Watch Rush Perform ‘Spirit of Radio’ From ‘R40 Live’
Rush have released a new live version of their classic "Spirit of Radio," which is part of their upcoming R40 Live set. The song was recorded at one of the two shows the band performed at the Air Canada Centre in the band's hometown of Toronto during its recent tour.
"Spirit of Radio," a Top 20 U.K. hit from 1980's Permanent Waves, is the third advance video from R40 Live, following "Roll the Bones" and "Closer to the Heart." Due on Nov. 20, the new live package will be available as a three-CD/Blu-ray set, a three-CD/DVD combo, a three-CD album, a single-disc Blu-ray and DVD.
The set list traces Rush's four decades of music in reverse-chronological order, beginning with songs from 2012's Clockwork Angels then continuing through highlights from albums 1981's Moving Pictures and 1976's 2112, before concluding with songs from their self-titled 1974 debut. Along the way, Rush played a number of tracks that were new to the stage. R40 Live also features tracks that have never been previously filmed.
Neil Peart, the band's drummer and chief lyricist, has also announced that he will release a follow-up to his 2014 novel Clockwork Angels. The new Clockwork Lives will also be released on Nov. 20. R40 Live is actually the second live project Rush has recorded in Toronto, after 1981's Exit ... Stage Left, which was taped during a show at Massey Hall.
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