Attention Rush fans: Have room on your media shelf for yet another Rush concert tour video?
In what is now a familiar pattern of documenting every tour, the recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced a concert video from their 2012-13 Clockwork Angels tour over the summer. Today, the 2-DVD/single BluRay received a release date: November 19th.
Captured in November 2012 at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, the “Clockwork Angels” setlist pulls heavily from Rush’s 80’s output with tracks such as “Middletown Dreams,” “The Body Electric” and “Grand Designs,” as well as a predictable, heavy dose of material from “Clockwork Angels,” Rush’s first-ever concept album, released last year.
Of course, Rush fans know that a highlight of this tour was the eight-piece string ensemble that added their touch to the “Clockwork Angels” music as well as classic Rush tracks such as “YYZ,” marking the first time in their career that the trio brought additional musicians on tour to enhance their music.
Another big highlight was not one, but three drum solos from Neil Peart, all of which are featured in the video. What’s more, fans will be treated to numerous special features including a new documentary, “Can’t Stop Thinking Big,” profiling the behind the scenes goings-on.
For years, Rush fans lamented how few DVD’s the group released, but since “Vapor Trails,” the group has been prolific in getting both current and past releases out. “Clockwork Angels” figures to be a must-have for both hardcore Rush fans and prog enthusiasts.
You can view the trailer here.
The Big Money
The Body Electric
The Analog Kid
Where’s My Thing?/Drum Solo #1
Headlong Flight/Drum Solo #2
Peke’s Repose/Halo Effect
Seven Cities of Gold
Wish Them Well
Drum Solo #3
Red Sector A
The Spirit of Radio
Limelight (soundcheck recording)
Can’t Stop Thinking Big (tour documentary)
Behind The Scenes
Interview With Dwush
The Watchmaker (intermission tour film)
Office Of The Watchmaker (closing tour film)