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Rush - A Farewell to Kings

Between 1976 and 1981 Rush released what were arguably their finest recordings. Starting with "2112" and ending with "Moving Pictures", Rush released music that was quite simply untouchable. The quality of the musicianship has to be heard to be believed and it was quite obvious that the group were giving everything in an attempt to create something special. Choosing the best of these albums is a hard task, but I choose "A Farewell To Kings". Intricate solos and amazing inventiveness that sound as fresh as ever 25 years on. The album starts off with the beautifully crafted title track, that shows what an underrated guitar talent Alex Lifeson is. Beginning with classical guitar, then progressing into a solid piece of trademark Rush, complete with thumping, Geddy Lee intricate bass lines and precision percussion from Neil Peart which is perfectly intertwined with the virtuoso guitar work. "Closer To The Heart" is classic song, that is still a mainstay of the live show, with a beautifully phrased classical guitar intro, that bursts into an intelligent anthem, which is both excellent and timeless. The musicianship and unit solidarity was in full flow on this epic masterpiece of an album.

Added by sickthings
10 years ago on 29 October 2008 14:09