Not all that long ago, Canadian rock trio Rush wrapped up their Snakes & Arrows tour, and headed home for a well-deserved break from the road. That does not mean that group is done making news, however.
Announced yesterday on the group’s official website was word that a brand-new 3-disk DVD set is in the works, and is set for release on November 25th by Zoë Vision/Anthem Entertainment. Snakes & Arrows Live sounds like a DVD set that no serious Rush fan will want to be without.
Filmed with 21 high-definition cameras in full 16:9 wide screen format, and available on Blu-Ray DVD, the featured concert footage was shot during two nights of the group’s show at the Netherlands’ Ahoy Rotterdam arena during October, 2007. There is also some additional footage in standard-definition that was filmed in Atlanta just a couple of months ago during July.
In addition to the performance footage that one can normally expect with a set like this, there are some extra features that showcase “the still emerging comedic talents of both Alex and Geddy who excel (and revel) in their roles as wild characters,” according to the press release on the group’s website.
Collector’s quality packaging will enclose this new DVD set, and also offers a choice of Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound or PCM Stereo for a superior audio experience. It was mixed by frequent collaborator Richard Chycki (who has also worked with Aerosmith and Mick Jagger). The total running time for the set is a little over 3 and-a-half hours, which should provide a very satisfying dose of Rush for their dedicated fans.
The track list for this set is as follows:
- Digital Man
- Entre Nous
- The Main Monkey Business
- The Larger Bowl
- Secret Touch
- Between the Wheels
- What’s Thats Smell (DVD Content)
- 2007 Tour Outtakes
- What’s That Smell Outtakes
- Far Cry (Alternate cut featuring rear screen footage)
- The Way the Wind Blows (Alternate cut featuring rear screen footage)
- Red Sector A from the R30 Tour
- Far Cry
- Workin’ Them Angels
- Armour and Sword
- The Way the Wind Blows
- Natural Science
- Witch Hunt
- Malignant Narcissism – De Slagwerker
- Distant Early Warning
- The Spirit of Radio
- Tom Sawyer
- One Little Passage
- A Passage to Bangkok
Oh, Atlanta – The Authorized Bootlegs
- Ghost of a Chance
- Red Barchetta
- The Trees
- 2112/The Temples of Syrinx