May 13, 2015 – 7:14 pm

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Tulsa 2015 [no label, 3CD]

Live at the BOK Center, Tulsa, OK; May 8, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Rush fans experienced something special Friday night. Tulsa got to witness the launch of the band’s 40th anniversary tour at the BOK Center with a musical journey through those 40 years. But what Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart launched in Tulsa - with what may likely be their last tour - was a master class on rock ’n’ roll.

“This is the very first show,” Lee told the crowd after a few songs. “We’re celebrating way too many years of music.”

Each band member played some of the best solos I’ve seen, and that’s not easy - especially on bass and drums. Peart sets the bar, able to play engaging drum solos that tell a story, have a beginning, middle and end. It’s remarkable to watch. Lifeson on guitar played effortlessly, solos that sung and showed his control of the instrument that was total.

But probably Rush’s most iconic quality is the vocal work from Lee. His remarkably high and clear voice was impressive when the band was taking off, but he hasn’t lost a single note after more than 40 years. It’s still as high and strong as ever, with a few exceptions on the highest range. But Lee was able to sustain notes for a long time through several songs.

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Thanks to Tapehead2 who recorded and shared the show at Dime.

Tapehead2 noted:

Opening night of the R40 tour! An interesting presentation with the guys starting off with Clockwork Angels then working their way backwards. I wasn’t thrilled with the first set but the second set more than made up for it. I’ve been waiting 35 years to hear Jacob’s Ladder. The usual goofy videos were present.

Thanks also to PeteCrozier for the artwork (modified slightly here).

Source: Schoeps MK4 > actives > tinybox > Sony M-10
Transfer: wav file > Sound Studio > xACT > FLAC [level 8]
Recording location: Section 120, row 3

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Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. Intro montage: The World Is… The World Is 2:22 (4.0MB)
Track 102. Clockwork Angels 7:19 (12.3MB)
Track 103. The Anarchist 6:58 (11.7MB)
Track 104. Headlong Flight (with drum solo #1) 8:55 (15.0MB)
Track 105. Far Cry 5:33 (9.3MB)
Track 106. The Main Monkey Business 6:32 (11.0MB)
Track 107. One Little Victory 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 108. Animate 6:22 (10.7MB)
Track 109. Roll The Bones 6:01 (10.1MB)
Track 110. Distant Early Warning 5:13 (8.8MB)
Track 111. Subdivisions 5:51 (9.8MB)
67 mins

Disc 2 (Set 2)
Track 201. Intro film/No Country For Old Hens 6:09 (10.3MB)
Track 202. Tom Sawyer 5:12 (8.7MB)
Track 203. Red Barchetta 6:52 (11.5MB)
Track 204. The Spirit of Radio 5:36 (9.4MB)
Track 205. Jacob’s Ladder 7:22 (12.4MB)
Track 206. Hemispheres: Prelude 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 207. Cygnus X-1 (with drum solo #2) 8:42 (14.6MB)
Track 208. Closer To The Heart 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 209. Xanadu 10:40 (17.9MB)
Track 210. 2112 (Overture/Temples of Syrinx/Presentation/Grand Finale) 12:21 (20.8MB)
71 mins

Disc 3 (Encore)
Track 301. Intro clip 1:38 (2.8MB)
Track 302. Lakeside Park 2:24 (4.0MB)
Track 303. Anthem 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 304. What You’re Doing 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 305. Working Man with Garden Road teaser 5:29 (9.2MB)
Track 306. Ending film: Exit Stage Left 2:24 (4.0MB)
Track 307. Outro music: Closer To The Heart (polka version) 2:13 (3.7MB)
21 mins

Geddy Lee - vocals, bass
Alex Lifeson - guitar
Neil Peart - drums

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  1. 3 Responses to “RUSH - TULSA 2015”

  2. Not bad….not bad at all !! Legends in their own lifetime and sounding as good as ever! That is all.

    By Grunt on May 13, 2015

  3. Many thanks for this, I’ve kinda lost touch with Rush’s music over the last couple of decades, so this looks like a good way to get back in.

    By Je Suis Darth on May 13, 2015

  4. Awesome start to the tour!! Has a great chronological flow….backwards. Hopefully some lost songs will be inserted along the way. Thanks for the music!

    By bslakie on May 15, 2015

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