Snakes & Arrows Live


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CD Tracklist

Disc One

Limelight
Digital Man
Entre Nous
Mission
Freewill
The Main Monkey Business
The Larger Bowl
Secret Touch
Circumstances
Between The Wheels
Dreamline
Far Cry
Workin' Them Angels
Armor And Sword

Disc Two

Spindrift
The Way The Wind Blows
Subdivisions
Natural Science
Witch Hunt
Malignant Narcissism/De Slagwerker
Hope
Distant Early Warning
The Spirit Of Radio
Tom Sawyer
One Little Victory
A Passage To Bangkok
YYZ


CD Credits

Recorded at the Ahoy Arena, October 16 and 17, 2007 in Rotterdam, Holland ("Isn't that weird?")

On-site Audio Producer Francois Lamoureux, assisted by Brian Mercier
Mixed by Richard Chycki and Alex Lifeson
Audio Post Production Mixland Music & DVD, Toronto and Lerxst Sound, Toronto
Mobile Truck: B&R Medientechnik, Bernd Kugler, Marc Lenz,
Timo Ostermann, Remi Romagny, Jan Wrede
Mastered by Andy VanDette, Masterdisk. New York, NY
Executive Producer: Pegi Cecconi

Art Direction, Illustration and Design by Hugh Syme
Photography by Andrew MacNaughtan and Ross Halfin

The Snakes & Arrows Tour Crew

Tour Manager and Tour Accountant: Liam Birt
Production Manager: Craig (C.B.) Blazier
Production Assistant: Karin (K.B.) Blazier
Road Manager: Donovan Lundstrom
Artist Liaison: Shelley Nott
Concert Sound Engineer: Brad Madix
Lighting Director: Howard Ungerleider

Keyboard Tech: Tony Geranios
Drum Tech: Lorne Wheaton
Bass Tech: Russ Ryan
Guitar Tech: Bobby Huck

Carpenter / Stage Manager: George Steinert
Nutritionist: Bruce (Frenchie) French
Monitor Engineer: Brent Carpenter
Security: Michael Mosbach, Kevin Ripa
Programming: Jim Burgess, Ed WHson
Riggers: John Fletcher, Jack Richard, Raffaele Buono, Chris Sorensen
Audio Crew: Jo Ravitch, Anson Moore, Daniel Taake
Lighting Crew: Rich Vinyard, Greg Haygood, Randy Garrett, Matt Tucker, Greg Szoba
Video Crew: David Davidian, Bob Larkin, Bill Quinn, Nick Strand
Lasers Tech: Andrew Seabeck
Pyro Tech: John Arrowsmith
TNA Rep: Keith Keller
Motorcycle Guru: Brutus
Truck Drivers: Arthur (Mac) McLear, Jon Cordes, Don Johnson, Tom Hartman, Dick Albrecht, Henry McBride, Greg Glazer, Matt Kenward, Gary Workman, Andy Goddard. Nigel Webber, Marc Coleman, Danny MacIntosh, Steve Berry, Andrew Mellor, Steve Spillman, Adrian Green
Bus Drivers: David Burnette, Lashawn Lundstrom, Marty Beeler, Joe C. Bush, Bob Reetz, Mark Baddams, Geoff Parnaby, Dave Good, Andrew Forster. Uwe Scholz
Catering Crew: Toni Leen, Hugh McFarlane, Simon Greenfield, Vivien Dale

Tour Merchandise: Patrick McLoughlin

Management: Ray Danniels, SRO Management Inc., Toronto
Management Staff: Pegi Cecconi, Sheila Posner, Anna LeCoche, Shelley Nott, Cynthia Barry, Andy Curran, Rayanne Lepieszo, Randy Rolfe and Bob Farmer

All songs: Lee/Lifeson/Peart except: The Main Monkey Business, Malgnant Narcissism: Lee/Lifeson, YYZ: Lee/Peart, Hope: Lifeson, De Slagwerker: Peart, Tome Sawyer: Lee/Lifeson/Peart/Dubois
All songs published by Core Music Publishing (SOCAN/SESAC)

In loving memory of our own Miss Shelley Nott -- you will be with us always.

CD © 2008 Atlantic Recording Corporation, April 15, 2008


Video Tracklist

Limelight
Digital Man
Entre Nous
Mission
Freewill
The Main Monkey Business
The Larger Bowl
Secret Touch
Circumstances
Between The Wheels
Dreamline
Far Cry
Workin' Them Angels
Armor And Sword
Spindrift
The Way The Wind Blows
Subdivisions
Natural Science
Witch Hunt
Malignant Narcissism
De Slagwerker
Hope
Distant Early Warning
The Spirit Of Radio
Tom Sawyer
One Little Victory
A Passage To Bangkok
YYZ

Bonus Features

What's that Smell featuring Jerry Stiller
2007 Tour Outtakes
What's that Smell Outtakes
Far Cry - Alternate Cut featuring Rear Screen Footage
The Way the Wind Blows - Alternate Cut featuring Rear Screen Footage
Red Sector "A" from the R30 tour

Oh, Atlanta! The Authorized Bootlegs
Ghost of a Chance
Red Barchetta
The Trees
2112 Overture/The Temples Of Syrinx


Video Credits

Directed by
PIERRE & FRANCOIS LAMOUREUX

Executive Producers
PEGI CECCONI, RAY DANNIELS

Producer
ALLAN WEINRIB

Co-Producers
PIERRE & FRANCOIS LAMOUREUX

Director of Photography
EUGENE O'CONNOR

Lighting Director/Designer
HOWARD UNGERLEIDER

Edited by
MARK MORTON

Music Mixed by
RICHARD CHYCKI & ALEX LlFESON

Music Recorded by
FRANCOIS LAMOUREUX

Line Producer
GAVIN PIGOTT

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Senior Production Engineer
BENJAMIN VAUGHN

Remote Recording Facilities
B&R MEDIENTECHNIK

Senior Recording Engineer
BERND KUGLER

Recording Engineers
BRIAN MERCIER, MARC LENZ, TIMO OSTERMANN, REMI ROMAGNY, JAN WREDE

Video Recording Facilities
OUTSIDE BROADCAST

Representative
TIMO KOCH

Project Manager
DIRK DE BLOCK

Senior Video Engineer
BERT HAENTJENS

Communications Engineer
YVES LEENDERS

Communications Assistant
TOM VAN DE VELDE

VTR Operator
BART THIRON

Shaders/CCU
DAVID BUYLE, GREG FARAVEL, SVEN HENDRICKX, YVO VAN SOEST

Vision Mixer
MIEKE DE PRETER

Camera Operators
MAARTEN CELEN, IVANO DE NOTARPIETRO, JONAS DEWILDE, HERMAN HEIRSTRATE, FREDERIK KNAPEN, LOUIS MULVEY, BRETT TURNBULL

Camera Assistants
MARCO CHRISOSTOMOU, KENNY DE THAEY, OLIVER VAN DEN BROECK, JOEY VAN KERCKHOVE

Jib Operators
KENNY COECK, PIET DENUL

Dolly Operators
ROEL THUS, RIK DE WILDE

Junior Dolly Camera Operator
FRANK DE SWAEF

Junior Dolly Grip
VISSER WOUTER

Robotic Camera Operators
DIETER DE JAEGHERE, KONRAD WIDELSKI

Techno Crane Camera Operator
PETER SMOUT

Techno Crane Grips
AJ DEKKER, BRAM KINSBERGEN

Tower Cam Operator
CARlEN DIJKSTRA

Production Assistants
MATHIEU GRAINGER, MIKE COLLET

Assistants
JELLE ECTOR, ALEXANDER GARCIA, VINCENT MATIHIJS, BERTO OUDE VELDHUIS, ERNST ROUSEL, HANS SCHUEREMANS, WOUTER VISSER, UDO VLASSELAERTS

Drivers/Riggers
JOERI DONCKERS, DAVID VAN HOLST

Key Lighting Supplier
FLASHLIGHT RENTAL

Project Manager
STEVEN POST

Lighting Crew
JAN HOEFNAGELS, CHRIS SABELLECK, ANCO STIELSTRA, ERWIN VAN EMPEL, JOHANNES VERSLOOT

Hair and Makeup
ELISABETH ANNICAERT

Local Promoter
ROB TROMMELEN, MOJO CONCERTS A LIVE NATION COMPANY

Venue
AHOY, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Senior Venue Production Manager
OTGER VERMEULEN

Venue Production Manager
GUUS HOGENES

Runners
ARJEN GROOT, BOBBY PRONK, CARNITA SCHURMAN

POST-PRODUCTION

Post-Production Supervisor
LISA MELANSON, FOGOLABS, Montreal

DVD Project Manager
RYAN DECARLONIS, FOGO LABS, Montreal

Offline Editing Facility
SCHOOL EDITING, Toronto

Assistant Editor
JACKIE RODA

Post-Production Facility
FOGOLABS, Montreal

Online Video Editor
YANNICK GAMACHE

Video Assistant
NICOLAS MERCIER

Audio Post-Production Facilites
MIXLAND MUSIC & DVD, Toronto; LERXST SOUND, Toronto

Adrian Zivojinovich
Studio Destruction Engineer

Audio Mastering
ANDY VanDETTE, MASTERDISK, New York

DVD Authoring
FOGO LABS, Montreal

Menu Production & Menu Transitions
BEN KIM, LABTESTED, New York

Programming & Encoding
BROADNESS, New York

RUSH TOUR PERSONNEL

Tour Manager
LlAM BIRT

Road Manager
DONOVAN LUNDSTROM

Artist Liaison
SHELLEY NOll

Production Manager
CRAIG BLAZIER

Production Assistant
KARIN BLAZIER

Tour Accountant
KEITH KELLER

Concert Sound Engineer
BRAD MADIX

Lighting Director
HOWARD UNGERLEIDER

Keyboard Technician
TONY GERANIOS

Drum Technician
LORNE WHEATON

Bass Technician
RUSS RYAN

Guitar Technician
BOBBY HUCK

Security
MICHAEL MOSBACH, KEVIN RIPA

Stage Manager/Carpenter
GEORGE STEINERT

Nutritionist
BRUCE FRENCH

Audio Crew Chief
JO RAVITCH

Stage Monitor Engineer
BRENT CARPENTER

Audio Technicians
ANSON MOORE, DANIEL TAAKE

Lighting Crew Chief
GREG HAYGOOD

Master Electrician
RANDY GARRETT

Lighting Technicians
MATTHEW TUCKER, GREG SZABO

Head Rigger
JOHN FLETCHER

Rigger
CHRIS SORENSEN

Motion Control
RAFFAELE BUONO

Video Director
DAVID DAVIDIAN

Video Engineer
BOB LARKIN

Camera Operator
NICK STRAND

Led Engineer
BILL QUINN

Laser Technician
ANDREW SEABECK

Pyro Technician
JOHN ARROWSMITH

Merchandser
PATRICK McLOUGHLIN for SHOWTECH

Motorcycle Guru
PHIL MACMULLIN

Caterers
TONI LEEN, HUGH MACFARLANE, SIMON GREENFIELD, VIVIEN DALE

Bus Drivers
MARK BAD DAMS, GEOFF PARNABY, DAVE GOOD, ANDREW FORSTER, UWE SCHOLZ

Truck Drivers
MATI KENWARD, GARY WORKMAN, ANDY GODDARD, NIGEL WEBBER, MARC COLEMAN, DANNY MACINTOSH, STEVE BERRY, ANDREW MELLOR, STEVE SPILLMAN, ADRIAN GREEN

RUSH TOUR REAR SCREEN CREDITS

Executive Producer
ALLAN WEINRIB

Set One Introduction Film
Animation and VFX by SPIN

Creative Director/Animator
MIKE SPICER

Executive Producer
LISA HEMEON

Designer/ Animator
RODRIGO SANTAS

Live action segments
IMPORTED ARTISTS

Director
DALE HESLIP

Producer
JILL WATERS

Editor
MARK PAIVA

Circumstances, Mission, Secret Touch, Between the Wheels, The Main Monkey Business, Spindrift, Witch Hunt, Natural Science
by DERIVATIVE
RACHEL VILLUENS, MARKUS HECKMANN, GREG HERMANOVIC, GEOFF MARSHALL

Set Two Introduction Film
Animation and VFX by SPIN
Creative Director
COLIN DAVIES
Executive Producer
LISA HEMEON
Flame Artist
STEVE LOWRY
3D Artist
KYE YONG PECK

Live action segments
IMPORTED ARTISTS
Director
DALE HESLIP
Producer
JILL WATERS
Editor
MARK PAIVA

Far Cry
Animation and VFX by SPIN
V.P./ Director/ lnferno Artist
STEVEN LEWIS
Creative Director
COLIN DAVIES
Executive Producer
LISA HEMEON
3D Artist
KYE YaNG PECK
Assistant Designer
SEAN LEWIS

Armor and Sword
Visuals by CHRISTOPHER MILLS

Workin' Them Angels
LEWIS HINE photos courtesy of George Eastman Kodak and U.S. Photo Archives
Illustrations by HUGH SYME
Editorial by MARK PAIVA/School Editorial

The Larger Bowl
STEVE MYKOlYN & MElDMEDIA INC.
Art Director
KEN REDDICK
Producer
MICHAEl DOBEll
Motion Graphics Artists
KEN REDDICK
JAMES HACKETT
MAT DEN BOER
MlliCA STEFANCIC
SEBASTIAN GREBING

The Way the Wind Blows
ELECTRIC COMPANY
Visuals by CRANKBUNNY

The Main Monkey Business
ANDREW MacNAUGHTAN & SCHOOL EDITING
Editor
MARK PAIVA

Swingin' Serpents
TANDEM DIGITAL
Creative Direction & Design,
Motion Graphics
GREG RUSSEll
Motion Graphics
NICK CHOMICKI

A Passage to Bangkok
SCHOOL EDITING
Editor
MARK PAIVA

Head in a Suitcase
Animation and VFX by SPIN
Designer/ Animator
STEVE LOWRY
Live action
IMPORTED ARTISTS
Director
DALE HESLIP
Producer
MELANIE LECKIE
Editor
MARK MORTON

Rear Screen Audio Mix
WANTED! SP
MIKE ROWLAND
JOHN "YJ" CAREY
"Bollywood" Limelight performed by JOHN "YJ" CAREY

European Touring Company
NEIL WARNOCK, THE AGENCY GROUP, London

Lighting Supplied by
PREMIER GLOBAL PRODUCTIONS, Nashville

Sound Supplied by
MD-CLAIR BROTHERS, Nashville

Projection System Supplied by
BCC SCREENWORKS, Westlake Village

Lasers Supplied by
PRODUCTION DESIGN, Markham

Pyrotechnics Supplied by
PYROTEK, Markham

Buses Supplied by
BEAT THE STREET, Tirol

Trucking Supplied by
STAGE TRUCK, Middlesex

Aircraft Charter Supplied by
CHARTERMADESIMPLE, W. Sussex

Customs Brokers
BARRY ZEAGMAN, B. ZEE BROKERAGE, Mississauga; SOUND MOVES UK LTD., Middlesex

Generators Provided by
G.E. ENERGY RENTALS, SHOWPOWER

Catering
UPBEAT FOOD, Kent

RUSH/Anthem Entertainment Consigliere
ROBERT A. FARMER

Management
Ray Danniels for, SRO MANAGEMENT INC.

All songs Lee/Lifeson/Peart except:
"The Main Monkey Business"/"Malignant Narcissism" Lee/Lifeson
"De Slagwerker" Peart
"Hope" Lifeson
"Tom Sawyer" Lee/Lifeson/Peart/Dubois
"YYZ" Lee/Peart

All songs published by Core Music Publishing (SOCAN world excluding USA/SESAC USA)

© 2008 Core Music Publishing. All Rights Reserved.
© 2008 Anthem Entertainment; All Rights Reserved
® 2008 Anthem Film & Television/ All Rights Reserved.

www.rush.com
www.rounder.com


Thanks to our Technical Suppliers:

For Alex:
Hughes & Kettner Amplification, Gibson Guitars, Dean Markley Strings, Dunlop Manufacturing

For Geddy:
Saved by Technology, Fender, Tech 21/Sansamp, Rotosound Strings

For Neil:
DW Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Promark Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, Roland V-Drums

At SRO/Anthem
Ray Danniels, Pegi Cecconi, Sheila Posner, Anna LeCoche, Andy Curran, Cynthia Barry, Rayanne Lepieszo, Bob Farmer and Randy Rolfe.

A very special thank you to our great friend John Virant for his continuing support.

Art Direction, Illustration and Design by Hugh Syme
Photographer Andrew MacNaughtan

Characters from South Park used courtesy of Comedy Central © 2008


In loving memory of our own Miss Shelley Nott - you will be with us always.


Notes

In Their Own Words...

"The Snakes & Arrows Live DVD was filmed with 21 High Definition cameras in 16x9 widescreen format, over two nights in October 2007 at the Netherlands' Ahoy Rotterdam arena during the renowned rock trio's lengthy world tour. Additional SD footage was filmed in Atlanta this past July. The five month trek supporting Rush's critically acclaimed 2007 studio release, Snakes & Arrows, which includes the Grammy® Award-nominated track, 'Malignant Narcissism,' topped Pollstar's Top 100 2007 Tours list at #12......While previous DVD releases showcase different sides of the band, this DVD offers fans a rare and close up look at the prodigious musicianship for which the band is renown. Cameras follow bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart, closely, capturing not only their playing, note for note, but also the intimacy they share on stage. The diverse track list includes many new songs from Snakes & Arrows as well as old favorites like 'Tom Sawyer' and 'Freewill' plus an explosive rendition of 'Between the Wheels.' Among the hidden gems and numerous special tour moments included as extras is the fan coveted "What's That Smell" vignette and outtakes, a skit used to intro the second set, which capitalizes on the still emerging comedic talents of both Alex and Geddy who excel (and revel) in their roles as wild characters. Featuring collector's quality packaging and a choice of Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound or PCM Stereo for a superior audio experience, the DVD was mixed by frequent collaborator Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Mick Jagger). Total running time is 221 minutes." - Snakes & Arrows Live Press Release, Rush.com, September 22, 2008
Winner of the 2009 International Digital Media Alliance Excellence in Disc Audio (Blu Ray Disc) Award: "Snakes & Arrows Live was directed by Pierre and François Lamoureux of FogoLabs. A full service production company based out of both Montreal and New York City, FogoLabs is not new to the IMDA/DVDA awards having won 8 Excellence Awards over the years, this their 9th, including 'Facility of The Year' two years running. "I always have a great time recording Rush. They play so well that it makes life easier even though you have 80 odd tracks for 3 musicians! Kudos go out to Rich Chycki and Alex Lifeson who mixed the music, to Andy VanDette who mastered the mixes and to Denis Normandeau, my audio partner of 9 years, who encoded the music to DTS-HDMA for the Blu-Ray here at FogoLabs." said François Lamoureux, president of FogoLabs after receiving the good news." - Marketwire.com, June 25, 2009
"There are the outtakes from where we were doing the 'What's That Smell' thing with Harry Satchel, and I was the border guard, and I'm stopping Geddy at the border and asking him where he's going. We did a whole bunch of takes of that, and there were some takes that were good takes. But, we couldn't use them because the director was by the camera, and so close by, and he couldn't stop laughing. It ruined the audio of the take! So, I thought that was a pretty good sign, when you've got the director laughing so hard that you can't use a good take." - Alex Lifeson, ModernGuitars.com, January 23, 2009
"Filmed in Rotterdam, Holland in late 2007, this has every Rush song you could want on it and the Blu-ray disc is a nice step up from the DVD. If you're a Rush fan, do not deny yourself." - 25 best concert Blu-ray discs, CNET.com, May 7, 2010