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3 stars Not Quite. The songs Anthem and By-tor & the Snowdog are great tracks, I love Lifeson's brilliant guitar work of both these tracks. I think for a three piece without a keyboardist its pretty amazing what they achieved with By-tor. The songs Fly by Night and Making Memories hint to their future but still a lot of work is needed in the songwriting department. The band is sounding tight and polished indicating what they are capable of as musicians, Geddy's voice is either comic or brilliant depending what side of the fence you are on with his voice. The problem is the rest of the songs are basically Sabbath and Zep influenced hard rock, but not the experimental way Sabbath and Zep could be, the tracks are generally feel good but also pretty forgettable, with the obligatory acoustic tune. This album is a good document for fans hearing where Rush's music devloped but will be of little interest to others, I only got this CD because I was entitled to a free one at the music store and I picked this one because I liked the sleeve! Really just displaying their potential, for fans of Rush and hard rock, or if you want to hear Anthem and By-tor & the Snowdog, and supurb musicianship. Songwriting still need to develop. Not bad,but Rush would do a lot better.
Cheesecakemouse | 3/5 |


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