Retrospective I

Retrospective I: 1974 to 1980 is a compilation album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music). The album features songs from the first decade of the band. The set is not in chronological order.

Retrospective I
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Compilation album by
ReleasedMay 6, 1997
GenreProgressive rock, hard rock, heavy metal
LabelAnthem (Canada)
ProducerRush and Terry Brown
Rush chronology
Test for Echo
Retrospective I
Retrospective II
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[3]

This compilation album is now disc one of the 2006 Rush compilation album Gold, with "Something for Nothing" replaced by "Working Man". Cover art was painted by Canadian artist Dan Hudson.[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleOriginal releaseLength
1."The Spirit of Radio"Permanent Waves (1980)4:59
2."The Trees"Hemispheres (1978)4:45
3."Something for Nothing"2112 (1976)4:00
4."Freewill"Permanent Waves5:24
5."Xanadu"A Farewell to Kings (1977)11:07
6."Bastille Day"Caress of Steel (1975)4:40
7."By-Tor and the Snow Dog"Fly by Night (1975)8:39
8."Anthem"Fly by Night4:24
9."Closer to the Heart"A Farewell to Kings2:55
10."2112 Overture"21124:32
11."The Temples of Syrinx"21122:13
12."La Villa Strangiato"Hemispheres9:37
13."Fly by Night"Fly by Night3:22
14."Finding My Way"Rush (1974)5:05
Total length:1:15:42


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Retrospective I at AllMusic
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  3. ^ "Rush: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
  4. ^ Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road (Chapter 5)