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Rush: A Show of Hands (1989)

Not Rated | | Music | Video 1989
A visual record of Rush's 1988 "Hold Your Fire" Tour, shot on film, over 2 nights in Birmingham, England.


Lawrence Jordan




Credited cast:
Geddy Lee ... Himself (bass guitar, synthesizers, vocals) (as Rush)
Alex Lifeson ... Himself (guitars, synthesizers, backing vocals) (as Rush)
Neil Peart ... Himself (acoustic and electronic percussion) (as Rush)


A visual record of Rush's 1988 "Hold Your Fire" Tour, shot on film, over 2 nights in Birmingham, England.

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Release Date:

1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rush: Live See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the band starts playing "La Villa Strangiato", Alex says things into the microphone that are mockingly censored on the video. The band's explanation for this "joke" is that Alex simply jabbered into the microphone (as he does, uncensored, on later concert videos), and his voice was not recorded. The "censored" warnings on-screen were a manufactured aspect of the joke. The band laments that viewers often don't get the joke. See more »


Though presented as a single concert, evidence of multiple shows spliced together can be seen at the beginning of the encore: During the opening to "2112", Alex Lifeson's guitar can be seen to change back and forth from a black one to a white one, between wide shots and close-ups. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD version, part of a boxed set called "Rush Replay x3" contains new soundtracks remixed in PCM Stereo, Dolby 5.1 and DTS. The original PCM audio mix from the Laserdisc and VHS versions is not on the DVD. See more »


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a show of hands.
7 January 2006 | by marvyvonSee all my reviews

i was there... saw it live... then bought the video.... and it reminded me of one of the best ,if not the best concert i have ever been to....awesome does not even come close.... the video sound does not do Rush justice, when you are there the live sound is just as though you are listening to the studio album.. this is a band that pride themselves on reproducing their sound perfectly on stage and they have never failed me yet..a supposed remastering and subsequent release on DVD is greatly anticipated in my house.. BTW(the bit during la villa is just alex singing la la la la and mumbling incoherently about something or other!!!)....

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