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Rush Releases “R40 Live”

Rush: R40 LiveTwo dates on Rush’s R40 concert tour have been captured as the concert film and live record R40 Live.

The set, compiled from sold-out June 17 and 19 shows at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, shows the Canadian trio, featuring bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee, working backwards through its extensive catalog, from its most recent recordings to its earliest ones. The band’s dedication to reflecting its own history included making sure that staging and instrumentation was appropriate to each era of its existence, and even made the stage look like a school gym.

The shows also featured an updated video for the “rap” section of “Roll the Bones,” including a host of celebrities, like Les Claypool of Primus. Lee explains that a fresh take was needed for the section, which previously featured an animated skeleton. “So after a lot of joking around with our show design team, we thought it would fun if we called upon some of our well-known pals and see if they wanted to have some fun with the lyrics. There were so many good and funny moments that it was hard to choose, some really hilarious and outrageous stuff! I’m so glad it worked out as it brought a big smile to the faces in the audience (and to us) every single night!”

Check out the trailer for the video release:

R40 Live is available as a three CD/Blue-ray combo, three CD/DVD combo, three CD set, DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

R40 Live Track List:

Disc 1:

  1. The World is … The World is …
  2. The Anarchist
  3. Headlong Flight
  4. Far Cry
  5. The Main Monkey Business
  6. How It Is
  7. Animate
  8. Roll the Bones
  9. Between the Wheels
  10. Losing It (with Ben Mink)
  11. Subdivisions

Disc 2:

  1. Tom Sawyer
  2. YYZ
  3. The Spirit of Radio
  4. Natural Science
  5. Jacob’s Ladder
  6. Hemispheres: Prelude
  7. Cygnus X-1/The Story So Far (drum solo)
  8. Closer to the Heart
  9. Xanadu
  10. 2112

Disc 3:

  1. Mel’s Rockpile (with Eugene Levy)
  2. Lakeside Park/Anthem
  3. What You’re Doing/Working Man
  4. One Little Victory
  5. Distant Early Warning
  6. Red Barchetta
  7. Clockwork Angels
  8. The Wreckers
  9. The Camera Eye
  10. Losing It (with Jonathan Dinklage)

Disc 4:

  1. The World is .. The World is …
  2. The Anarchist
  3. Headlong Flight
  4. Far Cry
  5. The Main Monkey Business
  6. How It Is
  7. Animate
  8. Roll the Bones
  9. Between the Wheels
  10. Losing It (with Ben Mink)
  11. Subdivisions
  12. No Country for Old Hens
  13. Tom Sawyer
  14. YYZ
  15. The Spirit of Radio
  16. Natural Science
  17. Jacob’s Ladder
  18. Hemispheres: Prelude
  19. Cygnus X-1/The Story So Far (drum solo)
  20. Closer to the Heart
  21. Xanadu
  22. 2112
  23. Mel’s Rockpile (with Eugene Levy)
  24. Lakeside Park/Anthem
  25. What You’re Doing/Working Man
  26. Exit Stage Left
  27. One Little Victory
  28. Distant Early Warning
  29. Red Barchetta

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Addie J

Addie J

I had the opportunity to see R40 live when they came to Greensboro. Absolutely amazing show (No surprise there). This is definitely worth owning.