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Rush DVD/Video?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Tapp, Oct 24, 2001.


  1. Tapp

    Tapp

    Aug 29, 2001
    USA, Mississippi
    I was watching MTV X recently and saw a video of "Closer to the Heart" from the "Different Stages" album. Does anyone know if a DVD or Video is coming out supporting the "Different Stages" album??

    Are there any other Rush videos out?

    thanks,
    Tapp
     
  2. Try www.allmusic.com or www.allmovie.com
    Last time I looked there were none in print.

    I have been confused by this for a while.
    I have a King Crimson DVD and with Surround Sound the thing is incredible.

    I am shocked that there is yet to be a DVD of Rush.
    I would guess it would be just as good as the KC DVD.
    I must say the the Alice Cooper Brutal Planet DVD is pretty kicking also.
     
  3. The Rush DVD came out in late September, I believe. A friend of mine has it and says it's killer. I would have bought it the day it came out, except I don't have a DVD player!
     
  4. I ordered the "Chronicles" DVD last week from Amazon, only to find that they are on 4 week backorder. I'll wait as long as it takes to get mine!
     
  5. seamus

    seamus

    Feb 8, 2001
    Jersey
    I bought the Chronicles DVD recently. I must say that I'm disappointed the last two music DVD's I bought (Rush's Chronicles and DT's Scenes) only have 2 channel dolby digital. I would really like to see the record companies spring for 5.1 sound. I think it is far more immersive, especially for live performances. Aside from that though, the DVD itself is really enjoyable, I recommend it!

    The Steely Dan and Sade DVD's I have are both live performances, both feature 5.1 processing, and sound simply awesome. I can understand that maybe the record companies feel bands like Rush and DT don't have as wide a fan base, but come on! Bands like that deserve to sound as good as possible, and I think that if the label is going to put out a music DVD, they should not skimp on the most important aspect, the sound.

    The Chronicles DVD is cool though, some of those videos I had never seen before. It's too bad they are on back order, I was in Best Buy the other day and they even had one there. Hopefully you'll get one soon funky.

    One curious detail is with some of the studio videos from Moving Pictures. Though I realize videos in the studio are still just videos, you'll be hard pressed to find any differences between what's on the record and in the videos themselves. I know for one thing that the studio in the videos from that album was definitely a studio they used extensively back then. Pay close attention to all members during vids like Limelight, Tom Sawyer, and Vital Signs. They are definitely in the studio with cans on, and I could swear that from watching them play their lines and solos that those video cuts might very well have comprised the final cuts on the record in some cases.

    For example, watch Alex play the Limelight solo, looks just as you would expect for what you hear on the record. The thing that's cool about Alex is he never tries to be the fastest player in the world, but the nuances to solos like the one in Limelight are sheer genius in my opinion. If the bends, slides, and trem work aren't spot on with a solo like that, it sticks out like a sore thumb. This is why some of those clips look like final cuts to me, they are very precise, no posing and junk. The other obvious one would be Neil, I mean, I don't doubt he's capable of laying down the tracks for an entire album in a matter of a couple days or less.

    The thing that's really curious about one video is that Ged pulls out the old Ric on Tom Sawyer, when general consensus seems to be that he used the Jazz on that entire album. Wait 'til you see the videos to see what I mean. The argument against what I've said here would be that in many cases, it appears as if they are playing together all at once, which is not customary for that caliber of recording. The shots I am referring to are mostly ones where you see one of them playing only by themselves, that's the key. Those are the clips that look like they may have taped final cuts specifically for use in the videos. The group shots are tight, but obviously not the way they would record.