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Quote The Newly Remixed Version Of Vapor Trails And 7-Disc Boxed Set Of Atlantic Studio Albums

Both Are Available On October 1 from Atlantic/Rhino (September 30 internationally)

In 2009, two tracks from VAPOR TRAILS (“One Little Victory” and “Earthshine”) were remixed for the Retrospective III collection, setting you all into a frenzy in anticipation of a possible remixed version of the entire album being released one day. That time has come.

The Vapor Trails Remixed album will be available on CD, Double LP, and digital download on October 1 from Atlantic/Rhino.

“Vapor Trails was an album made under difficult and emotional circumstances – sort of like Rush learning how to be Rush again – and as a result, mistakes were made that we have longed to correct. David Bottrill’s remixes have finally brought some justice and clarity to this deserving body of our work,” says Geddy Lee.

“Every song has been given a new life, from the fire of ‘One Little Victory,’ ‘Secret Touch,’ and ‘Ceiling Unlimited’ to the melodic musicality of ‘Sweet Miracle’ and ‘How It Is’… these songs have been redeemed. Thank you David!”

The remixed version of VAPOR TRAILS will also be included in the new 7-disc boxed set RUSH: THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1989-2007, which features every studio album Rush recorded for Atlantic Records. The collection includes the Gold & Platinum albums Presto (1989), Roll The Bones (1991), Counterparts (1993), and Test For Echo (1996), as well as their covers EP Feedback (2004) and the Billboard Top 5 album Snakes & Arrows (2007). THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1989-2007 features each album presented in a wallet sleeve that faithfully reproduces the original artwork (except for VAPOR TRAILS, which features a reinterpreted version of the original cover) and is also available on October 1 from Atlantic/Rhino.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2013 at 08:21
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Nice, I don't have any of these on CD so could be tempted.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2013 at 08:24
The remix of Vapor Trails sounds interesting. Maybe the infamous "wall of sound" has been ditched?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2013 at 08:47
Well this is convenient.  These are the only Rush albums I don't own..
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Ah yes, that.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pekka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2013 at 09:53
Thank god the remix version is available individually, I'll be sure to get that one.
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Counterparts is the only one I have from this boxset
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote torete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2013 at 10:19
i hope for a vinyl release some day of " test for echo" the only rush album never released on vinyl! the rest.. i have all on vinyl!

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I don't think I have any of these, but I'll wait till it's in the discount bin. Smile
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I don't see how the remix of a bad cd, can make a whole difference. Do i really want to hear some uninspiring songs with a different sound. You could change plenty of technical things, but you won't change the spirit of those songs.
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Look at Clockwork Angels. This is still going to be a loud mix. It might be loud and clear now, and less muddy, but they dynamism of the 80s and 70s is long gone.
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Originally posted by rdtprog rdtprog wrote:

I don't see how the remix of a bad cd, can make a whole difference. Do i really want to hear some uninspiring songs with a different sound. You could change plenty of technical things, but you won't change the spirit of those songs.
I heard that Vapor Trails is very good. A lot of people are excited by this. Don't rain on people's parade.
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This is terrible.  Now everyone is going to listen to the stupid remixed version of Vapor Trails, and that is all they will remember, and the magic of the original recording will begin to fade.  I was really hoping that they would never get this done.  Crap.
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Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes Ambient Hurricanes wrote:

This is terrible.  Now everyone is going to listen to the stupid remixed version of Vapor Trails, and that is all they will remember, and the magic of the original recording will begin to fade.  I was really hoping that they would never get this done.  Crap.


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Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes Ambient Hurricanes wrote:

This is terrible.  Now everyone is going to listen to the stupid remixed version of Vapor Trails, and that is all they will remember, and the magic of the original recording will begin to fade.  I was really hoping that they would never get this done.  Crap.

the loud sound quality was the album's main criticism... at least by old people anyway
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Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes Ambient Hurricanes wrote:

This is terrible.  Now everyone is going to listen to the stupid remixed version of Vapor Trails, and that is all they will remember, and the magic of the original recording will begin to fade.  I was really hoping that they would never get this done.  Crap.

Why does this bother you? You can listen to the old version as long as you like and nobody's going to take its magic away from you. I know there's a lot of us who think the songs are good, but it's just way too tiresome to listen because of the sound. If anything this move will bring the album more listeners (if the remixes are good, that is). I personally have been waiting for years for this release.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TrevRockOne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2013 at 20:11
This is good news (provided they've done a good job). Vapor Trails has some magical Rush music on it, but the crap sound has always made listening to the whole album in one sitting headache inducing. Now they just need to remix Clockwork Angels. /sigh
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2013 at 20:16
Originally posted by rdtprog rdtprog wrote:

I don't see how the remix of a bad cd, can make a whole difference. Do i really want to hear some uninspiring songs with a different sound. You could change plenty of technical things, but you won't change the spirit of those songs.

Vapor Trails is a great album, not prog - but that's the appeal of it for me. Sorry. 
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Originally posted by Pekka Pekka wrote:

Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes Ambient Hurricanes wrote:

This is terrible.  Now everyone is going to listen to the stupid remixed version of Vapor Trails, and that is all they will remember, and the magic of the original recording will begin to fade.  I was really hoping that they would never get this done.  Crap.

Why does this bother you? You can listen to the old version as long as you like and nobody's going to take its magic away from you. I know there's a lot of us who think the songs are good, but it's just way too tiresome to listen because of the sound. If anything this move will bring the album more listeners (if the remixes are good, that is). I personally have been waiting for years for this release.


It doesn't bother me that people want to listen to a cleaner version, but that when this gets released it will become the definitive version of the album, and future generations will lose something in their appreciation of the album because that wall-of-sound, garage rock quality to it will be lost; which is a very important part of the album and enhances it's raw, emotional quality, in my opinion.  It's not that I oppose the idea of a remix as much as I oppose the idea of the original being forgotten and the remix being the version that's remembered.  To me, the plus side of having another version of the album with all the parts clearer so I can appreciate the intricacy of the recording more is kind of outweighed by the loss of that raw quality to it.
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