Retrospective I (1997)

The set looks at the band’s hard progressive period, with pieces like “By-Tor and the Snow Dog,” “Anthem,” and “Bastille Day,” but it also includes some of the band’s earlier radio-friendly pieces like “The Spirit of Radio” and “Freewill.”

The Spirit of Radio
The Trees
Something for Nothing
Freewill
Xanadu
Bastille Day
By-Tor and the Snow Dog
Anthem
Closer to the Heart
2112: Overture
2112; Temples of Syrinx
La Villa Strangiato
Fly by Night
Finding My Way

Review

News Flash: Some Thought Went into This Compilation
“This is actually a rather daring compilation. It includes the fantastic “Xanadu” in its entirety as well as “By-Tor and the Snow Dog” and “La Villa Strangiato.” It’s nice to see more just their hits or short songs. Rush through Permanent Waves is represented, making quite a nice mix. The addition of the split “2112 Overture” and “The Temple of Syrinx” is interesting for the Rush completionist, as the “2112” suite is hardly ever split up into its individual tracks. It also features some cool artwork and some surprisingly nice liner notes that outline who wrote each song and which album to find it on (with each album cover represented). This is actually one of the better compilations to be put together for a band.”—King By-Tor on Prog Archives (edited)

Too many compilations?

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~ by rvkeeper on May 23, 2011.

 
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