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Performer: Rush
Genre: Rock
Title: Hemispheres
Country: Canada
Released: 1979
Style: Hard Rock, Prog Rock
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Hemispheres (Rush album). Hemispheres is the sixth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1978. The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and mixed at Trident Studios in London. It was the last of two albums they would record in the United Kingdom before returning to their homes in Canada. album by Canadian rock band Rush. Hemispheres is the sixth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in October 1978 by Anthem Records. After touring to support the band's previous studio release, A Farewell to Kings, which saw the group gain popularity in the UK, Rush started work on its next album. As with the band's previous studio album, Hemispheres was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and Trident Studios in London with longtime engineer and arranger, Terry Brown.

Rush - Hemispheres, Anthem Records. Arguably the peak of Rush’s technical ambitions, 1978’s Hemispheres captures the iconic Canadian trio of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart drawing as much as they ever would on sheer musical ability and compositional chops. An expanded, 40th anniversary reissue of the album, which features a 2015 remaster on CD for the first time along with an extra disc of live recordings from the period, also includes a profusely detailed, 11,000-word liner-note essay by longtime music writer/historian and musicology professor Rob Bowman, who takes us inside the process from conception to completion.

The entire album consists of intricate arrangements and thought provoking lyricism by Neil Peart. Starting off with Cygnus X-1, Book II: Hemispheres, a continuation of the closing song off their 1977 album A Farewell to Kings, this song screams progressive rock. The song is centered around Greek mythology, more specifically the Gods Apollo and Dionysus. On an even larger scale it represents the theoretical differences between the hemispheres of our brain – the left side being more logic-orientated while the right side being affiliated with emotion.

Rush began life as a power trio in the Led Zeppelin/heavy rock mode. Over the years the band refined their musical vision as they gained both instrumental and conceptual facility. 1978's HEMISPHERES marks their transition from heavy riff-mongers to full blown art-rockers.

Album Name Hemispheres. Released date October 1978. Labels Moon Records (UKR). Members owning this album140. 1. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres.

Much as with 2112, the album’s centerpiece is its multipart Side One suite, Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres, a sequel to the final track from 1977’s A Farewell to Kings. Book I left off with a poor space traveler getting sucked into a black hole; here, improbably, he emerges as a God of Balance, mediating between Apollo and Dionysus in a struggle for the soul of mankind.

Tracklist Hide Credits

Cygnus X-1 Book II
Hemispheres
Lyrics By – Peart*Music By – Lifeson*, Lee*
(18:07)
A-I Prelude 4:30
A-II Apollo (Bringer Of Wisdom)
A-III Dionysus (Bringer Of Love) 4:36
A-IV Armageddon (The Battle Of Heart And Mind) 2:52
A-V Cygnus (Bringer Of Balance) 5:00
A-VI The Sphere (A Kind Of Dream) 1:09
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B1 Circumstances
Lyrics By – Peart*Music By – Lifeson*, Lee*
3:42
B2 The Trees
Lyrics By – Peart*Music By – Lifeson*, Lee*
4:46
La Villa Strangiato
Music By – Lifeson*, Lee*, Peart*
(9:36)
B3-I Buenos Nochas, Mein Froinds!
B3-II To Sleep, Perchance To Dream...
B3-III Strangiato Theme
B3-IV A Lerxst In Wonderland
B3-V Monsters!
B3-VI The Ghost Of The Aragon
B3-VII Danforth And Pape
B3-VIII The Waltz Of The Shreves
B3-IX Never Turn Your Back On A Monster
B3-X Monsters! (Reprise)
B3-XI Strangiato Theme (Reprise)
B3-XII A Farewell To Things

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Polygram Discos Ltda.
  • Distributed By – Polygram Discos Ltda.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Phonogram, Inc.

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [6-string Electric, 12-string Electric, Classical], Synthesizer [Roland Guitar, Taurus Pedals] – Alex Lifeson
  • Arranged By – Rush, Terry Brown
  • Bass, Synthesizer [Mini-moog, Oberheim Polyphonic, Taurus Pedals], Vocals – Geddy Lee
  • Drums, Bells [Orchestra, Bell-tree], Timpani, Gong, Cowbell, Percussion [Temple Blocks, Wind Chimes], Cymbal [Crotales] – Neil Peart
  • Engineer – Declan O'Doherty, Pat Moran
  • Mastered By – Ray Staff
  • Producer – Rush, Terry Brown

Notes

Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales, during June and July 1978; vocals recorded at Advision Studios, London.
Mixed at Trident Studios, Soho, London, August 1978.

Released in a gatefold cardboard sleeve.
Category on center labels and bottom right rear sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): JA 200 9111 005 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): JA 200 9111 005 B1
  • Price Code: Série de Luxo

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ANR-1-1014 Rush Hemispheres ‎(LP, Album) Anthem ANR-1-1014 Canada 1978
ANMD 1080 Rush Hemispheres ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Anthem ANMD 1080 Canada 1997
822 547-2 Rush Hemispheres ‎(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, PolyGram 822 547-2 Brazil 1997
822 547-2 M-1 Rush Hemispheres ‎(CD, Album, Club, RP) Mercury 822 547-2 M-1 US Unknown
AMCY-2294 Rush Hemispheres ‎(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Atlantic AMCY-2294 Japan 1997

Tracklist

Cygnus X-1 Book II - Hemispheres (18:07)
A1-I Prelude 4:30
A1-II Apollo (Bringer Of Wisdom)
A1-III Dionysus (Bringer Of Love) 4:36
A1-IV Armageddon (The Battle Of Heart And Mind) 2:52
A1-V Cygnus (Bringer Of Balance) 5:00
A1-VI The Sphere (A Kind Of Dream) 1:09
B1 Circumstances 3:42
B2 The Trees 4:46
B3 La Villa Strangiato 9:36

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Epic/Sony
  • Manufactured By – Epic/Sony Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cat Productions Ltd.

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [6-string Electric, 12-string Electric, Classical], Synthesizer [Roland Guitar, Taurus Pedals] – Alex Lifeson
  • Art Direction – Bob King
  • Art Direction, Design [Graphics] – Hugh Syme
  • Bass, Synthesizer [Mini-moog, Oberheim Polyphonic, Taurus Pedals], Vocals – Geddy Lee
  • Composed By – Peart*
  • Drums, Bells [Orchestra, Bell-tree], Timpani, Gong, Cowbell, Percussion [Temple Blocks, Wind Chimes], Cymbal [Crotales] – Neil Peart
  • Engineer – Pat Moran
  • Engineer [Assistant, Mix] – John Brand
  • Engineer [Mix] – Terry Brown
  • Engineer [Tape Operator, Trident] – Mike Donegani*, Reno Ruocco, Simon Hilliard
  • Engineer [Vocals] – Declan O'Doherty
  • Lyrics By – Peart*
  • Mastered By – Ray Staff
  • Music By – Peart* (tracks: B3)
  • Music By, Composed By – Lifeson*, Lee*
  • Photography By – Yoshi Inouye*
  • Photography By [Inner Sleeve & Poster] – Fin Costello
  • Producer, Arranged By – Rush, Terry Brown

Notes

Japanese reissue with gatefold sleeve & lyric/biography sheet in Japanese.
On this edition there is no anthem logo printed on the labels, back cover or OBI strip.

The variant edition with the anthem logo can be found here Rush - Hemispheres

Track B-3 is listed as La Villa Strangiato (An Exercise In Self-Indulgence) on the inner sleeve. It is also listed as consisting of the following 12 parts:

I - Buenos Nochas, Mein Froinds!
II - To Sleep, Perchance To Dream...
III - Strangiato Theme
IV - A Lerxst In Wonderland
V - Monsters!
VI - The Ghost Of The Aragon
VII - Danforth And Pape
VIII - The Waltz Of The Shreves
IX - Never Turn Your Back On A Monster!
X - Monsters! (Reprise)
XI - Strangiato Theme (Reprise)
XII - A Farewell To Things

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.
This album was processed through the Duffoscope!

The wonderful persons list: Austen Fagen, Abe Schon, The UFO's, the Max Websters, the Pat Travers Band, the Monks, Bert the driver, Fin Costello, Ruke Bernstein, Joe Bombase, Young Ward, Jerry Mickelson, Arny Granat, Bubble and Squeak, all at SRO, and all at Rockfield, Advision and Trident.

All lyrics © 1978 CORE Music Publishing (ASCAP) CAPAC, Canada.
©℗ Cat Productions Ltd.
Manufactured by Epic/Sony Inc.(Tokyo Japan)/"Epic"® CBS, Inc./ SONY ® Sony Corp. (kp)
¥2,500

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Other (Price): ¥2,500

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ANR-1-1014 Rush Hemispheres ‎(LP, Album) Anthem ANR-1-1014 Canada 1978
ANMD 1080 Rush Hemispheres ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Anthem ANMD 1080 Canada 1997
822 547-2 Rush Hemispheres ‎(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, PolyGram 822 547-2 Brazil 1997
822 547-2 M-1 Rush Hemispheres ‎(CD, Album, Club, RP) Mercury 822 547-2 M-1 US Unknown
AMCY-2294 Rush Hemispheres ‎(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Atlantic AMCY-2294 Japan 1997