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Gene Best
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Posted: 18 February 2007 at 6:28pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

VERY cool ... much less compressed than the muddy Vapor Trails, plus the last chord is a nice little homage to Hemispheres.

Um ... technically, can one do an homage to one's own work?



Edited by Gene Best on 18 February 2007 at 6:29pm
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Jeremiah Hetherington
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Posted: 19 February 2007 at 4:06am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Yes, and I think that's what we're hearing with this snippet. I wonder how Peart's lyrics will fit into this?
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Chris Marquardt
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Posted: 22 February 2007 at 4:18pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Since it seems I'm turning into the Rush geek of the
JBF, here's some news from one of the Rush
mailing lists I belong to. We all know how reliable
internet rumors are, but nothing like building a little
excitement if even half of these things are true.

Read and discuss:

<< The latest batch of rumors regarding the new
album started floating around the message boards
yesterday. They're of the friend-of-a-friend
variety so I had some doubts about posting them.
But hey! Why the hell not?! It actually all
sounds fairly believable. It comes from someone
on a Kings X (great band by the way) board who is
friends with producer Nick Raskulinecz's assistant.

Here's the first post:

I just got off the phone with my boy Louie
(Nick's assistant) and he was freaking out. He is
a HUGE Rush fan and he said that last night he
got to go to the studio to hear the final mix of
the new Rush album. It was only him, Nick, the
band and about 10 of the band's friends. He's now
gotten to hang with them a few times and said he
has to keep his cool and not geek out. He said
Geddy pulled him aside and said "Your boy Nick is
the best young producer we've seen. The sky is the
limit for him".

So I asked him his impression of the album and he
said "In one word, exciting". He said the jam all
over it, a couple of instrumentals that will blow
your mind and the pace of the songs is more
exciting than they have done in a long, long
time. Plus, Nick got them to break out some of
the old gear and it made a difference.
All in all, he said he wouldn't say it sounded
like old Rush. But he said fans of old Rush will like it
alot.

And in a later post he relays this conversation
with Nick's assistant: I just got off the phone
with Nick. I've never heard him so fired up about
a record he's done. He said he is normally so
burned out on material by the time the album is
done, but not this time.

And that snippet that we've heard, Alex played
the same amp on it that he played on Hemispheres.
He also said they plan on putting it out on vinyl as
well, a double album.

The album is 60 minutes long.

To quote him: "The instrumentals are sick".

In summary, there are 2 "sick" instrumentals; the
album is 60 minutes long; old gear was used
(which jibes with an earlier rumor about a
mellotron being utilized); Alex used the same amp
he used when recording Hemispheres on Far Cry;
and the album will be available on vinyl. Rumor
or not - this is all great news.

Nos vemos !

Martin
The Hemispheres Mailing List
Manager
http://www.rush-thml.com >>


The general tone of happiness with this album from
various band sources leads me to think we'll all be
very happy with the end result.

Chris
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David Whiteley
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Posted: 22 February 2007 at 4:20pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I'm eager to have this one in my hands.

Hate the word "sick" as a compliment though.
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Derek Cavin
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Posted: 22 February 2007 at 4:23pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Thanks for sharing, Chris. Rush is my favorite group, saw them at the 30th anniversary tour, which was great.
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Gene Best
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Posted: 22 February 2007 at 8:44pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

This certainly bodes well ... nice to feel excited about an upcoming release for a change. :)
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Jeremiah Hetherington
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Posted: 08 March 2007 at 5:40pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

The song titles are out. I would post them here, but I don't want to spoil it for people who are holding out for the May release. You can look here if you're interested:

http://www.therushforum.com/index.php?showtopic=22979&st =0

RUSH ON!!!

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David Whiteley
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Posted: 08 March 2007 at 5:59pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Intriguing titles! Thanks for sharing, Jeremiah.
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Jeremiah Hetherington
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Posted: 08 March 2007 at 8:44pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

My pleasure. I'm a Rush Nut. As I was reading these new song titles today, I felt that familiar buzz of excitement in my stomach. It's Rush time again and I couldn't be happier.



Edited by Jeremiah Hetherington on 09 March 2007 at 4:32am
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Al Cook
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Posted: 09 March 2007 at 8:38pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

You can hear 45 more seconds of Far Cry if you pop over to Rush Is A Band.com
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Jeremiah Hetherington
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Posted: 12 March 2007 at 12:10am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Far Cry is up on www.rush.com! They put it out just around midnight. An official Syme pic (with lightning bolt and thunder) is up, too. Don't know if it's the cover. Celebrate the moment!
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Gene Best
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Posted: 12 March 2007 at 10:47am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Thanks, Jeremiah!  Cool stuff. 

It doesn't pack the "first listen wallop" for me that hearing Tom Sawyer or Limelight did back in 1981, but it sounds really good.  I thought Vapor Trails sounded horrible (the sound, not the songs) but Rush consistently delivers the goods, as far as I'm concerned.

Nice looking site, too!

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