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EXIT...STAGE LEFT (LIVE)
Released: October 29th, 1981
(Recorded live at The Apollo. Glasgow, Scotland -- June 10th & 11th, 1980 and The Forum. Montreal, Quebec -- March 27th, 1981)

Certified Gold by RIAA: January 5, 1982
Certified Platinum by RIAA: November 9, 1987
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Highest Billboard Chart Position: 10
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Liner Notes

Geddy Lee - Bass guitar, vocals, synthesizers, bass pedal synthesizer, and occasional rhythm guitar
Alex Lifeson - Electric and acoustic guitars, bass pedal synthesizer
Neil Peart - Drums and percussion

Produced by Terry Brown

A Passage To Bangkok, Closer To The Heart, Beneath, Between & Behind, and Jacob's Ladder recorded in the U.K. by Mobile One
Engineered by Andy Rose, Tech-man Barry Ainsworth
Set-up by Tim and James

The Spirit Of Radio, Red Barchetta, YYZ, Broon's Bane, The Trees, Xanadu, Freewill, Tom Sawyer and La Villa Strangiato recorded in Canada by Le Mobile
Engineered by Broon, Tech-man Guy Charbonneau
Set-up by Cliff
And by the Record Plant Mobile
Engineered by Broon, Tech-man Jack Crymes
Set-up by Mark and Hutch

Mixed at Le Studio, Morin Heights Quebec
Engineered by Paul Northfield
Mastered by Bob Ludwig and Brian Lee at
Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine

Art Direction, graphics, and cover concept by Hugh Syme
Photography by Deborah Samuel
Special guest, Ian Melhuish as the Puppet King

Management by Ray Danniels,
SRO Productions, Inc., Toronto
Executive Production by Moon Records

Road Manager and Lighting Director: Howard Ungerleider
Concert Sound Engineer: Jon (Mushy) Erickson
Stage Manager: Michael Hirsh
Stage Right Technician and Crew Chief: Liam (Calculator-Head) Birt
Stage Left Technician: Skip Gildersleeve
Centre Stage Technician: Larry (The Green Shrav) Allen
Guitar and Synthesizer Maintenance: Tony (Jack Public) Geranios
Stage Monitor Mixer: Greg Connolly
Security Chief: Ian Grandy
Projectionist: Lee Tenner
Personal Shreve: Kevin (Barney Rubble) Flewitt

Concert Sound By: National Sound--Tom Linthicum, Dave Berman, and Fuzzy Frazer
Concert Lighting by See Factor International--Nick Kotos, Mike Weiss, Mark Cherry, John Quinton, Steve Tuck, Robbie Gilchrist, et cetera
Bus and Truck-Faces-Tom Whittaker, Pat Lynes, Mac MacLear, Billy Barlow, Richard Owens, Steve Connelly, and Al Posner
U.K. transportation by Edwin Shirley Trucking, Len Wright Travel, and "The Red Flash" - Bill Churchman
Concert Rigging by Bill Collins-Southfire Rigging

People of the Wonderful Thing: The cast and crew of Le Studio, especially André for making the new all-colour Jack Secret Show a reality, Raru Ponce de Leon, Dr. Carl Zbourg, Major Seventh, Lou, Suzanne, Ronnie, Bjorn Erlichmann the Stunned Man, Punjabi, Dirk the Cameraman, and Daisy O'Williams and the Dogmatics, The Fabulous Projecting Men, featuring a Chorus of Fools, Nick the cat, Explosion Magazine, the lovely Rushka, Joe E. Ross-ooh ooh!, the people of Fooland, the Expos, the Great White North, and the members and crew of "FM" for their important comedic and musical support--Öfshnatzen d'Rötz!!

Max Webster R.I.P.

This album is dedicated to the world-renowned they--(Slider's uncles, Eddie and Glen).
Alex's performance in Broon's Bane is dedicated to Elliot.
A special tribute to the Glaswegian Chorus for the backround vocals on Closer To The Heart. Nice one, folks!

Our personal thank you to the Griffin family for their wonderfulness, and to the people of NASA for their spectacular launch of the Columbia which we were privileged and thrilled to witness.

We also should include a (loose) translation for the new lyrics to the Danforth and Pape section of La Villa Strangiato
"Patty-cake, patty cake,
Mother's going to buy you shoes,
Father's going to buy you socks,
Baby's going to have red cheeks."

Enough said.

Well, just a few more words! In seven years of touring we have made many friends in many different places. Some have worked for us, some have cheered for us, and some have just been nice to us.

For reasons beyond our comprehension, we have become increasingly more popular, and hence stretched ever more thinly among ever more people.

If sometimes we can't give the time they deserve to our friends and loved ones, we hope that they will understand and forgive us.
After all, we didn't change, everybody else did!

© 1981 Mercury Records © 1981 Anthem Entertainment


Articles
  • Rush Maintains Supergroup Status Moving Into 1982 - RPM Weekly Magazine, February 1982
  • Product Posing as New Revelation - New Musical Express, November 1981
  • Vital Signs from Rush - Circus Magazine, December 1981
  • Exit..Stage Left: A Rush Update by Rush Drummer Neil Peart - MKerrang! Magazine, January 1982
  • Exit...Stage Left (Review) - Rolling Stone Magazine, February 1982
  • Exit...Stage Left (Review) - Circus Magazine, February 1982
  • Lifeson Arrives Stage Center With Rush - Circus Magazine, March 1982
  • Exit...Stage Left (Review) - High Fidelity Magazine, July 1983

  • Track Listing

    1. The Spirit of Radio (5:12)
    2. Red Barchetta (6:48)
    3. YYZ (7:44)
    4. A Passage To Bangkok (3:47)
    5. Closer To The Heart (3:09)
    6. Beneath, Between and Behind (2:34)
    7. Jacob's Ladder (8:47)
    8. Broon's Bane (1:37)
    9. The Trees (5:50)
    10. Xanadu (12:10)
    11. Freewill (5:33)
    12. Tom Sawyer (5:01)
    13. La Villa Strangiato (An Exercise in Self-Indulgence) (9:38)