Gold

April 25, 2006 | Format: MP3

$14.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 25, 2006
  • Release Date: April 25, 2006
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: ISLAND MERCURY
  • Copyright: (C) 2006 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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  • Total Length: 2:35:09
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  • ASIN: B000WTVE9A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,056 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This is the best Rush compilation ever!
Basic Bob
It is a great CD all my favorite songs are on this I would highly recommend this Cd for Rush fans.
jkbdrums
Great collection for the casual fan as well as those who want more than just their radio hits.
Brian B

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Erick Bertin on September 19, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Yes, yes, i know what you're about to say: OVERKILL!!! ANOTHER Rush compilation??!! It's true, the folks at mercury/universal have flooded the market with compilations in recent years, but let's take a moment to analyze those, shall we? "Chronicles": the first, true, Rush 2 CD compilation, it was released several years ago, when Rush changed labels. Then came "Retrospective I & II", which, essentially, consisted of the same songs included in "Chronicles", but split in 2, so people could have the possibility to buy one or the other.

Althought these compilations offered almost nothing new (there were a couple of different songs, that's all...), it was a smart move, and one that has become increasingly common for record labels in recent years (Atlantic did the same with Zeppelin's "Remasters", spiltting it into "Earlier Days" and "Latter Days"...). Then came the single disc "Spirit of Radio", which was a Greatest Hits of sorts, with little appeal for long time fans, but most likely meant to attract new ones. It failed to represent the band's full body of work, but it probably served well its purpose of enticing new listeners. And now we get the latest installment of the "Gold" series by Universal, which in fact consists of the 2 volumes of "Retrospective" grouped together at half the price and with minor changes (the song "Something for Nothing" is sacrificed in favor of "Working Man").

But unlike many other such compilations, which (to me) more often than not fall short to people's expectations, this one is pretty good! You get 29 songs (one more than Chronicles) spanning all of their studio albums with mercury, for less than 15 bucks!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Richard Thompson on February 19, 2007
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I have been a RUSH Fan for as long as I have been buying music. I still remember going into the local Record store and plunking down some hard earned cash at the tender age of 14 and buying my first two record albums, RUSH - A Farewell to Kings and R.E.O. Speedwagon - T.W.O.

As a middle-aged adult music buyer, I have acquired every single RUSH offering in Remastered digital format (I'm something of an Audiophile).

I had never been interested in their "Best of" compilations before. I didn't need that, I had all the albums. But, after reading an early review by someone who had actually listened to this selection and not just jumped in on the record company bashing critisms about putting something out "just to make a buck", I decided to purchase it. And let me tell you: IT SOUNDS GREAT! All the songs presented here are superior to the 1997 and 2002 remaster series. And its a nice selection of songs. Some of my favorites.

Buy it. Or purchase it for someone as an introduction to RUSH's music. I even got it on sale for about $12, what a deal! Two discs packed with RUSH music.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By R. Gorham on June 12, 2007
Format: Audio CD
THE BAND: Geddy Lee (vocals, bass, synth), Alex Lifeson (guitars), Neil Peart (drums & percussion).

THE DISCS: (2006) 29 tracks on 2 discs clocking in at approximately 154 minutes (78 minutes on disc-1, 76 minutes on disc-2). Included with the disc is a 6-page foldout containing song titles/credits, album cover artwork of each of the 12 albums represented here, one band photo, and what songs came from which albums. This compilation follows the band from 1974-87. Digitally remastered sound. Label - Mercury / Island Def Jam.

ALBUM REPRESENTATION: Rush (2 songs), Fly By Night (3), Caress Of Steel (1), 2112 (2), A Farewell To Kings (2), Hemispheres (2), Permanent Waves (2), Moving Pictures (3), Signals (3), Grace Under Pressure (3), Power Windows (3), Hold Your Fire (3).

COMMENTS: There are several Rush compilations out there - "Chronicles", "Retrospective I", Retrospective II", "The Spirit Of The Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-87" and this "Gold". I choose Rush's 2-disc "Gold" compilation over any of the others to date... due to track selection and superior sound quality. Disc-1 concentrates on the years 1974-80; disc-2 on the years 1981-87. THE GOOD: All the staples are here - "Working Man", "Fly By Night", "The Trees", "Closer To The Heart", "2112 Overture", By-Tor & The Snow Dog", Freewill", "The Spirit Of The Radio", "Red Barchetta", "Limelight", Tom Sawyer", "Subdivisions", "New World Man", "Distant Early Warning", "The Big Money", Time Stands Still", etc. An added bonus - surprisingly, all 11 minutes of "Xanadu" are in tact. Remastered and reworked sound is as good or better than the "Remastered" Rush individual releases from 1997.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By TexanMGM on April 25, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Gold, released on April 25, 2006, is Rush's fourth compilation.

Gold, as I said in the title, is Rush's best compilation to date. Now, you may ask, why is this Rush's best compilation? Well, lets look at the down-points of the other three Rush compilations.

Chronicles:

Problem 1) A list price of $34, that 17 dollars for a single CD.

Problem 2) A very lame remastering job.

Problem 3) A lame packaging job.

Problem 4) Chronicles is missing many excellent Rush songs; By-Tor and the Snow Dog, Xanadu, YYZ, & The Analog Kid.

Retrospective I and II:

Problem 1) Again a very high price tag, 14 dollars a CD.

Problem 2) Their missing more good Rush songs; Working Man, A Farewell To Kings, YYZ.

The Spirit Of Radio:

Problem 1) It's only one disc. It's impossible to put all of Rush's classic songs on one CD.

Problem 2) It's missing so many classics; Finding My Way, Anthem, By-Tor, Xanadu, La Villa Strangiato, YYZ, & The Analog Kid just to name a few.

The only problem with Gold is the absents of YYZ. If I had one question for the track listing people, it would be where's YYZ. YYZ has been a concert staple since the Moving Pictures Tour back in 1981, it deserves to be on at least one greatest hits compilation. Now there's only one reason for YYZ being absent, marketing. If you put YYZ here, then you would have Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, YYZ, and Limelight on the same compilation, no one would ever buy Moving Pictures.

Gold and the two Retrospectives track listings are very similar, except that Working Man replaces Something For Nothing on Gold.
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