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Rush - A Farewell To Kings



8.8 | 458 votes |
Release date: 1977
Style: Progressive rock

Owners:

558 have it
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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
Top 200 albums of all time: 184

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07.09.2010 - 06:29
Rating: 9
DrumMachine84

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

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
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

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: 8
Azarath
Free as a.. Fish
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
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
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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Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
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14.07.2016 - 17:31
Rating: 8
Jope Steele
Steelmeister
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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23.07.2021 - 01:02
Rating: 7
Redel

Written by Jope Steele on 14.07.2016 at 17:31

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.

I agree that it is basically these three songs -- Xanadu, Cygnus and the title track -- that make the album, Xanadu clearly standing out.
While these are great songs they are no masterpieces when compared to other classic Rush material though imo, making the album sort of second tier Rush.
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