By Susan Sloate
The existence and instances of America's most renowned champion of liberty, a guy of peace whose destiny was once to guide a country at struggle with itself. subscribe to younger Lincoln within the Kentucky desolate tract and notice how his thirst for wisdom and justice led him to the presidency, the place he will be known as upon to maintain the Union and abolish the evil of slavery eternally.
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Side two kicks off with “Circumstances,” a short, smart song whose effect is that of a cup of strong coffee after a pot hangover. It’s based around a labyrinthine chord pattern and a catchy chorus that features what may be the highestpitched Geddy Lee vocal ever committed to tape. “Circumstances” is followed by “The Trees,” an all-time classic that firmly separated the Rush diehards from the casual fans. Listeners for whom Lee’s voice had not been a total deal breaker found themselves unable to tolerate the lyrics, which concern oaks and maples jockeying for political position in the forest.
Hemispheres,’ the obligatory space opera, was meant to expand on ‘Cygnus X-1’ from A Farewell to Kings, but the musical and thematic references are only tangential; on the new LP, the words belabor the bejesus out of the heart/mind dichotomy and skimp on the science fiction. ‘The Trees’ is an attractively droll political fable with a gorgeously rendered Print ads, Philadelphia and Passaic, New Jersey, January 1979. John T. Comerford III collection/Frank White Photo Agency Melody Maker ad, November 18, 1978.
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Abraham Lincoln: The Freedom President by Susan Sloate