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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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This concert was recorded on the fly with no sound or video checks of any kind. Reportedly, the crew had a hard time driving from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, and by the time they arrived it was after noon, when they would've otherwise been close to done setting up. By the time they did get finished setting up, the crowd was gathering at the door, and there was no holding them back, so they were literally forced to go without a sound or video check. See more »


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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Can't get much better... hmm...
8 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How do these guys keep going? They're about 50 years old each, and act as if they're only 30. They play 3 hours of music at every concert, and barely break a sweat. This DVD is their first concert in Rio, Brazil. Although the people don't speak English, they try to memorize the words to the most famous Rush songs, and try to sing a foreign language at the concert with their best friends.

From Tom Sawyer to The Spirit of Radio, this concert DVD will keep you in the chair not wanting to pause or move away from the classics that you've listened to when you were young. This is their 30th reunion tour (started in 1974). I went to their Scranton PA concert, and this was just as good, although in PA they didn't play Freewill, so I was upset.

They have Freewill, they have The Trees, they have YYZ, The Pass, Driven, Dreamline, Red Sector A, Limelight, Roll the Bones, 2112, and much more. 10 out of 10, because nothing else compares. If you never go to a Rush concert, then at least buy this DVD.

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