8 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This album is Mastered for iTunes. This Canadian trio's self-titled debut proved the band was adept at the heavy blues-rock of the era, but it was with its second album, 1975's Fly By Night, that Rush established its signature sound: a mix of studio wizardry and athletic musicianship coupled with a desire to break past conventional songforms. Mostly, this was the result of new drummer Neil Peart, whose inquisitive lyrics and extra polyrhythmic emphasis would make them arena-rock superstars before decade's end. Peart's unusual sensibility can be heard in the nearly nine-minute epic "By-Tor and the Snow Dog," the extra flicker driving "Anthem" and the graceful, jazzy touches of "Making Memories." Singer Geddy Lee pushes his voice to the upper reaches of his range. "Beneath, Between and Behind" sounds like a drag race between drummer, guitarist and singer to see who can twist and turn with greater dexterity. One part hard rock, two parts progressive ambition, and the band was off in a prolific and singular direction.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This album is Mastered for iTunes. This Canadian trio's self-titled debut proved the band was adept at the heavy blues-rock of the era, but it was with its second album, 1975's Fly By Night, that Rush established its signature sound: a mix of studio wizardry and athletic musicianship coupled with a desire to break past conventional songforms. Mostly, this was the result of new drummer Neil Peart, whose inquisitive lyrics and extra polyrhythmic emphasis would make them arena-rock superstars before decade's end. Peart's unusual sensibility can be heard in the nearly nine-minute epic "By-Tor and the Snow Dog," the extra flicker driving "Anthem" and the graceful, jazzy touches of "Making Memories." Singer Geddy Lee pushes his voice to the upper reaches of his range. "Beneath, Between and Behind" sounds like a drag race between drummer, guitarist and singer to see who can twist and turn with greater dexterity. One part hard rock, two parts progressive ambition, and the band was off in a prolific and singular direction.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
55 Ratings
55 Ratings
MetalFan227 ,

First Neil Peart Album!

While Rush's first album was great, with this album Rush started to evolve into the prog rock superstars they are today. Some highlights are "Anthem", "By-Tor and the Snow Dog," the title track and "Making Memories".

why is good music hard to find ,

LOVE RUSH

Rush is the best and i hope other people love them as much as i do :)

Bent11 ,

"Remastered????"

Half the songs on this "remastered" version are live songs. Where are the original studio songs I want to hear? If I wanted to listen to All The Worlds A Stage I would listen to that!

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