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Rush - Exit... Stage Left (VHS) CD (album) cover




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4 stars What could you expect about this live album film?

Ok first this album was filmed in the Moving Pictures tour exactly between 1980-81, this was the first release of Rush in Video, we have an excellent setlist and amazing performence by them on stage. Also Im going to give you some pros and cons of this live album.

Its very interesting how the early Rush played on stage, so furious, so energetic, so wild (specially the Geddy´s voice) this concert is an incredibly footage, maybe you can expect a masterpiece of concert but no really. We have top songs in this gig, Xanadu is well-executed and the guys play this song with double neck guitars and half bass-half 12 strings guitar by Geddy. Also you can see how they are getting funny on stage even joking between Alex and Geddy, by the way is very strange to see Xanadu with both instruments, so this video contains an excellent choice if you want to check Xanadu with double neck instruments because Rush no longer use them. The are also some introductory chats before some songs by the band member like Tom Sawyer and some cartoon sequences in Red Barchetta. Well I almost said some of the Pros, now the Cons.

YYZ is not played complete (just some scenes from Neil´s Solo) at least no in film footage but wheter in the audio album of the same name. The medleys are funny but I´d prefer to see 2112 (Overture/Temples of Syrinx) as usual, but its ok both medleys are funny and very entertaining. The credits roll with YYZ in the audio(not complete). Overall it a great footage if you want to see Rush in post-early days,--Highly Recommended!

squire4001 | 4/5 |


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