RUSH Reveals Retrospective III Set

Posted by Michael Mueller on January 22, 2009 at 5:53 PM

Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush has announced details of the upcoming third volume in its continuing compilation series. Retrospective III (1989-2008) arrives in stores on March 3rd.

The collection – available as both individual CD and two-disc CD/DVD set – features tracks culled from the legendary trio’s two decades with Atlantic Records, spanning such acclaimed studio works as 1989's Presto, 1991's Roll the Bones, 1993's Counterparts, 1996's Test For Echo, 2002's Vapor Trails, and 2007's Snakes and Arrows. In addition, Retrospective III features a previously unreleased live version of the classic "Ghost of a Chance," recorded live in Atlanta during Rush's 2008 Snakes & Arrows Tour, as well as two tracks – "One Little Victory" and "Earthshine" – newly remixed by guitarist Alex Lifeson and master mixer Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Mick Jagger, P. Diddy).

The Retrospective III DVD gathers the band's 10 stunning music videos during the Atlantic years, including clips for fan favorites such as "The Pass," "Roll The Bones," "Stick It Out," "Driven," and the Grammy Award-nominated "Malignant Narcissism."  What’s more, the DVD includes a trio of live videos filmed in Frankfurt, Germany, during Rush's 2004 R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour, highlighted by a masterful performance of The Who's classic "The Seeker" (originally recorded by Rush for 2004's Feedback). As an added bonus, the band has included a rare televised performance of their calling-card classic "Tom Sawyer" and an on-camera interview featuring all three members.

Both the CD and CD/DVD versions of Retrospective III are available now for pre-order at A Deluxe Rush Fan Pack is also being offered, combining the CD/DVD package with a limited edition lithograph highlighting the albums featured on Retrospective III. The first 100 orders will receive an ultra-rare signed lithograph.

Retrospective III (1989-2008) track listing:


  1. One Little Victory (Remix)
  2. Dreamline
  3. Workin' Them Angels
  4. Presto
  5. Bravado
  6. Driven
  7. The Pass
  8. Animate
  9. Roll the Bones
  10. Ghost of a Chance (Live)
  11. Nobody's Hero
  12. Leave That Thing Alone
  13. Earthshine (Remix)
  14. Far Cry


  1. Stick It Out
  2. Nobody's Hero
  3. Half the World
  4. Driven
  5. Roll the Bones
  6. Show Don't Tell
  7. The Pass
  8. Superconductor
  9. Far Cry
  10. Malignant Narcissism
  11. The Seeker (Live)
  12. Secret Touch (Live)
  13. Resist (Live)
  14. Tom Sawyer (Live) and Interview*

*bonus material



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