Fly by Night

Fly by Night

by Rush


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Release Date: 05/06/1997
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0731453462427
catalogNumber: 534624
Rank: 3816

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Fly by Night 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
obliteratedfate More than 1 year ago
Rush, the groundbreaking band that got no credit from the press or the public at large in the US. Early work of the 3 of the best players in rock music that was one of the foundations of heavy metal, yes, with Black Sabbath, yes, with Led Zeppelin, yes, with Cream and Jimi Hendrix. Tracks like the opener Anthem, Best I Can, By Tor and the Snow Dog, still hold their ground among the heavy of the heaviest. At the time it probably just seemed like another wailing rock band with a busy drummer, but this band applied itself to its music like few others in history. Hence this album became a portent of things to come. If you are not familiar with the band, this album saw them adding new drummer Neil Peart, who helped propel them from a Zeppelin-esque rock band, to truly exploratory territory musically and lyrically for rock music. The opener is my favorite, Anthem. The opening riffs are relentless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rush here were bridging the gap between the Zeppelinesque hard rock of their debut and the more progressive material that was to come. Thus, Fly By Night includes some succinct riff-rock material - 'Beneath Between and Behind', 'Making Memories', 'Anthem' - along with some longer surprises in the form of 'ByTor and the SnowDog' and 'In the End'. It is safe to say they hadn't reached the level of composition of their masterpieces, but they had come up with a pretty listenable 70s rock album. Not essential but worth a listen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
People may consider this album to be thee their one that got out of the Zeppelin style of their early days. However, this album really is who Rush is! Not the Tom Sawyer days where they got carried away with synthisizers, but rather the classic rock days coming to an end. This album is a good one for anyone who may never have listened to Rush before. From Anthem to In The End there is not a single dull moment. This album is not short of mind-boggling!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pretty Good Album. Neil's first with the band. I wudn't reccomend buying it. Buy a greatest hits "Retrospective 74-80" and that'll give you the three greatest tracks: Fly By Night By- Tor and the Snow Dog and... Anthem Three great tracks, so lisen to em, youll get it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite Rush albums. The entire album is listenable. Also, this album has excellent mood and musical continuity. Foreshadows their future albums.
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