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2.37 | 24 ratings | 2 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1977

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Fly By Night
2. Making Memories
3. Bastille Day
4. Something For Nothing
5. Lakeside Park
6. Anthem
7. Overture / Temples of Syrinx
8. The Twilight Zone
9. Best I Can
10. Bacchus Plateau
11. In The End

Line-up / Musicians

- Alex Lifeson / guitar
- Geddy Lee / bass & vocals
- Neil Peart / drums

Releases information

LP, Mercury, MK-32, 1977

First album release to feature cut versions of 2112 and The Fountain of Lamneth.

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RUSH Everything Your Listeners Wanted To Hear By Rush... But Were Afraid To Play ratings distribution

(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(17%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (21%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

RUSH Everything Your Listeners Wanted To Hear By Rush... But Were Afraid To Play reviews

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Review by Conor Fynes
1 stars 'Everything Your Listeners...' - Rush (Compilation)

The answer is: a bland collector's item. If you make a living off of collecting rare Prog releases simply for the sake of 'owning' them and having the satisfaction of having something that not many people have, then look out for this. However, it's not in massive stock, so it'll probably be worth a good bit more than a regular Rush CD. The question is however, why the hell would anyone buy this save to decorate their mantlepiece? This is a compilation of tracks from the first three albums ('Fly By Night,' 'Caress Of Steel,' and '2112') and it isn't even that great of a compilation to begin with. For starters, I definately wouldn't try to earn new fans by playing them a mediocre track like 'Best I Can.' And the fact that epics are diced up here is irritating, although the selections from the epics they use are pretty good.

I can't even say this is a fan's item, because if you're a fan, it would be so much better to simply buy the three actual albums. You get much more music, and get to experience the albums as a whole. This could technically be a 'Collectors Only' item (which is characterized as being a two star rating, technically) but as a collector, why not buy something that's worth listening to? And even if you're a collector who doesn't open the wrapping, and just likes to 'look' at them, what's there really to look at? There isn't even any album art!

There's really no point in buying this unless you really live, breathe, and bleed Rush. Otherwise, this is something that should be steered away from.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Pretty much the same as "Rush Though Time", with out Closer to The Heart, because it was the big single at the time. Just released as a promo to radio stations to promote other radio palatable songs. Good luck on finding one! ... (read more)

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