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Rush in Rio

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Released  October 21, 2003
Rush in Rio (2003)  Feedback (2004)
Release date  21 October 2003
Length  173:25
Artist  Rush
Label  Atlantic Records
Rush in Rio httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaendd2Rus
Recorded  November 23, 2002 at Maracanã Stadium September 27, 2002 ("Between Sun & Moon") October 19, 2002 ("Vital Signs")
Producer  Alex Lifeson and James "Jimbo" Barton
Genres  Rock music, Progressive rock, Hard rock
Similar  Rush albums, Progressive rock albums

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Rush in Rio is a three-disc live album by Canadian band Rush, released on October 21, 2003. The album is also available as a two DVD set. With the exception of the last two tracks on the third disc, the album was recorded at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on the final night of the Vapor Trails Tour. The other two tracks were taken from previous shows on the same tour. "Between Sun & Moon" was recorded at the Cricket Wireless Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona, on September 27, 2002, and "Vital Signs" was recorded at the Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, on October 19, 2002.


The DVD has been certified 7× Platinum by the R.I.A.A. in the US with over 700,000 copies sold as of September 2010. The track "O Baterista" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 2005, but lost to Brian Wilson's "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow".

Rush in Rio was the first live album released by the band to not follow the pattern of releasing a live album after every four studio releases, and was also the first to feature a complete setlist without any changes in song order, including Neil Peart's drum solo. It is also the band's first live album that presents a single night's performance in its entirety (not counting the two bonus tracks). In an interview about the album and DVD, Alex Lifeson and James "Jimbo" Barton noted that it took an extended amount of time to mix the sound. This was due to technical difficulties of recording the audio on primitive equipment.

At this concert, Rush played to 40,000, their second largest crowd on the Vapor Trails Tour (the largest crowd was 60,000 at the show the previous night in São Paulo). In a rare departure from the band's practice of re-creating the sound of their studio work when playing live, the song "Resist" (on disc 2) was rearranged into a stripped-down acoustic version between Lifeson and Lee, with Peart sitting out after his drum solo.

Track listing

  • All Songs Written By Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson & Neil Peart, except where noted.
  • Disc 1

    1. "Tom Sawyer" – 5:04 (Pye Dubois, Lee, Lifeson, Peart)
    2. "Distant Early Warning" – 4:50
    3. "New World Man" – 4:04
    4. "Roll the Bones" – 6:15
    5. "Earthshine" – 5:44
    6. "YYZ" – 4:56 (Lee, Peart)
    7. "The Pass" – 4:52
    8. "Bravado" – 6:19
    9. "The Big Money" – 6:03
    10. "The Trees" – 5:12
    11. "Freewill" – 5:48
    12. "Closer to the Heart" – 3:04 (Peter Talbot, Lee, Lifeson, Peart)
    13. "Natural Science" – 8:34

    Disc 2

    1. "One Little Victory" – 5:32
    2. "Driven" – 5:22
    3. "Ghost Rider" – 5:36
    4. "Secret Touch" – 7:00
    5. "Dreamline" – 5:10
    6. "Red Sector A" – 5:16
    7. "Leave That Thing Alone" (Instrumental) – 4:59
    8. "O Baterista" (instrumental) – 8:54 (Peart)
    9. "Resist" – 4:23
    10. "2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx" – 6:52

    Disc 3

    1. "Limelight" – 4:29
    2. "La Villa Strangiato" (Instrumental) - 10:05
    3. "The Spirit of Radio" – 5:28
    4. "By-Tor & The Snow Dog" - 4:35
    5. "Cygnus X-1" (Instrumental) - 3:12
    6. "Working Man" - 5:34
    7. "Between Sun & Moon" – 4:51 (Bonus Track) (Lee, Lifeson, Peart, Dubois)
    8. "Vital Signs" – 4:58 (Bonus Track)


  • Geddy Lee - Vocals, bass and acoustic guitars, synthesizers
  • Alex Lifeson - Electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Neil Peart - Drums, percussion
  • Production

  • Produced & Mixed By Alex Lifeson & James "Jimbo" Barton
  • Recorded & Engineered By Brad Madix
  • Mastered By Adam Ayan
  • Directed & Produced by Daniel Catullo
  • Additional Recording Studio - Icon Recording Studios, Hollywood, California. Icon Recording Studios owner and Chief Engineer - Andrew Troy, Assistant Engineer - Aaron Kaplay, 2nd Assistant Engineer - Pablo Solorzano.


    1Tom Sawyer (Live in Rio)5:05
    2Distant Early Warning4:51
    3New World Man4:05


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