200 Gram Vinyl Record
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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.
"A return to Rush's former glory days, Snakes and Arrows shows this seminal prog rock band reclaiming some of the sonic territory that they'd lost over the past few years. It's not certain what contributed to this artistic rebirth, but Rush has crafted a historical and emotional odyssey that shows many both where they've been and where they're going — from the baroque soundscapes of 'The Main Monkey Business,' reminiscent of their earliest work to the seductive almost folkloric urgency of 'The Way the Wind Blows,' which is as dangerous, anxious, and prophetic as anything that Arcade Fire or Mars Volta is doing currently. ... Gone is much of the shrillness of their earlier incarnations — Geddy Lee's trademark high pitch shrieks have mellowed considerably and Alex Lifesong's guitar playing has an assurance and freedom that can only come with age." — Amazon.com
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