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5 stars Simply put: a treat.

EXIT...STAGE LEFT: the guys are in their late 20's, so they move and shake and roll. Lifeson is very lively: twirling, jumping, running on stage and interacting with Geddy, who seems a lot more shy than usual. Peart is not filmed often as I would and there's no drum solo. The lighting stage is kinda lame, it's always the 'lava lamp effect' as I call it: not enough light. The picture quality on the other hand is top notch, and the sound is even better; somebody brought up big bucks to nip and tuck all that! Overall, the classics are there, but it's the weakest of the 3.

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE TOUR: Oh yeah baby, my favorite. Althought it's been filmed with a curious lens effect (kinda greasy), the performance is over my expectations. They have fun, and I mean fun. Lifeson is funnier than ever, teasing Geddy and making funny gestures. Peart as always, himself. Geddy is of course, too occupied to really let it out loud, but he's looser than the previous DVD. A first, lasers are now part of the show and super background images and short films can be seen. Once again, no Peart solo but it's good, good, good.

A SHOW OF HANDS: too bad this is the Hold Your Fire Tour, because the songlist could've been more selective. We have to endure some more obscure material but everything is there at the right place. The band is super tight, in my humble opinion, the pinnacle of their carreers. Geddy is super busy and so is Peart. Lifeson is making again an absolute idiot of himself (in the right way) and many times I laugh out loud, seeing him interact with Peart and Lee. The song listing is impressive, making an almost 2 hours of show. The most complete show to me, done by guys at the top of their shapes. Satisfying and good replay value.

This is a must for collectors, almost too good to be true. Classic? Discutable, but I'm so happy it's out, I have to give full credit.

Menswear | 5/5 |


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