-Album Title: 2112
-Release Year: 1976
-Song/Album Length: 38:42
-Genre: Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal
-How to Listen: Spotify (linked below), Apple Music, iHeart Radio, Pandora, or find the album at your local library!
-Page of Reference in RPO: Rush was Halliday’s favorite band and as such is mentioned early and often in the book
- A Side:
- I. “Overture”
- II. “The Temples of Syrinx”
- III. “Discovery”
- IV. “Presentation”
- V. “Oracle: The Dream”
- VI. “Soliloquy”
- VII. “Grand Finale”
- B Side:
- A Passage to Bangkok
- The Twilight Zone
- Something for Nothing
So I’ve listened to this album many times while writing for this blog and I find the whole thing fascinating. The fact that it is more of a concept album really caught my attention…and the whole “A Side” is listed as a single song even on Spotify.
I’m surprised that I didn’t listen to more Rush as a kid. My dad is obsessed with music that tells stories and that is a lot of what they did especially with this album and their third album “Caress of Steel”…and continued to do throughout their career.
This album really does tell a story and feels to me more like the album for a musical instead of your traditional rock album where there may be and underlying theme to the music but it doesn’t follow through with a full story. And the feel of it really reminds me of Styx which is one of my favorite bands.
This is an excellent album and I am starting to see exactly what people loved about Rush…and this album in particular.
I can’t believe they were still making music till 2018! I hope as I listen through the rest of their albums that I like them just a much as I liked this one.