Canadian trio Rush, in the thirty plus years, are synonymous with creativity and imagination in their music. Additionally, they are a band who loves to perform and satisfy their fans who eagerly wait for a Rush live experience. Over the years, it has also been their habit to bring that live show home in the form of full catalogue of live CDs and DVDs. Since I've attended many concerts by many bands (and also missed quite a few) in the last 30 years, I love and collect live albums not matter if they are good or bad. So another live album by Rush is (pardon the pun) music to my ears. Snakes & Arrows Live' is a fine recording from this phenomenal band.
'Snakes & Arrows Live' comes from the leg of their European tour recorded at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in October, 2007. The recording continues 27 songs, nine (of 13) of which are from the 'Snakes & Arrows' work. Of these, I found 'Far Cry,' 'The Larger Bowl,' Workin' Them Angels,' and 'Malignant Narcissism' to be positively exquisite. Of course, Rush performs many songs from their vast back catalogue including the favorites like 'Spirit Of The Radio' and 'Freewill.' Overall, this is an impressive live album even if Geddy Lee's voice cracks and strains at times. Very recommended!
- Craig Hartranft
Following only a year after the release of the wonderful 'Snakes & Arrows,' Rush brings the songs from this album and old favorites to a live recording, and a very good one at that. Fans will not be disappointed.