Rush - Hold Your Fire mp3 album
Hold Your Fire is the twelfth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released on September 8, 1987. It was recorded at The Manor Studio in Oxfordshire, Ridge Farm Studio in Surrey, Air Studios in Montserrat and McClear Place in Toronto. Hold Your Fire was the last Rush studio album released outside Canada by PolyGram/Mercury. Rush continued to explore new songwriting territory in Hold Your Fire
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Hold your fire, keep it burning bright Hold the flame 'till the dream ignites A spirit with a vision Is a dream with a mission. I hear their passionate music Read the words that touch my heart I gaze at their feverish pictures The secrets that set them apart. When I feel the powerful visions Their fire has made alive I wish I had that instinct I wish I had that drive. Spirits fly on dangerous missions Imaginations on fire Focused high on soaring ambitions Consumed in a single desire
Although this album reeks of synth, It is a fairly decent album and is good show at why Rush changed labels after this album. Surely this album has a lot of sequenced and programmed synth, but it actually adds to the album somewhat and creates neat soundscapes when needed. Alex also gets some really cool solos out of this album, including some atmospheric guitar sounds that are more apparent on the next album. It was one of those last pieces they did before releasing the album. Be wary, it doesn't match the rest of Hold Your Fire. We come to Time Stand Still where you hear Lifeson's guitar sound for the rest of the album; there may be some heavier sounds, but this is a good as it gets. Peart shows of more of his electronic drum kit, a sign of what the rest of the album involves, while Geddy has some pretty good singing.
Album Name Hold Your Fire. 版公司 Moon Records (UKR).
Hold Your Fire captures Rush in the middle of the 1980's, synths and all, and delivers a pretty good album. I feel this album really showcases Geddy Lee's vocals, and many of the songs are really powerful. The music video for Time Stands Still is a total 1980's, MTV time warp, and is really just funny to watch. But the song itself (featuring Aimee Mann) is a really good song that shows off Geddy's vocals. Admittedly, this is not a good thing for everyone, but his voice is not quite as shrill as it might be seen as with other songs and other albums
Hold Your Fire isn't a bad album, but it's one of the band's worst records regardless; the emotional content and atmosphere are strong, but not as powerful when coupled with the overdone synth arrangements and weaker songwriting. This just barely escapes being their worst album, but what a dangerously close call. The final song that Rush wrote for the album is also the opening track, Force Ten. It starts with treated vocals and electronic drumming that sounds like a pneumatic drill before giving way to an urgent, busy bassline and driving snare drum pattern that carry us off into the journey of Hold Your Fire. It is a rich, rewarding experience that I find myself returning to, sometimes when there is a warm wind in the evening, the trees sway and late summer turns everything to a soft, bloody red and slowly, the first dark creeping tendrils of colour begin to float into the sky.
|A2||Time Stand Still||5:07|
|B1||Lock And Key||5:08|
|B3||Turn The Page||4:53|
- Manufactured By – Anthem Records
- Distributed By – Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited
- Recorded At – The Manor
- Recorded At – Ridge Farm Studios
- Recorded At – Air Studios, Montserrat
- Recorded At – McClear Place
- Recorded At – Mirage Studios
- Mastered At – Masterdisk
- Arranged By – Peter Collins, Rush
- Arranged By [Brass], Conductor [Brass] – Andrew Jackman*
- Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Steven Margoshes*
- Art Direction – Hugh Syme
- Bass Guitar, Synthesizer, Synthesizer [Bass Pedals], Vocals – Geddy Lee
- Brass – The William Faerey Engineering Brass Band*
- Drums, Percussion, Percussion [Electronic] – Neil Peart
- Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Alex Lifeson
- Engineer – Jimbo (James) Barton*
- Engineer [Preproduction] – Jon Erickson
- Executive Producer – Moon Records, Val Azzoli And Liam Birt
- Keyboards [Additional] – Andy Richards
- Lyrics By – Peart*, Dubois* (tracks: A1)
- Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
- Mixed By [Assistant] – Philip Cusset*
- Music By – Lifeson*, Lee*
- Producer – Peter Collins, Rush
- Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming Assisted By] – Andy Richards, Jim Burgess
- Recorded By [Assistant, Air Studios] – Ken Blair
- Recorded By [Assistant, Lerxst Mobile] – Lerxst
- Recorded By [Assistant, Mcclear Place] – Martin Lee
- Recorded By [Assistant, Ridge Farm] – Reynold Swan
- Recorded By [Assistant, The Manor] – Michael Ade*
- Vocals [Additional] – Aimee Mann
NotesRecorded at The Manor, Oxfordshire, Ridge Farm Studio, Surrey, Air Studios, Montserrat, McClear Place, Toronto and on the Lerxst Mobile.
Strings recorded at McClear Place.
Brass recorded at Mirage Studio, Oldham, England.
Preproduction work at Elora Sound.
Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC.
© 1987 Anthem Group.
℗ 1987 Anthem Group.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 066821051-2
|ANR-1-1051||Rush||Hold Your Fire (LP, Album)||Anthem Records||ANR-1-1051||Canada||1987|
|LPR 19170||Rush||Hold Your Fire (LP, Album)||Mercury||LPR 19170||Mexico||1987|
|832 464-1||Rush||Hold Your Fire (LP, Album)||Mercury||832 464-1||Europe||1987|
|832 464-2||Rush||Hold Your Fire (CD, Album, RE)||Mercury||832 464-2||Brazil||Unknown|
|832 464-1||Rush||Hold Your Fire (LP, Album, som)||Mercury||832 464-1||Uruguay||1987|