R40 Live

R40 Live

by RushRush


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Recorded and filmed over two (sold-out, of course) evenings at Toronto's Air Canada Centre in the midst of the band's 35-date North American R40 tour, the aptly named R40 Live finds Rush at a crossroads. On the one hand, it's a festive affair that sees the stalwart trio performing a lethal mix of classics, deep cuts, and recent triumphs with the gusto of men many years younger, but that carnival atmosphere is tempered by the fact that after 41 years, the band may be finally exiting stage left. Neil Peart's chronic tendonitis may be the biggest contributing factor to the band's retirement from the road, but one would be hard-pressed to find any flaws in his performance. In fact, R40 Live may be the band's most dynamic live LP to date. Boasting a career-spanning set list that works its way backwards, beginning with a thunderous rendition of 2012's Clockwork Angels highlight "The Anarchist," R40 Live is best experienced with the show's visuals intact, as the band pairs each song with the era-correct tour staging, from the whimsical laundromat dryers of the 1990s to the pared-down classic rock/curtained theater vibe of the 1970s. Also, fans of the band's oft-used comical tour videos will be treated to a bevy of special guests including the likes of Les Claypool, Peter Dinklage, Chad Smith, Jason Segal and Paul Rudd, Tom Morello, and Jay Baruchel, but there's still plenty of pure audio to please the hardcore base. All of the usual suspects are accounted for ("Tom Sawyer," "The Spirit of Radio," "Closer to the Heart," "2112," "Subdivisions," etc.), but the addition of Permanent Waves fave "Jacob's Ladder" and Signals' "Losing It," the former of which hasn't been performed live since 1980 and the latter which finds its way to the stage for the very first time, helps to make the delightful R40 Live a must for any true Rush devotee.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2015
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0888072382565
catalogNumber: 433825
Rank: 23412

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rush   Primary Artist
Geddy Lee   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Alex Lifeson   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Neil Peart   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Mike Rowland   Sound Design
David Bottrill   Engineer,Audio Production
Pye Dubois   Composer
Geddy Lee   Composer
Alex Lifeson   Composer
Doug McClement   Mobile Recording Engineer
Neil Peart   Composer
Hugh Syme   Art Direction,Illustrations
Corey Harris   Monitor Engineer
Brian Schuman   Producer
Pegi Cecconi   Executive Producer
Brad Madix   Concert Sound Engineer
Lorne Wheaton   Drum Technician
Dave Davidian   Video Director
Ray Danniels   Executive Producer
Scott Appleton   Guitar Techician
Rayanne Lepieszo   Merchandising
George Steinert   Stage Manager
Brent Carpenter   Monitor Mix Engineer
Elizabeth Boettcher   Video Producer
Matthew Miller   Videography
Ralph Mastrangelo   Concert Sound
Howard Ungerleider   Lighting Director
Philip Wilding   Liner Notes
Peter Talbot   Composer
Meghan Symsyk   Publicity,Marketing
John Virant   Executive Producer
John Arrowsmith   Pyrotechnics
Adam Jones   Marketing
Randy Johnson   Cover Photo
John McIntosh   Bass Technician
Ryan McCambridge   Audio Production
Andrew O'Toole   Lighting Technician
Patrick McLoughlin   Merchandising
Denis Ayotte   Lighting Technician
Benoit Paille   Lighting Technician
Jonathan Gagnon-Roy   Video Technician
Frederic Fournier   Engineer
Dominic Moreau   Chief Officer
Jason Heitman   Concert Sound
Alex Mahood   Merchandising
Kelly McLoughlin   Merchandising
Yanick Blais   Chief Officer
Laura Henry   Merchandising
Bob Ross   Pyrotechnics
Richie De Almeida   Merchandising
Louise Clash   Merchandising
Rancho Fantastico   Sound Design

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