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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Geddy Lee talks Clockwork Angels Tour CD/DVD/Blu-ray in new VH1 interview
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Geddy Lee was recently interviewed by VH1 to discuss Rush's upcoming Clockwork Angels Tour CD/DVD/Blu-ray. Here's what Geddy had to say when asked if he and his bandmates ever disagree about what songs to play on a particular tour:

It's always a bit of a negotiation. Most of the guys have favorites that they like to play but you know it's a bit of a trade off. Obviously I am most resistant to playing the keyboard-heavy songs because that traps me behind them but for some reason on this tour we leaned quite heavily towards that period. There are a lot of songs on the tour from the Power Windows era. Songs like "Grand Design" for example, which I think is really kind of a highlight on this tour strictly because it's a chance to play it again from a modern technology point of view. The last time we played some of those songs technology hadn't evolved to the point it has now and it's far easier to reproduce them accurately now as a result. Back then you had to keep switching instruments and you didn't have synthesizers that would stay in tune for a whole song and it was a much hairier job so it's kind of fun to revisit some of them now.

The interview includes video of Geddy answering 2 of the questions that were asked. You can read the entire interview and watch the videos below or at this location (thanks John at Cygnus-X1.net). Earlier today Rolling Stone posted video of Rush's performance of The Garden from the DVD which you can check out at this location. On Tuesday, November 19th Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour will be released simultaneously on CD, DVD and Blu-ray and is currently available for pre-order (DVD, Blu-ray, CD). The concert was filmed/recorded on November 28th of last year in Dallas, TX and the primary footage consists of this entire concert which was one of the band's Night A setlists. As a bonus they also include 3 Night B setlist tracks (Middletown Dreams, The Pass and Manhattan Project) from the November 25th show in Phoenix along with a soundcheck recording of Limelight. The DVD/Blu-ray also includes a 25-minute tour documentary titled Can't Stop Thinking Big, the intro/intermission/outro tour videos and other exclusive bonus content. You can get all the details in the Rush.com press release and watch the official trailer for the film at this location.

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[Video premiere of The Garden from Rush's Clockwork Angels Tour CD/DVD/Blu-ray]
[Rush Clockwork Angels Tour CD/DVD/Blu-ray OFFICIAL trailer released]
[Rush Clockwork Angels Tour CD now available for pre-order]
[Geddy Lee talks Clockwork Angels Tour video, Vapor Trails Remixed in new Rolling Stone interview]
[Rush Clockwork Angels Tour CD/DVD/Blu-ray to release November 19th, now available for pre-order]
[Rush Clockwork Angels concert film status update]
[Rush Clockwork Angels tour concert film trailer released]
[Rush Clockwork Angels tour concert video to release September 24th]
[Rush Clockwork Angels tour Dallas open thread]
[Rush Clockwork Angels tour Phoenix open thread]
[Rush to film Phoenix and Dallas shows for live DVD release]

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#23 - Posted 10/18/13 @11:46AM by larryrushman [contact]

speaking of power windows....what about that awesome version of the manhattan project with the strings live on the CA tour, that was well worth the price of admission, for those of you fortunate enough to have seen that song live. emotion detector is the tune of that album though in my little rush mind!

Thanks for all the entertaining reading from all you great rush fans.
#22 - Posted 10/18/13 @11:22AM by jaeger [contact]

GI is definitely a hysterical document!
#21 - Posted 10/18/13 @1:38AM by deslock [contact]

> #19 - Posted 10/17/13 @11:31PM by CheeseCorn [contact]
>
> Gwen: They're not ALL "historical documents." Surely, you don't think Gilligan's Island is a...
>
> Mathesar: ...Those poor people.

LOL
#20 - Posted 10/18/13 @1:37AM by deslock [contact]

Geddy has talked a couple times about releasing a collection of instrumentals, with a new one or two. If they did that in 2015, I'd like to see them tour supporting both it and Vapor Trail Remixed (playing a few songs that were left out in 2002) while bringing back BU2B (was a shame it was skipped last tour) and Jacob's Ladder:

Setlist A
2112 I
Far Cry
Limelight
Where's My Thing
BU2B
New Instrumental 1
Subdivisions *
Leave That Thing Alone
Nocturne
The Garden
Dreamline *
(intermission)
New Instrumental 2
Clockwork Angels
The Main Monkey Business
Jacob's Ladder
Freeze
Vapor Trail *
Limbo
Mystic Rhythms *
Malignant Narcissism
Hope
The Spirit of Radio
(encore)
Headlong Flight
YYZ > La Villa > Tom Sawyer
2112 VII


Setlist B
2112 I
Far Cry
Limelight
Where's My Thing
BU2B
New Instrumental 1
Cold Fire *
Leave That Thing Alone
Nocturne
The Garden
Freewill *
(intermission)
New Instrumental 2
Clockwork Angels
The Main Monkey Business
Jacob's Ladder
Freeze
Ceiling Unlimited *
Limbo
Driven *
Malignant Narcissism
Hope
The Spirit of Radio
(encore)
Headlong Flight
YYZ > La Villa > Tom Sawyer
2112 VII

* = in set A or set B
#19 - Posted 10/17/13 @11:31PM by CheeseCorn [contact]

Gwen: They're not ALL "historical documents." Surely, you don't think Gilligan's Island is a...

Mathesar: ...Those poor people.
#18 - Posted 10/17/13 @7:32PM by Fear [contact]

As far as preserving Geddy's voice, I think La Villa, YYZ, Overture, and maybe a medley or two sprinkled in would help as well as maybe bringing back a tune from Feedback in which he can sing in his lower register. Throw Losing It, Second Nature, Ghost Of A Chance, Madrigal or Rivendell in there while their at it. I never cared so much about a setlist all these years, but I'd be extremely disappointed not hearing Ged's singing voice at a show.
#17 - Posted 10/17/13 @7:06PM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

I mentioned this a couple of threads back in the discussion about Ged's vocals.
Now I know this would never happen but they should do a tour of only instrumentals. I'd love to see that. Or let it be known that they are going to play mainly instrumentals with a few "vocal" tunes thrown in amongst the instrumentals. Obviously it would mostly be die-hards attending and crowds would be smaller so they could book more intimate venues. Like I stated already though, it would never happen.
#16 - Posted 10/17/13 @7:06PM by palidrummer11 [contact]

hahahaha #15
#15 - Posted 10/17/13 @6:49PM by OotS [contact]

I watched both of Geddy's interview clips and I have a couple comments. He was clearly pitchy in both clips and both had too many camera cuts. The Triscuit commercial before the clips was good though.
#14 - Posted 10/17/13 @6:33PM by CraigJ [contact]

yeah. Old analog synths has oscillators and electronics that were more sensitive to heat than digital synths, and thing could get out of phase, etc. This is why the DX7 was such a big deal in 1983.

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