Afterimage (song)

Afterimage (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Afterimage

Artist = Rush
from Album = Grace Under Pressure
Released = 1984
Format = Vinyl
Recorded = 1984
Genre = Progressive rock
Length = 5:03
Label = Mercury Records
Producer = Peter Henderson and Rush
Last single = "Subdivisions"
This single = "Afterimage"
Next single = "Distant Early Warning"
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = Grace Under Pressure
Type = studio
prev_track = "Distant Early Warning"
prev_no = Track 1
this_track = "Afterimage"
track_no = Track 2
next_track = "Red Sector A"
next_no = Track 3

Afterimage is the second track from Rush's 1984 album Grace Under Pressure. The track was dedicated to Robbie Whelan, a friend of the band who worked as an assistant engineer on some of Rush's earlier albums, most notably Moving Pictures and Signals. The track deals with the loss of a friend and the emotional aftermath that follows.

The single was a Japan-only release. The opening lyric was quoted in the liner notes for Rush's 1998 live release, Different Stages, as a dedication to drummer Neil Peart's wife and daughter, who both died in 1997. The memoriam is as follows:

" were gone...from all the lives you left your mark upon..."
In loving memory of Jackie and Selena"

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