R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour

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R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour
R30 Live In Frankfurt.jpg
Video by Rush
Released 22 November 2005
Recorded 24 September 2004 at the Festhalle Frankfurt
Genre Hard rock, progressive rock
Length ≈130:00
Label Anthem, Atlantic, Eagle Vision (for the Blu-ray edition)
Director Pierre Lamoureux
Rush chronology
Rush in Rio
(2003)
R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour
(2005)
Rush Replay X 3
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Mojo 3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[3]

R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour is a live DVD by the Canadian rock band Rush, a DVD that was released on November 22, 2005 in Canada and the US, and November 28, 2005 in Europe. The DVD documents the band's R30: 30th Anniversary Tour, and was Recorded September 24, 2004 at the Festhalle Frankfurt, Germany.

The DVD was released in both a standard and a deluxe set. The deluxe version features two additional audio CDs of the DVD content, as well as various interviews, and extra live footage.

To reduce redundancy, the DVD release omits the Frankfurt concert's eight songs: "Bravado", "One Little Victory", "By-Tor And The Snow Dog", "La Villa Strangiato", "YYZ", "Red Sector A", "The Trees", and "Secret Touch", since those songs had appeared on the 2003 Rush in Rio DVD, which featured the full concert in Brazil on the last night of the band's 2002 Vapor Trails Tour.

The reduced Frankfurt set-list is what is featured in the R30 standard DVD set, as well as in the R30 deluxe DVD edition, on both the video DVDs and the audio CDs.

Five of the missing Frankfurt songs: "Red Sector A" would later be released on the Snakes & Arrows Live DVD; "Secret Touch" was featured on the Retrospective 3 compilation DVD released on March 3, 2009; "One Little Victory" was released on the live compilation Working Men; and, "Bravado" and "YYZ" were included as bonus features for the DVD release of the 2010 documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage.

The R30 track "Der Trommler" is a drum solo by Neil Peart. The track "R30 Overture" is an instrumental medley of six early Rush songs, one from each of the first six studio albums, with flashes of the band's history appearing in the background at the concerts. The R30 releases also feature four songs from the band's 2004 "cover" EP Feedback.

A Blu-ray version of R30, containing the complete concert, was released on December 8, 2009 in the US, and in late 2013 in Europe.

Track listing[edit]

DVD disc 1[edit]

  1. "R30 Overture" - ("Finding My Way"/"Anthem"/"Bastille Day"/"A Passage to Bangkok"/"Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage, Book II: Hemispheres")
  2. "The Spirit of Radio"
  3. "Force Ten"
  4. "Animate"
  5. "Subdivisions"
  6. "Earthshine"
  7. "Red Barchetta"
  8. "Roll the Bones"
  9. "The Seeker"
  10. "Tom Sawyer"
  11. "Dreamline"
  12. "Between the Wheels"
  13. "Mystic Rhythms"
  14. "Der Trommler"
  15. "Resist" (the acoustic arrangement first heard on Rush in Rio)
  16. "Heart Full of Soul"
  17. "2112" ("Overture"/"Temples of Syrinx"/"Grand Finale")
  18. "Xanadu" (abbreviated version)
  19. "Working Man"
  20. "Summertime Blues"
  21. "Crossroads"
  22. "Limelight"

Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

DVD disc 2[edit]

  1. 1979: Interview with Geddy Lee at Ivor Wynne Stadium – Tour of the Hemispheres (10:00)
  2. 1980: Studio interview at Le Studio recording studio in Quebec featuring all three members (13:00)
  3. 1990: Artist of the Decade interviews (1980s) featuring all three members (15:34)
  4. 1994: CBC Television: Juno Awards news report - Rush induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (17:33)
  5. 2002: Interview with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson for the release of the album Vapor Trails (12:51)
  6. "Fly By Night" - Church Session Video (1975)
  7. "Finding My Way" - from the band's appearance on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert (1975)
  8. "In the Mood" - Same performance as above
  9. "Circumstances"
  10. "La Villa Strangiato"
  11. "A Farewell to Kings" - Seneca College Theatre (1977)
  12. "Xanadu" - Seneca College Theatre (1977)
  13. "The Spirit of Radio" - sound check at Ivor Wynne Stadium (1979)
  14. "Freewill" - Toronto Rocks / Rolling Stones Concert (2003)
  15. "Closer to the Heart" - Canadian Tsunami Disaster Fund charity telethon performance on CBC television, with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies and Mike Smith in character as Bubbles of the Trailer Park Boys (2005)
  16. Rush hits St. John's (1988) (Easter egg)
  17. 1990: Alex's Interview for Artist of the Decade (1980s) (Easter egg)

Running Time: 2 hour 08 minutes

CD disc 1[edit]

  1. "R30 Overture" – ("Finding My Way", "Anthem", "Bastille Day", "A Passage to Bangkok", "Cygnus X-1", "Hemispheres") – 6:42
  2. "The Spirit of Radio" – 5:05
  3. "Force Ten" – 4:49
  4. "Animate" – 5:49
  5. "Subdivisions" – 6:09
  6. "Earthshine" – 5:41
  7. "Red Barchetta" – 6:49
  8. "Roll the Bones" – 6:22
  9. "The Seeker" – 3:27
  10. "Tom Sawyer" – 5:00
  11. "Dreamline" – 5:20

Running Time: 61:19

CD disc 2[edit]

  1. "Between the Wheels" – 6:17
  2. "Mystic Rhythms" – 5:22
  3. "Der Trommler" – 9:01
  4. "Resist" – 4:33
  5. "Heart Full of Soul" – 2:44
  6. "2112" ("Overture"/"Temples of Syrinx"/"Grand Finale") – 8:24
  7. "Xanadu" (abbreviated version) – 6:44
  8. "Working Man" – 6:14
  9. "Summertime Blues" – 3:41
  10. "Crossroads" – 3:13
  11. "Limelight" – 4:57

Running Time: 61:13

Blu-Ray disc[edit]

  1. "R30 Overture" – ("Finding My Way", "Anthem", "Bastille Day", "A Passage to Bangkok", "Cygnus X-1", "Hemispheres")
  2. "The Spirit of Radio"
  3. "Force Ten"
  4. "Animate"
  5. "Subdivisions"
  6. "Earthshine"
  7. "Red Barchetta"
  8. "Roll the Bones"
  9. "Bravado" (previously unreleased)
  10. "YYZ" (previously unreleased)
  11. "The Trees" (previously unreleased)
  12. "The Seeker"
  13. "One Little Victory" (previously unreleased)
  14. "Tom Sawyer"
  15. "Dreamline"
  16. "Secret Touch" (previously unreleased)
  17. "Between the Wheels"
  18. "Mystic Rhythms"
  19. "Red Sector A" (previously unreleased)
  20. "Der Trommler"
  21. "Resist"
  22. "Heart Full of Soul"
  23. "2112" ("Overture"/"Temples of Syrinx"/"Grand Finale")
  24. "La Villa Strangiato" (previously unreleased)
  25. "By-Tor and the Snow Dog" (previously unreleased)
  26. "Xanadu" (abbreviated version)
  27. "Working Man"
  28. "Summertime Blues"
  29. "Crossroads"
  30. "Limelight"

Full concert running time: 182 minutes plus the extra features of the second DVD (127 minutes)

Band members[edit]

  • Geddy Lee – bass and rhythm guitars, synthesizers, vocals
  • Alex Lifeson – electric and acoustic guitars, bass pedal synth
  • Neil Peart – drums, percussion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour - Rush". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rush - R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour Blu-Ray Movie". CD Universe. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rush: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 

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