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Rush: Exit... Stage Left (1981)

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Credited cast:
Geddy Lee ...
Himself - Bass Guitar / Vocals / Synthesizers / Bass Pedal Synthesizer / Occasional Rhythm Guitar (as Rush)
Alex Lifeson ...
Himself - Electric & Acoustic Guitars / Bass Pedal Synthesizer (as Rush)
Himself - Drums & Percussion (as Rush)


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Did You Know?


The whole title came from a character in an American cartoon called Snagglepuss. He's a great little creature, a lion, and every time there's trouble he flees, uttering 'Exit...stage left' or 'Exit...stage right'. But the fact of the matter was that the album cover picture was taken from stage left. And coincidentally that's the direction in which Snagglepuss runs most of the time. See more »


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The Best Live Show straight out of Canada
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The band Rush has been together since there 1st album in 1974 (self-titled Rush) then with there intro to a more progressive style of rock on the next album Fly By Night and the inclusion to Neil Peart in the band. Record sales weren't so great with their nest album Caress of Steel but then the album that put them in the market came out. In April of 1976 the album 2112 was introduced to the world topping record sales and with a Live album for that tour called All the World's A Stage, this was the definitive album for the band. Rush soon made A Farewell to Kings, a introduction to synthesizers for Geddy. In 1978 Rush put out Hemispheres which built there sound and fan base with there 20 min epic. There next album Permanent Waves cut out the concept ways of there previous albums and did actual songs. With hits like "Spirit of Radio" and "Freewill" radio were forced to play rush main stream. In 1981 Rush made Moving Pictures, a landmark album for them in the early 80's and were sent out on tour with a positive fan base. That tour was recorded and was made into another live album Exit... Stage Left and a live performance in Montreal was recorded for the movie Exit... Stage Left which had major airplay on MTV. With Geddy's Zeplinique vocals, with Alex solo's on "limelight" and Neil banging on the drums in "The Trees", no other band can compare to this sight of greatness. I real suggest you getting this!

Setlist for the Moving Pictures Tour of 1981 2112 (Overture/Temples of Syrinx) Freewill Limelight Hemispheres (Prelude) Beneath, Between and Behind The Camera Eye YYZ Drum Solo YYZ Broon's Bane The Trees Xanadu The Spirit of Radio Red Barchetta Closer to the Heart Tom Sawyer Vital Signs Natural Science Working Man (reggae intro) Hemispheres (Armageddon) By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)-> In the End In the Mood 2112 (Grand Finale) Encore: La Villa Strangiato (classical guitar intro)

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