A chronological collection of Rush's Mercury recordings, The Spirit of Radio spans a 13-year period that produced such hits as "Working Man," "Tom Sawyer," "New World Man," and "Subdivisions." The set includes track annotations, complete lyrics, and lots of photos. The first 100,000 copies include videos for "Closer to the Heart," "Tom Sawyer," "Subdivisions," "The Big Money," and "Mystic Rhythms."
Performance CreditsRush Primary Artist
Aimee Mann Vocals
Geddy Lee Synthesizer,Bass,Keyboards,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Classical Guitar,bass pedals,oberheim,Mini Moog
Alex Lifeson Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Classical Guitar,bass pedals,Guitar (12 String Electric),Roland Synthesizer,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Neil Peart Percussion,Drums,Glockenspiel,Gong,Triangle,Timpani,Vibraslap,cowbell,Tubular Bells,electronic percussion,Temple Blocks,Orchestra Bells,Crotale,Bell-tree,Wind Chimes
Andy Richards Keyboards
John Rutsey Drums
Technical CreditsRush Arranger,Producer
Pat Moran Engineer
Peter Collins Arranger,Producer
Terry Brown Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Pye Dubois Composer
Peter Henderson Producer,Engineer
Geddy Lee Composer
Alex Lifeson Composer
Robin McBride Executive Producer
Paul Northfield Engineer
Declan O'Doherty Vocal Engineer
Neil Peart Composer
Hugh Syme Art Direction
John Michael Talbot Composer
James Barton Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987 [Bonus DVD] based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
When you bring together the ear-pleasing sound of Geddy's voice, the phenomenal beat of Peart's drum, and the pure genius of Lifeson...it can be nothing short of fantastic. To not love this C.D. is to be musically challenged or deaf.
just got this cd today and what a collection you got 16 tracks from 1974 to 1987. containg allmost 80 mins worth of music gots lots of good ones.including fly by night /2112/subdivisions/new world man/ closer to the heart/and lots of other faviortes/we all know rush has been making great music and entertaing millons of fans for allmost 30 years. geddy lee/alex lifeson/and neil peart/ still have that powerful energey in them that they call rush!!
This album exemplifies everything the the group Rush is and what their music mean to them and their fans. I would recommend this album to anybody who has liked maybe one or two of the band's song's, it will open up a whole new world to the listener. One of my favorites is, "Closer To The Heart" which is a very eye opening into the depth of song writing this group has.
This is an excelent primer on Rush . I have more of their music than I can count , aprox. 10 albums and 12 CD's . I won't need this CD , but if your albums are useless and you want 1 Rush CD this is a good choice . You will , however , still be missing a vast amount of excellent work .