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Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:19 AM

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:21 AM

View PostCaressMySteel, on 08 May 2015 - 04:54 PM, said:

View PostBard, on 08 May 2015 - 04:46 PM, said:

So please enlighten me. Why is Xanadu so revered by so many? I like the track, don't get me wrong. I'm just wondering why it's such a hallmark for so many. They have better tunes, IMHO. :)
Well, we will have to disagree Bard.  Xanadu is my favorite Rush song.  It just embodies everything the band stands for.  Ultimate Prog Rock Classic.  Rush's Magnum Opus.  

Music is subjective, so everyone will have their own favorite.  But, for me it's their best tune.

Yes.......Xanadu is their signature prog rock song (but we can also include Hemispheres and a couple others)  It represents their "Golden Age" - that is, the late 70's era.  Rock posters everywhere show the band with their doublenecks and Neil's classic drum kit with the tubular bells.

Xanadu showed just how limitless prog rock can be.  The sounds, the textures, and the mystical nature of the music and lyrics all make it a truly epic song.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:23 AM

View PostJhill, on 09 May 2015 - 09:37 AM, said:

Even after Neil's solo they broke back into the last of Cygnus. (In F----ing creadible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

That's probably the best part of the show for me, especially during Tulsa. I would've lost money that they'd go back into the ending, which is the best part of the song IMO.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:24 AM

Xanadu is one of the most perfect prog songs ever written and i'm thrilled to get it this tour.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:25 AM

Xanadu is ageless.  Not many bands have a song like Xanadu to their credit.

I have a very vague memory of hearing it once while in a record store in Greenwich Village in the late seventies.

The next time I heard the song was a few years ago.  It's magnificent.

When it comes to Xanadu, there aren't enough superlatives to describe it.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:33 AM

Xanadu is Rush's best song??

No, I can't agree to that. :)

It's def one of their signature tunes, clearly.

But best Rush track ever?

No.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 12:32 PM

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Xanadu
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High Water

In no particular order!

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 12:33 PM

View PostBard, on 13 May 2015 - 11:33 AM, said:

Xanadu is Rush's best song??

No, I can't agree to that. :)

It's def one of their signature tunes, clearly.

But best Rush track ever?

No.

And you would be wrong. :)

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 12:36 PM

Xanadu is their best super proggy song, Limelight is their best radio friendly one, and LVS is Alex's best guitar solo omg

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 06:28 PM

Bump...from the Presto thread to here...

And here it is, actually more than half the setlist, leaked by Rush four days before Tuksa.  TRF memories.


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:08 PM

View Postlosingit2k, on 08 May 2015 - 05:11 PM, said:

View PostBard, on 08 May 2015 - 04:46 PM, said:

So please enlighten me. Why is Xanadu so revered by so many? I like the track, don't get me wrong. I'm just wondering why it's such a hallmark for so many. They have better tunes, IMHO. :)

It incorporates all the elements that make RUSH who they are in one song. Creativity, Metal, Odd Time Signatures, Synchopation, Sound, Extensive percussion, Its a lengthy Epic and the Words.

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