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Audio 23 April 1988 - National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England [Audience]

Rush Archives

Syrinx Computers


Track Listing:

01 - Intro​
02 - The Big Money​
03 - Subdivisions *​
04 - Limelight *​
05 - Marathon​
06 - Turn The Page​
07 - Prime Mover​
08 - Manhattan Project​
09 - Closer To The Heart​
10 - Red Sector A​
11 - Force Ten​
12 - Time Stand Still *​
13 - Distant Early Warning *​
14 - Lock And Key *​
15 - Mission​
16 - Territories​
17 - YYZ​
18 - Drum Solo​
19 - Red Lenses *​
20 - The Spirit Of Radio​
21 - Tom Sawyer​
22 - 2112: Overture / Temples Of Syrinx​
23 - La Villa Strangiato​
24 - In The Mood​


  • This audience recording is from one of the same performances as the "A Show Of Hands" video concert, however unlike the video, this recording does not have any songs missing from the full setlist performed. (*)
  • The "A Show Of Hands" video is comprised of footage from the three nights Rush performed in Birmingham in 1988, April 21, 23, and 24. This is the second night in Birmingham. Also note that the official audio version of "A Show Of Hands" is not the same performance, rather handpicked recordings from different dates of the Hold Your Fire and Power Windows tours.
  • There is also a rare recording of a soundcheck at this venue prior to this performance.


Most of the audio from the video version of ASOH seems to be from this night. A lot syncs up really good, and like I said before, you can hear the guitar string break in Tom Sawyer at the end and make that same cool sound.