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WORKING MAN (A TRIBUTE TO RUSH)

Various Artists (Tributes)

 

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3.16 | 29 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars This was my first TRIBUTE album that I got in the year if it's release!I was really curious from the beginning to discover how it sounds the famous songs of the Canadiaan trio performed by top class musicians!I always sayed thet Geddy Lee with his annoying voice is the only weak- but major minus-of the sensational RUSH band!And I was really happy to discover that sometimes the cover sound better then the original!MAGNA CARTA and their bosses MORTICELLI and VARNEY had the idea to start a sensational serie of tribute albums,mainly performed by the labe's artists and not only!This WORKING MEN is ,maybee the best of them,together with the ELP tribute!It's very well done,the songs are well choosed and the performances are stellar!The best track is NATURAL SCIENCE because Devin Townsend 's voice literally humiliates Lee's hilarious vocal organ!In fact,in the beginning,if I think well,Lee was completelly out of the vocal chapter in Rush,fortunatelly he was and still is an awesome bass player!In my humble opinion,.being a RUSH fan since the superbe 2112 album,I think that Lee's voice became mature and better trained on the PERMANENT WAVES album,tha's what I think!And,with the age GEDDY LEE'S voice became more mature and accessible!This tribute album is,in fact,the perfect oportunity to see how good sound major RUSH songs performed by real great vocalists!Other excellent idea fact about this album is the bunch of sensational guitar players,ther are really fabulous and the solos are atomic!Just check the list of them and you'll be shocked-ROMEO,MURPHY,PETRUCCI,LYNCHCOENEN,but the other instrumentists are top class!The famous instrumentals YYZ and LA VILLA STRANGIATO are at least as good as the originall,really magnificent!!!Overall a very good TRIBUTE album,and I repeat,some tracks sound better than original!DIXIT! 4 STARS for an excellent tribute album to the masters of prog rock!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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