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Best Rush album I've heard....so far,
This review is from: Grace Under Pressure (Audio CD)
I'm so glad I've finally discovered this album - only 27 years after its release. I was familar with much of Rush's 70s prog output - liked it, but didn't love it. Same goes for Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures. But I've bought nothing since (other than the In Rio DVD, which I only watched once). Looks like I've been missing out big time if this album is anything to go by. GoP contains 8 tracks of a uniformly high standard and sounds incredibly fresh and not at all dated. For me there are 4 stand-out tracks. Distant Early Warning, Red Sector A and Afterimage are truly excellent....and then there's Between the Wheels, which is something rather special. The sense of release and joy when the chorus kicks in is totally overwhelming. What to buy next? Signals, Power Windows? Perhaps I should just just Roll the Bones. Looking forward to my Rush voyage of discovery over the coming months.
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Initial post: 26 Jun 2011 12:17:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jun 2011 18:39:10 BDT
G. Young says:
Whilst it is all a question of taste, I would certainly recommend that you listen to the albums that surround Grace Under Pressure; Signals, Power Windows and Hold Your Fire. You would also do well to investigate A Farewell To Kings and Hemispheres. Later albums that deserve your attention are Roll The Bones (worth buying for Bravado alone) and the brilliant Counterparts.
If you do buy any of these albums I would be very interested to hear your opinions, especially regarding Power Windows, which still I regard as one of their best.
Posted on 2 Oct 2013 17:51:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Oct 2013 17:58:14 BDT
(to J. Smith) I have just read your review from over two years ago. At the end when you mentioned 3 album titles, I immediately wanted to say "buy the whole discography!" You could probably get the lot for under a hundred quid and it would be the best hundred quid you'd spend in your whole life. then I noticed the date on the review. so by now I hope you do own all their albums, and have come to the realisation that Rush occupy a place that only a handful of bands might lay claim to (Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Genesis, Yes, Led Zep and of course Rush) of greatest band of all time. few would dare to try and separate them into a list!! ha ha!!!
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2013 17:56:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Oct 2013 17:57:44 BDT
(to G. Young) I would agree that rather than 'everyone's favourite' Moving Pictures, Power Windows is my favourite and Counterparts a close second. the middle period encompassing Signals, Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows and Hold Your Fire is a phenomenal run of top notch output. even more so than the earlier Big 4 of A Farewell To Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves and MP.
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