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4 stars There must be something about Rio De Janeiro. Bands who goes there suddenly gets a second life. Iron Maiden did and so did Rush too.

Rush is pretty massive in South America, but has hardly ever toured there. I believe the gigs in Rio was their first ever visit on that continent (?). Hence the pensioned off Closer To The Heart was suddenly included again due to popular demand from their fans down there. That song is included in this album too and rightly so. It is one of my favorite Rush songs too so thumbs up to people power.

People power is what I will remember this triple CD for. The audience noise is well represented here and the audience is encouraging Alex, Neil and Geddy to give their best. They succeed. Power to the Rush fans.

Music wise, you get some of the best Rush songs here. The ones they can play live and which is regarded as their greatest songs, that is. The band is in top form. The sound is good and include plenty of audience reactions. You get the feeling of being present there. Listen to the album when taking a cold shower to get the 100 % authentic "being there" feeling if you want. Yes, there was some rainshowers there during that gig.

The collection of songs is great and includes some improved versions of songs from Test For Echo (an acoustic version of Resist) and Vapor Trails. The value for money is top rate too.


4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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