RUSH - CD
Because It Happens

LABEL:
Gypsy Eye 234/235
SOURCE:
Blockbuster Pavillion, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 14, 1992
FORMAT:
2 CD
RUNNING TIME:
60:33 / 70:30
SOUND/SOURCE:
Soundboard / *Audience
PACKAGING:
Slimline Jewel Case
 

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SOUND 8 / PACKAGING 5 / PERFORMANCE 9

 
TRACK LIST:

Disc One: Intro/Force Ten (5:02) / Limelight (4:21) / Freewill (4:04) / Distant Early Warning (4:27) / Time Stand Still (6:16) / Dreamline (5:07) / Bravado (6:52) / Roll The Bones (6:08) / Show Don't Tell (6:16) / The Big Money (6:31) / Ghost Of A Chance (5:30)

Disc Two: Vital Signs (4:50) / The Analog Kid (5:26) / The Trees (5:12) / Where's My Thing? (5:27) / The Rythm Method (listed on cover as "Drum Solo") (7:46) / Closer To The Heart (4:41) / Xanadu (6:40) / Superconductor (5:07) / Tom Sawyer (7:03) / Medley: The Spirit Of Radio / 2112 (overture)* / Finding My Way* / La Villa Strangiato* / Anthem* / Red Brachetta* / The Spirit Of Radio (reprise) / Cygnus X-1*

 

 
REVIEW:

This two disc set is taken from what appears to be an FM broadcast. The sound quality is quite good. There is an excellent balance between the vocals and instrumentation on this release, more so than on the equally fine "Conduction" (Gypsy Eye 059/060) CD where the vocals seem to be up higher in the mix. The sound here is fuller with more bottom end although that does cause the sound to be a little "boomy" at times.

There was one disappointing aspect to this disc however. An abrupt switch in sound source during the encore medley is kind of jarring. Immediately following "The Spriit Of Radio" the remainder of the medley switches to an audience source. While the audience source is pretty decent (Sound Rating of 6) the difference in quality led me to feel slightly let down. But these things do happen in the wonderful world of bootlegs. And a full medley made up in large part from a lesser sound quality source is better than no medley at all, n'est pas?

Overall though I would highly recommend this disc. The performance is lively with flashes of the wry Rush humour throughout ("Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition"). Where "Conduction" gives a nice glimpse into the first leg of the Roll The Bones Tour "Because It Happens" gives us a chance to relive a show from the final leg.

Tour Notes: I was fortunate enough to see the band twice on the Roll The Bones tour. Opening night at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton and the closing night of the first leg of the tour in December at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. They are always a pleasure to behold, both aurally and visually.This set came from a show during that last month of their eight month Roll The Bones Tour. By this point in the tour they had dropped "The Pass" and "Subdivisions" from their setlist (which can be found on the aforementioned "Conduction") and added "Vital Signs", "The Analog Kid" and "The Trees".


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