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05 - Best Song From A Farewell To Kings


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

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

    • A Farewell To Kings
      110
    • Xanadu
      682
    • Closer to the Heart
      154
    • Cinderella Man
      41
    • Madrigal
      9
    • Cygnux X-1: Book One - The Voyage
      258


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Xanadu.

It is based upon the Samuel Taylor Coleridge masterpiece "Kubla Khan".

I remember reading that poem and thinking: "Hey, that is Xanadu" LOL

 

"In Xanadu did Kubla Khan

A stately pleasure-dome decree:

Where Alph, the sacred river, ran

Through caverns measureless to man

Down to a sunless sea."

~Coleridge

 

Then I realized how much of a freakin' genius Neil is.

Hell this even inspired me to write poetry on the subject.

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Cygnus X-1. Stunning. I love the swan metaphor (The Ugly Duckling story - coming of age) and it becomes an icon to and for me.
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I'm not even voting on this one. It's too hard.

Farewell rips so hard, Geddy is all over the place on the fretboard and vox.

Xandu "FOR I WILL DINE ON HONEYDEW!"

Closer to the Heart is just a beauty

Madrigal is even more of beauty. Tear jerker for sure.

and X1 is probably the heaviest Rush song ever.

SO, can I vote for every song but Cinderella Man? tongue.gif

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Would have to be Xanadu. The the playing, singing, the writing... nothing else like it in the entire Rush catalogue.
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A song that's just east of Lyra, north-west of Pegasus, through the light of Daneb, headlong into mystery...

 

In case you can't tell it's Cygnus X-1

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