On this limited-edition DVD, Neil Peart documents the recording of Rush's album, Test for Echo (as well as the work in progress of Neil himself and his endless apprenticeship to the art of drumming).
On this history-making DVD, he uses the songs from the new album to demonstrate concepts such as constructing a drum part, selecting rhythmic approaches, techniques, odd times, the drummer's role in a band, drum set orchestration, and creative timekeeping. This DVD features over 4 hours of video footage.
'Anatomy of a Drum Solo' a two-disc set, presents newly-recorded, in-studio footage of legendary Neil Peart discussing his approach to soloing. Using a solo recorded in September, 2004 in Frankfurt, Germany as a framework, Neil talks about the concepts and technique behind each segment of this nine-minute tour de force, which is a feature of each Rush performance. 'Anatomy of a Drum Solo' also features:
Two explorations - completely improvised workouts at the drums, each over thirty-minutes long
A never-before-released solo recorded in Hamburg, Germany in September, 2004
"O Baterista," Neil's Grammy® Award-nominated solo
Two full-band Rush performances from Frankfurt '04, all shot from the perspective of the drum cameras BONUS FEATURES: Camera Option-during Neil's performance of "Der Trommler," the viewer can choose between the program edit and two, isolated cameras, for different views.
Alternate Edits-during parts of Neil's analysis of "Der Trommler," the viewer can choose between the program edit, or an alternate edit with the playing example shown full-screen without Neil's commentary.
Audio-only tracks, "Momo's Dance Party" and "Pieces of Eight," composed and performed by Neil, which can be accessed at various points in the program.
Interview with Paul Northfield, Rush co-producer and engineer, and Lorne Wheaton, Neil's drum tech Lorne Wheaton setting up and talking about Neil's drumkit.
Two Rush performances from the perspective of the drum cameras Previously unreleased solo from Rush's 1994 Counterparts tour.
Neil Peart gives a behind the scenes tour of the making of The Hockey Theme. Canada's TSN (The Sports Network) decided to recreate the hockey theme; they wanted to use iconic Canadians to help in the revisal. The Hockey theme is recognized as Canada's second national anthem so when they decided to recreate it, they wanted to use the best, and the first person that came to mind was Rush drummer, Neil Peart. Neil also discusses a custom drum kit made by DW Drums with all of the different hockey team logos on it.
NEIL PEART: TAKING CENTER STAGE - A Lifetime of Life Performance.
The most in-depth insight into Neil's body of work ever documented.
A new DVD from Hudson Music & Neil Peart, featuring breakdowns, demonstrations & performances of classic drum parts from songs spanning the entire Rush catalog.
Featuring: • Over 6 hours of footage • Neil's personal drum rehearsals • Set-up and soundcheck footage • Backstage interview as Neil warms up for a Rush concert • Detailed discussion of classic Rush drum parts, with slow-motion, drums-only demonstrations and e-Book with transcriptions
• Live, drum-camera performances of every song on the Time Machine tour • One-hour interview, explanation, and demonstration of new Rush song, "Caravan"
A MUST-HAVE FOR ANY NEIL PEART OR RUSH FAN!