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4 stars The final Rush album from the epic symphonies era.

The other 300+ reviewers has said what needs to be said so I will just add my bit. The final installment of the Cygnus opus kicks of the ball. The sound is great and the song is superb. No complaints here. The second song Circumstances is the weak track on this album. It is a throw away pop song with an almost children-rhyme feel to it.

The two final tracks is the ones who this album is remembered for. The Trees is one of the best songs about power struggles ever written. The analogy with the trees and the unions is very cleverly explained. It is also a very good melody and one of my favourite Rush songs. The same can be said about La Villa Strangiato with it's towering guitars (Thanx, Alex !!) and thundering drums and bass. An excellent track and well and truly a classic song. It has made me happy for the best part of 30 years.

I think this is a truly great Rush album and one who has got a lot of renewed interest during the last years. Hemispheres was also the end of an era. The follow up album was a song orientated album and a commercial success. Maybe Hemispheres was not, but it is still a truly great album. Give Hemispheres a chance.

4.25 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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