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Caress of Steel
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Caress of Steel

Caress of Steel
LP by Rush
Released September 1975
Recorded 1975 (?)
Genre Progressive Rock
Length 45 min 02 s
Record label Mercury Records
Producer Terry Brown and Rush
Professional reviews
RollingStone review 2/5 link
Artistdirect review 1½/5 link
Rush Chronology
Fly by Night
(1975)
Caress of Steel
(1975)
2112
(1976)

Caress of Steel was the third album by Rush, released in 1975. The album includes Rush's first inclusion of a truly long rock piece, "The Fountain Of Lamneth". This album shows more of Rush's adherence to the standards of progressive rock. Long pieces, pieces broken up into parts, and solo passages of speed and agility are all included.

This album also shows some of Rush's influence from Led Zeppelin, more obviously present in Rush's first album, in songs like "I Think I'm Going Bald".

Track listing

  1. "Bastille Day" - 4:37
  2. "I Think I'm Going Bald" - 3:38
  3. "Lakeside Park" - 4:07
  4. "The Necromancer" - 12:29
       a. "Into The Darkness"
       b. "Under The Shadow"
       c. "Return Of The Prince"
  5. "The Fountain of Lamneth" - 19:58
  6.    a. "In The Valley"
       b. "Didacts And Narpets"
       c. "No One At The Bridge"
       d. "Panacea"
       e. "Baccus Plateau"
       f. "The Fountain"

Personnel

Rush
Geddy Lee | Alex Lifeson | Neil Peart | John Rutsey
Studio Albums
Rush | Fly by Night | Caress of Steel | 2112 | A Farewell to Kings | Hemispheres | Permanent Waves | Moving Pictures | Signals | Grace Under Pressure | Power Windows | Hold Your Fire | Presto | Roll the Bones | Counterparts | Test for Echo | Vapor Trails | Feedback
Live albums, Compilations, etc.
All The World's a Stage | Archives | Exit...Stage Left | A Show of Hands | Chronicles | Retrospective I | Retrospective II | Different Stages | | Rush in Rio
Side Project Albums
Victor | My Favorite Headache