Alright! Well, as if yesterdays trip through the monster that is CD1 of this set wasn’t enough, I’m back for another swing on CD2. And holy hell, this one’s equally monstrous. My goodness.
Again, all songs were recorded 1997-06-14 at the World Amphitheater in Tinley Park, Illinois [except the stuff in brackets].
And here’s the tracks:
Test For Echo
The Analog Kid [1994-03-22 at Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan]
Roll The Bones
Stick It Out
Resist [1997-07-02 at Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, Ontario]
Leave That Thing Alone [1997-06-23 at Great Woods Performing Arts Center, Mansfield, MA]
The Rhythm Method – 1997
Force Ten [1997-06-04 at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio]
The Spirit Of Radio
I mean, holy fuck. This was amazing. Every version was a killer. And Leave That Thing Alone! YES! Also, the version of YYZ here is an absolute bomb. Jeez.
One thing I found odd, which I should have mentioned yesterday as well, was the inclusion of tracks from three years previous. On CD1, two tracks were from 1994, and one song here on CD2 as well. I’m sure they were great example versions the band wanted to include, but that’s quite a time gap. Oh well, no matter. Shut up and rock, right? RIGHT!
This is a band who’s been at the peak of the game for so damn long it actually makes many other bands look really, really bad. Sorry, other bands, I know it’s not fair. I get that, I really do. All you can really do is hold on for dear life and rock the fuck out as Rush just nails it, song after song after song. It’s all any of us can do.
If you haven’t already bought this set… GO BUY IT NOW.