The Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987 Review

artist: rush date: 07/21/2006 category: compact discs
rush: The Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987
Release Date: Feb 11, 2003
Label: Universal
Genres: Album Rock, Prog-Rock/Art Rock, Hard Rock, Arena Rock
Number Of Tracks: 16
The Spirit Of Radio more than qualifies as a greatest-hits package, and provides an excellent overview of one of rock's most successful and innovative bands.
 Sound: 9
 Lyrics: 10
 Overall Impression: 9
 Overall rating:
 9.4 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.3 
 Users rating:
 9.5 
 Votes:
 35 
review (1) 28 comments vote for this album:
overall: 9.3
The Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987 Reviewed by: calvinthecanadi, on july 21, 2006
3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Sound: Basically all the best of the best on one little compact disc. Who knew that one little CD could boast so much insightful and respectful music from the ages of kings long ago. The style here remains the same as classic rush, so you "super-fans" can sit fast. One of the best Greatest Hits CD's since Elvis was discovered. // 9

Lyrics: The lyrics, like all Rush are all just so moving with anthems such as "Fly By Night", "Working Man" and "Closer To The Heart." Would you be able to resist such a CD? And tell me this, who can resist rocking along with the opening guitar riff in "The Spirit Of Radio"? The singer (Geddy Lee) has one of the most distinctive voices in rock since Bob Dylan and Neil Young with a high pitch mixed in with alot of heart and soul, Geddy can steal your heart. // 10

Overall Impression: To other Greatest Hits albums, this one definetly can stand strong against any takers. The big osngs are obviously "Fly By Night", "Working Man", "Closer To The Heart", "Limelight", "Freewill" and "Tom Sawyer". I love all of the great guitar riffs created by guitarist Alex Lifeson and the complex, intricate drumming of Neil Peart. If this CD was stolen I wouldn't need to worry because I bought an extra copy just in case. // 9

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