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Release date: 12 June 2012
Style: Progressive rock


8.3 | 274 votes


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01. Caravan
02. BU2B
03. Clockwork Angels
04. The Anarchist
05. Carnies
06. Halo Effect
07. Seven Cities Of Gold
08. The Wreckers
09. Headlong Flight
10. BU2B2
11. Wish Them Well
12. The Garden

Lyrics (12)

Geddy Lee - vocals, keyboards, bass
Alex Lifeson - guitars, keyboards
Neil Peart - drums

Guest musicians
Jason Sniderman - piano on "The Garden"

Additional info
Produced by Nick Raskulinecz and Rush.
Recorded by Richard Chycki.
Mixed by Nick Raskulinecz.
"Caravan" and "BU2B" recorded at Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN, April 2010.
Assisted by Lowell Reynolds.
All other songs recorded at Revolution Recording, Toronto, ON, October-December 2011.
Assisted by Stephen Koszler and Jason Dufour.
Mixed at Henson Studios, Los Angeles, CA, January-March 2012.
Assisted by Martin Cooke.
Mastered by Brian "Big Bass" Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA.

Strings on "Halo Effect", "The Anarchist", "The Wreckers", "BU2B2" and " The Garden" arranged and conducted by David Campbell.
Recorded at Ocean Way Studios, Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 2012.
Engineered by Paul Fig. Assisted by Rouble Kapoor.
"BU2B" new intro recorded on Lerxst Mobile, West Hollywood, CA.

Art direction, design and illustrations: Hugh Syme.
Band portrait: Andrew MacNaughtan.

Dedicated to the memory of Andrew MacNaughtan (Febraury 25, 1964 - January 25, 2012).

Guest review by

After 38 years since Rush's debut album, it's impressive how this band manages to stay so fresh. They have the ability to continue playing progressive rock music with so much intent, without emulating their old albums or rehashing their classics. Rush, decade after decade continue playing for their old fan base, but were able to captivate younger audiences. Their music is fresh, heavy, melodic, conceptual and rhythmic… and it is so good!! A great example of these adjectives is their latest album entitled Clockwork Angels.

published 02.12.2012 | Comments (8)

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tea[m]ster - 03.03.2011 at 01:21  
Rating: 9 New song on the radio! Caravan!
godisdead - 30.06.2011 at 03:35  
  From what I have heard live its going to be an amazing album!
NLthrasher - 27.12.2011 at 04:49  
  Come on, come on, COME ON!!!! get released!
AndMetalForAll - 05.06.2012 at 23:59  
Rating: 9 Every year this guys get better and better! Alongside Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, Rush are the best band of all time.. What an album!! Perhaps better than the previous album...
LeChron James - 14.06.2012 at 05:30  
  HAAA Geddy talks about reefer in Caravan.
PocketMetal - 14.06.2012 at 23:23  
  I should get this asap
ProgVet - 17.06.2012 at 06:21  
Rating: 9 Best album since Grace Under Pressure
Stabby - 19.06.2012 at 02:22  
Rating: 8 It's good and there are some good tracks but this is more derivative than I was hoping for. Many of these songs just don't have as much of a unique identity. They don't grab and shake me like Snakes And Arrows or the classic albums. This is a jammier album than they usually do, and they're totally allowed to do a less focused album with more noise and less direction but I would rather have more amazing instant classic songs.

All in all a nice album.
tea[m]ster - 21.06.2012 at 00:51  
Rating: 9 Holy fuck. This album blew my expectations away. I had no idea Rush had this in them. You would think after 40 fucking years it would be hard to come up with something fresh and original...but they did. I hear stuff on this album I never thought I'd hear on a Rush album. The performances by the three are best I've ever heard. Thank you Nick Raskulinecz, thank you for prying this out of my favorite band of all time.

Just wow....
qlacs - 25.06.2012 at 16:43  
Rating: 9 First time I hear Rush and I like it.
tea[m]ster - 27.06.2012 at 07:12  
Rating: 9
Written by qlacs on 25.06.2012 at 16:43

First time I hear Rush and I like it.

Wow man, I have quite a HUGE journey ahead for you, if you accept it...
DrumMachine84 - 27.06.2012 at 14:54  
Rating: 9 This album far exceeded my expectations! Every song is an amazing listen and it's very upredictable. Kudos to the gents for still making amazing music after all these years and giving us Rush fans something to brag about, yet again!
hadriel - 28.06.2012 at 18:56  
Rating: 8 I've always liked Rush, but they've been kinda just meh the past little while.. This is by far my favorite album from then in at least about 20 years
Iron Nostarion - 29.06.2012 at 17:58  
Rating: 10 This album is an absolute masterpiece. Experimentation, new and fresh sound, yet still the old Rush. The melodies, the lyrics, the way Geddy pursues his voice. Yes, this is not Moving Pictures, but it's certainly the best thing to come out from the band ever since.
K†ulu - 02.08.2012 at 19:41  
  I totally can't get into this album; in fact, I cannot sit through more than three songs, and Geddy's vocals are also annoying to me here...
tea[m]ster - 04.08.2012 at 01:31  
Rating: 9
Written by K†ulu on 02.08.2012 at 19:41

I totally can't get into this album;

Awww Ktulu Have you checked out Rush's entire discography? Bits and pieces? Are you a big Rush fan? Casual? I am trying to find out why this album isn't your thing.
K†ulu - 04.08.2012 at 10:55  
Written by tea[m]ster on 04.08.2012 at 01:31

Written by K†ulu on 02.08.2012 at 19:41

I totally can't get into this album;

Awww Ktulu Have you checked out Rush's entire discography? Bits and pieces? Are you a big Rush fan? Casual? I am trying to find out why this album isn't your thing.

Bits and pieces, man. I gave a listen to everything up to Hemispheres + Moving Pictures. I like 2112 and especially Hemispheres, being still undecided about Moving Pictures. So these three albums are the only ones I know decently.

Musical analysis is interesting though... go ahead and figure out why I don't like it.
Metalex - 21.08.2012 at 15:55  
  Good album !
Warman - 23.08.2012 at 14:04  
Rating: 8 This is so good! Without a doubt the best they've done in the last 25 years!
NocturnalStalker - 12.01.2013 at 14:06  
Rating: 9 Brilliant album, in my opinion. I cannot name even one song I don't like.
scapeplan - 27.01.2013 at 17:59  
  Has anyone read the novelization?
tea[m]ster - 27.01.2013 at 19:31  
Rating: 9
Written by scapeplan on 27.01.2013 at 17:59

Has anyone read the novelization?

Is it out yet? Thought it was in the works...
scapeplan - 27.01.2013 at 21:30  
Written by tea[m]ster on 27.01.2013 at 19:31

Written by scapeplan on 27.01.2013 at 17:59

Has anyone read the novelization?

Is it out yet? Thought it was in the works...

It was released on September 4th, 2012 according to Wikipedia.
Kuroboshi - 13.04.2013 at 15:28  
Rating: 9 I think it's their best together with 2112!
Dentura - 01.08.2015 at 03:42  
Rating: 8 Finally got the chance to get this album for myself. Despite being late into the band's career (when a lot of musicians have since lost much energy and focus in their craft), this band still impresses and "thunders onward" with this album. Really good solid release.

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