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Michael Coia
3 stars NOTE: I am reviewing this album SOLELY on its musical value, NOT on basis of new material. I might as well do these seperately because there is no overall flow to the songs.

1.Summertime Blues-4/10-I did not like this song in the first place, I admit I like Rush's version better, only because I believe they are more musically talented.

2.Heart Full Of Soul-7/10-Not a huge Yardbirds fan, but I Rush is able to bring something more to the table with this song than the Yardbirds could. Rush was able to bring out a better mood to the song.

3.For What It's Worth-5/10-This version does not compare to the original, not that I'm a big CSN fan or anything, but the vocals have no expression, the redeeming part is the layered guitars.

4.The Seeker-6/10-This might've been a good rendition-if it weren't for the symbal crashes on what seems to be every beat. The Who just do it better.

5.Mr. Soul-8/10-This is my favorite cover on the album, I haven't heard in a while so I can't compare, but the quality and rhythm of the song makes me like this best.

6.Seven And Seven Is-5/10-This was not the best cover for Rush to choose, it is a good song, but Rush's version seems blurred, the vocals are the only thing i can pick out of this mess.

7.Shapes Of Things-5/10-Again with the Yardbirds.... They start off more modern and clear, but for the guitar solo Liefson uses fuzz distortion-just like the Yardbirds.... My friend played me another version by Jeff Beck solo- it was better than either - oh man he is a great guitarist - so innovative.....

8.Crossroads-8/10-Crossroads is actually a Cream song, but I'm glad they gave the credit to Robert Johnson; Creadm wrote their song from his "Crossroads Blues". Even though I gave this an 8, I don't like it over the original(s). The reason I like this song is because of the great musicianship of Rush: The slap bass, I think, was a great touch; The solo with the wah pedal is awesome, and there was some good drumming by Neil Peart to keep tempo.

LAST WORDS: Although this is NOT prog music at its best -if it's prog at all- If you're looking for a new spin on some old tunes, look into borrowing this one from a friend =P...

Michael Coia | 3/5 |


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