Available From Rhino On January 18th
Following a virtually five-year break from touring, Rush returned to the stage in 2002 to assist the trio’s seventeenth studio album, Vapor Trails. During the tour, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart performed to some the largest crowds the band’s profession, together with 40,000 folks on the tour’s ultimate cease in Rio de Janeiro. That live performance was launched in 2003 as Rush In Rio, which was licensed gold within the U.S. and Canada.
That dwell album was initially launched on CD and DVD, however has by no means appeared on vinyl – till now. Rush In Rio might be out there on January 18th as 4 180-gram LPs. The set is offered in a heavyweight gatefold jacket and comes with a code that enables the music to be downloaded digitally.
The assortment contains all 29 songs the Rock and Roll Hall Famers’ carried out on the live performance in Rio, plus two bonus tracks that have been recorded at different stops through the Vapor Trails Tour. “Between Sun & Moon” was recorded on September 27, 2002 in Phoenix, AZ and “Vital Signs” was recorded on October 19, 2002 in Quebec City, Quebec.
“In all of the years touring, few gigs matched the power we witnessed from the Rio viewers,” states guitarist Alex Lifeson. “Throughout the night time, they sang alongside to each track, which was fairly a feat contemplating English will not be so generally spoken there. They even sang robustly throughout ‘YYZ’ and that’s an instrumental! In truth, throughout mixing, we ten pulled the band tracks down and simply listened to the viewers and it was mind-blowing. We have been all so shocked by the welcome we obtained and the deep connection our followers needed to Rush. It stays one the best highlights we’ve skilled in over 40 years touring.”
Making the present in Rio uncommon and extraordinary, fan favorites which might be hardly ever performed collectively on the identical night time have been peppered all through the set record. This included the sprawling sci-fi epic “2112,” in addition to “Closer To The Heart,” “YYZ,” “Freewill,” “New World Man,” “Tom Sawyer,” and “Limelight.” One live performance’s excessive factors is Peart’s drum solo, which is titled “O Baterista,” Portuguese for “the drummer.” That efficiency earned the group a Grammy Award nomination for the Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
The songs that seem on Rush In Rio span the group’s complete profession as much as that time, together with a number of tracks from Vapor Trails: “Earthshine,” “One Little Victory,” “Ghost Rider” and “Secret Touch.” The the rest the set record touches on most Rush’s studio albums, together with 1996’s Test For Echo (“Driven,” and a uncommon acoustic efficiency “Resist”); 1984’s Grace Under Pressure (“Distant Early Warning” and “Red Sector A”); 1980’s Permanent Waves (“The Spirit Of Radio” and “Natural Science”) and 1974’s self-titled debut (“Working Man.”)
Since forming in 1968, Rush has turn into one the world’s most-popular progressive rock bands. Between its debut album in 1974 and its ultimate large-scale tour in 2015, the band has offered greater than 40 million albums all over the world, incomes 24 gold, 14 platinum and three multi-platinum albums.