All the World’s A Stage is the first live album by Canadian heavy progressive rock band Rush from 1976 concerts promoting their 2112 studio album. It was recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada.
This is a different sounding group than the one that appears on the second live album Exit Stage Left.
Rush All The World’s A Stage
Rush All The World’s A Stage Set List
- Bastille Day – 4:57 (originally from the album Caress Of Steel)
- Anthem – 4:56 (Fly by Night)
- Fly by Night/In the Mood – 5:03 (Fly by Night/Rush)
- Something for Nothing – 4:02 (2112)
- Lakeside Park – 5:04 (Caress Of Steel)
- 2112 – 15:45 (2112)
- By-Tor & the Snow Dog – 11:57 (Fly by Night)
- In the End – 7:13 (Fly by Night)
- Working Man/Finding My Way – 14:56 (both songs on Rush)
- What You’re Doing – 5:39 (Rush)
Rush had recorded four studio albums by this stage and All The World’s A Stage picks fairly evenly from all of them.
At this stage, they played guitar based, heavy progressive rock and songs like 2112 and By-Tor & the Snow Dog had multiple components. These lyrics were written by drummer Neil Peart around stories.
The members of Rush on this album are:
- Geddy Lee – bass guitar, vocals
- Alex Lifeson – guitar
- Neil Peart – drums & percussion
Geddy Lee’s high pitched singing is an acquired taste.
I will be writing a full review of this album.
Here are some videos of Rush performing in 1976.
What Other People Say About All The World’s A Stage by Rush
This live album is highly regarded and does appear on the greatest live albums lists.
In particular, it is recommended by:
Classic Rock – 17th
Planet Rock – 19th
Other people prefer the second Rush live album, Exit Stage Left.
Reviews on Amazon are very positive.
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This album is nominated in the polls to find the best heavy metal and prog rock live albums.
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