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Producer Sheds Light On Working With Rock Band Rush

 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:02 pm    Post subject: Producer Sheds Light On Working With Rock Band Rush Reply with quote

Exclusive: Producer Sheds Light On Working With Rock Band Rush

October 12, 2005 8:04 p.m. EST

Montreal, Canada (AHN) - Rush's producer and director Pierre Lamoureux sheds
light on the upcoming "R:30 - Rush Live In Frankfurt, Germany" DVD package
that is set to hit stores November 22.

Lamoureux is responsible for the huge undertaking of not only the "R:30"
package but the DVD releases of "Exit Stage Left...," "Grace Under Pressure
Tour - 1984," and "A Show of Hands" all of which are being released in 2006
in both a special box set and individual package.

"There is a lot of work that has gone on with the band over the last year,"
Lamoureux says in an exclusive with All Headline News.

"We have the entire Rush catalog in our hands. Not just the studio material
they have released on albums, but every single demo or song that has not
been released as well. We are setting Rush up for the future for releases
that will be able to have 5.1 audio mixes along with SACD formats down the
road."

The news is obviously going to make every Rush fan shine from Bangkok to
Lakeside Park in Canada, but Lamoureux insists it only gets better from
here.

"For obvious reasons I can't get into every detail about the band's business
and future but I can assure you the concerts that we are re-releasing are
not straight VHS to DVD transfers. These are color touched, remastered, and
re-mixed in 5.1 stereo and we are deciding which extras we will add to each
in the coming days. We are basically done with everything except the extras
and that decision lies with the band.

Lamoureux reveals that the "Grace Under Pressure" DVD in particular might
hold special surprises for fans down the road; some suprises, never thought
to be possible.

"We found the footage for 'Grace'," Lamoureux says.

"The concerts will be released in the same format as the original releases
including track listing and running time of the actual concert. But down the
road when Blue-Ray technology becomes more popular and we are able to extend
things out to levels beyond where we are at currently...we can then go back
and release the found footage that was not on the original release."

Lamoureux adds that the frustration of the job has been finding the footage
to begin with. As a matter of fact, he is asking for any information leading
to people who worked on the crews of the filming of "Exit Stage Left..." and
"A Show of Hands" to please come forward and contact them.

"We know someone has the film from those shows... we just need to get them
at this point. It could be someone who worked with a former producer, a film
crew member... anyone at this point. We didn't expect to find the 'Grace
Under Pressure stuff... and we did.'"

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and engineer Rick Chycki did the engineering for
the 2-audio CDs for the deluxe package of "R:30" and Lamoureux's brother
Francois did the audio chores for the recording of the concert itself.

"The band decided they wanted to do this half-way through the tour so it was
a matter of getting things going quickly and trying to find venues,"
Lamoureux adds. "I approached the band's management SRO about filming Rush
on their anniversary tour and they turned me down being so close to their
"Rush In Rio" project. As the tour went on they decided it would be a great
idea but it was too late to film Radio City Music Hall and Red Rocks
although we talked about it, we just couldn't get crews into the cities at
the right time."

Lamoureux admits that the DVD was almost filmed in Montreal but the band
opted for Germany instead.

"It was a great crowd in Frankfurt and the DVD will display that. It was
originally going to be even shorter (R:30 is not a complete concert) but the
band decided they wanted to add even more material from the concert because
it all came out so well, thankfully we didn't have a glitch the entire
night... so that material will probably be used somewhere down the road."

Stating the fact that a Rush show is not an easy task (clocking in at over 3
hours and 15 minutes) Lamoureux says,"I have never worked so hard in my
life, it was like working two concerts in one night..a double shift, but
watching the guys in Rush perform is just an amazing experience."
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm drooling yet torn, knowing that for more years, nothing will be added to the Grace concert....yet. So no Subdivisions for now.
Hopefully the extras will be great.
The R30 extras are awesome.

Thanks Kares!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm licking my chops here....Can't wait!

Hi MK....Hey, in the "Anthem" video in Rush in Rio, are they lip-synching? I know most everyone did it at the time...no big deal there...just wonderin'...Have you seen it?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are, but it looks like they are actually playing, just with their sound turned off, or not plugged in.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but Alex SURE makes a convincing solo! It's gotta be close to the original...Love those platform shoes too...hahaha Ahhh....those were the days....

Peace!

Oh yeah MK....Watch out for them thar' COLTS hahahaha
I'm a RABID Colts fan too....But NE's gonna be there for the fight..I can damn near SMELL it....

Rock On....
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a week to worry about Buffalo first.
Plus the bigger news is Bruschi obviously, so the Colts are on the back
burner here.

Plus that cream puff college schedule they played hasn't challenged them yet.
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