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Poll Question: Which one is better?
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    Posted: November 15 2007 at 11:24
Which one of this two epics from Rush's "A Farewell To Kings" album is better in your opinion?
I vote on the latter one. Cygnus rocks! Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 11:29
"Xanadu" rules! Heart It's probably my favourite Rush track of all, and I have loved it since the time I first heard it, some 25 years ago. It also helps that I love the lyrics - a very ironic twist on S.T. Coleridge's "Kubla Khan".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 11:39

Xanadu all the way!  Great track.  I especially love the 5 minute instrumental opening.  Peart's percussion work on that song is some of his best work ever.  I also love the synth work and the lyrics.  Thumbs%20Up

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 11:48
Xa - na - du!  Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 11:56
I voted Xanadu.  What a great song!  I also like Cygnus x-1 but I think Xanadu is stronger.  Now if you'd said Cygnus x-1, book 2 I may have had to think about it more.  Its funny because I was just listening to AFTK last night and I hadn't listened to it in a long time.
 
Shoot! Now I've got "on my ship the Racinate" stuck in my head as an ear worm. How often do you think that happens?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 12:05
Cynus X-1 is an awesome track. But Xanadu is my all-time favourite track
So I vote for XA-NA-DEW
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 12:37
Xanadu for now, can change on a whim.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 15:01
No doubt about it Xanadu !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 15:50
I've always been a headbanger at heart, so Cygnus takes my vote... if only by a hair! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 15:55
Through the void...


to be destroyed...


or is there something more?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 15:55
I just happened to be listening to Xanadu on the Replay concert CD.  A close call since I love both songs, but I think that Xanadu is probably my favorite between the two.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 20:56
Xanadu by a hair.... a very thin hair
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 23:31
Xanadu!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 23:36
Cygnus X-1 because it appeals to my heavier side,but it's still hard to pick because Xanadu is an excellent track.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2007 at 01:57
They're both great songs, but Xanadu wins out because it's more melodic.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2007 at 03:57
Their best and their second-best work... Hence, Xanadu.
 
(I used to consider The Weapon their second best, but Cygnus X-1 has come over... perhaps it will take the final cake one day)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2007 at 12:37
...Another tough one..  AFTK is one of my fave Rush albums and i love almost every moment of it... i'll go with Xanadu though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2007 at 12:38
Xanadu, but they're both brilliant!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2007 at 13:08
cygnus for me!Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2007 at 16:43
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