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4.0 out of 5 stars Another superb Rush live album, 8 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Time Machine 2011:Live in Cleveland (Audio CD)
Having followed Rush devoutly for 30 years I have to say that this album is a bit of a shock. The track listing should, in itself, make you very excited as its pretty much all 5 star stuff. However one thing grates. Geddy's voice. What has happened to his one time fantastic voice? The range that Geddy Lee could pull off was legendary. His voice is shot in this, and its very obvious. He cant hit the high notes, and in long held notes his voice noticeably cracks. It is obvious he is struggling with this throughout the whole album, and blu ray, which I also bought. I saw this concert when it was in Glasgow and even then I noticed something was amiss, but just put it down to him possibly having a cold. This concert was recorded in cleveland; which possibly came later, because his voice is even more affected.

I would love this album to be perfect, the tracks are amongst my all time faves, but its hard to listen to this without noticing the voice all the way through. Its like you sit on the edge of your seat thinking "when will he cough and it sound better" but it never comes. Rush are the greatest band in the world, no question, and all Rush fans need this album and blu ray; I think we can forgive Geddy his failing voice. I just hope it doesnt signify the end of Rush as a band, and that they can somehow adapt to a less vocally challenging sound for future albums.
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Initial post: 25 Apr 2012 09:00:39 BDT
Cubby Kovu says:
He is getting on abit now you know when your 58 year old you voice generally starts to not go as high AT least he tries.
its amazing he has managed to keep so high for so long

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2013 09:04:28 BDT
Angus Scott says:
I, too, was at the Glasgow concert and noticed he was struggling a bit vocally. However, having been at the Clockwork Angels tour - again in Glasgow - his voice is absolutely back. Would be good if they released a live album based on this tour, I suspect the vocals overall will be hugely better.

Posted on 20 Dec 2014 18:33:39 GMT
i have to stick up for geddy hes going on 60 an thats not an excuse he doesnt need one again hes 60 listen to gillan or ozzy you see it everywhere its getting old you cant get younger
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