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What album does Geddy sing his best on?


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What album does Geddy sing the best on?

  1. Rush (1 votes [1.79%] - View)

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  2. Fly By Night (0 votes [0.00%])

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  3. Caress of Steel (2 votes [3.57%] - View)

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  4. 2112 (2 votes [3.57%] - View)

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  5. A Farewell To Kings (2 votes [3.57%] - View)

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  6. Hemispheres (4 votes [7.14%] - View)

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  7. Permanent Waves (4 votes [7.14%] - View)

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  8. Moving Pictures (5 votes [8.93%] - View)

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  9. Signals (0 votes [0.00%])

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  10. Grace Under Pressure (7 votes [12.50%] - View)

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  11. Power Windows (14 votes [25.00%] - View)

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  12. Hold Your Fire (5 votes [8.93%] - View)

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  13. Presto (7 votes [12.50%] - View)

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  14. Roll The Bones (1 votes [1.79%] - View)

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  16. Test For Echo (0 votes [0.00%])

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  17. Vapor Trails (1 votes [1.79%] - View)

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  18. Snakes & Arrows (1 votes [1.79%] - View)

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#1 Lorraine

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 10:50 AM

Believe it or not, I'm going with Presto because Geddy did things with his voice on that album that he never did before or since.  To my ears, Presto was Geddy's singing apex.  After that, little by little, his voice started to go.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 10:55 AM

Power Windows, closely followed by 2112 and Grace Under Pressure.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 10:56 AM

View PostLorraine, on 23 April 2015 - 10:50 AM, said:

Believe it or not, I'm going with Presto because Geddy did things with his voice on that album that he never did before or since.  To my ears, Presto was Geddy's singing apex.  After that, little by little, his voice started to go.

That is definitely a surprise to hear, from you- but I agree with you about the same basic time frame when Geddy's vocals were at an apex; when he did his purest, clearest, and cleanest singing. The mid to late 1980s, I think, were a golden period.

My vote goes to Hold Your Fire.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:01 AM

I have to say the run from Waves to HYF.

I know a lot of people are split on those 80's records but he really did great vocal work in that period.

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Edited by bluefox4000, 23 April 2015 - 11:02 AM.


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:08 AM

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:09 AM

He definitely gets his highest notes on Hemispheres

but his best I think is Power Windows.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:09 AM

View PostBlue J, on 23 April 2015 - 10:56 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 23 April 2015 - 10:50 AM, said:

Believe it or not, I'm going with Presto because Geddy did things with his voice on that album that he never did before or since.  To my ears, Presto was Geddy's singing apex.  After that, little by little, his voice started to go.

That is definitely a surprise to hear, from you- but I agree with you about the same basic time frame when Geddy's vocals were at an apex; when he did his purest, clearest, and cleanest singing. The mid to late 1980s, I think, were a golden period.

My vote goes to Hold Your Fire.

I think it was Rupert Hines (not sure - I don't have Presto handy to check and I'm going on memory...which is always a scary thing for me to do :ph34r: ) who coached him on Presto.  I noticed as soon as I listened to the album that he was singing differently and, even though I don't care for the album, I like the way Geddy sounds.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:10 AM

View Postbigbobby10, on 23 April 2015 - 11:09 AM, said:

He definitely gets his highest notes on Hemispheres

but his best I think is Power Windows.

If you listen to Permanent Waves tour bootlegs, that's the last time he does well his seventies' singing voice.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:40 AM

View Posttoymaker, on 23 April 2015 - 11:08 AM, said:

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Gotta go with degree of difficulty. He really started to real it back after Hemispheres.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:44 AM

View PostBowlCity, on 23 April 2015 - 10:55 AM, said:

Power Windows, closely followed by 2112 and Grace Under Pressure.

I have always thought that Grace Under Pressure really stands out as well.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:50 AM

Bringing up the bootlegs again, if you listen to his talking voice on the ones from the seventies up to and including Permanent Waves tour, he even talks higher.  That wasn't his normal talking voice though back then (in interviews he doesn't sound like that), so I don't know why he continued talking high pitch during concerts back then.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 12:02 PM

View PostLorraine, on 23 April 2015 - 11:50 AM, said:

Bringing up the bootlegs again, if you listen to his talking voice on the ones from the seventies up to and including Permanent Waves tour, he even talks higher.  That wasn't his normal talking voice though back then (in interviews he doesn't sound like that), so I don't know why he continued talking high pitch during concerts back then.

yea.....he never gave his chords a rest.  It's no wonder he's where he's at vocally.

God i wish he'd had a vocal coach.

he needed one.

Mick

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 12:10 PM

I'll never understand why he didn't have a vocal coach.  I guess Geddy was no different than everyone else at that age, including myself  - somehow you think you will be young forever.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 12:50 PM

I say 2112. and then I mean the song. His voice is just perfect on it.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 01:27 PM

Grace Under Pressure.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 01:57 PM

His vocals were perfection in the 80's. Oddly enough, my favourite album for him vocally is also the last of that time period: Presto.

Available Light, Chain Lightning, Presto, The Pass...he is just mesmerising, and rather playful!

RTB was also very good, trouble is the production robs the album of any real sense of wonder in any aspect.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 01:59 PM

I do love his voice on 2112's title track a lot as well.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:01 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 23 April 2015 - 01:57 PM, said:

His vocals were perfection in the 80's.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:12 PM

Shoot, I need to go back and listen to Presto, it has been quite a while but you guys are talking me into it!  Otherwise, this sounds weird but I have had the "Fifth Order of Angels" boot in the car lately and I love the way Ged's 70's voice rips into "Anthem" and some of the other stuff on there.. . .   lots of power rather than finesse I guess . . .

Edited by blueschica, 23 April 2015 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:18 PM

I don't care much for Presto, but even I can admit his voice is at his best on the album.  :)




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