The first Rush album to be a significant hit. This album was made after the largley unsucessful Caress of Steel LP. Themes the band had explored on that album ( such as an entire side dedicated to one song ) were further explored however this time as a more consitant whole.
Many of the previous reviews will know doubt detail the synopsis of the title track so it is pointless in me repeating myself here, however whilst the previous album had struggled with filler material such as ' Am i going Bald ' this album was laden with classic tracks. ' Tears ' has a rare Geddy Lee lyric. ' A passage to Bangkok ' is a favourite of mine and it closes with the fabulous ' Somthing for nothing '.
There first classic album, this remains one of the most popular Rush albums to date.