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Artist: Rush

Title: A Farewell To Kings

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Rush A Farewell To Kings Album Cover


Category: Prog Rock

Year: 1977

Label: Polygram Records

Catalog Number: 822 546-2 M-1


Geddy Lee vocals, bass, mini moog
Alex Lifeson electric & acoustic guitars
Neil Peart drums


1.  A Farewell To Kings  5:51
2.  Xanadu  11:08
3.  Closer To The Heart  2:53
4.  Cinderella Man  4:21
5.  Madrigal  2:35
6.  Cygnus X-1  10:25
Total Running Time:  37:13

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Knuckles Date: January 15, 2004 at 20:31
Not so sure why,but this album sort of got ignored but this is my second favorite Rush album of all time

From: Swed Date: January 16, 2004 at 22:43
Super ... Rush , but Cygnus X-1 is a pain to listen to !

From: Date: February 22, 2004 at 5:42
My favourite Rush album. An awesome classic.

From: sinner Date: March 5, 2004 at 4:53
Perfect 10- this & 'PermanentWaves' are the quintessant RUSH! So much more- but these were complete. This, the culmination of Rush, Fly By Night, Caress of Steel & 2112 respectively, side-stepping the sequil & onto other said classic- A Farewell To Kings is nothing short of anything. The Best Balance of everything..,can't word IT like I mean IT but from Madrigal & Cinderella Man to the epics- Xanadu & Cygnus X-1 & even a HIT!!!!- Closer To The Heart. Rush are The singular-most hard, progressive

From: Date: May 7, 2004 at 15:24
RUSH's best overall album, which is saying a lot. A perfect mix of their heavy prog leanings with their majestic metal. Xanadu is the quintessential rUSA song in this respect. A must have!

From: Rycheage Date: July 25, 2004 at 21:29
To quote sinner, this is quintessential Rush that is a must own. The heavy prog leanings of '2112' are evident here again. "Closer To The Heart", "Cygnus X-1" and "Xanadu" are all awesome in their own right. This is essential Rush, and every prog-head must own. Fantastic stuff indeed.

From: Propane Date: December 3, 2004 at 11:32
How do you possibly follow up after 2112? With this one, of course. Excellent endeavor, a true classic masterpiece for all time.

From: TomSawYa Date: December 13, 2004 at 4:34
One small step for you to buy this album, which was possibly the greatest big step for RUSH at that time. A milestone anyway.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 8, 2016 at 10:26
Ummm...not my cup of tea at all ..."Closer To The Heart" is the best cut and one of the band's all time classics,a nice and moody song...tracks 4 & 6 are also good ones but nothing out of the extraordinaire IMHO.55/100

From: Doug Date: February 11, 2016 at 13:51
"55 out of 100?" Wow, this a great album. '70's RUSH is simply fantastic stuff.

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