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3.11 | 35 ratings | 3 reviews | 14% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Fly by Night (3:22)
2. Best I Can (3:25)

Total Time 6:47

Line-up / Musicians

- Geddy Lee / Bass, Vocals
- Alex Lifeson / Guitars
- Neil Peart / Drums, Percussion

Releases information

Label: Mercury Records

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RUSH Fly by Night ratings distribution

(35 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

RUSH Fly by Night reviews

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Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
3 stars 'Fly By Night' is the single from the FBN album, a screechy title track with Geddy's high falsetto voice breaking glass. It is one of the best on the album and sounds great powering out of the speakers.

'Best I Can' is a strong rocking song also from the album that was an improvement from the debut. Both of these tracks typify the earlier sound of Rush, the power trio that stored the world. Of course this single is only a taster but there was still a lot more left in the tank before Rush would break outside of Canada to becoming one of the greatest rock bands of the world.

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3 stars Rush's sophomore effort, Fly by Night, is a slight improvement over their debut. Don't get me wrong: both albums are very solid and certainly above average, but neither one quite matches the sophistication and greatness of their late 70s/early 80s output. Fly By Night is still in the same Zeppeli ... (read more)

Report this review (#996818) | Posted by Deckiller | Friday, July 12, 2013 | Review Permanlink

2 stars While much better and indeed proggier than their debut album, and also sporting a way coooler cover, FLY BY NIGHT is still not up to the later efforts of Geddy and the boys. These 2 songs Fly by Night and Best I can, show the good and the not too good of Rush. Fly By Night has become a standard of R ... (read more)

Report this review (#753251) | Posted by mohaveman | Monday, May 14, 2012 | Review Permanlink

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