Monday, June 9, 2014

Rush: Presto to be reissued as limited-edition SACD

Rush’s 1989 abum, “Presto”, will be reissued as a limited, numbered-edition Hybrid SACD (Super Audio CD) via Audio Fidelity.

Produced by Rupert Hine, the band’s 13th studio album featured the lead single “Show Don’t Tell”, as well as “The Pass” and “Superconductor.”

“Presto” peaked at No. 16 on the US Billboard 200 album chart on its way to earning Gold status (500,000 copies) Stateside, while the project went Platinum (100,000 copies) in their Canadian homeland.

For more details about the “Presto” SACD reissue, click here.

Rush will regroup in 2015 to mark its 41st anniversary with a lengthy world tour.

"The three of us just had a meeting," guitarist Alex Lifeson recently told Rolling Stone. “We said, 'Let's not talk about anything band-wise for the next year. Let's separate ourselves and come back rejuvenated.'
Unfortunately, the other people at that meeting didn't hear what we were talking about, so there are already plans being made for spring of 2015. It's going to be a 41st anniversary tour, or whatever they're going to call it."

"We haven't really talked seriously about what we want to do," says Lifeson. "But I think we're probably going to lean towards making it a real sort of fan event, and really try to put something together that's very pleasing for the fans across the board. That's always been difficult, for us to sort of balance things."

Rush's last tour was centered around the group's new album, “Clockwork Angels”, as well as deep cuts from their 1980s catalog. They didn't play a single song from the 1970s until a show-closing medley of tracks from “2112”.

"We want to try and play different material this time," adds Lifeson. "I've always wanted to do some rarer Rush material, and this should be a good opportunity to do that. I also think it's going to be a long tour. We just need to stay healthy until then."

See also:

Rush to receive honorary degrees from Nipissing University
Rush’s music publishing company purchased by ole
Rush debut album re-enters Billboard chart
VIDEO: Rush guitarist visits Tokyo music store
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