This is no Rush job-it's the first anthology to collect all the rockin' radio staples of Rush! From the 1974 Rush LP to 1987's Hold Your Fire , here are Working Man; Fly by Night; Closer to the Heart; The Spirit of Radio; Freewill; Limelight; Tom Sawyer; Red Barchetta; New World Man; Subdivisions; The Big Money; Time Stand Still , and four more!
Though not their first-ever career survey, Rush's Spirit of Radio
compilation is an ideal point of entry for newbie fans or anyone who consistently likes the Rush songs most often heard on commercial radio. While 1990's Chronicles
set was more encompassing--including tracks beyond Spirit of Radio
's '87 cut-off point--the Canadian prog-rock trio's benchmark moments are represented among these 16 songs. Hence the appearance of "Closer to the Heart," "Tom Sawyer," "New World Man," "Time Stand Still," "Fly by Night," "Subdivisions," and the title track. --Kim Hughes