Exit Stage Left Video

Exit...Stage Left, the movie, was filmed in Montreal Canada during Rush's Exit...Stage Left 1981 World Tour that encompassed Canada, the United States and Europe (including Holland, Germany and the United Kingdom) and reached a total audience in excess of one million people. The actual footage incorporated the output of five separate 16mm cameras, both hand-held and stationary, which operated in front of the stage behind a barricade, and in various strategic onstage locations. During the performance at the Montreal forum, the audio was recorded by Le Mobile, with Terry Brown and Guy Charbonneau at the controls. The audio was then digitally mixed at Le Studio in Morin Heights, Quebec, where Moving Pictures, Permanent Waves, and the newest Rush album, Signals, were recorded and mixed. The result, the Exit...Stage Left movie (a different performance than that found on the live Exit...Stage Left album), represents one hour of highlights from Rush's two hour stage show, visualizing material from their albums Moving Pictures, Permanent Waves, Hemispheres, and A Farewell to Kings

Geddy Lee
Bass Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizers, Bass Pedal Synthesizer, and Occasional Rhythm Guitar

Alex Lifeson
Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bass Pedal Synthesizer

Neil Peart
Drums and Percussion

Producer: Grant Lough
Post Production: Ivan Martin and Lex Balten
Audio Produced by: Terry Brown
5.1 and stereo mix by Mike Fraser and Alex Lifeson - Warehouse Studios, Vancouver
Assistant Engineer: Zach Blackstone
ATR Services: Andrew Gigham
Special thanks to the Montreal Forum and Len Epand

Management: Ray Danniels/SRO Productions
Executive Production: Geddy Lee, Rhonda Ross, Tom Berry
Universal Music Enterprises: Jeff Fura/Adam Abrams/Ramon Galbert

Art Direction and design: Hugh Syme

All songs written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart except "Tom Sawyer" by Lee/Lifeson/Peart/Dubois, "Closer to the Heart" by Lee/Lifeson/Peart/Talbot, "In the End" by Lee/Lifeson, "In The Mood" by Lee and "YYZ" by Lee/Peart

All songs published by Core Music Publishing (SOCAN)

© 1981, 2006 Anthem Entertainment/The Island Del Jam Music Group.


  • Certified Gold by RIAA: February 19, 1986
  • Recorded at The Forum, Montreal, Quebec March 27, 1981
  • The Exit...Stage Left concert video debuted on MTV on February 13, 1982.
  • Although they share the same name, the audio and video releases do not share identical recordings. While the video was filmed Marh 27, 1981, the album also includes tracks recorded June 10-11, 1980.
  • Originally released on VHS, Laserdisc and CED in 1981, it is currently available in the Replay X 3 DVD Boxed Set released June 13, 2006, and as a standalone DVD released May 1, 2007. Both DVD releases and include a minature reproduction of the Moving Pictures tourbook.
  • Incomplete show, missing: 2112 Overture/Temples of Syrinx, Hemispheres (Prelude), Beneath, Between and Behind, The Camera Eye, The Spirit of Radio, Vital Signs, Natural Science, Working Man (with reggae intro), Hemispheres (Armageddon)
  • Click here for the Exit Stage Left Transcript Archive


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