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Biography

Canadian trio Rush was founded in 1968 in the suburbs of Toronto by Alex Lifeson, Jeff Jones and John Rutsey. However, in several weeks after formation Geddy Lee, the schoolmate of Lifeson, changed Jones on bass and vocals. In such line-up the band recorded their debut Rush in 1974. The music of Rush for that moment was often compared to Led Zeppelin. The single titled Working Man entered the regular play list of one Canadian radio stations and Rush got their moderate fame in their motherland. However, drummer Rutsey left the band and Neil Peart changed him on that place. Soon after that change, Rush headed to their first tour around the USA. They played before Uriah Heep and Manfred Mann's Earth Band. In 1975, they released their second attempt Fly By Night, on which Peart successfully tried himself as the main author of the band's lyrics. The album featured their first epic composition By-Tor And The Snow Dog - songs of such type would become common for Rush's creativity. The same year, they released the Caress Of Steel disc, featuring sizeable hard rock compositions as The Necromancer and The Fountain Of Lamneth, consisting of several parts.

Rush released 2112, ignoring the studio's recommendations to record the work in a more pop-friendly form. They did it for the best, as 2112 became the first commercially successful album of Rush, while the following support tour was captured on the All The World's A Stage (Live) disc. Next albums - A Farewell To Kings and Hemispheres - were recorded in the UK and had a noticeable progressive rock slant. Rush started active use of synthesizers, unusual percussions, other exotic instruments and write complicated conceptual tracks. The Permanent Waves album of 1980, contained shorter songs with the flavor of new wave and reggae, demonstrated on such tracks as Freewill and The Spirit Of Radio. Moving Pictures (1981) with singles Tom Sawyer and Limelight became the most popular record by Rush. After the concert album Exit…Stage Left the band switched to the synthesized music on the album Signals of 1982. This tradition was continued with the discs Grace Under Pressure (1984), Power Windows (1985) with the hit The Big Money and Hold Your Fire (1987).

The following tours by Rush were celebrated with the released of A Show Of Hands. In the beginning of 90's, the artist turned back to the guitar rock on discs Roll The Bones, Counterparts and hard rock Test For Echo with the song Limbo. In 1997, Peart left the band and they took a break. During one year, Peart lost his daughter in auto crash and his wife died of cancer. For a year he traveled along the North America on his bike and later re-united with the band. In 2002, Rush released the Vapor Trails disc and the collection of covers Feedback two years later. After the tour, celebrating the thirtieth birthday of Rush, the trio got down to their new album. The Snakes & Arrows album was released in 2007 with the refreshed sound, accentuated on drums. Peart became even more skillful in his song writing and many songs from the album became hits - Far Cry, The Main Monkey Business, Hope. The same year the artist went in for international tour and in 2008 issued the masterful concert record Snakes & Arrows: Live. It featured not only the tracks from the last studio disc by Rush, but also the tested by time hits. The same year the artist went in for international tour and in 2008 issued the masterful concert record Snakes & Arrows: Live. It featured not only the tracks from the last studio disc by Rush, but also the tested by time hits. In a year the musicians issued the compilation album Working Men (2009). It includes a previously unreleased version of the composition One Little Victory.

Studio Albums

  • Rush, A Farewell To Kings (Limited Edition) mp3A Farewell To Kings (Limited Edition)
    2015
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Vapor Trails Remixed mp3Vapor Trails Remixed
    2013
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Clockwork Angels mp3Clockwork Angels
    The legendary Canadian rockers Rush enlarged their discography with a brand new album. Release of the twentieth anniversary studio work titled Clockwork Angels took place in June
    2012
    • Progressive Rock
    • Hard Rock
    Rush, Snakes & Arrows mp3Snakes & Arrows
    Prog fans, you have to check this out! Rush are coming back to the territory of their classic sounding. Their 18th album Snakes & Arrows contains both elements of late 70's – early 80's period and new views of musicians upon their artistic work
    2007
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Vapor Trails mp3Vapor Trails
    2002
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Test for Echo mp3Test for Echo
    1996
    • Hard Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Counterparts mp3Counterparts
    1993
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Roll the Bones mp3Roll the Bones
    1991
    • Hard Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Presto mp3Presto
    1989
    • Hard Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Hold Your Fire mp3Hold Your Fire
    1987
    • Pop/Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Power Windows mp3Power Windows
    1985
    • Hard Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Grace Under Pressure mp3Grace Under Pressure
    1984
    • Hard Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Signals mp3Signals
    1982
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Moving Pictures mp3Moving Pictures
    1981
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Permanent Waves mp3Permanent Waves
    1980
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Hemispheres mp3Hemispheres
    1978
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, A Farewell to Kings mp3A Farewell to Kings
    1977
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, 2112 mp32112
    1976
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Caress of Steel mp3Caress of Steel
    1975
    • Folk Rock
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Fly by Night mp3Fly by Night
    1975
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Rush mp3Rush
    1974
    • Blues Rock
    • Hard Rock

    EP

    Rush, Feedback mp3Feedback
    2004
    • Blues Rock
    • Hard Rock
    • Pop/Rock

    Compilation albums

    Rush, Time Stand Still: The Collection mp3Time Stand Still: The Collection
    2010
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Retrospective II: 1981-1987 mp3Retrospective II: 1981-1987
    1997
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Chronicles mp3Chronicles
    1990
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock

    Lives

    Rush, Clockwork Angels Tour mp3Clockwork Angels Tour
    2013
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Working Men mp3Working Men
    2009
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Snakes & Arrows Live mp3Snakes & Arrows Live
    Canadian trio Rush, playing progressive hard rock, released the double concert album Snakes & Arrows Live. It features both tracks from their last studio attempt Snakes & Arrows and popular hits by Rush
    2008
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Rush in Rio mp3Rush in Rio
    2003
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, A Show of Hands mp3A Show of Hands
    1989
    • Hard Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, Exit... Stage Left mp3Exit... Stage Left
    1987
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock
    Rush, All the World's a Stage mp3All the World's a Stage
    1976
    • Hard Rock
    • Progressive Rock