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05 - Best Song From A Farewell To Kings

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Poll: What do you think is the best song from this album? (1243 member(s) have cast votes)

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

  1. A Farewell To Kings (110 votes [8.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.81%

  2. Xanadu (677 votes [54.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 54.20%

  3. Closer to the Heart (154 votes [12.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.33%

  4. Cinderella Man (41 votes [3.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.28%

  5. Madrigal (9 votes [0.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.72%

  6. Cygnux X-1: Book One - The Voyage (258 votes [20.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.66%

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#121 Steel07


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Posted 21 March 2006 - 08:44 PM

This is probably my second or third favorite Rush albums because every song in this cd rocks!!!

I picked Xanadu becuase for the past week its been my favorite on the album. It could have just as easily been Cinderella Man, A farewell to Kings, or Closer to the heart. To me those are 4 classic songs that will always live on.

I picked Xanadu because its one of my favorite all time Rush songs becuase of the excellent flow of instrumentals and lyrics. I think it's amazing how they got this from a poem called Kubla Khan which is about a magical place. The vocals by Geddy are supurb as usual! But the instrumentals, damn, has to be one of my favorites in any Rush song. It flows so nicely, the change-ups are phenomenal. Just all put together its a great song. A Farewell to Kings used to be my favorite just because of the lyrics and the flow of the song. However, I also like Cinderella Man and Closer to the Heart mostly becuase of the theme.  

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#122 rotyb


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Posted 28 March 2006 - 02:52 AM

xanadu is the one that saw this young styx slash elton john fan come to rush. and a fanatic was born. 2.gif  1022.gif  martini_shaken.gif

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 03:04 AM

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:58 AM

For a long time this was the only Pre-PW album I really loved.

One reason was the title track, so it gets my vote.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:13 PM

AFTK is among my top 5 fave Rush albums.

"Xanadu" gets my vote as my favorite AFTK tune.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 04:57 AM

I think the obvious stand out here is Xanadu..

This is a corking album and would have been a classic if it wasn't for the dreadful Cygnus X-1

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 06:50 AM

I think the obvious stand out here is Xanadu..

This is a corking album and would have been a classic if it wasn't for the dreadful Cygnus X-1


That's like the most 70's sci-fi scary shit power phat song ever!

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 01:13 AM

Xanadu... wub.gif  

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 01:22 PM

My favorite is Closer To The Heart. Xanadu is long and a lot of it is just stuff you skip through, and I can't stand Cygnus.

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 09:35 AM

I'm going with the flow on this one & agreeing that Xanadu is the best.  What a cool story!

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 03:22 PM

oh the chimes, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawesome xanaduuuuu. When i listen to this track i feel young   ish again. When my Uncle Fred goes to a rush gig its like a broken record, he keeps shounting xanadu and thats even after theyve played it. Thank you Fred for introducing me to a little band called RUSH 23 years ago common001.gif  

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 09:23 PM

"Closer to the Heart" owns my soul. I love it.

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 12:38 PM

Its a really tough choice between Xanadu and Cygnus X-1 for me, but I picked Xanadu.

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 04:10 PM

Xanadu for me as well

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 10:30 PM

Wow - very tough one.  I voted Xanadu, but CYG X-1 was a very very close 2nd.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 02:47 PM

Xanadu was my original fave song.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 11:47 PM

Cygnus X-1 RULES! I have to play Hemispheres after Cygnus X-1 now. I can't listen to Cygnus without Hemispheres afterwards. AFtK and Hemispheres are my two favorite Rush albums of the 1970s HANDS DOWN!!!
I still remember when WHJY played this album in its entirety in August, 1987 and the DJ called this A Farewell To The Kings. I then subsequently got a legitimate copy of the album and it rules!

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 06:56 AM

One guess

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:45 PM

I voted for Cygnus X-1.  It was really close between that and Xanadu, but Cygnus gives me chills. Xanadu doesn't.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:35 AM

a tough one but Xanadu is a masterpiece

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