~  RUSH  ~ 

 

Canada  - rock progressif  -  ****

 


Trio monstrueux de heavy progressif ultra technique et sophistiqué,
du progressif aux grands thèmes instrumentaux et conceptuels,
Le style  
Rush  offre un panel de qualités hors du commun :
des musiciens excellents, un chanteur typé, un grand sens de la mélodie,
un sens rythmique alliant richesse et aisance.
Après un album éponyme (1974) très marqué par les premières oeuvres
de  
Led Zeppelin , Rush  a très rapidement su créer sa propre musique.
Evidemment marqué par l'empreinte du grand  
Robert Plant ,
le chant très aigü de  
Geddy Lee  n'était pas non-plus sans rappeler celui
de
David Surkamp ( Pavlov's Dog ). Le power-trio canadien proposa un
hard-rock progressif très brut avec de longues pièces alternant passages acoustiques
à la guitare douze-cordes, et montées d'une incroyable violence.
" 2112 " (1976) est comparé au " Close To The Edge " de  
Yes .
Ce style atteint son apogée à la fin des Seventies, avec deux albums incontournables:
"A Farewell To Kings" (1977) et "Hemispheres" (1978).
L'année 1982 nous montre une formation transformée: le chant s'est adouci,
les compositions sont plus courtes et les nappes de Moog font leur apparition,
leur musique se fait plus rock FM. Le groupe atteindra les sommets avec
" Grace Under Pressure " puis " Power Windows " en 1985.
Rare sont les groupes à pouvoir revendiquer trente ans de carrière sans séparation
ni reformation, produisant dans l'intervalle plus d'une vingtaine d'albums,
et réunissant dans ses derniers concerts (2002) plus de 60000 fidèles ?
Entrez dans la légende de  
Rush ! Une référence !!!
 

 

MUSICIENS


   -  
Geddy  LEE  -  basse, synthétiseurs, chant -
   -  
Alex  LIFESON  -  guitares, synthétiseurs, choeurs -
   -  
Neil  PEART  -  batterie, percussions acoustique & électrique -

  +
      -  
Hugh  SYME  -  synthétiseur - ( 76, 80, 81 )
      -  
Erwig  CHUAPCHUADUAH  -  steel drums - ( 80 )
      -  
Ben  MINK  -  violon (7) - ( 82 ) 
      -  
Jim  BURGESS  -  synthesizers - ( 85 )
      -  
Ann  DUDLEY  -  arrangements cordes - ( 85 )
      -  
Andy  RICHARDS  -  claviers - ( 85, 87 )
      -
 William  FAEREY Engineering Band  -  cuivres - ( 87 )
      -  
Andrew  JACKMAN -  arrangements cuivres - ( 87 )
      -  
Aimee  MANN  -  choeurs - ( 87 )
      -  
Steven  MARGOSHES  -  arrangements cordes - ( 87 )
      -  
Rupert  HINE  -  claviers, choeurs - ( 89, 91 )
      -  
Jason  SNIDERMAN  -  claviers - ( 89 )
      -
 John  WEBSTER  -  claviers - ( 93 )
 

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Rush      ( 1974 )

 titres : finding my way, need some love,
             take a friend, here again,
             what you're doing, In the mood,
             before and after, working man.

Caress of steel     ( 1975 )

 titres : bastille day, I think I'm going bald, lakeside park,
             the necromancer: I) Into the darkness,
             II) under the shadow, III) return of the prince,
             the fountain of lamneth: I) In the valley,
             II) didacts and narpets, III) No one at the bridge,
             IV) panacea, V) bacchus plateau, VI) the fountain.

Fly by night         ( 1975 )

 titres : anthem, best I can, beneath, between and behind,
             by-tor and the snow dog, I) at the tobes of hades,
             II) across the styx, III) of the battle, IV) epilogue,
             fly by night, making memories, rivendell, In the end.

2112      ( 1976 )

 titres : 2112: I) overture, II) temples of the syrinx,
             III) discovery, IV) presentation,
             V) oracle: the dream, VI) soliloquy,
             VII) the grand finale, a passage to Bangkok,
             the twilight zone, lessons, tears,
             something for nothing.

A farewell to kings    ( 1977 )

 titres : a farewell to kings, xanadu,
             closer to the heart, Cinderella man,
             madrigal, cygnus X-1.

Hemispheres       ( 1978 )

 titres : hemispheres : (i) prelude, (ii) apollo/ dionysus,
             (iii) armageddon, (iv) cygnus, (v) the sphere,
             circumstances, the trees, la villa strangiato.

Permanent waves      ( 1980 )

 titres : the spirit of radio, freewill, jacob's ladder,
             entre nous, different strings, natural science.

Moving pictures    ( 1981 )

 titres : Tom Sawyer, red barchetta, YYZ,
              limelight, the camera eye,
              witch hunt (part III of fear), vital signs.

Exit / stage left ( live )    ( 1981 )

 titres : spirit of radio, red barchetta, YYZ,
             closer to the heart,
             beneath, between and behind,
             jacobs ladder, broon's bane, the trees,
             xanadu, freewill, Tom Sawyer,
             la villa strangiato.

Signals       ( 1982 )

 titres : subdivisions, the analog kid, chemistry, digital man,
             the weapon (part II of fear), new world man,
             losing it, countdown.

Grace under pressure   ( 1984 )

 titres : distant early warning, afterimage,
             red sector a,
             the enemy within (part I of fear),
             the body electric, kid gloves, red lenses,
             between the wheels.

Power windows    ( 1985 )

 titres : the big money, grand designs,
             manhattan project, marathon, territories,
             middletown dreams, emotion detector,
             mystic rhythms.

Hold your fire      ( 1987 )

 titres : force ten, time stand still, open secrets,
             second nature, prime mover, lock and key,
             mission, turn the page, tai shan, high water.

A show of hands   ( 1989 )

 titres : intro, the big money, subdivisions, marathon,
             turn the page, manhattan project, mission,
             distant early warning, mystic rhythms, witch hunt,
             the rhythm method, force ten, time stand still,
             red sector a, closer to the heart.

Presto       ( 1989 )

 titres : show don't tell, chain lightning, the pass,
             war paint, scars, presto, superconductor,
             anagram (for Mongo), red tide,
             hand over fist, available light.

Roll the bones    ( 1991 )

 titres : dreamline, bravado, roll the bones, face up,
             where's my thing (part IV of the "gangster of boats
             trilogy"), the big wheel, heresy, ghost of a chance,
             neurotica, you bet your life.

Counterparts     ( 1993 )

 titres : animate, stick it out, cut to the chase, nobody's hero,
             between sun and moon, alien shore, speed of love,
             double agent, leave that thing alone, cold fire,
             everyday glory.

Test for echo     ( 1996 )

 titres : test for echo, driven, half the world, the color of right,
             time and motion, totem, dog years, virtuality, resist,
             limbo, carve away the stone.

Different stages    ( 1998 )

 cd 1 : dreamline, limelight, driven, bravado, animate,
         show don't tell, the trees, nobody's hero, closer to the heart ,
         2112: I) overture, II) the temples of syrinx, III) discovery,
         IV) presentation, V) oracle: the dream, VI) soliloquy,
         VII) grand finale.
 
cd 2 : test for echo, analog kid, freewill, roll the bones,
         stick it out, resist, leave that thing alone,
         the rhythm method 1997, natural science.
         bonus track on Japanese release : force ten,
         the spirit of radio, Tom Sawyer.
 
cd 3 : bastille day, by-tor and the snow dog, xanadu,
         farewell to kings, something for nothing, cygnus X-1, anthem,
         working man, fly by night, In the mood, Cinderella man.

Vapor trails       ( 2002 )

 titres : one little victory, ceiling unlimited, ghost rider,
             peaceable kingdom, the stars look down, how it is,
             vapor trail, secret touch, earthshine, sweet miracle,
             nocturne, freeze (part IV of fear), out of the cradle.

Rush in Rio       ( 2003 )

~ 2 D V D ~

 cd 1 : tom sawyer, distant early warning, new world man,
           roll the bones, earth shine, YYZ, the pass, bravado,
           the big money, the tress, free will,
           closer to the heart, natural science,
           one litlle victory, driven, ghost rider, secret touch,
           dreamline, red sector A, leave that thing alone,
           o baterista, resist, 2112, limelight, la villa strangiato,
           the spirit of radio, by-tor and the snow dog /
           cygnus X-1 / working man.
 
cd 2 : documentary, the boys in brasil, .......

Feedback  [EP]     ( 2004 )

 titres : summertime blues, heart full of soul,
             the seeker, for what it's worth,
             shapes of things, Mr. Soul,
             crossroads, seven and seven is.

R 30       ( 2005 )

~ 2 D V D ~

 cd 1 : R30 overture - ( finding my way, anthem, bastille day,
           a passage to bangkok, cygnus X-1, hemispheres ),
           the spirit of radio, force ten, animate, subdivisions,
           earthshine, red barchetta, roll the bones, the seeker,
           tom sawyer, dreamline, between the wheels,
           mystic rhythms, der trommler, resist, heart full of soul,
           2112, xanadu, working man,
           summertime blues, crossroads, limelight.

 cd 2 :Interwiew footage:
            
Rush at Ivor Wynne stadium (1979) a farewell to  Kingsn tour,
            Interview Footage (1981) - Studio interview at Le Studio,
            Montreal while  recording the album Signals (released 1982) ,
            Interview  (1990) Artist of the Decade (1980s)  featuring all 3 members,
            Interview for release of the album Vapor Trails  (2004) ,
            CBC  Television: Juno Award news report - RUSH induction into the Canadian,
            Music Hall of  Fame (1994) .
 
Archive performance footage:
            
Fly By Night - Church Session Video (1975),
            Finding My Way mpeg1 from Rock  Concert,
            In The Mood mpeg1 from Rock Concert,
            Circumstances, La Villa Strangiato,  
            A Farewell to Kings - Seneca College Theatre (1977),
            Xanadu - Seneca College Theatre  (1977),
            Soundcheck: Various Songs - Ivor Wynne  Stadium (1977),
            Freewill - Toronto  Rocks / Rolling Stones Concert (2003),
            Closer to the Heart - Canadian Tsunami Disaster  Fund charity telethon performance
            on  CBC television (2005).

Snakes and arrows live   ( 2008 )

 cd 1 : limelight, digital man, entre nous, mission,
           freewill, the main monkey business,
           the larger bowl, secret touch, circumstances,
           between the wheels, dreamline far cry,
           workin' them angels, armor and sword.
 
cd 2 : spindrift, the way the wind blows, subdivisions,
           natural science, witch hunt,
           malignant narcissism - de slagwerker, hope,
           distant early warning, the Spirit of Radio,
           Tom Sawyer, one little victory,
           a passage to Bangkok, YYZ.

Working man     ( 2009 )

 titres : limelight, the spirit of radio, 2112, freewill,
             dreamline, far cry, subdivisions,
             one little victory (previously unreleased version),
             closer to the heart, Tom Sawyer,
             working man, YYZ.

Clockwork angels     ( 2012 )

 titres : caravan, bu2b, clockwork angels, the anarchist,
             carnies, halo effect, seven cities of gold, the wreckers,
             headlong flight, bu2b2, wish them well, the garden.

 

retour R

 

~  LIFESON  Alex  ~  ( album solo )

 

Victor       ( 1996 )

 titres : don't care, promise, strart today, Mr. X,
             at the end, sending out a warniong,
             shut up shuttin' up, strip and go naked,
             the big dance, Victor, I am The spirit.