All the World’s a Stage
“From the opening notes of ‘Bastille Day,’ you can almost smell the joint that the band was sharing backstage before they came out and rocked the hell out in front of countless Canadians (yes, they are playing in their homeland on this one). Each song sounds rawer and realer than its album counterpart, which gives it that improvised 70’s live album vibe.”—sonictheplumber on Sputnik Music
Neil Peart: percussion
Alex Lifeson: guitars
Geddy Lee: bass and vocals
Recorded at Massey Hall, Toronto
June 11, 12, 13, 1976
Produced by Rush and Terry Brown
Engineered by Terry Brown
Recorded by the Fedco Mobile Unit
Mixed at Toronto Sound Studios, Toronto, Canada
Tape operator – Ken Morris
Roadmaster and stage lighting director
Howard (Herns) Ungerleider
Concert sound engineer and centre stage technician
Major Ian Grandy
Stage right technician: Liam (Leebee) Birt
Stage left technician: Skip (Slider) Gildersleeve
Concert sound by National Sound Inc.
Tom (Joe) Linthicum
Julian (Julio) Wilkes
Jim (Bozo) Swartz
Mike (Lurch) Hirsch
Concert lighting by Atlantis Systems
Tom (Domenic) D’Ambrosia
Mark (Angelo) Cherry
Concert Presentation by CHUM FM and Martin Onrot
Booking Agency: ICM (International Creative Management)
Responsible agent: Greg McCutcheon
Canada: Music Shoppe International
Responsible agent: Doug Brown
Personal Management: Ray Danniels and Vic Wilson
Executive production: Moon Records
Correspondence: No. 201, 55 Glencameron Rd., Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Graphics: Hugh Syme
Photography: David Street
Remastered by Bob Ludwig and Brian Lee at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine
A personal thank you to good times on the road, to the cities and people of Seattle, Portland, San Antonio, Cleveland, Detroit, and (of course) Toronto. Also to Larry Bailey, Rick Ringer, Shelley Grafman, Steve Sybesma and Sunshine, Windy City, Joe Anthony, Lou Roney, Mel Sharp, Charlie Applegate, Roger and Ginny Sayles, Jim and Julie Stritmatter, Uncle Cliff Burnstein, Mike Bone, Jim Taylor, Peter Talbot and the Vashon Islanders, Steve Shutt, Rod Serling, Rhonda Ross, The Sunset Marquis, June and Ward Cleaver, The Sleeping Broon, Miss Anne, The Bag, The Lizzies, Chivas Regal, Tennis, Dead Fly Cookies, and Becker’s Chocolate Milk.
Also thanks to Walt Johnston and Gibson Guitars for musical instrument contributions.
This album consists of the show which we brought to you during our North American tour of 1976. It is an anthology of what we feel to be the high points of our concerts and recordings up to this time.
It is not perfect, but it is faithful to us and to you. We have tried to strike a careful balance between perfection and authenticity, and to create a finished work that you may enjoy, and we may be proud of. This album, to us, signifies the end of the beginning, a milestone to mark the close of chapter one, in the annals of Rush.
To all our friends everywhere, we we thank you for your friendship and support, and wish you success in all your aspirations.
© 1976 Mercury Records © 1976 Anthem Entertainment