12 - Best Song From Hold Your Fire
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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:31 PM
My vote go to Tai Shan, I dont care if people (including Rush themself) dont like, I think its a great song!
As far as I am concerned, Hold Your Fire is perfect from start to finish...and Tai Shan is one fantastic song! I love it so much! Sure, High Water is my least favourite song, but I still think it closes the album perfectly. Hold Your Fire has now overtaken A Farewell To Kings as my favourite Rush album (although I will admit that not one song on this album reaches the dizzy heights of Xanadu!).
My favourite track? Second Nature comes to mind, but then so does Turn The Page and Mission...
Posted 16 September 2014 - 04:27 PM
What do you think is the best song from this album?
It would be nice to have a critical discussion of the songs. Rather than interpreting "what is the best song" as " what is my favourite", I think it would be more interesting to actually try and choose the best song from the albums, based on songwriting, and how the songs are an important point in the bands career.
On HYF, I'd have to say that Mission is the best song. The opening verses really romanticize the concept of creating art and receiving inspiration in order to create that art, and the half time feel in the second verse is a really ice change of pace. Add to that the very Freewill-esque middle part, and the half time last verse, the structure is very well related to the emotional content of the lyrics.
I know, that explanation is kinda wordy, but sometimes it just gets boring writing again and again about which song is a favourite.
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