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5 stars every time i hear this album (actually, every rush album) im left overwhelmed. this magical trio is just so virtousic and artistic!!! this album is, in my opinion their masterpiece. it consists of only 4 songs but what songs!!! side a of the album consists of the mini epic tale of cygnus and tells of the ever going battle between the heart and the mind ever since the dawning of man. the lyrics are great and the music is so powerful and unique, hard and soft. the members are doing such a tremendous work. geddy's bass guitar is so powerful and dominant, alex lifeson is one of prog rock best guitarists and no words can describe the true genious of drummer neil peart. its amazing how can only 3 musicians create such a rich and full music. on to the next side of the album, we have 3 great songs: 1. circumstances - a great steady hard rocker with great bass work - not very proggish but still great. 2. the trees - one of my favourite all time songs. great acoustic guitar opening and it just gets better and better. thank god for neil pearts lyrics in this song. 3. la villa strangiato - best rush piece and the greatest definition of prog rock!!! everything is inside this track - quiet and mysterious spanish guitar opening, hard rock, jazz fusion, amazing classic solos and everything a music lover can hope for. its so rare to find a studio recording in which you can actually hear that the band is having a great fun in the recording and that the only thing that guides them is their true passion for music. THIS IS IT!!!


and while you are at the store do yourselves a favour and get the best live album of all times - EXIT... STAGE LEFT

progron | 5/5 |


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