Freewill - Rush - Exit...Stage Left
Label: Anthem Records - ANMD1090 • Series: The Rush Remasters • Format: CD Album, Remastered • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock
Stage Left is the second live album by the Canadian rock band Rushreleased as a double album in October on Anthem Records. After touring in support of their eighth studio album Moving Picturesthe band gathered recordings made over the previous two years and constructed a live release from them with producer Terry Brown. The album features recordings from June on their Permanent Waves tour, and from March on their Moving Pictures tour.
The album received a mostly positive reception from music critics and reached number 6 in the United Kingdom, 7 in Canada, and 10 in the United States. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling one million copies in the latter country. A same-titled home video was released in that documents the band on the Moving Pictures tour.
Stage Left was voted the ninth best live album of all time by Classic Rock magazine in A limited-edition promotional 6-track vinyl sampler, Rush 'N' Rouletteincluded excerpts of six tracks from Exit Stage Left. The promotional album used a unique mastering process in which concentric grooves were inscribed so that different material would be played depending on where the stylus was put down on the record's surface. Side two of Exit Stage Left was recorded from June 10—11, at The Apollo in GlasgowScotlandduring the band's supporting tour for their seventh studio album, Permanent Trust - American Steel - American Steel. The remaining three sides were recorded on March 27, at The Forum in MontrealCanada during the subsequent tour of their eighth album, Moving Pictures.
After the tour, the band retreated to Le Studio in Morin Heights in QuebecCanada to edit and mix the Freewill - Rush - Exit.Stage Left they had made on the two tours, which Peart noted totalled over 50 reels of two-inch tape. They Jorge González - Colección Inmortales a technical fault or a wrong note was enough to affect an otherwise acceptable performance, so they opted to edit the faults using parts from the collection of tapes.
During the production, Rush wrote and recorded " Subdivisions ", a new song that would be released on their following studio album, Signals. Upon the album's completion, Peart said the group were happier with Exit Stage Left than with their first live album All the World's a Stagenoting that the latter suffered from uneven sound quality. Stage Leftnoting that the group tried to make it sound "too perfect" in part by reducing the levels of audience noise,  while Lifeson for his part thought the album sounded too clean and not as raw as All the World's a Stageand as a consequence the band aimed to reach a "middle ground" between the two with A Show of HandsRush's third live release.
Rush performs a short rendition of " Ebb Tide " before "Jacob's Ladder". The song is not featured on any other live or studio recording by Rush.
Also on the album, Lee refers to Brown as "T. Broonsie" when introducing "Jacob's Ladder. It was included on the remaster, as CD capacity had increased to 80 minutes by that time. Before the remastered version was released, the same live version of Freewill - Rush - Exit.Stage Left Passage to Bangkok" Freewill - Rush - Exit.Stage Left released on the compilation Chronicles in On "La Villa Strangiato", the introductory classical guitar solo from the original recording is played on electric guitar and doubled in length, Lee sings part of a nursery rhyme in Yiddish during the "Danforth and Pape" section the liner notes include a translation of his wordsand a short bass and percussion solo is added before the "Monsters!
Reprise " section. The title comes from the catchphrase of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Snagglepuss. The term "stage left" is a stage direction used in blocking to identify the left side of a theater from the point of view of the performer, as opposed to the point of view of the audience. The whole title came from a character in an American cartoon called Snagglepuss. He's a great little creature, a lion, and every time there's trouble he flees, uttering 'Exit But the fact of the matter was that the album cover picture was taken from stage left.
And coincidentally that's the direction in which Snagglepuss runs most of the time. We wanted to have Snagglepuss's tail on there. You Portobello Road - Ellie Janov - Portobello Road / Theme, 'Exit Stage Left', with a picture of just his tail.
Forget it! They wanted all kinds of legal hassles and tons of money. An item from each of Rush's previous eight studio album Hajimete No Asa - Nobue Kawana - Nobues Sea can be seen on the front and back cover of this live album, though each has been modified in some way.
The snowy owl from Fly by Night flies above Apollothe man in the suit from Hemisphereswho stands next to Paula Turnbull, the woman from Permanent Waves. Next to him is a painting of the Caress of Steel album cover, held by one of the movers from Moving Pictureswith another mover standing behind. Next to Set Me Free - Various - Club Bizarre Vol.
2 is Dionysusthe nude Freewill - Rush - Exit.Stage Left from Hemispheres. Behind this scene, the starman from hangs in the background, next to an "EXIT" sign. The scene was shot in Toronto 's then-abandoned Winter Garden Theatre.
Rush's first live album, All the World's a Stageis also represented by the cover's background image, taken at a concert at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. Both album covers show Rush's live setup on an empty stage, although the band no longer used the white carpet by the time of Exit Stage Left ' s release.
Stage Left was remastered again in by Andy VanDette for the "Sector" box sets, which re-released all of Rush's Mercury-era albums. Stage Left is included in the Sector 2 set. These remasters have significantly less dynamic range compression than the remasters and the "Sector" remasters by Andy VanDette. But since Freewill - Rush - Exit.Stage Left Album — Billboard United States.
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