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20 November 1978 - Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona [Audio - Soundboard]

By-Tor X-1

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Download [FLAC/MP3]:


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

Notes:
This show was recorded by Rush's original soundtech Ian Grandy (1968-1980), which later leaked to the public.

Bootleg Titles:
A Desert Passage, A Passage To Arizona, A Single Perfect Sphere V1.1, Black Hole of Cygnus X-1, Brainwaves, Cygnus, Cygnus Gold Edition, Cygnus X Story, Every Soul A Battlefield, First Time In Tucson, La Villa Stransoundboard, Storm Over Tucson

YouTube:

 
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BivloBubbings

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Is this a higher quality version of the show than the one here? It sounds like Geddy is louder/clearer at least.
 

By-Tor X-1

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It probably is. The download files here were one of the very first recordings I ever uploaded to the Archive, back in early April 2019, so at the time the only source I had available was ripping the bootleg CD that I own. When it comes to these modern bootleg CDs, there's no telling what the source lineage was used until you compare the audio files with other sources.

So it goes without saying, this recording is one among a good bit that I will end up reuploading after thoroughly analyzing every version that's available on the master drive, to make sure the version I ultimately have available here is the absolute best quality version out there. Since I took a break from my chronological uploads/reuploads upon finishing with the AFTK tour a few months back, as soon as I decide to start going down the list again, this will end up being the third recording I work on. I plan to start working chronologically again soon, but I have a handful of miscellaneous recordings I still would like to get up first.

As a side note, when I reupload a recording with a different source, I always put in the notes of the main post "The download files available here were updated with a superior verison on (day month year)."
 

BivloBubbings

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Thanks for the info! And sorry if I keep asking a lot of questions about various different recordings, I kind of skip around in terms of what era of Rush I'm listening to; hope it's not annoying or distracting you from what you're currently working on.
 

By-Tor X-1

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It's no problem, I always like answering questions and talking about these things when I can. It's not a distraction either, I definitely tend to jump around often as well.
I'm just a fair bit behind on my "to-do" list due to a lot of free time lost from work lately, so that's why I haven't been as quick to get to the recordings we've talked about recently.
I wish I could be faster, because there's a ton of recordings I specifically want to upload, and there's a bunch like this one that I need to reupload but just haven't gotten to it yet. The best method for me is to continue chronologically, but I do need breaks from working like that once in a while, as my mind tends to wander around to various tours that I feel like listening to depending on the day or week. Ideally I had hoped to have made it chronologically up through the MP and ESL tours before the end of the year due to the 40th Anniversary, so even though I've lost a lot of time, that is still my goal.
 

BivloBubbings

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I just wish there was a way I could help with all this so you wouldn't have to do it all yourself, but I definitely don't know as much about it so I probably wouldn't be that helpful lol. Plus I think you've said (correct me if I'm wrong) you prefer to do it yourself anyway so you can make sure everything is correct, which makes sense.
 

By-Tor X-1

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Yes, it's my obsessive-compulsive personality that makes me want to tackle this project nearly all on my own. It's a subconscious fear that no one is going to put the exact same time, research, effort and dedication into it as I am to make sure everything presented on the Archive is the best it can possibly be. It's also using years worth of obsessively learning so many little things about the band. I spend a lot of time making sure dates, locations, venues are correct (they are labeled incorrectly more often than you'd think), listening to the entire recordings to make sure things such as cuts in the recording are properly noted, and track listing is correct, tracks separated at the proper timing (next song doesn't start half a second before the track changes, etc), speed/tempo/pitch issues fixed to the best of my ability, file names and file tags all detailed properly, no typos, text files with a copy of all information posted in these threads, noting any standout oddities that happen during the performance, noting interesting trivia, highest quality MP3 conversions alongside the lossless files, etc, etc. Not to mention comparing multiple versions of the same date/recording when multiple do exist on the master drive, to make certain I pick the best quality version to archive here and on YT, which is sometimes easy, but sometimes hard. That all encompass what I've previously referred to my "processing" of a recording, and it's a lot of dedication. Despite that I can usually get a recording processed and uploaded within a few hours. What really tends to throw me off for days is when speed/tempo issues can't be solved by a single correct speed/tempo adjustment, and it can get really stressful.

There are some things you may be able to help me with in regards to interviews and footage, if you're seriously willing to help and have the free time to spare. I'll message you privately and can try to give you a detailed run down of all of what I have to deal with in that regard, then you can decide if it's something you want to tackle or not, even if only slightly. Other than that, for some reason my drive originally had no Clockwork Angels tour recordings, so what's on my master list is among what I obtained from Guitars101 (I think) sometime in the past, though clearly by the small amount of recordings in comparison to other tours, I know I must still be missing a lot. So perhaps you could help by finding as much of those as you can, which I think would be easier than the gathering/organizing/processing of interviews and footage.
 
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