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Poll: What is your favorite RUSH LIVE Album? (597 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your favorite RUSH LIVE Album?

  1. Exit Stage Left (140 votes [23.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.41%

  2. Rush in Rio (127 votes [21.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.24%

  3. All the Worlds a Stage (100 votes [16.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.72%

  4. A Show of Hands (68 votes [11.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.37%

  5. Different Stages (163 votes [27.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.26%

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#241 NaturalHemisphereGarden


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:24 PM

Different Stages, because of the very good performance, 2112 in its entirety, the many other classics like Natural Science, Cygnus X-1, and Xanadu, being from before Geddy's voice got lower (2007), and for not having the kind of overdubbing that affected Exit Stage Left.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

I am in the minority here and I realize it is part of the synth era, but I have always loved "A Show of Hands".  It was a little over polished by the engineers, I know... but I just love it.  Part of it is also the fact that it came out during my senior year in high school and I worked a lot of overnight shifts that first summer between high school and college.  When I would get home, everyone else in the house was up and getting ready to leave... and making noise.  So, to relax and nod off to sleep, I would drop the ASOH CD in the tray, put on the headphones, and give it a listen.  I guess, then, I always associate that live album as soothing and relaxing... thus my favorite.

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:58 PM

Don't Remember what I voted on before, but now my vote goes to Different Stages!

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 02:49 PM

ESL is an actual live albums. With sides. Had to go purist and vote ESL

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 06:51 AM

Different Stages

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:15 PM

Different Stages

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 05:31 PM

Atwas. My first rush album ever i think

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 06:45 PM

That would make Narps happy.

If he was still around.

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 07:05 PM

When was this thread posted ??  2005 ?

Ancient history

Did they have bootlegs back then ?

CDs ??

Whatever the case, my favorite live Rush is Universe Divided .... If that doesn't count, then Disc #3 of Different Stages

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 10:10 PM

I gotta give it to Different Stages. All of these are great though.

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:29 PM

View PostYYZumbi, on 06 February 2014 - 07:45 AM, said:

Exit...Stage Left must be Rush worst live album, I dont understand how so many can vote for it! I mean, its good songs and they play them great, but they have made the album as a studio album, kinda destroys the feeling that a live album should give.

I have only listen on it a few times,

Rush In Rio got same mistakes as Clockwork Angels Tour, its a great show, its cool with the audience, but the mixing is to bad Im afraid!

Maybe its because I have bought it on iTunes, but dont think so, I will buy it soon on CD, then we see!

Different Stages is a awesome live album! Great sound quality, awesome songs! And they have been taking all the best songs for sure! My only complaint is that the audience is to high sounded, you hear them alot during the songs.

You must have the Japanese version so you get the song Force Ten!

A Show Of Hands, I havent listen on this so much, kinda new for me, just got it, but the times I have heard it, it sounds like a awesome 80,s show! And a nice setlist!

Oh what my thoughts have changed a lot since this.

These days I love Exit... Stage Left, I listen to it a lot on vinyl! Thou I still don´t listen to it on CD (or digital). It still don´t have the live feeling on CD. But it does on vinyl, can´t explain why, it just sounds great on vinyl!

I still think the same about Rush In Rio, it was not because I only had the itunes version, the CD also sound like shit. Also the DVD, thought they have fixed the video concert now. When they released it on the R40 Boxset, it sounds good now on bluray, and I don´t get a headache while watching it. Now I am just waiting for them to remaster/remix the CD! Because its a great concert, and they did a good job with the Bluray, so I know its possible!

I still think the same about Different Stages, that I did back then.

I have listened a bit more on A Show Of Hands now, and I still think its a nice 80s live album. But I keep forgetting it when Im gonna pick a Rush album to listen to, so it don't get a lot of play time, but when I do listen to it, I enjoy it!

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 08:33 AM

For me All The World's A Stage is the only indispensable live Rush record.

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 05:31 PM

the crowd in Rio was hype as f**k

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 05:32 PM

ESL. La Villa Strangiato is so good on that album.

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 09:09 AM

I had to go with Rush In Rio for this one. When I was deciding, the first choice I knocked out was A Show Of Hands, simply because it is almost all 80's Rush, and I am a much bigger fan of the 70's stuff. I knocked out Different Stages after that, just because for some reason I've never liked it much. Next I knocked out Exit Stage Left. I know, I know, that's surprising and all, seeing as it is one of their more popular live albums, but compared to the two that would be left after that, it doesn't stand a chance. That left me with All The World's a Stage and Rush In Rio. This was really close, and don't get me wrong, I LOVE ATWAS, but Rush In Rio came in first. I love Rush In Rio for many reasons. The setlist was excellent, covering a good bit of their music, the bass tone was bloody amazing, the crowd was great, and I love how you can hear them singing along in YYZ. Also, Alex Lifeson's monologue thing in La Villa Strangiato is absolutely hilarious. Rock On! \m/ (^_^) \m/

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 09:15 AM

I had to make choice...DS..."dat" bass sound...... :geddy:

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:16 PM

I know that if R40 was on here it'd probably be universal as the favorite, but seriously why no r40?

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