Rush - A Farewell To Kings


8.7 | 316 votes |
Release date: 1977
Style: Progressive rock

Owners:

470 have it
40 want it


01. A Farewell To Kings
02. Xanadu
03. Closer To The Heart
04. Cinderella Man
05. Madrigal
06. Cygnus X-1

Top 20 albums of 1977: 1

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07.09.2010 - 06:29
Rating: 9
DrumMachine84

Posts: 590
From: USA

I'm not a fan of the production, it sounds too "stuffy." To really experience the album, I suggest listening to "Different Stages" disc 3 which has their 1978 performance at the Hammersmith Odeon Theater. Xanadu, A Farewell To Kings, and Xanadu are featured on it and they sound way better than the original recording (IMHO). Also featured is Cinderella Man, but who cares. Not a fan of Madrigal or Closer To The Heart.
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I am the voyager, I have tasted pleasures of the flesh and drunk the pleasures of the mind;
-Nevermore; I, Voyager;

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07.09.2010 - 15:40
JohnDoe
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Written by DrumMachine84 on 07.09.2010 at 06:29

I'm not a fan of the production, it sounds too "stuffy." To really experience the album, I suggest listening to "Different Stages" disc 3 which has their 1978 performance at the Hammersmith Odeon Theater. Xanadu, A Farewell To Kings, and Xanadu are featured on it and they sound way better than the original recording (IMHO). Also featured is Cinderella Man, but who cares. Not a fan of Madrigal or Closer To The Heart.


so you don't like 2 songs that much and you don't likethe production but you still give the alb um a 10?

well, I rated this album a 9 which means i find it brilliant.
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29.10.2011 - 19:21
musicalkaratekid

Posts: 1424
From: UK
For me personally, this is their best album. I think it also shows Geddy Lee's best bass work, though the other 70's albums bar their debut shows his talent in that area too. Cygnus X-1 is a sprawling epic\m/
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29.10.2011 - 21:03
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal

Posts: 4419
From: USA

Xanadu is the song that sticks out on the album for me, other than that, I find this to be one of Rush's weaker albums
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02.10.2013 - 03:45
Rating: 9
Metalex

Posts: 72
From: Canada

A great rush album with all goods rushing elements also with the great cygnus X-1
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02.10.2013 - 19:24
Rating: 9
Azarath

Posts: 647
From: Finland

One of Rush's best albums. I'd probably put it in 3rd place, behind Hemispheres and Permanent Waves.
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20.10.2013 - 07:08
Rating: 9
Dentura
Shadow King

Posts: 1260
From: USA

Excellent stuff! Xanadu is a magical piece, and every other song is great too! One of my favorite albums of theirs.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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14.07.2016 - 17:31
Rating: 8
TrueMetalJope

Posts: 1284
From: Finland

I can confirm that "Xanadu" and "Cygnus X-1" are fantastic Rush songs and personally I'd say the title track is great too. The rest of them on the other hand I don't enjoy as much. Still a strong album due to over the half of the length coming from those two longer songs.
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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