Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rush producer updates fans

With a lot of momentum on their side and a new deal with Roadrunner Records, Rush aren’t slowing down these days with band projects.

The new Neil Peart instructional DVD, "Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime Of Live Performance,” was released this past week; the set features more than 6 hours of Rush video.

On the horizon, the band’s new, “Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland,” is coming to theaters on October 26 and will be released on November 8.

And, then there’s Universal Music Canada’s announcement about a massive release for November 21: “Sectors,” a set of three, separate, six-disc box sets which, together, spans Rush’s entire Anthem Records recording career.

Beyond all of that, Rush fans know one more piece of the puzzle is in motion: the band has to return to the studio to complete the recording of their album, “Clockwork Angels,” set for release next year.

One of the partners in most of these projects is producer/mixer/engineer Richard Chycki, who updated Rush fans over the weekend on where some things are at, via his blog.

“First, my apologies for not updating the blog much over the past few months but it’s been a very busy year so far.

Earlier this year, I mixed Moving Pictures in 5.1 and I am pleased that it was met with very positive reviews. The recording of the Time Machine tour I did in the spring in Cleveland (best … audience … ever!) is now wrapped up and an edited version of the show has since aired on VH1, with theater, DVD, CD and vinyl releases due any time. Amazing to see the band perform Moving Pictures live in its entirety!

Based on the strong feedback from the Moving Pictures 5.1 remix, Universal Records had asked me to remix Fly By Night, A Farewell To Kings and Signals in surround to be included in their ‘Sector’ series of box set releases currently underway. Like Moving Pictures, all the multitrack masters I worked with were transferred from the original analog tapes at 96 kHz/24 bit resolution and this quality was maintained right down to the finished master. Listeners are in for a revelation of new detail for these releases.

Currently, Rush, producer Nick Raskulinecz and myself are reconvening to complete the recording of Rush’s next studio album, Clockwork Angels. Sorry, no timeline for completion yet …”

Stay tuned!

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