Rivendell
by Rush

Album: Fly By Night (1975)

Songfacts®:

  • Rivendell is where the elves live in J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Lord Of The Rings. Robert Plant got the idea for Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On" from the book. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Richard - Syracuse, NY

Comments: 17

  • Mitch from DavisWhere the hell did they come up with that Led Zep reference? Battle Of Evermore was supposedly inspired by LOTR and Misty Mountain Hop but what does Ramble On have to do with it?
  • Dale from Austin, TxJames is correct; one of the albums or maybe the song book Rush Complete mentions that this is one of only two Rush songs without any drum or bass. (The other is Broon's Bane on Exit...Stage Left). That was just after Signals.
  • Matthew from York, United KingdomI have never been keen on Rush but this song is not too bad.
  • Carina from London, United KingdomThe song fact actually has a lot to do with the song, Ethan.
  • Jasper from Nieuwegein, NetherlandsDear John (from Asheville, NY) These people on the boards are the people that only understand the Rock and the Music, but not the inspiration, like Tolkien and old Fables and Myths...
  • Pryce from Litchfield, NhRush is the best thing period.
  • Claude from Kingston, MaFirst song I ever learned on guitar.
  • Ethan from Helsinki, -That song fact on here has nothing to do with this song. >.<
  • John from Asheville, NcMan does this song get crap on many of the Rush boards. I've never heard anything offensive in it. It's a lilting melody with an emotional vocal. I've heard a lot worse from Rush.
  • Tom from Highland, NyI believe this is the song that Geddy is credited for playing classical guitar on the back of the album
  • Adam from Greenfield, InRush, the best thing to come out of Canada besides Bryan Adams, of course...lol
  • Wil from Milwaukee, WiBilbo and Frodo would be PROUD!!!
  • Ben from Nyc, MsJames, are you serious? theres no drums?? that really wierd. especially for rush
  • Rich from Knoxville, TnThis is one of the few songs Rush never played live.
  • Stefanie Magura from Rock Hill, ScI know they're great, aren't they erica? I love Rush. They're such great musicians.
  • Erica from Hampstead, NcRush, the best thing out of Canada!!!!!
  • James from Los Angeles, CaThere are no drums in this song
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