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Sean Trane
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4 stars What a wait we had to suffer, to discover part 2 of Cygnus X-1 , and we did not really get satisfied by it , even though the lenght of that sequel was so promising and the enigmatic sleeve artwork cover also.

Although most of us tried a thousand times to really get into that long suite trying to find the passion in 2112 or Xanadu. We were sort of disappointed but dared not say it , because something was not clicking the way we were hoping it would. Actually the answer came in an interview a few years ago , with Geddy Lee telling us that they felt trapped by the three words in bracket at the end of X-1. They could not make a link between the lost spaceship and the greek mythology they wanted to expand on. This explains why this last super-long suite/epic is not working out as it should. It will also be the last on of its lenght. They will not go over 12 min in following albums.

But did we ever got revenge on the second side as The Trees was the Canadians Maples yelling at the American Oaks for taking too much light , place and air . La Villa Strangiato was very atypical for Rush foraying into jazz , but we all hailed it as the masterpiece it deserved to be . Even a filler like Circumstances sound great because around that point in tiome Rush could do little that would go wrong.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |


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