Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Vapor Trails Dates

November 02, 2002 The Secret Touch
Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Source: Audience (DAT Master)
Grade: A-/A
Setlist: Tom Sawyer 5:15
Distant Early Warning 5:00
New World Man 4:05
Roll The Bones 6:43
Earthshine 5:41
YYZ 4:54
The Pass 4:58
Bravado 6:19
The Big Money 6:17
Vital Signs 4:47
Freewill 5:36
Natural Science 8:29
One Little Victory Intro 5:00
One Little Victory 5:31
Driven 5:14
Ghost Rider 6:05
Secret Touch 6:59
Dreamline 5:15
Red Sector A 5:20
Leave That Thing Alone 4:57
The Rhythm Method 8:36
Resist 4:44
2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx 6:59
Limelight 4:32
La Villa Strangiato 10:11
The Spirit of Radio 6:57
Bytor and the Snow Dog 4:38
Cygnus X-1 3:14
Working Man 5:33

Comments: Oh my god, almost soundboard! I swear, honest to god it is that good, the sound is near soundboard! The sound is crisp, phenominal, and extremely clear. The bass is so tight, and the guitar is just about right in the overall mix. Geddy's vocals are pretty good, and can be well distinguished. The drums are near perfection as well, in fact, the whole recording is pretty much near perfection. The performance here is pretty good. Nothing too special seems to be going on with the performance, but definatly nothing that is extremely bad. The version of Tom Sawyer is pretty good, just of note. A must have recording in your collection.

October 13, 2002 One Big Victory
Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Source: Scanner (Monitor Mix)
Grade: A
Setlist: The Three Stooges Intro 1:01
Tom Sawyer 4:58
Distant Early Warning 5:01
New World Man 4:10
Roll The Bones 6:45
Earthshine 5:40
YYZ 5:05
The Pass 4:58
Bravado 6:19
The Big Money 6:33
Between Sun And Moon 4:46
Vital Signs 4:54
Natural Science 8:43
Intro 4:40
One Little Victory 5:32
Driven 5:46
Ceiling Unlimited 5:35
Secret Touch 7:05
Dreamline 5:18
Red Sector A 5:19
Leave That Thing Alone 5:02
The Rhythm Method 8:39
Resist 4:55
2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx 6:59
Limelight 4:28
La Villa Strangiato 10:08
The Spirit Of Radio 6:57
By-Tor and the Snow Dog 4:46
Cygnus X-1 3:15
Working Man 5:34

Comments: This is the only Vapor Trails bootleg that I have (not anymore, check my other reviews). Its pretty good, Geddy comes in very well, the guitar is a little short, but nothing extremly serious. The bass is loud, same with the drums. So, overall, its a great show. The performance itself is great, which is probably why there were so many bootlegs from the Atlanta show, about everyone in the crowd had a taper, or anything that could record, and this came out fine from the huge Atlanta bootleg mix, I guess. One more note on this definatly excellent show, Geddy coughs on Limelight into the microphone, pretty funny. This is probably the best source of the show as well. I highly recommend it.

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