180 Gram Vinyl Record
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Rush Atlantic Years vinyl reissues!
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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. 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.
"After flirting (albeit mildly) with alternative rock on Counterparts, Rush returns to classic progressive rock on Test for Echo. Cutting back many of the AOR production flourishes that hampered most of their late-'80s and early-'90s releases, the band concentrates on the sounds and styles that made albums like Moving Pictures' huge successes in the late '70s and early '80s. Test for Echo is all instrumental gymnastics and convoluted song structures, all of which demonstrate each member's skills. And the key to the album is the individual performances, since each song isn't particularly memorable as a song, only as a way to showcase the solos." — AllMusic
|1. Test For Echo|
|3. Half The World|
|4. The Color Of Right|
|5. Time And Motion|
|7. Dog Years|
|11. Carve Away The Stone|