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With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most popular. The RIAA has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by the Beatles and the ... Read more in Amazon's Rush Store

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  • Audio CD (27 Oct. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Live, Box set
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B0000C0FJB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,884 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. Tom Sawyer (Rio Live Album Version) 5:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
  2. Distant Early Warning (Rio Live Album Version) 4:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
  3. New World Man (Rio Live Album Version) 4:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
  4. Roll The Bones (Rio Live Album Version) 6:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
  5. Earthshine (Rio Live Album Version) 5:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
  6. YYZ [Rio Live Album Version] 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. The Pass (Rio Live Album Version) 4:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
  8. Bravado (Rio Live Album Version) 6:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
  9. The Big Money (Rio Live Album Version) 5:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
10. Trees (Rio Live Album Version) 5:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
11. Free Will (Rio Live Album Version) 5:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
12. Closer To The Heart [Rio Live Album Version] 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Natural Science (Rio Live Album Version) 8:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
14. One Little Victory (Rio Live Album Version) 5:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
15. Driven (Rio Live Album Version) 5:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
16. Ghost Rider (Rio Live Album Version) 5:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
17. Secret Touch (Rio Live Album Version) 7:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
18. Dreamline (Rio Live Album Version) 5:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
19. Red Sector A (Rio Live) 5:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
20. Leave That Thing Alone (Rio Live Album Version) 4:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
21. O Baterista (Rio Live Album Version) 8:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
22. Resist (Rio Live Acoustic Album Version) 4:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
23. 2112 [Rio Live Album Version] 6:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
24. Limelight (Rio Live Album Version) 4:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
25. La Villa Strangiato (Rio Live Album Version)10:05Album Only
26. Spirit Of Radio (Rio Live Album Version) 4:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
27. By-Tor And The Snowdog (Rio Live Album Version) 4:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
28. Cygnus X-1 (Rio Live Album Version) 3:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
29. Working Man (Rio Live Album Version) 5:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
30. Between Sun And Moon (Rio Live Album Version) 4:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
31. Vital Signs (Rio Live Album Version) 4:59£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Astonishingly, Rush in Rio is the fifth live album of the Canadian power trio's career, and it's probably their best yet. This three-CD set is the audio companion to the double-DVD release of the same title: both formats commemorate the climactic concert of the Vapor Trails tour, in which Messrs Lee, Lifeson and Peart played to an ecstatic audience of 60,000 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on November 23, 2002. Kicking off with the crowd-pleasing "Tom Sawyer", Rush reach back into every phase of their catalogue to provide a bravura demonstration of musicianship infused with apparently limitless energy. In a pretty much flawless set of almost three hours' duration there's something to please everyone: classic 70s prog numbers ("The Trees", "2112"), the lighter 80s ("New World Man", "Bravado"), and newer 90s ("Driven", "Leave That Thing Alone"), not forgetting material from Vapor Trails itself. The surprise highlight of the evening follows Neil Peart's storming drum solo "O Baterista": an unplugged rendition of "Resist", with Lee and Lifeson on acoustic guitars.

The tracklisting is the same as the DVD, with the addition of two "authorised bootleg" bonus tracks taken from earlier gigs during the same tour: "Between Sun and Moon" (originally from the Counterparts album) and "Vital Signs" (from Moving Pictures). Anyone who hasn't seen the film footage will wonder a little at the dragon noises during "One Little Victory"; nor will they get to see Neil Peart's revolving drum kit or Geddy Lee's washing machines; but with performance and sound mix of this quality, it's likely that Rush fans will not hesitate to acquire both formats. --Mark Walker

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Unusually for Rush, this is their second triple-live album in just four years (they tend to do them at the end of four-album cycles), follwing on from 1999s "Different Stages".
Recorded on their "Vapor Trails" tour of 2002, this see's Rush back in the limelight (sic) after their sabatical following drummer/lyricist Neil Peart's personal tragedies of losing his daughter and wife (see "Ghost Rider" in the book reviews).
Some reviewers have mentioned poor sound quality and the crowd noise as being minus points, but they did'nt bother this listener. In fact, the crowd noise adds to atmosphere - these guys are going nuts!
My only gripe is seeing some over-familiar songs again (Closer to the Heart, Spirit of Radio, Freewill etc to name but a few) that have been featured on previous live albums (including the prior "Different Stages"). But this is more than made up for by the new material from "Vapor Trails" - freed from the muddy production/mastering of that studio album, songs like "Earthshine", "Ghost Rider" and "Secret Touch" come alive - shame there's not more of them! The acoustic version of "Resist" is simply gorgeous, a shame Rush don't gear down a little like this in the studio more often.
Guitarist Alex Lifeson's narration in the middle of "La Villa Strangiato" is like some kind of surreal dream and a blast at that. Geddy Lee's bass really punches through on most tracks and his voice sounds great for the most part, if a little thin on the high notes - lower down the warm, rich tones of his singing really shine.
Hell, its Rush - they haven't toured the UK and Europe in over a decade (and they comment as such in the sleeve notes) - so this (and the DVD) are the next best thing.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 4 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
By Rush's normally high standards, this CD is a bit of a let down. It sounds more like a decent bootleg recording rather than an official release. In places the relatively raw sound can be considered to be preferable to an overly-polished official live album, but for much of the time the vocals are too distant, the crowd a little too noisy and the drums lack "oomph".
I understand that the recording equipment used was below par, but surely something could have been done at the mixing stage? In any case, if they wanted to release a live album, could they not have used material from other shows on the tour. The two songs on here which were recorded at another show - "Between Sun and Moon" and "Vital Signs" - have superior sound quality.
It's also not one of Rush's best performances. Alex sounds a little tired on a few songs, notably "Earthshine". It's a bit sad, too, that much of the subtle intro to "La Villa Strangiato" has been dropped from its rendition here, with no keyboard part at all.
Despite all this, the CD is still worth buying. Any decent Rush live recording is always worth having. The setlist is good and some of the songs ARE delivered very well. Alex's insane ramblings in "La Villa" are quite amusing, too.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dr Frazer Anderson on 11 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
Newsflash: Rush in "not only still alive, but still pretty damn good" shock!
Sometimes a band can last too long. Usually the buying public have ways of making this extremely obvious but some bands have a momentum which refutes all critical analysis and allows them to carry on regardless. ("Exhibit A, m'lud: the Rolling Stones").
I must admit that, having been a devoted Rush fan since the 1970's, I wondered if they had reached that point. "Test for Echo" is the only Rush album I've played less than a dozen times and I didn't even buy "Vapor Trails". As owner of (and indeed background vocal contributor on) two previous Rush live sets, I didn't even consider buying this.
My mistake.
This is the bounciest, most squeakily fresh live Rush set since "All the World's A Stage" way back in 1978. Why? Because, I suggest, they've stopped trying to play their songs live in exactly the same fashion as they appear on the studio album. By the mid-80's, live Rush sets had got to the point where they were technically remarkable - but nonetheless inevitably inferior - copies of their studio sound. Fine if you're actually there at the time hearing and seeing it, but hard to enthuse about if you weren't and have the studio versions to compare the live album with.
This time around, the owerwhelming sense I get from "Rush In Rio" is that they were having an absolute blast. No, the sound is not as good as on either of their last two live sets - but the verve, the swivel, the joie de vivre is there in spades. The audience are going bonkers and the three members of the band are giving it maximum welly. THIS is what live music is about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Prog-lover on 22 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Don't believe the hype, people. This is a poorly recorded and poorly produced album from a great band who really should know better. If you want a good live album, try 'All The World's a Stage', 'Exit..Stage Left' or even 'A Show of Hands', but avoid this one. As mentioned in previous reviews, the sound quality is very off-putting; at times the crowd seems to overpower the music you are trying to listen to. But don't get me wrong; I appreciate good music as much as the next person and can't really fault Rush over the years for their attention to detail, but unfortunately in the case of 'Rush in Rio' this sounds as if it belongs in the bargain bin of your local supermarket rather than as part of their very decent back-catalogue. Some good points; the packaging is good, the photo's within are excellent and Neal Peart's overview of the concert is well written. Further to this, the actual set list is very good. Prime candidate for a re-mix to get the sound balance right. Once that happens I'm sure it's a CD that I will play all the time. But until then, I'll save my money, thank you.
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