70's track knockout: A Farewell to Kings or The Trees?
Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:07 PM
I memorized, and worked on interpretations constantly.
I liked Farewell immediately, but it never contended for the top spot.
So it's interesting, so many years removed, that I find myself voting for Farewell.
I need to go listen to both and see if I really think what I think I think, because my vote surprises me.
I'll edit this in a few minutes with an update, because I know everyone will be waiting desperately for my final conclusion.
Okay, should have just known myself like I knew I did, because on relisten The Trees is still my favorite. I think it's that emotional connection that remains strong even after all these years. Something Farewell can never have. Trees holds too much meaning for me I guess.
Edited by Mosher, 09 February 2017 - 06:20 PM.
Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:42 PM
Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:48 PM
That was my take when I just relistened. The Trees felt like a carefully constructed composition where every element fits as intended, and Farewell seems like different compositions pushed together. Both quite good, but not necessarily connected.
Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:50 PM
Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:44 PM
Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:57 PM
Pure RUSH spirit, as much as The Spirit Of Radio!
But I really like A Farewell To Kings also!
Edited by Verena, 09 February 2017 - 09:59 PM.
Posted 10 February 2017 - 05:15 AM
Not the only one, nope.
I do love The Trees...but if I had to pick a least favorite song on Hemispheres, it is that one (again, not to say I don't like it; not at all. Look at the other songs on that record with which it shares company!).
A Farewell to Kings is often the album that I go to when I haven't been listening to Rush for some length of time (as sometimes I do go a month, or even two)...and the title track being the first one, it's like an ice-breaker when I'm starting on a Rush binge, after some time away. Just absolutely killer- I love it, love it, love it.
Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:15 AM
Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:17 AM
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