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This newest release is three discs of excellent material. Besides all of the CA music, we get official live releases of Grand Designs, The Body Electric, Territories, Where's My Thing, and Middletown Dreams. Granted it is always good to hear classics as well, the down side is one could be paying for Tom Sawyer for the 9th time. Although not near to the intensity heard on Time Machine, Geddy's voice is still having trouble. Though his vocals could be a deciding factor for the band's future, I would hope they continue on several more years. Next year is the 40th anniversary of the band's 1st album. Geddy stated in an interview that they will take a break next year, and that "there's nothing wrong with celebrating 42 years." I disagree Geddy, but I sure won't begrudge you a break from the rigors of touring. How about a nice live album package of material never-before released live, such as Hemispheres? That would make a fantastic 40-year celebration release!
Anyway, buy this album. It's a treat for fans young and old.
Recorded in Dallas, Texas at American Airlines Arena in November of 2012 just as the first leg of the Clockwork Angels Tour was winding down and sees Rush capturing a majestic show (this is the second Rush concert film that came from a US performance although some bits of 1989's A Show of Hands album were recorded at shows in the US) into a powerful triple live CD.
I must confess, even as a longtime Rush fan (solid Rush fan here since 1990 and are my favorite band alongside Pink Floyd and Genesis), that some fans are starting to complain that Rush is releasing too many live albums (like Iron Maiden and post-Roger Waters Pink Floyd , David Gilmour and (as recent) Queen) but such as life. Then others complaining about Geddy Lee's voice being off for this show (he might have either been under the weather or whatever for the show, then there are the bellyacher reviewers who must be either Britney or Gaga or Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry fans who want things pitch perfect). Despite Geddy's voice sounding strained on high notes (lest not forget the 1978 portion of Different Stages in 1998 had Geddy singing with a bad cold and his voice struggled and his voice was tired from a long tour on Time Machine) his always excellent bass guitar playing and keyboards here more than make up for it. Alex Lifeson's guitar work is excellent as always and Neil Peart's drumming hasn't lost a step. Plus the addition of a string section was a brilliant touch.
I'm not complaining about Rush releasing yet another live album.Read more ›
Set One consists of Subdivisions from "Signals", and from "Power Windows" The Big Money, Territories, and Grand Designs, one of the only tracks not on "A Show of Hands". Rush revisit "Hold Your Fire" with Force Ten, and "Grace Under Pressure" with The Body Electric, featuring those memorable lyrics "One humanoid escapee, One android on the run, Seeking freedom beneath a lonely desert sun". Then the band rock out with The Analog Kid from "Signals" that I always love to hear.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good tour, good recording. Must have for Rush fans. Personally i liked R40 tour a lot better, but i saw the CA tour 2x and this is a great representation and concert.Published 8 months ago by Snotter
Great recording of RUSH's most recent tour, with string accompaniment for much of the concert.Published 10 months ago by Bregales
This live recording is just unbelievable. They are like a fine wine. Get better with age. My fav is Ref Sector A. The new stuff is great. I listen to it over and over and over.Published 11 months ago by Mark Viereck
The absolutely worst sounding live Rush album! The previous live Rush album Snakes & Arrows Live was superb sounding! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Doug S
Great live album with excellent audio quality. Geddy's old age shows in his voice on a couple tracks like "Tom Sawyer" and "2112", but for basically everything else... Read morePublished 15 months ago by C.N.M.