Grace Under Pressure Tour Live

August 2009 . 8th Live Release

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About Grace Under Pressure Live

This live performance documents Rush’s major North American tour of 1984. It was recorded at Maple Leaf Gardens in the band’s hometown of Toronto. Grace Under Pressure Tour Live was originally released as part of the box set Rush Replay X 3. It is a soundtrack to their video Grace Under Pressure Tour 1984, originally released on VHS and Laserdisc, remastered for the Rush Replay X 3 on DVD.

The Grace Under Pressure Tour Live CD received a standalone release on August 11, 2009.

  • Credits
  • Liner Notes


Assistant Engineers

Zach Blackstone
Andrew Bigham


Ray Danniels
SRO Productions


Val Azzoli

Audio Director

Bill Barker

Liner Notes

Recorded at Maple Leaf Gardens

Stereo mix by Mike Fraser and Alex Lifeson
Warehouse Studios

Universal Music Enterprises: Jeff Fura, Shannon Steckloff, Rob Jacobs
Mercury/UME (Replay X 3 Bonus Disk), June 13, 2006

All songs by: Lee/Lifeson/Peart except “Closer To The Heart” by Lee/Lifeson/Peart/Talbot and “Tom Sawyer” by Lee/Lifeson/Peart/Dubois “Finding My Way” by Lee/Lifeson and “In The Mood” by Lee.

All songs published by Core Music Publishing (SOCAN)

© 2009 Anthem Entertainment/The Island Def Jam Music Group

The Spirit of Radio

Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart

Begin the day
With a friendly voice
A companion, unobtrusive
Plays the song that’s so elusive
And the magic music makes your morning mood

Off on your way
Hit the open road
There is magic at your fingers
For the Spirit ever lingers
Undemanding contact
In your happy solitude.

Invisible airwaves
Crackle with life
Bright antennae bristle
With the energy
Emotional feedback
On a timeless wavelength
Bearing a gift beyond price –
Almost free…

All this machinery
Making modern music
Can still be open-hearted
Not so coldly charted
It’s really just a question
Of your honesty

One likes to believe
In the freedom of music
But glittering prizes
And endless compromises
Shatter the illusion
Of integrity

“For the words of the profits,
Are written on the studio wall,
Concert hall –
Echoes with the sounds…
Of salesmen.”