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

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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 - Interlude: Stage Warning
  • 07 - Something For Nothing
  • 08 - The Trees
  • 09 - Cygnus X-1
  • 10 - Hemispheres
  • 11 - Closer To The Heart
  • 12 - Circumstances
  • 13 - A Farewell To Kings
  • 14 - La Villa Strangiato
  • 15 - 2112
  • 16 - Working Man
  • 17 - Bastille Day
  • 18 - In The Mood
  • 19 - Drum Solo


  • This show was recorded by Rush's original sound engineer Ian Grandy (1968-1980), which later somehow unofficially made its way to the public.
  • There's a substantial interlude after Xanadu while Geddy and Skip Gildersleeve emphasize to the crowd that they urgently need to back up before the stage collapses.
  • This soundboard recording is one of the most popular Rush bootlegs out there, and for a good reason. While closely rivaled with the Detroit '78 and Germany '79 soundboard recordings, this Tucson show is the quintessential recording from the Hemispheres tour.
  • The recommended download of the Tuscon recording is probably the best sounding of the many varying quality versions available, also the longest, featuring the complete setlist and the longest of the "Nights, Winters, Years" intro. There's a few pops/skips during the intro, which I was not able to cleanly remove, but it does not happen during Rush's performance or at any other point in the recording. I imagine that could be why this part of the intro is cut out of all other versions of this recording.