Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the double live album Exit…Stage Left by Rush, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Exit…Stage Left is a 1981 Japanese pressing on the Epic label.
The cover is VG++, with trace corner wear. The obi is M-. The lyric insert is M-.
The discs are M-. Disc one looks unplayed, and disc two has a couple of spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl. Beautiful discs!
A nice copy of a scarce Rush LP, as their albums sold quite poorly in Japan.
Background: Released in 1981, Exit…Stage Left was the second live album by Rush.
The album reached #10 on the U.S. album charts and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
The album turned out to be the polar opposite of its predecessor, 1976’s raw and direct All the World’s a Stage; in fact, the performances often sound identical to the recently released studio versions. The contagious energy that helped make All the World’s a Stage such a success is muted, replaced by workmanlike renditions that border on the uninspired. There’s no denying the high quality of the songs selected — “Spirit of Radio,” “Tom Sawyer,” “Xanadu,” “The Trees,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Jacob’s Ladder” — it’s just that the performances rarely catch fire. Compared to Rush’s three other concert albums (the aforementioned All the World’s a Stage, 1988’s A Show of Hands, and 1998’s Different Stages), Exit…Stage Left is probably the weakest.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1981|