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Release date: February 1975
Style: Progressive rock


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01. Anthem
02. Best I Can
03. Beneath, Between & Behind
04. By-Tor & The Snow Dog
    1 - At The Tobes Of Hades
    2 - Across The Styx
    3 - Of The Battle
    4 - Epilogue
05. Fly By Night
06. Making Memories
07. Rivendell
08. In The End

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Rush's second album Fly by Night marks the debut of the fantastic progressive rock drummer Neil Peart. Peart also makes it his business to write all the lyrics for vocalist/bassist/keyboardist Geddy Lee, who was previously penning tunes about 'livin' it up'. Peart brings science, philosophy, the human mind and all of its problems to the page.

published 07.07.2006 | Comments (1)

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musicalkaratekid - 30.10.2011 at 19:18  
  This was a warning of what was to be expected from rush. Longer songs, more complex structures, and more progressive songwriting is what 'Fly By Night is. The title track is excellent too!
Azarath - 11.04.2013 at 03:02  
Rating: 7 "I just like to please, I don't like to tease
I'm easy like that
Don't like long rests, I must confess
I'm an impatient cat"

The greatest Rush lyrics ever?
Dentura - 25.03.2016 at 06:38  
Rating: 7 Rush's first album with Neil Peart (their second overall) represents a huge turning point early on in their history. While "Fly By Night" retains a large amount of the blues, hard rock style of the debut album, Neil Peart's virtuoso drumming and songwriting skills add an extra dimension to the burgeoning Rush legend and point the way to the complex, progressive rock opuses to come. Not one of my favorite albums personally since they would make much better albums as they mature, but a solid beginning for the Canadian trio we know and love today regardless.

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