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Rush - Caress Of Steel FLAC album

Performer: Rush
Genre: Rock
Title: Caress Of Steel
Country: Canada
Released: 1977
Style: Prog Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1773 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1181 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1976 mb
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Caress of Steel is the third studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1975. The album showcases the band's continued evolution to hard progressive rock as opposed to the blues-based hard rock style of the band's first album. Although Rush's previous album Fly by Night dabbled in longer conceptual pieces such as "By-Tor & the Snow Dog", such works were the central focus of Caress of Steel.

Caress Of Steel is a music studio album recording by RUSH (Heavy Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1975 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Caress Of Steel Reissued · Remastered Mercury 1997. Rush, Caress Of Steel Mercury. Sort: Recent best-seller Results cached. Rush caress of steel, with obi BT-5203.

Caress of Steel is the third studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released on September 24, 1975 by Mercury Records in the United States, Anthem Records in Canada, and Atlantic Records in Japan. Its total length is 45:00. The band's lineup included vocalist and bassist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart. Rush's previous release showed a move to a more progressive rock sound. Continuing that trend, Caress of Steel had two long epic conceptual pieces that made up about 33 minutes of the album

Caress of Steel can often be seen as an album of firsts. It is without a doubt Rush’s first true foray into the realm of progressive rock. It is also their first album to contain a side-long epic and a song longer than 10 minutes. However, it was also their first (and only) commercial failure, leading to the album as a whole being cast aside by both the band and critics. Though songs such as Bastille Day and Lakeside Park are considered classics (the latter was even played during Rush’s farewell tour, R40), the remaining tracks are often seen as too complex or too ambitious

Rush are one of the great prog-rock bands, and Caress of Steel is their first real prog album. But despite its importance, it remains the black sheep of their catalog with its meandering instrumentals and shrieked vocals; even the band members feel uncomfortable listening to it decades later. That whole Caress of Steel period is stuck in a strange and funny moment in our history," Lee told Rolling Stone in 2014. I really don't know how that would stand the test of time.

When Rush finished their third album, Caress of Steel, the trio was assured that they had created their breakthrough masterpiece. But when the album dropped off the charts soon after its release, it proved otherwise. While it was Rush's first release that fully explored their prog rock side, it did not contain the catchy and more traditional elements of their future popular work - it's quite often too indulgent and pretentious for a mainstream rock audience to latch onto

Taking up the entire B side, "The Fountain of Lamneth" was (and remains) one of the most beloved songs. I remember listening to "Didacts and Narpets" over and over again as a kid thinking this was the coolest drum solo/drum-lead song ever. Caress of Steel is after all of these years of listening Rush's best work. Being a fan of the band and a fan of music in general it is my opinion and a valid one. Also this doesn't exclude any of the bands material.

Part of 'The Rush Remasters' series. Presented in a jewel case with four page booklet including lyrics. PMDC PMDC, Germany pressing (from matrix information). Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS.


A1 Bastille Day
A2 Didacts And Narpets
A3 Lakeside Park
A4 The Necromancer
B1 In The Valley
B2 I Think I'm Going Bald
B3 No One At The Bridge
B4 Panacea
B5 Bacchus Plateau
B6 The Fountain

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram, Inc.


  • Producer, Arranged By – Rush, Terry Brown


Early cassette with paper labels and title strip.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Code On Spine): 0795

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SRM-1-1046 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Mercury SRM-1-1046 Canada 1975
ANMD-1003 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD) Anthem Records Inc. ANMD-1003 Canada Unknown
B0022365-01 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Mercury, Universal Music, Anthem B0022365-01 USA & Canada 2015
P2-34625 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem P2-34625 US Unknown
ANC-1-1003 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD, Album, RE, Ame) Anthem Records ANC-1-1003 Canada Unknown