brilliant and complex work...a progressive rock masterpiece!
the sixth studio album by Rush. In many ways, it was the final album
in a major chapter of Rush's career. The 1978 release was their last
release of the '70s and their last LP that's unambiguously
also the final album in Rush's grandiose period, which included 2112
Farewell To Kings.
a brilliant concept to it, the brain hemispheres, reason and emotion,
its complicated and smart — the music here is simply incredible,
not your typical rock band and totally Rush.
album contains examples of Rush's adherence to progressive rock
standards including the use of daring, multi-movement song
structures, complex rhythms and time signatures, and flexible guitar
a single, epic song broken into chapters, one of which is the
tremendous virtuoso instrumental, "La Villa Strangiato."
This instrumental remains one of the most complicated and well
composed songs that Rush has ever produced.
musicianship is nearly flawless and awe-inspiring, as the band is
playing orchestral music — only in a hard rock/metal context. Neal
Peart's one-of-a-kind drumming, Alex Lifeson's blindingly sharp
guitar and Geddy Lee's amazing voice, these guys play their rock like
no other band.
is without question one of the most inventive and compelling groups
in rock history, equally famed for both its virtuoso musicianship and