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Audio 11 January 1979 - Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts [Audience]

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Track Listing:

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


  • This was Rush's first performance of 1979, having taken a week and a half break during the tour following their performance on December 31 of 1978.
  • There was a power outage in the venue during the very end of Xanadu, which explains why the song ended so abruptly. Fortunately, the power went out right as the song was ending.
  • There is a very quick cut during the beginning of Hemispheres and during the beginning of Temples of Syrinx, otherwise, this recording captures the entire performance.
  • Interestingly, this recording captures a portion of the extremely rarely heard outro music that would play after Rush walked off stage.
  • This is easily one of the best audience recordings from the Hemispheres tour.
  • This recording was made by well-known taper Dan Lampinski.
  • Verifying the venue name was a little tricky as documentation was sparse, often conflicting information with other Boston venues, however the Music Hall is indeed correct. The venue was originally known as the Metropolitan Theatre in 1925, becoming known as the Music Hall between 1962 and 1980, and since then known as the Wang Theatre.