Rush Snakes & Arrows Live

Rush Snakes & Arrows Live
For a band that's pushing 40 years together, Rush have certainly taken advantage of the DVD market by releasing seven multi-sets over the past few years. Snakes & Arrows Live adds another three discs of new concert footage, fully capturing their onstage synergy in the twilight of their long career. Fanatics will froth over the fabulous coda of "Digital Man," the lightshow accompanying "Between the Wheels" and the deftness with which the band cover side two of Hemispheres in its entirety. Rush show their aging muscle on newer tracks "Armor and Sword," "Spindrift" and rippling instrumental "The Main Monkey Business." The band do get crazier in their old age, with loony skits that intro a few cuts. All this at age 55? Seems to me it's chemistry. Extras include outtakes of band skits and the fan-coveted "What's That Smell?" short with Geddy in a kilt. (Anthem)