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Poll: What is your favorite RUSH LIVE Album? (594 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your favorite RUSH LIVE Album?

  1. Exit Stage Left (140 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  2. Rush in Rio (127 votes [21.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.34%

  3. All the Worlds a Stage (100 votes [16.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.81%

  4. A Show of Hands (67 votes [11.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.26%

  5. Different Stages (161 votes [27.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.06%

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#201 MarkyWarky


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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:29 AM

Wondering if the Grace Under Pressure soundtrack shouldn't be on the list, given that it comes as a CD with the DVD?

Voted for ESL, but GUP would be it if it were on the list - Geddy's voice on that is top notch.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:52 AM

Exit Stage Left. I'm on it. I can be clearly heard during CTTH

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:59 AM

A Show Of Hands. Happened during the 80s. During my childhood. Fun album to listen to.  

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 03:21 PM

I voted on ATWAS..

simply for the great tune
By-tor. Mr. Lifeson just wailes guitar-wize, on that one.
RUSH completely ROCKS that whole album.
It was my favorite RUSH live album for many yrs...
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 01:41 PM

I'm not really sure it's my favorite but I can't help myself to type "a show of hands".

It's the first Rush live album I listened to back in... pffffff 1991 and I must admit it was the first time I noticed how great is Neil's drumming.

I already had listened to (and then bought) Presto and RTB but I'm sure Rush became a real big thing to me when I heard "A show of hands".

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:09 PM

Voted for Rush in Rio.  Love the energy from that awesome crowd.  Love the setlist.  Love the bands energy.  Great show.

2nd place for me is a tie between All the Worlds a Stage and Different Stages.  Hard to argue with 2112 in its entirety or with Rush playing it when it was new and Rush young.  Both are great albums!!

3rd place for me is A Show of Hands.  Like it a lot but just not as much as the 3 in front of it.

For me, in last place is Exit Stage Left.  For some reason I really just don't like this album.  I have boots from the same time period that are MUCH better, IMO.

Two last comments.

1.   I have noticed with all of the live albums I have (both Rush and from other groups) that I want to hear the crowd on the live album.  If I don't then its a strike against the album.  If I hear the crowd it makes me feel like I am at the show, it brings the energy of the show to me.  With the first 3 albums above you can.  With A show of Hands IMO I hear the crowd less.  Exit Stage Left I just feel the crowd less.  Perhaps that's why I do not care for this album as much as the others.

2.   I have also noticed that I usually prefer live albums that are recorded in one location.  That way I get the show - warts and all.  Again, I feel like I am there.  If I get a "greatest hits of the tour" I lose something.  It may be the best of the best but it just does not feel right.  The Rio show was just that.  One sitting, warts and all.  All the Worlds a Stage was at least in one location.  Different Stages was in several locations but most of it was in one show in Chicago.  Plus the 3rd CD was all one show in London.  A Show of Hands loses something for having been spread out over several shows and years.  Exist Stage Left  - I don't recall for certain but somehow it feels like it was recorded in several locations.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:32 AM

Rush in Rio. The performance is phenomenal, and the crowd is just crazy. Although the mixing is subpar. Mix the sound quality Exit...Stage Left with this and there you have the perfect Rush live album.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE (Moonraker @ Jan 22 2005, 02:38 AM)
QUOTE (RushGuru @ Jan 21 2005, 09:38 PM)
Oh Garage this is hard. There are great songs on every one! I had to choose Different Stages though. Last Spring Break I drove all the way to mexico with just Disk 1 of DS. doh.gif I couldnt believe i forgot all my music! I must have listened to that disc 200 times all the way through. I memorized what every fan screamed and when they screamed it. I memorized everything. Now whenever i listen to different versions of the songs i always expect the fans to scream what they did in DS disc 1. I devoloped almost a spiritual connection with that music. fing.gif I fell in love with it. I appreciated Rush more than i ever did before. I couldnt have made it through that vacation without that disc. Thank you Different Stages disc 1. Your sounds will be imprinted on the back of my skull forevermore.

Sounds like my trip to NY for the week last winter.  I coulda sworn I packed a travel cd case full of cds, but the only one that I fought I had with me was what was in the cd player when I boarded the train.  Needless to say, I dont think I can listen to Yes's Fragile without thinking of NY.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:49 PM

exit stage left---very easy for me

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:10 PM

ATWAS.  One of the greatest live albums by any band ever, imo.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:46 AM

Different Stages, Exit... doesn't seem truly "live" to me.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:32 PM

it's been ATWAS, but DS it's like ATWAS and Exit x3!!   =D   RushOn!!

Edited by jruiz2112, 13 May 2013 - 12:34 PM.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:39 AM

All The World`s A Stage .
Up there with the best Live albums . Brilliant .

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:16 PM

Snakes and Arrows Live has been growing on me a lot

I saw them on this tour and this live album has the same songs but for some reason they played ever tune at a slower tempo which was offputting at first but lately I have been enjoying it

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:30 PM

ATWAS. First Rush album I ever heard and of course was blown away. Still amazed by Lakeside Park, Bytor and In the End. For a band that had seemingly come out of nowhere (I hadn't heard of 2112 yet), it was a revelation.

ESL has my favorite setlist but I've never cared for the production.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:09 AM

Where's R30, Snakes And Arrows, Grace Under Pressure and Time Machine?

I can't add my vote, Snakes is my favourite

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:01 AM

View PostWavesandWindows, on 27 July 2013 - 05:09 AM, said:

Where's R30, Snakes And Arrows, Grace Under Pressure and Time Machine?

I can't add my vote, Snakes is my favourite

I know!!

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:03 PM

All The Worlds A Stage set the standard for a live band for me.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:23 PM

A Show of Hands, because it was the last live recording before their descent into Hell with the departure of the keys, the fourth member of the band.

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:10 PM

A Show of Hands is awesome, but I still love the later stuff

Edited by WavesandWindows, 03 August 2013 - 04:03 AM.

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