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Rush - Caress Of Steel flac album Performer: Rush
Title: Caress Of Steel
Style: Hard Rock, Prog Rock
Released: 1975
Country: Canada
MP3 album: 1897 mb
FLAC album: 1566 mb
Rating: 4.6
Other formats: DMF RA MP3 VOX AU AHX MP4
Genre: Rock

Caress of Steel is the third studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1975. The album showcases the band's continued evolution to hard progressive rock as opposed to the blues-based hard rock style of the band's first album. Although Rush's previous album Fly by Night dabbled in longer conceptual pieces such as "By-Tor & the Snow Dog", such works were the central focus of Caress of Steel.

Caress Of Steel is a music studio album recording by RUSH (Heavy Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1975 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. FLAC (2015, Ponomusic) Hi Res download in 192kHz/24bit lossless files from remaster by Sean Magee. Caress Of Steel Mercury 2015.

Rush are one of the great prog-rock bands, and Caress of Steel is their first real prog album. But despite its importance, it remains the black sheep of their catalog with its meandering instrumentals and shrieked vocals; even the band members feel uncomfortable listening to it decades later. That whole Caress of Steel period is stuck in a strange and funny moment in our history," Lee told Rolling Stone in 2014. I really don't know how that would stand the test of time.

Caress of Steel is the third studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released on September 24, 1975 by Mercury Records in the United States, Anthem Records in Canada, and Atlantic Records in Japan. Its total length is 45:00. The band's lineup included vocalist and bassist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart. Rush's previous release showed a move to a more progressive rock sound. Continuing that trend, Caress of Steel had two long epic conceptual pieces that made up about 33 minutes of the album

Commercial performance. Although the band initially had high hopes for the album, it sold fewer copies than Fly by Night and was considered a disappointment by the record company.

Caress of Steel can often be seen as an album of firsts. It is without a doubt Rush’s first true foray into the realm of progressive rock. It is also their first album to contain a side-long epic and a song longer than 10 minutes. However, it was also their first (and only) commercial failure, leading to the album as a whole being cast aside by both the band and critics. Though songs such as Bastille Day and Lakeside Park are considered classics (the latter was even played during Rush’s farewell tour, R40), the remaining tracks are often seen as too complex or too ambitious

Caress Of Steel ‎(LP, Album, Gat). First album i've bought with an inner sleeve of this quality. I still swapped it for a mofi one though,lols;) Reply See 1 reply Notify me Helpful.


A1 Bastille Day
A2 I Think I'm Going Bald
A3 Lakeside Park
The Necromancer
A4(i) Into Darkness
A4(ii) Under The Shadow
A4(iii) Return Of The Prince
The Fountain Of Lamneth
B1(i) In The Valley
B1(ii) Didacts And Narpets
B1(iii) No One At The Bridge
B1(iv) Panacea
B1(v) Bacchus Plateau
B1(vi) The Fountain

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram, Inc.
  • Published By – Core Music Publishing
  • Printed By – Howards Printers (Slough) Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Toronto Sound Studios


Gatefold sleeve. No mention of Price 20 anywhere on the Vinyl, label or sleeve

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamped side A): 9100018 1//1 420 05
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamped side B): 9100018 2//1 420 05
  • Price Code: De Luxe

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SRM-1-1046 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Mercury SRM-1-1046 Canada 1975
ANMD-1003 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD) Anthem Records Inc. ANMD-1003 Canada Unknown
B0022365-01 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Mercury, Universal Music, Anthem B0022365-01 USA & Canada 2015
P2-34625 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem P2-34625 US Unknown
ANC-1-1003 Rush Caress Of Steel ‎(CD, Album, RE, Ame) Anthem Records ANC-1-1003 Canada Unknown