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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!

All told, R40 comprises 10 DVDs or 6 BD; there are, however, minor variations in the track listings of the Rush in Rio and R30 programs.  Both formats are housed in a 52-page hardcover book illustrated with memorabilia and photographs documenting these past 40 years of Rush live in concert.   This celebration of all things Rush is available on November 11 from Rounder Records and can be pre-ordered at the links below!

Rush, R40 (Concord/Rounder, 2014

[Disc numbering reflects Blu-ray edition but track listings are identical except as noted below]

DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Disc 1: Rush in Rio

  1. Tom Sawyer
  2. Distant Early Warning
  3. New World Man
  4. Roll the Bones
  5. Earthshine
  6. YYZ
  7. The Pass
  8. Bravado
  9. The Big Money
  10. The Trees
  11. Freewill
  12. Closer to the Heart
  13. Natural Science
  14. One Little Victory
  15. Driven
  16. Ghost Rider
  17. Secret Touch
  18. Dreamline
  19. Red Sector A
  20. Leave That Thing Alone
  21. Baterista
  22. Resist
  23. 2112
  24. Limelight
  25. La Villa Strangiato
  26. The Spirit of Radio
  27. Encore Medley: By-Tor and the Snow Dog / Cygnus X-1 / Working Man
  28. Bonus Documentary – The Boys in Brazil – A film by Andrew MacNaughtan

MX Multiangle for “YYZ,” “O Baterista” and “La Villa Strangiato,” plus “Easter Eggs”: By-Tor movie and “Anthem 1975” are exclusive to DVD edition

Disc 2 – R30 (** indicates tracks exclusive to Blu-ray edition)

  1. R30 Overture (Finding My Way / Anthem / Bastille Day / A Passage To Bangkok / Cygnus X-1 / Hemispheres)
  2. The Spirit of Radio
  3. Force Ten
  4. Animate
  5. Subdivisions
  6. Earthshine
  7. Red Barchetta
  8. Roll the Bones
  9. Bravado**
  10. YYZ**
  11. The Trees**
  12. The Seeker
  13. One Little Victory**
  14. Tom Sawyer
  15. Dreamline
  16. Secret Touch**
  17. Between the Wheels
  18. Mystic Rhythms
  19. Red Sector A**
  20. Der Trommler
  21. Resist
  22. Heart Full of Soul
  23. Medley: 2112 / La Villa Strangiato** / By-Tor and the Snow Dog** / Xanadu / Working Man
  24. Summertime Blues
  25. Crossroads
  26. Limelight

DVD edition also includes: Interviews: (1) 1979 Hamilton, Ivor Wynne Stadium   (2) 1981 Le Studio, Quebec   (3) 1990 Artist of the Decade   (4) 1994 Juno Hall of Fame Induction   (5) 2002 Vapor Trails Tour From the Anthem vault: (1) Fly By Night   (2) Finding My Way (mpeg1 from ‘Rock Concert’)   (3) In The Mood (mpeg1 from ‘Rock Concert’)   (4) Circumstances   (5) La Villa Strangiato   (6) A Farewell to Kings   (7) Xanadu   (8) The Spirit of Radio (Soundcheck 1979 Ivor Wynne Stadium)   (9) Freewill (Toronto Rocks 2003)   (10) Closer to the Heart (Canada For Asia 2005)

Disc 3 – Snakes & Arrows Live

  1. Limelight
  2. Digital Man
  3. Entre Nous
  4. Mission
  5. Freewill
  6. The Main Monkey Business
  7. The Larger Bowl
  8. Secret Touch
  9. Circumstances
  10. Between the Wheels
  11. Dreamline
  12. Far Cry
  13. Workin’ Them Angels
  14. Armor and Sword
  15. Spindrift
  16. The Way the Wind Blows
  17. Subdivisions
  18. Natural Science
  19. Witch Hunt
  20. Malignant Narcissism – De Slagwerker
  21. Hope
  22. Distant Early Warning
  23. The Spirit of Radio
  24. Tom Sawyer
  25. One Little Victory
  26. A Passage to Bangkok
  27. YYZ
  28. Oh, Atlanta! The Authorized Bootlegs Bonus Songs (a) Ghost of a Chance   (b) Red Barchetta   (c) The Trees   (d) 2112 / The Temples of Syrinx

Disc Four – Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland

  1. The “Real” History of Rush Episode No.2 “Don’t Be Rash”
  2. The Spirit of Radio
  3. Time Stand Still
  4. Presto
  5. Stick it Out
  6. Workin’ Them Angels
  7. Leave That Thing Alone
  8. Faithless
  9. BU2B
  10. Freewill
  11. Marathon
  12. Subdivisions
  13. The “Real” History of Rush Episode No.17 “…and Rock and Roll is my name.”
  14. Tom Sawyer
  15. Red Barchetta
  16. YYZ
  17. Limelight
  18. The Camera Eye
  19. Witch Hunt
  20. Vital Signs
  21. Caravan
  22. Moto Perpetuo (featuring Love for Sale)
  23. O’Malley’s Break
  24. Closer to the Heart
  25. 2112 Overture / The Temple of Syrinx
  26. Far Cry
  27. La Villa Strangiato
  28. Working Man
  29. Outtakes from “History Of Rush Episodes 2 & 17” (Bonus Feature)
  30. “Tom Sawyer” featuring the cast of “The “Real” History of Rush Episode 17” (Bonus Feature)
  31. “Need Some Love” live at Laura Secord Secondary School (Bonus Feature)
  32. “Anthem” Live from Passaic, New Jersey (Bonus Feature)

Disc Five – Clockwork Angels Tour

  1. Subdivisions
  2. The Big Money
  3. Force Ten
  4. Grand Designs
  5. The Body Electric
  6. Territories
  7. The Analog Kid
  8. Bravado
  9. Where’s My Thing? / Here It Is! (drum solo)
  10. Far Cry
  11. Caravan
  12. Clockwork Angels
  13. The Anarchist
  14. Carnies
  15. The Wreckers
  16. Headlong Flight / Drumbastica
  17. Peke’s Repose (guitar solo)/ Halo Effect
  18. Seven Cities of Gold
  19. Wish Them Well
  20. The Garden
  21. Dreamline
  22. The Percussor: (I) Binary Love Theme (II) Steambanger’s Ball (drum solo)
  23. Red Sector A
  24. YYZ
  25. The Spirit of Radio
  26. Tom Sawyer
  27. 2112
  28. Limelight (Soundcheck Recording) (Bonus Song)
  29. Middletown Dreams (Bonus Song)
  30. The Pass (Bonus Song)
  31. Manhattan Project (Bonus Song)
  32. Can’t Stop Thinking Big (Tour Documentary) / Behind The Scenes (featuring Jay Baruchel) / Outtakes / Interview with Dwush / Family Goy / Family Sawyer / The Watchmaker / Office of The Watchmaker

Disc Six – R40 Bonus Disc

Laura Secord Secondary School 1974:

  1. Need Some Love
  2. Before and After
  3. Best I Can
  4. I’ve Been Runnin’
  5. Bad Boy
  6. The Loser
  7. Working Man
  8. In the Mood (partial)

Capitol Theatre 1976:

  1. Bastille Day
  2. Anthem
  3. Lakeside Park
  4. 2112
  5. Fly By Night/In the Mood

Lock and Key (1988)

Molson Amphitheatre 1997:

  1. Limelight
  2. Half the World
  3. Limbo
  4. Virtuality
  5. Nobody’s Hero
  6. Test for Echo
  7. Leave That Thing Alone/Drum Solo
  8. 2112 (all seven parts)

I Still Love You Man (2011)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2013:

  1. 2112 featuring Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nick Raskulinecz
  2. Tom Sawyer
  3. The Spirit of Radio

Written by Joe Marchese

November 6, 2014 at 11:17

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

3 Responses

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  1. So, basically, neither the DVD or BD set is complete? Is that it? To get every piece you have to buy both sets…?

    The Thorn

    November 6, 2014 at 13:48

    • Apparently both Rush Backstage Club and Best Buy are selling an exclusive set which contains the missing material from either on an extra disc. They areincluding on that an additional 3 tracks from Molson.

      Still the whole thing kind of reeks as a money grab but I don’t have any of this on DVD or Blu Ray so….Merry christmas to me.

      Daddydinorawk

      November 6, 2014 at 14:07

      • Good to know. Thanks for the info. I guess, if I buy it, it’ll have to be from one of those two outlets. If. I’d be more likely to if it were more readily available.

        The Thorn

        November 6, 2014 at 23:46


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