Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Rush Discography

First posted 1/15/2020; updated 1/21/2020.

Rush Discography

l to r: Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, and Geddy Lee of Rush

This page gives snapshots of all of Rush’s studio releases as well as select compilations and live recordings. You can also check out the following:


Studio Albums:
  1. Rush (1974)
  2. Fly by Night (1975)
  3. Caress of Steel (1975)
  4. 2112 (1976)
  5. A Farewell to Kings (1977)
  6. Hemispheres (1978)
  7. Permanent Waves (1980)
  8. Moving Pictures (1981)
  9. Signals (1982)
  10. Grace Under Pressure (1984)
  11. Power Windows (1985)
  12. Hold Your Fire (1987)
  13. Presto (1989)
  14. Roll the Bones (1991)
  15. Counterparts (1993)
  16. Test for Echo (1996)
  17. Vapor Trails (2002)
  18. Feedback (covers EP, 2004)
  19. Snakes & Arrows (2007)
  20. Clockwork Angels (2012)


Live Albums:

Songs featured on these live albums are noted by the codes below (AS, ES, etc.)

  1. AS All the World’s a Stage (1976)
  2. ES Exit…Stage Left (1981)
  3. SH A Show of Hands (1989)


Compilations:

Songs featured on these compilations are noted by the codes below (R1, R2, etc.)

  1. R1 Retrospective I (1974-1980, released 1997)
  2. R2 Retrospective II (1981-1987, released 1997)
  3. SR The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits (1974-1987, released 2003)
  4. C Chronicles (1974-1989, released 1990)
  5. R3 Retrospective III (1989-2007, released 2009)

Singles are noted by the date it charted or was released (if known) and various codes indicate which charts the songs appeared on Click for codes to singles charts.

Rush


Rating:

2.855 out of 5.00
(average of 8 ratings)


Released: March 1974


Peak: 105 US, -- UK, 86 CN


Sales (in millions): 0.5 US, -- UK, 0.5 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Finding My Way (8/74, #18 CL) AS, R1, C
  2. Need Some Love
  3. Take a Friend
  4. Here Again
  5. What You’re Doing (#23 CL) AS, C
  6. In the Mood (single, #11 CL, 31 CN) AS
  7. Before and After
  8. Working Man (#4 CL) AS, SR, C

Total Running Time: 39:51

Fly by Night


Rating:

3.364 out of 5.00
(average of 7 ratings)


Released: February 15, 1975


Peak: 113 US, -- UK, 9 CN


Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, -- UK, 1.0 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Anthem AS, R1, C
  2. Best I Can
  3. Beneath, Between & Behind ES
  4. By-Tor & the Snow Dog (#22 CL) AS, R1
  5. Fly by Night (5/75, #88 US, 2 CL, 45 CN) AS, R1, SR, C
  6. Making Memories
  7. Rivendell
  8. In the End (1/8/77, #88 US, 21 CL, 41 UK) AS

Total Running Time: 37:38

Caress of Steel


Rating:

3.059 out of 5.00
(average of 9 ratings)


Released: September 1975


Peak: 148 US, -- UK, 60 CN


Sales (in millions): 0.5 US, -- UK, 0.5 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Bastille Day (#22 CL) AS, R1, C
  2. I Think I’m Going Bald (#22 CL)
  3. Lakeside Park (single, #14 CL) AS, C
  4. The Necromancer
  5. The Fountain of Lamneth

Total Running Time: 45:00

2112


Rating:

4.098 out of 5.00
(average of 10 ratings)


Released: April 1976


Peak: 61 US, -- UK, 5 CN


Sales (in millions): 3.0 US, -- UK, 3.0 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. 2112 (#6 CL)
    I: Overture AS, R1, SR, C
    II: The Temples of Syrinx AS, R1, SR, C
    III: Discovery
    IV: Presentation AS
    V: Oracle: The Dream
    VI: Soliloquy AS
    VII: Grand Finale AS
  2. A Passage to Bangkok (#16 CL; live: 3/28/81, #41 UK) ES, C
  3. The Twilight Zone (single)
  4. Lessons
  5. Tears
  6. Something for Nothing (#18 CL)AS, R1

Total Running Time: 38:42

All the World’s a Stage


Rating:

3.668 out of 5.00
(average of 4 ratings)


Recorded: June 11-13, 1976 (live)


Released: September 29, 1976


Peak: 40 US, -- UK, 6 CN


Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, -- UK, 1.0 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

Songs featured on this collection are coded on studio albums as AS.


Total Running Time: 79:32

A Farewell to Kings


Rating:

4.168 out of 5.00
(average of 9 ratings)


Released: September 1977


Peak: 33 US, 22 UK, 11 CN


Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, 0.1 UK, 1.1 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. A Farewell to Kings C
  2. Xanadu (#10 CL) ES, R1
  3. Closer to the Heart (10/29/77, #69 US, 73 CB, 90 HR, 2 CL, 21 AR, 36 UK, 45 CN) ES, R1, SR, SH, C
  4. Cinderella Man (single)
  5. Madrigal
  6. Cygnus X-1 Book 1: The Voyage

Total Running Time: 37:13

Hemispheres


Rating:

4.001 out of 5.00
(average of 9 ratings)


Released: October 28, 1978


Peak: 47 US, 14 UK, 14 CN


Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, 0.6 UK, 1.06 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres
  2. Circumstances (single, #18 CL)
  3. The Trees (#7 CL) ES, R1, SR, C
  4. La Villa Strangiato (#12 CL) ES, R1, C

Total Running Time: 36:08

Permanent Waves


Rating:

4.119 out of 5.00
(average of 18 ratings)


Released: January 14, 1980


Peak: 4 US, 3 UK, 3 CN


Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, 0.6 UK, 1.06 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. The Spirit of Radio (2/9/80, #51 US, 60 CB, 57 HR, 1 CL, 27 AR, 13 UK, 22 CN) ES, R1, SR, C
  2. Freewill (#4 CL) ES, R1, SR, C
  3. Jacob’s Ladder ES
  4. Entre Nous (single, #18 CL, 94 CN)
  5. Different Strings
  6. Natural Science

Total Running Time: 35:35

Retrospective I


Rating:

3.953 out of 5.00
(average of 3 ratings)


Recorded: 1974-1980 (compilation)


Released: May 6, 1997


Peak: -- US, -- UK, -- CN


Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, -- world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

Songs featured on this collection are coded on studio albums as R1.


Total Running Time: 75:49

Moving Pictures


Rating:

4.140 out of 5.00
(average of 11 ratings)


Released: February 12, 1981


Peak: 3 US, 6 UK, 1 CN


Sales (in millions): 4.0 US, 0.6 UK, 4.06 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Tom Sawyer (2/28/81, #44 US, 47 CB, 57 HR, 1 CL, 8 AR, 25 UK, 24 CN) ES, R2, SR, C
  2. Red Barchetta (#6 CL) ES, R2, SR, C
  3. YYZ (#9 CL) ES
  4. Limelight (2/81, #55 US, 66 CB, 67 HR, 3 CL, 4 AR, 18 CN) R2, SR, C
  5. The Camera Eye
  6. Witch Hunt (Part III of “Fear”) SH
  7. Vital Signs (3/81, #43 CL, 41 UK)

Total Running Time: 40:03

Exit…Stage Left


Rating:

3.097 out of 5.00
(average of 3 ratings)


Recorded: June 10-11, 1980; March 27, 1981 (live)


Released: October 29, 1981


Peak: -- US, -- UK, -- CN


Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, -- world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

Songs featured on this collection are coded on studio albums as ES. Also featured is a guitar solo from Alex Lifeson called “Broon’s Bane.”


Total Running Time: 76:36

Signals


Rating:

4.111 out of 5.00
(average of 7 ratings)


Released: September 9, 1982


Peak: 10 US, 3 UK, 13 CN


Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, 0.6 UK, 1.06 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Subdivisions (9/25/82, #8 AR, 53 UK, 36 CN) R2, SR, SH, C
  2. The Analog Kid (9/25/82, #19 AR) R2
  3. Chemistry
  4. Digital Man
  5. The Weapon (Part II of “Fear”)
  6. New World Man (8/82, #21 US, 35 CB, 25 RR, 1 AR, 36 UK, 1 CN) R2, SR, C
  7. Losing It
  8. Countdown (5/7/83, #36 UK)

Total Running Time: 43:12

Grace Under Pressure


Rating:

3.209 out of 5.00
(average of 9 ratings)


Released: April 12, 1984


Peak: 10 US, 5 UK, 4 CN


Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, 0.6 UK, 1.06 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Distant Early Warning (4/28/84, #3 AR) R2, SR, SH, C
  2. Afterimage (single)
  3. Red Sector A (5/12/84, #21 AR) R2, SH, C
  4. The Enemy Within (Part I of “Fear”)
  5. The Body Electric (5/5/84, #23 AR, 56 UK, 86 CN) R2
  6. Kid Gloves
  7. Red Lenses
  8. Between the Wheels (5/5/84, #39 AR)

Total Running Time: 39:23

Power Windows


Rating:

3.486 out of 5.00
(average of 9 ratings)


Released: October 14, 1985


Peak: 10 US, 9 UK, 2 CN


Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, 0.6 UK, 1.06 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. The Big Money (9/26/85, #45 US, 4 AR, 46 UK, 52 CN) R2, SR, SH, C
  2. Grand Designs
  3. Manhattan Project (11/2/85, #10 AR) SH, C
  4. Marathon (live: 1/14/89, #6 AR) R2, SH
  5. Territories (11/16/85, #30 AR)
  6. Middletown Dreams
  7. Emotion Detector
  8. Mystic Rhythms (3/8/86, #21 AR) R2, SH, C (live)

Total Running Time: 44:44

Hold Your Fire


Rating:

3.333 out of 5.00
(average of 8 ratings)


Released: September 8, 1987


Peak: 13 US, 10 UK, 9 CN


Sales (in millions): 0.5 US, 0.06 UK, 0.56 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Force Ten (9/5/87, #3 AR) R2, SR, SH, C
  2. Time Stand Still (with Aimee Mann, 9/19/87, #3 AR, 42 UK, 52 CN) R2, SR, SH, C
  3. Open Secrets
  4. Second Nature
  5. Prime Mover (4/11/88, #43 UK)
  6. Lock and Key (12/12/87, #16 AR)
  7. Mission (3/11/89, #33 AR) R2, SH
  8. Turn the Page SH
  9. Tai Shan
  10. High Water

Total Running Time: 50:21

Retrospective II


Rating:

3.920 out of 5.00
(average of 3 ratings)


Recorded: 1981-1987 (compilation)


Released: June 3, 1997


Peak: -- US, -- UK, -- CN


Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, -- world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

Songs featured on this collection are coded on studio albums as R2.


Total Running Time: 76:42

The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits


Rating:

3.948 out of 5.00
(average of 4 ratings)


Recorded: 1974-1987


Released: February 11, 2003


Peak: -- US, -- UK, -- CN


Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, -- world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

Songs featured on this collection are coded on studio albums as SR.


Total Running Time: 79:47

A Show of Hands


Rating:

3.073 out of 5.00
(average of 3 ratings)


Recorded: 1986,1988 (live)


Released: January 9, 1989


Peak: 21 US, -- UK, -- CN


Sales (in millions): 0.5 US, -- UK, 0.5 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

    Songs featured on this collection are coded on studio albums as SH. Also featured is a drum solo from Neil Peart called “The Rhythm Method.”


    Total Running Time: 74:22

Presto


Rating:

3.598 out of 5.00
(average of 6 ratings)


Released: November 21, 1989


Peak: 16 US, 27 UK, 7 CN


Sales (in millions): 0.5 US, 0.06 UK, 0.56 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Show Don’t Tell (11/18/89, #1 AR) C
  2. Chain Lightning
  3. The Pass (3/3/90, #15 AR) R3
  4. War Paint
  5. Scars
  6. Presto (1/6/90, #14 AR) R3
  7. Superconductor (5/19/90, #37 AR)
  8. Anagram (For Mongo)
  9. Red Tide
  10. Hand Over Fist
  11. Available Light

Total Running Time: 52:11

Chronicles


Rating:

3.398 out of 5.00
(average of 4 ratings)


Recorded: 1974-1989 (compilation)


Released: September 4, 1990


Peak: 51 US, 42 UK, 38 CN


Sales (in millions): 2.0 US, -- UK, 2.0 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

Songs featured on this collection are coded on studio albums as C.


Total Running Time: 2:23:42

Roll the Bones


Rating:

3.007 out of 5.00
(average of 7 ratings)


Released: September 21, 1991


Peak: 3 US, 10 UK, 11 CN


Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, -- UK, 1.0 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Dreamline (9/7/91, #1 AR) R3
  2. Bravado (3/28/92, #13 AR) R3
  3. Roll the Bones (10/19/91, #9 AR, 49 UK) R3
  4. Face Up
  5. Where’s My Thing (Part IV: Gangster of Boats)
  6. The Big Wheel
  7. Heresy
  8. Ghost of a Chance (11/30/91, #2 AR; live: 2009) R3
  9. Neurotica
  10. You Bet Your Life

Total Running Time: 48:04

Counterparts


Rating:

3.341 out of 5.00
(average of 3.5 ratings)


Released: October 19, 1993


Peak: 2 US, 14 UK, 6 CN


Sales (in millions): 0.5 US, -- UK, 0.5 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Animate (5/21/94, #35 AR) R3
  2. Stick It Out (10/23/93, #1 AR)
  3. Cut to the Chase
  4. Nobody’s Hero (2/26/94, #9 AR) R3
  5. Between Sun & Moon
  6. Alien Shore
  7. The Speed of Love
  8. Double Agent
  9. Leave That Thing Alone (1993) R3
  10. Cold Fire (11/20/93, #2 AR)
  11. Everyday Glory

Total Running Time: 54:24

Test for Echo


Rating:

3.175 out of 5.00
(average of 6 ratings)


Released: September 10, 1996


Peak: 5 US, 25 UK, 3 CN


Sales (in millions): 0.5 US, -- UK, 0.5 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Test for Echo (9/7/96, #1 AR)
  2. Driven (3/22/97, #20 AR) R3
  3. Half the World (11/16/96, #6 AR)
  4. The Color of Right
  5. Time and Motion
  6. Totem
  7. Dog Years
  8. Virtuality
  9. Resist
  10. Limbo
  11. Carve Away the Stone

Total Running Time: 53:32

Vapor Trails


Rating:

3.430 out of 5.00
(average of 5 ratings)


Charted: May 14, 2002


Peak: 6 US, 38 UK, 3 CN


Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, -- world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. One Little Victory (3/29/02, #10 AR) R3
  2. Ceiling Unlimited
  3. Ghost Rider
  4. Peaceable Kingdom
  5. The Stars Look Down
  6. How It Is
  7. Vapor Trail
  8. Secret Touch (6/10/02, #25 AR)
  9. Earthshine R3
  10. Sweet Miracle (9/02)
  11. Nocturne
  12. Freeze (Part IV of “Fear”)
  13. Out of the Cradle

Total Running Time: 67:15

Feedback


Rating:

3.607 out of 5.00
(average of 7 ratings)


Released: June 29, 2004


Peak: 19 US, -- UK, 5 CN


Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, -- world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Summertime Blues (6/19/04, #30 AR)
  2. Heart Full of Soul
  3. For What It’s Worth
  4. The Seeker
  5. Mr. Soul
  6. Seven and Seven Is
  7. Shapes of Things
  8. Crossroads

Total Running Time: 27:08

Snakes & Arrows


Rating:

4.041 out of 5.00
(average of 16 ratings)


Released: May 1, 2007


Peak: 3 US, 13 UK, 3 CN


Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, 0.63 world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Far Cry (3/12/07, #22 AR) R3
  2. Armor and Sword
  3. Workin’ Them Angels (single) R3
  4. The Larger Bowl (A Pantoum) (6/25/07)
  5. Spindrift (6/1/07)
  6. The Main Monkey Business
  7. The Way the Wind Blows
  8. Hope
  9. Faithless
  10. Bravest Face
  11. Good News First
  12. Malignant Narcissism
  13. We Hold On

Total Running Time: 62:50

Retrospective III


Rating:

3.450 out of 5.00
(average of 3.5 ratings)


Recorded: 1989-2007 (compilation)


Released: March 3, 2009


Peak: -- US, -- UK, -- CN


Sales (in millions): 47 US, -- UK, -- world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

Songs featured on this collection are coded on studio albums as R3.


Total Running Time: 71:50

Clockwork Angels


Rating:

3.619 out of 5.00
(average of 9 ratings)


Released: June 8, 2012


Peak: 2 US, 21 UK, 11 CN


Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, -- world (includes US and UK)


Tracks:

  1. Caravan (6/1/10, #44 CN)
  2. BU2B (6/1/10, #50 CN)
  3. Clockwork Angels
  4. The Anarchist
  5. Carnies
  6. Halo Effect
  7. Seven Cities of Gold
  8. The Wreckers
  9. Headlong Flight
  10. BU2B2
  11. Wish Them Well
  12. The Garden

Total Running Time: 66:04

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