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Rush's R40 Live debuts at #24 on the Billboard 200 album chart

Tue, Dec 1, 2015@3:23PM | comments

UPDATE - 12/2@5:19PM: Billboard.com has posted this article about R40 Live's chart debut, indicating that the album was the first live album to top their Rock Albums chart since the Beatles' On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2 on the Nov. 30, 2013, chart.

Rush racks its third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, and first leader with a live effort, as R40 Live, the classic rock trio's three-disc set chronicling its 40th anniversary tour in spring/summer 2015, debuts atop the list (dated Dec. 12) with 24,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music.

R40 Live follows previous chart-toppers Clockwork Angels in 2012 and Snakes & Arrows in 2007.

While Top Rock Albums launched in 2006, Rush's history on the Billboard 200 dates back four decades. The new album debuts at No. 24 on the Billboard 200, marking the band's 24th top 40 title. Rush first reached the region with another live release: All the World's a Stage: Recorded Live (No. 40, 1976).

R40 Live is also the first live album to crown Top Rock Albums since the Beatles' On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2 on the Nov. 30, 2013, chart. Additionally, Rush's new release opens atop Hard Rock Albums, where it's the band's second leader, following Clockwork Angels. ...

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Rush's R40 Live concert film officially released back on November 20th in North America (it releases December 4th in Europe) and has debuted at #24 on the Billboard 200 album chart in its first week of release. It's also #1 on both the Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts, and #3 on the Music Video Sales chart (thanks John at Cygnus-X1.net). R40 Live is available as 2 DVDs, 1 Blu-ray disc or 3 Audio CDs along with various combo packages. Previews of Lakeside Park/Anthem, Xanadu, Subdivisions, Tom Sawyer, The Spirit of Radio, Roll the Bones, Closer to the Heart, and Jacob's Ladder are available for viewing online, along with a 2-minute trailer for the film here. R40 Live's tracklisting mirrors the Friday, June 19th Toronto show setlist, with One Little Victory, Distant Early Warning and Red Barchetta from the June 17th Toronto show as bonus material on the DVD/Blu-ray. The CD also includes audio for Clockwork Angels, The Wreckers, The Camera Eye and Losing It with Jonathan Dinklage as bonus material. Eric at Power Windows has the liner notes here, and John at Cygnus-X1.net has posted artwork here. You can order the various R40 Live packages at the following locations:

[3-disc CD/Blu-ray Combo]
[3-disc CD/DVD Combo]
[3 Audio CDs]
[Blu-ray only]
[DVD only]

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[Rush's Subdivisions (Live) video from their upcoming R40 Live CD/DVD/Blu-ray available online]
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[Rush's The Spirit of Radio (Live) video from their upcoming R40 Live CD/DVD/Blu-ray available online]
[Rush's Closer to the Heart (Live) audio/video from their upcoming R40 Live CD/DVD/Blu-ray available online]
[Rush R40 Live concert film London, UK screening]
[Rush's Jacob's Ladder (Live) video from their upcoming R40 Live CD/DVD/Blu-ray available online]
[Rush's upcoming R40 Live CD/DVD/Blu-ray: details, cover, tracklist and pre-order now available]
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[Rush's Roll the Bones video from their upcoming R40 Live CD/DVD available online]
[Rush's Roll the Bones single from their upcoming R40 Live CD/DVD now available]
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