The book is 354 pages, comprising my
deepest dig into Rush ever. It’s
twice as long as my other Rush books
and hopefully it’ll stand as the
most definitive book on this period,
although there’s no stopping Rush
It’s a textured hard cover book,
sweetly appointed with foil and
embossing. There are two eight-page
colour sections, but other than
that, it’s a 126,000-word
examination of the origins of the
band up to the end of 1979.
Toward that end, there’s extensive
discussion of the childhood and teen
years, leading into separate
chapters on Rush,
Fly by Night,
Caress of Steel, 2112,
All the World’s a Stage,
A Farewell to Kings and
Inspired by what I had to do on my
recent Led Zeppelin and Clash books
(i.e. writing 500 words on every
single song), there’s far more
song-by-song analysis than I stuck
in any of my previous Rush titles.
But there’s also a trove of unseen
first-hand interview material with
the band as well as engineers,
producers, managers and other
industry movers an’ shakers.
Book II will be called
Limelight: Rush in the ‘80s
and book III will be called
Driven: Rush in the ‘90s and “In
This is now completely sold out.
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