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Rush - Caress Of Steel CD (album) cover




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3.54 | 1170 ratings

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2 stars Caress of Copper...

After hints of more progressive works on their previous outing Rush decided to embark on not one, but two epic suites on this album.

The Good: It pretty much goes without saying that the classic Bastille Day is the most recognised, and probably the best track on the album, but there are some other gems waiting to be discovered...

Although it doesn't quite justify its length, The Fountain of Lamneth is one of Rush's best early compositions and the signature drum solo alone makes it worth the listen. Its shorter brother, The Necromancer, does take a while to get going but is equally good with some excellent guitar work from Lifeson. Finally, the nostalgic Lakeside Park brings a really nice change of pace to the album and is a personal favourite of mine.

The Bad: A printing error led to the "steel" silver cover art being released as "puke" yellow. The spoken narratives by Terry Brown sounds like an underwater answer machine. And I Think I'm Going Bald is one of the worst songs I have ever heard.

The Verdict: Overly ambitious but full of potential.

Starhammer | 2/5 |


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