by Rush


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Though the band has since released four more albums on Atlantic Records, this double-disc set was the original, definitive Rush anthology, spanning the band's entire 15-year, 16-album relationship with Mercury Records. In fact, this set is virtually perfect, clearly illustrating the Canadian power trio's evolution from Cream/Zeppelin enthusiasts into a groundbreaking, progressive hard rock unit. Acclaimed classics like "Finding My Way," "Fly by Night," "A Passage to Bangkok," "Closer to the Heart," "The Spirit of Radio," and "Tom Sawyer" are interspersed with less-well-known, but equally vital tracks like "Bastille Day," "La Villa Strangiato," "Limelight," "Subdivisions," and "Red Sector A" to paint a literal moving picture (pun intended) of the band's career. As a testament to its excellence, Mercury was incapable of improving upon this package when releasing the nearly identical Retrospective six years later on two separate CDs.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/1990
Label: Polygram Uk
UPC: 0042283893627
catalogNumber: 838936

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rush   Primary Artist
Aimee Mann   Vocals
Geddy Lee   Synthesizer,Bass Guitar,Vocals,bass pedals
Alex Lifeson   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Neil Peart   Percussion,Drums,electronic percussion
John Rutsey   Drums

Technical Credits

Rush   Producer
Peter Collins   Producer
Rupert Hine   Producer
Terry Brown   Producer
Pye Dubois   Composer
Peter Henderson   Producer
Geddy Lee   Composer
Alex Lifeson   Composer
Neil Peart   Composer
Hugh Syme   Art Direction
John Michael Talbot   Composer
John Swenson   Liner Notes

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Chronicles 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't really fault the track listing on this one - all of the signature songs which you'd hear on the radio (and some you wouldn't) are here. But listeners wishing to seriously get into Rush will want to have the real albums anyhow. A considerable number of great songs are not included, such as 'Xanadu', 'Jacob's Ladder', 'YYZ', and 'The Analog Kid'. This compilation is good for casual fans or those wanting to get a brief overview of what Rush is like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have followed the path of ''Rush'' since the beginning and feel that it is NOT COOL that they were not inducted in the Hall of Fame. This is a miscarriage of R and R justice. I think that if any group should be there it definately should be Rush.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago