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RUSH - Rush ABC 1974

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RUSH - Rush ABC 1974Rush concert from 1974 - the band's first ever radio broadcast!
Format: CD / Cat No: LFMCD512 / Released: 24/10/2011

Track Listing: Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio, 1974 WMMS FM Broadcast: 1. Finding My Way (5.07) / 2. The Best I Can (3.06) / 3. Need Some Love (3.21) / 4. In The End (6.13) / 5. Fancy Dancer (3.54) / 6. In The Mood (3.18) / 7. Bad Boy (5.37) / 8. Here Again (7.53) / 9. Working Man (9.13) / 10. Drum Solo (2.54) / 11. What Youre Doing (4.26) / 12. Garden Road (3.03) / Bonus Tracks: Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio, 1975 WMMS FM Broadcast: 13. Anthem (4.21) / 14. Beneath, Between & Behind (3.06) / 15. Fly By Night (2.46)

More information: The history of the ever mighty Rush goes back to 1968 when the group first got together, but it was not until 1974 that the band proper with Neal Peart joining Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson to make for the line-up we have known and loved ever since came to the fore. Peart joined just two weeks before Rush's first US tour and it was during this American jaunt that the guys played the infamous Agora Ballroom, Cleveland - a venue at which the group would go on to play numerous more shows during their formative years. At their 1974 booking however, radio station WMMS radio was on hand to broadcast the whole event across the airwaves and thus make this particular gig a somewhat notorious event as well as being Rush's very first radio broadcast.

The set played includes songs from their debut album, Rush, and features two early versions of cuts from their sophomore record, Fly by Night. The show also contained a cover of Larry Williams Bad Boy plus two excellent tracks that have never been released on any previous Rush release; the super-rare Fancy Dancer and Garden Road, both composed in their very earliest incarnation before Neal Peart joined. The package is completed by three bonus tracks from their second US broadcast, back at the ABC a year later - All three songs from the 1975 set originated on Fly By Night.

This rare recording is now available legitimately for the first time and with deluxe packaging, designed with the collector in mind.