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Exit...Stage Left (video)

Exit...Stage Left
Video by Rush
Released 1982 (VHS, Laserdisc)
May, 2007 (DVD)
Recorded 1981
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock
Label Anthem/Mercury Records
Rush chronology
'''Exit...Stage Left'''
Grace Under Pressure Tour

Exit...Stage Left is a concert film released on videocassette, laserdisc, and DVD by the Canadian band Rush. It documents a live concert performance by the band on their 1981 Moving Pictures tour. In October 1981, the band released an audio album of the same name on vinyl LP, audiocassette, 8-track cartridge and (later) compact disc. The video comprises an entirely different recording from the album, with a different track list as well as voice-over comments from the band members about songwriting and performing.


  • Dates of release & formats 1
  • Filming locations 2
  • Track listing 3
  • Personnel 4
  • References 5

Dates of release & formats

The videocassette and laserdisc versions were the original formats of release, both in 1982.[1] The videocassette and laserdisc versions are currently out-of-print.

In 2006, a DVD version of the original production was released as part of the DVD box set, titled Rush Replay X 3 with its audio re-mastered in 5.1-channel Dolby Surround by Rush guitarist and co-producer Alex Lifeson. In 2007, the DVD version of Exit...Stage Left, as it was included in Replay X 3, was released as a single, stand-alone DVD.[1]

Filming locations

The concert footage documented in Exit... Stage Left was filmed March 27, 1981, at the Montreal Forum, in Montreal, Quebec.[2]

Track listing

All songs are part of the live performance unless specified otherwise. All songs written by all three band members (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart) except where indicated. A ">" symbol indicates a direct segue into the next track.

  1. Intro (includes narration, with segments of "The Camera Eye" live version), 2:15
  2. "Limelight", 4:38
  3. "Tom Sawyer" (Lee, Lifeson, Peart, Pye Dubois), 5:00
  4. "The Trees", 4:47 >
  5. "Xanadu", 12:32 (narration at the beginning)
  6. "Red Barchetta", 6:37
  7. "Freewill", 5:50
  8. "Closer to the Heart" (Lee, Lifeson, Peart, Peter Talbot), 3:30
  9. "YYZ" (Lee, Peart) (segments of the live version, with interview audio) 1:25
  10. "By-Tor and the Snow Dog", 4:13 >
  11. "In the End" (Lee, Lifeson), 1:42 >
  12. "In the Mood" (Lee), 1:35 >
  13. "2112: Grand Finale", 2:42
  14. End Credits ("YYZ"), 2:20


  • Geddy Lee – bass and rhythm guitar, vocals, synthesizers, bass pedal synthesizer
  • Alex Lifeson – electric and acoustic guitars, bass pedal synthesizer
  • Neil Peart – drums and percussion


  1. ^ a b Rush: Exit Stage Left: Movies & TV: Rush
  2. ^ Rush - Replay [3 DVD/CD Box Set]: Movies & TV: Rush
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