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2112: OVERTURE/THE TEMPLES OF SYRINX

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2 stars Rush is not and have never been a single band so this release is taken with a grain of salt. Contained is the Overture from 2112 and The Temple of Syrinx. Totaling about 6:46 minutes, this was released in 1976. Got this used and have since passed it on to a true Rush maven to add to his collection. 2112 is one of the masterpieces of Rush and Hard Progressive music but ripping out these 2 songs from that album just doesn't work. 2112 is an ALBUM! This is good stuff but not needed if you have the album, which I'll bet you do! 2 stars only

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Posted Monday, May 14, 2012 | Review Permalink
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3 stars Another Rush single worth grabbing if you see it on vinyl, and on my vinyl splurge at the second hand dealer this was an irresistible find. The owner proudly produced this from behind the glass counter and the price was staggering, but for a collector it had to be part of my growing Rush menagerie. The songs are both from "2112" and perhaps heard too many times for my ears, nevertheless 'Overture' and 'The Temples of Syrinx' are definitely indispensable treasures from that album.

Over 40 years later and these songs will still retain their power to captivate thanks to an almost obsessive conceptual framework on the theme of discovery and enlightenment. Hard prog rockers Rush released in 1976 perhaps their most famous album, and this single was a nice promo to "2112". Incidentally and not coincidentally 'The Temples of Syrinx' clocks out to 2.12. Anyway, it is a collectors item but certainly better than the average when it comes to Rush vinyl singles.

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