Caress of Steel

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  • Info Caress Of Steel is the third studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1975. more...
  • Lakeside Park is a single from Rush's third album Caress of Steel.
  • The album cover for Caress of Steel was intended to be printed in a silver colour to give it a "steel" appearance.
  • The first of these was released in 1975, titled Caress of Steel.
  • "Bastille Day" is the opening track from Rush's third album Caress of Steel.
  • Caress of Steel did not attain gold certification in the United States until December 1993, nearly two decades after its release.
  • Vapor Trails is the first album since Caress of Steel to not feature any keyboard or synthesizer music.
  • This is one of two Rush albums where the cover artwork had printing errors (the other album is Caress of Steel).
  • Although the band initially had high hopes for Caress of Steel, it sold fewer copies than Fly by Night and was considered a disappointment by the record company.
  • The Fountain of Lamneth is the fifth and final track from Rush's third album, Caress of Steel.
  • Next to him is a painting of the Caress of Steel album cover, held by one of the movers from Moving Pictures, with another mover standing behind.
  • The compilation was a complete repackaging of the band's first three albums (Rush, Fly by Night and Caress of Steel).
  • Due to the relative commercial failure of their previous album, Caress of Steel, Mercury (their record label at the time) pressured the band not to do another album with "concept" songs.
  • Peart's inclusion led the band to more progressive ethos over the course of its next few albums, Fly by Night, Caress of Steel, and 2112.
  • Caress of Steel was considered an audacious move for the band because of the placement of two protracted numbers back-to-back, as well as a heavier reliance on atmospherics and science fiction/fantasy based story-telling.
  • The holiday is referenced in the song "Lakeside Park" by Canadian rock band Rush, from their 1975 album Caress of Steel.
  • Syme is notably responsible for all of Rush's album cover art since 1975's Caress of Steel as well as creating Rush's famous Starman logo.
  • Although Hold Your Fire was certified gold in the US shortly after its release, it failed to reach platinum status according to the RIAA, becoming the first Rush studio album to not do so since 1975's Caress of Steel.
  • Due to poor sales, low concert attendance and overall media indifference, the 1975-76 tour supporting Caress of Steel became known by the band as the "Down the Tubes" tour.
  • However, diehard Rush fans consider Caress of Steel one of the band's pinnacle albums, clearly exhibiting Rush's master storytelling abilities and paving the way for future concept albums.
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