Victor (album)

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Studio album by
Alex Lifeson (as Victor)
Released January 9, 1996
Recorded Oct 1994 – July 1995
Genre Alternative rock, alternative metal, grunge,[1] industrial rock
Length 50:24
Label Atlantic (Outside Canada) / Anthem Records (Within Canada)
Producer Alex Lifeson
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [2]

Victor is the first and only solo album by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson under the name "Victor" released January 9, 1996 on Atlantic Records outside Canada and Anthem Records within Canada. The album was recorded at Lerxst Sound (Lifeson's home studio) between October 1994 and July 1995.

The album reached #99 on the Billboard 200 in 1996 and received a 1997 Juno Award nomination for Best New Group.

Track listing

  1. "Don’t Care" (Alex Lifeson) – 4:04
  2. "Promise" (Lifeson, Bill Bell) – 5:44
  3. "Start Today" (Lifeson Geddy Lee) – 3:48
  4. "Mr. X" (Instrumental) (Lifeson) – 2:21
  5. "At the End" (Lifeson, Adrian Zivojinovich) – 6:07
  6. "Sending Out a Warning" (Lifeson, Bell) – 4:11
  7. "Shut Up Shuttin’ Up" (Lifeson, Bell, Charlene, Esther) – 4:02
  8. "Strip and Go Naked" (Instrumental) (Lifeson, Bell) – 3:57
  9. "The Big Dance" (Lifeson, Zivojinovich) – 4:14
  10. "Victor" (Lifeson, W. H. Auden) – 6:25
  11. "I Am the Spirit" (Lifeson, Bell)– 5:31

"Victor" is based on the poem by W. H. Auden.


Lifeson's wife Charlene is one of the two women in the track 7 dialogue; the other woman is simply listed as "Esther".


"Don't Care"
  • Released: 1995
  • Written by: Alex Lifeson
  • Produced by: Alex Lifeson
  • Chart positions:
"I Am the Spirit"
  • Released:
  • Written by: Alex Lifeson and Bill Bell
  • Produced by: Alex Lifeson
  • Chart positions:
  • Released: December 4, 1995
  • Written by: Alex Lifeson and Bill Bell
  • Produced by: Alex Lifeson
  • Chart positions:


  1. ^ "Victor - Victor (album review ) | Sputnikmusic". Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  2. ^ Adams, Bret. Victor at AllMusic

External links

  • Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 18. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  • Eric Hansen. "Alex Lifeson's "Victor" linernotes and lyrics from Power Windows". Archived from the original on 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  • "Home - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". Retrieved 2015-11-09.
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