Rush Anthology: Guitar Edition (1992)

Rush Anthology (Guitar Edition), 164 pages
Alfred Publishing Company
$4.99—$64.34 on Amazon

Table of Contents:

Between the Wheels
Broon’s Bane
The Big Money
The Body Electric
The Camera Eye
Different Strings
The Enemy Within
New World Man
Roll the Bones
Something for Nothing
Tom Sawyer
The Trees


“I’ve bought a lot of music books. This is one of the worst I have ever bought. Not the worst, because Broon’s Bane was actually transcribed accurately. ALL the other songs were incorrectly transcribed. We are not talking a few booboos here, we are talking completely wrong. The songs have notation for what the vocals perform, not what the guitar performs, which I guess could come in handy if the guitar was often used to replace the singer in Rush cover bands.”—Steve Woolgar (on Amazon)

An utter waste of time and money. I don’t know what they were thinking when they put this together (or what Rush’s management was thinking either). Most of the songs simply transcribe the vocal melodies for guitar (why, I have no idea) while providing (sometimes accurate, sometimes not) chord charts. Then, randomly, there are a couple of songs with complete, full tab transcriptions, like Broon’s Bane and YYZ. But even then, the notation is bad. For instance, given all the complexity in YYZ, it never notes hammer-ons and pull-offs. It just gives you the notes for you to figure out yourself. You’re much better off taking your chances with online tabs.—Jeff DuFour (on Amazon)

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~ by rvkeeper on November 25, 2011.

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