Classic Albums Live - Rush 2112
Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians', Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centres across North America.
Classic Albums LIVE are returning to Moncton for a performance of Rush's 2112 at the Capitol Theatre, Nov 19th, 2017 - 7:30PM. Tickets are available at the box office and online.
Wikipedia entry on 2112
Rush began to put down musical ideas for 2112 in backstage dressing rooms, hotel rooms, and in their touring van across North America during the Caress of Steel tour. As Peart started to write lyrics, Lee and Lifeson would write songs that complimented the mood of what Peart was writing about. Most of it was performed on acoustic guitars with exception to some electric guitar passages with a portable Pignose practice amplifier. They took notice of writing music with little use of overdubbing as they wished to recreate it on stage as much as possible. Lifeson recalled developing "The Temples of Syrinx", the first piece worked on, section of the title track backstage at a gig in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in front of their opening act Mendelson Joe. The album was written in approximately six months, with "Overture" being the final piece developed. Rush made a conscious effort to exclude Danniels from the writing and recording sessions, and only played the album to him when it was finished. Musically speaking, 2112 was the first album that Lifeson said "really sounded like Rush".