Rush Premiere “Xanadu” from ‘R40 Live’ Concert Film | VIDEO

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Rush have released another video from their upcoming R40 Live CD/DVD-Blu-ray set, showing them performing “Xanadu.”

The song was originally featured on the group’s 1977 album, A Farewell to Kings. In its lyrics, a narrator describes searching for Xanadu, where he’ll find immortality. He succeeds, and after one thousand years pass, he is “a mad immortal man” who is “waiting for the world to end.”

“Xanadu” is the first Rush song on which synthesizers played an integral part, and it’s the song that marked Rush’s foray into a narrative form of songwriting.

R40 Live was recorded during the group’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.

The set, which comes out tomorrow, 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 order it at Rush’s store.

The track list can be found below the video.

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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