下手の横好き世界5 by William Van Hecke

Hemispheres

Here’s the first of Rush’s plural-noun titled albums. Off the top of my head, I can think of five other albums named after plural nouns. Wait, six.

They always seem to work this way, but especially on this record I imagine them sequestered away in the studio, crafting these monstrous yet precise songs without any regard for what anyone else might think of them.

I have bought several of the digitally remastered albums, but for some reason, I never got around to buying this one. It’s a shame, because the tape hiss is audible throughout much of the music.

Hemispheres

Hemispheres

Rush

I used the end of “Hemispheres” as my high school yearbook senior-year parting message:

_Let the Truth of Love be lighted Let the Love of Truth shine clear Sensibility Armed with sense and liberty With the heart and mind united in a single, Perfect, Sphere_ > >

Yeah, I bet you can guess how popular I was back then…