Rush – All The World’s A Stage (1976/2015) [40th Anniversary] [HDTracks 24bit/192kHz]

Rush – All The World’s A Stage (1976/2015) [40th Anniversary] 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 01:19:51 minutes | 3.05 GB | Genre: Rock
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Recorded live at Massey Hall in Toronto on June 11 through 13 during their 2112 tour.

This 1976 double-live album was recorded at Toronto’s Massey Hall June 11-13, during the band’s2112 tour, with the title a nod to William Shakespeare. The record climbed to #40 on the U.S.Billboard chart, and going platinum in the States and Canada.

In 2015, vocalist/bassist/keyboardist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart, who joined the band in July, 1974, shortly after the release of that first album and two weeks before the group’s inaugural U.S. tour, will see the reissue of the remaining 14 albums in their Mercury catalog in chronological order. These albums were remastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original analogue masters

The ’70s may forever be remembered as the decade of the “live album,” where many rock artists (Kiss, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, etc.) used the format for their commercial breakthrough. While Rush’s All the World’s a Stage is not as renowned as the aforementioned bands’ live albums, it is still one of the better in-concert rock releases of the decade, and helped solidify the trio’s stature as one of rock’s fastest rising stars. Eventually, Rush would polish their live sound to sound almost like a studio record, but in the mid-’70s, they were still a raw and raging hard rock band, captured perfectly on All the World’s a Stage Comprised almost entirely of their heavier material, the album packs quite a punch — “Bastille Day” and “Anthem” prove to be a killer opening combination, while over-the-top renditions of their extended epics “2112” and “By-Tor & the Snow Dog” prove to be standouts. Even their more tranquil studio material proves more explosive in concert (“Fly by Night,” “Something for Nothing,” “Lakeside Park,” “In the End”). All the World’s a Stage was a fitting way of closing the first chapter of Rush, as the liner notes state. -Greg Prato

1. Bastille Day 04:58
2. Anthem 04:57
3. Fly By Night / In The Mood 05:04
4. Something For Nothing 04:02
5. Working Man/Finding My Way 15:02
6. What You’re Doing 05:45
7. Lakeside Park 05:05
8. 2112 15:52
9. By-Tor And The Snow Dog 11:59
10. In The End 07:07

Geddy Lee, vocals, bass, synthesizer
Alex Lifeson, guitar
Neil Peart, drums, percussion


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