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Rush - Hemispheres



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Release date: 29 October 1978
Style: Progressive rock

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01. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres
    1 - Prelude
    2 - Apollo (Bringer Of Wisdom)
    3 - Dionysus (Bringer Of Love)
    4 - Armageddon (The Battle Of Heart And Mind)
    5 - Cygnus (Bringer Of Balance)
    6 - The Sphere (A Kind Of Dream)
02. Circumstances
03. The Trees
04. La Villa Strangiato: An Exercise In Self-Indulgence
    1 - Buenos Nochas, Mein Froinds!
    2 - To Sleep, Perchance To Dream...
    3 - Strangiato Theme
    4 - A Lerxst In Wonderland
    5 - Monsters!
    6 - The Ghost Of The Aragon
    7 - Danforth And Pape
    8 - The Waltz Of The Shreves
    9 - Never Turn Your Back On A Monster!
    10 - Monsters! (Reprise)
    11 - Strangiato Theme (Reprise)
    12 - A Farewell To Things

Top 20 albums of 1978: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 47

Guest review by
AndyMetalFreak
Rating:
9.6
While many would consider Moving Pictures to be the pinnacle album by Rush, I would have to say Hemispheres had more of an impact on me, and from what I understand the metal world too. It's certainly clear that Hemispheres had an influence on bands such as Dream Theater and Tool; it is also said that Iron Maiden and Alice In Chains were also influenced by Rush, and in particular this album.

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published 08.09.2021 | Comments (6)

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06.12.2010 - 03:09
Vikcen
Metálico
I wonder why this album is not among the Top 200 albums.

EDIT: i was wrong, it needs 200 votes, since it is Top 200. Sorry.
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06.12.2010 - 03:55
RavenKing

Awesome album. It's a pity Rush lost the touch after "Show Don't Tell" because it was such an amazing progressive hard rock band back in the days.
I still love the 70s and 80s stuff when I'm in the mood for something less aggressive (compared to Thrash and Black Metal) but I've never been able to enjoy their 90s and 00s stuff.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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21.06.2012 - 21:22
Rating: 9
?apleee
Mouthcrab
Written by Vikcen on 06.12.2010 at 03:09

I wonder why this album is not among the Top 200 albums.

EDIT: i was wrong, it needs 200 votes, since it is Top 200. Sorry.

So... guess what?
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"Without judgement, perception would increase a million times."~Chuck Schuldiner

Less coherent than Anal Cunt.

Eric Brecht once liked my Facebook comment. Therefore, by the translative property, Chuck Schuldiner like my comment.
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23.06.2012 - 05:11
Vikcen
Metálico
Written by ?apleee on 21.06.2012 at 21:22

Written by Vikcen on 06.12.2010 at 03:09

I wonder why this album is not among the Top 200 albums.

EDIT: i was wrong, it needs 200 votes, since it is Top 200. Sorry.

So... guess what?


I would like to tell you this, believe me, but it is a long history =)
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23.06.2012 - 20:50
Lit.
Account deleted
Well deserved to be in the top 200. Quite possibly my favorite Rush album.
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31.05.2014 - 17:05
telephonebear
Account deleted
The trees has possibly the best lyrics ever. Whether you take it as some social-political metaphor or a just a cute story about fighting foliage its hilarious
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12.05.2015 - 03:14
Rating: 10
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
This album is brilliant.
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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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10.01.2016 - 18:42
Rating: 9
Paw!!

Nice album or maybe excellent addition for Prog fans.
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17.03.2016 - 21:48
Maco
Pvt Funderground
This is completely amazing. Rush's best albums are essential for prog rock fans.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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10.07.2016 - 19:39
Rating: 10
Jope Steele
Steelmeister
Prog masterpiece IMO. The first song is EPIC
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A Call for New 'Revolutionaries' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8HwtRAvalo
A Call for Parallel Institutions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=]Vw3tUXdLu2Y
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20.06.2018 - 00:09
Rating: 9
Redel

Clearly one of their best albums.
For me only outperformed by Moving pictures, while pretty much at par with 2112.
What I like with this album is that it is their only album where I can enjoy each song (then again there are only four of them). I might enjoy the final track marginally more than the other three -- however, this might be the case with first track on another day; it is also excellent.
Unfortunately, I cant really get into any other of their albums after MP.
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30.06.2020 - 13:53
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo

One of the greatest prog albums ever, a true masterpiece if there ever was one. La Villa Strangiato is my favorite song here, still blows me away every time I hear it even after all these years.
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You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
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22.02.2021 - 09:16
Rating: 10
Ryanm123

Written by Redel on 20.06.2018 at 00:09

Clearly one of their best albums.
For me only outperformed by Moving pictures, while pretty much at par with 2112.
What I like with this album is that it is their only album where I can enjoy each song (then again there are only four of them). I might enjoy the final track marginally more than the other three -- however, this might be the case with first track on another day; it is also excellent.
Unfortunately, I cant really get into any other of their albums after MP.

Have you tried Clockwork Angels?
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22.02.2021 - 14:45
Rating: 9
Redel

Written by Ryanm123 on 22.02.2021 at 09:16

Have you tried Clockwork Angels?

...was not for me, is all I can recall from the top of my head right now.
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07.05.2021 - 20:17
Rating: 10
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
My favourite album by Rush, Cygnus X1 Book 2 is one of Rush's finest progressive songs, its over 18 minutes of progressive perfection, La Villa Strangiato is quite possibly the best instrumental song ever made, and Trees is a very nice solid song with very clever and meaningful lyrics. Circumstances is slightly weaker than the rest but is still a good song too.
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