Rush In Rio - Rush
Good gawd! Another live Rush album. It seems like only yesterday that Different Stages came out.
Well, this one is not just another live record. It documents the final show of the Vapor Trails tour.
And what a show it was: due to driving rain at the previous night's show in Sao Paulo the load-in was several hours late, forcing them to take the stage without a soundcheck. Somehow, magic happened. The sheer force of the crowd's enthusiam lifts the performance to a higher level. The Rio fans were just plain crazy. You can hear them singing along to the instrumentals! Yessir, during both YYZ and La Villa Strangiato those folks are screaming their brains out. Pretty danged exciting.
...and a great way to start the weekend.
(First posted on Mark Is Cranky)