The Neil Peart Catalog
On this page you'll find a catalog of Neil Peart CDs, DVDs, books, drum equipment, and more. Rather than make this an exhaustive list of everything Neil's ever done, I've tried to focus it on both the basics—as well as some rare items. Note that some of these items are out of print, but you might be able to find them second-hand. I've included links to out-of-print transcripts online where possible. I'll continue to add items as I find them.
See this page for an extensive list of reviews of all Rush CDs.
If you're just getting into Neil and Rush, I recommend the following (in chronological order): Fly by Night (1974), 2112(1976), Permanent Waves (1980), Moving Pictures (1981), Exit...Stage Left(1982), Grace Under Pressure (1984), Power Windows (1985), Roll the Bones (1991), Counterparts(1993), Vapor Trails (2002), Snakes & Arrows (2007), Snakes & Arrows Live 2 CD Set (2008), Rush: Time Machine 2011 - Live in Cleveland, and Clockwork Angels.
If you're looking to understand Neil's drumming style and technique, the best instructional DVD is Neil Peart Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Live Performances.
See my Adventures of Power page for an interview with director Ari Gold.
Rush documentary (Blu-ray and DVD)
Drum Channel videos with Neil Peart (online only)
Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel
Clockwork Angels Comics - written by Kevin J. Anderson and illustrated by Nick Robles from a story by Neil Peart
Issue 1 - Released March 2014 (5 cover variants)
Issue 2 - Released April 2014 (2 cover variants)
Issue 3: Released June 2014 (2 cover variants)
Issue 4: Released August 2014 (2 cover variants)
Issue 5: Released September 2014 (1 cover)
Fiction (with Kevin J. Anderson)
Book foreword, afterward, or essay
Privately published books
Information about Neil's unpublished books and select articles.Information about Neil's unpublished books and select articles.
Riding The Golden Lion
Privately published by Neil Peart in 1985
Limited Edition of 50 copies
39 pages with black and white photos
The Orient Express
Privately published by Neil Peart, year unknown (likely 1987 or 1988)
Limited edition of 50-100 copies
Pedals over the Pyrenees (or: Spain and Spokes and Trains)
Privately published by Neil Peart, 1988
Limited Edition of 65 copies
Raindance Over the Rockies
The Cumberland Press, 1988
Privately distributed by Neil Peart
Limited edition of 50-100 copies
Privately published by Neil Peart in 1988
Limited edition of 100 copies
205 pages with black and white photos
- "In the Beginning...The Story of the Discovery of Rush", by Donna Halper
- The Words and the Pictures Volume 1. Lyrics by Neil Peart.
- The Words and the Pictures Volume 2. Lyrics by Neil Peart.
- "Success Under Pressure" By Steve Gett, 1984
- Neil Peart biography by AndyO
I've also created a page that links to all of Neil Peart's books, as well as all books he's reviewed for Bubba's Book Club.
Sonic Reality's Neil Peart Drums: Vol 1 - The Kit and Vol 2 - The Grooves
Neil Peart on Jammit
With Jammit, you can isolate individual parts from the original master recordings. Also included is a synchronized notation for the part. Read more about how this works.
Time Machine snare
From the DW website:
Created to commemorate Neil Peart's latest drum set creation,
"The Time Machine", each snare is a recreation of the drum Neil
plays on tour. It's not a signature snare drum, but rather a
collectable reproduction. The 6.5x14" Collector's series North
American Maple shell with VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) technology
provides optimal crack, warmth, bottom end and sensitivity. The drum
is painstakingly finished with copper leaf-applied graphics and hand
airbrush work. Custom copper hardware completes the look. Also
standard is a MAG throw-off system with 3P butt plate, 3.0 True
Hoops, True Tone snare wires and DW Heads by Remo USA. Available for
a limited time only.
Watch this video feat. Neil Peart http://youtu.be/QwJlqawMNP0
Neil Peart's Connoiseur 'Snakes and Arrows' Snare
Subtle Natural to Candy Black Lacquer over Birdseye Maple with Walnut Inlays with Black Nickel Hardware
30th Anniversary snare
This drum was only available by special order only from DW. You can still find used ones on eBay and elsewhere.
30th Anniversary Commemorative drum kit
Cost: $30,000 US - SOLD OUT
Only 30 kits were made
- Pro-Mark 747 Neil Peart Signature Oak Wood Tip Drumsticks
- Pro-Mark Limited Edition Neil Peart Commemorative Drumstick Pack Pack #1
- Pro-Mark Limited Edition Neil Peart Commemorative Drumstick Pack Pack #2
Go to NeilPeartDrumsticks.com for everything you've ever wanted to know about Neil's drumsticks.