Rush
Fly by Night


4.5
superb

Review

by NicetoKnowyou USER (3 Reviews)
October 22nd, 2005 | 27 replies


Release Date: 1975 | Tracklist


So far what i have heard as a rush fan are mostly compilations. ( greatest hits, rush in rio). Other than that, all i had heard was moving pictures. SO i decided to grab another rush album and i decided on this one.

Fly by Night was Rush' 2nd album. It was also their first realease with Neil Peart on drums who is in my opinion one of the greatest drummers ever. This is a great album which i would recommend to any rush fan or proggesive/classic rock fan.


lineup/description:


-Geddy lee-vocals and bass

Geddy lee is an amazing bassist ,and his playing is very prominent in most songs. He sings with his trademark high pitched scream which might take some getting used to



-alex lifeson- electric guitars, six and twelve string acoustic guitars.

alex is a great guitarist, and he plays some awesome riffs on this album. He also shows some exceptional soloing skill



-Neil Peart- drums/percussion

I think that Peart is the greatest drummer of all time. He compliments geddy and alex perfectly



Track by track review:

Anthem(4:22) - This is an incredible opening song to the album. IT starts with a few great guitar riffs, and then Geddy's high pitched screeching voice comes in. Crazy guitar solo about halfway in that lasts for about 30 seconds and then the vocals kick back in. This is one of the best songs on the album. 5/5


Best i can(3:25) - This is a pretty good song, with excellent drumming by neil. For some reason, this really doesnt sound like something rush would play. Not to say it isnt good though, it just reminds me of another song that i just cant place my finger on... Aside from that, good song 4/5


Beneath, Between and Behind(3:02) - Starts off with guitar playing some chords that sound like they came straight from an ACDC song. Then the rest of the band comes in an you are reminded that rush is alot more talented than acdc. Pretty good song, but for rush standards its not amazing 3.5


By-tor and the Snow Dog(8:37) - This is the longest song on the album and it tells a story. There are for parts to this song: At the Tobes of Hades/ Across the Styx/ Of the Battle/ Epilogue. It tells of the battle between two characters named By-tor and the snowdog.This has Nice instumental sections and is very interesting to listen to and try to pick up the story. 5/5


Fy By night(3:21)- This is probably the most famous song off of the album. It is a very catchy and somewhat laid back song. Alex's guitar playing fits the song perfectly, and Geddys vocal performance is one of my favorites out of all the rush songs i have heard. The drums are great too, and there is a nice guitar solo towards the end. 5/5


Making Memories(2:58)- This is pretty unique for Rush, starting off with folkish sounding acoustic guitar. This is a good song, but i dont think the electric guitar solo in the middle works well with this song.... 4/5


Rivendell(4:57) - wow... This song is interesting, particularly becasue all of the lyrics(not to mention the title) are about Lord of the Rings. heres an excerpt," You feel there's something calling you You're wanting to return To where the misty mountains rise and friendly fires burn A place you can escape the world Where the dark lord cannot go Peace of mind and sanctuary by loud water's flow". This song is all acoustic guitar and vocals, and is quite unique and relaxing. 4.5/5


In the End(6:47) - I really like the acoustic intro to this song. It goes on for about 2 minutes with some vocals, and then stops. A few seconds later, the electric guitar comes in with the band. This is a great closer to a great album. 5/5


Ok Time to average up my ratings..... drumroll..... 4.5


This is a great album with some memorable riffs and vocals. I Definately reccomend it


Best songs: Anthem
Fly by night
By-tor and the snow dog



So thats my third review ( second of the day). I think im starting to getting the hang of it


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NicetoKnowyou
October 22nd 2005


7 Comments


This is a good album

Zebra
Moderator
October 22nd 2005


2647 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I enjoy this album for an occasional listen.

NicetoKnowyou
October 22nd 2005


7 Comments


Can anyone recommened another good rush album to me?

pulseczar
October 22nd 2005


2385 Comments


get 2112

JohnnyHC
October 22nd 2005


6 Comments


If you like more progressive music, than, as Galapogos said, you should get 2112. That's my favorite Rush album, by far. Moving Pictures is pretty good, too. It's a little more streamlined than previous Rush albums, but it has some really good stuff on it. By the way, very good review.

NicetoKnowyou
October 24th 2005


7 Comments


You should definately pick this up empty hearted. Rush are awesome musicians

metallica689
January 23rd 2006


18 Comments


how could rivendell be based around lord of the rings? i mean i know what ur saying but this was released in 1975, lord of the rings like 2000 or somthing. I might be misundertood, but the way you worded it to me sounded like rush copiedThis Message Edited On 01.23.06

Bigbadbob
January 31st 2006


16 Comments


Actually....The Lord of The Rings was first published in 1954. It was written by J.R.R. Tolkien. It's a great read. I recommend it!This Message Edited On 01.31.06

tom79
May 13th 2006


3376 Comments


The title track is good, and so is the rest of the album. Very different sounding from their debut. They obviously improved when Neil joined, not only on drums but in lyrics too.

Digging: Free Throw - Those Days Are Gone

MrKite
February 19th 2007


5020 Comments


Yeah, Neil is a great lyricist. Anthem's a great track. It's made me love Rush again. I think this will be my next Rush album.
I was just watching a video of them playing from around this time and Neil looked like Trevor from Trailor Park Boys.This Message Edited On 02.19.07

Gonads
December 19th 2007


26 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is a great album, I bought it a week ago and it has some really great songs on it.

SabakaNjecu
January 26th 2008


9 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

For NicetoKnowyou: I would recommend you "Farewell To Kings." The intro of the title track is paradise on earth.

Btw. Fly By Night is the first album of Rush I got. And it is my most favourite.

Boaz
June 28th 2009


3 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

great review. thanks !

ritchbitch666
August 12th 2010


17 Comments


i hate the second and third songs on here. but all the other songs are complete magik!

KILL
August 12th 2010


71965 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

um why

Digging: Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

KILL
August 12th 2010


71965 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i love making memorys such a happy song!

KILL
September 1st 2010


71965 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

rivendell omfg i'm in love

wyankeif1337
June 27th 2011


6739 Comments


hello war my brother

Parallels
June 27th 2011


6643 Comments


lol 5 caress of steel.... doo itttt

Uranium
June 27th 2011


7239 Comments


this album cover just made me lol



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