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DIFFERENT STAGES - LIVE

Rush

 

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4.37 | 291 ratings

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Marc Baum
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5 stars Ladies & Gentleman, what we have here is the greatest live record by one of the best live bands in the world. A mammoth triple cd, with a full length time of 3,5 hours, that includes nearly all quintessential material Rush created in their over 30 years long career. The most interestening thing is that the third cd is the legendary '78 show in London, only here presented, awaited long time by many fans and there it is. Rush recorded 5 live albums: "All The World's A Stage", "Exit...Stage Left", "A Show Of Hands", "Different Stages" and the actually "Rush In Rio", which is also an enjoyable triple live output, but "Different Stages" sounds more natural and got the (in my oppinion) better playlist. Of course, you can't get wrong with a tracklist by Rush, because they don't have weak songs, but here are some all-time faves like "Anthem" (for what I waited long to hear it live), "Fly By Night", "Farewell To Kings", "Xanadu" or (down on your knees!) the complete "2112" epic included. If you just want one Rush live record (at least one is a must by this band!), this should it be. "Different Stages" presents Rush in ultimative top form: powerful band sound, which wasn't manipulated in the studio, like earlier Rush live albums. It documets the timeless genius of the band with sounding brilliance, which many sound- engineers could bring into suicide. Between the recordings of Disc 1 + 2 & 3 is a timeline of 20 years, but you can't find a difference when you look at the passion, power, perfection and atmosphere, how Rush perform their music. One argument more to carry Rush for the creation of musically timeless travelling up onto the throne of rock knights! Rush are technically the best rock power-trio in the 70's, 80's & 90's on the planet, hopefully they will carry this with them very long into the future...
Marc Baum | 5/5 |

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