All The World’s A Stage – Rush – 1976

Album

Live

All The World’s A Stage - Rush - 1976
All The World’s A Stage - Rush - 1976

All The World’s A Stage is a live album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1976. It was recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto on June 11, 12 and 13 during their 2112 tour. The album features some of the band’s classic songs, such as Bastille Day, Anthem, Fly By Night, In The Mood, and the epic 2112. The album showcases the band’s musical skills and energy, as well as their influences from hard rock, progressive rock, and classical music. The album title is a reference to a line from William Shakespeare’s play As You Like It: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”.

All the World’s a Stage is considered to be one of Rush’s most important albums. It is a must-have for any fan of progressive rock or hard rock.

Personnel

  • Geddy Lee – bass guitar, vocals, synthesizers
  • Alex Lifeson – electric and acoustic guitars, classical guitar on “Closer to the Heart”
  • Neil Peart – drums, percussion

The different versions published for this album :