- All the World's a Stage (album)
Infobox Album | Name = All the World's a Stage
Artist = Rush
September 29 1976
June 11- 13, 1976
Genre = Heavy metal,
hard rock, progressive rock
Length = 1:19:32
Label = Anthem (Canada), Mercury
Producer = Rush and
Rolling Stone" rating|2.5|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/cd/review.asp?aid=53268 link]
Allmusicrating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:rekqikn6bb59 link ]
Last album = "2112"
This album = "All The World's a Stage"
Next album = "
A Farewell to Kings"
"All the World's a Stage" is a double
live albumby Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1976. The album was recorded at Massey Hallin Toronto on June 11 through 13 during their "2112" tour. Similar to the track "Limelight" from 1981's album "Moving Pictures," the title of this album alludes to William Shakespeare's play " As You Like It".
According to the liner notes, this live album marks the end of the "First chapter of Rush," and would mark the start of a trend of releasing a live album after each four studio album cycle. Songs like "Bastille Day" and "Anthem" are similar to their studio versions with the addition of Neil Peart's drum solo during
"All the World's a Stage "would be Rush's first US Top 40 charting album and would go Gold, alongside "
A Farewell to Kings" and "2112" on November 16, 1977. It was certified Platinum in 1981 after the release of "Moving Pictures".
All songs written by
Alex Lifeson, Geddy Leeand Neil Peart, except where noted.
#"Bastille Day" – 4:57
#"Anthem" – 4:56
#"Fly by Night/In the Mood" (Lifeson, Lee, Peart)/(Lee) – 5:03
Something for Nothing" (Lee, Peart) – 4:02
#"Lakeside Park" – 5:04
#"2112" – Total Time: – 15:45
##"Overture" – 4:16
##"The Temples of Syrinx" – 2:12
##"Presentation" – 4:27
##"Soliloquy" – 2:22
##"Grand Finale" – 2:28
By-Tor & The Snow Dog" – 11:57
#"In the End" (Lifeson, Peart) – 7:13
Working Man/ Finding My Way/Drum Solo" (Lifeson, Lee)/(Lifeson, Lee)/(Peart) – 14:56
#"What You're Doing" (Lifeson, Lee) – 5:39
Songs with "/" in the title indicate song medleys.
The medley on track 9 is marked as above on the album but runs as follows: "Working Man (first half)/Finding My Way/Working Man (second half)/Drum Solo" before jamming out the end of the medley.
To accommodate the limitations imposed by the vinyl format, the album's running order differs to the actual set list played (as evidenced by the only bootleg available from the tour. The actual song order played was Bastille Day; Anthem; Lakeside Park; 2112 (with abbreviated Discovery, minus Oracle); Fly by Night/In The Mood; Something For Nothing; By-Tor and the Snow Dog; In The End; Working Man/Finding My Way/Drum Solo; Encore: What You're Doing
Geddy Lee- bass guitar, vocals
Alex Lifeson- guitar
Neil Peart- percussion
*Terry Brown — engineer
*Hugh Syme — design
*George Graves — mastering on original album
*Bob Ludwig — remastering
A remaster was issued in 1997.
* The tray has a picture of star with man painting with THE RUSH REMASTERS printed in all caps just to the left. All remasters from Rush through to Permanent Waves are like this. This is just like the cover art of
* The original CD left off "What You're Doing" due to time constraints (CDs could only hold 75 minutes at the time), but by the time the remasters came out, CDs could hold up to 80 minutes of music. "What You're Doing" was thus reinserted, along with a bit of post-show chatter among the band members and the slamming of a door as they leave the venue.
* The album's original triple gatefold with concert pictures was reinstated on the remaster.
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