A Show of Hands

A Show of Hands

by Rush


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Although keyboards dominated Rush's 1989 double live set A Show of Hands, it's a definite improvement over its somewhat flat predecessor, 1981 's Exit...Stage Left. The band's music isn't as hard rock-based as it previously was, evidenced by the more modern-sounding compositions selected for this third live album (the first Rush album to be produced completely by the band). The only tracks from the pre-1982 period to be featured are "Closer to the Heart," which is expanded to include a jamming section at the end, and the spooky "Witch Hunt," originally from 1981's Moving Pictures. The remainder of the album's track list is comprised of Rush's best compositions from 1982-1987, such as "Subdivisions," "Distant Early Warning," "Force Ten," "Time Stand Still," and "Red Sector A," as well as several tracks that have been forgotten over time ("Marathon," "Turn the Page," "Mission," etc.). Also featured for the first time on a live Rush album is a completely unaccompanied drum solo by Neil Peart -- the intricate "Rhythm Method." The inspired A Show of Hands is an excellent snapshot of Rush in concert during the mid- to late '80s.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1997
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0731453463721
catalogNumber: 534637

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rush   Primary Artist
Aimee Mann   Vocals
Geddy Lee   Synthesizer,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Alex Lifeson   Synthesizer,Guitar,Background Vocals
Neil Peart   Percussion,electronic percussion

Technical Credits

Rush   Producer
Guy Charbonneau   Engineer
Geddy Lee   Composer,Producer
Alex Lifeson   Composer,Producer
Paul Northfield   Engineer
Neil Peart   Composer,Contributor
Hugh Syme   Art Direction
John Michael Talbot   Composer
Val Azzoli   Executive Producer
John Halfpenny   Contributor

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