June19th/15

Ben performs “Losing it” live with Rush, on their R40 farewell tour

“Toronto was the live debut for “Losing It,” the band’s hymn to a creative light finally snuffed out. The version on the Signals album was raised ever higher by Ben Mink’s (FM) wonderfully affecting violin part, the recreation of which had always put the song beyond the band’s live set. His appearance (mere moments after the band had casually told him that the whole show was being filmed) was, and is, a moment of intractable and pure joy, filled (much like the R40 tour) with bittersweet highs and lows, inexpressively beautiful, the violin’s high-keening song reaching out to the impossibly high ceiling, disappearing there among the rafters.”
- Philip Wilding

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