On September 1, 1977.

On September 1, 1977, “Anthem Records” label released “A Farewell to Kings”, the fifth Rush studio album. It was recorded in June 1977, at “Rockfield Studios”  in  Wales and was mixed at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Terry Brown, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.

Personnel:

  • Geddy Lee– vocals, bass and twelve-string guitar, Minimoog, bass pedal synthesizers
  • Alex Lifeson– electric and acoustic six- and twelve-string guitars, classical guitar, bass pedal synthesizers
  • Neil Peart– drums, orchestra bells, wind chimes, bell tree, vibraslap, triangle, tubular bells, temple blocks
  • Terry Brown: spoken vocals
  • Recorded by Terry Brown and Pat Moran
  • Mixed by Terry Brown, with Declan O’Doherty and Ken Thomas
  • Mastered by George Graves
  • Artand graphic direction – Hugh Syme
  • Cover photography- Yosh Inouye
  • Sleeve photograph – Roger Stowell
  • Liner photos – Fin Costello

Track listing:

All lyrics by Neil Peart, except where noted; all musis by Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee, except where noted.

  1. A Farewell to Kings – music by Geddy Lee, Neil Peart
  2. Xanadu
  3. Closer to the Heart – lyrics by Neil Peart, Peter Talbot
  4. Cinderella Man – Geddy Lee
  5. Madrigal
  6. Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage
  • I. Prologue
  • II. 1
  • III. 2
  • IV. 3
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