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Hold Your Fire: the directors' cuts?


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Poll: Hold Your Fire or Fire away (36 member(s) have cast votes)

If HYF had been limited to 22'30" per side, would it have been perfect?

  1. Nah, I wouldn't like it anyway. (4 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  2. No way, José Feliciano, leave it the way it is! (24 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  3. Absolutely. See my track list is in the comments section. (8 votes [22.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

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#81 jnoble

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:41 PM

I'd lose Second Nature, Tai and High Water. Then it would be almost a perfect album for its era

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:51 PM

"Hold Your Fire" is a masterpiece.  A perfect album for that time period.  I know many don't agree with me but hey it is what it is.  "Hold Your Fire" is one of my all time favorites to drum too.  Even "Tai Shan" is fun.  Love that china boy.  GET IT?  LOL!

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:52 PM

View Postjnoble, on 23 February 2018 - 10:41 PM, said:

I'd lose Second Nature, Tai and High Water. Then it would be almost a perfect album for its era

Funny I just wrote my post before reading yours.  I totally disagree.  Those three songs are perfect they way they are in order on that record.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:29 AM

Great comments one and all! Thank you! When I posted this almost three-&-a-half years ago, I was not too hip on Second Nature and Tai Shan, and I had sympathy at any rate to those not thrilled with High Water either. I didn't really care for either Turn the Page or Mission at that time, but the video of the guy covering Alex' guitar on it completely sucked me in. I love it now. Now my two omissions would be Turn the Page and Tai Shan. Either way, the album is deeply important to me and I find it remarkable that this band called RUSH, who I grew up on and stuck it out with could go from By Tor to Open Secrets, and everything beneath, between, & behind it.

To each our own. The great news is that I was just toying with what occurred to me re. the length of the album and I wonder what the band would have done if fifty minutes or more wasn't even a consideration for release (let alone DDD).

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 01:39 PM

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 15 August 2013 - 07:44 AM, said:

I'd have been happier with the record had it not included Turn the Page and Prime Mover.

They could've written the songs and learned from them without including them, thus making me happy and not sacrificing any beneficial learning experiences.  Doesn't matter what fans of those songs think, of course.

And those are two of my favorites from the album.




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