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4 stars Nice live album from Rush, powerful and raw are the words to describe it. The production is very good and I can also hear more the bass!!

Starts with the hipnotic guitar intro of "Spirit of Radio", followed by "Red Barchetta", which has bombastic bass. The best moment of the recording is the super - instrumental "YYZ", with that bass solos that make me, as a bassist, feel proud of the instrument. Also here, in difference of the studio version, "YYZ" has an excellent drum solo in the middle of the song. And here I realised that Mike Portnoy takes that forious solos from Neil Peart, and also the style of drumming (well, don't forget there is an obvious influence of drum master John Bonham). "Closer to the Heart" features a choir that goes well with the song. The classical "Broon's Bane" with that nice acoustic guitar, goes very good as an "introduction" to "The Trees". Another big moment with the experimental "Xanadu", with that Wakeman style synthesizers. The album closes with the other bombastic and raw instrumental, "La Villa Strangiato", which starts with a "flamenco" guitar solo.

Overall, it's a good live album.

Rating: 3.9/5 stars.

Barla | 4/5 |


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