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Greatest Rush Song Revealed by Fan Poll: See Results Here

After countless weeks the fans have chosen their top Rush song of all time

And the winner is......... 2112

The 20-minute futuristic science fiction suite "2112". The seven-part track is based on a story by Peart, the band's primary lyricist, who credits "the genius of Ayn Rand" in the album's liner notes. Rand, a Russian-American novelist, and inventor of the philosophy of Objectivism, wrote the 1937 dystopian fictional novella Anthem, the plot of which bears several similarities to 2112.

The first and last sections, "Overture" and "Grand Finale", respectively, are instrumental; the "Overture" features an introduction from graphic designer and musician Hugh Syme performed on an ARP Odyssey synthesizer with an Echoplex Delay pedal. Music writer and professor Rob Bowman calculated that in the entire piece, 2:34 of the song contains improvised guitar solos. "Overture" contains the lyric "And the meek shall inherit the earth", a reference to the Biblical passages Book of Psalms 37:11 and Matthew 5:5 and borrows a short sequence from the 1812 Overture by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. (Wikipedia)

2112- FB 437 + TW 458 = 895 Tom Sawyer FB 237 TW 609 = 846

674 Total Facebook Votes

1067 Total Twitter votes

Total votes cast 1741

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