Rush: Clockwork Angels Concert Tour BluRay disk
First off, I searched the forum to see if this subject has been covered, and it appears that it has not, so here goes:-
Second off, I'm neither the world's most experienced reviewer nor the best, so anything contained herein that indicates that Clockwork Angels is not the best thing since sliced bread, is my fault, and I take full responsibility:-
The Clockwork Angels String Ensemble kicks off the recording with a soundcheck, and are joined by the members of Rush. The pre-concert soundcheck (Limelight) gives a taste of what is to follow, namely an energetic performance of some of the highlights of Rush's best known numbers from the last 30 years or so. While the first half of the concert celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Analog Kid, it makes no attempt to dig into the dim and distant past of Rush's history. This concert does not touch the first three albums and uses the Overture/Temples Of Syrinx medley as part of the encore.
The Clockwork Angels String Ensemble is an interesting addition to the second half of the concert, and contributes to every track from the latest album as well as a powerful version of Red Sector A and YYZ. From the power of Caravan to the serene beauty of The Garden, Clockwork Angels shows that Rush have lost none of their magic.
I've heard Rush at their best, and at their worst and I'd say this recording is about as good as it gets, which is to say incredible; a MUST buy.
The BluRay contains 5.1 and 2.0 soundtracks and scores a solid 100% from me. The concert length is around 3 hours so there is no shortage of material (or value for money). The pyrotechnics in Far Cry make for a decent subwoofer workout. The enthusiasm of the Texan audience rounds out a fantastic musical experience.
Receiver: Yamaha RX-A730
Fronts: (Main) Polk Audio Monitor 65t (Presence) SoundStage 3D20
Center: Polk Audio Monitor 15c
Surrounds: L/R: Polk Audio Monitor 45b Rear: JBL SC305
Sub: SoundStage LF500