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22 September 1979 - New Bingley Hall, Stafford, England [Audio - Audience]

By-Tor X-1

Staff member

One Night In Stafford
Stafford, England

Track Listing:

01 - 2112
02 - A Passage To Bangkok
03 - By-Tor And The Snow Dog
04 - Xanadu
05 - The Spirit Of Radio
06 - The Trees
07 - Cygnus X-1
08 - Hemispheres
09 - Freewill
10 - Working Man
11 - Finding My Way
12 - Anthem
13 - Bastille Day
14 - In The Mood
15 - Drum Solo
16 - La Villa Strangiato

This recording features early live versions of The Spirit Of Radio and Freewill.
This was Rush's final performance of the 1970s, final unabridged performance of 2112 (without Oracle: The Dream) until the T4E tour in 1996, final unabridged performance of Cygnus X-1, and final performance of Hemispheres to include Apollo (already abridged to exclude Dionysus following the Hemispheres tour).
Closer To The Heart was allegedly recorded, but omitted from these available sources before entering circulation 20+ years ago.

While the quality of this recording stinks big time, and is missing Closer To The Heart, the good news is I have located an undigitized tape of this concert that does contain CTTH.
I can not vouch for its quality as of yet, but we plan to work on a digital transfer of this tape sometime in 2023.


(reupload coming soon)