Want to talk rock and metal? Come join the Heavy Harmonies message board!
hard rock bands, melodic metal reference guide, band discography

Site Login
Message Board!

Newest Additions
Newest Comments
Audio Samples
Top 100 Rated CDs
Band Homepages
Cover Songs
Submit CDs to HH
Music Genres at HH
Soundtrack Reference

Best CDs of 2020 NEW
Best CDs of 2019
Best CDs of 2018
Best CDs of 2017
Best CDs of 2016
Best CDs of 2015
Best CDs of 2014
Best CDs of 2013
Best CDs of 2012
Best CDs of 2011
Best CDs of 2010
Best CDs of 2009
Best CDs of 2008
Best CDs of 2007
Best CDs of 2006
Best CDs of 2005
Best CDs of 2004
Best CDs of 2003
Best CDs of 2002
Ultrasound 2001
Ultrasound 2000

About the Site
Site Contributors
My CD Collection

View Bands by Genre:
Pop AOR / Westcoast (427)
Melodic Rock / AOR (2005)
80s Hard Rock (4386)
Modern Hard Rock (203)
Sleaze Glam (758)
Melodic Metal (706)
Prog Rock (258)
Southern or Blues Rock (157)
Instrumental Wizards (185)

Search ALL of Heavy Harmonies:
Search specific categories:

THE Hard Rock and AOR Reference on the Internet!

Bands: 9087 CDS: 21565 Songs: 255985

(Banner ads are FREE for bands and labels. Email me if interested.)

Donate $50    Donate $20    Donate $10    Donate $5    Donate $2   
Your ongoing support of Heavy Harmonies is appreciated!

#s A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Compilations    Soundtracks    Tributes

[Rush Band Picture]

Artist: Rush

Title: A Show Of Hands

Rush Homepage

(click on Artist's name above to return to artist's main page)

Rush A Show Of Hands Album Cover


Category: Prog Rock

Year: 1988

Label: Mercury

Catalog Number: 836-346


Geddy Lee vocals,bass,keyboards
Alex Lifeson guitars,vocals
Neil Peart drums, percussion


1.  Intro  0:53
2.  The Big Money  5:59
3.  Subdivisions  5:22
4.  Marathon  6:39
5.  Turn The Page  4:41
6.  Manhattan Project  5:18
7.  Mission  5:46
8.  Distant Early Warning  5:15
9.  Mystic Rhythms  5:32
10.  Witch Hunt-Part III Of Fear  4:00
11.  The Rhythm Method  4:37
12.  Force Ten  4:55
13.  Time Stand Still  5:13
14.  Red Sector A  5:18
15.  Closer To The Heart  4:54
Total Running Time:  74:22

If you see any errors or omissions in the CD information shown above, either in the musician credits or song listings (cover song credits, live tracks, etc.), please post them in the corrections section of the Heavy Harmonies forum/message board.

The music discographies on this site are works in progress. If you notice that a particular Rush CD release or compilation is missing from the list above, please submit that CD using the CD submission page. The ultimate goal is to make the discographies here at Heavy Harmonies as complete as possible. Even if it is an obscure greatest-hits or live compilation CD, we want to add it to the site. Please only submit official CD releases; no bootlegs or cassette-only or LP-only releases.

EPs and CD-singles from Rush are also welcome to be added, as long as they are at least 4 songs in length.

Existing comments about this CD

From: koogles Date: May 27, 2003 at 1:34
A Rush live album is almost the same thing as a greatest hits album. The crowd pipes up after each song, but the live renditions are so faithful to the original recordings that they are almost interchangeable.

From: Rocker76 Date: June 26, 2003 at 12:08
Koogles - I'm with you! A Show of Hands is classic Rush. I actually kinda liked the fact that they didn't stick some of the same old crowd-pleasers on this one (i.e. Tom Sawyer, Limelight). Only live versions of some of their best tunes: Subdivisions, Red Sector A, Witch Hunt, etc. And you can't forget The Rhythm Method - Neil Peart is Drum-God! A great way for new Rush fans to start out...

From: Janxy Date: October 21, 2003 at 14:35
Amusing that you should say that 76. This WAS my introduction to Rush. Marathon here is better than the album version with that big, big ending and this is hands down my favorite rendition of Closer To The Heart. The live video of this tour is an alternate set and has all the old classics of coarse.

From: Rocker76 Date: October 31, 2003 at 11:33
Hey Janxy! Have you heard "Rush in Rio" yet? The production sounds a little more "bare bones" to me on this new one. Like it was not tampered with as much after the fact. Gotta love a 3-disc Rush live album! Good testimony to the tour - it was damn good to see Rush back on the road!!

From: Rycheage Date: July 25, 2004 at 21:20
This is one of the best sounding live albums along with Queensryche's "Operation:Livecrime" and KISS "Alive". It was refreshing not to have the old standbys on here. It is like a greatest hits album, and they are so tight live that it is impossible to decipher live track from studio track. "Closer To The Heart" here is the bast rendition the band ever did of the song. It is impeccable.

From: Propane Date: December 3, 2004 at 12:07
Rush live is like getting a classic Briklin for your birthday. What an ingenious group. I love the sound of the crowd here, the music does not skip one single beat!

From: lalorock Date: December 27, 2007 at 22:48
Excelente discazzo en vivo de los legendarios RUSH,los temas son tocados con bastante energía y con todos los detalles de sus albumes de estudio,no en vano son grandes músicos e instrumentistas, y pensar que son solo tres y pueden sacar temas tan memorables como Mission,Mystic Rhythms,Time Stand Still,Red Sector A,Closer to the heart(magistrales piezas tocadas en vivo)donde demuestran que no se necesita la cantidad sino la calidad de sus músicos,grandes solos,acompañamientos bajo batería,clásico

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 3, 2010 at 21:23
Big Time in here!!!...saw Rush live just before releasing this album..basically this album was recorded during the Hold Your Fire World Tour..saw them live at The Wembley Stadium,then they put up this double monster live album!(i bought it on vynil just when it came out)..maybe most of the songs here are the ones where they put more emphasis on synthetizers and poppy sounds but still is a great release!.An enjoyable album and essential to have too!.98/100

You cannot leave comments for this CD because you are not currently logged in. Please click here to log in or create a Username for leaving comments.

Latest Audio Samples

(See all...)

album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover

(See all...)