24 March 1981 - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario [Audio - Audience]

By-Tor X-1

Archivist
Staff member
Download:

FLAC / MP3

Track Listing:

01 - 2112: Overture / Temples Of Syrinx
02 - Freewill
03 - Limelight
04 - Hemispheres: Prelude
05 - Beneath, Between And Behind
06 - The Camera Eye
07 - YYZ
08 - Drum Solo
09 - YYZ (Reprise)
10 - Broon's Bane
11 - The Trees
12 - Xanadu
13 - The Spirit Of Radio
14 - Red Barchetta
15 - Closer To The Heart
16 - Tom Sawyer
17 - Vital Signs
18 - Natural Science
19 - Working Man
20 - Hemispheres: Armageddon
21 - By-Tor And The Snow Dog
22 - In The End
23 - In The Mood
24 - 2112: Grand Finale
25 - La Villa Strangiato

Notes:
This is the second of three consecutive nights Rush played at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1981.
The download files featured here were updated on 25 February 2022.

Bootleg Titles:
Live At Toronto 1981, Living In The Limelight, Toronto's Last Stand Part 2

YouTube:

 

Grommet2112

Enthusiast
Geddy's intro to La Villa is Identical to Exit Stage Left. Is this the same version? During the very beginning of the song, alex does a little extended intro which was cut from exit if it was. There's actually proof that it may of been cut, because Alex only does that pattern twice on exit and 3 times on any other bootleg from the tour.
 

By-Tor X-1

Archivist
Staff member
Geddy's intro to La Villa is Identical to Exit Stage Left. Is this the same version? During the very beginning of the song, alex does a little extended intro which was cut from exit if it was. There's actually proof that it may of been cut, because Alex only does that pattern twice on exit and 3 times on any other bootleg from the tour.
It's possible, I'll definitely look into doing a close comparison over the next few days. I'm not sure how much of the studio editing of the ESL tracks will effect the difficulty of me pinpointing the exact dates, but I'll try. What I've just learned recently is the ESL album is not just comprised of the March 27 Montreal concert (other than Side 2 which I was already aware was from Glasgow 1980), despite all online sources saying Montreal for Side 1, 3, and 4. According to an old interview with Neil himself, apparently Side 1, 3, and 4 of ESL was comprised of recordings from "Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Edmonton". It would be an interesting project to see which tracks match any of these three Toronto shows. Sadly there are no audience recordings of the Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, or Edmonton concerts.
 

Greg_in_Ohio

New member
According to an old interview with Neil himself, apparently Side 1, 3, and 4 of ESL was comprised of recordings from "Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Edmonton".
All of the audience recordings of Broon's Bane recorded prior to May 17th that I've been able to analyze include a much shorter version of the song. This includes the Toronto shows. However, Exit...Stage Left includes the much longer version of Broon's Bane that was performed from May 17th onward. This may be evidence that at least Broon's Bane was recorded well after the Toronto shows.
 
Top