Live Albums: What’s Where

[Note: The following is a count of how many times Rush pieces appear in the band’s live albums. Since this was completed last year, the band has come out with three more live albums, which aren’t included here. But they will be soon!]

“The Spirit of Radio” and “Tom Sawyer” appear the most frequently, with five appearances each, in the band’s seven live albums. Other pieces that are heavily represented, at four appearances each, are “Working Man,” “By-Tor and the Snow Dog,” “2112” (typically the opening two parts), “Closer to the Heart,” “Freewill,” “YYZ,” “Limelight,” and “Dreamline”—in short, many of the same pieces that show up frequently in the band’s compilation albums and the albums released by tribute bands. Here’s a chart of the frequency at which pieces appear in the live albums. There are similar charts for the band’s compilations and tribute albums. The images don’t link to anything so there’s no reason to click them. There’s a key to the album images at the bottom of the page.

5 versions

The Spirit of Radio, 1980 (1981)  (1998)  (2003)  (2005)  (2008)
Tom Sawyer, 1981 (1981) (1998)  (2003)  (2005)  (2008)

4 versions

Working Man, 1974  (1976)  (1998)  (2003)  (2005)
By-Tor and the Snow Dog, 1975  (1976)  (1981)   (1998)  (2003)
2112 (Overture/Temples of Syrinx), 1976  (1976)  (1998)  (2003)  (2005)
Closer to the Heart, 1977  (1981)(1989)  (1998)  (2003)
Freewill, 1980 (1981)  (1998)  (2003)  (2008)
YYZ, 1981  (1981)  (1998)  (2003)  (2008)
Limelight, 1981 (1998)  (2003)  (2005)  (2008)
Dreamline, 1991 (1998)  (2003)  (2005)  (2008)

3 versions

Xanadu, 1977  (1981) (1998)  (2005)
The Trees, 1978  (1981)   (1998)  (2003)
Natural Science, 1980  (1998)  (2003)  (2008)
Subdivisions, 1982(1989)  (2005)  (2008)
Distant Early Warning, 1984 (1989)   (2003)  (2008)
Roll the Bones, 1991   (1998)  (2003)  (2005)

2 versions

In the End, 1975   (1976)  (1981)
Anthem, 1975  (1976)  (1998)
Fly by Night, 1975  (1976)  (1998)
Bastille Day, 1975  (1976)  (1998)
A Passage to Bangkok, 1976 (1981)  (2008)
Something for Nothing, 1976  (1976)  (1998)
Cygnus X-1, 1977   (1998)  (2003)
La Villa Strangiato, 1978  (1981)  (2003)
Red Barchetta, 1981  (1981)  (2005)
Witch Hunt, 1981(1989)  (2008)
Between the Wheels, 1984 (2005)  (2008)
Red Sector A, 1984 (1989)   (2003)
The Big Money, 1985 (1989)   (2003)
Mystic Rhythms, 1985 (1989)  (2005)
Force Ten, 1987 (1989)  (2005)
Mission, 1987(1989)  (2008)
Bravado, 1991   (1998)  (2003)
Animate, 1993   (1998)  (2005)
Leave That Thing Alone, 1993  (1998)  (2003)
Driven, 1996  (1998)  (2003)
Resist, 1996   (1998)  (2003)
One Little Victory, 2002 (2003)  (2008)
Earthshine, 2002  (2003)  (2005)
Secret Touch, 2002 (2003)  (2008)

1 version

What You’re Doing, 1974  (1976)
In the Mood, 1974  (1998)
Beneath, Between and Behind, 1975  (1981)
Lakeside Park, 1975  (1976)
A Farewell to Kings, 1977  (1998)
Cinderella Man, 1977  (1998)
Circumstances, 1978 (2008)
Entre Nous, 1980
  (2008)
Jacob’s Ladder, 1980  (1981)
Vital Signs, 1981  (2003)
Digital Man, 1982 (2008)
Analog Kid, 1982  (1998)
New World Man, 1982  (2003)
Marathon, 1985 (1989)
Turn the Page, 1987 (1989)
Time Stand Still, 1987 (1989)
Time Stand Still, 1987 (1989)
Between Sun and Moon, 1993  (2003)
Nobody’s Hero, 1993  
(1998)
Stick it Out, 1993  
(1998)
Resist, 1996  (2005)
Test for Echo, 1996  (1998)
Ghost Rider, 2002 (2003)
The Seeker, 2004  (2005)
Heart Full of Soul, 2004  (2005)
Summertime Blues, 2004  (2005)
Crossroads, 2004  (2005)
The Main Monkey Business, 2007 (2008)
The Larger Bowl, 2007 (2008)
Far Cry, 2007 (2008)
Workin’ Them Angels, 2007 (2008)
Armor and Sword,2007  (2008)
Spindrift, 2007 (2008)
The Way the Wind Blows, 2007 (2008)
Malignant Narcissism, 2007 (2008)
Hope, 2007  (2008)

Key to album images:

All the World’s a Stage, 1976 

Exit . . . Stage Left, 1981 

A Show of Hands, 1989 

Different Stages, 1998

Rush in Rio, 2003 

Rush 30th Anniversary tour (R30), 2005 

Snakes and Arrows Live, 2008 

Click here for a look at the frequency with which Rush songs are compiled, recorded live, and recorded for tribute albums.

~ by rvkeeper on May 28, 2011.

 
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