Having read a lot of reviews already here about this DVD, I thought it worthwhile to go to the trouble of writing my own just to help clear some fog some folks may be having about this DVD, as there seems to be mixed views about it...
1st. Should you already own " Beyond the Lighted Stage", this DVD will augment the over-all experience of the history of RUSH, especially if you thought that the discussions held on each album passed too quickly on the "Lighted Stage" DVD. This one offers more time time to realize & appraise each album, even if the reviews themselves are similar in outcome. For example, the album " A Farewell to Kings" is hardly mentioned at all on the Lighted Stage DVD, so I very much welcomed the appraisal found here for what is one of RUSH's best records ever ! So missing pieces to the RUSH puzzle are collected & presented on this baby folks.
2nd. The fact that interview footage "of the time" is used rather than "in the present" eliminates "hind-sight", so a more accurate appraisal by the band is provided at the time of a particular records release, (or with interviews back in the 1990's), so it's interesting to hear their thoughts / opinions about matters earlier in time.
3rd. Being an independent production also means that perhaps a more evenly balanced point-of-view results, as the editing process remains independent from the band & managers etc. You get warts & all, so the "truth" or accuracy of events is more easy to identify.
I believe that the only fault with this release is that it it stops at the bands early rise to grand-fame in he early 1980's ( Signals album ), so this only proves that even more time is needed to completely cover the bands career through the 1980's & 90's, & then through the 2000's...I hope that the same people get to make another "Part II" DVD of this band !
This one is titled "The Rise of Kings", so the next one has to be called "The Reign of Kings" ! I'm very much looking forward to it's release one-day !