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Audio 18 May 1981 - Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York [Audience]

Rush Archives

Syrinx Computers


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 (cut)​


  • This recording is mostly complete, however it cuts off towards the end of La Villa Strangiato about 8 minutes in, the final song of the setlist.
  • This was Rush's very first time performing at Madison Square Garden, to which they returned many times in succeeding years.
  • This recording captures a very rare occurrence of the band playing a brief teaser of The Surfaris' song Wipeout, during the introduction to Limelight. As far as I know, I do not think this Wipeout teaser was played during any other concert on the Moving Pictures tour. Wipeout later became part of the closing outro for every concert during the Presto tour of 1990.