As the band release an epic 40th Anniversary Deluxe box set of their eighth studio album, we speak to Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, who are interviewed together for the first time in ages, as they tell us the story of the making of the album. We also talk to producer Terry Brown, to cover artist Hugh Syme, photographer Deborah Samuels and also to one of the picture movers from the cover itself!
Also with this issue there are four great Rush post cards and a 16-track Tigermoth Records sampler featuring music from Magenta, Cyan, Robert Reed, Tom Newman, Kiama and more...
Also in Prog 129...
Gary Brooker - the prog world pays tribute to the late Procol Harum singer and pianist
Renaissance - Annie Haslam recalls the story of the band’s 1975 epic, Scheherazade And Other Stories.
Craft - ex-members of The Enid discuss their sole 1984 album as Craft, now reissued
Envy Of None - Alex Lifeson, Andy Curran and Maiah Wynne discuss their brand new debut album
Kaprekar's Constant - the UK folk proggers scale new heights with mountaineering themed record number three
Tiger Moth Tales - mainman Peter Jones proves to be a man for all seasons with his new TMT album, plus the latest from the Camel camp
Michael Romeo - the Symphony X guitarist delivers part two of his solo War Of The Worlds concept
Jenny Hval - the Norwegian art-rocker returns with her latest album Classic Objects
Pattern-Seeking Animals - US proggers forge their own identity with third release Only Passing Through
Michael Rother and Vittoria Maccabruni - former Neu! man and his partner-muse create new music in As Long As The Light
The Emerald Dawn - we discover the Cornish-based proggers making inroads into the UK scene
Dave Sinclair - the Caravan founding member looks back over 50 years of making music.
Roger Eno - the ambient musician and composer Roger Eno discusses his brand new music for the celebrated Deutsche Grammophon label
Anders Buaas - Norwegian guitarist Anders Buaas discusses a prog world full of Yes, Tull, Liege And Lief and Scottish single malts
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