Chronicles (1990)

The two-disc set contains a 10-page booklet, historical annotations, and photographs. Liner notes are from music critic John Swenson. It was the first “best of” compilation for the band, spanning 1974, with the release of Rush, to 1989, with the release of Presto. It showcases the band’s early bluesy, riff-rock style, its move toward a progressive style with science fiction leanings, and its 1980s period toward shorter, more melodic pieces.

Disc One
Finding My Way
Working Man
Fly by Night
Anthem
Bastille Day
Lakeside Park
2112: Overture/Temples of Syrinx
What You’re Doing (live)
A Farewell to Kings
Closer to the Heart
The Trees
La Villa Strangiato
Freewill
The Spirit of Radio

Disc Two
Tom Sawyer
Red Barchetta
Limelight
Passage to Bangkok (live)
Subdivisions
New World Man
Distant Early Warning
Red Sector A
The Big Money
Manhattan Project
Force Ten
Time Stand Still
Mystic Rhythms (live)
Show Don’t Tell

Review

God and Learning in One 2-CD Set
“This was the first double CD album I ever bought. It was hush-hush time when I put the first disc in the player. God had arrived. This album opened up a new world to me.”—toroddfuglested on Prog Archives (edited)

Too many compilations?

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~ by rvkeeper on May 23, 2011.

 
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