Rush discography

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Rush discography

Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart of Rush
30th Anniversary tour photo, 2004
Releases
Studio albums 20
Live albums 9
Compilation albums 11
EPs 1
Singles 78
Video albums 10
Music videos 32

Rush is a Canadian progressive 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 line-up changes 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, 9 live albums and 11 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]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(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]
1974 Rush 86 105 CAN: Gold[20]
US: Gold[21]
1975 Fly by Night 9 113 CAN: Platinum[20]
US: Platinum[21]
Caress of Steel
  • Released: September 24, 1975
  • Label: Mercury
  • Produced by: Rush & Terry Brown
  • Format: CD, cassette, eight-track, LP
60 148 CAN: Gold[20]
US: Gold[21]
1976 2112 5 33 61 CAN: 2× Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: 3× Platinum[21]
1977 A Farewell to Kings 11 41 22 33 CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Gold
US: Platinum[21]
1978 Hemispheres 14 14 47 CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1980 Permanent Waves 3 38 21 26 3 4 CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Gold[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1981 Moving Pictures 1 19 34 32 3 3 CAN: 4× Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: 4× Platinum[21]
1982 Signals 1 31 33 19 3 10 CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1984 Grace Under Pressure
  • Released: April 12, 1984
  • Label: Mercury
  • Produced by: Rush & Peter Henderson
  • Format: CD, cassette, eight-track, LP
4 14 43 27 18 5 10 CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1985 Power Windows 5 17 44 26 9 10 CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1987 Hold Your Fire
  • Released: September 8, 1987
  • Label: Mercury
  • Produced by: Rush & Peter Collins
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
12 9 34 40 21 10 13 CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Gold[21]
1989 Presto 7 22 60 70 27 16 CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Gold[21]
1991 Roll the Bones
  • Released: September 3, 1991
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Produced by: Rush & Rupert Hine
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
11 9 35 38 31 10 3 CAN: Platinum[20]
US: Platinum[21]
1993 Counterparts
  • Released: October 19, 1993
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Produced by: Rush & Peter Collins
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
6 18 88 56 45 14 2 CAN: Platinum[20]
US: Gold[21]
1996 Test for Echo
  • Released: September 10, 1996
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Produced by: Rush & Peter Collins
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
3 9 45 53 26 25 5 CAN: Gold[20]
US: Gold[21]
2002 Vapor Trails 3 11 20 47 18 38 6 CAN: Gold[20]
2004 Feedback (EP)
  • Released: June 29, 2004
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Produced by: Rush & David Leonard
  • Format: CD, LP
5 59 68 19 CAN: Gold[20]
2007 Snakes & Arrows 3 4 29 80 16 13 41 6 13 3 CAN: Gold[20]
2012 Clockwork Angels
  • Released: June 12, 2012
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Produced by: Rush & Nick Raskulinecz
  • Format: CD, LP
1 4 11 71 11 4 9 8 21 2 CAN: Gold[20]
2013 Vapor Trails Remixed 24 54 35
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN
[23][8]
FIN
[9][10]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NLD
[13]
NOR
[14]
POL
[15]
SWE
[16]
UK
[17][18]
US
[19]
1976 All the World's a Stage 6 40 CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1981 Exit...Stage Left 7 19 28 6 10 CAN: Platinum[20]
UK: Silver[22]
US: Platinum[21]
1989 A Show of Hands
  • Released: January 10, 1989
  • Label: Mercury
  • Produced by: Rush
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
9 35 38 28 12 21 CAN: Platinum[20]
US: Gold[21]
1998 Different Stages 12 121 35 CAN: Platinum[20]
US: Gold[21]
2003 Rush in Rio 139 33 CAN: Gold[20]
US: Gold[21]
2005 R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour
  • Released: November 22, 2005
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD
2006 Grace Under Pressure Tour
2008 Snakes & Arrows Live
  • Released: April 15, 2008
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD
8 63 36 42 70 18
2011 Rush ABC: Live from Cleveland’s Agora Ballroom 1974
  • Released: November 1, 2011
  • Label:
  • Format:
2011 Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland 58 70 54
2013 Clockwork Angels Tour 45 87 65 33
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details[24] Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US CAN
[25][8]
UK
[17][18][26]
1978 Archives 121 50 US: Platinum
1978 Rush Through Time
1990 Chronicles
  • Released: September 4, 1990
  • Label: (US) Mercury
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
  • Greatest Hits compilation album
51 38 42 CAN: 2× Platinum[20]
US: 2x Platinum
1997 Retrospective I
  • Released: May 6, 1997
  • Label: (US) Mercury
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Format: CD, cassette
  • Greatest Hits compilation album (1974–1980)
1997 Retrospective II
  • Released: June 3, 1997
  • Label: (US) Mercury
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Format: CD, cassette
  • Greatest Hits compilation album (1981–1987)
2003 The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974–1987
  • Released: February 11, 2003
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: CD
  • Greatest Hits compilation album
62 17 167 UK: Silver[22]
US: Gold
2006 Gold
  • Released: April 25, 2006
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: CD
  • Greatest Hits compilation album (1974–1987)
2009 Retrospective III: 1989-2008
  • Released: March 3, 2009
  • Label: (US) Atlantic
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Format: CD
  • Greatest Hits compilation album (1989–2008)
47 160
2009 Working Men
  • Released: November 17, 2009
  • Label: (US) Atlantic
    (Canada) Anthem
  • Format: CD
  • Greatest Live Hits compilation album
2010 Time Stand Still: The Collection
  • Released: March 30, 2010
  • Label: Universal (Europe)
  • Format: CD
  • Greatest Hits compilation album
2011 Icon
  • Released: August 31, 2010 (Single Disc Version)/July 19, 2011 (2CD Version)
  • Label: Universal Music Enterprises
  • Format: CD
  • Greatest Hits compilation album
2013 The Studio Albums 1989-2007
  • Released: September 30, 2013
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: 7CD Box Set
  • Greatest Hits compilation album
168
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions Album
CAN
[27][28]
US
[29]
US Main
[29]
UK
1973 "Not Fade Away" 88 Non-album single
"You Can't Fight It" Non-album single
1974 "Finding My Way" Rush
"In the Mood" 31
1975 "Fly by Night" 45 Fly By Night
"Making Memories"
1976 "The Necromancer: Return of the Prince" Caress of Steel
"Lakeside Park"
"Fly by Night/In the Mood (Live)" 88 All the World's a Stage
1977 "The Twilight Zone" 2112
"2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx"
"A Passage to Bangkok"
"Closer to the Heart" 45 76 36 A Farewell to Kings
1978 "Cinderella Man"
"The Trees" Hemispheres
1979 "Circumstances"
1980 "The Spirit of Radio" 22 51 13 Permanent Waves
"Freewill"
"Entre Nous" 94 110
1981 "Limelight" 18 55 4 Moving Pictures
"Tom Sawyer" 24 44 8 25
"Vital Signs" 41
"Closer to the Heart (Live)" 69 21 Exit...Stage Left
1982 "A Passage to Bangkok (Live)"
"Tom Sawyer (Live)" 42
"New World Man" 1 21 1 42 Signals
"Subdivisions" 36 105 8 27
1983 "The Analog Kid" 19 72
"The Weapon" 53
"Countdown" 36
1984 "Distant Early Warning" 3 Grace Under Pressure
"The Body Electric" 86 105 23 56
"Red Sector A" 21
"Afterimage"
1985 "The Big Money" 52 45 4 46 Power Windows
"Territories" 30
"Manhattan Project" 10
1986 "Mystic Rhythms" 21
"Marathon"
1987 "Time Stand Still" 52 3 42 Hold Your Fire
"Prime Mover" 43
"Force Ten" 3
1988 "Lock and Key" 16
"Mission"
1989 "Closer to the Heart" A Show of Hands
"Mission'" 33
"Marathon" 6
"Show Don't Tell" 46 1 Presto
1990 "The Pass" 25 15
"Superconductor" 67 37
"Presto" 14
1991 "Dreamline" 36 1 Roll the Bones
"Roll the Bones" 25 9 49
1992 "Ghost of a Chance" 40 2
"Bravado" 56 13
"Face Up"
"Heresy"
1993 "Stick It Out" 63 1 Counterparts
1994 "Cold Fire" 48 2
"Nobody's Hero" 19 9
"Animate" 35
"Double Agent"
1996
"Test for Echo" 6 1 Test for Echo
"Half the World" 33 6
1997 "Driven" 60 20
"Virtuality" 16
"Resist"
1998 "The Spirit of Radio (Live)" 27 Different Stages
1999 "Closer to the Heart (Live)"
2002 "Secret Touch" 25 Vapor Trails
"One Little Victory" 10
"Sweet Miracle"
2003 "Resist (Live Acoustic)" Rush in Rio
2004 "Summertime Blues" 30 Feedback
2007 "Far Cry" 22 Snakes & Arrows
"Spindrift"
"The Larger Bowl (A Pantoum)"
2008 "Workin' Them Angels" 30
"Workin' Them Angels (Live)" Snakes & Arrows Live
2010 "Caravan" 44 102 38 184[30] Clockwork Angels
"BU2B" 50 119
2012 "Headlong Flight" 84 5
"The Wreckers" 38
2013 "The Anarchist" [31]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
  • The 1987 UK single release of "Time Stand Still" was credited to 'Rush featuring Aimee Mann'

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Album
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"
2003 "Resist" (Live Acoustic) Rush in Rio
2007 "Far Cry" Snakes & Arrows
"Malignant Narcissism"
2008 "Workin' Them Angels (Live)" Snakes & Arrows Live
2012 "Headlong Flight" Clockwork Angels
"The Wreckers"

Promos[edit]

Date of Release Title Label Type Format
January 1977 Everything Your Listeners Ever Wanted to Hear by Rush... But You Were Afraid to Play (not released officially) Compilation album/Studio album LP
Hemispheres Radio Show LP
Live In St. Louis Live album LP
Moving Pictures Special LP
The Rush Special LP
Signals Radio Special LP
Grace Under Pressure Interview LP
Hemispheres Banded Promo LP
In Store Play Special LP
1990 Rush - Profiled! Atlantic Interview CD
1991 Roll The Bones Radio Special Anthem Studio album / Interview CD
January 1992 The Story Of Kings Baktabak Interview CD
October 1995 The Rush Interviews Volume 2 Baktabak Interview CD
2002 Profiled Anthem/Atlantic Interview CD

Video albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Certifications
US SWE FIN SWI
1981 Exit...Stage Left
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Polygram
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc, DVD
1984 Grace Under Pressure Tour
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: Polygram
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc, DVD
1985 Through the Camera Eye
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Polygram
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc
1989 A Show of Hands
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Polygram
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc, DVD
1990 Chronicles
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Polygram
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc, DVD
33[33]
2003 Rush in Rio
  • Released: October 21, 2003
  • Label: Rounder
  • Format: DVD
1[34] 8[35] 5[36]
2005 R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour
  • Released: November 22, 2005
  • Label: Rounder
  • Format: DVD
6[38] 3[39] 3[40]
2006 Rush Replay X3
  • Released: June 13, 2006
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: DVD
17[41] 8[42] 3[43]
  • CAN: 5x Platinum[37]
2008 Snakes & Arrows Live
  • Released: November 24, 2008
  • Label: Rounder
  • Format: DVD
12[44] 5[45] 3[46]
  • US: 2x Platinum[32]
  • CAN: 5x Platinum[37]
2011 Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland
  • Released: November 8, 2011
  • Label: Zoë Records
  • Format: DVD
1[47] 3[48]
2013 Clockwork Angels Tour 3[49] 2[50] 8[51]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

See also[edit]

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