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4.35 | 263 ratings

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4 stars The only flaw appears to be some soundcheck errors -- other than that, this DVD is the gift that keeps on giving!

Rush creatively lengthens their set list to cover all their favorite songs by about four times the average. The concert itself easily lasts for two to three hours if watched from beginning to end.

You need to see this to believe it. There is nothing short of perfect in this album, especially with Neil Peart who (at the date of the DVD) plays over twenty songs behind the drum set at age 51, including an eight-minute drum solo famously known as "O Baterista". Alex Lifeson's got some great stuff during "La Villa Strangiato" in which he blabbers about nothing into the microphone instead of playing a guitar solo. Despite the fact that he sometimes suffers from Scorioscis (forgive me if I've mispelled that word), his incredibly fast riffs on "The Spirit Of Radio" and "By-Tor and The Snow Dog" show little signs of aging. Most importantly, though his voice may grow a bit raspy at the end of the concert, (Who wouldn't? It's three freaking hours of non-stop singing) Geddy Lee still runs the miracle marathon by hopping up and down with his bass guitar in hand while belting out the cerebral lyrics to such classics as "Distant Early Warning" and "Natural Science".

This is a must-buy for any avid Rush fan AND for anybody interested in researching them.

| 4/5 |


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