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RUSH’S First Three Concert Videos Debut On DVD Featuring New 5.1 Surround Sound And Stereo Mixes Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 May 2006
The band’s first three concert home videos, each of which is out of print in any format, will be issued for the first time together and on DVD. The four-disc box set Rush Replay x 3 (Mercury/UMe), will be released June 13, 2006, combines the three DVDs-- Exit…Stage Left, Grace Under Pressure and A Show Of Hands--with a never-before-released CD soundtrack version of Grace Under Pressure.
Each DVD features new 5.1 surround sound and stereo mixes created by guitarist Alex Lifeson and Mike Fraser from the original concert multi-tracks as well as digitally transferred and remastered visuals. The package also includes mini reprints of the original tour booklets for the three concerts.

In 1981, the double LP Exit…Stage Left was released. The 60-minute home video of the same name, filmed March 27, 1981 at The Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, includes “Limelight,” “Tom Sawyer,” “The Trees,” “Xanadu,” “Red Barchetta,” “Freewill,” “Closer To The Heart” and “YYZ.”

The 70-minute-plus Grace Under Pressure, released 1985, was shot at Maple Leaf Gardens in Rush’s hometown of Toronto. Some of the songs included are; as “The Spirit Of Radio” ,“New World Man” “The Enemy Within,” “Distant Early Warning,” “Red Sector A,” , “Witch Hunt” and a finale of “Vital Signs”/“Finding My Way”/“In the Mood.”

A Show Of Hands released in 1991 is the 90-minute video of a 1988 concert in Birmingham, England nearly duplicates the songs on the same-named live album. Perennial favorites were joined by newer songs such as “Marathon,” “Turn The Page,” “Manhattan Project” and “Force Ten,” plus an encore medley of “2112”/“La Villa Strangiato”/“In The Mood.”

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