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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion Coming This November

Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion
Durrell Bowman, the co-editor on the 2011 book Rush and Philosophy: Heart and Mind United will be releasing another Rush-inspired book this November. Titled Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion, this latest Rush offering in print will attempt to "guide" the reader through Rush's extensive history.

From the Amazon Listing:
In Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion, music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush’s long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis how to listen to this unique act. From Rush’s emergence as an early blues-rock power trio of guitar, bass, and drums into the godfathers of progressive hard rock, Bowman marks the band’s first breakthrough with its landmark, sci-fi/individualist album 2112. From there, readers explore Rush’s movement from “prog rock” extended compositions into shorter, potential-radio-play “post-prog” songs, leading to Rush’s most successful album Moving Pictures in 1981. In its later career, Rush adventurously mixed progressive hard rock and music technology, generating a new power trio sound that featured further stylistic evolutions. As Bowman makes clear, it is the band’s stalwart path and many influences on fans, musicians, and others that resulted in Rush’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
The book is scheduled for release on November 16th and is currently only available as a hardcover ($38.12). You can pre-order your copy via this LINK.

There's more information on the book at the author's website - www.durrellbowman.com.

Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for passing along the news.

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