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4 stars Begin the day with a friendly voice ..!

Yeah, what a memorable lyrical part the opening track of this album sounds! I think for those of you who were there when this album was released would definitely connect with the past when this album is spun or you hear the opening track. But last weekend, it was not a good thing happened to me and some classic rockers in my country as the only classic rock radio which has been around us for the last ten years has now completely died. That was the formal news I read in Koran Tempo newspaper where the journalist put the above heading (taken from Rush "Spirit of The Radio") to start his article. Yes, for years already the station quite often start the day with this song to energize the listeners with an energetic and dynamic song composed and performed by RUSH. Spirit of The Radio has been a "national" hit in my country in early eighties altogether with "Tom Sawyer" from Moving Picture album. That news have triggered me to spin the CD for the sake of great memory and a token for the dead of classic rock radio. Luckily, there is a new radio coming out: "Jakarta Alternative Station" that focuses on classic prog and rock . So.. the spirit carries on .

This album of Rush is truly solid in composition and energetic in spirit even with the track that starts mellow like "Jacob's Ladder". My all-time favorite track from this album is "Natural Science". I especially like the hard-edge guitar work and riffs combined with dazzling drums. The changing styles also what makes this track an attractive one.

Recommended album - an excellent addition to any prog music collection. It's a pity if there is someone who loves prog but doe not have this album. Keep on proggin'..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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