A Show of Hands (video)
|A Show of Hands|
|Video by Rush|
|Released||1989 (VHS, Laserdisc)
May, 2007 (DVD)
|Recorded||April 21-24, 1988 at The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom (VHS, LD and DVD), Various audiences (CD)|
|Genre||Progressive rock, hard rock|
|Label||Anthem / PolyGram|
|Producer||Len Epand, John Diaz|
A Show of Hands is a concert film released on videocassette, laserdisc, and DVD by the Canadian rock band Rush. It documents a live concert performance by the band on their 1988 Hold Your Fire Tour. In 1989, the band released an audio album of the same name on vinyl LP, audiocassette, and compact disc. The video comprises an entirely different recording, and features a different track list.
Dates of release & formats
The videocassette and laserdisc versions were the original formats of release, both in 1989. They are both currently out-of-print.
In 2006, a DVD version of the original production, with its audio re-mastered in 5.1-channel Dolby Surround by Rush guitarist and co-producer Alex Lifeson, was released as part of the DVD box set, titled Rush Replay X 3. In 2007, the DVD version of A Show of Hands, as it was included in Replay X 3, was released as a single, stand-alone DVD.
- "The Big Money"
- "Turn the Page"
- "Prime Mover"
- "Manhattan Project"
- "Closer to the Heart"
- "Red Sector A"
- "Force Ten"
- "Lock and Key" (laserdisc only)
- "The Rhythm Method" (drum solo)
- "The Spirit of Radio"
- "Tom Sawyer"
- "2112 Overture"/"The Temples of Syrinx"/"La Villa Strangiato"/"In The Mood"
† The DVD does not list "YYZ" in the track listing and groups it together with the song "Territories".
Note: The DVD version of A Show of Hands contains the full program of the VHS version; "Lock And Key" appeared on the laserdisc version of A Show of Hands, but does not appear on the DVD or VHS versions.
Obs: The following tracks : "Subdvisions" , "Limelight" , "Time Stand Still" , "Lock And Key" , "Distant Early Warning" and "Red Lenses" were played on the footage of the show. But these versions of these songs were not uploaded to the film , because the video footage has a bad video and sound quality.
- Geddy Lee: bass guitar, synthesizers, vocals
- Alex Lifeson: guitars, synthesizers, backing vocals
- Neil Peart: acoustic and electronic percussion
- Adams, Bret. "Rush A Show of Hands (video) review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
- Amazon.com: Rush – Replay [3 DVD/CD Box Set]: Movies & TV: Rush