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Friday, November 29, 2013

Alex Lifeson talks Clockwork Angels Tour in new MusicRadar.com video interview
11:38AM EST | comments (7) |

Alex Lifeson recently sat down with MusicRadar.com for a 5-minute interview to discuss Rush's Clockwork Angels Tour release. You can watch the entire interview below or on YouTube at this location (thanks snowdog2113). Rush's Clockwork Angels Tour CD/DVD/Blu-ray was released last week on Tuesday and the video has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Video charts, with the CD debuting at #33 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart! You can order your copy at this location (DVD, Blu-ray, CD).

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#7 - Posted 11/30/13 @4:04AM by bubbles

To me from rush in Rio up to this bluray it seems they are using the unprocessed sound of Neil's kit or in other words the natural sound of his drums one of the things I've noticed is in going back and listening to the older concert dvds is how much more defined it sounds one example is when he hits the floor toms and especially his gong drum there is lower end or bottom end to the sound the recent concert blurays and dvds are flat not defined and I think that's why his drum sound gets lost in the mix.This is just an observation from me
#6 - Posted 11/29/13 @2:57PM by CraigJ [contact]

After reading the posts here I am depressed and will be burning all my Rush stuff post 1985. Also canceling all holidays from here on out. Alcoholism seems like good life choice at this point.
#5 - Posted 11/29/13 @1:10PM by Geddimus Prime

Alex (Rush),

Do you read the reviews of the many audiophiles (people who are listening on serious high end systems and know what they are talking about) who are en masse agreeing that the 5.1 mix for the CA tour release is simply abysmal? What are your thoughts? Does a conversation need to occur with Mike Fraser, Rich Chycki, and Alan Weinrib regarding how completely they dropped the ball on this one? Do you think there is now an identifiable theme with Rush and horrible audio production? Is there indeed fire from whence the smoke of these horrible reviews originates?
#4 - Posted 11/29/13 @1:01PM by Geddimus Prime

Some other things that should have been asked:

1. Do you and your "bank" mates review for quality before commercially releasing what is now very arguably viewed as one of the worst sounding blu ray concerts ever? Do you feel that "care was taken" on the CA 5.1 mix?
#3 - Posted 11/29/13 @11:57AM by clockworkingman [contact]

Nice interview! I just finished watching the concert film last night, for my second time and I'm just blown away by it. In ways, it's a setlist that shouldn't work....but it works amazingly well! The playing by the band is just phenomenal and I really think they got the sound mix right, compared to the Time Machine Live album. And I may never want to hear Dreamline again without the strings! One last thing, I just have to say that I think Geddy sounds great. There's no doubt that his vocals are different from what they were 10 or 30 years ago, but I really appreciate what he is doing now.
#2 - Posted 11/29/13 @11:47AM by jaeger [contact]

who knows what the future might bring? nice!
#1 - Posted 11/29/13 @11:45AM by jiminseattle [contact]

Great stuff, I wouldn't want to put the setlist together if I were them. Man, the folks are always harsh on that aspect.

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