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Bill Collins
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Posted: 26 June 2007 at 1:31pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Me neither Al,if i want oldies i can chuck in one of the last two concert dvd`s.I am a bit disappointed that they are including songs off Feedback instead of all their own stuff,they could have dusted down a rarely heard track as with Circumstances.Never mind i am still counting down the days to October! I also have Dream Theater tickets and Thin Lizzy/Queensryche tickets for around he same time.
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Posted: 30 June 2007 at 1:12pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I had a blast at the back-to back Florida dates. What a powerful show. Fun, too. The band's wacky sense of humor is in full flight. I love the set-list, especially the inclusion of so many new songs. A strong choice. That's how you tour a new album. Next up is Vegas, then Cinci and Columbus, and then the final show of the North American tour - Toronto.
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Posted: 03 July 2007 at 1:16pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Got my MVI,great making of documentary,and the 5.1 mix is excellent,love the way the line that is the title of a classic album seems to float around the room as Ged sings it in Workin` Them Angels! It really opens up the sound mix being in 5.1.
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Posted: 03 July 2007 at 1:26pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Dang, Bill -- how did you manage that? Mine hasn't even arrived yet and I'm
only in Canada!

Time to track my shipment!
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Posted: 03 July 2007 at 3:04pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Hey Al,i was upset i only got it yesterday due to the postal strike over here,i should have had it Saturday and had all weekend to play with it!The mail woman came just over an hour before i had to leave for work,tempting me to throw a sickie,but i`m too loyal! Having said that,i ordered a Counterparts t-shirt and it took 7 weeks to arrive! Trust Al,it`s worth the wait!
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Posted: 03 July 2007 at 3:18pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Well, if it never shows up I'll make sure I stop at your place when I take that
trip back to the old ancestral home that I'm always talking about...
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Posted: 03 July 2007 at 3:21pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Just don`t mail yourself over here!
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Byron Graham
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Posted: 09 July 2007 at 2:39pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Over at neilpeart.net you can listen to the "drums only" version of "The Main Monkey Business". It's an Adoble Flash thingy -- anybody know how I can extract the audio and import into iTunes?
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Posted: 09 July 2007 at 2:55pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Just got my S&A Special Edition.










WOW.










I can't imagine ever listening to it in old-fashioned stereo ever again.
(But of course, next time I get in the car, I will!)

Worth the purchase price alone, and the making-of doc is sweet as well.
Can't wait to see them in September!
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Posted: 09 July 2007 at 3:28pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Phew! glad you finally got it Al!

The line `Moving Picture` actually moving around the room...fantastic!

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The second guitar part in "Good News First" moving around the room!
The drums in the choruses of "The Way the Wind Blows" moving around the
room!
The solo in "We Hold On" moving around the room!

Love it.
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Posted: 10 July 2007 at 11:27am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

If only they would remix Hemispheres or Power Windows etc in 5.1
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Posted: 14 July 2007 at 7:50pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

My daughter and I are driving down from Edmonton to see Rush in Calgary on Wednesday. This will be my fourth show, my kid's first. She is 15 and has been playing drums for a couple of years now. She is in AWE at the prospect of seeing Neil Peart, and we have great middle aisle seats in row 12.


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Posted: 15 July 2007 at 3:12am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Randall,if Neil spots her showing her appreciation and `air drumming` he may single her out for a pair of sticks,that`s what he does a few times in his book Roadshow.
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Posted: 28 July 2007 at 11:52am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Caught them last night ... the boys definitely delivered the goods.  They looked like they were really enjoying themselves, too.  And the crowd was definitely INTO it ... I'm amazed these guys are still commanding 15,000 people the way they are after all this time.

Wonderful light show ... loved the War of the Worlds/Matrix Lighting Sentinels. :)  And the lasers still give me chills after their debut on the Grace tour back in 84.

Interesting setlist choices ... I've got a bunch of bootlegs from the tour, and knew about all the surprises, but was still taken aback with opening the second set with so much consecutive S&A material.  Standing on my feet and watching the whole time, it really hit me how long all those songs are played back to back.

I'm still curious about why they've added a second "Wheels within wheels" verse to Natural Science, AND cut the guitar solo/third verse from the end.  Odd.

At the risk of being burned at the stake, I have to say that I'm glad certain classic songs have been omitted this tour.  They were getting tired to my ears ... and frankly, I'd like to nominate 3 other such songs to join them on holiday.  Give me back The Camera Eye, Jacob's Ladder, A Farewell to Kings or something.  However, I suppose certain songs are expected ...

Finally, I got MAJOR chills to see Alex and Geddy pull out their respective Gibson ES-335 and Rickenbacker 4001 at the end of the show.  Total time shift ... just like when I saw them on the Hemispheres and Permanent Waves tours back in the day. :)

Question for everyone who's caught the tour:  How would you guys rate the sound?

 

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Posted: 29 July 2007 at 2:17am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Glad you had a good time, Gene. Did they play Distant Early Warning?
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Posted: 30 July 2007 at 2:33pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Glad you had a good time, Gene. Did they play Distant Early Warning?

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Thanks, Brian - yes, they did.

I'd be happy to post the setlist with a spoiler alert if you guys want.

 

 

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Posted: 30 July 2007 at 4:58pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Sweet. Distant Early Warning is my favorite Rush song, and I swear I could listen to nothing but the bass line from that song over and over again for an hour without getting bored.


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Posted: 02 August 2007 at 6:42pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

I wonder where that kid that was in the video is now ...

 

 

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Posted: 03 August 2007 at 1:40am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Still orbiting the earth? ;-)
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Has anyone ever noticed the homage to the Distant Early Warning video in
the Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets movie?

During the Quidditch match when Harry and Draco are flying underneath the
stands, there's a moment when Harry looks up and makes the exact same
facial expression that the kid does in the video.

I've always wondered if it was deliberate...
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Has anyone ever noticed the homage to the Distant Early Warning video in
the Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets movie?

During the Quidditch match when Harry and Draco are flying underneath the
stands, there's a moment when Harry looks up and makes the exact same
facial expression that the kid does in the video.

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Interesting ... frankly, I thought that scene was an homage to the Quidditch scenes in all the other Harry Potter movies.

 

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Posted: 05 August 2007 at 11:00pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

I wonder where that kid that was in the video is now ...

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Ask Geddy. If I remember my Rush trivia correctly, that's his son.

Also, Brian, if you go back to the last page I posted the setlist there. DEW is
alternating with the 2nd song after the drum solo (I figure it's no spoiler that
there IS a drum solo!).

Counting the days until Milwaukee - it kind of stinks being on the last leg!
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I`m counting the days to 12th October!
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Chris got it right; the kid in the Distant Early Warning video is Geddy's son Julian.


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