Thursday, October 10, 2013
Rush's Vapor Trails Remixed debuts at #35 on the Billboard 200
UPDATE - 10/11@3:31PM: New poll! I'm asking everyone what they think of the remix compared to the original 2002 release. Do you like them both? Hate them both? Never liked the original, but like the remix? Please take the poll and let us know.
Rush released the long-awaited remix/remaster of Vapor Trails last Monday on September 30th and the album has debuted on the Billboard 200 album charts at #35 (thanks Sean). It's interesting to note that they are not considering the album's position on the chart as a reentry, like what was done with the Moving Pictures and 2112 deluxe editions when they reentered the charts. So it's not clear whether the sales of the remix will count towards the total album sales used to determine Gold/Platinum status by the RIAA. The album also debuted at #9 on the Rock Albums chart and #3 on the Hard Rock albums chart. For my current poll I'm asking everyone which song from Vapor Trails they think benefited the most from the remix. Please take the poll and let us know if you haven't already. You can order the Vapor Trails remix on CD or on 180g vinyl, and order the Atlantic-era The Studio Albums 1989-2007 box set (which also contains the remix) here.
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[Andy VanDette on mastering Rush: The Studio Albums 1989-2007]
[Vapor Trails Remixed and Rush: The Studio Albums 1989-2007 box set released today]
[Photos of the Rush: The Studio Albums 1989-2007 box set and Vapor Trails Remixed, full album preview at RollingStone.com]
[Rush Vapor Trails Remixed higher quality, 30-second sample clips]
[Geddy Lee talks Clockwork Angels Tour video, Vapor Trails Remixed in new Rolling Stone interview]
[Alex Lifeson discusses Vapor Trails Remixed in new Classic Rock interview]
[Rush Vapor Trails Remixed 30-second sample clips now available]
[Long-awaited Vapor Trails remix coming October 1st, now available for pre-order]