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Cygnus X-1 Book II Hemispheres

by Rush

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
mild rhythmic syncopation
varying tempo and time signatures
major key tonality
a distinctive male lead vocal
electric rhythm guitars

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LOVE THIS TASTY MASTERPIECE
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hattric79
Brilliant!!
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How lucky,first 2112 now this tasty masterpiece
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Rush has been so instrumental in my formative years..made me a better person through their songs..
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i think im alone here but this song doesnt really click with me. i love the other 3 songs from the album though. the trees is one of my fav rush songs ever.
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Would love to have been a fly on the wall when Alex Lifeson first stumbled on that Hemisphere chord. *fftthhhrrun g * . . . "Hmmm."
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I saw this concert both times 18 word on it it was rush at their absolute best there fastest bestest damn music in the universe
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My favorite tune of theirs from the 'stoner' era, lol. The last time my local rock station was 'cool' was when the midday DJ decided to play this tune, in its entirety, during his show about 15 or so years ago. That was, probably, the station's last gasp nod to its pre-corporat e 70s heyday. After that their playlist became strictly directed by Clear Channel.
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RUSH IS THE BEST.
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Still the BEST Rush album!!!
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Book II Hemispheres is a perfect examplr of true musical prodigies as the members of Rush truely are! No wonder why their influences on todays musicians is so prevalent. You can just taste Hemispheres in Dream Theaters music just to name one particular band.
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Have to agree with bigdaddy.bru c e . Hemispheres is unmatched. A tremendous undertaking for all three at the time of recording. However Tarcus isn't so bad either.
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jane.hodgdon
Rush does not have any bad tunes.....pr o b a b l y the best thing that comes from Canada......
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Awesome! You Tube- Counterparts Tour 1994 - live performance of the Prelude - AMAZING!
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10th grade, Koss headphones on, stoned to the bone in my room with this one cranked! Those were the days!
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Not bad...not exactly 2112 but that could be the best album side ever...when there was vinyl that is.
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Absolutely, positively, without a doubt my all time favorite Rush song. Phenomenal vocals, instrumentat i o n , and best of all, Neil Peart on drums!!! Fan-freaking - t a s t i c ! ! ! !
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This gift is certainly beyond compare.
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SO F**KIN' RIGHTEOUS!!! !
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No matter what I'm doing on the computer.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . w h e n this song comes on, all work stops, and volume gets crunk!!
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This is Classic Rush! Epitome of Awesomeness! ! ! ROCK ON :-)
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snakekramer
I know its my f**king favorite. Its got all those qualities that make a great rush song odd time signatures, wild geddy lee vocals, kick a** instrumentat i o n , mild rhythmic syncopation and best of all its over 20 minutes long!!!!
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june 26th 2011, concord pavillion myself! this is quite possibly my favorite rush song ever.
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olabuena
Going to see Rush Sat night!!
Stoked!
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Daaaaamn... This totally caught me off-guard when it started playing. It's a nice surprise though!!
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Always a good day when you land this piece of epicness. :)
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Finally! I have been waiting forever for Book II: Hemispheres to come up on my Rush radio. I couldn't thumbs up quick enough....wo o !

Agreed, the pinnacle of Rush's technical prowess. Masterful, beyond words.
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The only thing that concerns about this album is the guy on the cover....Dud e , put on some shorts and quit standing like a girlie man.
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Man, Life is good!!!!
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I haven't owned this for many years. When it was the 1st song (Cygnus X-1) to come on, I went into another universe!
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Yeah probably every Rush fan already knows, but just in case; a sphere represented the Hellenistic idea of perfection. It's complete, with no beginning or end.
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This just made my day!
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Simply the pinnical of Rush's technical skill, to bad they decided never to attempt something like that again.
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richdyerii3
trees man love these songs!
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EPIC!
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ebodiddley
WOW...the whole album side on Pandora!!!!! ! ! ! ! YOU ROCK!!!!
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pandafurball
Incredible. In 500 years, future humans will look at this composition and compare it to works of Bach and Beethoven. Rock will get its respect!!!

Love the Bass work. Perfect song.
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one of the best songs ever!
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One of my very favorite Rush songs.
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Yea, this song is epic and one of the best ever. "DIONYSUS THOUGHT ME MAD!!"

This song has been forever a part of my life.
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This is the greatest song ever made!
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the lyrics are a gas! Neal Peart is the man.

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