Rush Premiere ‘Closer to the Heart’ from ‘R40 Live’ | VIDEO

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Rush have released the second video from their upcoming R40 Live CD/DVD-Blu-ray set, showing them performing “Closer to the Heart.”

The song, which Geddy Lee introduces as “a pretty little number,” is familiar to guitarists everywhere for Alex Lifeson’s 12-string acoustic riff, which opens the tune. Originally released on 1977’s A Farewell to Kings, “Closer to the Heart” is one of Rush’s best-known songs and was their second single to reach the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at No. 76.

R40 Live was recorded during Rush’s two-night stand at the Air Canada Centre in their hometown of Toronto on their most recent tour. It contains songs from the full range of their 40-year career. A preview video for R40 Live can be seen below.

The set, which comes out November 20, will be offered in formats that include the three-CD/Blu-ray or DVD package, as well as standalone options for the film and album. You can preorder it at Rush’s store.

The track list can be found below the videos.

R40 Live Track Listing
Disc One
1. "The World Is ... The World Is ..."
2. "The Anarchist"
3. "Headlong Flight"
4. "Far Cry"
5. "The Main Monkey Business"
6. "How It Is"
7. "Animate"
8. "Roll the Bones"
9. "Between the Wheels"
10. "Losing It" (with Ben Mink)
11. "Subdivisions"

Disc Two
1. "Tom Sawyer"
2. "YYZ"
3. "The Spirit of Radio"
4. "Natural Science"
5. "Jacob’s Ladder"
6. "Hemispheres: Prelude"
7. "Cygnus X-1/The Story So Far" (drum solo)
8. "Closer to the Heart"
9. "Xanadu"
10. "2112"

Disc Three
1. "Mel's Rockpile" (with Eugene Levy)
2. "Lakeside Park/Anthem"
3. "What You’re Doing/Working Man"

Bonus
4. "One Little Victory"
5. "Distant Early Warning"
6. "Red Barchetta"
7. "Clockwork Angels"
8. "The Wreckers"
9. "The Camera Eye"
10. "Losing It" (with Peter Dinklage)

DVD/Blu-ray
Set One
1. "The World Is .. The World Is ... "
2. "The Anarchist"
3. "Headlong Flight"
4. "Far Cry"
5. "The Main Monkey Business"
6. "How It Is"
7. "Animate"
8. "Roll the Bones"
9. "Between the Wheels"
10. "Losing It" (with Ben Mink)
11. "Subdivisions"

Set Two
1. "No Country for Old Hens"
2. "Tom Sawyer"
3. "YYZ"
4. "The Spirit of Radio"
5. "Natural Science"
6. "Jacob’s Ladder"
7. "Hemispheres: Prelude"
8. "Cygnus X-1/The Story So Far" (drum solo)
9. "Closer to the Heart"
10. "Xanadu"
11. "2112"

Encore
1. "Mel’s Rockpile" (with Eugene Levy)
2. "Lakeside Park/Anthem"
3. "What You’re Doing/Working Man"
4. "Exit Stage Left"

Bonus
1. "One Little Victory"
2. "Distant Early Warning"
3. "Red Barchetta"

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