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4 stars Suddenly somewhat hooked on Rush after previous review (All the World's a Stage) I decided to go for my only other live album by them being this very famous one. And that's interesting really because I have great comparison so shortly after listening to their live debut.

I immediately detect a difference with AtWaS and that's the missing spark with this successor. Not that I want to call this live album flat or even disappointing and let's not forget I consider AtWaS a masterpiece. But compared to their live magnum opus this one sounds more dutiful and almost already a bit blasť. I mean, the great musicianship is still there of course and I even consider the line-up of songs on this one better than on previous live recording.

So it has to be the charisma of the album, the magic so to speak and however good and even great this one also is, it's just a bit less than my favorite Rush album of all times. So, nevertheless another jewel from the masters but missing out on the highest thinkable score. This one will have to settle for four (4,25). Still pretty good, right ?

progrules | 4/5 |


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