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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? (1225 member(s) have cast votes)

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

  1. A Farewell To Kings (108 votes [8.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.78%

  2. Xanadu (668 votes [54.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 54.31%

  3. Closer to the Heart (152 votes [12.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.36%

  4. Cinderella Man (41 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  5. Madrigal (9 votes [0.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.73%

  6. Cygnux X-1: Book One - The Voyage (252 votes [20.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.49%

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#41 madra sneachta

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 08:55 PM

QUOTE (Bastille Night @ Nov 29 2004, 06:15 PM)
XAAAAAAAAAANAAAAAAAADOOOOOOOOOOO

I couldn't have put it better myself

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#42 hap

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 09:19 AM

I agree with most of you.
Xanadu rules biggrin.gif

Edited by hap, 21 December 2004 - 09:20 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2004 - 01:21 PM

it was decreed by kubla khan that XANADU is the best song from this album!!!

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 02:53 AM

Prison of the lost, Xanadu...

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 11:24 AM

Ok - even though I love EVERY song on the album, I still found this to be easy.  Xanadu.  And after I clicked vote, it seems to be the popular choice as well.

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#46 yiovis

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 07:35 AM

closer to the heart!
the most  2.gif  song of all records!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 01:35 PM

Gotta go Xanadu.  I probably listen to Cygnus off this album more these days, but that's only because I've OD'd on Xanadu one too many times over the years.

Still, I'll never tire of Xanadu.  If it's the last song I hear before I die it will have been a good life.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 07:00 AM

I'm actually rather surprised there isn't a bigger fan following for Closer to the Heart, that's one of the most sungalong Rush songs ever, and one of the few I ever hear on my radio stations...

That being said, my favorite is Xanaduuuuuu smile.gif

Oh and the guitar at the beginning of Farewell to Kings is excellent, this is an all around good album.

#49 cla2112

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 07:22 PM

Xa-na- duuuuuuuu. 2.gif  

#50 DrumDragon

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE (RushRevisited @ Aug 23 2004, 10:28 PM)
What do you think is the best song from this album?

  trink39.gif This was a close one but in the end (no pun intended) it came down to Xanadu with X-1 a close second! both were hard to learn and exciting to play,,, well all Rush is exciting to play!  

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 11:10 PM

Xanadu.......Oh man...the way it starts off is such a  2.gif  

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 11:19 AM

too easy. Xanadu is a classic.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:56 PM

Cyngus X-1 for I am a drummer and this is the best to drum to on the album.  The beginning is the ultimate.  2nd would be Xanadu definatesy.

Any drummers contact me.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 03:33 AM


Glorius...

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 07:12 PM

sorry Xanado fans, id have to say cinderella man , the gutiar and drums kix asp trink39.gif    ill    trink38.gif  to that one

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 03:36 PM

this is a particularly tough one, even though the obvious choice for me is xanadu, but a farewell to kings and closer to heart are both SUCH strong songs, that it's impossible to ignore them, even if they don't QUITE match the grandeur of xanadu - closer to the heart will always be a concert classic, and hearing everyone singing it together is an integral part of a rush show...

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 11:19 PM

I've got to cast my vote for A Farewell To Kings. I think it is ironic that it sings about the "farewell to kings", when the lyrics relate to even the present. Just read the lyrics and you can see a connection to a lot of the things going on these days. Often, I think of what future generations will think about what happened in this time. Like what they will think about the United States and how we went to war while half the country agreed with it, and the other half opposed it. I mean, you can still say this line in the year 2005 and have it still mean something:

"Can't we find
The minds that made us strong
Can't we learn
To feel what's right and wrong
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Can't we raise our eyes
And make a start
Can't we find the minds
To lead us closer to the Heart"

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 09:27 AM

QUOTE (allhailtheprofessor @ May 7 2005, 09:56 PM)
Cyngus X-1 for I am a drummer and this is the best to drum to on the album.  The beginning is the ultimate.  2nd would be Xanadu definatesy.

Any drummers contact me.

What is this word "definatesy"  

Edited by defrushfan01, 08 June 2005 - 09:31 AM.


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Posted 08 June 2005 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE (defrushfan01 @ Jun 8 2005, 09:27 AM)
QUOTE (allhailtheprofessor @ May 7 2005, 09:56 PM)
Cyngus X-1 for I am a drummer and this is the best to drum to on the album.  The beginning is the ultimate.  2nd would be Xanadu definatesy.

Any drummers contact me.

What is this word "definatesy"

And Cyngus  rofl3.gif  rofl3.gif  rofl3.gif  Oh best song... Xanadu !!!

#60 NeilPeartFan2112

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE (troutman @ Jun 8 2005, 12:54 PM)
QUOTE (defrushfan01 @ Jun 8 2005, 09:27 AM)
QUOTE (allhailtheprofessor @ May 7 2005, 09:56 PM)
Cyngus X-1 for I am a drummer and this is the best to drum to on the album. The beginning is the ultimate. 2nd would be Xanadu definatesy.

Any drummers contact me.

What is this word "definatesy"

And Cyngus  rofl3.gif  rofl3.gif  rofl3.gif  Oh best song... Xanadu !!!

Cyngus?  What the hell is that?  fing.gif  icon_really_happy_guy.gif  icon_really_happy_guy.gif  icon_really_happy_guy.gif  



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