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5 stars Masterpiece !!!... If you ask for prog rock fans - "What is the best RUSH album ? " The majority of them will answer to you : "Moving Pictures !!!". I respect this opinion, but, I disagree.... my top RUSH album is "A Farewell To Kings" and I explain : After the "impeccable" previous album "2112", RUSH retakes the peak of inspiration and add in their music the synthesizer, a new percussion set and a more effective use of classical elements. The first track "A Farewell To Kings" starts with a gentle classical guitar theme with synthesizer and soft percussion, creating an medieval atmosphere, but at the end of this breath introduction RUSH's characteristic sound "claim" space again and the result is a powerful heavy theme with an "interlude" for a brilliant guitar solo . The secound track "Xanadu" is the best of entire album; different passages including a fantastic pedal-volume electric-guitar introduction , a long riff, great vocal parts and a closing section with a great guitar solo. The third track "Closer to the Heart" in fact becomes a type of hymn due their beauty , even in music or lyrics .The track 4 "Cinderella Man' is a underestimated track.... but is also a great moment, where the detach goes to Alex's wah-wah solo. The track 5 "Madrigal" is a breath bucolic melody .The last track "Cygnus X-1" book one is "suite" in three parts which closes the disk and is the more heavy moment of the album. My rate is 5 stars!!!
maryes | 5/5 |


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