Blame It On 'Rio'
The Rush live CD/DVD "Rush in Rio" chronicles a Nov. 23, 2002, show at Rio's Maracana Stadium on the final night of the veteran Canadian rock trio's Vapor Trails tour. The CD will be released by Anthem/Atlantic, while the DVD will be issued through Anthem/Coming Home/Zoe.
The audio discs features 28 songs, ranging from staples such as "Tom Sawyer," "Limelight," "The Spirit of Radio" and "YYZ" to newer album cuts like "One Little Victory," "Earthshine" and "Secret Touch." Says bassist Geddy Lee, "It was quite an evening with another incredible crowd and we managed pull off a pretty darn good performance to boot."
The "Rush in Rio" CD sports two bonus tracks recorded earlier in the tour: "Vital Signs," from 1981's "Moving Pictures," which has never appeared on a prior Rush live album; and "Between Sun & Moon," from 1993's "Counterparts," which made its concert debut on the trek.
DVD bonus features include a documentary by Rush photographer Andrew MacNaughtan, an animated clip for "By Tor & the Snow Dog," a recently discovered 1975 performance clip of "Anthem," two alternate angle clips of drummer Neil Peart's "O Baterista" solo number and multi-angle viewing options for "YYZ" and "La Villa Strangiato."