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Pre Mix Editing by Terry Brown
Artwork by Hugh Syme
Featuring Performances By: Sebastian Bach (Skid Row); Robert Berry ("3", Ambrosia); Dave Brooks (Slammin' Gladys): Dominic Cifarelli (Pulse Ultra); Jeff Feldman (Pulse Ultra); Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai): Daniel J. (Solo Artist, Jordan Rudess); Randy Jackson (Zebra); Andreas Kisser (Sepultura); Jani Lane (Warrant); Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai); Vinnie Moore (Solo Artist, UFO); Alex Skolnick (Solo Artist, Testament, Tran Siberian Orchestra, Attention Deficit); Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan); Kip Winger (Winger)
Tracklist: "Distant Early Warning" - Lead Vocals: Randy Jackson; Guitar Solo: Daniel J.
"Lakeside Park" - Lead Vocals: Sebastian Bach; Guitar Solo: Daniel J.
"Limelight" - Lead Vocals: Kip Winger; Guitar Solo: Andreas Kisser
"Subdivisions" - Lead Vocals: Randy Jackson; Guitar Solo: Dominic Cifarelli; Keys: Jeff Feldman
"Different Strings" - Lead Vocals: Robert Berry; Guitar Solo: Robert Berry
"Tom Sawyer" - Lead Vocals: Sebastian Bach; Guitar Solo: Dominic Cifarelli; Keys: Jeff Feldman
"Bastille Day" - Lead Vocals: Jani Lane; Guitar Solo: Alex Skolnick
"A Farewell To Kings" - Lead Vocals: Randy Jackson; Guitar Solo: Andreas Kisser
"Spirit Of the Radio" - Lead Vocals: Kip Winger; Guitar Solo: Jeff Stinco
"Didacts and Narpets" - Drums: Mike Mangini
"2112 Overture/Temples Of Syrinx" - Lead Vocals: Jani Lane; Guitar Solo: Vinnie Moore
Rhythm Guitars Tracks - Vinnie Moore
Bass Tracks - Stu Hamm
Drum Tracks - Mike Mangini
Keyboards - Robert Berry
Keyboards - Jeff Feldman
Keyboards - Trent Gardner
Lee, Lifeson and Peart have provided an often obsessive lifetime mission for countless of hopeful, thoughtful, ambitious musicians through a wide scope of times and climes.
The all-walks array of musicians you see gathered here is testimony to
Rush were heavy when heavy was not cool, Rush comprised a clear and
clear-headed three guys playing their hearts and minds out on sleeve and stage. Rush made you want to play better than that other guy in class, also providing a reading list for mind-feeding while you recovered from bleeding fingers, tender blood blisters and tendonitis.
And they did this in waves, to full currents of aspiring rockers, beginning thereabouts with underground breakthrough 2112 in 1976, that record combining science fiction with philosophy (Ayn Rand) and literature (George Orwell), metal with progressive rock (Rush single-handedly birthed progressive metal – a huge musical genre today), also delivering one of the early concept albums.
Rush is one of the few bands to conquer the divide between the more intimate progressive rock listener and FM rock radio. When bands like Yes and ELP were having trouble staying on the airwaves, Rush maintained their visibility. Always updating their sound but keeping those familiar touches.
01) Distant Early Warning
02) Lakeside Park
05) Different Strings
06) Tom Sawyer
07) Bastille Day
08) A Farewell to Kings
09) The Spirit of the Radio
10) Didacts and Narpets
11) 2112 Overture
The Temples Of Syrinx