La Villa Strangiato

  • Posted on: 3 March 2018
  • By: mlg4035

La Villa Strangiato ('An Exercise in Self-Indulgence') is an instrumental piece from RUSH's sixth studio album: Hemispheres.
The multi-part piece was inspired by a dream guitarist Alex Lifeson had, and the music in these sections correspond to the occurrences in his dream. Live versions of "La Villa Strangiato" have often featured altered sections. During the 2010-2011 Time Machine Tour, this version of the piece began with a polka rendition of "To sleep, perchance to dream," then transitioned into the original arrangement.

"La Villa Strangiato" is Italian, and translates roughly as "The Strange Villa."