22 December 1974 - Electric Lady Studios, New York City, New York [Audio - Soundboard]

By-Tor X-1

Staff member


Track Listing:

01 - Finding My Way
02 - Best I Can
03 - In The Mood
04 - Anthem
05 - Need Some Love
06 - Fly By Night
07 - Here Again
08 - Bad Boy
09 - Guitar Solo
10 - Working Man
11 - Drum Solo

Old bootleg releases of this recording reference the date to be 5 December 1974 (no performance on this date), but official tour listings seem to date it for 22 December 1974.
This soundboard recording was broadcast live on FM radio, while Rush performed in front of a very small audience at Electric Lady Studios, hence Geddy's quiet speaking voice.
Originally recorded and broadcast by WQIV FM radio in 1974.
This is the best/superior sounding version of this recording among the several that are available.
This recording features an early live version of Fly By Night with alternate lyrics and arrangement, as well as an early live version of Anthem.
Alex's solo during Working Man features early segments of By-Tor And The Snow Dog.
This is assumed to be the last concert of the debut tour, as the following two scheduled shows are believed to have been cancelled.

Bootleg Titles:
Across The Airwaves Part 2, By-Tor 74, Electric Ladyland Studios 1974, Electric Rush, Freefall, Majestic Symphonies, Rush Hour 1974


For some reason YouTube falsely flags Anthem as the studio version, therefore blocks this particular recording from being viewed in all countries besides Canada.
You can still view the video if you use a Canadian VPN, or alternatively view the edited version here which omits Anthem.