STAGE LEFT is Martin Barre's third studio CD, released in 2003. The title is a reference to his hallowed position on the Jethro Tull stage assignment. It was the first album of Martin Barre to be released both in U.K and in the United States. Stage Left was supported with a tour in small venues. Featuring 13 instrumental tracks (and one with vocals, "Don't Say a Word"), Barre moves through a wide range of guitar-based styles including (but not limited to) classical and blues acoustics, progressive rock, acoustic folk, 80s-styled finger picking and even ambient electronic styles.
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
This is one of the best rock albums of all time, on the level of "Made In Japan" from Deep Purple, "Live '73" from Uriah Heep and "Yessongs" from Yes.
Exit…Stage Left is a live album by Canadian band Rush, released in 1981. The album was voted 9th best live album of all time in a poll by Classic Rock Magazine in 2004. The original CD issue removed "A Passage to Bangkok", as CDs could only hold 75 minutes at the time. It was included on the 1997 remaster, as CD capacity had increased to 80 minutes by that time.