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Hemispheres is the sixth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush. Hemispheres was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and mixed at Trident Studios in London in 1978. It was the last of two albums the band recorded in the U.K. before returning to Canada. The record explores the political, social economic, and sci-fi themes prevalent on their early work, continuing the saga of Cygnus from A Farewell To Kings.
Similar to 2112, Hemispheres features a single, epic song broken into chapters as the first side of the album (Cygnus X-1, Book II: Hemispheres). The album also features the instrumental, La Villa Strangiato. According to Geddy, the song was based on Alexs frequent nightmares.
Throughout the years 2014 and 2015, Rush celebrate their 40th anniversary with vinyl reissues of albums from their Mercury era.
"While such albums as 1980's Permanent Waves and 1981's Moving Pictures are usually considered Rush's masterpieces (and with good reason), 1978's Hemispheres is just as deserving...it's much more consistent musically, twisting and turning through five different sections which contrast heavy rock sections against more sedate pieces. Neil Peart had become one of rock's most accomplished lyricists by this point...Hemispheres remains one of Rush's greatest releases." -Greg Prato, allmusic.com
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1. Cygnus X-1 Book II Hemispheres
II. Apollo Bringer of Wisdom
III. Dionysus Bringer of Love
IV. Armageddon The Battle of Heart and Mind
V. Cygnus Bringer of Balance
VI. The Sphere A Kind of Dream
2. The Trees
3. La Villa Strangiato