Snakes & Arrows Live

April 2008 . Eighth Live Album

Snakes & Arrows 2007 Retrospective III 1989-2008 2009

About Snakes & Arrows Live

This live performance was recorded during two shows at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Holland on October 16 & 17, 2007.

  • Credits
  • Liner Notes


On-site Audio Producer

Francis Lamoreux
assisted by Brian Mercier

Mixed by

Richard Chycki
Alex Lifeson

Audio Post Production

Mixland Music & DVD, Toronto
Lerxst Sound, Toronto

Mobile Truck

B&R Medientechnik
Bernd Kugler
Marc Lenz
Timo Ostermann
Remi Romagny
Jan Wrede

Mastered by

Andy VanDette, Masterdisk, New York, NY

Executive Producer

Pegi Cecconi

Liner Notes

Recorded at the Ahoy Arena, October 16 & 17, 2007 in Rotterdam, Holland (“Isn’t that weird?”)

The Snakes & Arrows Tour Crew

Tour Manager and Tour Accountant: Liam Birt
Production Manager: Craig (CB.) Blazier
Production Assistan: Karin (K.B.) Blazier
Road Manager: Donovan Lundstrom
Artist Liason: Shelley Nott
Sound Engineer: Brad Madix
Lighting Director: Howard Ungerleider

Keyboard Tech: Tony Geranios
Drum Tech: Lorne Wheaton
Bass Tech: Russ Ryan
Guitar Tech: Bobby Huck

Carpenter / Stage Manager: George Steinert
Nutritionist: Bruce (Frenchie) French
Monitor Engineer: Brent Carpenter
Security: Michael Mosbach, Kevin Ripa
Programming: Jim Burgess, Ed Wilson
Riggers: John Fletcher, Jack Richard, Raffaele Buono, Chris Sorensen
Audio Crew: Jo Ravitch, Anson Moore, Daniel Taake
Lightin Crew: Rich Vinyard, Greg Haygood, Randy Garrett, Matt Tucker, Greg Szoba
Video Crew: David Davidian, Bob Larkin, Bill Quinn, Nick STrand
Lasers Tech: Andrew Seabeck
Pyro Tech: John Arrowsmith
TNA Rep: Keith Keller
Motorcycle Guru: Brutus
Truck Drivers: Arthur (Mac) McLear, Jon Cordes, Don Johnson, Tom HArtman, Dick Albrecht, Henry McBride, Greg Glazer, Matt Kenward, Gary Workman, Andy Goddard, Nigel Webber, Marc Coleman, Danny MacIntosh, Steve Berry, Andrew Mellor, Steve Spillman, Adrian Green
Bus Drivers: David Burnette, Lashawn Lundstrom, Marty Beeler, Joe C. Bush, Bob Reetz, Mark Baddams, Geoff Parnaby, Dave Good, Andrew Forster, Uwe Scholz
Catering Crew: TOni Leen, Hugh McFarlane, Simon Greenfield, Vivien Dale

Tour Merchandise: Patrick McLoughlin

Management: Ray Danniels, SRO Management Inc., Toronto
Management Staff: Pegi Cecconi, Sheila Posner, Anna LeCoche, Shelley Nott, Cynthia Barry, Andy Curran, Rayanne Lepieszo, Randy Rolfe and Bob Farmer

All songs: Lee/Lifeson/Peart except: The Main Monkey Business, Malignant Narcissism: Lee/Lifeson, YYZ: Lee/Peart, Hope: Lifeson, De Slagwerker: Peart, Tom Sawyer: Lee/Lifeson/Peart/Dubois

© 2008 Anthem Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Printed in Canada. All songs published by Core Music Publishing (SOCAN)



Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart

Living on a lighted stage
Approaches the unreal
For those who think and feel
In touch with some reality
Beyond the gilded cage

Cast in this unlikely role,
Ill-equipped to act
With insufficient tact
One must put up barriers
To keep oneself intact

Living in the Limelight
The universal dream
For those who wish to seem

Those who wish to be
Must put aside the alienation
Get on with the fascination
The real relation
The underlying theme

Living in a fisheye lens
Caught in the camera eye
I have no heart to lie
I can’t pretend a stranger
Is a long-awaited friend

All the world’s indeed a stage
And we are merely players
Performers and portrayers
Each another’s audience
Outside the gilded cage