R40 [10 DVD Box Set]
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Just release the bonus disc for $12.99 and you will sell 250,000+ copies. Keep the package as it is and you're lucky to sell 1,000. If you're really smart, package the bonus disc with another anniversary CD of classic covers (Feedback 2) and sell it for $19.99. Rush fans love material they don't already have but get really angry when they are fed the duplicate copies. It's like mocking us for our loyalty. Yeah, we're loyal. But we're not idiots! Hello? Rush fans are actually the smarts ones, remember?
Stop trying to play us for fools.
P.S. I've been an obsessive-compulsive Rush fan for over 20 years now. This release will not change that, but I will ignore it like I have all of the pointless compilation discs we've seen since the late 90s and wait for the bonus materials to appear on YouTube. And yes, they will appear on YouTube and after 2 weeks of people reloading them up, Rush's record company will stop trying to take them down and by then they will realize what a horrible mistake they have made.
For the casual fan that does not have any of these releases on Blu-ray this is a good deal at $124 . It is a lot of money if you ask me, but if you think you can get people to buy this, then go for it it.
For the hard-core rush fans, this thing contains a bunch of stuff that we have had for a while or bought last year. What is so new or different to make us buy it again ? Snakes and arrows and R30 , which were near perfect releases on Blu-ray, have nothing new here. There is no way that you could possibly improve these two releases anyway.
It also contains the Time Machine and Clckwork Angels Blu-rays, and both have some sound issues. Time Machine is boomy and is mixed poorly in some spots. Clockwork Angels is an audio disaster. The entire show is boomy and mixed very poorly. If anyone thinks that Clockwork sounds good on this release, then they should have their ears checked. Rush should be extremely embarrassed by the sound of this Blu-ray. It's like Vapor Trails all over again. If these issues are addressed within this box set , then this would be a three or four star release easily.
This release also contains Rush in Rio, which we would all love to have, and it includes the 1997 Molson show, which we would all like to have , but we would like to have the whole 1997 Molson show or most of it.
For hard-core fans, this box set just does not offer enough to make it worth $124. For casual fans, go for it. I wouldn't say that this release is a slap in the face to hard-core fans, but I would say that is a bit of a rip off. If some of the sound issues on previous releases are addressed, then this a very good release. This is matter of principle for us.Read more ›
Really?! $140 so those of us that have all the others can get a bonus disk?
It comes with a nice book to look at of performance pictures and such and the packaging is built well.
I guess if I had a negative is that for a 40 year in the making box set I would have liked to have had ALL the Rush concert videos with major releases.'While it does include "Rush in Rio,' 'R30,' 'Snakes & Arrows Live,' 'Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland,' and 'Clockwork Angels Tour,' plus a a bonus of unreleased stuff, it doesn't cover certain periods of time successfully. It has all of the songs you would want, but most of the tunes are them doing the old songs like 2112 and Xanadu in performances of the past 10 years. I would have much rather seen concert performances of those songs in the time they were originally performing them.
There are several concert videos needed to round this out: Most of which you can get on the rush box set "Rush Replay" but that isn't out in blu ray as far as I know. It includes "Exit Stage Left" and "A show if hands" and also gives us a DVD from the "grace under pressure" tour. It even has a CD of the Grace music, since the other two already did.
That would be another edition. Lots of box sets are now including special things, and a great add in here would have been all of Rush's concert CD's made into mp3 files on a special USB drive - could you imagine a Star Man designed USB drive...how cool would that be.
Anyway, tried to give this thing 3-4 stars for the deficiencies it has but the discs are so well made and musi so well performed I just had to go with 5.
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I wanted to know the measures of the product and how much is your weight in total ?Published 3 months ago by Cecilia
What a deal!!! Very nice product, its like a book but the last few pages have the disc's, what a fantastic design and the content will never get old, I love RUSH!! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brenda Almond
I forget what this was missing but I had to still go out to get something that it was missing which bothered me. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love everything about this collection. So many amazing songs! I got to watch some of my favorites that I've never heard live before. This is a must have for any Rush fan. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jacquelyn Teusch
This fills in the forty years not covered in the R40 DVD. A must for any real Rush fan!Published 6 months ago by Neal