Retrospective II

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Retrospective II
Compilation album by Rush
Released June 3, 1997
Recorded 1980-1987
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock
Length 1:16:42
Label Anthem (Canada)
Producer Rush, Peter Henderson, Peter Collins
Rush chronology
Retrospective I
Retrospective II
The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars link

Retrospective II: 1981 to 1987 is a compilation album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music). The album is essentially a collection of their best songs from the second decade of the band.

This compilation album is now disc two of the 2006 Rush 2-disc compilation album Gold.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original release Length
1. "The Big Money"   Power Windows 5:35
2. "Red Barchetta"   Moving Pictures 6:09
3. "Subdivisions"   Signals 5:33
4. "Time Stand Still"   Hold Your Fire 5:09
5. "Mystic Rhythms"   Power Windows 5:54
6. "The Analog Kid" (Complete Version) Signals 4:48
7. "Distant Early Warning"   Grace Under Pressure 4:57
8. "Marathon"   Power Windows 6:10
9. "The Body Electric"   Grace Under Pressure 5:00
10. "Mission"   Hold Your Fire 5:16
11. "Limelight"   Moving Pictures 4:20
12. "Red Sector A"   Grace Under Pressure 5:08
13. "New World Man"   Signals 3:42
14. "Tom Sawyer"   Moving Pictures 4:33
15. "Force Ten"   Hold Your Fire 4:31
Total length:


  • Geddy Lee - bass guitars, synthesizers, vocals
  • Alex Lifeson - electric and acoustic guitars, synthesizers
  • Neil Peart - drums, percussion, electronic percussion