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Anatomy of a Drum Solo Review

Wed, Jan 11, 2006@8:18PM | comments

[Neil Peart DVD]

This article at discussing Neil Peart's Anatomy of a Drum Solo isn't really a critical review but it is informative. It essentially describes the contents of the DVD. So if you're thinking of buying it, this is probably worth a read. You may also want to check out some of the reviews over at Some highlights from the article:

Using "Der Trommler," a live drum solo performed and recorded during Rush's 2004 European tour, as a framework, Peart talks candidly and in great detail about each section of the nine-minute tour-de-force. ... Produced by the award-winning team of Rob Wallis and Paul Siegel, the three hour and twenty-two minute set also includes several exclusive interactive features. In addition, Neil's entire performance of "Der Trommler" has been transcribed note-for-note and is included on the disc as a printable PDF file.


Additional chapters and material on "Anatomy of a Drum Solo" include:"Exploration #1" and "Exploration #2" completely improvised workouts at the drums, each over thirty-minutes long.

"Ich Bin Ein Hamburger" a never-before-released solo recorded in Hamburg, Germany in September, 2004.

"O Baterista" Neil's Grammy® Award-nominated solo (previously released on the Rush in Rio DVD).

Live Rush performances of "Tom Sawyer" and "Subdivisions" from the 2004 European Tour shot from the perspective of the drum cameras.

A previously unreleased solo from Rush's 1994 Counterparts Tour.

Extensive Bonus Materials, including interviews with Lorne Wheaton (Neil's drum tech) and Paul Northfield (Rush co-producer and engineer), video of Lorne setting up and talking about Neil's drumkit, a full-color booklet, a photo gallery and more.

Representing the popular and influential drummer's first video release in over a decade, "Anatomy Of A Drum Solo" carries a suggested retail price of $49.95 ...