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Rush in Rio (2003)

Video  -  Music | Documentary  -  21 October 2003 (USA)
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First concert DVD ever from legendary rock trio Rush. Double-DVD set, containing 28 Rush songs. Bonus features include a tour documentary, multi-angle viewing options for certain songs, and... See full summary »

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First concert DVD ever from legendary rock trio Rush. Double-DVD set, containing 28 Rush songs. Bonus features include a tour documentary, multi-angle viewing options for certain songs, and behind-the-scenes footage. Recorded and filmed at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the final night of the band's 2002 tour, in front of 40,000 fans. Written by Manfrenjensenton

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After this show, two props were lost; drummer Neil Peart's rotating platform, and the carpet that was laid out on the stage. The driver driving the drum platform out of the stadium miscalculated the overhead clearance he had and the platform hit it, rolled off the trailer, and was destroyed on impact. The carpet got so soaked with water from the shows down there that it never dried out fully and weighed way too much to ship home, so it was left behind. See more »

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During the performance of "The Trees", guitarist Alex Lifeson flubbed the first few notes of the guitar solo. However, this can only be heard on the Dolby Digital Stereo 2-channel audio track (Audio 1). For the Dolby 5.1 Surround track (Audio 2), the mistake is gone and the solo is flawless. See more »

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Great effort, great show!
17 March 2004 | by (The Great Sunny Southwest) – See all my reviews

First I have to point out other comments about the editing/MTV quality of this video. Once you see the pains and heartache they went through in order to deliver this video to the general public, you will have a better appreciation of what they've done.

Through rain, bad weather, mechanical malfunctions and thousands of screaming fans, Rush was able to record and edit their first concert DVD ever! There's no sense commenting about the quality of the editing once you actually watch the documentary and realize what they were up against in filming this; just sit back and enjoy the show!

The show goes on for several hours, spanning just about every album of their 30 year career. There are songs for every type of Rush fan from every generation. They play some old, rarely heard classics (ByTor and the Snowdog) to some of their 80's hits (Tom Sawyer) and songs off their latest release, `Vapor Trails'. There's something for everyone as far as their music goes.

The documentary is one of the only video documentaries Rush has ever recorded. You get to see everything and everyone, from Neil warming up, Alex goofing off and Geddy stressing about his hair :) This is one of the only times the `boys' have provided this in-depth look into the band, and is worth the price of the DVD set alone in my opinion.

I will admit, the screaming fans get a bit much at times, but hey, when was the last time you've heard of Rush performing to an audience equivalent to the type the Beetles did in the mid 60's? It's truly awe inspiring.


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