Rush: The Illustrated History

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Formed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1968 under the heavy influence of British blues, Rush solidified its lineup in 1974 and has gone on to record 18 studio albums (and counting). Notable for bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee’s high register, Neil Peart’s virtuosic drumming and inventive lyrics, and the guitar heroics of Alex Lifeson, the multiplatinum band melds a diverse range of influences and along the way has amassed a large, notably loyal following worldwide. Rush is bigger than ever before with the hit 2011 ...

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Overview

Formed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1968 under the heavy influence of British blues, Rush solidified its lineup in 1974 and has gone on to record 18 studio albums (and counting). Notable for bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee’s high register, Neil Peart’s virtuosic drumming and inventive lyrics, and the guitar heroics of Alex Lifeson, the multiplatinum band melds a diverse range of influences and along the way has amassed a large, notably loyal following worldwide. Rush is bigger than ever before with the hit 2011 documentary Beyond the Lighted Stage and this year’s new album, Clockwork Angels, and tour.
 
Now, for the first time, Rush is treated to the epic visual celebration they so richly deserve in a beautifully designed and profusely illustrated history following the band’s entire career. A chronological overview history written by noted music scribe and Rush authority Martin Popoff spans the band’s entire career from 1968 to today. A complete Rush discography chronicles all their albums, from the debut album to 2112, Moving Pictures, and Signals to Grace Under Pressure, Vapor Trails, and more. The authoritative text is complemented by album reviews written by well-known music journalists from around the globe, commentary from fellow musicians, a discography, and hundreds of photographs and pieces of memorabilia, including picture sleeves, gig posters, rare vinyl, handbills, ticket stubs, and much more.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Undoubtedly 2013 will go down as a banner for the band, and Rush: The Illustrated History is a well-timed companion piece sure to please.” - Vintage Guitar

“Popoff’s book is a brilliant catch for Rush aficionados, like your reporter, and newbies alike. For those of us who know the band, the worth of Popoff’s work lies in the details.” - Caught In The Carousel blog
 
“The result is a visually stunning and authoritative review befitting the rock band with one of the world’s most devoted fan bases...” - Music Connection

"Voyageur Press, in association with Quayside Publishing, has done it again. With the release of their latest book, "Rush: The Illustrated History," Voyageur Press continue upon the success of their high-quality products ("The Ultimate Illustrated History of" Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, AC/DC) with some of the most insightful information and eye-catching photos.” - Record-Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760343647
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 5/30/2013
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 260,693
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Popoff has been described as the world's most famous heavy-metal journalist. He has penned more than 40 books on hard rock, heavy metal, and record collecting, including Voyageur Press' Rush: The Illustrated History. He has also worked in film and television, his most recent projects being Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage and VH1's Metal Evolution. He lives in Toronto with his wife and son. www.martinpopoff.com www.bravewords.com

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Table of Contents


Introduction

1 Subdivisions, 1964–1972
2 Enter the Professor, 1973–1974
3 Something for Nothing, 1975–1976
4 Tide Pools & Hyperspace, 1977–1980
5 Moving Pictures, Shifting Units, 1980–1981
6 Keyboards, Mullets & Fine Haberdashery, 1982–1988
7 Pop Goes Rush, 1989–1992
8 The Alternative to the Alternative, 1993–1997
9 Outsiders No More, 2000–2007
10 Digital Men: Rush in a World without Records, 2008–2011
11 Punching the Clock, 2012–2013

Selected Discography
Sources
Contributor Biographies
Index

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