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3.76 | 858 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Not since "Signals" have I heard such a good RUSH record. As the title and cover art (Hugh Syme) suggests, this has the theme of "relationships" throughout it. Peter Collins produced this one and he also produced "Hold Your Fire" and "Power Windows". Alex is all over this one, seemingly overjoyed at his new found freedom.They thank PRIMUS and Eric Johnson as well as Peter Zezel and The LEAFS !! And Mark Langston & The Angels. They have to get the Baseball and Hockey thankyous in don't they.

"Animate" is an uptempo tune and check out the rhythm section ! This is one of my favourites on this album." Stick It Out" is on the heavier side. Nice bass."Cut To The Chase" features a guitar solo from Alex that doesn't sound like anything he's done in the past. "Nobody's Hero" has strummed guitar and meaningful lyrics.There is some orchestration on this one. I love the line "I felt a shadow cross my heart" when dealing with death. Can't help but think of Neil though.

"Between Sun & Moon" is a catchy song with great vocals. I remember at one of their concerts Geddy dedicating this song to the memory of John Entwhistle who at the time had just passed away. "Alien Shore" has such an incredible instrumental section before 4 minutes in. "The Speed Of Love" has some cool sounding drumming 3 minutes in. "Double Agent" is the best song as far as I am concerned. Amazing lyrics and great bass. "Leave That Thing Alone" is one of my top 3 on this record. An instrumental that was nominated for a Grammy in 1995. This song makes me feel so good. "Cold Fire" is all about the lyrics. "Everyday Glory" is an uplifting song.

This is the first 4 star rating I have given a RUSH record since "Signals". Highly recommended.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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