Closer to the Heart Included in Guitar World's Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All Time

Rush: A Farewell to Kings - Closer to the Heart
Guitar World Magazine has put together a list of the Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All Time; an interesting if not challenging list to compile:
When considering the choices for this list, we realized it wasn't as easy a task as we first thought.

What makes for a great 12-string guitar song as opposed to a great song that just happens to have a 12-string somewhere on it? Let's face it, if "Stairway to Heaven" had a ukulele on it, it would immediately be in the running for Greatest Ukulele Song of All Time.
Coming in at the #10 spot is Rush's own Closer to the Heart from their 1977 masterpiece A Farewell to Kings. Here's what they had to say about this classic song:
Taken from Rush's 1977 album A Farewell to Kings, "Closer to the Heart" begins with a majestic-sounding arpeggio picking pattern played by guitarist Alex Lifeson on a 12-string guitar. This song was also Rush's first hit in the U.K. and has been a staple of their live show ever since.
You can check out the entire list of 30 songs at this LINK.

Thanks to RushFanForever for passing along the news.


  1. I agree with this list. Hotel California was indeed a nice surprise and a spot-on choice. However, the only video I watched from all those included on the list, was S.R.V.´s Rude Mood, and that was enough to learn that it´s my favourite performance. Stevie was such a beast guitar player.

  2. My interesting lengthy end of the week in Montreal unfortunately had to come to an end. After an interesting day of finding last night that finished with an definitely delightful supper at Technicalities, the excellent cusine cafe at the Gambling house de Montreal, St. Catharines locale assigned by an amazing pyro-musical efficiency at La Ronde, I relaxed up so I would be able to press in a few more time of finding today.


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