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25 February 1978 - Liverpool Empire, Liverpool, England [Audio - Audience]

By-Tor X-1

Staff member

1978-02-25 - Liverpool, England

Track Listing:

01 - Bastille Day
02 - Lakeside Park
03 - By-Tor And The Snow Dog
04 - Xanadu
05 - A Farewell To Kings
06 - Something For Nothing
07 - Cygnus X-1
08 - Anthem
09 - Closer To The Heart
10 - 2112
11 - Working Man
12 - Fly By Night
13 - In The Mood
14 - Cinderella Man

This recording captures most of the performed setlist, the only part missing is Neil's drum solo, which would've taken place prior to Cinderella Man.
I can't really be sure why the entire drum solo is missing, I imagine the taper must've had to change tapes or batteries, or perhaps just wanted to save space to capture Cinderella Man.
This is another example from the AFTK tour of Geddy struggling to sing Fly By Night, completely omitting several verses because he's struggling to hit the notes without cracking.
Recordings like this one really show why Fly By Night was never performed again after the end of the AFTK tour in mid-1978.

I just recently discovered this recording, which was quite a surprise considering I finished uploading all publicly known AFTK tour recordings well over a year ago.
While I'm not exactly sure when this recording surfaced, it must be relatively new, as it is not publicly listed or shared anywhere, nor a part of any bootleg compilations I have access to.
While it doesn't rank as one of the best audience recordings of the AFTK tour, after a somewhat rough beginning, I still find it quite easy to listen to and enjoy.