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5 stars After my review about "A Farewell To Kings" , where I said "If you ask for prog rock fans - "What is the best RUSH album ? top RUSH album is "A Farewell To Kings" . Becomes very difficult to write some review about RUSH next three albuns "Hemispheres", "Permanent Waves" and "Mooving Pictutes".. because they are also perfects as the first one. In the case of "Hemispheres" I can say is which this album is a natural sequence from AFTK, but not only by the continuation of "Cygnus X-1", but due the musical approach in itself ( which are very close from the previous album ) and in the case of "Cygnus X - 1 (Book Two) Hemispheres " the main difference between this two albuns is while in AFTK I can't perceive none great approximation with 2112 musical structure, in this first track this approximation is very clear at least in two points: only one track divided in 6 "sub-tracks", more use of guitar chords ( some of these in fingering mood) in the melodic construction , however... the track are full of "filigrees", one of this is the unexpected interruption in the overture melody ( exactly in 2 min 34 sec) a "break' in the execution where the "space" are fill by a single triangle ring ( simply brilliant ), another great moment is the "phased" guitar melody (starting about 9 min 29 sec and finishing in 9 min 45 sec). In track 2 "Circunstances" the great detach are Geedy' vocals and the keyboards "interlude" in the middle section of track. The Track 4 "The Trees" in my opinion is the more similar in musical construction in relation to AFTK tracks : a classical guitar introduction, a very heavy melody, a great guitar solo with a "conclusion" ( starting about 3 min 29 sec until 3 min 50 sec) where guitar and percussion duets extrapolates in all of senses. The last track " La Villa Strangiatto" is in my opinion the peak of Rush creativity, full of alternate themes and presents the band in their higher point of composition and performance. I can't forget to mention the cover of Hemispheres, a more well clear representation of the theme of first track: the 3 brains (Alex, Geedy and Neal) the "serious' man ( using a very "sober" costume) a reason symbol in counterpoint to a naked ballet dancer which represents the emotion. My Rate is obviously 5 stars !!!
maryes | 5/5 |


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