Rush have announced details for the first offerings through their recently announced partnership with Roadrunner Records. On November 8, Anthem/Roadrunner will simultaneously release a two-disc live album entitled Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland as well as Moving Pictures: Live 2011 on vinyl and digital formats.
Captured in April at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena during the renowned trio’s extensive Time Machine World Tour, Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland marks the band’s first live album recorded at a US show, a deliberate nod of gratitude to the first city to support Rush on its radio airwaves. The wildly popular tour featured a set filled with classic hits, fan favorites, and a glimpse into Rush’s forthcoming 20th studio album Clockwork Angels. As a centerpiece for the concerts, the band performed their landmark album Moving Pictures in its entirety – another first in the band’s long and illustrious career. Rave reviews of the tour included The Hollywood Reporter’s declaration that “the current Time Machine jaunt is nothing less than a must see…for nearly three hours, with intermission, Rush proved why it remains among rock’s elite live acts.”
Moving Pictures: Live 2011 marks the first live recording of the band’s most successful album to date. Originally released in 1981, this year marks the 30th anniversary of Moving Pictures, which features some of Rush’s most well-known songs, including “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight,” and “YYZ.”
In related news, Rush is also releasing Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland on BluRay and DVD formats on November 8 via Rounder Records in the U.S. and Eagle Rock Entertainment abroad. VH1 will be airing a 2-hour concert culled from the footage as part of their annual “Rushashana” program on September 29. This fall, Rush will be returning to the studio to resume work on their highly anticipated 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels, due out in 2012.
Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland track listing:
The Spirit Of Radio
Time Stand Still
Stick It Out
Workin' Them Angels
Leave That Thing Alone
The Camera Eye
Moto Perpetuo (featuring Love for Sale)
Closer to the Heart
2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx
La Villa Strangiato