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|Rush: Manchester Set List Ranked|
They played one which I just couldn't place, it must have been from Power
Windows, Hold Your Fire, Grace Under Pressure or Test For Echo as I don't have
any of those albums. It was good on the whole, with some really nice bass, and
only rated so far down the list because I didn't know it really.
I don't actually know the song, as I haven't got round to buying Power Windows
yet, so I'm not sure whether or not the version sounded a little muddled, but to me
it did. Still enjoyable.
|20||Wish Them Well|
I were dying to hear this one, and although the guys reproduced better than almost
any other band in the world would there own songs, by their standards it was about
average. Plus I'm pretty sure Alex cocked up the opening of the song, though they
tried to cover it up as a false start. Still good, but not what I was hoping of the
song. The guitar solo was decent as well, yet lacked at some moments (except
when Neil and Alex coupled the the choppy, singular power chords and powerful
drums in one particular section. That was produced with more aggression than the
Everything sounded great within the song except for the vibrating guitar intro which
for some reason didn't match the melodic nature of the album. Still very, very
good, and would probably be higher except for my preferences and the surprising
They opened with this song so some of it probably went over my head, but it was a
wow moment on the whole, the only problem was a few glitches with the sound
quality and some "opening song" hiccups.
|17||Where's My Thing|
The instrumental was slightly different, with Alex playing a changed version of the
chords which run alongside Ged's bass line (The one which dominates the song)
then Neil charged into another super solo before the guys rejoined him to finish out
the song. The version was great in most places but due to some changes, most just
put into place due to the constraints of playing live, it lost a little. Still a real
bouncing song and much better than this description has made out.
Really nice chilled out opening which remained loyal to the album yet threw in a
slightly different texture which took the song to a new level. It followed a lone
"Hope" esqe guitar solo from Alex which was very entertaining and set the mood
excellently for the more mature/wry yet nostalgic love song. If it can or should be
called a love song. It would place higher on the list but I prefer Force Ten as a
Overall it blew me away, especially ged's vocal delivery on lines such as "Attack
the day like birds of prey..." but something was lacking in the mix: mostly the bass
line which drives the song, which was somewhat drowned out at times by Alex, Neil
and the synths.
Very powerful, the opening section was eerie as it reverbed around the arena, ged
and Alex were on top form within the instrumental section (especially Ged's bass
work) whilst Neil remained as awesome as always.
|13||The Analog Kid|
People went fucking crazy when Geddy mentioned Signals, then when the riff
kicked in there was a collective fist pump. The song was rocking and somewhat
contemplative, just like the original, but held a little more edge.
|12||Red Sector A|
Sounded just like the album, only bigger, plus the images on the screen fit the song
perfectly (Hunched over stick fingers wandering through a red mess cage
environment). The song was hypnotic.
The riff was awesome, the whole song sounded just as frantic as you'd want it to.
The entirety of clockwork Angels sounded great, the mix (or whatever you call the
live equivalent) was a lot better than on some of the other songs.
|10||2112 (Overture, The Temples Of Syrinx, Grand Finale)|
Mega. Not the best live version I've heard of the song, but it's such a part of the
band and one of their true classics that it would make anyone's top ten.
They captured/reproduced the atmosphere of the song entirely, it made you throw
your head back and close your eyes, imagining the violent waves. It really was that
good - though it seems a little hyperbole.
Another Huge sounding song, it filled the arena. Truly great version, had everyone
Was dying to hear this and it didn't let me down: when the riff changes in the
instrumental section and Neil comes in with that crazy, rolling drumming he leapt
into a drum solo which was out of this world.
Not the band's greatest song on the set list, but certainly one of their hidden gems.
The live version put the album version to shame: ten times the emotion and power,
the simple bass line coupled with another perfect performance from Geddy's vocal
chords rose goosebumps. A real surprise highlight.
The only song the band did from Snakes And Arrows, but what a song, and what a
version. The main riff was huge, the verses cool as fuck and Ged's vocals where
hair-raisingly (I know that's not a word) good.
First song in the encore, sounded massive, and I mean fucking MASSIVE. So glad
to hear it live, the roar from the crowd when those first few bars kicked in was sick.
Unbelievably good, great, awe inspiring. The bass lines rung throughout the arena
like nothing else I've ever heard, Neil's drumming was lifted directly from the
album and Alex showed yet again why he should be counted among the rock-
guitarist-elite with that sumptuous solo.
Geddy's voice was note perfect, the overall tone and the emotion within the song
were perfect and swept over everyone. Plus Lifeson's solo was astounding.
|1||The Spirit Of Radio|
The crowd went fucking mental with this one: an ocean of clapping hands. The guys
smashed the living fuck out of it, just awesome. It was the last song before the
encore and was very special indeed.
|Overall I was just a little bit disappointed with the setlist, but there was so many holy fuck moments that it's still the best concert I've ever been to. A night that'll stay with me forever. Plus Geddy screamed "We are the priests!..." so that was pretty fucking sick. |
|Rush will always be the shame of Canada|
|Yeah sound quality was shite at times, but awesome in places, such as some of Lifeson's solos. |
"oh god that dicksucker lg had to rear his ugly fuckin head in this place again
get off this site before i knock your fuckin teeth out"
|Don't worry bout him. He needs to have a time out |
|was the gig all seated?|
|That was a bit odd.|
|Yeah it was all seated bro, still a lot of energy about the place though. Where I was everyone was on their feet but in most spots people just chilled out listening to the holy trinity. Guess that's the way it is when a band has been around for so long, a lot of their fans need a good sit down every now and then. |
|@ BBB what's odd bro?|
|had to be the best concert ever right?|
|no limelight? you got ripped off, man. at least they played tom sawyer.|
|Yeah, couple of years ago I was at the Time Machine show in the London O2. Definitely one of the best gigs ever and we were seated 100 metres away. It was all seated as well, it would be awesome to see them do a show with standing tickets.|
Also, shucks for no Camera Eye. That was soo good live.
The set list and band rule.
|Yeah but the point is that there's seats on the floor, and it'd be easier and also cheaper to be standing closer|
|Yeah man I was hoping for Limelight, just wanted to hear that solo in a huge venue, would of been sick. Really wanted 'em to play Red Barchetta annol, probs me favourite Rush tune - well at times - but whatever, least they played YYZ and it was incredible. Ged's mini solos will stay with me for the rest of me life. Plus the weird videos were pretty funny, the three of 'em as odd mustaced dwarfs. |
|and no fly by night, either? rush must love hosing their fans.|
|Yeah you could stand if you wanted to, obviously. There was this one dude near us going fucking mental, air drumming the entire gig. He pissed off this old couple sitting behind him proper. Funny though. Did Neil do that robot-drum-solo on the american leg of the tour does anyone know? That was something special. |
|Fly by night would of been good annol, it's not that I'm pissed off with the setlist, it's actually pretty decent, fairly eclectic, it's just I wanted more of the hard-rock-prog tunes. But when they were good, they were fucking brill. |
|22 is Middletown Dreams|
|you're missing Dreamline as well|
|Yeah I knew about Moving Pictures and the time machine tour bro, wished I could of gone to it . The new stuff, i.e. clockwork angels was fucking brilliant, as I mentioned in the list, some of it almost stole the show. I knew that about his vocal range dwindling aswell, wanted to hear Cygnus but knew I wouldn't because of how fucking high those songs are. but stuff like Red Barchetta, Jacobs Ladder, Entre Nous, Natural Science etc. isn't too high, plus I've seen 'em play those songs live, on dvd though. But as I said, was the best gig I've ever been to, blew me away, even the songs I'm not that into or don't view as my favourites. Just 'coz I said the 80s stuff isn't my favourite stuff doesn't mean I didn't want to hear it, or didn't enjoy it. |
The robot drum solo was sick though wasn't it. Just incredible.
|Oh shit yeah Dreamline, that was good dude, it just went over my head what with it being the first time I've seen 'em live. I was in shock I think bro. Middletown Dreams eh? Might have to get Power Windows, that song did sound pretty good, I enjoyed it even though I didn't know it. |
|Since 1980? Fuck, I wonder why. You know your Rush dude, fair play to you. |
Anyone who's a Rush fan is more than alright with me. How many times you seen 'em? It's gotta' be a lot.
|One of their best eh? Always been put off by the things I've heard, though I obviously love the biggies like Big Money. Defo gonna' get it now. Might as well get the entire twenty, only haven't got Power Windows, Hold Your Fire, Grace Under Pressure and Test For Echo. Is Test For Echo any good dude, I met a guy a while back with a tattoo of the front cover on his back, said it was his favourite album by them, so there must be something decent about it. Even though it's not counted as being one of their best. |
|You may want to pick them up in this order:|
Hold Your Fire
Test For Echo (regarded by many Rush fans as their worst studio album)
Or, pick them all up!
|lol, when you finish school and start working, you will be able to do a lot of things!!|
|Sweet dude. Just saw your post in my box bro, Test For Echo=no synths. i realise that I sound really down on the synth business but i I actually count some of those songs among my favourite such as Mystic Rhythms, force ten etc. As for your post on my shoutbox, about not having all their albums, I only got into the band about two years ago - through me dad - and for one year I was unemployed, so I didn't really have the money to buy everything. Just one album at a time for months and months. Still it taught me to appreciate each album I guess. |
|"lol, when you finish school and start working, you will be able to do a lot of things!!"|
That aimed at me bro? I'm 21 years old.
|sonic......he just went to his prom!|
|Oh wait, just saw the other posts Titan. |
|Yeah prom, wuuuu, alright prom... Left school at sixteen bro, that's England for you.|
|oh and the blu ray for this tour is coming out in the Fall Glokta|
|Autumn dude. Though Fall sounds better in films, and looks better with all the colours.(think about it)|
|sounds like a sweet show, sucks that there was no hemispheres though. would have gone to london but can't afford 70 quid |
|yeah for some reason fans stay seated....|
|sonic i met a guy at a rush show once who said he'd seen em 124 times|