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Old June 22 2012, 04:44 AM   #46
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A very interesting track-by-track discussion of the album:

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guita...ngels-548165/2
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Old June 22 2012, 05:19 AM   #47
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A very interesting track-by-track discussion of the album:

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guita...ngels-548165/2
But what do you think?

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Old June 22 2012, 09:00 AM   #48
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me and neroon have the same avatar!
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Old June 22 2012, 02:29 PM   #49
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I've listened to it now. I LIKE it! Heavy in places, acoustic in places, a backstory, excellent playing. Longevity in a band seems to be paying off.
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Old June 22 2012, 03:56 PM   #50
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I've listened to it now. I LIKE it! Heavy in places, acoustic in places, a backstory, excellent playing. Longevity in a band seems to be paying off.
Not bad for three guys pushing 60.

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Old June 22 2012, 04:39 PM   #51
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A very interesting track-by-track discussion of the album:

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guita...ngels-548165/2
But what do you think?

I think that even though one might expect a long-time fan to no longer be impressed by their longevity, I am more amazed than ever. Amazed they can hold up with all of the touring they do. Amazed that they STILL turn out quality original material after nearly 40 years in the business.

I am no longer amazed, however... that they have allowed me to share something special with my three kids, each of which has grown up all too fast. Generational Rush fandom, in my own family. Does it get any better than that?
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Old June 22 2012, 05:19 PM   #52
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A very interesting track-by-track discussion of the album:

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guita...ngels-548165/2
But what do you think?

I think that even though one might expect a long-time fan to no longer be impressed by their longevity, I am more amazed than ever. Amazed they can hold up with all of the touring they do. Amazed that they STILL turn out quality original material after nearly 40 years in the business.

I am no longer amazed, however... that they have allowed me to share something special with my three kids, each of which has grown up all too fast. Generational Rush fandom, in my own family. Does it get any better than that?
Agreed on all counts (except my kids hate Rush).



While most of their peers are broken up, forgotten, or shlepping around the county fair circuit, Rush continues to be a vibrant, creative force. Nothing is phoned in.

You seeing a show this tour?
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Old June 22 2012, 05:37 PM   #53
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Absolutely! They hit Columbus in September, and I was in charge of the tickets this time. I didn't by 3 more for my kids as the $$$ are already stretching me thin. BUT... I did get 2, just in case one of my college aged sons can get the time to go. If they both can, then I'll give them my tickets and sit back knowing they will have a outrageous time
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Old June 22 2012, 07:43 PM   #54
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As much as I love the album and pretty much every song on it, part of me wishes that it was set up to be a bit more ambitious than it really was. Wish them Well and The Wreckers, while good tunes, seem kind of dry compared with more ambitious pieces like 7CoG. And as far as telling a story, it seems like the songs play better as songs than as parts of a story. while that was obviously the goal, it makes me think of albums like Operation: mindcrime wherein it could play equally well as a concept album as it can as individual songs without copping on either.

I still love the album and it hasn't left my CD player since i bought it. But the things i love most are those things I pick apart the most, and there are times when I listen to it that I think.. it could have pushed the envelope even further.
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Old June 23 2012, 09:17 PM   #55
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I think it's their best work in a really long time.

It's very tight and punchy without being too overbearing. And all three are playing better than they ever have.
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Old June 23 2012, 11:53 PM   #56
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Here's a link to a great radio interview of Neil Peart by Jim Ladd for Sirius.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiBKxPlUmg8

Very interesting (for a Rush fan, anyway). It's all about the new album.

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Old June 24 2012, 09:21 AM   #57
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This song is growing on me.

What a song!!!
Destined to become a classic.

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So hard to earn, so easily burned...♫
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Old June 24 2012, 02:33 PM   #58
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Same here, Gil!


BTW.... snyone pick up a copy of the physical disk here in the US....but when you play it in WMP 12 have the track listing show up in Japanese?
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Old June 24 2012, 04:33 PM   #59
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BTW.... snyone pick up a copy of the physical disk here in the US....but when you play it in WMP 12 have the track listing show up in Japanese?
I have the physical disc, but it hasn't left my car stereo yet. Someone mentioned this on our Rush board. This is the reply they got:

Right click on the album and select "Find Album Info". You should be able to type in "Clockwork Angels", find the correct info and apply it. Select one in English.

I don't know if that helps or not, but that was the advice given.

And yes, The Garden is a very beautiful song. Perfect album closer. I would not be surprised to see this one make the setlist.

Oh, and apparently, Alex has confirmed that they will be joined by a string section on some songs during this tour.

http://music-news.com/shownews.asp?H...&nItemID=53171
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There's a nice interview with Alex HERE at classicrockrevisited.com.

He points out the time on the album cover, in military time, is 21:12. Funny little nod, that.
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