Spring 1974 - Laura Secord Secondary School, St. Catharines, Ontario [Audio - Pro Shot Film]

By-Tor X-1

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Track Listing:

01 - Need Some Love
02 - Before And After
03 - Best I Can
04 - I've Been Runnin'
05 - Bad Boy
06 - The Loser
07 - Working Man
08 - In The Mood

This is the earliest known live recording of Rush, both audio and video.
This is the only known live recording to feature John Rutsey on drums.
This is the only known live recording of Before And After.
This is also the only known recordings of non-album Rush songs I've Been Runnin' and The Loser.
According to the book "Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History", it is suspected this recording could be missing a few songs from the entire setlist performed.
This is extremely rare footage of Rush, as there are only a few known examples of sound film of the band from the 70s and early 80s.

These files were dated as April 1st of 1974 when they came into my possession.
However I do not believe that date is accurate as I can not find any official documentation other than "Spring 1974".
The alleged date seems like something someone picked at random since they couldn't figure it out, and called it a day.
These files were already in MP3 format upon receiving them, and originated as an audio rip from the "Canadian Bandstand" footage with Rutsey on drums.
A download for the footage will not be uploaded here due to it having an official release.