Friday, September 27, 2013
Photos of the Rush: The Studio Albums 1989-2007 box set and Vapor Trails Remixed, full album preview at RollingStone.com
UPDATE - 9/27@10:27AM: In light of the fact that we now have some full preview clips to listen to, I thought I'd update the poll and ask everyone which song from Vapor Trails they think benefited the most from the new remix? Please take the poll and let us know! In the last poll, Secret Touch was the winner, with 17% of you most looking forward to hearing that track on the new remix; complete results here.
UPDATE - 9/27@10:17AM: RollingStone.com has posted a preview of the complete Vapor Trails Remixed album! Just go to this location and click on the link in the article. It will pop up a player where you can listen to the entire album. It's mp3-quality of course, but it's still the full songs from the album.
Rush will be releasing the long-awaited remix/remaster of their 2002 album Vapor Trails along with a Rush: The Studio Albums 1989-2007 box set this coming Monday, September 30th. The album will be made available for purchase individually on CD or Vinyl, or as part of the box set. A few weeks ago some low-quality, 30-second sample clips began appearing at some online retailers. Since then some higher quality clips have been posted, and the Rush Fan Film Project compiled all of these clips into one handy YouTube video which you can view at this location.
As I'd mentioned above, the release date for both Vapor Trails Remixed and the Atlantic-era box set is now Monday, September 30th; the remix had been pushed up from October 1st a couple of weeks ago, and the box set was just recently pushed up as well. European reader RushFanBen has already received his copies and sent along some scans of the packaging for us. He reports that the booklet included with Vapor Trails is no different from the original release other than the new cover design and the note that it was mixed by David Bottril. The CDs in the box set are packaged in miniature album sleeve replicas and are also no different from the originals. There's an orange booklet included in the box set containing all the lyrics of all 7 of the included albums. He also reports that the remix sounds amazing.
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