Rush - Permanent Waves


Mobile Fidelity



Product No.:
CMOB 772

Gold CD

CD Gold

By 1980, Rush was experiencing the mid-point of what would be their golden period of recording (1976-1982). Released in January that year, Permanent Waves was a transitional exercise that moved them further from the "prog-rock" lump-labeling and pointed the way for their next masterpiece the following year, Moving Pictures.

Peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard Album Chart, Permanent Waves spawned such perennial concert staples as "Freewill" and "Spirit of Radio." Well-beyond the power-trio of old, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart each contributed equally, with multiple instrumentation and arranging approaches. An undisputed rock classic.

1. The Spirit Of Radio
2. Freewill
3. Jacob's Ladder
4. Entre Nous
5. Different Strings
6. Natural Science

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Yup, Its better all right...

posted on 10/13/2011
5 Stars
but where is the Rush Moving Pictures 5.1 DVD Audio????

Now THAT is a wonderfull remaster, thanks Alex!!!! Please keep them coming...

spirit of radio indeed!!!

posted on 06/07/2008
5 Stars
I always thought this album sounded very weak in the bass/lower mid range level. This gold disc helps to remedy this problem and gives the album a more biting sound. If you're like me and looking to replace my original 1990 cd, then go for it. The Rush remasters of 1997 are a vast improvement so the differance will be less pronounced. My only gripe is they released this cd in a digi pak format that is the same size as dvd audio jewel cases.

Another Rush MOFI winner

posted on 04/25/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: Tim K
Gotta love the MOFI Gold CDs. The staging and image clarity of the drums is especially impressive - you can almost see Niel Peart make his way around the toms on fills. Vocals are clean and natural and never stepped on even when the music is at it's most dynamic. Another impressive offering from MOFI.

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