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15 June 1981 - Aladdin Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada [Audio - Audience]

By-Tor X-1

Staff member

1981-06-15 - Las Vegas, Nevada *recommended*
Las Vegas, NV @ Aladdin Theatre (RS)

Track Listing:

01 - 2112: Overture / Temples Of Syrinx
02 - Freewill
03 - Limelight
04 - Hemispheres: Prelude
05 - Beneath, Between And Behind
06 - The Camera Eye
07 - YYZ
08 - Drum Solo
09 - YYZ (Reprise)
10 - Broon's Bane
11 - The Trees
12 - Xanadu
13 - The Spirit Of Radio
14 - Red Barchetta
15 - Closer To The Heart
16 - Tom Sawyer
17 - Vital Signs
18 - Natural Science
19 - Working Man
20 - Hemispheres: Armageddon
21 - By-Tor And The Snow Dog
22 - In The End
23 - In The Mood
24 - 2112: Grand Finale
25 - La Villa Strangiato

This is a completely new, uncirculated Rush recording, having surfaced on Dimeadozen on 11 June 2022.
This is not one of the best audience recordings of the Moving Pictures tour, and occasionally has brief distortion, but once your ears adjust to it, this show is easily enjoyable.
There were a handful of audio dropouts during The Camera Eye and YYZ, for which I have carefully gone through and removed the annoying gaps of silence.
Removing the gaps of silence still don't quite make those areas flow completely flawlessly, but it is much more subtle and less detracting.

Alex plays a very short guitar solo during the end of Vital Signs, which I've never heard in any other recording.
There are a couple entertaining moments, such as when Geddy is introducing Tom Sawyer he says their next song is from Permanent Waves, but quickly corrects himself.
When introducing Natural Science, Geddy emphasizes that the song IS from Permanent Waves, in reference to his slip-up earlier.
Geddy also lets out an "ooh ooh" during The Spirit Of Radio and By-Tor, something he amusingly does multiple times during the popular Anaheim recording just three days earlier.