Working Men

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This article is about the compilation album. For the song, see Working Man.
Working Men
Compilation album by Rush
Released Europe - November 13, 2009
U.S.A - November 17, 2009
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock
Label Anthem/Atlantic; Anthem (Canada)
Rush chronology
Snakes & Arrows Live
(2008)
Working Men
(2009)
Rush ABC 1974
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Digital Fix (6/10)[2]
PopMatters 2/10 stars[3]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1.5/5 stars[5]

Working Men is a live compilation album by Canadian progressive rock band Rush. The compilation documents a shortlist of career-spanning material pulled from the band's three tours during the 2000s. The selections are from the Vapor Trails Tour, the R30: 30th Anniversary Tour and the Snakes & Arrows Tour. Each of those tours were already documented on CD and DVD in the form of Rush in Rio at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2002, R30 at the Festhalle Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany in 2004 and Snakes & Arrows Live at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2007, making this compilation possible. It is available in both CD and DVD formats like the previous releases. Both formats were released on November 13, 2009, in Europe and November 17, 2009, in North America.

Songs[edit]

All lyrics written by Neil Peart except where noted, all music composed by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson except where noted.

No. Title Original album (date) Length
1. "Limelight" (From Snakes & Arrows Live (2008)) Moving Pictures (1981) 4:51
2. "The Spirit of Radio" (From R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour (2005)) Permanent Waves (1980) 5:07
3. "2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx" (From Rush in Rio (2003)) 2112 (1976) 6:52
4. "Freewill" (From Snakes & Arrows Live) Permanent Waves (1980) 5:45
5. "Dreamline" (From R30) Roll the Bones (1991) 5:13
6. "Far Cry" (From Snakes & Arrows Live) Snakes & Arrows (2007) 5:23
7. "Subdivisions" (From R30) Signals (1982) 5:58
8. "One Little Victory" (Previously unreleased; recorded during the R30) Vapor Trails (2002) 5:26
9. "Closer to the Heart" (From Rush in Rio; lyrics by Peart/Peter Talbot) A Farewell to Kings (1977) 3:22
10. "Tom Sawyer" (From Snakes & Arrows Live; lyrics by Peart/Pye Dubois) Moving Pictures (1981) 5:34
11. "Working Man" (From R30; Music and lyrics by Lee/Lifeson) Rush (1974) 5:38
12. "YYZ" (From Rush in Rio; Music by Lee/Peart) Moving Pictures (1981) 4:49
Total length:
1:03:58

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Working Men - Rush". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Burnett, Steven (14 November 2009). "Rush - Working Men". The Digital Fix. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  3. ^ O'Neill, Joshua (25 February 2010). "Rush: Working Men". PopMatters. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Jones, Tim. "Rush - Working Men". Record Collector. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rush: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 24 February 2013.