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Fly by Night, by Rush: an Album Review

General Information:

-Album Title: Fly by Night

-Artist: Rush

-Release Year: 1975

-Album Length: 37:38

-Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

-How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library

-Page of Reference in RP1: Rush is Halliday’s favorite band and as such is mentioned early and often throughout the book


A Side:

  1. Anthem
  2. Best I Can
  3. Beneath, Between and Behind
  4. By-Tor and the Snow Dog
    1. At the Tobes of Hades
    2. Across the Styx
    3. Of the Battle
      1. Challenge and Defiance
      2. 7/4 War Furor
      3. Aftermath
      4. Hymn of Triumph
    4. Epilogue

B Side:

  1. Fly by Night
  2. Making Memories
  3. Rivendell
  4. In the End


I really am loving the extended songs.  The ones that have a single title then include a bunch of parts of the song.  Most of 2112 was like this and I loved the song “By-Tor and the Snow Dog” on this album.

The set up is very much about story telling. This is really wonderful because ei love music that tells stories.  It is so much of why I love musical albums and soundtracks to films…concept albums and bands that take the time to tell stories. 

It may be too early in listening to their discography to say this but they may just become one of my most listened to bands.

This album was much softer than the first album.  I really loved that Rush showed their depth and ability with this album.  They can created many types of music and while this album still falls into the heavy metal and hard rock genres it felt different somehow.

Its really lovely.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

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