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Spirit of Radio - Greatest Hits 1974 to 1987 [Limited Edition]

Rush Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (10 Mar 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B0000794FS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,985 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Working Man (Album Version) 7:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Fly By Night (Album Version) 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. 2112 Overture / The Temples Of Syrinx (Chronicles Version) 6:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Closer To The Heart (Album Version) 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Trees (Album Version) 4:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Spirit Of Radio (Album Version) 4:560.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. Limelight (Album Version) 4:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Tom Sawyer (Album Version) 4:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Red Barchetta (Album Version) 6:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. New World Man (Album Version) 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Subdivisions (Album Version) 5:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Distant Early Warning (Album Version) 4:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Big Money (Album Version) 5:340.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen16. Time Stand Still (Album Version) [feat. Aimee Mann] 5:090.99  Buy MP3 

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Though not their first-ever career survey, Rush's Spirit of Radio compilation is an ideal point of entry for newbie fans or anyone who consistently likes Rush songs most often heard on the radio. While 1990's Chronicles set was more encompassing--including tracks beyond Spirit of Radio's 1987 cut-off point--the Canadian prog-rock trio's benchmark moments are represented among these 16 songs. Hence the appearance of "Closer to the Heart", "Tom Sawyer", "New World Man", "Time Stand Still", "Fly By Night", "Subdivisions" and the title track. --Kim Hughes

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Spirit of Radio - Greatest Hits 1974 to 1987

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection Of Their 'Hits' 23 Mar 2008
Format:Audio CD
If you are after a collection of the more 'radio friendly' tracks that this consistent trio put out during their early to middle period you can't do better than this and at what a price (less than 3 at time of writing). If you are after a little more, a collection that has all of these tracks plus excellent 'album tracks' as well, go for 'GOLD' a 2cd set which gathers together the truly best from the same period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars NEwbie to rush but looving every mintue 20 April 2007
Format:Audio CD
I have only been listening to rush for a few months now and I have to say how brilliant they are!! I have never taken to a band this quick before! If no one has listened to their music or even got a cd then i strongly recommend doing so- asap!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Some strange choices and skewed emphasis 7 Oct 2009
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Straddling heavy rock and prog and liked by fans of both genres, Rush were highly successful in the late 70s and early 80s with their punchy, power trio sound. Excellent stuff, though those buying The Spirit Of Radio may be slightly disappointed as the tracks chosen don't quite follow what it says on the tin...

For many fans, Rush are particularly liked for their lengthy epics, especially the side-long 2112 and 11-minute Xanadu. Whilst I appreciate that there may not be room for both songs on a single CD compilation, Spirit should surely include at least one of them in full - not just the first two movements of 2112! These omissions are all the more grating when considering some of the material which is featured such as the seven-minute sub-Sabbath rock of Working Man from their debut album - a period and piece which hardly shows this highly talented band at the top of their game.

Another problem with The Spirit Of Radio is that it includes too many songs from the mid 80s when the band were trying too hard to sound contemporary. Guitars are turned down, moogs swapped for synths and Neil Peart's vast array of percussion traded in for more mechanical drumming with the net result being unmelodic, over-complicated songs with less dynamic edge than the best of the band's mid-late 70s and early 80s output.

Despite these criticisms, there are still some excellent songs on The Spirit Of Radio with hard-rocking highlights including the exciting title track, Tom Sawyer and the first two movements of 2112. Quieter highpoints include the pastoral Trees as well as New World Man with its clever wordplay and catchy pop-rock tune.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 8 April 2014
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Fantastic album from a fantastic band! Rush go from strength to strength. Especially with this best of compilation. Beautiful always!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I had forgotten how good this is 18 Mar 2014
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I had forgotten how much I enjoy this album, as I only had it on a cassette and can not play it in my car.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The most compact compilation 26 Dec 2013
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This is a perfect CD for people like me, who are beginners in listening the magical Rush legacy. All the big hits are here in a nice and decent packaging.

Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good 26 April 2013
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shows early rush and they still play some of these songs now in concert well worth owning good album good mixture
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