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Rush Celebrates 40 Years Of Live Rock With “R40” Box Set

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Rush R40Hot on the heels of the 40th anniversary vinyl reissue earlier this year of Rush’s debut album, the Canadian prog-rock legends are celebrating their four decades of making music with a new career-spanning live box set coming soon from Concord Music Group and Rounder Records. R40, available in both DVD and Blu-ray formats on November 11, brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of the band’s long career. The box includes five videos first released between 2003 and 2013:

  • Rush in Rio (2003);
  • R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour (2005);
  • Snakes & Arrows Live (2008);
  • Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland (2011); and
  • Clockwork Angels Tour (2013)

The box set adds a bonus disc of previously unreleased live material recorded between 1974 and 2013 including all eight songs from the Laura Secord Secondary School show in 1974 featuring original drummer John Rutsey. This disc also features five songs from Passaic, New Jersey’s late, lamented Capitol Theatre in 1976 such as “Anthem” and “Lakeside Park,” the full, 7-part version of “2112” from 1997, “Lock and Key” from the Hold Your Fire tour, and footage from the band’s 2013 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

After the jump, we have more including the complete track listing and pre-order links! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Joe Marchese

November 6, 2014 at 11:17

Posted in Blu-Ray, Box Sets, DVD, Reissues, Rush