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Fly By Night [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

RushAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 6, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001ESB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,722 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Lyrics laced with sci-fi and fantasy and the precision drumming of Peart arrived on this early Rush gem ('75). Includes the storming opener Anthem ; the epic By-Tor and the Snow Dog ; the ballad In the End ; the classic title track, and more!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 70s hard rock March 18, 2009
By P. Opus
Format:Audio CD
For me this is where the legend begins - Rush's first truly classic album. Before this they were sorting out their Led Zeppelin fixation and developing their own voice. They finally gelled with the addition of Neil Peart. The songs here are of higher quality than the earlier material, beginning to separate the band from the 70s hard rock pack. It wasn't until 2112 that they would emerge with their first truly distinctive album, and then hone their progressive rock sound down for their best work: Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Signals, and later Presto and Roll The Bones. Nonetheless this is more than just a historical document - it's also a fun listen and contains the kind of stuff that had me air-guitaring around my room in high school (and sometimes still does now). This is well worth your time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Rush Album April 1, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This would be the third time I've paid money for this music. I bought it as an LP about three years after the initial release, purchased it again as a CD, and now as a download having given the CD to a new Rush fan. By far one of my favorite Rush albums. The solid rock of the title track and "Anthem" to a balad like "Rivendell" make for a marvelous mix that shows the early abilities for a band now in it's fifth decade.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album September 5, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Fly By Night is Rush's second album and marks the departure of drummer John Rutsey and the beginning of current drummer Neil Peart's time with the band. There is a lot to find on this album from start to finish; Rush's first epic (By-Tor & the Snow Dog), the summary of Neil Peart's outlook on life and the height of his Ayn Rand influence (Anthem), and a song where no percussion is found anywhere but Geddy Lee's voice along with Alex Lifeson's acoustic guitar work together to create a truly beautiful and magical sound (Rivendell).
From the beginning of the album Rush makes listeners take notice with their explosive sound. Lifeson uses a combination of powerful chords, amazing solos, and soft acoustic accompaniment throughout the album. Geddy Lee displays his talent on the bass guitar and microphone, leaving the synthesizers for a later day. And while it would be a fallacy to call this album the height of Neil Peart's talent, his skills as a percussionist can be highlighted by this album just as well as by citing any of the band's later works.
Everything about this album is just plain great. Great music, great lyrics...even the track arrangement makes one think about the musical genius that is Rush. At this time the band had nowhere to go but up; and they knew it. With founding member Alex Lifeson, seasoned bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee, and the band's newest member, Neil Peart, this album goes a long way to silence any doubt as to why Rush is the legendary act they have become.
I'm not a professional review writer (obviously) so I'm just writing this as a tribute to Rush. Fly By Night is one of their best albums, and I hope that current Rush fans and new listeners alike will gain something from my opinions and perspective. That's the only reason I'm writing this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Direction March 31, 2009
By Todd7
Format:Audio CD
Fly by Night is Rush's second album, and first with Neil Peart. Peart would play a pivotal role in the direction and future success of the band in the years to follow. Fly by Night is a solid release, and the first 3 tracks (Anthem, Best I Can, Beneath Between & Behind) are hard rockers, and any one of them would've been suited for the first slot. These tracks are somewhat of a continuation of where their first album left off. The next track (By-Tor and the Snow Dog) is their first epic-length offering, and delivers well in that it displays all of the band's diverse talents in one song. Each member highlights their respective instruments well, and Geddy's voice is as powerful as ever. The title track (Fly by Night) is still pretty popular on the airwaves, and responsible for pretty good sales overall. "Making Memories" reminds me so much of the Zeppelin track, "Over the Hills and Far Away". "Rivendell" is Rush's most mellow song, and Geddy sings it with emotion. This song is Tolkien-inspired, and brings some balance to the album. The last track "In the End" starts with good acoustics, then fades into powerful Lifeson riffs and vintage Lee vocals that shriek. Overall, the album is a healthy mixture of rock and progressive lyrics that transition the band out of the first album plainness, and into the more philosophy-inspired intellectual lyrics that would become a Rush trademark in the years ahead. The ratings:

This album is a must-have for any fan, as well as anyone who's just getting into Rush, because these are the roots for everything else the band subsequently released.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is A Great Album December 29, 2003
By Nick
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the greatest albums that Rush has ever made. This is also Neil Peart's first work with the band, and his drumming and lyrics are really awesome. My personal favorite is "By-Tor And The Snow Dog", which has excellent work from all three of the band members. I had heard bad things about the second to last track "Rivendell", but I actually liked it. I found it to be very peaceful and relaxing. Here are my overall ratings:
1. Anthem - 5/5
2. Best I can - 4/5
3. Beneath, Between, and Behind - 5/5
4. By-Tor And The Snow Dog - 5/5
5. Fly By Night - 5/5
6. Making Memories - 5/5
7. Rivendell - 3/5
8. In The End - 5/5
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Plastic case was broken
Published 17 days ago by Tim Barnett
4.0 out of 5 stars thanks
Published 27 days ago by Kevin William Finn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Transaction. Item as described.
Published 1 month ago by James B. Vanek
5.0 out of 5 stars Why don't you have this yet?
Of course it's great. It's RUSH! Your collection will be hipper and more complete with this in it. PLUS it's excellent music.
Published 1 month ago by xsurfer
4.0 out of 5 stars No fly by night outfit.
One of those pivotal rock albums of the 70's. These guys rocked and put Toronto on the world music scene map. And I always loved the cover art.
Published 1 month ago by joemaamah
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Still great after forty years!
Published 3 months ago by Ausum2bme
5.0 out of 5 stars Rush is one of the bands that Spinal Tap was making fun of when they...
Classic Rush sound with Tolkien imagery. Rush is one of the bands that Spinal Tap was making fun of when they did their rock-out "Stonehenge", but it is one of my favorite... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Steven Brewer
5.0 out of 5 stars It is exactly what it is.
Rush at their best, along with the first self titled album you really don't need any of what follows. Really.
Published 6 months ago by James M Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG! I'm a teen again
I had this album as a teen. Now as an (ahem) adult, I have it in CD form and am lovin' it as I am cruisin' down the road. Rush in their hay day. Fantastic!
Published 7 months ago by heidi
5.0 out of 5 stars Required listening for every personal music player
At least it is required listening for every motivated rock 'n roll fan that enjoys listening to expert musicians and their craft. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jonathan McGovern
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