Every piece of music must have a title, so why not this? Perhaps a more fitting one would have been "An Exercise In Self-Indulgence," if Rush hadn't hijacked that twelve years earlier
recorded this piece on the fourth day of a ten day fast, apparently while pursuing some altered state of consciousness. The album version runs to 6 minutes 2 seconds. In 2005 he recorded a live version with the Holland Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Chris Opperman. Here, the solo clarinet introduction and the harp arpeggios are a distinct improvement on the usual lead guitar.
Overall, this version is reminiscent of the Deep Purple orchestration "April
"; the only difference being that the supposedly so egocentric Ritchie Blackmore looks positively humble in comparison.
Alexander Baron - London, England