Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Rush - Rush in Rio CD (album) cover




Heavy Prog

4.35 | 263 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars This is definitely a must-have for everyone who likes Rush even slightly. I'm slightly embarrased to admit that i heard Rush the first time quite recently. And i have to say that they went straight up as one of my all time favourites. I still will not make reviews of Rush' classic albums since so many other people have already reviewed these masterpieces.

However, Canada's gift to the worl of prog pulls out a kickass show on this one. And besides that, this DVD features one of the craziest crowds ever, as many reviewers have pointed out before. Basicly the only fault i can think of, is the sometimes undeniably poor mixing and soundquality, which is caused by the fact that they actually didn't have time for a soundcheck. But otherwise the gig is amazing.

In my opinion the highlights of the concert are of course the classics Tom Sawyer, YYZ and amazingly enercetic Spirit of Radio along with Neil Peart's insane drum solo. But even better is the intstrumental piece La Villa Strangiato, where Alex Lifeson plays one of the greatest guitar solo i've heard in a while (seriously, it's amazing!) and then some rather obscure sort of, hmmm, jazz-singing... it's quite hard to describe...

The only reason why i didn't give 5 stars to Rush in Rio is the sometimes non-perfect soundquality. Anyways, one of greatest progconcerts i've seen/heard.

delirium | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this RUSH review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives