Rush celebrates thirty years with DVD/CD

Published: 2005-10-14
Canadian prog rock band Rush is celebrated thirty years since the recording of their first album last year. Though it's a little late, the band is celebrating by releasing R30 Live in Frankfurt, a live DVD and CD of a show they did last year in Frankfurt, Germany.

Singer and bass player Geddy Lee told Billboard "when we were touring Europe on the last tour, we hadn't been to those countries in 10 years -- some of them 20 years. And there was such an exuberant response from the crowd; it just seemed like a unique opportunity to capture the band in that kind of environment."

The DVD, which is due out November 22 in North America and November 28 in Europe, will include more than just a live show. Aside from the twenty two live tracks the set will also include a second disc chock full of extras from the Rush vault including footage from the studio and a tune from their Toronto Rocks performance in 2003.

Full track listing for both DVDs looks something like this:

Disc 1:
R30 Overture ("Finding My Way," "Bastille Day," "Anthem," "A Passage to Bangkok," "Cygnus," "Hemispheres")
"The Spirit of Radio"
"Force Ten"
"Red Barchetta"
"Roll the Bones"
"The Seeker"
"Tom Sawyer"
"Between the Wheels"
"Mystic Rhythms"
"Der Trommler"
"Heart Full of Soul"
"Working Man"
"Summertime Blues"

Disc 2:
"Fly by Night" (Church Sessions Video 1975)
"Circumstances" (live in studio 1978)
"La Villa Strangiato" (live in studio 1978)
"Farewell to Kings" (live in studio 1978)
"Xanadu" (live in studio 1978)
Sound Check (1980)
"Closer to the Heart" (compilation video 1977)
"Freewill" (Toronto Rocks concert 2003)
"Closer to the Heart" (with Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson)

A special edition will also be available with all of the songs from the DVD on audio CD and other extras like a guitar pick and backstage pass from the band.

Along with R30 Live in Frankfurt you can soon pad your DVD collection with more Rush material. Eighties concert videos from the band; Exit Stage Left, Grace Under Pressure and A Show of Hands will soon be available in DVD format.

The band is currently working on a follow up to their 2002 release Vapour Trails.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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