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Cygnus X-1 by Rush
Album: A Farewell to KingsReleased: 1977
Cygnus X-1 is the name given to an X-ray source in the constellation of Cygnus, believed to be a black hole.
In Greek mythology, Rocinante is the name of the horse that Zeus rides. It was also the name of Steinbeck's motor home in Travels With Charlie
, as well as the name of Don Quixote's horse.
This is a two-part song, with part 1 appearing on A Farewell To Kings
and part 2 appearing on Hemispheres
. The two individual parts are only tenuously connected.
Part 1 was split into these different sections: The Voyage: I. Prologue / II. / III. Book 2 was divided into these sections: Hemispheres: I. Prelude / II. Apollo: Bringer Of Wisdom / III. Dionysus: Bringer Of Love / IV. Armageddon: The Battle Of Heart And Mind / V. Cygnus: Bringer Of Balance / VI. The Sphere: A Kind Of Dream.