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5 stars The album that put Rush on the map! This is truly one of the great prog albums, more underrated on this site than expected.

The title track is perfect. It just is. From the beginning Overture, through the Majestic finally, it tells one of the greatest stories in prog. All of the sections are great and really do play out like a play. The lyrics tell the story well, even if Ayn Rand isn't my favorite writer. Side 2 isn't bad either. Bangkok is actually a really good rocker (about a funny little oriental plant!) and the Twilight Zone describes episodes from one of The Twilight Zone. It always reminds me of watching the marathon with my dad over New Years, its one of his favorite shows. Lessons"s unquestionable highlight is Alex's solo, one of his best from the early period. Tears took me a while to get. Only lately have I realized that it is actually kinda nice. Finally, Something for Nothing. A very good rocker. The middle part is the best, but the rest of the song is still strong.

As with most of Rush's releases, this one is gold. 4.5/5

MattGuitat | 5/5 |


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