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Hold Your Fire [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

RushAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 3, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Island / Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001ESZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,568 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Look Into the Eye of the Storm May 4, 2000
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To a certain degree, Rush has always personified the battle between passion and reason. The theme even illustrated the cover of their 1978 opus, "Hemispheres." Led by bassist-singer's Geddy Lee's love it or hate it falsetto vocal style, "Hold Your Fire" is a fitting bookmark to what was perhaps the most productive and musically-rich chapter in the band's history. Drummer Neil Peart's pensive lyrics provide the plot for what turns out to be the end of the musical journey begun with 1980's "Permanent Waves." As the title suggests, the theme of the album is the human struggle to temper instinct and passion with intellect and restraint.
The songs explore several variations of the theme: honoring the sacrifices we sometimes must make to hold true to our dreams ("Mission"); warning us of the dangers of giving in ("Lock and Key"); or exploring the side effects of progress ("Second Nature"). Peart's lyrics have always been among the most literate and thought-provoking in rock and, when all is said and done, it's hard to disagree with them. The reason for this is that, rather than beat you over the head with his point of view, he chooses to explore the many shades of gray that illustrate one of the core struggles at the heart of human understanding.
The irony is that, while the lyrics provide a well-balanced view of the passion vs. reason struggle, the music falls squarely on the side of reason. In choosing to push the power trio format to the limit, Rush chose to play heavily with the use of sequencers which, in turn, makes one feel that, with everything that is going on musically, the band never really cuts loose.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange... March 8, 2000
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...isn't it? From reading the reviews of several Rush albums, it's apparent that people decide that Rush is at their peak at the time they first hear the band on the radio or MTV.
"Hold Your Fire" was the first time I'd paid attention to the band, and to this day it defines, for me, the greatness of the trio, despite being a fan of most of their work.
The lyrics on "Hold Your Fire" are the most powerful, most beautiful of all their recordings. How many albums can spark a sense of wonder of the universe (Time Stand Still, High Water), stir outrage against the powers that be (Lock and Key, Open Letter), or remind us of the beauty of human potential and accomplishment (Prime Mover, Mission)?
This wide range of themes on a single album wouldn't work in the hands of lesser musicians, but Lee, Lifeson and Peart are the masters of their instruments, and it is by the strength of their sound that we can seamlessly shift from wonderment to outrage to wonderment again.
Some fans complain of the preponderance of keyboards on the album -- these are generally fans of the older, guitar-heavy Rush style (which I like, by the way). But as Lee belts out on the album, Permanent Waves: "All this machinery/ making modern music/ can still be open hearted/ not so coldly charted/ it's really just a question/ of your honesty." The keyboards enhance the lyrics and the music, providing a depth that guitars alone could not.
Not many bands have remained as honest to themselves and to their fans as Rush -- whatever their fortunes and whatever the critics say, there's little doubt that Lee, Lifeson and Peart gives everything they have to their music.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From the point of ignition to the moment of truth! August 24, 2006
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I like to write reviews about albums that have meant something for me personally and Hold Your Fire is definitely one of those. It went from a record that didn't appeal to me on any particular level to one of my absolute favourite records from one of my favourite bands.

As a fan of almost everything that Rush has created musically during the years, including the records of the seventies as well as the nineties, it has always been the eighties era of the bands music that has appealed to my musical taste the most. With Moving Pictures, Grace Under Pressure and Power Windows they created music on a higher emotional level than before, leaving the science fiction lyrics and long rock epics for more human based themes and a music that was more of an intellectual art form, more developed and matured. My favourite album during this time was Power Windows with its symphonic keyboard sound and melodic and powerful melodies, mixing the guitar, bass and keyboard on a balanced level. Hold Your Fire had something that I just couldn't get into the same way; it seemed more complicated and more experimental for a seventeen old lad like me, touching themes that I couldn't understand in the same easy way as the themes of Power Windows.

But as the months went by I and I listened more frequently to the record something happened that made me want to listen more to it. Songs that hadn't touched me before; Prime Mover, Second Nature, Lock And Key, suddenly had something about them that made me remember why Rush is one of my favourite bands; their ability to go beyond the music fashion of the time, borrowing ingredients of what characterize this ongoing trend and turning this into something more intellectual, complex, emotional and original than most other artists manage or ever would dear to do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hold Your Fire
Rush's Hold your Fire does not have the magic of early Rush music but it is flawlessly executed and gives a good listen.
Published 4 days ago by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Charles Jensen
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good album
When I listen to rush I expect very good technique, very good lyrics and very good melodies. This album is very far of the proto-heavy metal of the first albums, also far of the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by mario.albceron
4.0 out of 5 stars A Revelation
I dismissed HYF as a kid, turned off by the Aimee Mann singing and the wealth of keys on the album, wanting to hear a "heavier" Rush. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Greg Orlando
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastc cd!!!! Still sounds great today
Ive always liked this release by Rush....always brings backa flood of good memories
and I think that is largely due to the hopeful tone of the songs themselves. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Music for life !!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Now Than When It Was Released
I have always considered this one of the weaker Rush albums. But lately, thanks to a renewed interest in synth music, I've been reviewing Rush's 80s work with an ear towards... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Quiero Cafe
5.0 out of 5 stars Good listening.
One of my favorite albums. Would recommend to anyone. A classic on its own merit. Classic Rush rock and roll music.
Published 6 months ago by eightysfanatic
5.0 out of 5 stars rush rocks!
What can I say? Rush is the best! Been listening to them most of my life. Great band indeed. Yeah.
Published 6 months ago by Jeffrey G. Burkhart
5.0 out of 5 stars Rush!
Always a fantastic listen. These guys keep putting out quality music decade after decade. Finally in the Hall of Fame. Congrats!
Published 7 months ago by S. Kezios
2.0 out of 5 stars THE ONE I DON'T CARE....
Sorry, RUSH....I got almost ALL your albums, and i can say without any doubt that HOLD YOUR FIRE is the ONLY RUSH album i don't care.... Read more
Published 8 months ago by FLUMINENSE
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