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17 February 1978 - The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland [Audio - Audience]

By-Tor X-1

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1978-02-17 - Glasgow, Scotland *recommended*
Castles In The Distance
Where Is The Tape *recommended*

Track Listing:

01 - Bastille Day
02 - Lakeside Park
03 - By-Tor And The Snow Dog
04 - Xanadu
05 - A Farewell To Kings
06 - Something For Nothing
07 - Cygnus X-1 (cut)
08 - Closer To The Heart
09 - Overture Intro Tape Delay
10 - 2112
11 - Working Man
12 - Fly By Night
13 - In The Mood
14 - Drum Solo
15 - Cinderella Man

This is the second of two consecutive nights Rush played at the Glasgow Apollo during the AFTK tour.
During Bastille Day you can tell that Geddy caught a cold due to his rough voice, something he later mentioned when discussing the official release of the show recorded in London three nights later.
There is a lengthy delay preceding 2112, due to some sort of trouble preparing the prerecorded tape that plays the Overture's synth intro, though 2112 is ultimately performed without it.
A short missing portion of Cygnus X-1 is filled in from a poorer version of this recording, so has a temporary drop in sound quality, though overall is still missing approximately 10 seconds.
This recording is completely missing Anthem, which is not featured on any version of this show.
Despite the couple of cuts, this is an excellent sounding audience recording very much worth listening to, and one of the rarer examples of on-stage oddities/mishaps.