Rush, A Farewell To Kings

£60.00

Rush joined the illustrious company of Black Sabbath, Hawkwind, Mike Oldfield and Queen when they settled into Wales’ iconic Rockfield Studios to record their follow-up to 2112. Once again ignoring their record company’s demands for a more radio-friendly album, Rush channelled Medieval England and Welsh folklore for a collection of songs that conjured knights, monarchs and dragons – throwing in the UK Top 40 single Closer To The Heart, just because they could. For the artwork, designer Hugh Symes called upon his onetime colleague in the Ian Thomas Band, guitarist Josh Anderson, to portray the puppet king, grinning inanely as he sits surrounded by the ruins of his palace. Unable to find a dilapidated cathedral to represent the fallen kingdom, Symes made do with a demolished warehouse in Buffalo, New York, and pieced the final image together with a background skyline photographed in Toronto.

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Rush joined the illustrious company of Black Sabbath, Hawkwind, Mike Oldfield and Queen when they settled into Wales’ iconic Rockfield Studios to record their follow-up to 2112. Once again ignoring their record company’s demands for a more radio-friendly album, Rush channelled Medieval England and Welsh folklore for a collection of songs that conjured knights, monarchs and dragons – throwing in the UK Top 40 single Closer To The Heart, just because they could. For the artwork, designer Hugh Symes called upon his onetime colleague in the Ian Thomas Band, guitarist Josh Anderson, to portray the puppet king, grinning inanely as he sits surrounded by the ruins of his palace. Unable to find a dilapidated cathedral to represent the fallen kingdom, Symes made do with a demolished warehouse in Buffalo, New York, and pieced the final image together with a background skyline photographed in Toronto.