Rush - Rush in Rio
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The concert alone pushes three hours, and disc 2 offers a lengthy documentary and multi-angle options for three songs. The Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0 sound quality is generally good, if overly compressed. Peart's drums sound fabulous, in fact: splashy and tight and far more natural than they've sounded on any Rush album, live or otherwise, in years. Not to be missed--and needlessly hard to find--is a 1975 promotional clip for Fly by Night's "Anthem." This set is a must, even for the doubtful. --Michael Mikesell
- Features 28 songs spanning their entire career including the classics "The Spirit of the Radio" and "Tom Sawyer"
- "The Boys in Brazil," a documentary by video director and longtime Rush photographer Andrew MacNaughtan
- Multi-angle viewing options on "La Villa Strangiato," "YYZ," and "O Baterista"
- Easter eggs
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RUSH "IS" Alex Lifeson, who plays about 100 guitars on stage, Neil Peart, who plays on more drums than a human really needs in his drumkit, and Geddy Lee, who plays practically every electronic gizmo not used by the other two.
RUSH has always mixed musical virtuosity with a rock-anthem bombast and prog-rock sensibility that makes some people smile but makes others cringe. That's okay because RUSH was never a populist band in the first place. They formed their little niche in the rock world, yet they never quite attained the kind of popularity enjoyed by other bands of their ilk, such as Led Zeppelin, Yes, Van Halen, et, al. Hence, they have enjoyed a sort of cult status among their fans, who see RUSH as modern-day philosophers who just happen to play rock music.
So, it was with this knowledge that I watched the "RUSH in RIO" DVD concert. The thought that prevailed in my mind was about the unadulterated joy and excitement of the masses of Brazilian fans watching the show. This was the first time a Rio audience has seen a RUSH concert in the nearly 30 year existence of the band, and it seems like that 30 years of pent up energy spills out all at once!
Fortunately, someone decided to film this!
I guarantee you. No matter how many RUSH concerts you have seen, you have NEVER seen fans react to the band like they did in Brazil. NEVER. I sat in shock watching the thousands of bouncing Brazilians gleefully singing along to "YYZ," which Neil Peart aptly reminds fans in the package's liner note, IS AN INSTRUMENTAL!Read more ›
Here is the track listing:
Distant Early Warning
New World Man
Roll The Bones
The Big Money
Closer To The Heart
One Little Victory
Red Sector A
Leave That Thing Alone
La Villa Strangiato
The Spirit of Radio
By-Tor and the Snow Dog/
On the audio front, some people have complained about it being a bit muffled. However, it really isn't that bad and the music still sounds great to me. There are two Dolby Digital mixes included on the disc, one stereo and one 5.1. The stereo one has less crowd noises, so if you're only interested in the music it may be desirable for that reason. However, if you really want to get the "concert experience," go with the 5.1 mix. The front channels are dominated by the music, while the rear channels have quite a bit of crowd sounds. This mix lets you get a palpable sense of what it must have been like to watch the show in the midst of 40,000 energized Brazilian fans, so it's the one I usually listen to.
The DVD is very professionally-edited and they clearly had a ton of cameras recording this concert. I was happy to find that the video is comprised more of extended shots of each of the different musicians playing their instrument rather than lots of short clips. This way you really get a chance to see each performance. When one artist is playing a prominent part of the song, we logically see mostly them. The camera angles are great, also.Read more ›
This Rush concert was filmed in Rio de Janeiro on November 23, 2002 during Rush's Vapor Trails Tour. This is an excellent concert and is definitely worth buying. The only question is: To get just the concert (this product), or to get the concert, a 50-minute Rush in Brazil documentary, and some multi-camera views of YYZ, O Baterista, and La Villa Strangiato (the original Rush In Rio 2-DVD set). I'm a big documentary fan so I would buy the original Rush In Rio, but for brand new Rush fans who just want a good concert, this is the DVD.
Rush In Rio was filmed on the last date of the Vapor Trails Tour. Not only does Rush's music make this a good show, you also have 40,000 chanting fans in the audience singing along with the music. Another Rush first is that this is the entire concert on DVD. In the past, a few songs were not included on the DVD, this time though you get 2 hours and 45 minutes of solid Rush music. 29 songs in total and they include:
1. Tom Sawyer
2. Distant Early Warning
3. New World Man
4. Roll The Bones
7. The Pass
9. The Big Money
10. The Trees
12. Closer To The Heart
13. Natural Science
14. One Little Victory
16. Ghost Rider
17. Secret Touch
19. Red Sector A
20. Leave That Thing Alone
21. O Baterista (Drum Solo)
22. Resist (Acoustic)
23.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the few concerts on DVD for Rush where I'm satisfied with the sound and video editing. I'm very happy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris McNeal
The show is great, of course - better still is the documentary disc that goes with it.Published 7 months ago by D. Cronk
Best rock and roll band. Best rock and roll crowd. Best rock and roll DVD. Crowd singing along with YYZ... Alex's solo in La Villa... Buy it.Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Terrible sounding, just terrible. The music is muffed all through the concert. Bought it new and traded it in for something els.Published 15 months ago by Rocco1965
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