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Poll: What do you think is the best song from this album? (1167 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think is the best song from this album?

  1. Bastille Day (347 votes [29.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.61%

  2. I Think I'm Going Bald (34 votes [2.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.90%

  3. Lakeside Park (154 votes [13.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.14%

  4. The Necromancer (270 votes [23.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.04%

  5. The Fountain of Lamenth (367 votes [31.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.31%

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#121 Mark Stewart

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 03:13 PM

I think im going bald. Am i, headbanging days are over. No seriously thats the track i love. This was my first experience of the amazing RUSH, when i bought archives on tape 2.gif  

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 12:34 PM

I'm going with Bastille Day, but if The Fountain of Lamneth were divided into all the parts I might say No One at the Bridge

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 04:04 PM

The Necromancer

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 10:28 PM

Lamneth.... just awesome!

Edited by Prime Mover and Shaker, 09 May 2006 - 10:29 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 02:44 PM

The Necromancer kicks all manner of ass! 1022.gif

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 06:46 AM

Bastille Day

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 12:54 PM

Is Bastille progressive? I'm still trying to find a progressive song from Rush

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 01:05 PM

The Necromancer rulz !  especially the live version on MiTa`s site !   1022.gif  

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE (Asian Rush Fan @ May 17 2006, 10:54 AM)
Is Bastille progressive? I'm still trying to find a progressive song from Rush

"2112", "Cygnus X-1", "Hemispheres", "The Necromancer", "By-Tor and the Snow Dog", "Xanadu", "La Villa Strangiato", "Jacob's Ladder", "Natural Science"...

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 10:29 PM

I would say the necromancer, but I hate that stupid voice....

...so Fountain gets my vote...very underrated

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 01:44 PM

Lakeside Park for LSM

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 11:44 PM

Bastille Day  beathorse.gif  

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 11:27 PM

The Fountain of Lamneth never fails to amaze me.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 02:28 AM

Bastille Day, for so many memories

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:31 AM

I love the necromancer.
Such an amazing song.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 01:26 PM

[I. Into the Darkness]

'As grey traces of dawn tinge the eastern sky,
the three travelers, men of Willowdale,
emerge from the forest shadow.
Fording the River Dawn, they turn south, journeying
into the dark and forbidding lands of the Necromancer
Even now the intensity of his dread power can be felt,
weakening the body and saddening the heart
Ultimately they will become empty, mindless spectres...
stripped of will and soul, only
their thirst for freedom gives them hunger for vengeance...'

Silence shrouds the forest
As the birds announce the dawn
Three trav'llers ford the river
And southward journey on
The road is lined with peril
The air is charged with fear
The shadow of his nearness
Weighs like iron tears

[II. Under the Shadow]

'Shreds of black cloud loom in overcast skies.
The Necromancer keeps watch with his magic prism eyes.
He views all his lands and is already aware of the three helpless invaders
trapped in his lair...'

Brooding in the tower
Watching o'er his land
Holding ev'ry creature
Helplessly they stand
Gaze into his prisms
Knowing they are near
Lead them to the dungeons
Spectres numb with fear
They bow defeated

[III. Return Of the Prince]

'Enter the Champion
Prince By-Tor appears to battle for freedom from chains of long years
The spell has been broken...the Dark Lands are bright.
The Wraith of the Necromancer soars
away in the night.'

Stealthily attacking
By-Tor slays his foe
The men are free to run now
From labyrinths below
The Wraith of Necromancer
Shadows through the sky
Another land to darken
With evil prism eye

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 03:22 PM

Just bought it today at Best Buy and I think it's a good album...  On my 3rd time listening to it (at ITIGB now)  and I'll weigh each song against each other...

Bastille Day: Rocker. Awesome.  How many bands can rock out to the French Revolution??

I Think I'm Going Bald: Silly, but still a good song.  I showed this to my dad (who's showing signs of male-pattern baldness tongue.gif) and he laughed.

Lakeside Park: I really like the atmosphere of this song. It's a good one to kinda chill out to.

The Necromancer: I think the voice-over thing really ruined the atmosphere. I think it would've been a lot more emotional if it wasn't for that dang voice.  Minus that, it's a good song.

The Fountain of Lamneth: Not their best 20-minuter, but it's quite good. If any other band did this I'd be like "Holy crap!!"  I really like how it portrays growing older and what-not.

In conclusion: The race is close between Bastille Day and The Fountain of Lamneth. I'm going to give the rest of the album one more listen before I decide.

#138 Asian Rush Fan

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 03:33 PM

I think that Caress was their only real Progressive Rock Album. 2112 was a rocking album with complex time signature, but Passage and so on were your hard, complex rock tunes Rush is famous for. Funny thing though? Talk progressive about politics, then you're label a commie, music? You're blue blood. An elite.  

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 11:46 PM

Hmmm... IDK what to think of that voice on the Necromancer right now... I don't know if Geddy could sing those lines without me laughing, either... Boy, this album is really consistent.... Now the race is Bastille Day vs Necromancer vs Lamneth... I'll vote 1 week from today smile.gif  

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 07:20 AM

Bastille Day, for so many memories

Were you there back then?  laugh.gif  

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