All The World's A StageApril 13, 2007
This was the second CD I ever bought, which was silly in retrospect because its track list overlaps so much with 2112. Rush started a tradition of releasing a live album after every four studio albums, which made sense back when concerts were pretty much the whole point of Rush. Though, now that they’re older and Neil is so tired of touring, they’re releasing more and more live albums. Which maybe makes sense, because you don’t have to tour when you release a live album, but you do when you release a new studio album? Except that they toured for the R30 live album… I guess I don’t really understand it.
My only real use of the ability to buy single songs on the iTunes Store is to complete albums that were missing some tracks when I bought them. Back when this double-LP was first released on CD, they could only fit 75 minutes of music on a disc. So the song “What You’re Doing” was omitted. Today I spent 99 cents to reclaim that song and catch up with 1976.