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5 stars Yes; it's very raw, loud, etc...which is why I like it. I've always admired Rush not just for their uncanny ability to move through complicated time signature changes like they've always done it, but also for their ability to pull those same changes off live; the live setting is notoriously difficult for most bands; one screw-up and the audience hears it. Luckily, that doesn't happen here, though Alex's guitar feeds back quite a bit. That's ok though. I like it anyway. They plow through an extended version of "By-Tor And The Snowdog" and a medley of "Finding My Way/Working Man", complete with a breakdown drum solo, like it's nothing at all. Be warned: Neil, even at this early stage, Neil positively smokes. It's unreal, and unfair, to hear him jam out weird time changes and crazy-ass fills like it's him, it's probably not, I'd wager. Anyway, yet another Rush classic, and one I whole-heartedly recommend getting if you're into Rush at all. Matter of fact, while I like the records these selections are taken from, I think I like the songs in the live setting more. Very odd, that. Regardless, 5 stars.
sbrushfan | 5/5 |


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