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R30 gets a Bitsy Award

Tue, Mar 14, 2006@3:02PM | comments

[Outstanding Achievements in DVD for 2005]

Last week the ultimate DVD site, Digital Bits, announced the winners of its annual Bitsy Awards for Outstanding Achievements in DVD for 2005. R30 won in the BEST DVD - MUSIC (LIVE/CONCERT) category. Congrats! From the site:

You've really got to hand it to Rush. When they were spanked by critics for releasing their Rush in Rio concert DVD sans anamorphic widescreen enhancement, they learned their lesson well. The DVD team at Anthem and ZoŽ went back to the drawing board and assembled R30... one of the most rock solid, ground-up music DVD releases we've seen to date. You get the very best looking anamorphic widescreen concert video we've ever seen and enveloping Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. A second DVD offers vintage band interviews and music videos. You get a booklet packed with photos. You even get the complete concert in 2-disc CD format as well. Finally, the packaging is slick and includes an actual backstage pass from the tour, along with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson's guitar picks. All that's missing is Neil Pert's signed drumstick and somebody's first-born child. Hands down, any way you slice it, this is THE concert DVD of the year.