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#1 earth2112shine

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 09:20 AM

Which song would you just love Rush to open the next tour / gig with.
Perhaps one they have not opended with before.

My wish would be Xanadu, perhaps not the most dramatic but very atmospheric, imagine  a dark stage filled with smoke n dry ice, then that single bass note....  653.gif

Have  2.gif ever opened with Xanadu??


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#2 Test4VitalSigns

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 09:36 AM

I checked their history of setlists over at the PowerWindows website and they have never opened with Xanadu....

http://www.2112.net/powerwindows/Tours.htm


I thought it was very cool that they opened  the R30 shows with a medley of early 70's songs and I was thinking they should do it again but this time a medley of songs from the early 80's...

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 10:13 AM

I'd like Peaceable Kingdom or Cut to the Chase biggrin.gif  

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 10:43 AM

Bring back Force Ten as the opener 2.gif  

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 10:43 AM

The Camera Eye! biggrin.gif  

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 11:08 AM

QUOTE
Bring back Force Ten as the opener 


I like Force Ten as well...But, I feel that they should always have an intro.  Like Thus Spoke Zarathustra, or the 3 Stooges intro.  They should always have something cool like that and then go into a song.  When Force Ten was the opening song for the Presto and Roll the Bones tour, they opened up with what they call 'A Show of Hands' intro.  Which is cool, you hear the intro to the ASOH live video and then, you hear a can drop and then you just hear the intro to Force Ten...It was great.  But my other favourite opener is Dreamline with Thus Spoke Zarathustra.  That is another one of my favourites...Love the way it cuts into Dreamline and then Lerxst just starts the opening riff...Great opener!!

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 11:37 AM

I like Dreamline as well!

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 03:19 PM

I've always thought thatOne Little Victory would make a great opener.



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Posted 28 March 2005 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (Slaine mac Roth @ Mar 28 2005, 03:19 PM)
I've always thought thatOne Little Victory would make a great opener.

Yeah that would be an awesome opener!

But im with earth2112shine on this one, with the dry ice and smoke. And then just as Alex plays those opening notes, a thin beam of light can slowly descend on him cool.gif  

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 03:42 PM

It's a song they will never play again, but I'd love to hear "Countdown" as the opener...


"Lit up with anticipation...."

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 04:12 PM

Wow Earthshine good post, Countdown would be amazing to hear Rush open with, one of my favorites!! But i also think that Kid Gloves would make the hair on the back of my head stand up. i love the way that song starts with the guitar, so inspiring!! yes.gif

Edited by thetrees, 28 March 2005 - 04:13 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2005 - 04:36 PM

I would like to hear Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres in full as an opener.

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 04:41 PM

How about Circumstances. I think that would be a good opener. Everything kicks in at once.

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE (sfuentes @ Mar 28 2005, 04:36 PM)
I would like to hear Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres in full as an opener.

Me too....

Finding My Way would be a good song out of the box.

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 05:14 PM

QUOTE (earth2112shine @ Mar 28 2005, 09:20 AM)
My wish would be Xanadu ...imagine a dark stage filled with smoke n dry ice, then that single bass note...

i would love them to open with XANADU too

as long as they cut it with SUPERCONDUCTOR  yes.gif  i'd be like "HAHA no way! such balls RUSH have!"

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 05:19 PM

QUOTE (By-Tor & the Jazz Bass @ Mar 28 2005, 04:41 PM)
How about Circumstances. I think that would be a good opener. Everything kicks in at once.

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great song choice. that would floor people and cause others to go nuts (not me of course).

i think it would be great played second, even, because it would catch people way off guard  ohmy.gif .

BUT YEAH-

FULL FRONTAL  2.gif  ASSAULT!

Edited by daveyt, 28 March 2005 - 05:20 PM.


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Posted 29 March 2005 - 12:57 PM

How about "The Necromancer"-or come to think of it "I think I'm going bald"
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Posted 29 March 2005 - 01:09 PM

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 01:10 PM

QUOTE (sfuentes @ Mar 28 2005, 04:36 PM)
I would like to hear Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres in full as an opener.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 03:19 PM

"Between Sun and Moon" would make a cool intro. I did, however, thoroughly enjoy the R30 Overture (both shows I saw). It was original and a nice trip down memory lane with all the pictures of the guys behind them on the big screen, not to mention they covered alot of ground in the process. 2.gif  




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