Neil hasn't evolved as much, but he still hits his drum kit like there is no tommorrow. This album is a heavy proggers dream.
Rushlover13 | 5/5 |


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