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    Posted: November 04 2017 at 20:59
two albums that capsulates eachother, with song charing concepts. which makes listening to both quite rewarding.

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I like both a lot but I'll vote later.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2017 at 21:56
A Farwell to Kings for me, mostly because of "Xanadu".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2017 at 23:04
Hemispheres
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Both really, they could have make an excellent double album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maryes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2017 at 06:15
Two of my favorites albums in all of times... but I vote in "A Farewell To Kings" , however, I must  say  is by a mm !!!
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A Farewell to Kings.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2017 at 09:03
Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

Hemispheres

I agree - easily.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2017 at 09:24
Too much filler on AFTK. Hemispheres for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2017 at 09:33
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Both really, they could have make an excellent double album.

A Farewell To Kings ends with "Cygnus X 1" and Hemispheres begins with "Cygnus X 1 Book II Hemispheres" so they are connected. 
I voted Hemispheres and owned them both in the late seventies. A Farewell To Kings was an album I played in my bedroom at my parents house on a used turn table I bought from a friend. By the time Hemispheres came out I got it on cassette only because I had a car by then and played it a ton while driving around. I have great memories of listening to both back in the day, they were just in a different context.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2017 at 09:36
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

A Farwell to Kings for me, mostly because of "Xanadu".
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2017 at 12:04
Oh man, Hemispheres!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2017 at 12:09
Hemispheres - my first Rush album and still one of my favorites.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2017 at 12:14
Not a huge Rush fan like many here ,but Kings edges out Hemispheres for me...though my favorites are Permanent Waves and Moving Pics...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2017 at 13:18
Hemispheres for this guy. Side A slays!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2017 at 04:25
Very tough choice. Both are in my top 5 Rush albums. I really can't choose. 

I only wish they had made more albums like these. However, the boys being who they were and are, that never would have happened. 


Edited by Jeffro - November 06 2017 at 04:26
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2017 at 04:36
A Farewell to Kings has the best Rush track ever (Xanadu), but as an album I perfre Hemispheres.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TGM: Orb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2017 at 05:14
Not very competitive. AFTK is one of the best albums Rush did and Hemispheres is just bad. Lyrically infantile and it really doesn't seem to me like there was a plan to do Cygnus X-whatever part 2 when they did the rather good first part. La Villa Strangiato is pretty good, to be fair but I think it's a very weak album.
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Hemispheres, but it's damn close!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2017 at 09:07
Both are terrific but A Farewell To Kings is my favorite Rush LP.

Man, that 5 album run from 2112 to Moving Pictures was something else!!!
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