Sebastian Bach, lead singer of Skid Row and self-proclaimed Rush fanatic, performs twice. Some incredible moments on this one. Down almost 50% from last year and even more compared to 2017. Giving more cajones to Rush' songs sounds tacky leather pants, big hair and vocal exagerations and loses the intelligence and credibility of the original version. So many highlights here but i'll touch on each track briefly.
It's always decieving when you pay for something and what you get is. Grade: C Posted Monday, July 30, 2007 Review 130871 Big mistake. There's no point in stretching a review here: this is simply some 'metal gods' Sebastian Bach, Labrie, Baker, Portnoy, Allman and Sheenan doing a carbon copy of the canadian trio we all know and love. Often projects of this magnitude are doomed to failure from the start as a result of inadequate rehearsing, a shoestring budget, and sometimes a lack of talent capable of handling the songs with the respect they deserve. Well i've owned this baby for many years and even to this day I like to give it the odd spin.
Not every track is good but in general they have not only succeeded to capture the very disctinctive Rush spirit but also often added an extra musical dimension, especially the versions of the songs Working Man, The Trees, La Villa Strangiato, Jacob's Ladder and Natural Science sound captivating and dynamic to me. Personnel on this album is just tremendous. More than 20 great musicians coming mostly from the heavy and metal scene play in this tribute to Rush: Petrucci, Portnoy, LaBrie, Sebastian Bach, Devin Townsend, Fates Warning, Michael Romeo, Billy Sheehan, George Lynch, Steve Morse or Stuart Hamm to name just a few. It was mixed by Terry Brown, and Mike Portnoy was the creative consultant, which if you know anything about Portnoy means everything was done as close to perfection as possible. Posted Monday, December 3, 2012 Review 870921 With a lot of great musicians in it, this is by far the best Rush tribute album in my humble opinion. So you can hear the same song as the album in a heavier version, with a metal attitude that doesn't really suit the core of Rush. Thanks in advance for your help! The new live Rush compilation, , is now available on and.
Closer To The Heart 3:00 10. Still, this was a decent attempt and an affirmation of the technical and musical genius of Rush. Still, for its sheer entertainment value and affirmation of Rush, Working Man is an album worthy of a listen or two. The energy, passion and lights out performances are all so uplifting. Of course there are parts similar with the original version.
The musicianship rivals the original versions -- occasionally besting them, particularly where the vocals are concerned. Still, I've been a fan of Sheehan for a while and was glad to see him here so often also playing the bass a lot is fellow technical bass god Stu Hamm; Geddy got the royal treatment when it came to bass tributes. Posted Saturday, October 2, 2010 Review 301704 Tribute albums to great bands, always so difficult to judge, if the covers are too close to the originals they are meaningless, but when the homaged material are true classics and they try to make different versions it's often so difficult to come up with better renditions than the originals. I am impressed by the musical company featuring Steve Morse, Stuart Hamm and band members from Shadow Gallery, Cairo and Dream Theater. However, the rest of the tracks are only pretty good, and only fans wishing for interesting renditions of their favorite Rush tunes should give this a go. I was really curious from the beginning to discover how it sounds the famous songs of the Canadiaan trio performed by top class musicians! This is without a doubt one of my favourite covers.
They could have picked better songs, for God sakes! Closer To The Heart 10. Check out Portnoy and Billy Sheehan's groundshaking work. Working Man is an all star tribute to prog metal pioneers and art rock stalwarts Rush. Not to mention 'Tom Sawyer'. Is it better than the original songs? Devin's version actually sounds better than the original in my opinion, and, had they played the full song, Sebastian Bach and co.
These guys play their hearts out, and there are some spine tingling moments on this recording. One of my favourites on here. Keeping this site up to date and interesting takes a great deal of time more than anything parts of this site are updated on a near-daily basis , but your donations help cover the occasional out of pocket costs needed to keep it all up to date and constantly evolving. By-Tor And The Snow Dog 3. Stuart Hamm provides the bass.
They rearranged the song in completely different style than the original version so that I cannot first recognize. I mean, c'mon man, am I right!? The play several selection of. At the same time, I've revamped the entire Winamp Skins collection, updating the skins to include some new Winamp features. On thing althought, is the 'new' version of the Analog Kid that really, really shakes your soda thank you Russell and Pinella. La Villa Strangiato 9:26 6. The music discographies on this site are works in progress.