Rush – Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland (Anthem / Universal Music Canada)

Many of Rush’s releases since the turn of the century have been dedicated to capturing the band live – this is the group’s third live record in the past 11 years compared to two studio efforts. And frankly this would be overkill for any band other than Rush. Returning to the city that helped break them in America, Rush show they are best enjoyed live. The group plows through classic tracks like Limelight, Tom Sawyer and The Spirit of Radio with the same abandon they would have done 20 years ago. Newer tracks like Workin’ Them Angels and Far Cry fare just as well.  They may be older and they may be wiser but you’d best just step aside and let the band do what they do best: play live.