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Snakes And Arrows: Live (2CD)

Released on 14 April 2008

Artist: Rush

4.0 out of 5 (12 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Disc 1

  1. Limelight
  2. Digital Man
  3. Entre Nous
  4. Mission
  5. Freewill
  6. Monkey Business
  7. The Larger Bowl
  8. Secret Touch
  9. Circumstances
  10. Between the Wheels
  11. Dreamline
  12. Far Cry
  13. Workin' Them Angels
  14. Armor and Sword

Disc 2

  1. Spindrift
  2. The Way the Wind Blows
  3. Subdivisions
  4. Natural Science
  5. Witch Hunt
  6. Malignant Narcissism - Drum Solo
  7. Hope
  8. Distant Early Warning
  9. The Spirit of Radio
  10. Tom Sawyer
  11. One Little Victory (Encore)
  12. A Passage to Bangkok (Encore)
  13. YYZ (Encore)
  • Recorded live at Ahoy Arena Rotterdam, Holland October 16 and 17, 2007

customer Reviews

 Average rating (12 reviews)

 A great record of a superb tour

| | See all Gedster's reviews (12)

Having heard a couple of preview tracks, the sound quality on this recording is excellent.

After taking in shows at Newcastle and Manchester last year, I'm looking forward to this release.

A two CD fest of their 33 year plus career, featuring quite a chunk of last year's new studio effort. These songs come over better live than on record too.

A great intro to Rush or a must have for fans.........


 Always deliver the best.....

| | See all chappas's reviews (8)

I saw rush on this tour twice last october and was as with previous tours amazed at their performance. Got the CD some days ago and must admit it really took me back to the shows at Newcastle and Manchester, now that they have extended the tour into 2008 they have dropped some songs and added more including one of my favourites-"Ghost of a chance", I wish they had of included that on this album. Is it me or have Rush fans been given a lot in the last few years what with the release of their video back catalogue onto DVD and the "in rio" and R30 concert DVD's, now the DVD of this gig is due in the autumn.Don't get me wrong, the more product the better but I hope this is not a prelude to them calling it a day soon.
Long live RUSH!!

 A Must Have!!!!

| | See all Fordyspain's reviews (1)

OK i have to admit that Rush have overdone the live albums in recent years, but if you want to own definitive versions of their "in concert" material then you should own, "Live at Hamersmith", "Exit Stage Left", "Different Stages" (because of 2112) and this new "Snakes & Arrows Live". I was dissapointed with Rio (awful sound with vocals badly lost in mix) and R30 (Nice to have, but missing best tracks that were played).
The sound quality of this new offering is superb and with the new tracks, brings the Rush story up to date and who knows, maybe even a natural close whilst on top (they are in their 50's afterall!)
If you are a Rush fan, this is a must have purchase & if you are new to their music it provides a great introduction to this amazing trio!

 A considered opinion

| | See all RushFanNo1's reviews (1)

I know what you're thinking. All the Rush fans will be recommending this CD and it isn't even out yet. But hold on. I saw both Rotterdam shows, plus the epic Manchester show and all the other UK ones too. So I think can offer some perspective. The atmosphere was OK in Rotterdam, down the front with us was Rush Karaoke Night though. And from the front row I can tell you the boys were relaxed and happy as anything with their playing. Smiles all round on stage. Neil said as much on his website too. And they did play out of their skins. So if there was one CD (any who knows maybe a DVD) to have from this tour, Rotterdam is the one. Some guys I met there, who'd seen some UK shows, thought the same thing too. And between us we'd seen gazillions of bands and know what we're on about. Rush Rocked in Rotterdam.


| | See all finbartheloony's reviews (91)

Top 100 Music Reviewer

First of all let me say I LOVE RUSH and any thing that starts of their latest live album is fine by me,"Limelight" with its sub "band on the run"riff is as good as it ever was.with a fine guitar solo this is classic Rush.
"Digital Man"again shows why at the moment why Rush are cooking fine performance.
"Entre Nous"follows ,this time using the moog riff from "Blinded by the light",with a lovely middle section,taken at a slower pace it still has that Rush stamp on it.
"Mission " follows from the "Hold Your Fire "album,Geddy is on good form,again a good slower middle section elevates the song,must admit though this isn't my favourite Rush Song though.
"Freewill"will be known to all classic rock fans,everywhere
which is good as it is a good song and well played here.
the bas is particularly prevelant here,and Niel plays up a
storm on the drums (Is he not the natural successsor to John Bonham?)
Two New songs from "Snakes and Arrrows" follow a,and they sound like they are fitting in well with the rest of the set those being "Monket business "and "The larger bowl"some are blessed indeed.
"Secret touch "follows and is a little more harsh almost heavy metal/punk before it settles into the usual Rush groove.
The perenial"Hemispheres" is then referred to with a visit to "Circumstances" in all its glory,great stuffgood to hear this again.
"Between the wheels " follows this with alex's soaring guitar.
"Dreamtime" is as agood as ever with its rocking good chorus,again geddys voice carrying the more commercial aspects of the song.cd one is bought to an end with three excellent songs "Far cry/working them angels/arrmour and sword"all excellently perfomed''by now the Rush fans in the AHOY,in Rotterdam should be up and dancing if not they have CD2 to help them!
From the evvidence of this album its not difficult to see why Rush are one of the top earning bands in the world ,they are perfectionists in what they play and do,and always give value for money.The second cd starts with a fine version of "Spindrift" sounding very menacing indeed,its then onto "The way the wind blows" from the "Snakes and arrows "album after that its back into the past with"Subdivisions",next up is "Natural science" which after the superb "Subdivisions" doesn't quite measure up,which is a pity,its during "Subdivisions "where you can hear similarities between Alex and his worst and U2s The Edge at his best,sorry Edge,but Alex Is a much better player.
"Witch hunt" follows with its strange atmospherics and driving Black Sabbath like riff.if only Ozzy Could sing like Geddy,next is "Malignant Narcissum"
O,k here is the moan! why put this ten minute jam on the album when" Roll the bones""",Closer to the heart "and "Red Barchetta "are missed out,and Aadrum solo that goes nowhere?,pure self indulgence ,this is why the set only gets 3 stars!
"Hope" is the shortest track on the album and is a rest on the ears before the assault of"Distant early warning" "The spirit of the radio"and "Tom Sawyer"bring the show to a temporary close.
Rush are called back for the glorius encores of "One little victory"""A passage to Bangkok"and "YYZ"
A great album spoiled by the inclusion of one below standard track and the exclusion of some Classic tracks.

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