The 10 Greatest Live Tracks From Rush

The 10 Greatest Live Tracks From Rush | Society Of Rock Videos

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Rush is proof that sometimes, less is more. With three virtuoso musicians in their lineup, they always delivered the goods. And in a live setting, they were simply unrivaled. They brought their A-game every single time. Here are their best live tracks:

1. 2112

It’s often the highlight of their shows. Clocking in at 20 minutes, it’s glorious.

2. Xanadu

With its five minutes of instrumental section, it’s not wonder why this is a crowd favorite.

3. By-Tor And The Snow Dog

Any doubt on the band’s virtuosity was laid to rest whenever they played this live. It’s not the easiest track to play unless you’re Rush.

4. The Trees

Guitarist Alex Lifeson stole the spotlight with this number. It was a staple in their setlist.

5. The Spirit Of Radio

One of their best known songs, the crowd would always go wild when they performed it. It was a regular in their set until the band’s retirement.

6. Bastille Day

After its first release, Rush played this to open their shows. This song alone influenced several rock acts including progressive metal band Dream Theater.

7. La Villa Strangiato

Drummer Neil Peart once jokingly said that they spent more time on this single track than the entire Fly by Night album.

8. Working Man

It’s bassist and frontman Geddy Lee’s favorite song to play live.

9. A Farewell To Kings

This is the band at their absolute best, and it also features one of Peart’s finest lyrics.

10. Distant Early Warning

It’s well-loved by fans.

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