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Rush - R30 - 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2005)

Rush , Geddy Lee , Pierre Lamoureux  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Rush, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, Jerry Stiller
  • Directors: Pierre Lamoureux
  • Producers: Pierre Lamoureux, Allan Weinrib, Francois Lamoureux, Gavin Pigott, Pegi Cecconi
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Extra tracks, Live, NTSC
  • Language: English, German
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Zoe Records
  • DVD Release Date: November 22, 2005
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BOH90Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,319 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Rush - R30 - 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" on IMDb

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The R30 Deluxe Edition 2 DVD & 2 CD set features Rush's Frankfurt, Germany concert in September 2004 near the close of their 30th Anniversary World Tour.

The performance was captured with 14 cameras in high definition and is presented in 16:9 widescreen format. Audio options include Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound or PCM Stereo. Songs include the exclusive "R30 Overture" (an instrumental medley of "Finding My Way," "Anthem," "Bastille Day," "A Passage To Bangkok," "Cygnus X-1," and "Hemispheres), "Xanadu," "Subdivisions," "Red Barchetta," "Summertime Blues" (from last year's covers EP Feedback), and the "vault" track "Between The Wheels" which hasn't been performed live in 20 years.The 2 CD soundtrack is not available separately.

Bonus features include rare and classic performance footage from the late '70s to the Canadian Tsunami Relief Benefit earlier this year along with interviews from throughout the band's career.

Also contains two limited edition Rush guitar picks and souvenir backstage pass.

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137 of 143 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They just keep getting better May 12, 2006
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Of all the major bands of my teens, only Rush and U2 have never done a "comeback" or a "reunion." This, of course, is because they've never been gone.

There is something almost eerie about that. Twenty years ago, my friends and I were playing furious air guitar with pool sticks in my parents' basement, while a vinyl copy of "2112" did its best to exceed the limits of a hand-me-down stereo.

Today, I'm a husband and father, working very hard to keep the gut away. Yet somehow, Alex, Geddy and Neil are still here, just like they always were - and like me they've gotten older and (except for Geddy) a bit wider around the middle. Which makes it even cooler that they still ABSOLUTELY ROCK!

During the Overture on this R30 DVD, they seamlessly present themes from 2112, Fly By Night, Rush, Hemispheres and more. If you close your eyes, and just listen, you expect to open them and see young, skinny, long-haired Rush straining vintage 1970's equipment in some kind of Rock and Roll time warp. You expect to suddenly hear Geddy go high and start singing those searing notes that he used to hit.

When you open your eyes, you see older, wider, short-haired (except for Geddy) Rush straining modern equipment, changed physically by time but obviously still the exact same band that inspired me, for example, to take my speakers off my wall in college and lay down between them so that I could catch every last nuance of the entire "Farewell to Kings" album on one of the first CD's I ever bought.

As the years went by, I moved on to other bands, and my complete Rush CD collection began to scatter into the piles with the hundreds of others. I thought that I had moved on.
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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD TIMES REVIEW November 18, 2005
By James M

Rush - R30 is released on DVD in two different packs. The 2-DVD Package includes the Frankfurt concert on disc one with a second DVD of rare vintage performance footage and interviews culled from the last three decades. The Deluxe Edition contains both of the aforementioned DVDs, but also includes the Frankfurt concert on two bonus CDs which are not available separately. The Deluxe Edition also includes two limited edition Rush guitar picks and a souvenir backstage pass.


Forget the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. It is vastly inferior to the PCM stereo track offered as an alternative. The surround mix has a tendency to sound booming with echoing vocals, no great definition to the instruments or sharpness to the tight drum sounds. It is slightly warmer and less clinical than the stereo track however, it has to be said. The audience noise - such a major and controversial element on the mixing of Rush In Rio, is kept well down in the mix here, only faintly audible on the rear speakers between tracks. Despite the controversy, I enjoyed this enveloping mix on Rush In Rio - but it certainly didn't please everyone.

The PCM track then is the only way to listen to R30. I mean, seriously. The difference is incredible - deep, sharp and reverberating, with fineness of detail and clarity of tone. A little clinical in places perhaps, but that's what we want, isn't it? Well, obviously, not everyone...


Despite the use of hi-definition video, the picture quality is inevitably going to find it difficult to cope with stage lighting and unfortunately there are the usual issues with chroma noise, pixilation, dot crawl and combing.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rush's best DVD package December 12, 2006
THE SET: (2005) There are two versions of this "R30" DVD release. The 2-disc version (DVD's only), and the deluxe 4-disc version (2 DVD's and 2 CD's). For some reason, as of December 2006, the 2-disc set is more expensive than the 4-disc set here on Amazon. Disc-1 gives you the 130 minute concert from Frankfurt, Germany (Sept 2004) filmed in 5.1 Surround. Disc-2 gives you five interviews and 10 videos (some live, some staged) from the archives. Disc-3 and Disc-4 are CD's of the same Frankfurt concert from Disc-1... both music discs run just over 61 minutes. The deluxe set comes with 2 guitar picks (with Lee's and Lifeson's stamped autograph); and a nice 22-page booklet containing numerous band photos over the last 3 decades, DVD written contents, and a list of those that labored with the band (tour crews, editors, mgmt, etc). Label - Anthem.

COMMENTS: This is a must own for any Rush fan. As of this release, Rush has 28 studio/live/compilation releases... a massive career beginning with their 1974 debut. Simply a ton of great music. Disc-1 opens with a very cool 2-minute animated intro - incorporating all the artwork from each of their albums; followed by a short intro (not sure what else to call it) from comedian Jerry Stiller. Rush's Frankfurt concert itself is shot beautifully and the camera speed it moves from shot to shot is not too fast (as many music DVD's are). The track list is great - though with such a large catalog of songs to choose from, there was going to be some glaring omissions of some classic songs (i.e. - "Fly By Night", "Freewill", "New World Man", "One Little Victory", "The Trees", "Closer To The Heart", "Distant Early Warning", etc). The band sounds absolutely awesome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rush r 30
I just ordered rush r 30. I saw the concert on cable tv about a month ago. I am a big rush fan. Loved the concert and cannot wait to watch it again and listen to cds in my car. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent package of a memorable tour
This is a fantastic package if you are a dedicated Rush fan or even a newbie. The first DVD is their complete show from Frankfurt, Germany on their 30th Anniversary tour. Read more
Published 2 months ago by John Alapick
5.0 out of 5 stars Can not get any better than this!!
This DVD/CD/art/goody set is soooo awesome!! Rush fans, rock fans.... A must have!! The concerts, interviews, CDs are pretty much out of this world! Read more
Published 3 months ago by heidi
5.0 out of 5 stars Rush is the best!
Actually I had already purchased this when it came out in 2004 but was very impressed with the Blu-ray quality of Clockwork Angels that I wanted this as well and am very impressed... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jonathan Snow
4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive
Covers much of their career. Sound and video are good. I especially enjoyed the older videos of the band's career.
Published 4 months ago by Michael Stephens
5.0 out of 5 stars This dvd/cd set will not disappoint. 30 years later, still a tight,...
I 1st saw rush in 1977, opening act @ Nassau Coliseum. I was blown away by the 3 of them. Great band, and a great live band. Read more
Published 5 months ago by JJP4MMA
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Rush
Have always loved Rush and have all their albums. This is tops. Hard to believe only 3 guys make all that sound.
Published 5 months ago by Wild1
5.0 out of 5 stars Great disc.
Great capture of a great show, and it's the entire setlist, to boot. Picture and sound are excellent so it's a good move to ditch the R30 show dvd (and keep disc 2) and replace it... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great concert by a great concert band
Rush played their hearts out as usual with more energy than the modern era bands (who is modern era -Bieber? Gaga? Daft Punk? Kids these days have a great void of good music. Read more
Published 7 months ago by B. Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Rush
Excellent...just absolutely excellent...Like being at a Rush concert, naked and stoned out of my mind, with groupies climbing all over me.
Published 7 months ago by ApophisAscended
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Just got it......
GREAT isn't it. The RUSH-GOLD CDs are awesome sounding.
2 CDs for only $10.99.

RUSH-REPLAY also rocks , but the 3 DVDs are not in hi-definition because they were filmed onto video at much earlier dates. The bonus live CD is fantastic , as well!
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