Anatomy of a Drum Solo

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Anatomy of a Drum Solo
Video by Neil Peart
Released December 12, 2005
Recorded 2004 - 2005
Genre Progressive rock
Length 200 minutes
Label Hudson Music / Rounder Records
Producer Neil Peart
Neil Peart chronology
A Work In Progress
(2002)
Anatomy of A Drum Solo
(2005)
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Anatomy of a Drum Solo is a two-disc footage of Rush drummer Neil Peart, presenting live and in-studio performances discussing his approach to soloing. Taking Der Trommler, a drum solo recorded in September 2004 in Frankfurt, Germany as a framework, Peart presents the concepts and technique behind each segment of this nine-minute drum solo, which is a feature of each Rush live performance.

Anatomy of a Drum Solo also features:

  • Two explorations - completely improvised workouts at the drums, each over 30 minutes long.
  • A never-before-released solo recorded in Hamburg, Germany in September, 2004.
  • "O Baterista", Neil's Grammy Award-nominated solo, from the Vapor Trails Tour.
  • Two Rush performances from the Frankfurt 2004 concert, all shot from the perspective of the drum cameras.

Bonus material:

  • Camera Option: During Peart's performance of "Der Trommler", the viewer can choose between the program edit and two isolated camera views.
  • Alternate Edits: During parts of Peart's analysis of "Der Trommler" the viewer can choose between the program edit, or an alternate edit with the playing example shown full-screen without Peart's commentary.
  • Audio-only tracks: "Momo's Dance Party" and "Pieces of Eight", composed and performed by Peart, which can be accessed at various points in the program,
  • Interview with Paul Northfield, Rush co-producer and engineer, and Lorne Wheaton, Peart's drum technician.
  • Two Rush performances from the perspective of the drum cameras.
  • A previously unreleased solo from Rush's 1994 Counterparts Tour.

References[edit]

  • Anatomy of A Drum Solo S.l.: Hudson Music: Distributed by Hal Leonard. 2005. ISBN 1-4234-0700-8

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