|Broadcast recording from the Summit, Houston, Texas on the Test For Echo tour on 5th December 1996
Format: CD / Cat No: GOSS2CD070 / Released: 11/08/2023
Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Dreamline / 2. The Big Money / 3. Driven / 4. Half The World / 5. Red Barchetta / 6. Animate / 7. Limbo / 8. The Trees / 9. Red Sector A / 10. Virtuality / 11. Nobody’s Hero / 12. Closer To The Heart / 13. 2112 (Part One)
CD 2: 1. 2112 (Part Two) / 2. Test For Echo / 3. Subdivisions / 4. Freewill / 5. Roll The Bones / 6. Resist / 7. Leave That Thing Alone / 8. The Rhythm Method / 9. Natural Science / 10. Force Ten / 11. The Spirit Of Radio / 12. Tom Sawyer / 13. YYZ/Cygnus X-1
More information: Rush’s sixteenth studio album, Test For Echo, was released on 10 September 1996 on Anthem Records. It was the final Rush album co-produced by Peter Collins. The band supported the album with a world tour in 1996 and 1997, after which they went on a four-year hiatus following the deaths of drummer Neil Peart's daughter and wife; the band would not record again until 2002. The title track of the new record reached No. 1 on the mainstream rock chart. The song ‘Driven’ became a bass showcase for Geddy Lee during live performances, while ‘Resist’ was rearranged as an acoustic song on the Vapor Trails and R30 tours. The band did not perform any tracks from the album on subsequent tours.
By December 1996, the Test For Echo Tour was in the southern states of the US, and on the 5th of the month, Rush played at the Summit, in Houston, Texas. The whole concert was recorded and broadcast across local radio, and the concert is now available in its entirety on this new 2 CD set.
Note: Recording quality can vary on FM broadcast releases.