200 Gram Vinyl Record
Rush Atlantic Years vinyl reissues!
Pressed on luxurious 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Presings!
Limited time album download included for 320kbps vinyl-ripped MP4s
Rush's 2015 year of reissues has gotten busier. The band throughout much of 2015 has been bringing its classic early albums to vinyl and hi-def digital audio via a yearlong reissue campaign that encompasses the LPs they recorded for Mercury between the self-titled 1974 debut and 1989′s A Show of Hands.
Those releases, scheduled to conclude in December, will now be joined by a separate slew of reissues that focus on the group's Atlantic recordings.
Six of those albums — Presto (1989), Roll the Bones (1991), Counterparts (1993), Test for Echo (1996), Feedback (2004) and Snakes & Arrows (2007) — are set to be pressed on audiophile-quality, 200-gram vinyl by Quality Record Pressings, each sold with a code to access a high-definition digital download. Three of the releases (Counterparts, Test for Echo and Snakes & Arrows) are being released as two-LP sets; according to a press release, the Counterparts and Test for Echo vinyl editions also "feature etched designs on side D of the album which are available for the first time on these pressings."
The set of reissues, called the Atlantic Years on Vinyl, will arrive in chronological installments — with Presto and Roll the Bones arriving Oct. 23. Counterparts and Test for Echo follow Nov. 6, with Feedback and Snakes & Arrows rounding out the series on Jan. 15, 2016.
Presto's lyrical centerpiece is its atmospheric single ‘The Pass,' in which Neil Peart addresses teenage isolation and the tragic romanticism of youth suicide. Working for the first time with producer Rupert Hine, the band intended to strip away the mechanical, synth-driven gloss that defined their past few albums.
|1. Show Don’t Tell|
|2. Chain Lightning|
|3. The Pass|
|4. War Paint|
|8. Anagram (For Mongo)|
|9. Red Tide|
|10. Hand Over Fist|
|11. Available Light|