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Poll: What do you think is the best song from this album? (1070 member(s) have cast votes)

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

  1. One Little Victory (168 votes [15.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.67%

  2. Ceiling Unlimited (40 votes [3.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.73%

  3. Ghost Rider (107 votes [9.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.98%

  4. Peaceable Kingdom (59 votes [5.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.50%

  5. Stars Look Down (9 votes [0.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.84%

  6. How It Is (39 votes [3.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.64%

  7. Vapor Trail (85 votes [7.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.93%

  8. Secret Touch (148 votes [13.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.81%

  9. Earthshine (290 votes [27.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.05%

  10. Sweet Miracle (26 votes [2.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.43%

  11. Nocturne (25 votes [2.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.33%

  12. Freeze (52 votes [4.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.85%

  13. Out of the Cradle (24 votes [2.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.24%

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#341 GuitarPlyr01

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:49 PM

After only liking a few songs off this album for years, I can now finally say:  

I can listen to the first 9 tracks straight through without skipping.  It took a while for The Stars Look Down and How It Is to get to me, but now I like both of them.  

How It Is just speaks the honest truth.

"You can't tell yourself not to care
You can't tell yourself how to feel
That's how it is"

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#342 evilsugar25

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:49 PM

QUOTE (GuitarPlyr01 @ Mar 10 2011, 09:49 PM)


I can listen to the first 9 tracks straight through without skipping.  It took a while for The Stars Look Down and How It Is to get to me, but now I like both of them.  

i like VT, have since the begnning. i, too, take it through the first nine tracks, but the ones that needed to grow on me (and thus cease being skipped) were "Peaceable Kingdom" and "Secret Touch."  love the rest and could do without the last four, tho I prefer all of them to a lot of the 80s stuff. 1022.gif  

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:33 PM

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 04:12 PM

One Little Victory

I've only listened to VT a couple times, but that song really stood out to me.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:48 PM

One Little Victory for me!

2- Earthshine
3- Secret Touch
4- Nocturne
5- Ghost Rider
6- Vapor Trail
7- Ceiling Unlimited
8- How It Is
9- Out of the Cradle
10-Freeze
11-Peaceable Kingdom
12-Sweet Miracle
13-The Stars Look Down

#346 TristanHemisphere

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 05:30 PM

Went with "Secret Touch" because you gotta love that relaxing intro, then it just kicks right in!

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 11:59 AM

Earthshine <3

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 05:15 PM

My vote is for "One Little Victory". That song kicks a$$. 1022.gif  

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:03 PM

Had to choose Ghost Rider. Such an erie sounding song and its all about Neil's journey since his family tragedy.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 04:44 PM

QUOTE (Nootch @ Sep 8 2011, 05:15 PM)
My vote is for "One Little Victory". That song kicks a$$. 1022.gif

Exactly, word for word and emoticon for emoticon. 1022.gif  

#351 Steel Rat

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:12 AM

The sequence of Nocturne, Freeze, and Out of the Cradle is the best album ending of all time. The VP album builds the strongest tension, climax, and resolves better than any album I've ever heard.

On another note, One Little Victory is my least favorite song from VP.

I noticed that the only songs that have 90+ votes were the ones that were played in Rush in Rio, R30, and S&A live.

Maybe the popularity of the songs influenced Rush to play those songs, or maybe the songs are popular because Rush played them live.

So maybe it's just a matter of hearing the songs a different way.

I'm personally not interested in the VP songs that Rush plays live.

Edited by Steel Rat, 06 October 2011 - 11:25 AM.


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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:27 PM

Went with ghost Rider over Peaceable Kingdom, 1 Little Victory and Earthshine.

Not an album I really like much but I keep hoping that one of these days it will catch fire with me.  Hey, Counterparts and Presto I disliked when they came out and now I like them both a lot.  If it takes 20 years like it did with Presto that's fine with me.  

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:54 PM

well I went with Secret Touch! I felt the playing on this songfar surpasses everything else on the album specially Neil's drumming at the end!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:12 PM

Earthshine...

But Ceiling Unlimited and OLV are so so so good...

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:07 PM

VT is one of my favorite albums.  I will just mention 4 favorites for now:

Peaceable Kingdom...... Current favorite.  It is such a hard driving song yet the tempo switches have almost an anesthetizing affect.

Vapor Trail........ First real favorite.  The lyrics are touching, presenting such bleak imagery.  The first time I heard the line “swept away like voices in a hurricane” it brought tears to my eyes.  

How It Is....... Up and coming favorite.  It is a particularly melodic song, very well suited to Geddy’s voice.  It has almost a retro feel to it- although not at all “early Rush retro”, rather it sounds like some 60's artist that I can’t quite place.

One Little Victory...... Initial favorite, upon first hearing the album.  It was like “OhYeah! Hello Neil! Drums!” Need I say more?


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:38 AM

  Earthshine FTW.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:26 AM

One Little Victory. A great opener.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:09 PM

One Little Victory...the entering drums are just so epic.
It is Neil saying: "I'm baaaaccckkk!!!!!"

Second would be Earthshine.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

QUOTE (Snowdog @ Aug 25 2004, 04:51 PM)
Tough one! In the studio Peaceable Kingdom is my fave, but live I have to say Secret Touch just blows me away every time I hear it!

Well said Snowdog! I never really liked Secret Touch all that much until I saw them perform it live. Now I love the song. I also really like Earthshine, but Peacable Kingdom got my vote.

Edited by Empty Mindless Spectre, 28 July 2012 - 11:34 AM.


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:39 AM

EEEEaaaarrrthshineee -  yes.gif  



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