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    Posted: January 13 2010 at 23:16
From Blabbermouth.net:

RUSH drummer Neil Peart tells The Canadian Press that the band's next musical output may not come in the form of a traditional album.

Peart says that he has begun writing lyrics for a new project, but that the band feels "liberated" in a way from the album format.

He says RUSH might release a few songs immediately after recording them, and then release more once they're ready.

Peart's new rock version of "The Hockey Theme" the iconic song that used to open "Hockey Night in Canada" telecasts will debut tomorrow during TSN's broadcast of the Toronto-Philadelphia game.

Peart's version of "The Hockey Theme" will be used during select NHL on TSN broadcasts throughout the remainder of the NHL season. It will also be available for digital download on iTunes on Tuesday, January 19.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=133370



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2010 at 01:41
Hopefully they won't do that, album is a format that needs to be preserved.
 
But anyway, it's great that they're at work again.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2010 at 06:51
Originally posted by Pekka

Hopefully they won't do that, album is a format that needs to be preserved.
 
But anyway, it's great that they're at work again.


I agree entirely.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2010 at 07:00
I'm sure they're going to continue making albums after this.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2010 at 07:46
Originally posted by MovingPictures07

Originally posted by Pekka

Hopefully they won't do that, album is a format that needs to be preserved.
 
But anyway, it's great that they're at work again.


I agree entirely.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2010 at 08:31
Originally posted by Pekka

Hopefully they won't do that, album is a format that needs to be preserved.
 


IMO: the album was fun when it lasted. I'm ready to move on...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2010 at 09:23
Originally posted by MovingPictures07

Originally posted by Pekka

Hopefully they won't do that, album is a format that needs to be preserved.
 
But anyway, it's great that they're at work again.


I agree entirely.


Add me to that list of album lovers!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2010 at 09:34
Me too.  I much prefer the album format to random search and find single released tunes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2010 at 15:33
I wonder if today's youth will give a damn about Rush. Most of their fanbase are album buyers. Hopefully they'll realise that later.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2010 at 15:52
:( I'm an album lover too. I really don't get much satisfaction by listening to an individual songs in general, it can't be compared with the experience of listening to a whole album. I don't really care if they want to release one song at a time or whatever, but I would like the end result to be a complete album and not just a bunch of unrelated songs.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2010 at 16:33
I refuse to spend my hard earned money in a file
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2010 at 16:47
Doesn't bother me much - I get most of my music in MP3 format these days. I just never could get too romantic about a metal disc and plastic case.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2010 at 16:47
I'm a HUGE album guy. I've never downloaded music, legally or otherwise. I have a shelf with hundreds and hundreds of cds, from many genres.

But we better get ready and stop kidding ourelves, folks. The digital revolution is happening, and as scary as it seems, albums will be gone before our lifetimes are over.

Very, very sad, but unfortunately true. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2010 at 04:07
Right move from Rush's marketing department but I doubt their sales department is happy unless they are adding this new product to the usual album product.
 
They are not the the first movers in this area, NIne Inch Nails springs to mind.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2010 at 04:17
Originally posted by crimson87

I refuse to spend my hard earned money in a file


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2010 at 07:26
Originally posted by Pekka

Hopefully they won't do that, album is a format that needs to be preserved.
 
But anyway, it's great that they're at work again.

+1

It's really sad that the album format is leaving this world for this digital crap :\
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2010 at 08:36
Originally posted by SgtPepper67


I really don't get much satisfaction by listening to an individual songs in general.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2010 at 08:37
Don't worry guys, the album format in music is not going to change very soon, just like the novel format in prose hasn't changed in more than two centuries now. Releasing songs is just the prose writer publishing short stories in magazines in between publishing novels.

EDIT: please make the difference between the format and the support, people Geek


Edited by harmonium.ro - January 15 2010 at 08:38
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2010 at 05:59
Originally posted by crimson87

I refuse to spend my hard earned money in a file
 
Me too! I want something solid for my money. If they do go down the download route I'm sure it will surface on an album sooner or later, as soon as they realise sales are way down.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2010 at 10:30
O.K. folks , here's what you're missing - an album consists of one of more songs released as a collection. A song, or songs can be released on its' own without precluding the eventual collecting of a certain number of songs into an album.

Sooooo ... Rush , and any other group that follows this approach , can & will likely still put out albums. They just won't wait until they have a "full" album's worth of music to put out a song or more. Just as they probably won't stop writing, recording, and releasing albums if & when the motivation or inspiration hits.

After all, why force things just to fit into some pre-conceived commercial requirement.
Again, ask Beethoven & the other dead white guys how they got away with putting out stuff other than full blown symphonies ...




Edited by debrewguy - January 16 2010 at 10:34
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