Rush discography

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Rush discography

Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart of Rush
30th Anniversary tour photo, 2004
Releases
Studio albums20
Live albums9
Compilation albums8
EPs1
Singles78
Video albums10
Music videos32
 
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Rush discography

Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart of Rush
30th Anniversary tour photo, 2004
Releases
Studio albums20
Live albums9
Compilation albums8
EPs1
Singles78
Video albums10
Music videos32

Rush is a Canadian rock band originally formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, currently composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. The band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving their definitive form when Neil Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974.

The band released its eponymous debut album in March 1974, after which followed 19 additional studio recordings, 8 live albums and 6 compilations. As a group, Rush possesses 24 gold records and 14 platinum (3 multi-platinum) records, placing them fourth behind the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Kiss for the most gold and platinum albums by a band in music history.[1] According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics also place them third behind The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band. Rush also ranks 79th in U.S. album sales with 25 million units.[2] Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, as of 2004 several industry sources estimated Rush's total worldwide album sales at over 40 million units.[3][4][5][6]

Contents

Albums

Studio albums

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN
[7][8]
FIN
[9][10]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NLD
[13]
NOR
[14]
POL
[15]
SWE
[16]
UK
[17][18]
US
[19]
1974Rush86105CAN: Gold[20]
US: Gold[21]
1975Fly by Night9113CAN: Platinum[20]
US: Platinum[21]
Caress of Steel60148CAN: Gold[20]
US: Gold[21]
1976211253361CAN: 2× Platinum[20]
US: 3× Platinum[21]
1977A Farewell to Kings11412233CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Gold[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1978Hemispheres141447CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1980Permanent Waves338212634CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Gold[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1981Moving Pictures119343233CAN: 4× Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: 4× Platinum[21]
1982Signals1313319310CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1984Grace Under Pressure414432718510CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1985Power Windows5174426910CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1987Hold Your Fire
  • Released: September 8, 1987
  • Label: Mercury
  • Produced by: Rush & Peter Collins
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
1293440211013CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Gold[21]
1989Presto72260702716CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Gold[21]
1991Roll the Bones
  • Released: September 3, 1991
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Produced by: Rush & Rupert Hine
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
119353831103CAN: Platinum[20]
US: Platinum[21]
1993Counterparts
  • Released: October 19, 1993
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Produced by: Rush & Peter Collins
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
618885645142CAN: Platinum[20]
US: Gold[21]
1996Test for Echo
  • Released: September 10, 1996
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Produced by: Rush & Peter Collins
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
39455326255CAN: Gold[20]
US: Gold[21]
2002Vapor Trails311204718386CAN: Gold[20]
2004Feedback (EP)
  • Released: June 29, 2004
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Produced by: Rush & David Leonard
  • Format: CD, LP
5596819CAN: Gold[20]
2007Snakes & Arrows3429801613416133CAN: Gold[20]
2012Clockwork Angels14117111498212
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN
[8]
FIN
[9][10]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NLD
[13]
NOR
[14]
POL
[15]
SWE
[16]
UK
[17][18]
US
[19]
1976All the World's a Stage640CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1981Exit...Stage Left71928610CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1989A Show of Hands
  • Released: January 10, 1989
  • Label: Mercury
  • Produced by: Rush
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
93538281221CAN: Platinum[20]
US: Gold[21]
1998Different Stages1212135CAN: Platinum[20]
US: Gold[21]
2003Rush in Rio13933CAN: Gold[20]
US: Gold[21]
2005R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour
  • Released: November 22, 2005
  • Label: Rounder
  • Format: CD
US: 5x Platinum[21]
2006Grace Under Pressure Tour
2008Snakes & Arrows Live
  • Released: April 15, 2008
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD
86336427018
2011Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland7054
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums

YearAlbum details[23]Peak chart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
USCAN[8]UK
[17][18][24]
1978Archives12150US: Platinum
1981Rush Through Time
1990Chronicles
  • Released: September 4, 1990
  • Label: (US) Mercury
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
  • Greatest Hits compilation album
513842CAN: 2× Platinum[20]
US: 2x Platinum
1997Retrospective I
  • Released: May 6, 1997
  • Label: (US) Mercury
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Format: CD, cassette
  • Greatest Hits compilation album (1974–1980)
1997Retrospective II
  • Released: June 3, 1997
  • Label: (US) Mercury
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Format: CD, cassette
  • Greatest Hits compilation album (1981–1987)
2003The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974–1987
  • Released: February 11, 2003
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: CD
  • Greatest Hits compilation album
6217167US: Gold
2006Gold
  • Released: April 25, 2006
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: CD
  • Greatest Hits compilation album (1974–1987)
2009Retrospective III: 1989-2008
  • Released: March 3, 2009
  • Label: (US) Atlantic
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Format: CD
  • Greatest Hits compilation album (1989–2008)
47160
2009Working Men
  • Released: November 17, 2009
  • Label: (US) Atlantic
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Format: CD
  • Greatest Live Hits compilation album
2010Time Stand Still: The Collection
  • Released: March 30, 2010
  • Label: Universal (Europe)
  • Format: CD
  • Greatest Hits compilation album
2011Icon
  • Released: June 3, 1997
  • Label: Universal Music Enterprises
  • Format: CD
  • Greatest Hits compilation album
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles

YearSongChart positionsAlbum
CAN
[25][26]
US
[27]
US Main
[27]
UK
1973"Not Fade Away"88Non-album single
"You Can't Fight It"Non-album single
1974"Finding My Way"Rush
"In the Mood"3188
1975"Fly by Night"4588Fly By Night
"Making Memories"
1976"The Necromancer: Return of the Prince"Caress of Steel
"Lakeside Park"
1977"The Twilight Zone"2112
"2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx"
"A Passage to Bangkok"
"Closer to the Heart"457636A Farewell to Kings
1978"Cinderella Man"
"The Trees"44Hemispheres
1979"Circumstances"
1980"The Spirit of Radio"22512713Permanent Waves
"Freewill"109
"Entre Nous"94110
1981"Limelight"18554Moving Pictures
"Tom Sawyer"2444825
"Vital Signs"41
"Closer to the Heart"69Exit...Stage Left
1982"New World Man"121142Signals
"Subdivisions"36105327
1983"The Analog Kid"1972
"The Weapon"53
"Countdown"36
1984"Distant Early Warning"3Grace Under Pressure
"The Body Electric"861052356
"Red Sector A"21
"Afterimage"
1985"The Big Money"5245446Power Windows
"Territories"30
1986"Mystic Rhythms"21
"Manhattan Project"10
"Marathon"6
1987"Time Stand Still"52341Hold Your Fire
"Prime Mover"43
"Force Ten"3
1988"Lock and Key"16
"Mission"5
1989"Show Don't Tell"461Presto
1990"The Pass"2515
"Superconductor"6737
1991"Dreamline"361Roll the Bones
"Roll the Bones"25949
1992"Ghost of a Chance"402
"Bravado"5613
"Face Up"
"Heresy"
1993"Stick It Out"631Counterparts
1994"Nobody's Hero"193
"Cold Fire"482
"Animate"35
"Double Agent"
1996
"Test for Echo"1Test for Echo
"Half the World"5
1997"Driven"3
"Virtuality"16
"Resist"
2002"Secret Touch"25Vapor Trails
"One Little Victory"10
"Sweet Miracle"
2004"Summertime Blues"30Feedback
2007"Far Cry"22Snakes & Arrows
"Spindrift"
"The Larger Bowl (A Pantoum)"
2008"Workin' Them Angels"30
2010"Caravan"4410238184[28]Clockwork Angels
"BU2B"50119
2012"Headlong Flight"8423
"The Wreckers"38
2013"The Anarchist" [29]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Music videos

YearTitleAlbum
1975"In the Mood" (from Don Kirshner's Rock Concert)Rush
"Finding My Way" (from Don Kirshner's Rock Concert)
"Best I Can" (from Don Kirshner's Rock Concert)Fly by Night
"Fly by Night" & "Anthem" ("Castle" set)
1977"Closer to the Heart"A Farewell to Kings
"A Farewell to Kings"
"Xanadu"
1978"Circumstances"Hemispheres
"The Trees"
"La Villa Strangiato"
1981"Limelight"Moving Pictures
"Tom Sawyer"
"Red Barchetta"
"Vital Signs"
1982"Subdivisions"Signals
1983"Countdown"
1984"Distant Early Warning"Grace Under Pressure
"Afterimage"
"The Body Electric"
"The Enemy Within"
1985"The Big Money"Power Windows
1986"Mystic Rhythms"
1987"Time Stand Still"Hold Your Fire
1988"Lock and Key"
1989"Show Don't Tell"Presto
1990"The Pass"
"Superconductor"
1992"Roll the Bones"Roll the Bones
1993"Stick It Out"Counterparts
1994"Nobody's Hero"
1996"Half the World"Test for Echo
1997"Driven"
1998"Closer to the Heart" (Live)Different Stages
2007"Far Cry"Snakes & Arrows
"Malignant Narcissism"
2012"Headlong Flight"Clockwork Angels

Promos

Date of ReleaseTitleLabelTypeFormat
January 1977Everything Your Listeners Ever Wanted to Hear by Rush... But You Were Afraid to Play (not released officially)Compilation album/Studio albumLP
Hemispheres Radio ShowLP
Live in St. LouisLive albumLP
Moving Pictures SpecialLP
The Rush SpecialLP
Signals Radio SpecialLP
Grace Under Pressure InterviewLP
Hemispheres Banded PromoLP
In Store Play SpecialLP
1990Rush - Profiled!AtlanticInterviewCD
1991Roll the Bones Radio SpecialAnthemStudio album / InterviewCD
January 1992The Story of KingsBaktabakInterviewCD
October 1995The Rush Interviews Volume 2BaktabakInterviewCD
2002ProfiledAnthem/AtlanticInterviewCD

Video albums

YearTitleU.S. Chart PositionCertifications
1981Exit...Stage Left
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Polygram
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc, DVD
1984Grace Under Pressure Tour
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: Polygram
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc, DVD
1985Through the Camera Eye
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Polygram
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc
1989A Show of Hands
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Polygram
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc, DVD
1990Chronicles
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Polygram
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc, DVD
2003Rush in Rio
  • Released: October 21, 2003
  • Label: Rounder
  • Format: DVD
2005R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour
  • Released: November 22, 2005
  • Label: Rounder
  • Format: DVD
2006Rush Replay X3
  • Released: June 13, 2006
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: DVD
1
  • CAN: 5x Platinum[31]
2008Snakes & Arrows Live
  • Released: November 24, 2008
  • Label: Rounder
  • Format: DVD
2011Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland

External links

See also

References

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