The Owl Posted May 17, 2012 Share Posted May 17, 2012 (edited) I know we've seen "songs you'd love to see live" threads many times, but I got a few stipulations that may make this unique...hope these can keep stipulations can keep this thread from being redundant. 1. Time Length matters: you get 3 picks for songs you'd love to see, but if one of your songs is between 8 and 14 minutes.. that counts as 2 of your picks.... if it is >14min it counts as all 3.. 2. I know I cant make this happen, but explain why you picked the track and why'd you like to hear it 3. State where in the setlist you'd like or expect it to appear. 4. Give, in your own opinion, the "Likelihood rating" to your choices, try to score your song (from 1 to 5 I guess, 5 being the high end,) of how likely or plausible your choice will be or ever be played live...or even if it still could be... 5. No need to put your choices in order of "The Songs you'd like to see from the one you want the most to least most" or visa versa, but it's an idea. ---------------------------------MY PICKS--------------------------------- I am gonna order these .... Songs that I'd like to see Rush play live the most.. - #3: Here Again (Likelihood rating: 3.5 / Setlist Placement: Early-Mid 2nd Set) Not too sure If this has ever been played live, but I this track is my favorite off the debut, and I would go crazy to see this song live. And if they were ever gonna do something off the debut that is not "Working Man" I think this might be a choice the boys would go for... or at least I'd hope so. It's got a nice groove and great playing..... - #2: Losing It (Likelihood rating: 2 (at best)/ Setlist Placement: Mid 1st set) I would lose my mind if this were ever to pull this out of the vault, never played live, and one of the most over ignored Rush tracks ever... it is beautiful and moving... unfortunately I don't think this would stand a good chance of fruition... The reason being the violins on this....They are beautiful on album, and I'd hate to see them just synthesize them (though if it still meant seeing the song, I'd still be okay with it), and they will not bring a guest musician on stage to play the part... but one can dream.. I chose mid 1st set because that seems to be where they do the "vault tracks" live in the past few tours. This song is almost my #1 pick, virtually tied with my actual #1 pick, but Id nudge that track slightly above "Losing It" - #1: In The End (Likelihood rating: 4 / Setlist Placement: End of Set 2 (not an encore)) This wins out just above "Losing It" because I think this would fit in slightly better within a live setting... I love this song, it is one of my all time favorites , favorite for sure off the first 3 albums... The acoustic opening, the powerful 2nd half, would make a great close to the show proper (not including the encore)... As far as I know it has not been played since the 2112 tour (as it is on ATWAS), and would be a great old track to be brought back. The track as it was might be out of Geddy's current vocal range, but that could be remedied by no more than dropping the song down a bit... but I could die happy seeing this live.. So those are my picks, if even of 1 of these were to be picked I would be more than satisfied, not to mention if more than 1 were to appear..... So what are your picks, you don't have to do as long of a rightup as I did. Edited May 17, 2012 by The Owl Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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