So, it’s the last album in this box set of Rush albums and it’s a live album. It was a double album when it came out; the whole thing clocks in at seventy-three minutes, so it can all fit on one CD now. Anyway, it’s . . . you know, live versions of a lot of the songs from the last four albums. There are a couple of tracks that are new or, actually, old, I guess. They come from albums released prior to the albums in this box set. Anyway, the technique really makes these songs almost indistinguishable from the studio versions; the band is tight, I give them that. But it also means my opinions here are basically the same as my opinions elsewhere. Peart does do a great drum solo in the middle of YYZ that I really liked. Otherwise, if I liked the song before, as in Spirit of Radio or Closer to the Heart, then I liked it here; if I didn’t, as in 90% of the songs in this set, then I didn’t here. The main difference is that this album is twice as long as their studio albums; you probably already know whether I consider that a positive or not. Anyway, strongly recommended against. 1 ½ stars.
tl;dr – live album features flawless copies of the studio versions of Rush’s songs; your opinion on this album will be the same as your opinion of their studio albums. 1 ½ stars.