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Rush - A Show Of Hands album download




A Show Of Hands



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Rush - A Show Of Hands album download


1 The Big Money
2 Marathon
3 Turn The Page
4 Prime Mover
5 Manhattan Project
6 Closer To The Heart
7 Red Sector A
8 Force Ten
9 Mission
10 Territories
11 The Rhythm Method
12 Spirit Of Radio
13 Tom Sawyer
14 2112 / La Villa Strangiato / In The Mood

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5014226078120

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6682520069 Rush A Show Of Hands ‎(DVD-V, Multichannel, NTSC, 5.1) Anthem 6682520069 Canada 2007
B0006138-09, B0006649-50 DVD03 Rush A Show Of Hands ‎(DVD-V, Multichannel, NTSC, 5.1) Mercury, Anthem , Mercury, Anthem B0006138-09, B0006649-50 DVD03 US 2007
0602498798065 Rush A Show Of Hands ‎(DVD-V, Multichannel, PAL) Mercury, Anthem 0602498798065 UK 2007
VAL-3105 Rush A Show Of Hands ‎(Laserdisc, 12", NTSC) Polygram Music Video, Videoarts VAL-3105 Japan 1989
041 760-3 Rush A Show Of Hands ‎(VHS, NTSC) PolyGram Music Video 041 760-3 US 1989


A1 Intro
A2 The Big Money
A3 Subdivisions
A4 Marathon
A5 Turn The Page
A6 Manhattan Project
A7 Mission
B1 Distant Early Warning
B2 Mystic Rhythms
B3 Witch Hunt (Part III Of Fear)
B4 The Rhythm Method (Drum Solo)
B5 Force Ten
B6 Time Stand Still
B7 Red Sector A
B8 Closer To The Heart

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Columbia House – 574418C


  • Engineer – Guy Charbonneau, Paul Northfield
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Producer – Rush


black cassette with silver text

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
A1-1055 Rush A Show Of Hands ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Anthem Records A1-1055 Canada 1989
836 346-1 Rush A Show Of Hands ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Mercury 836 346-1 US 1989
534 637-2 Rush A Show Of Hands ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, PMD) Mercury, Anthem 534 637-2 Europe Unknown
A4-1055 Rush A Show Of Hands ‎(Cass, Album) Anthem Records Inc. A4-1055 Canada 1989
534 637-2 Rush A Show Of Hands ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, EDC) Mercury, Anthem 534 637-2 UK & Europe Unknown

A Show of Hands is a live album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1989. The band released a video of the same name, originally on VHS and LaserDisc, the same year. A DVD version was released as part of a box set in 2006, and as an individual DVD in 2007. The majority of the performances on this album were from the 1988 Hold Your Fire tour, recorded in the American cities of New Orleans, Phoenix, and San Diego, and the British city of Birmingham.

The remainder of the album's track list is comprised of Rush's best compositions from 1982-1987, such as "Subdivisions," "Distant Early Warning," "Force Ten," "Time Stand Still," and "Red Sector A," as well as several tracks that have been forgotten over time ("Marathon," "Turn the Page," "Mission," et. Also featured for the first time on a live Rush album is a completely unaccompanied drum solo by Neil Peart - the intricate "Rhythm Method.

A Show of Hands encapsulates Rush's "new wave" period, a much maligned era in their evolution. I love this period, it's not hard to separate earlier Rush from this and appreciate what they were doing at this time, using different instrumentation, more synth and taking in strong influences from post-punk 80's contemporaries. I will give you that Peart's earnestly humanistic lyrics don't always mesh well with synth swells and the generally uplifting vibe, call it cheesy I guess

Even the most die-hard Rush fans will say that they hate the period from around the mid 1980's to the end of that decade. While some fans (me and KILL and jethro42 and 420yeah) adore the period and appreciate that a band can change its sound without "selling out" as they say, the synths were, at times, a bit overdone during this period, although most Rush fans will tell you that there were definitely some great songs made. Like every era of Rush's career, they usually end things with a live album.

Although their fans treat the three members of Rush as if they were the Holy Trinity, the band chose the theme of another threesome - the Three Stooges - as the opening fanfare for its third live set. It’s a bit of self-effacement to be found nowhere else on this album. Most of the material on A Show of Hands is from Power Windows (1985) and Hold Your Fire (1987). Many of the performances stick closely to the studio versions, even down to having ’til Tuesday’s Aimee Mann repeat her backing-vocal stint for Time Stand Still

Progressive power trio Rush is captured on-stage at the height of their powers in A Show of Hands, a live video recorded at Birmingham, England's National Exhibition Centre during the group's 1988 tour of the . Selections include "Tom Sawyer," "The Spirit of Radio," "Closer to the Heart," "Marathon," "Manhattan Project," "Force Ten," and "The Rhythm Method" (the latter.

Rush - A Show of Hands. Rush Backstage Club Newsletter, September 1988. There will also be a concert video to accompany this album, which Geddy is working on right now (I weaseled out of that job!). It was filmed during two of the Birmingham UK shows, and by all reports is going to turn out very well. Of course, that's another aspect of the live show that's very difficult to capture and reproduce; the visual performance.

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