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Live at Massey Hall
Concert Program

The year was 1976. Rush was winding down the tour in support of their break-through concept album 2112. On June 11th, 12th and 13th, Rush played at Massey Hall in Toronto; shows which were recorded for their first live album All The World's A Stage. Those who attended these landmark shows were handed a concert program which has since become somewhat of a rare piece of Rush paraphernalia. Scans of all four pages, plus text reproductions of the contents are listed below.

Enjoy.

The Story of "2112"
In the year 2062, a galaxy-wide war results in the union of all planets under the rule of the Red Star of the Solar Federation. The world is controlled by computers, called Temples, which determine all reading matter, songs, pictures . . . everything connected with life during the year 2112 ("The Temples of Syrinx").

In the midst of this assembly line living, a man discovers what was once known years before as a guitar ("Discovery"). The man begins to pluck the strings and turn the knobs, discovering that he can make his own music - a music much different than that of the Temples. He rushes to tell the priests of his discovery, ("Presentation") but to the man's dismay, the priests dismiss the instrument, saying it doesn't fit the plan of the Solar Federation.

The man returns to the cave in which he found the guitar and, during a dream, is led by an oracle to a land of incredible beauty and serenity ("Oracle: A Dream"). Upon awakening, he can not believe it was a dream - the beauty was so real.

He remains in the save for several days, becoming more and more depressed with each passing hour ("Soliloquy"). The man decides he can not go on as part of the Federation and takes his life to move on to a better one. As he dies, another planetary battle begins ("Grand Finale")with the outcome to be determined in the mind of the listener.


Credits

THE CREW

Howard "Herns" Ungerleider - Road Master, Lighting Director
"Major" lan Grandy - Sound Engineer
Liam (L.B.L.B.) Birt - Stage Right Technician
Skip Gildersleeve - Stage Left Technician

TECHNICAL

Sound: National Sound Inc. - Washington, D.C.
Technicians - Tom Linthicum, Julian Wilkes, Jim Swartz and Mike Hirsch
Lighting: Atlantis Systems - Washington, D.C.
Technical Designers - Tim Pace, Tom D'Ambrosio and Mark Cherry
Livery Service: J. T. Cunningham - Toronto

MANAGEMENT - Ray Danniels/Vic Wilson - S.R.O. Prod. - Toronto

AGENCY

Canada - Music Shoppe International - Toronto
U.S.A. - American Talent International - New York

PUBLISHING - Core Music - CAPAC - Toronto

RUSH RECORDS EXCLUSIVELY FOR MERCURY RECORDS - MARKETED BY POLYDOR RECORDS IN CANADA.

CORRESPONDENCE - c/o No. 201-55 Glencameron Road, Thornhill

Special thanks to - Kalua Music, Power Supply, Long & McQuade Music, CHUM FM, Martin Onrot and Max Webster.

Of greatest importance, is our thanks to each and every one of you for making this dream a reality. Tonight will be captured forever on our next album, which is being recorded live here at Massey Hall. The album will not only feature us, but also you, the people of Toronto.

Thank you.

PLEASE BE PATIENT. IMAGES WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD

Front Cover


Back Cover


Internal Pages