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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

RUSH (ABO #052)


Rush is a Canadian rock band originally formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario; presently comprised of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. The band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving their definitive form when Neil Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first U.S. tour.
Since the release of the band's self-titled debut album in March 1974, Rush has become known for the instrumental skills of its members, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and libertarian philosophy, as well as addressing humanitarian, social, emotional, and environmental concerns.
Musically, Rush's style has evolved over the years, beginning in the vein of blues-inspired heavy metal on their first album, then encompassing hard rock, progressive rock, a period dominated by synthesizers and, more recently, modern rock.
Rush has won a number of Juno Awards, and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994. Over the course of their careers, the individual members of Rush have been acknowledged as being some of the most proficient players on their respective instruments, with each band member winning several awards in magazine readers' polls. As a group, Rush possesses 24 gold records and 14 platinum (3 multi-platinum) records. These statistics place Rush fifth behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Kiss and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold and platinum albums by a rock band. Rush also ranks 78th in U.S. album sales according to the RIAA with sales of 25 million units. Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, as of 2004 several industry sources estimated Rush's total worldwide album sales at over 40 million units.
(source: Wikipedia)
All that says how hard it was for me to select the 45 songs of this anthology. I've deliberately chosen to focus on Rush studio works. All the songs come from remastered editions of the original cd's at 320 kbps. Enjoy!

1. Find My Way 5:07
2. In The Mood 3:37
3. Anthem 4:16
4. By-Tor & The Snow Dog 8:40
5. Bastille Day 4:40

6. 2112 (extract) 6:54
7. A Passage To Bangkok 3:35
8. Something For Nothing 3:58
9. Closer To The Heart 2:55

10. Cinderella Man 4:22
11. Cygnus X-1 10:22
12. Circumstances 3:45
13. The Trees 4:22
14. La Villa Strangiato 9:35

1.The Spirit Of Radio 4:59
2. Freewill 5:24
3. Jacob's Ladder 7:29
4. Tom Sawyer 4:34

5. YYZ 4:26
6. Limelight 4:20
7. Subdivisions 5:35
8. The Analog Kid 4:48
9. Distant Early Warning 4:57
10. Red Sector A 5:12
11. Manhattan Project 5:08

12. Marathon 6:10
13. Mystic Rhythms 5:54
14. Time Stands Still 5:09
15. Open Secrets 5:38

1. Lock And Key 5:10
2. Turn The Page 4:55
3. Show Don't Tell 5:01
4. The Pass 4:51
5. Dreamline 4:37

6. Roll The Bones 5:30
7. Animate 6:06
8. Everyday Glory 5:11
9. Half The World 3:43
10. Time And Motion 5:01
11. Secret Touch 6:35
12. Out Of The Cradle 5:03
13. Heart Full Of Soul 2:53
14. Workin' Them Angels 4:47

15. Good News First 4:52
16. Hope 2:02

1 - Moving Pictures (1981)
2 - Permanent Waves (1980)
3 - Hold Your Fire (1987)

1 - Test For Echo (1996)
2 - Vapor Trails (2002)
3 - Signals (1982)


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Ayah Gagöhn said...

Ah la vache le salaud, il a pas mis Hemispheres dans son top 3 !

S.F.P. said...
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S.F.P. said...

Je sais que ça ferait grincer quelques dents chez les fans de Rush mais voici mon classement global :

01 - Moving Pictures
02 - Permanent Waves
03 - Hold Your Fire
04 - Hemispheres
05 - Power Windows
06 - A Farewell To Kings
07 - Rush
08 - 2112
09 - Carress Of Steel
10 - Fly By Night
11 - Roll The Bones
12 - Grace Under Pressure
13 - Counterparts
14 - Presto
15 - Snakes And Arrows
16 - Test For Echo
17 - Vaport Trails
18 - Signals

J'ai volontairement laissé de côté le EP de reprises "Feedback" et les lives.