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Hemispheres

Rush

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 29th, 1978
Catalog ID:
SRM-1-3743
Label:
Mercury Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
11 reviews (avg. 90%)
Side A
1. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres 18:08   Show lyrics
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Side B
2. Circumstances 03:42   Show lyrics
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3. The Trees 04:46   Show lyrics
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4. La Villa Strangiato (An Exercise in Self-Indulgence) 09:35   instrumental
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Band members
Geddy Lee Vocals, Bass, Synths
Alex Lifeson Guitars, Effects
Neil Peart Drums, Percussion
Miscellaneous staff
Pat Moran Recording (music, overdubs)
Declan O'Doherty Recording (vocals)
Ray Staff Mastering
Bob Ludwig Remastering
Yosh Inouye Photography (cover)
Fin Costello Photography (band, poster)
John Brand Engineering (assistant)
Moon Records Executive producer
Hugh Syme Cover art
Terry Brown Producer, Engineering
Geddy Lee Vocals, Bass, Synths
Alex Lifeson Guitars, Effects
Neil Peart Drums, Percussion
Pat Moran Recording (music, overdubs)
Declan O'Doherty Recording (vocals)
Ray Staff Mastering
Bob Ludwig Remastering
Yosh Inouye Photography (cover)
Fin Costello Photography (band, poster)
John Brand Engineering (assistant)
Moon Records Executive producer
Hugh Syme Cover art
Terry Brown Producer, Engineering
Read Dare I Say It - The... 100% stainedclass2112 April 22nd, 2016
Read Middle of a Hot Streak 94% StainedClass95 July 7th, 2014
Read The Perfect Sphere 100% CrimsonFloyd March 18th, 2013
Read Too Much, Mostly, is not... 67% Ritchie Black Iommi July 30th, 2012
Read Two hemispheres, but no... 60% Warthur November 11th, 2011
Read Yet Another Triumph 90% BlackendSteel June 26th, 2010
Read A pinnacle of progressive rock 94% MercyfulSatyr August 4th, 2009
Read Mindful Self-Indulgence 95% AsPredatorToPrey September 17th, 2008
Read the Last Epic 93% Metalich May 24th, 2007
Read An excercise in musical... 98% StupidGenius April 14th, 2005
Read One of the Classics! 95% failsafeman September 12th, 2004

Produced by RUSH & Terry Brown.

All music composed by Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart.

Track 1 consists of six parts:
I: "Prelude" - (00:00)
II: "Apollo" Bringer of Wisdom – (04:30)
III: "Dionysus" Bringer of Love – (07:00)
IV: "Armageddon" The Battle of Heart and Mind – (09:06)
V: "Cygnus" Bringer of Balance – (11:58)
VI: "The Sphere" A Kind of Dream – (16:58)

Track 4 is entirely instrumental and consists of twelve parts:
I: "Buenos Nochas, Mein Froinds!" - (00:00)
II: "To sleep, perchance to dream..." - (00:27)
III: "Strangiato theme" - (02:00)
IV: "A Lerxst in Wonderland" - (03:16)
V: "Monsters!" - (05:49)
VI: "The Ghost of the Aragon" - (06:10)
VII: "Danforth and Pape" - (06:45)
VIII: "The Waltz of the Shreves" - (07:26)
IX: "Never turn your back on a Monster!" - (07:52)
X: "Monsters! (Reprise)" - (08:03)
XI: "Strangiato theme (Reprise)" - (08:17)
XII: "A Farewell to Things" - (09:20)

1st vinyl pressing included a poster. Mercury Records also released this LP on Picture Disc. Additionally, a red vinyl version was released in Canada on Anthem Records.

A video was made for "The Trees".

Recording information:

Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales, during June and July 1978.
Vocals recorded at Advision Studios, London.
Mixed at Trident Studios, Soho, London, August 1978.
Mastered at Trident Studios and at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine.

Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): SRM-1-3743-A-2-III-II
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): SRM-1-3743-B-1-III-IIII

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