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10 March 1979 - Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida [Audio - Audience]

By-Tor X-1

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1979-03-10 - Hollywood, Florida *recommended*
Held Hostage In Hollywood
Hollywood Kings

Track Listing:

01 - Anthem
02 - A Passage To Bangkok
03 - By-Tor And The Snow Dog
04 - Xanadu
05 - Something For Nothing
06 - The Trees
07 - Cygnus X-1
08 - Hemispheres
09 - Closer To The Heart
10 - Circumstances
11 - A Farewell To Kings
12 - La Villa Strangiato
13 - 2112
14 - Working Man
15 - Bastille Day
16 - In The Mood
17 - Drum Solo

This is one among several of the better quality audience recordings of the Hemispheres tour, in regards to sound quality and the band's performance.
There is a very short cut during The Trees, Hemispheres, and Temples of Syrinx, otherwise this recording captures the entire performance.
There is a weird chipmunk-like vocal effect used very quickly during By-Tor, which I've never heard used during that song before, rather usually during Geddy's intro to La Villa Strangiato.
Geddy's scream at the end of Cygnus X-1, "every nerve is torn apart", is one among several of the strongest recordings I've heard of him delivering those lyrics.