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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 13, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • ASIN: B009D5LVNS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,640 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

1. 2112 Overture
2. The Spirit Of Radio
3. Tom Sawyer
4. Subdivisions
5. Closer To The Heart
6. Red Barchetta
7. Limelight
8. Working Man
9. Fly By Night

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From the world-famous orchestra that brought you symphonic interpretations of Queen, Pink Floyd and ABBA comes a brand new set of studio recordings celebrating the music of Canadian Prog Rock legends, Rush!

Includes dramatic reinterpretations of the Rush classics Tom Sawyer, The Spirit Of Radio, Red Barchetta, Limelight and more!

Conducted by BAFTA award winning musician and composer Richard Harvey! --Official Press Release

Customer Reviews

I wish they could tour with Rush or collaborate on new music with Rush.
Joseph Doss
It is so much fun to listen to and the different interpretations that come with an orchestral mix is beautiful to the ears.
Audrey Groeschel
Not much singing, but was done with such taste and is very easy listening.
linda f

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Teamski on November 20, 2012
Format: Audio CD
As a huge Rush fan, I always enjoy alternate renditions of their songs. A Choral version of The Analog Kid done several years ago was simply amazing. Here, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra did a great job on the songs except the use of guitars in several of the songs. I think the use of them in several songs was somewhat of a cop out. If I wanted to listen to some variant solo, I would listen to a standard cover band. I wanted to hear the pure orchestra, which is done for a number of songs, but not for others, especially Red Barchetta where an extensive solo ruins the song altogether as an orchesta piece. If you are a Rush fan, you know you have to add this to your library, but I was hoping for something a bit more. Just my personal opinion, of course!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tero on November 21, 2012
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If they had left out singing completely, it would have been tolerable. Replacing Geddy with a single singer would not have worked either.

Symphonic bands can be as tight as Rush, so that is doable. Here we have more of a pops approach.

I am a fan of symphonic music and have liked a few efforts to combine rock and a symphony. Genesis was not bad. This is not memorable at all. Ensemble Modern would have done OK job.
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I want to like this more. And there are many bits of it I really like. But over all it misses the mark for me. Standouts to me include 2112 Overture, Subdivisions and Limelight. Disappointments are lead by Red Barchetta. Many of the arrangements sound like soundtracks to a 70's TV Western Movie of the Week Soundtrack/Hooked on Classics. I think it might have been better to have gone more "classical", even operatic in some cases. Rush is currently touring with a string section for the Clockwork Angels tour aptly showing how their music can be complimented, if not arranged, in classical style. Perhaps most of the disappointment with this collection is the potential it showed, but yet missed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike Virgil on June 20, 2014
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I'm a die hard Rush fan and I like some classical music. But this is just lame. Most songs are hard to recognize and the ones that are recognizable are just destroyed with over the top classical arrangements that makes it just cheesy.

Stay away or you'll have nightmares when you hear Rush again.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joe F. on November 28, 2012
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This album is only OK if you are a huge Rush fan. If you already know every part of the real version of the song inside and out, then hearing that song performed in this way gives it a cute little twist. And I really must emphasize the 'cute little' part. It's not a "wow that is crazy what they did there" and instead you listen to it knowing what part is coming up in the song going, "oh I wonder what they are going to do there. Oh, ok that was interesting." Unfortunately, it's the same concept as creating a MIDI version of a Rush song. It's cute what you did there, but you won't catch me listening to it in the car.
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I'm really glad someone did orchestral covers of their songs. 2112 Overture, Working Man, and Red Barchetta are my personal favorites off of this album, even though most of them sound like John Williams scored them. This whole album would be so much better off without the vocals (Subdivisions is the worst offender).

If you're a fan of Rush, I'd definitely would recommend checking out 2112 Overture (sadly it's not the full song) just for a listen.
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At best, it's not offensive and I spontaneously smiled several times at this classical interpretation of great Rush songs. At worst, there are some moments that forced a cringe or two out of me. For the most part, there were more laughs and smiles than cringes. They shoulda/coulda left out the vocals; the players are top notch and definitely up to the task of covering these prog rockers without any choral assistance.
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It's...interesting, but only if you are a die-hard Rush fan. This will not really appeal to classical music lovers or casual Rush fans. The cover art is pretty awesome. I like that they used a dinosaur on the cover, since it's an ongoing joke with Rush that they are so old they are dinosaurs. The music is not quite classical, it's more like a movie score. There is electric guitar, and some pretty amusing singing. (The guy who sings on Subdivisions sounds like Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas.) Let's face it, this album is really only good for laughs and entertainment. The record itself is kind of cool, as it comes on blue transparent vinyl. But keep in mind that this record only costs a few bucks, so in my opinion, it's well worth it.
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What's with the dinosaur?
.....and from the picture I thought "The Trees" would have been a song on the cd. Now it just doesn't make sense. Maybe they confused it with the Yes album meets the ASIA album?
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