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9 December 1982 - Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York [Audio - Audience]

By-Tor X-1

Staff member

Autumn Woods And Winter Skies
Music In The Abstract *recommended*
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 16-bit (Little Red Bag) *recommended*
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 24-bit (Little Red Bag) *recommended*

Track Listing:

01 - Intro
02 - The Spirit Of Radio
03 - Tom Sawyer
04 - Freewill
05 - Digital Man
06 - Subdivisions
07 - Vital Signs
08 - The Camera Eye
09 - Closer To The Heart
10 - Chemistry
11 - The Analog Kid
12 - Broon's Bane / The Trees
13 - Red Barchetta
14 - The Weapon
15 - New World Man
16 - Limelight
17 - Countdown
18 - 2112: Overture / Temples Of Syrinx
19 - Xanadu
20 - La Villa Strangiato
21 - In The Mood
22 - YYZ / Drum Solo

This is the second of two consecutive nights Rush played at Nassau Coliseum in 1982.


I really like this one! This is an awesome setlist (wouldn't expect them to have played Chemistry or Countdown), plus this is one where he says "freedom of baseball" during Spirit of Radio! "We are the plumbers who fix your sinks!" during 2112 as well lol.
This is indeed among one of the best recordings from the Signals tour. I really like the setlist as well, it has a special aura to it due to all the rare tracks. Most songs from Signals were either never played again after this tour, or only brought back for one or two tours many years later. In the case of Chemistry, the song was dropped from the set before the European leg of the tour, never to be heard again. Countdown made it into late '83 for the GUP warm-up tour, but was dropped before the last show, then never to be played again either. Digital Man only returned for Snakes & Arrows tour, while The Analog Kid reappeared for the very end of the RTB tour, carried into the Counterparts tour, then once again during the CA tour. New World Man up through the PoW tour during which it was dropped before the end of the tour, then brought back for the Vapor Trails tour. The Camera Eye is also a rare track, carried over from the MP tour, and shelved until the Time Machine and R40 tours. The Weapon only lasted this tour and the GUP tour (and the first two shows of the PoW tour), and Vital Signs carried over from the MP tour, up through the GUP tour, and not heard again until the Vapor Trails and Time Machine tours.
...and I don't think I'm forgetting anything, but either way that's the basic premise.

So here we have all these rare tracks played within the same setlist, and it just feels really special.

From what I recall, I think the "freedom of baseball" line was said during every North American show of this tour. He also says the line during two of the three known recordings of the GUP warm-up tour (I guess he forgot to say it the first night, who knows?), and I may be remembering incorrectly but I could have sworn there was one date of the main GUP tour during which he randomly delivered that line again. I vaguely remember reading something about this, but basically Geddy said "spirit of baseball" during this tour because there was something that happened during a game that he thought was unfair, and as we know he has been a huge baseball fan since way back. The "we are the plumbers who fix your sinks, our great wrenches will fix those leaks" lines were said during most (if not all) shows of the entire tour.