Rush In Rio 2002

Rush In Rio is a live album by Rush recorded in November 2002 at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro at the end of the Vapor Trails Tour.

Rush have two previous live albums that are very high rated – All The World’s A Stage and Exit Stage Left.

This time, fans get the entire concert and nearly three hours of music.

Rush In Rio

Rush In Rio album cover

Set List

Disc 1

  1. Tom Sawyer – 5:04 (originally on the album Moving Pictures)
  2. Distant Early Warning – 4:50 (Grace Under Pressure)
  3. New World Man – 4:04 (Signals)
  4. Roll the Bones – 6:15 (Roll the Bones)
  5. Earthshine – 5:44 (Vapor Trails)
  6. YYZ – 4:56 (Moving Pictures)
  7. The Pass – 4:52 (Presto)
  8. Bravado – 6:19 (Roll the Bones)
  9. The Big Money – 6:03 (Power Windows)
  10. The Trees – 5:12 (Hemispheres)
  11. Freewill – 5:48 (Permanent Waves)
  12. Closer to the Heart – 3:04 (A Farewell to Kings)
  13. Natural Science – 8:34 (Permanent Waves)

Disc 2

  1. One Little Victory – 5:32 (Vapor Trails)
  2. Driven – 5:22 (Test For Echo)
  3. Ghost Rider – 5:36 (Vapor Trails)
  4. Secret Touch – 7:00 (Vapor Trails)
  5. Dreamline – 5:10 (Roll the Bones)
  6. Red Sector A – 5:16 (Grace Under Pressure)
  7. Leave That Thing Alone – 4:59 (Counterparts)
  8. O Baterista – 8:54 (drum solo)
  9. Resist – 4:23 (Test For Echo)
  10. 2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx – 6:52 (2112)

Disc 3

  1. Limelight – 4:29 (Moving Pictures)
  2. La Villa Strangiato – 10:05  (Hemispheres)
  3. The Spirit of Radio – 5:28 (Permanent Waves)
  4. By-Tor & The Snow Dog – 4:34 (Fly by Night)
  5. Cygnus X-1 – 3:12 (A Farewell to Kings)
  6. Working Man – 5:48 (Rush)
  7. Between Sun & Moon – 4:51 (Bonus Track recorded in  Phoenix, Arizona in September 2002)  (Counterparts)
  8. Vital Signs – 4:58 (Bonus Track recorded in Quebec City in October 2002) (Moving Pictures)

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Overall Thoughts about Rush In Rio

I don’t understand why Rush are so popular and have such a long and enduring fan base. They are doing something right but I don’t know what it is.

A little bit of Rush goes a long way for me. Nearly three hours work is too much.

What Other People Say About Rush In Rio

It has been included in the lists of the best live albums:

Planet Rock    35
Chordstrike.com    91

Amazon reviewers are more mixed with concerns about the mixing with the vocals lower and the crowd noise higher than some people would like. I think it’s always advisable to listen to the mp3 samples when there are complaints about mixing to make sure that you are happy with the balance of sound.

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