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Clockwork Angels

Rush Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (11 Jun 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • ASIN: 1858705231
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,638 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8. The Wreckers
9. Headlong Flight
10. Bu2B2
11. Wish Them Well
12. The Garden

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The Rush Fan Pack includes Clockwork Angels, the band's incredible new studio album, plus a 132-page magazine dedicated to one of hard rock's biggest and most enduring bands. Fans who buy the Rush Fan pack will be able to hear Clockwork Angels exclusively weeks before it hits the shelves in record stores. The Fan Pack magazine is 100% Rush-approved and contains brand new interviews with Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart talking in depth and at length about their latest, much anticipated studio album and about their incredible thirty-year plus career that's seen them shift over 40 million albums and sell out stadiums and arenas worldwide. Clockwork Angels is the eagerly awaited twentieth studio album from Rush, and to celebrate the band's legacy, the magazine looks back at their legendary career with the help of, among others, members of the Manic Street Preachers, Porcupine Tree, Mastodon and original producer, Terry Brown. The magazine also speaks to the men behind the band's award winning documentary, Beyond The Lighted Stage and to Kiss' Gene Simmons about taking the young Rush out as their support band in the 70s. All of this plus rare shots of Rush from the band's personal archives, a Rush Keyring and a Giant double sided poster, make it a real must for Rush fans everywhere.

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63 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh, vital and captivating 21 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD
Hard to believe how fresh these guys are able to sound 38 years after their first album.
I had not great expectations about this one. Based on the two previous studio albums, I just awaited another "Rush by numbers" work. I mean: powerful, hard hitting and masterfully executed, but not especially inspired.. I liked Snakes and Arrows a bit more than Vapor Trails, but somehow the spirit of old Rush' golden era (let's say the one that flew over A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures) seemed to be forever gone.

A digression here : Vapor Trails, especially, is a quite tiresome album to me. It stays a bit to much in the low frequency sonic spectre: too much bass guitar, to much bass drum, and too much guitar power chords, not properly equilibrated by other sonic and musical ingredients, which makes it a hard task to listen to it, from beginning to end, without taking a break. Snakes and Arrows, while walking the same sonic territory as V.T., was more varied and dynamic, and I found it more enjoyable. Not bad albums to my taste, but not exciting enough.

Clockwork Angels, however, is gifted with a different nature. It is tremendously fresh, vital and captivating, and makes me recall the best years of the band. Yes, Rush look younger than yesterday, playing with enthusiasm a set of convincing songs. Nothing to do with (like someone could fear), a tired old group. There are no fillers in this album. It is a concept album equipped with its proper organic quality. From the beginnig, the listener is propelled by an exciting, dynamic music, feeling the need to know how the story goes.

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As I said it is a concept album, based on a sci-fi story.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I wouldn't say I am a Rush fan but... 2 Jan 2013
By Big Jim TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Now this is meant as a compliment but I am not a Rush fan. I don't dislike them but have just never felt the need to buy into them in any great way. However, I did like Snakes and Arrows and I now positively adore Clockwork Angels. I'll let others who know more about the band decide where this album stands in the pantheon of Rush releases so it just suffices to say that any one who may have misgivings about Rush and their relevance nowadays should listen, really listen, to this album and wallow in the outrageously good prog/metal on offer. BTW I only listen to music on my computer or ipod nowadays and the album sounds fine to me so I can't comment on the apparent shortfall in sonic quality for those with decent kits.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 19 Jun 2012
Format:MP3 Download
As a Rush fan since 1979, I can honestly say they are fully back on track. Passion, precision and speed abound in the music. The production is fine, don't listen to the whiners! Rip to at least 320kbps or just listen to the CD! I think this release is the best since 1981. Modern, layered, dynamic and I can't wait for May 2013 when they hit the UK. A must have release.

The Garden will blow you away.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rush - Clockwork Angels 11 Jun 2012
By Gentlegiantprog TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
2012's Clockwork Angels is the new concept album from the legendary Canadian band Rush. It is the band's nineteenth studio album of original material (twentieth if you count the covers album Feedback) and follows up their last two albums in bringing out the more Hard Rock/Metal aspects of their sound. It takes Snakes And Arrows' variety and Vapor Trails' power and combines them into a very strong album indeed, one that isn't ever dull or plodding. It can be bought now as a digital download, now in a special fan pack edition of Classic Rock Magazine that comes with a Keychain, Poster and links to online bonus content or later on its own in either CD or Vinyl format. The story that it tells is also available separately as a novel if you want to take things even further.

If you have already heard `Caravan' and `BU2B,' which were released a full two years earlier than the record was, then you should have some idea of this album's musical direction already. The songs have since been re-recorded to fit in better with the rest of the album though, so even if you've played them to death already, you won't feel cheated that they are part of the album.

Despite concentrating on the band's heavier side, the album is still very dynamic and varied. Sometimes things will be melodic and sweet, sometimes there are synths and keys in there, sometimes you'll hear little touches that remind you of Hemispheres and A Farewell To Kings and then of course sometimes you'll hear more of the direction from Snakes And Arrows' and Vapor Trails' heavier moments. The opening to `Carnies' even has a big fat riff that could almost fit on a Monster Magnet or Down album.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastically written piece of music 11 Jun 2012
By Karl
Format:Audio CD
Unlike a lot of people, I'm quite a young Rush fan (I'm only 18) but in the past 2 years or so, I've fallen in love with Rush because of the sublime way they've told such stories through their music. My favourite albums before this would probably be the era from Fly by Night to Moving Pictures, as well as Presto; however, I was pleasantly surprised by this album as I wasn't expecting it to leave such an impression so quickly. I remember listening to Caravan and BU2B when they came out as singles and thinking, "Hmm... Not bad." Although, as a complete album, I think that the album as a whole is much better than its constituent songs as it tells a brilliant story laced with steampunk and alchemy. Truly a brilliant album and probably one of my favourite Rush albums already.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good album with poor sound quality
Just like Vapour Trails this album suffers from poor production. I love the songs hence the
four stars but it is let down by poor sound quality. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
A new concept album based around determinism and freedom. Fantastic musicianship. Favorite track is 'the Anarchist', probably the most popular track too. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gerard Deegan
1.0 out of 5 stars The Sound is Horrid.
Very disappointed with the sound on this Album. The sound is horrid. Worst mix of all their albums. No light or shade. Cannot listen to it anymore.
Published 5 months ago by cojo
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best ever?
I've been a Rush fan since the gods only know when. About Hemispheres I think, so that'd make it about '79 (I can even remember the record shop, no longer there, that I bought it... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr M.R.Watkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Rush return
For a threepiece Rush were always powerful and I like this outing having not bought anything of the more recent output. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Prog Pensioner
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best work since 2112
I found Rush aged 14 at a time when their four albums were only available at your local vinyl emporium via the 'import' bins. Read more
Published 6 months ago by K. Arber
5.0 out of 5 stars Rush - Clockwork Angels
I bought this CD because I heard the 'Garden' (last track on the album) track on the radio and loved it. I am a Rush fan.
Published 6 months ago by Rockmaf
5.0 out of 5 stars refreshing rush
what a joy rush are in this troubled word; three committed and dedicated musicians who enjoy what they do: bringing fantastic music to everyone!!!
Published 7 months ago by neil rowland hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Rush at their very best
Upon first listen I didn't like it at all, but as I'd already got tickets for the Sheffield gig stuck with it and a couple of listenings to later I was hooked. Read more
Published 7 months ago by AndyB
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Rush album in years
This album has hardly been out of my cd player or off my record deck (I have both CD and vinyl). This is one of the best Rush albums in years and way more catchy and compelling... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Pieter Hounslow
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