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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars One of the most interesting and satisfying albums Rush ever done. It used to be one of my favorites in the 80´s and still is. Their previous efford, Signals, was a bit of disappointment to me at the time (although that album still had some pretty good stuff, it was a let down after the brilliant Moving Pictures). grace Under Pressure was a big return to form: they play harder, darker and stronger than most of their releases in the early 80´s. Ok, it is different, but the band always meant to experiment, not to record the same thing over and over again. Rush took risks all the time. Sometimes they succeed (like in Farewell to Kings) sometimes they falied (Hemispheres - with apologies to those progheads who like the album). But never released any crap. Like it or not you have to admit those guys were good and very especial.

Grace Under Pressure was melodic, dark, powerful and bold. the term progressive is very well suited for this work. One of the few Rush albums I hear all the way through without skipping one single track. I think a lot of people missed the point with this CD at the time (some still do). Still I find GUP to be one of their classic stuff. Highly recommended for any prog lover!

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |


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