Sunday, January 29, 2012
DO YOU NEED *ANOTHER* LIVE RUSH ALBUM? YES. YES YOU DO
But it does feature the band performing their greatest album (arguably) Moving Pictures, start to finish. And yeah, there are plenty of live versions of "Tom Sawyer," "Red Barchetta," and "Limelight" out there (although this "Barchetta" is a bit different, they go into a surf version of main riff). But I don't think the band ever performed "The Camera Eye" on tour before, and longtime Rush fans (myself included) were excited to hear them play it.
They also played two songs from their upcoming album, "BU2B" and "Caravan." Supposedly that album is coming out this year. There's also a new Neil Peart drum piece "Moto Perpetuo" which has more of his jazz/swing influence. What else is different about the album? They add a bit of reggae (yes, really) to "Working Man." So, really, it's not a totally essential to have. But for Rush fans, well, anything new is fun to have. That's how we roll.