This is a strong domestic original Mercury pressing cut at Masterdisk in a gatefold cover. I had a major shootout for this album a while back and this copy was a strong second place finisher, with wonderfully dynamic and lively sound. The drums here sound particularly good, and that's obviously essential for an optimal Rush listening experience. Some copies lack the transparency to let them come through so clearly, but this one really brings them out. The vinyl plays quietly throughout.
4 1/2 stars Allmusic: "Instead of choosing between prog rock and heavy rock, both styles are merged together to create an interesting and original approach."
Vinyl: VG+ (slight edge warp that does not affect play)
Cover: VG+ (nice with a little wear to bottom left corner)
Play notes: Excellent sound and quiet vinyl
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