Retrospectives I & II

Retrospective I: 1974-1980 (1997)
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Retrospective II: 1981-1987
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Retrospective I

The Spirit Of Radio (4:57)
The Trees (4:41)
Something For Nothing (3:59)
Freewill (5:23)
Xanadu (11:05)
Bastille Day (4:37)
By-Tor and the Snowdog (8:37)
Anthem (4:21)
Closer To The Heart (2:53)
2112 Overture (4:32)
Temples of Syrinx (2:13)
La Villa Strangiato (9.34)
Fly By Night (3:21)
Finding My Way (5:08)

Retrospective II

The Big Money (5.35)
Red Barchetta (6.09)
Subdivisions (5.33)
Time Stand Still (5.09)
Mystic Rhythms (5.53)
The Analog Kid (4.47)
Distant Early Warning (4.57)
Marathon (6.09)
The Body Electric (5.00)
Mission (5.16)
Limelight (4.19)
Red Sector A (5.09)
New World Man (3.42)
Tom Sawyer (4.33)
Force Ten (4.31)


Bass guitar, bass pedals, synthesizers, vocals

Electric and acoustic guitars, synthesizers

Drums, percussion, electronic percussion

Drums on "Finding My Way"

Compiled by Bas Hartong and Bill Levenson in association with Rush and Anthem Entertainment
Mastered by Bob Ludwig and Brian Lee at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine
Art Direction and Design by Hugh Syme
Retrospective 1 Cover Painting by Dan Hudson
Retrospective 2 Cover Painting by Hugh Syme

Retrospective 1: Mercury/Anthem, May 6, 1997
Produced by Rush (14), Rush and Terry Brown (1-13)

Retrospective 2: Mercury/Anthem, June 3, 1997
Produced by Rush & Terry Brown (2,3,6,11,13,14), Rush & Peter Henderson (7,9,12), Rush & Peter Collins (1,4,5,8,10,15)

1997 Mercury Records 1997 Anthem Entertainment


In Their Own Words

"I got a little bit involved because I didn't want [Mercury Records] doing what they had done the last time they did a thing like that [Chronicles]. Last time they did it, I thought they did a really shoddy job in terms of the song order...purely chronological, and the artwork was lame. So I got involved myself and made sure the artwork was decent and I made up a setlist of the songs of the two different periods of those retrospectives-I made up the title too (laughs) if it were a live show. So it's a much nicer representation of the material for anyone who does want to get a sampler like that, which I often do as a consumer. If there's a band which I don't really love well enough to buy all of their records...I'd rather really just have the finer points. I don't mind if they put together a nice package of material like that. So, I just tried to make it a little better." - Neil Peart,, June 5, 1997