Fly By Night
When I bought 'Archive', this was what I was buying. I already had 'All The World's A Stage', and so I knew that all my favourite older songs were on this album. The fact that it came chained to two others was just a bonus, really. So, I look at the tracklisting, and realise that the problem I had with 'Working Man' is going to be true for most of this album; I can still remember most of these; I can remember lyrics from 'By-Tor', and I have absolutely no idea when I would last have listened to it. These songs were part of my youth (for want of a better word; I was late teens - early twenties, I was living away from home for the first time; I had few ties, if any; I could spend all my money on Rush LPs if I wanted to) and they have stayed with me since then.
Also - another confessional, folks - these are the songs I tried to teach myself to play. I even bought sheet music, and earned the callouses I still carry on the fingers of my left hand trying to play these songs. If the 'Rush' album was about rediscovery for me, then this one will be about remembrance.