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Release date: 1987
Style: Progressive rock

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01. Force Ten
02. Time Stand Still
03. Open Secrets
04. Second Nature
05. Prime Mover
06. Lock And Key
07. Mission
08. Turn The Page
09. Tai Shan
10. High Water

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Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
7.7
Take your chequered jacket out of the closet and go get a slick and oily haircut; yes it is the 80's all over again when listening to Hold Your Fire. Canada's own progressive rock icons Rush did release a lot of studio albums over the years and I doubt this one ranks very high even amongst die-hard fans. Nevertheless, 1987's Hold Your Fire deserves due credits. It is after all a Rush album.

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published 23.04.2010 | Comments (2)

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lunchtime - 27.07.2012 at 01:39  
Rating: 7 Demonic Tutor is correct when he says "It is after all a Rush album." The musicianship and precision of Rush is unparalleled. However, this is clearly the low point of their four-album foray into 80s keyboard-esque pop. Thank goodness two years later they released "Presto" and freed themselves from this downward spiral.
tea[m]ster - 27.07.2012 at 20:52  
Rating: 8
Written by lunchtime on 27.07.2012 at 01:39

Demonic Tutor is correct when he says "It is after all a Rush album." The musicianship and precision of Rush is unparalleled. However, this is clearly the low point of their four-album foray into 80s keyboard-esque pop. Thank goodness two years later they released "Presto" and freed themselves from this downward spiral.


"Downward Spiral"? Dunno if I would call it that. It was just another benchmark in their career. Experimenting with the hottest musical genre in Europe at the time was what they wanted to do. Also, "Force Ten" is one of my favorite Rush songs. Love the atmosphere and presentation.
lunchtime - 01.08.2012 at 03:28  
Rating: 7 Yes I will take back the "downward spiral" remark. A poor choice of words. What I was driving at was that, for my taste, with each successive album released in the mid-80s, Rush moved more toward what could nearly be called "Easy Listening". I agree, "Force Ten" is a hot track, even better when it's performed live. Don't take me the wrong way, I listen to all 19 of Rush's studio albums and enjoy them all, to varying degrees. Can't wait to see them live in September in Indy!
AndMetalForAll - 08.06.2013 at 14:47  
Rating: 8 Another great album from the 80's!!
Azarath - 09.06.2013 at 03:45  
Rating: 8 This might actually be my favourite of the 3rd four-album cycle (i.e. the synth years).

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