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Rush - A Farewell To Kings (1977/2015) [HDTracks]

21-08-2015, 09:35
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Rush - A Farewell To Kings (1977/2015) [HDTracks]

Artist: Rush
Title Of Album: A Farewell To Kings
Year Of Release: 2015 (1977)
Label: Mercury Records
Country: Canada
Genre: Progressive Rock, Hard Rock
Quality: FLAC (tracks, front)
Bitrate: Lossless [24 Bit/96 kHz]
Time: 37:29
Full Size: 764 GB

A Farewell to Kings is the fifth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush. It was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales, and mixed at Advision Studios in London. A Farewell to Kings would become Rush's first US gold-selling album, receiving the certification within two months of its release, and was eventually certified platinum.

Reviewed by Greg Prato:
On 1977's A Farewell to Kings it quickly becomes apparent that Rush had improved their songwriting and strengthened their focus and musical approach. Synthesizers also mark their first prominent appearance on a Rush album, a direction the band would continue to pursue on future releases. With the popular hit single "Closer to the Heart," the trio showed that they could compose concise and traditionally structured songs, while the 11-minute "Xanadu" remains an outstanding accomplishment all these years later (superb musicianship merged with vivid lyrics help create one of Rush's best all-time tracks). The album-opening title track begins with a tasty classical guitar/synth passage, before erupting into a powerful rocker. The underrated "Madrigal" proves to be a delicately beautiful composition, while "Cinderella Man" is one of Rush's few songs to include lyrics penned entirely by Geddy Lee. The ten-minute tale of a dangerous black hole, "Cygnus X-1," closes the album on an unpredictable note, slightly comparable to the two bizarre extended songs on 1975's Caress of Steel. A Farewell to Kings successfully built on the promise of their breakthrough 2112, and helped broaden their audience.

01. A Farewell To Kings
02. Xanadu
03. Closer To The Heart
04. Cinderella Man
05. Madrigal
06. Cygnus X-1 (Book I: The Voyage)

Geddy Lee - vocals, bass and twelve-string guitar, Mini Moog, bass pedal synthesizers
Alex Lifeson - electric and acoustic six- and twelve-string guitars, classical guitar, bass pedal synthesizers
Neil Peart - drums, orchestra bells, wind chimes, bell tree, vibraslap, triangle, tubular bells, temple blocks
Terry Brown - spoken intro on "Cygnus X-1"

Album Released: September 1, 1977

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kwork   User offline   21 May 2015 22:58

My favorite Rush album. Thank you very much for this 2015 edition.

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