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    Mr Peart has had enough.

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    Check out the XYZ video. Awsome.

    Maybe a Geddy Lee solo album? I think I'dl ike that.
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    Heard that. End of an era. (Maybe a comeback tour in 10 years or so )

    Plus one of them is not in very good health. Maybe you'll get your wish.

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    Or maybe not...

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    Last edited by ESK; 8th December 2015 at 21:36.
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    I get page not found with that link Euan.

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    Its there now.
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    it all seems very up in the air. I doubt they'll tour again, but I'm hopeful they'll do another album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ESK View Post
    Mr Peart has had enough.

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    Check out the XYZ video. Awsome.

    Maybe a Geddy Lee solo album? I think I'dl ike that.
    Just after two tours is not the time to be thinking of the future, Alex Lifeson quits Rush at the end of every tour lol, Peart doesn't have health issues as such Umbro, but his joints are getting stiffer every year, now he's remarried to Carrie Nuttal, and they have a young daughter, methinks he wants to see this one growing up, his first wife and daughter both died within 10 months of each other.

    As for solo albums, Geddy already did that http://www.metal-archives.com/review...adache/177566/ never really got into it myself though. Alex Lifeson also has a solo project, called Victor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN8sWpxfaAQ

    And Neil has played a track on both his Burning For Buddy tribute albums to Buddy Rich.

    My youngest is gutted, she like Kenny has recently got into Rush, and would love to see them play, never say never R45 anyone?

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    if Rush won't tour then perhaps Lil' Rush can take up the mantle

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh_9NY56Sxw

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    not agreat quality of recording, but the Music, Caress of Steel is often forgotten about as an album, this is the Necromancer, and it's fantastic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLCdJNTKubg

    a little medley this was the first tour I saw them, remember it like it was yesterday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kse01ftDAU0

    and the Professor on the drum kit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN-x0qwSGiI

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    and just in case you thought it was easy to play like Rush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqHTql0XJow

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    Great clips. I wonder if Lee regrets singing early songs like Lakeside Park in such a high register. He seems to struggle nowadays but I don't suppose he thought he'd still be singing them in 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    not agreat quality of recording, but the Music, Caress of Steel is often forgotten about as an album, this is the Necromancer, and it's fantastic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLCdJNTKubg
    That's an awful recording of a good song. Will have to play the album again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIU View Post
    That's an awful recording of a good song. Will have to play the album again.
    Agree quality is poor, but theres not much around of the older stuff, remember pre video cameras and smartfones, The Necromancer is an amazing song, on the re pressing of the album it's amazing, (although not all the new pressings are great, CoS is) put the Necromancer on then let it flow into the Fountain of Lamneth, doesn't get much better than that.

    As for Ged's voice, yeah i doubt they thought they'd be singing it in 40 years, and his voice is not what it was, his range seems to be ok, but he lacks the breathing power he had when he was younger.

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    I'm going to do some speaker positioning experimentation as I've never got them to (almost) disappear. Tom Sawyer is my track of choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIU View Post
    I'm going to do some speaker positioning experimentation as I've never got them to (almost) disappear. Tom Sawyer is my track of choice.
    The BIGGER the speaker, the easier it is to get it to 'disappear'.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by WullieD20 View Post
    The BIGGER the speaker, the easier it is to get it to 'disappear'.......
    I'd agree with that, assuming they still fit the space, with standmounts it can be done, but the sweet spot is smaller, unless you sit very close, ie equilateral triangle between listener and speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    not agreat quality of recording, but the Music, Caress of Steel is often forgotten about as an album, this is the Necromancer, and it's fantastic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLCdJNTKubg

    a little medley this was the first tour I saw them, remember it like it was yesterday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kse01ftDAU0

    and the Professor on the drum kit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN-x0qwSGiI
    Love Caress of Steel.
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    I have found they perform best at straight on, no toe-in. The design of the tweeter enclosure ensures placement is not so critical. Si on his last visit thought I had them too far apart for the close listening position so I now have them closer together, firing straight ahead and all seems fine. If I toe them in so the projected lines cross the sweet spot or just behind, the left and right channels are obvious and each speaker can be heard individually.

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