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Rush: Chemistry: The Definitive Biography [Hardcover]

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Acclaimed Marillion biographer Jon Collins draws on hundreds of hours of new interviews to tell the full in-depth story of the enduring Canadian trio who refused to compromise their music and avoided the typical rock and roll lifestyle. From early days in Canada to platinum albums, stadium shows, and the world's stage, taking in tragedy, triumphs, and a wealth of great music, this is the meticulous and definitive study of one of rock's great enigmas. From early triumphs such as the classic concept album 2112, on to their first hit single "Spirit of Radio" and beyond to Moving Pictures, "Tom Sawyer," and more pop-oriented 1990s material, Rush have continued to make groundbreaking and original music that has sold in the millions.

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Pages   254
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.06" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   1.28 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 15, 2006
Publisher   Helter Skelter Publishing
ISBN  1900924854  
ISBN13  9781900924856  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jon Collins is the acclaimed writer of the Marillion biography 'Separated Out'.

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Too Many Meaningless Details  Oct 4, 2007
At first I was happy at the level of detail in this book, especially as compared to "Contents Under Pressure". There was a lot of good information about the early years of the band. But as the book got into the albums I find the details mind numbing. And it seemed like the details were presented in some template fashion so that the description of each album followed an identical formula and only the names of the producer or the engineer was changed. There was very little about the message intended for any song. Even the personal problems faced by Neal Peart was were dealt with briefly while the discussion of the engineer on the next album went on into tedium. I guess this is a worthwhile book if you are a Rush fan, but it is very hard to read much at one time.
RUSH  Sep 15, 2007
For those RUSH fans who want to know about the making of the music, this is the book to buy. Great insights about the members and what they have gone through to bring us the best music ever.
Can't get enough RUSH  Aug 6, 2007
A very good over view of Rush's history. I would like to know more about the individual members of the band, but I understand they are very private.
Why Was It Written? Because It's Written...  Mar 14, 2007
Disappointing as to what I was expecting. The puzzling thing about this book, is that while it fairly well gushes about the band in the text; when it comes to capsule album reviews following description of the recording process for each album, this is where the criticism can become quite pointed. It's almost as if the author didn't want to offend the friends and co-workers of the band (it's obvious that Lee, Lifeson, & Peart didn't talk to Collins themselves), but then somewhat stuck the knife in when it came to reviewing the albums.

I was expecting (& hoping) for a better overview of how the band and its members have evolved through the years. This is dealt with in only a superficial manner. The reader does not get a sense of the band and its times. Nor do we get a real feel for what Lee, Lifeson, and Peart are actually like as people.

There is a definitive Rush biography to be written. Unfortunately, this is not it.
Rush - Permanent Waves going on forever  Feb 27, 2007
I love the rock group Rush. I have every CD/DVD produced. Some folks criticized this book because of the lack of interviews....but I can see all those on any DVD they produced. This was an outsider peering in, which gave new insights to the group that has survived for over 30 years. If you love Rush like I do then have some fun as you turn the pages and think.."Oh, that is why they wrote that song".

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