- Product Code: 9100 059
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Used (cover/disc): EX+/NM-.
The sixth full-length studio album by legendary Canadian Progressive Rock band.
Rush continued its Progressive Rock sound with the side-long "Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres" and the nine-minute instrumental "La Villa Strangiato". The album's two shorter tracks, "The Trees" and "Circumstances" were released as singles in 1978 and 1979, respectively.
Rush supported "Hemispheres" with a concert tour from October 1978 to June 1979.
"Hemispheres" reached number 14 in Canada and the UK, and number 41 in the United States. The album was awarded a Silver certification in the UK. In the US, "Hemispheres" proved to be a steady seller in the band's catalogue; it was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in December 1993 for selling one million copies, 15 years after its release.
PopMatters ranked "Hemispheres" the 12th best Progressive Rock album of all time.
Mercury, 1978 (9100 059). Made in UK. First press. Used (cover/disc): EX+/NM-.
1. Cygnus X-1 Book II - Hemispheres (18:07)
I. Prelude 4:30
II. Apollo (Bringer of Wisdom)
II. Dionysus (Bringer of Love) 4:36
III. Armageddon (The Battle of Heart And Mind) 2:52
IV. Cygnus (Bringer of Balance) 5:00
V. The Sphere (A Kind of Dream) 1:09
2. Circumstances 3:42
3. The Trees 4:46
4. La Villa Strangiato 9:36
Total playing time: 36:11 min.