Friday, November 9, 2012

Rush engineer talks about 2112 Super Deluxe reissue

Rush are releasing a Super Deluxe CD/BD reissue of their 1976 masterpiece, “2112,” on December 18.

Sound engineer Richard Chycki talks about the origins of the project in his online blog.

“Let's go back in time a bit to late December 2004,” writes Chycki. “I had just finished a 19-hour studio day working with Rush (for the first time) on a Tsunami Relief Charity which was broadcast on CBC in Canada, also late 2004. When I first met with Alex [Lifeson] in early 2005 about the possibility of doing more work together on R30, our first conversation veered off to a coffee laden all out bond-fest about how exciting 2112 would be remixed in 5.1. Our second subject was the mixing of R30 – go figure.”

“In a nutshell, this concept has been in stasis for quite some time,” he continued, “and it's a pinnacle moment with such a revered artist (and with my gratitude meter completely pinned) that we finally see this project come to light.”

As for the technical specs on the reissue, Chycki explains, “Like the other Rush surround releases to date – Moving Pictures, A Farewell To Kings, Fly By Night, and Signals2112 has been remixed at a 96 khz 24 bit high resolution from the original multitrack masters in a 're-creation' direction taking advantage of the 3-dimensional soundscape of surround, rather than a complete re-interpretation of the mix. I have had quite a few questions about the technical side of the process so time depending, I'll try to get an article put together about it and get it posted here or published.”

“2112” was released in the spring of 1976 and landed on the Billboard Hot 100 album chart, becoming Rush’s first album to reach the Billboard chart. The band’s fourth studio effort, “2112” was considered Rush's breakthrough as its first commercial success.

Rush are currently touring North America in support of their 20th studio album, “Clockwork Angels.”

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