Rush has been one of my favorite bands since the mid 1970s. This
album, which I recently dug out of the shelves, was one I did not enjoy
when it was released. This was mainly due to the previous album, which I
found very disappointing.
I've been listening to this one in my
car whenever I leave the house. I've found a new appreciation for it.
Alex's guitar is back to the forefront and the over abundance of
keyboards is gone. The keyboards are still here, but they augment the
music on this CD rather than dominate. The lyrics are intelligent and
Geddy's voice is strong.
Instrumentally, the album is well put
together. There is not a weak song on the disc. If I had to pick one
song from this CD to add to a favorites list, I would have a lot of
Overall, this release is excellent.
The re-work of Shadow of the Ghost is
going well. I've managed to find a way to get Lord Ky's real name (the
one he couldn't say) into the story. This is something I could not find a
way to do in the original version. I'm also trying to do some sketches
for the interior. Hopefully, I can find a way to incorporate them into
the kindle version.
The new story is also progressing, slowly but
surely. There are some interesting twists in this one. This story takes
place within the Eldar forest. It will enable me to delve into the
Eldar society a bit and step away from the elders that exiled Lord Ky in
the first book.