Rush A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary

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  1. wellers73

    wellers73 Well-Known Member

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    Edmonton was one of the 1981 shows recorded for Exit...Stage Left, along with Toronto, Montreal, and maybe Vancouver. They should have multi tracks of all four of those shows, presumably with a full Moving Pictures Tour setlist.

    They also recorded some of the UK shows on the 1980 Permanent Waves Tour, a couple of which showed up on Exit..Stage Left as well: A Passage To Bangkok, Closer To The Heart, and Jacob's Ladder. There should hopefully be multi tracks of those full shows in the archive as well.
     
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  2. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

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    I just knew there was more than one show for the 1981 tracks on Exit...you can tell by the tonality in Neil’s snare. And it sounds like one or two songs were pieces together from different performances

    Definitely two or three 1980 UK shows were recorded.
     
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  3. tonewheeltom

    tonewheeltom Forum Resident

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    Check the SH classifieds, I’m selling the vinyl from this set.
     
  4. scottp

    scottp Active Member

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    My box showed up on Friday and I have been listening to the set all weekend. The Blu-ray is a real treat - I generally don’t care for 5:1 re-do’s but this great. I play through my family room setup - PS4, Yamaha receiver & Monitor Audio speakers. A lot of rear channel sound to make you feel like you’re in the center of it all. The vocals are incredibly clear and up front. As others have stated, lots of separation and detail. Cygnus is the highlight in this format.

    I haven’t played the records...mostly because I am so content with the recent Maghee release. I will get around to spinning these, though.

    I burned the live set and the other band versions. Alain Johannes’ version of Madrigal almost sounds like The Beach Boys did the music. Dream Theater plays great music but the vocals are the weak spot. I also sort of enjoy the other two cover tracks - just sort of fun to look at the songs from a different perspective.

    Overall a great package! The liner notes are excellent. New interviews and a great lead essay can be read here: Rush: A Farewell to Kings Fortieth Anniversary - Album Lyrics and Liner Notes . Enjoy!
     
  5. JediJoker7169

    JediJoker7169 Well-Known Member

    I do believe the vinyl was pressed from Sean Magee's 2015 cut, so it should sound the same, broadly speaking.
     
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  6. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen PORKCHOPS! Productions

    Sh-t, I didn't even know there was an Edmonton recording from the Moving Pictures tour...I gotta track that down!
     
  7. *Zod*

    *Zod* Forum Resident

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  8. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

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    The rest can’t possibly be only the 3/27 Montreal gig, because the songs on the album simply don’t match the video versions, except for Red Barchetta
     
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  9. BSC

    BSC Forum Resident

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  10. Frank Field

    Frank Field Well-Known Member

    Got the super deluxe box at the weekend. It's quite expensive but had store discount burning a hole in my pocket! It's a lovely package. The blu ray sounds great and much better than the HFPA blu ray which i also have. I haven't had a vinyl version previously so can't compare with anything.. but imho this new record (only listened to main album only so far) is a winner.
     
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  11. BSC

    BSC Forum Resident

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    Stereo or multi-channel?
     
  12. Still no opinions on the sound quality of the '78 show?
     
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  13. Frank Field

    Frank Field Well-Known Member

    5.1
     
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  14. ElevatorSkyMovie

    ElevatorSkyMovie Forum Resident

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    There are rush boots available for trading with audio from the laser disc.
     
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  15. wellers73

    wellers73 Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't sure where I read about the other MP tour dates recorded, and it turns out its from a Geddy Lee interview in the Rush bio called Visions:

    "We plan on mixing the dates from last year's English tour and the material from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Edmonton. On this tour, we wanted to record some dates from the beginning of the tour when we were fresh, and some dates towards the end to see the differences and confidence of our playing."

    Sorry this is getting off topic.
     
  16. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

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    No worries, that's great info!
     
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  17. BSC

    BSC Forum Resident

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    That's a total lie for obvious reasons. :)
     
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  18. opiumden

    opiumden Well-Known Member

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    IMHO not exceptional, but still listenable. They could've mixed it better.
    It feels like "Let's put Alex on the left channel, Geddy on the right, and Neil on center. Mix done.".
     
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  19. ElevatorSkyMovie

    ElevatorSkyMovie Forum Resident

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    So it was mixed like "All The World's a Stage".
     
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  20. Do you like this mix better than the one used for Different Stages?
     
  21. opiumden

    opiumden Well-Known Member

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    I prefer Different Stages, by far. This mix is almost unlistenable on headphones to me.
     
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  22. johnny q

    johnny q Forum Resident

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    Ok here goes: I didn't like the sound of the 78 live disc on this new set. I prefer the Different Stages mix and I think the new CD sounds harsh, to my ears at least. I have yet to listen to the vinyl counterpart though. The good thing is, now that Amazon delivered me a replacement box (that actually includes vinyl discs 3&4 i.e. not missing) I can actually do that :)
     
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  23. dcd2112

    dcd2112 Active Member

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    Actually, Neil wrote in the MP tour book that several shows at NYC’s Palladium were recorded in May 1980. A live LP was originally planned to come out after PW. Cliff Burnstein urged them to go back into the studio, which fostered MP.
     
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  24. dcd2112

    dcd2112 Active Member

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    Live At Leeds is mixed like that, where the mix supports how The Who visually appeared on stage from the audience’s perspective.
    Different Stages is mixed in that fashion.
     
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  25. wellers73

    wellers73 Well-Known Member

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    Rush: Moving Pictures Tour Book

    Sounds to me like they were at the Palladium when it was decided that they wouldn’t do a live album yet. But they had already made plans to record in the UK a month later and couldn’t scrap those plans.

    Either way, I would give my first born for a time machine trip back to the Palladium in May 1980!
     

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