Grace Under Pressure Tour Video and Soundtrack
This is a video of Rush's major North American tour of 1984. The Canadian band's successful concert blazes with the energy of their music and the intensity of their staging trademarks that make Rush one of rock's major concert attractions. It features powerful live versions of their hits "The Spirit Of Radio", "New World Man", and "Red Sector A". Experience the Rush!
A Polygram MusicVideo Presentation
All songs written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart except "Closer to the Heart" by Lee/Lifeson/Peart/Talbot and "Tom Sawyer" by Lee/Lifeson/Peart/Dubois, "Finding My Way" by Lee/Lifeson and "In The Mood" by Lee. All songs published by Core Music Publishing (SOCAN)
Management: Ray Danniels for SRO Management
Representative: Val Azzoli
Director: David Mallet
Audio Director: Bill Barker
5.1 and stereo mix by Mike Fraser and Alex Lifeson, Warehouse Studios, Vancouver
Assistant Engineer Zach Blackstone/ATR Services Andrew Bigham
Universal Music Enterprises: Jeff Fura/Adam Abrams/Ramon Galbert
Filmed at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada, September 21, 1984
Polygram Music Video 60607, 69 minutes/DVD running time: 1:03:05
DVD (Replay X 3 Box Set), June 13, 2006; © 2006 The Island Def Jam Music Group © 2006 Anthem Entertainment
DVD (individual), May 1, 2007
CD, Island/Mercury, August 11, 2009
- Recorded September 21, 1984 at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens.
- This concert was originally released on VHS in 1985, as part of the Replay X 3 DVD Boxed Set in 2006, and as a standalone DVD a year later. Both DVD releases and include a minature reproduction of the Grace Under Pressure tourbook. The soundtrack to the video is available on CD both as a bonus CD in Replay X 3, and was first released as a standalone CD in 2009.
- Prior to its release in the Replay X3 boxed set, many of these songs found their way to various Rush singles released during the mid-80's. In fact, every live b-side released during this period was from this source recording!
- An exclusive version of the CD release is found in the Replay X 3 boxed set purchased at Best Buy: it includes four undocumented bonus tracks tacked onto the end, with no mention of the bonus tracks at all other than the Best Buy sticker on the wrapper. The four bonus tracks are: "Limelight" and "Closer To The Heart" (both from the ESL video soundtrack), and "The Spirit Of Radio" and "Tom Sawyer" (both from the ASOH video soundtrack). Three of these tracks were previously unavailable on vinyl or CD; only "Limelight" was previously released, found on King Biscuit Flower Hour's Best of the Best: 25 Years of Rock (live). Note: the bonus version of "Closer To The Heart" was recorded during the Moving Pictures tour, the version found on the ESL album was recorded during the Permanent Waves tour (with the "Glaswegian Chorus"!).
- The original VHS version included as a bonus "Never-before seen, full-length version of 'The Big Money' from Power Windows". That video was later released on "The Big Money" video CD single in 1985 (Mercury VCD 422-870-717-2), which includes: The Big Money (full video), The Big Money (audio only), Red Sector A (Grace Under Pressure Tour video version, audio only), Marathon (audio only). All other versions of The Big Money (monopoly video) are edited for length.
- As seen in the tour video, and as explained in the show program, 3D glasses were given to fans attending the Toronto shows of the p/g tour. During the Signals and p/g tours, a video played on the rear screen to introduce "The Weapon", where SCTV's "Count Floyd" (Joe Flaherty) warned it was "a scary song with real special effects" which could only be enjoyed with 3D glasses. Count Floyd was a recurring character on Second City Television (SCTV), a Saturday Night Live style skit-based comedy program which aired from 1976 to 1983. Count Floyd wore a cheap vampire costume, spoke in a bad Transylvanian accent, and pitched horror movies (which were never really scary) on the local station's "Monster Chiller Horror Theater"; often, he would pitch 3D films, and would try to sell 3D glasses which would vary in price from show to show.