Afterimage is the second track from Rush's 1984 album Grace Under Pressure. The track was dedicated to Robbie Whelan, a friend of the band who worked as an assistant engineer on some of Rush's earlier albums, most notably Moving Pictures and Signals. The song deals with the loss of a friend and the emotional aftermath that follows.
|Single by Rush|
|from the album Grace Under Pressure|
|B-side||"The Body Electric"|
|Songwriter(s)||Neil Peart, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson|
|Producer(s)||Peter Henderson and Rush|
|Rush singles chronology|
The single was a Japan-only release. The opening lyric was quoted in the liner notes for Rush's 1998 live release, Different Stages, as a dedication to drummer Neil Peart's daughter and wife, who died in 1997 and 1998, respectively. The memoriam is as follows:
"Suddenly...you were gone...from all the lives you left your mark upon..."
In loving memory of Jackie and Selena
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- "Robbie Whelan: Credits". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
- "Different Stages Live". rushisaband.com. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
- "Different Stages Live:". 2112.net. Archived from the original on 2012-08-07. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
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