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#1 Saint NIck

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 03:06 PM

I've been listening to Hold Your Fire a whole lot lately; just about all the songs I consider ABSOLUTE TREMENDOUS MASTERPIECES including Tai Shan. I know a lot of Y'all are gonna bash me for it, but I think this 'China' song is beautiful.

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#2 PermanentMovingSignals

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 03:16 PM

It's a great album, but I don't like Tai Shan.

Mission, Turn The Page, Time Stand Still, and Force Ten are fantastic songs. The other songs are good as well, but they should have put an instrumental on the album instead of Tai Shan.

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 03:43 PM

The album is great until it gets to the screeching halt that is Tai Shan. High Water suffers a bit having to follow it bit it's still a solid song.

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 03:46 PM

I don't think anyone's gonna give you shit for liking the record here. this is really the only place in the world where you can talk to actual humans who like HYF

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 05:14 PM

Tai Shan is fine.

High Water on the other hand...

But yeah most of the album is good at worst. Not a bad record by any means.

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 07:03 PM

ok

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 07:15 PM

:heart:  High Water :heart:



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 04:29 AM

It's a masterpiece from start to finish.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:09 AM

Hold Your Fire is the last Rush album in which I think every tune on it is worthy of being there. Yes, even Tai Shan and High Water. Especially High Water. Tai Shan is the weakest song on there by far but it’s far from being bad to my ears.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 12:02 PM

The only Rush album that has two songs that i never listen to...Tai Shan and High Water

Side 1 is great!! :)

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:35 PM

I've come to appreciate it more now than I did 20 years ago. A solid 3 star disc (out of 5). Wish "Turn the Page" had returned to the set list as I'd always wanted to hear that live.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 05:43 PM

I love HYF. However I think the Guys At Work messed up the track order. They HAD, HAD, HAD to start the album with Tai Shan. Followed by Second nature.

Other than that it’s brilliant. I do love it though.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 05:55 PM

Just revisited A Show of Hands, after a long break from it. Absolutely shows what a great album  HYF was.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 06:25 PM

View Postbathory, on 17 September 2018 - 03:46 PM, said:

I don't think anyone's gonna give you shit for liking the record here. this is really the only place in the world where you can talk to actual humans who like HYF

http://forums.steveh...ur-fire.686321/

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 06:27 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 September 2018 - 04:29 AM, said:

It's a masterpiece from start to finish.

Or at least close to one as most Rush albums are.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:11 AM

Always liked HYF and I have no problem with Tai Shan.Not keen on Lock and Key,too poppy.High Water is passable,just.Alex said in a guitar mag a few years later that it felt stodgy soundwise and I agree with him after the gloriously atmospheric Power Windows

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:14 AM

To me it's the last album truly worthy of the Rush brand, however, the rot had started to set it.

Force Ten is embarrassing, and the last two tracks are abysmal.....apart from that it's a damn fine collectionof songs.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 10:12 AM

Prime Mover and Lock and Key are also killer songs!!!

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 01:45 PM

My ranking of the album:

Lock And Key
Time Stand Still
Force Ten
Second Nature
Turn The Page
Open Secrets
Mission
High Water
Prime Mover
Tai Shan

Still an amazing album tbh, not a bad track on here but Tai Shan and Prime Mover are a D for me, oof.

Edited by Permanent-Rush, 19 September 2018 - 01:45 PM.


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 02:10 PM

They should have changed their whole attitude done a thrash metal album and called it Don't Hold Your Fire f***ing OPEN FIRE!

Edited by treeduck, 19 September 2018 - 02:11 PM.






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