Feedback (Rush album)

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Studio album by Rush
Released June 29, 2004 (2004-06-29)
Studio Phase One Studios, Toronto
Genre Rock[1]
Length 27:08
Producer David Leonard and Rush
Rush chronology
Rush in Rio
Snakes & Arrows

Feedback is a cover album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 2004. It was their eighteenth studio album. The album features eight covers of songs that were influential for the band members during the 1960s. The album marked the 30th anniversary of the release of Rush's debut album though the current lineup of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart established just following the first album's release. The tour in support of the Feedback album was called the R30: 30th Anniversary Tour. Their cover of "Summertime Blues" was also used as an official theme song for WWE's Summerslam PPV event in 2004. The album has been remastered and reissued in 2013 as a part of the box set The Studio Albums 1989–2007.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Daily Vault B+[3]
musicOMH (favorable)[4]
Sea of Tranquility 4/5 stars[5]
Stylus Magazine F[6]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[7]

Rhapsody praised the album, calling it one of their favourite cover albums.[8] AllMusic reviewer Thom Jurek called the track list "amazing" and said "None of these tunes are done with an ounce of camp. What the listener encounters is a Rush that has never ever been heard before."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original Artist/Inspiration Length
1. "Summertime Blues"   Eddie Cochran/Jerry Capehart Eddie Cochran, Blue Cheer, The Who 3:43
2. "Heart Full of Soul"   Graham Gouldman The Yardbirds 2:52
3. "For What It's Worth"   Stephen Stills Buffalo Springfield 3:30
4. "The Seeker"   Pete Townshend The Who 3:27
5. "Mr. Soul"   Neil Young Buffalo Springfield 3:51
6. "Seven and Seven Is"   Arthur Lee Love 2:53
7. "Shapes of Things"   Paul Samwell-Smith/Keith Relf/Jim McCarty The Yardbirds 3:16
8. "Crossroads"   Robert Johnson Robert Johnson, Cream 3:27
Total length:



"Summertime Blues"
  • Released: May 21, 2004
  • Written by: Jerry Capehart & Eddie Cochran
  • Produced by: Rush & David Leonard
  • Chart positions: No.30 US Mainstream Rock


AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 The Billboard 200 19


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  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. Feedback (Rush album) at AllMusic. Retrieved June 22, 2011.
  3. ^ Rusk, Bruce (June 27, 2005). "Feedback". The Daily Vault. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Hogwood, Ben (July 5, 2004). "Rush - Feedback". musicOMH. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Granillo, Elias (July 4, 2004). "Review: 'Rush: Feedback'". Sea of Tranquility. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Randolph, Bjorn (July 27, 2004). "Rush - Feedback - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Barnes, Ken (July 13, 2004). "For Rush, positive 'Feedback' (Rush, Feedback)". USA Today. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ Rhapsody’s Favorite Covers Albums Referenced August 1, 2010