Rush release All the World's a Stage
All the World's a Stage is a double live album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1976.
The album was recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto on June 11 through 13 during their 2112 tour. Similar to the track "Limelight" from 1981's album Moving Pictures, the title of this album alludes to William Shakespeare's play As You Like It.
According to the liner notes, this live album (Rush's first) marks the end of the "first chapter of Rush," and would mark the start of a trend of releasing a live album after each four studio album cycle. Songs like "Bastille Day" and "Anthem" are similar to their studio versions with the addition of Neil Peart's drum solo during "Working Man".
All the World's a Stage would be Rush's first US Top 40 charting album and would go Gold, alongside A Farewell to Kings and 2112 on November 16, 1977. It was certified Platinum in 1981 after the release of Moving Pictures.