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Various Artists (Tributes)


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3 stars Since this is basically a compilation of songs by RUSH performed by many musicians, it depends on what do you personally expect from this kind of thing. If you do expect that the musicians who cover RUSH would play very similar with what RUSH has played in their studio or live albums, this compilation is for you. It's a good one to represent RUSH for this purpose. In my case, I expect something like what MAGELLAN did for covering YES' "Don't Kill The Whale" in "Tales From Yesterday" compilation. They rearranged the song in completely different style than the original version so that I cannot first recognize. Of course there are parts similar with the original version. The best example of tribute song - so far - for me is KEVIN GILBERT covering GENESIS' "Back in NYC" in the "Supper's Ready" compilation. Oh man . that is the BEST tribute that I have ever heard!!!

For this compilation, there is no such song that reaches what MAGELLAN or KEVIN GILBERT have achieved but it does not mean this is a bad one. The opening and title track "Working Man" is actually better than the original version. The other track that I love is track 5 "La Villa Strangiato" where I can enjoy Steve Morse and Mike Portnoy work together, nicely. The other great performances are: "Jacob's Ladder", "Natural Science" and "YYZ". It's a good tribute to Rush. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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