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Rush - A Farewell To Kings CD (album) cover




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4.32 | 2028 ratings

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5 stars AH Rush one of my all time favorite 70s prog bands not to mention this is one of my favorite Rush albums. i must admit 2112 was a big takeoff for the career of Rush but A Farewell to Kings really stepped them up into prog stardom. Plus its the first where Geddy Lee does Synths COOL!!!!! anyway well first i will admit i am a big fan of Hard Rock and this is where Rush really took off combining prog and hard rock into one big rock----well you know. Anyway this starts off with well A FAREWELL TO KINGS which isn't very proggy but a nice medium tempo hard rock song with a very great solo by Lifeson. Then comes the first epic of the album with 11 minutes of great progressive melodic madness of XANADU one of my favorite Rush songs with awesome synth parts as well as a great guitar solo as Lifeson put some aweomse feeling into this solo. Then comes a very ballady i guess you can but a big hit for Rush CLOSER TO THE HEART dispite its length it really is a great track and the solo is just freaking awesome. then comes CINDERELLA MAN which is just another great Rush with cool bass, great drums, and i love the panning with Lifeson's Solo, Madrigal is okay its nothing more but a Geddy Lee inspired mellow song. BUT THEN COMES THE DARKNESS OF RUSH with CYGNUS X-1 as you get some spacy inspired PEART LYRICS along with a funky bass intro and just pure darkness of Rush surprised me how dark this song is but hey sometimes Rush will surprise. So either way this album is great a must have for Rush fans as Geddy Lee does well with his Funky bass licks high pitched singing and screaming for that matter, and somewhat cheesy but oh so catchy synth soloing, Alex Lifeson once again shows us why he is so admired by young guitar players as he shows off his aggresive but some what emotional side with his soloing, and Neil Peart cheez what hasn't been said about him one of my most inspirational idols as a drummer i totaly respect him and well i don't think i've ever heard a bad Peart performance as he definitely shines in this album especially in XANADU. So for all Rush fans definitely an album worth a price of 9.99 5 STARS.
Progdrummer05 | 5/5 |


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