Rush Song Of The Day: The Trees

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Rush, who recently released the R40 box set, grace the cover of the latest issue of Prog and in that issue we called upon 40 famous Rush fans to reveal their favourite Rush songs.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you some of those choices. Today it’s the choice of Dutch prog rockers Fish On Friday’s Frank Van Bogaert, who names the classic The Trees from 1978’s Hemispheres album as his choice.

“I’d choose The Trees from Hemispheres. This track has a gorgeous build-up, starting with a nylon guitar. And one might expect this to evolve into a folky song, but it twists into a fierce rock performance./o:p

“I especially like the synth bass sound in the breakdown part. As a youngster I was quite intrigued and wanted to know what instrument this was… turned out to be the mighty Taurus pedal. Also the lyrics in this song are quite engaging, as a statement in favour of equal rights for everyone.

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