Rush: Song by Song

Author(s): Alex Body

ISBN: 9781781557297
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A song-by-song study of every Rush release including every studio and live album – a must-have for any Rush fan.
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  • Unprecedented and detailed study of every Rush song from 1974 to 2012

  • An exploration of how each album led to the next and each of Rush’s notable stylistic changes

  • An illustrated book that can be read as a biography or dipped into • A perfect companion while listening to each album

  • Part of the exciting and expanding Song by Song series, which includes Pink Floyd, Electric Light Orchestra, Status Quo, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin
The Canadian power trio Rush have been called the world’s biggest cult band. Though critical favour eluded them for many years, the band have gained the admiration of legions of fans and sold over 40 million albums worldwide.

In Rush: Song by Song, the reader is guided through each album, song by song, from the band’s eponymous debut in 1974 right up to Clockwork Angels (2012). Every album, both live and studio, is explored in detail with rare insights into the circumstances in which the band wrote and recorded each song.

The book explores every studio album and live release as well as the solo projects of Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. Each album is covered in unprecedented detail and Rush’s prolific output provides numerous milestones with which to chart the band’s progress.

From humble beginnings, near failure, critical disappointment, international success and one of the most inspirational comeback stories in rock, this is a must have for any Rush fan.

BOOK ISBN 9781781557297
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 160 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 41 colour photographs



Alex Body is a lifelong Rush fan and musician. After first seeing the band on the Roll the Bones tour in 1992, he has followed Rush multiple times on all tours and been a devoted fan ever since. Passionate about music and aviation, he has written about both. Body lives in Ipswich, Suffolk, with his wife and two children, and can be found performing in his own rock-trio, Habu.