Tears: Background

The studio production piece on 2112. Lyrics by Geddy.

It’s “better produced than ‘Lessons’,” which immediately precedes it. “It is very much in the mode of ‘Rivendell’ [from Fly By Night] and marks one of the few times that Neil plays in a straight four-time signature.”—Bill Banasiewicz, Rush Visions

“Once again Geddy proves he’s not just a screamer and his lyrics improved. Hugh Syme [who occasionally plays keyboards and art directs the album covers] plays the Mellotron keyboards.”—Robert Telleria, Merely Players

A “haunting, ambitiously arranged ballad.”—Martin Popoff, Contents Under Pressure.

More about “Tears”

Two “Tears” tribute versions.

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~ by rvkeeper on January 11, 2011.

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