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Caress Of Steel

15 Sept. 1997 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
4:37
30
2
3:37
30
3
4:07
30
4
12:28
30
5
19:57
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1975
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 1975
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 1975 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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  • Total Length: 44:46
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  • ASIN: B001KV6NJU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,166 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. LAZAR on 19 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
I think it would be fair to say that "Caress Of Steel" isn't vintage Rush, but prehaps it is an important stepping stone in the band's development.This was the album where Rush really became prog and began to expand their sound and the length of their compositions.For me,as well as the opening track "Bastille Day", the songs that make this album worth owning are "The Necromancer" and the 20 minute epic "The Fountain Of Lamneth"."The Necromancer starts off as a dreamy Pink Floyd style piece before launching into a Led Zep style guitar/vocal interchange and then drifts into a very nice,almost pop ending."The Fountain Of Lamneth" is a little taxing but has some excellent ideas and I think this track is kind of a prototype of 2112(released the following year)which I think saw the band execute this idea better.All in all if you're new to Rush then this probably isn't the place to start,but if you are a long-time fan and have just never got round to this album,it's well worth checking out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Fox on 29 Aug. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I was 13, it was 1983, and I'd discovered hard rock and metal and was vociferously listening to every band I could. Zep, Sabbath, Purple, UFO etc had all been given the once over and then a lad at school did me a tape of Caress of Steel. The stop start riff of Bastille Day caught my attention, the next few kept it then Necromancer came on. I wasn't into prog, and still aren't, so this sort of thing was all new to me but I was hooked. Then The Fountain of Lamneth came on, and took me on a musical journey to a mythical place. Rolling acoustic melodies were suddenly shattered by crushing riffs and I have been a huge Rush fan ever since.

This may not be their best album, but for me it changed my whole view of music. Don't be put off by the prog label, Rush are simply intelligent hard rock with incredible musicianship and endless creativity. One of the all time great rock bands, perhaps the best, and this is an essential part of their cannon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MR J M RICHARDS on 18 Feb. 2015
Format: Vinyl
This was an old favourite from the mid seventies when I was first introduced to the band, Rush, which would become my favourite artists for over 40 years. It still had some of the raw edge of the first two albums but with a nod to the concept prog that was to follow. That said it was not at the time and still not now an exceptional album by any means.

But let's look at what we have here; a heavy weight (though weight not specified) re-release and that's. Geddy, Alex, Neil: you're having a laugh! £20.99 for a piece of vinyl and same cover artwork upon which four decades of royalties have already been bagged. Heavy vinyl isn't that expensive and if audio quality was the intention you'd have done better to half-speed master it and then with Nimbus rather than Abbey Road. And what is the point of MP3 at any sample rate? It's still compressed. Why not give us a superior pulse code modulation (PCM) offering? Or at least High Resolution Audio?

No guys; Rush lost me as a fan when you started charging almost £70 for a ticket at a poxy arena. Me thinks there are some Maples that now need chopping down to redress the balance with the Oaks
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ashes on 8 May 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Heavily criticised upon it's release by critics this remains the least sucessful Rush album to date in terms of sales. This is a shame as there is much to commend it. Very much a precuser for the follow up 2112 album side 2 consits of a twenty minute melodic epic called ' The Fountain of Lamneth ' surprisingly my favourite track on the album. Also included are two tracks which should have been singles. ' Bastille Day ' about the French Revolution ' and ' Lake Side Park ' in which Neil Peart reflects on his days as a park attendant. There is one jokey song ' I'm think I'm going bald ' which for me is an ok filler and another epic track called ' The Necromancer '. Covering the popular mythalogy subject matter of the day. Again this is a bit hit and miss for me but it shows how this great band were developing as song writers. Not the easiest place to begin for a new fan, this album, but for an album the critics loved to hate I can't stop playing it. Long live Rush and their music !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
After 2 excellent albums this was a sideways switch that nearly killed the band off,A mis-step? perhaps but it was the catalyst for 2112 and for that we should be grateful

Opening with ,as usual, a killer tune 'Bastille Day' gets the album off to a great start whilst the humourous 'I Think Im Going Bald' contains some sterling guitar playing by Alex Lifeson.I agree with a previous reviewer,'Lakeside Park' should have been a single,a lovely little track that the band hate so much especially Geddy.Next up the 'Necromancer' which is a decent attempt at another 'By Tor' type song ,leaving the the 20 minute epic 'Fountains Of Lamneth' whilst having some redeeming moments,it as the band said in the past lacks cohesion and is is overlong,whilst this is true and it doesnt hold the attention like 2112,in the right mood it can be rewarding,its not a disc most fans will listen to on a regular basis. Not as good as the 2 previous albums but certainly the prelude for 2112. 3.5 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miles on 14 Oct. 2008
Format: Audio CD
After hearing FBN when it was released and digging on that for awile when COS was released I eagerly scooped it up, put it on the turntable and proceeded to crank up the headphones...It was absolutely One of the most memorable listens to a new release in my entire life...and I have had many! It was the production ot the individual instruments that really caught my ear. Neil wailing away all over the place, Alex going back and forth in my head with that gut wrenching KILLER lead guitar work and Geddy doing my favorite vocals of his ever along with his Wonderful Bass playing. I miss that singing style he had back then. Too bad when guys get older they feel like they have to be more refined or whatever. The live Closer To The Heart just isn't the same without out that "WOA WOA" , I know someone out there know's where I am coming from?
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