6 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The 1970s proved to be an era for hard rock bands to explore the further reaches of their ambitions. Canada’s Rush were among the groups who locked into a successful new formula that eschewed the conventions of the hit single for instrumental diversions and lyrical adventures that helped them stand out within the burgeoning scene. 2112 is Rush’s fourth album and the first to consistently capture their emerging vision. All accomplished musicians, the trio emphasized dynamics and thrilling trills to accentuate their epic musical vision. Arena rock was only beginning to find its place and Rush’s blend of progressive rock’s slow-building moods and their own anthemic powerchords proved to be an enlightening mixture. The title track is a seven-part, 20 minute epic where drummer Neil Peart’s Ayn Rand inspired lyrics are passionately expressed by bassist Geddy Lee’s shrieking delivery. The shorter selections that made up side two of the original album – “A Passage to Bangkok,” in particular – pointed up the band’s strengths as succinct writers as well. Rush became the exemplary power trio, every member finding their distinctive niche without sacrificing the collective power of the group sound.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The 1970s proved to be an era for hard rock bands to explore the further reaches of their ambitions. Canada’s Rush were among the groups who locked into a successful new formula that eschewed the conventions of the hit single for instrumental diversions and lyrical adventures that helped them stand out within the burgeoning scene. 2112 is Rush’s fourth album and the first to consistently capture their emerging vision. All accomplished musicians, the trio emphasized dynamics and thrilling trills to accentuate their epic musical vision. Arena rock was only beginning to find its place and Rush’s blend of progressive rock’s slow-building moods and their own anthemic powerchords proved to be an enlightening mixture. The title track is a seven-part, 20 minute epic where drummer Neil Peart’s Ayn Rand inspired lyrics are passionately expressed by bassist Geddy Lee’s shrieking delivery. The shorter selections that made up side two of the original album – “A Passage to Bangkok,” in particular – pointed up the band’s strengths as succinct writers as well. Rush became the exemplary power trio, every member finding their distinctive niche without sacrificing the collective power of the group sound.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Cooksnj ,

Rush 2112 with me forever

Only 9 reviews, tells you something about kids today? Not enough music in there lives. I got introduced to this album by five daughters of my dad’s friend , it was awesome and they were hot. Never looked back after this album. Look into Jethro Tull when you finish this album and don’t you dare forget Pink Floyd.

father2112 ,

The break thru album

Rush needed this album after the lackluster sales of Caress of Steel. Neil Peart puts together lyrics about a dystopian society where everyone is equal, an old relic is found which upset the order of the Priests of the Temple of Syrinx! A fav is On the Train to Bangkok. Something for Nothing let’s listeners know freedom inset for free. Great album and gave Rush the freedom to continue on their terms.

MusicHoarder ,

2112

The best Rock Album Ever!

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