Different Stages Review

artist: Rush date: 01/11/2005 category: compact discs
Rush: Different Stages
Released: Nov 10, 1998
Genre: Rock
Styles: Album Rock, Hard Rock, Prog-Rock/Art Rock, Arena Rock
Number Of Tracks: 21
Even though no material from the mid- to late '80s is included, Different Stages will delight Rush's adoring throng of fans.
 Sound: 8
 Lyrics: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 8.8 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.3 
 Users rating:
 8.3 
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review (1) 2 comments vote for this album:
overall: 9.3
Different Stages Reviewed by: rush4life, on january 11, 2005
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Sound: The sound quality is very good, especially considering it's a live album. It is two discs from several shows in America, plus a bonus third disc from a show in London at the Hammersmith in 1978. Everything can be heard clearly, and the sound quality on the 1978 disc is also very good. // 8

Lyrics: As with all Rush songs, the lyrics are great. Neil Peart is the main lyricist, and he writes great songs. Some notable ones include "Nobody's Hero," and "Freewill." Geddy Lee also sings great on all of the songs. He sounds a lot more different comparing the 1978 show to the 1998 one. // 10

Overall Impression: This album is just as good as every other live album Rush has released. They are an amazing live band, and it shows in this compilation. Some of the more impressive songs are a complete performance of "2112", an amazing twenty plus minute song. If I lost it, I would definitely get another, but then again, I am an insanely huge fan of Rush. // 10

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