Rush continues to be one of the most dynamic and compelling groups in rock history. The band has released the 2-CD set Rush: Icon 2 which will now include the original Rush Icon collection released in 2010, plus a second CD featuring 11 songs culled from their classic Mercury Records live albums: All The World's A Stage (1976), Exit…Stage Left (1981), Grace Under Pressure Tour 1984 (2006) and A Show Of Hands (1989).
Disc 2 of Rush: Icon 2 is the first-ever compilation of highlights from the band's four Mercury live albums. Kicking off disc two is the hard-hitting classic "Bastille Day" and their opus "2112 Overture/Temples of Syrinx" from the 1976 platinum-selling All The World's A Stage which marked their first Top 40 album in the U.S. Also included are live recordings of the No. 4 hit single "The Spirit Of The Radio," "La Villa Strangiato" and the Top 10 hit "Tom Sawyer," taken from 1981's Exit…Stage Left which reached Top 10 on the Billboard 200. Also included are live versions of the No. 4 hit "The Big Money," "Mystic Rhythms" and "Time Stands Still," taken from 1989's Top 50 live album A Show of Hands, and "Closer To The Heart," "New World Man" and "Vital Signs" taken from Grace Under Pressure Tour 1984.