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5 stars Rush have the distinction of being the first Prog Rock band I heard in my youth.. Now come with my on a journey back to my youth..... 14 years old.

A song that goes on for 18 minutes?? (Hemispheres).. I was astounded.. and played this track many times over on my old record player, great story I thought, brilliant musicians..

I turned the album over (which you could back in those days!!) "Circumstances" blasted out, wow!! now this is totally different to that 18 minute track, I do like this.. the keyboards mid track were good and the heavy guitars, and those drums.. Can it get any better?

Then, the intro to the next song came on (The Trees).. (I think you are starting to work out a certain pattern forming here).. Oh.. Now I do like that, ang on.. its all about Rights For Trees!! Brilliant, great humour! (yep.. great guitars, etc etc)

Then the last track (La Villa Strangiato).. acoustic guitar.. ahh.. well.. might not like this, I will stick with it.. 9 mins 30 secs later.. WOW WOW WOW! I love it, its so changeable, the rhythm, the melody, the overall track is great..

So I end up playing the whole album again.

Back to present day.. I am now 35 years old, and basically I still love it.

GET THIS!!! (If you are one of the few who havent got it)

Frippertron | 5/5 |


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