Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lifeson-produced David Barrett Trio track Hollowbody now available
11:58AM EST | comments (20) |

UPDATE - 3/16@9:36AM: Here's a promotional video of the band playing a live version of the track (thank Power Windows). I've also embedded the video at the bottom of the post.

David Barrett Trio - HollowbodyBack in January I'd mentioned that Alex Lifeson had lent his studio and production expertise to the Toronto-based David Barrett Trio. Late last year after the Time Machine tour the Trio went into Alex's home studio and recorded three tunes: Hollowbody, Sonar, and Disappearance with Alex producing and Rich Chycki handling the engineering duties. Hollowbody is now available as an MP3 download via and iTunes for just $0.99 and the other 2 tracks should also soon be available as well. Hollowbody is a rocking, 2½-minute instrumental track with a bunch of crazy guitar riffs that any Rush fan should really appreciate. You can listen to a short preview of the track at this link. There will be a concert and cd release party on Thursday, March 31st at 8PM (doors open at 7PM), at the Gibson Guitar Artist Showroom (1205 King West, Toronto, ON). They'll have a special EP available for sale which will have the three aforementioned tunes on it. They'll also be recording some more tunes after the 2011 leg of the Time Machine tour. From a January post on David Barrett's blog:

Exactly a year ago, I played my new solo album The Dead Arm for guitar hero and mentor Alex Lifeson. He liked it and mentioned that maybe we should consider doing something together in the future. I agreed. He advised me to write a ton of music which we would then later sift through and pick the best tunes to develop. His other advice was to include some other musicians to further develop the songs. I asked Sascha Tukatsch to play drums and Jason Farrar to play bass. We arranged the music and worked really hard on it. Their contributions and enthusiasm have been truly outstanding! After the Rush Time Machine tour ended and Big Al was rested, we went into his studio and recorded three tunes: Hollowbody, Sonar, and Disappearance. Rich Chycki engineered. Rich produced my first solo album back in 1995, everything I've learned about recording I've learned from Rich, I don't think there's anyone better. And Big Al's approach to arranging, performance, and production was truly illuminating. We also had a lot of laughs in the studio, more than I can remember on any sessions I've ever done. We've finished these three and will release them soon, once we figure out the details. I just wanted to let everyone know that we've got some new music ready to be released and that we're very excited about the whole thing!



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#20 - Posted 3/18/11 @8:33PM by The_king_will_Neil [contact]

(A little late to the party, but ...)


I don't recall seeing that video (#9), but I did see this before:

I wonder if she has a whole Rush catalog (I haven't checked the other Related's)?
#19 - Posted 3/17/11 @7:46PM by deanmass [contact]

Is it just me or is this a little sloppy for a released version, and about 1:50, is that a La Vila Strangiato riff I hear? Definately Rush-ee sounding...
#18 - Posted 3/16/11 @12:40PM by patrush

Was this live video recorded at the Orbit room?

Kinda looks like the orbit room
#17 - Posted 3/16/11 @10:48AM by drmike [contact]

Alex shouldn't be on rushisaband, he should be in the studio working on Clockwork Angels! jk lol

I enjoyed Hollowbody a lot--that's great! Sounded more like Triumph, IMHO
#16 - Posted 3/16/11 @9:20AM by RushFanForever [contact]

I like David Barrett's comment that he posted on the RushIsABand Facebook page:

Ed thanked David for letting him know about the songs:

David replied with the following:

'Thanks a lot Ed, we really appreciate your help. Al even said, make sure you contact Ed at RushIsABand, so he appreciates it too!'

So it is apparent that the guys in Rush are aware of the existence of
#15 - Posted 3/16/11 @1:04AM by Spoons and Forks [contact]

That Alex....does he ever sleep?

#14 - Posted 3/15/11 @10:52PM by Kelly D [contact]

Eh meh gawd, Alex shouldn't have his own life outside of Rush!!!1! He shouldn't be doing interviews!!1!!! HE SHOULD BE WORKING ON CLOCKWORK ANGELS >:O GOSH!!!!!1
#13 - Posted 3/15/11 @10:36PM by Son of a Mitch [contact]

This song kicks some tail. Bought it and can't wait for the others. Check him out on youtube(David Barrett Trio), especially Eastern Sun. Everything he plays has Lerxst's influence in it.

Hollowbody and other progressive rock tunes along with RUSH will be featured on my radio show, The Mind of Mitch, every Monday morning ET from 5-7 AM on 92.1 WPTS Pittsburgh and streaming live on! Thank you and tune in!!!
#12 - Posted 3/15/11 @9:56PM by dadof4 [contact]

Nice tune!!!

27 Days till Chicago... Got the train tickets, got the hotel room, dang, still need to get those tickets.
Time to Assess and Improvise.
Perhaps Geddy will be selling some outside the venue.
#11 - Posted 3/15/11 @9:20PM by Mandrake

Your welcome cincyrushgirl, I thought it was pretty humorous also! Enjoy Louisville.

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