Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rush set to remix 2002’s Vapor Trails album

Rush are doing what many artists have talked about over the years, but few have actually done: they are revisiting an old release in the hopes of making it better.

Classic Rock magazine is reporting that Rush are planning to re-enter the studio to do a remix their 2002 album “Vapor Trails.”

“We were never happy with the production,” said guitarist Alex Lifeson. “Perhaps we should have taken more time over the record. But now we’ve got the chance to improve things. There will be no re-recording, just a remix.” reports "Vapor Trails" has been widely criticized by fans over the years for its production and sound quality. Re-mixes of 2 tracks from the album - "One Little Victory" and "Earthshine" - were included on Rush's 2009 compilation album "Retrospective 3" and were generally well-received by fans. Richard Chycki assisted in the remix these 2 tracks and it's possible that he may also be involved with the remixing of the entire album.

We’ll await further details from the Rush camp to confirm their plans.

You just know the Rush diehards will be stepping up to buy the new version when it’s ready.

Rush return to the road for more dates on the Time Machine tour, which resumes March 30 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; the band are also expected to hit the studio this year to work on their next album, “Clockwork Angels.”

Rush Rush Time Machine – iPAD App

Rush – One Little Victory (2002)

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