(Review from wikipedia, progarchives.com)

After wrapping up the tour promoting Test for Echo in 1997, the band entered an indefinite hiatus mainly due to tragedies in Neil Peart’s life. In August 1997, his daughter Selena died in a car accident, followed by his wife Jacqueline’s death from cancer in June 1998. Peart embarked on a self-described “healing journey” by motorcycle in which he traveled roughly 55,000 miles across North America. He subsequently wrote about his travels in his book Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road.

A triple live album entitled “Different Stages” was released, dedicated to the memory of Selena and Jacqueline. It contained recorded performances from the band’s Counterparts, Test for Echo, and A Farewell to Kings tours.

Rarely does a live recording manage to capture the very essence of a band like “Different Stages” does for Rush. Their live releases have either been too polished as to not capture the energy and atmosphere of a live performance, or they have been to raw and thus interfering with the quality of the music. Rush achieves the perfect balance for “Different Stages”. The crows noise stays at a level where it’s able to be heard and felt, but it never overpowers or even threatens to drown out a note that the band plays. Also, the production allows you to hear that it is a live release and feel the frantic energy and adrenalin galvanized air, but the music quality is still crystal clear.

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. From the opening riff of Dreamline in 1997 to the closing riff in Cinderella Man in 1978, there is nothing to be disappointed about this great live album.

Line-up:
* Geddy Lee – bass guitar, synthesizers, vocals
* Alex Lifeson – electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
* Neil Peart – drums, percussion

Track List:
CD1
01. Dreamline – 5:34
02. Limelight – 4:32
03. Driven – 5:16
04. Bravado – 6:23
05. Animate – 6:29
06. Show Don’t Tell – 5:29
07. The Trees – 5:28
08. Nobody’s Hero – 5:01
09. Closer to the Heart – 5:13
10. 2112 : I. Overture – 4:32
11. 2112 : II. The Temples Of Syrinx – 2:20
12. 2112 : III. Discovery – 4:17
13. 2112 : IV. Presentation – 3:40
14. 2112 : V. Oracle: The Dream – 1:49
15. 2112 : VI. Soliloquy – 2:07
16. 2112 : VII. Grand Finale – 2:37
CD2
01. Test for Echo – 6:15
02. The Analog Kid – 5:14
03. Freewill – 5:36
04. Roll The Bones – 5:58
05. Stick It Out – 4:42
06. Resist – 4:27
07. Leave That Thing Alone – 4:46
08. The Rhythm Method (drum solo) – 8:19
09. Natural Science – 8:05
10. The Spirit of Radio – 4:47
11. Tom Sawyer – 5:18
12. YYZ – 5:25
CD3
01. Bastille Day – 5:07
02. By-Tor & The Snow Dog – 4:59
03. Xanadu – 12:32
04. A Farewell to Kings – 5:53
05. Something for Nothing – 4:01
06. Cygnus X-1 – 10:23
07. Anthem – 4:47
08. Working Man – 4:00
09. Fly by Night – 2:04
10. In the Mood – 3:34
11. Cinderella Man – 5:09

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