Saturday, August 27, 2011

Rush: Rare 1974 concert coming to cd

Some cool news out of the UK for fans of Rush.

RushIsABand reports UK online music store has an October 24 release date for Rush's live WMMS radio broadcast of their August 26th, 1974 show at the Cleveland Agora.

Left Field Media is releasing “Rush ABC 1974,” the show marks Rush's first recorded performance in the US, as well as their first recorded performance with Neil Peart - who had only just joined the band a month prior to the show.

The broadcast also includes recordings of the two unreleased Rush tracks: “Fancy Dancer” and “Garden Road.”

The WMMS broadcast has been available as a bootleg for years, but this may be the first legal release (legal according to UK laws at least).

The CD is set to release on October 24th in the UK and, as of right now, RushIsABand says it doesn't look like it will be made available in the US or Canada.

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Rush – Garden Road

Cleveland Agora – Cleveland, OH - August 26, 1974

Rush – Fancy Dancer
Cleveland Agora – Cleveland, OH - August 26, 1974

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Rush: Neil Peart caps off Drum Solo Week on Late Show with David Letterman
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Rush: Neil Peart to appear on Late Show With David Letterman
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