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Rush - Caress Of Steel album

  • Performer: Rush
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: Caress Of Steel
  • Released: 1975
  • Style: Prog Rock, Hard Rock
  • Country: Canada
  • MP3 version size: 1372 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1653 mb
  • Other: MP4 MMF DMF MIDI RA VQF MP1
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 923

Description

Rush - Caress Of Steel (1975).

This is my first reaction to Caress Of Steel Album by RUSH This was requested by Jeff Johnson on Patreon

Album 3 of the RUSH DISCOGRAPHY Caress of Steel was meant to take the band to new heights, but instead, they flew too close to the sun and found themselves reeling. but placed them back to back, a decision that was harped upon harshly. Overall, not a bad album, but rather middle of the road.

Caress of Steel is the third studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1975. The album showcases the band's continued evolution to hard progressive rock as opposed to the blues-based hard rock style of the band's first album. Although Rush's previous album Fly by Night dabbled in longer conceptual pieces such as "By-Tor & the Snow Dog", such works were the central focus of Caress of Steel.

Caress Of Steel is a music studio album recording by RUSH (Heavy Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1975 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. FLAC (2015, Ponomusic) Hi Res download in 192kHz/24bit lossless files from remaster by Sean Magee. Caress Of Steel Mercury 2015.

Rush are one of the great prog-rock bands, and Caress of Steel is their first real prog album. But despite its importance, it remains the black sheep of their catalog with its meandering instrumentals and shrieked vocals; even the band members feel uncomfortable listening to it decades later. That whole Caress of Steel period is stuck in a strange and funny moment in our history," Lee told Rolling Stone in 2014. I really don't know how that would stand the test of time. The album shows more of Rush's adherence to the hard rock and progressive rock styles of the band's first two albums. Long pieces, pieces broken up into parts, and solo passages of speed and agility are all included

Caress of Steel can often be seen as an album of firsts. It is without a doubt Rush’s first true foray into the realm of progressive rock. It is also their first album to contain a side-long epic and a song longer than 10 minutes. However, it was also their first (and only) commercial failure, leading to the album as a whole being cast aside by both the band and critics. Though songs such as Bastille Day and Lakeside Park are considered classics (the latter was even played during Rush’s farewell tour, R40), the remaining tracks are often seen as too complex or too ambitious

Caress of Steel is the third studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released on September 24, 1975 by Mercury Records in the United States, Anthem Records in Canada, and Atlantic Records in Japan. Its total length is 45:00. The band's lineup included vocalist and bassist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart. Rush's previous release showed a move to a more progressive rock sound. Continuing that trend, Caress of Steel had two long epic conceptual pieces that made up about 33 minutes of the album

Caress Of Steel ‎(LP, Album, Gat). First album i've bought with an inner sleeve of this quality. I still swapped it for a mofi one though,lols;) Reply See 1 reply Notify me Helpful.

Tracklist

A1 Bastille Day 4:36
A2 I Think I'm Going Bald 3:35
A3 Lakeside Park 4:07
The Necromancer
A4(I) Into Darkness 4:20
A4(II) Under The Shadow 4:25
A4(III) Return Of The Prince 3:51
The Fountain Of Lamneth
B(I) In The Valley 4:17
B(II) Didacts And Narpets 1:00
B(III) No One At The Bridge 4:15
B(IV) Panacea 3:12
B(V) Bacchus Plateau 3:12
B(VI) The Fountain 3:48

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Toronto Sound Studios
  • Mixed At – Toronto Sound Studios
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
  • Manufactured By – Phonogram, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Phonodisc, Inc.
  • Published By – Core Music Publishing
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Phonogram, Inc.

Credits

  • Arranged By – Rush, Terry Brown
  • Art Direction – AGI
  • Bass, Vocals – Geddy Lee
  • Engineer – Terry Brown
  • Executive-Producer – Moon Records
  • Graphics – Hugh Syme
  • Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Steel Guitar – Alex Lifeson
  • Percussion – Neil Peart
  • Photography By – Barry McVicker , Gerard Gentil*, Terrance Bert*
  • Producer – Rush, Terry Brown
  • Written-By – Lifeson*, Lee*, Peart*

Notes

Label variation: Very similar to 4555301 except on label top manufacturer info shortened to just "MANUFACTURED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PHONOGRAM, INC." -- Doesn't mention Polygram.

Inside gatefold cover contains lyrics/credits
Recorded & Mixed at Toronto Sound Studios, Toronto, Canada
Dedicated to the memory of Mr. Rod Serling

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side etch): SRM-1-1046 A2 CT
  • Matrix / Runout (B side etch): SRM-1-1046 B1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SRM-1-1046 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Mercury SRM-1-1046 Canada 1975
ANMD-1003 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD) Anthem Records Inc. ANMD-1003 Canada Unknown
B0022365-01 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Mercury, Universal Music, Anthem B0022365-01 USA & Canada 2015
P2-34625 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem P2-34625 US Unknown
ANC-1-1003 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD, Album, RE, Ame) Anthem Records ANC-1-1003 Canada Unknown

Tracklist

1 Bastille Day 4:37
2 I Think I'm Going Bald 3:37
3 Lakeside Park 4:08
The Necromancer
I Into The Darkness 4:12
II Under The Shadow 4:25
III Return Of The Prince 3:52
The Fountain Of Lamneth
I In The Valley 4:18
II Didacts And Narpets 1:00
III No One At The Bridge 4:19
IV Panacea 3:14
V Bacchus Plateau 3:16
VI The Fountain 3:49

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Polygram Records
  • Marketed By – Polygram Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – PolyGram Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – PolyGram Records, Inc.
  • Mastered At – Masterdisk

Notes

Disc:
Atomic design print.
Made in W.Germany printed on the bottom of the disc. Etching on the inner hub: MADE IN GERMANY BY PDO
Mercury logo printed with ® symbol
Silver center without stack ring

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 422-822543-2 0
  • Matrix / Runout: 822 543-2 01 # BQ
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 0268

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SRM-1-1046 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Mercury SRM-1-1046 Canada 1975
ANMD-1003 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD) Anthem Records Inc. ANMD-1003 Canada Unknown
B0022365-01 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Mercury, Universal Music, Anthem B0022365-01 USA & Canada 2015
P2-34625 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem P2-34625 US Unknown
ANC-1-1003 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD, Album, RE, Ame) Anthem Records ANC-1-1003 Canada Unknown

Tracklist

1 Bastille Day 4:37
2 I Think I'm Going Bald 3:37
3 Lakeside Park 4:08
The Necromancer (12:30)
4-I Into The Darkness 4:12
4-II Under The Shadow 4:25
4-III Return Of The Prince 3:52
The Fountain Of Lamneth (19:59)
5-I In The Valley 4:18
5-II Didacts And Narpets 1:00
5-III No One At The Bridge 4:19
5-IV Panacea 3:14
5-V Bacchus Plateau 3:16
5-VI The Fountain 3:49

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – PolyGram Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – PolyGram Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – PolyGram
  • Marketed By – PolyGram
  • Made By – PolyGram
  • Mastered At – Masterdisk

Credits

  • Performer [uncredited] – Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart
  • Producer, Arranged By – Rush, Terry Brown

Notes

822 543-2 is printed on the disc
822 543-2 M-1 is printed on the insert and inlay

Disc
Made in W.Germany by Polygram printed on the bottom of the disc. No further etching on the inner hub.
Mercury logo printed without ® symbol

Artwork - 1 page insert
Printed in West Germany Imprine en Allemagne Made in West Germany

Artwork - Inlay
Printed in W. Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 422-822543-2 0
  • Matrix / Runout (variant 1): 822 543-2 01
  • Matrix / Runout (variant 2): 822 543-2 01 # AR X
  • Matrix / Runout (variant 3): 822 543-2 01 # AS X
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 0268
  • Other (SPARS code): AAD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SRM-1-1046 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Mercury SRM-1-1046 Canada 1975
ANMD-1003 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD) Anthem Records Inc. ANMD-1003 Canada Unknown
B0022365-01 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Mercury, Universal Music, Anthem B0022365-01 USA & Canada 2015
P2-34625 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem P2-34625 US Unknown
ANC-1-1003 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD, Album, RE, Ame) Anthem Records ANC-1-1003 Canada Unknown

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