UK Tour Review Thread - Setlist Spoilers in Here Please

Started by Bez, May 23, 2013, 09:39:07 am

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Quote from: Thailand Express on May 31, 2013, 15:08:45 pm
In the context of last night's gig it wasn't really a let down at all.  Mind you I could watch Rush playing Limelight most days of the year :)


Yeah I'm probably being too picky, absolutely nothing wrong with Limelight - just delighted that so many under-performed songs got an airing.
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zoony

Good review of the O2 gig in The sun today, apart from the mention of "dodgy sound". Sounded great where I was in row j, block B.

Mike

So, a Rush tour comes and goes. All this particular individual has to show for it is a solitary concert in the city of Sheffield.

In the past this would have bothered me greatly (not so much the Sheffield bit, even though it's just Crewe on steroids). After discovering Rush in the mid 80's I've devoured their live output where time, money and work commitments have permitted, with a voracious appetite. In the past this urge to see Rush at all costs has been rewarded by the irregular, though equally fervent pilgrimage of other fans, sometimes acquaintances from the board, sometimes people predating it, and also the chance to meet new Rush fans. Sadly, I missed out on this aspect this time, much like the previous tour where I could only manage to make a brief Manchester pub appearance and say hello to people I hadn't seen since at least 2007.

Regrets and last minute parking problems at 7.45 aside, I made it in time and thought the performance was superb - one of the best I've seen, though I had concerns with the sound quality compared to my, to be fair, distant memories of the excellent sound in Sheffield on the Time Machine tour; again, the only gig I managed to attend and another where my ass was in the seat 15 minutes prior to showtime.

I found the sound this time rather muddled at the edges and Geddy's bass certainly couldn't cut through the drums and pedals on the whole. Perhaps that's partly due to the nature of the 80's material, which I loved and obviously added to the whole soundstage. I finally got to hear a whole bunch of favourites that I feared had been dumped into the disposal following their failure to sell on the reduced counter in the previous couple of decades.

I really do hope we'll get one last hurrah in Europe and that I won't be too busy to notice the announcement. It would also be rather nice if the official website we all registered with all those years ago actually bothered to tell you about the pending tour and when the tickets would go on sale.

Anyway, no gripes at all - it was a great night for me. Slightly sorry I didn't get the chance to hear the alternate set list, which would also have been right up my street, so I'm very jealous of but happy for all of you who got the whole shebang - probably on multiple occasions in multiple locations, as the actress said to the bishop.

Bez

Quote from: Mike on June 04, 2013, 23:40:33 pm

I found the sound this time rather muddled at the edges and Geddy's bass certainly couldn't cut through the drums and pedals on the whole. Perhaps that's partly due to the nature of the 80's material, which I loved and obviously added to the whole soundstage. I finally got to hear a whole bunch of favourites that I feared had been dumped into the disposal following their failure to sell on the reduced counter in the previous couple of decades.




Ged's bass sound was "restrained" at both shows I saw, Mike (London & Brum)...
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ghostwheel

Quote from: Slim on May 29, 2013, 14:23:48 pm
As I walked down the steps to the car park, I heard someone say..

"no Earthshine".

What?


<coughs tea through his nose>

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Quote from: AlexJ on May 28, 2013, 00:44:23 am
I thought it was stonking live but, at Manchester especially, I thought they lost a lot of the 'goodwill' in the crowd and it all started to get a bit flat.


The crowd at Manchester were dead from the neck up.  And the neck down actually.  I have no objection to them touring their new album: better that than a Rolling-Stonas-a-thon.  And it's a concept album, so no objection to their playing large chunks of it: one of the joys of this album is that, for the first time for a long time, it actually HANGS TOGETHER.