Monday, June 2, 2014
Tiles Off the Floor 02 giveaway contest: win a poster signed by Tiles and Terry Brown
UPDATE - 6/2@5:54PM: The contest is over and the winners have been chosen. Congratulations to the grand prize winner Jack S of New Jersey who will be receiving a copy of Off the Floor 02 along with a poster signed by Tiles and Terry Brown. The 2 runners-up are Brian R and Andre B both of whom will receive a copy of Off the Floor 02. The answer to the question regarding the song that Alex Lifeson made a guest appearance on was Sacred & Mundane off of the 2008 Tiles album Fly Paper. Thanks for playing everybody!
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Detroit-based prog rockers Tiles have a number of connections to Rush; their last 2 studio albums (Window Dressing and Fly Paper) were produced by former Rush producer Terry Brown, Rush album artist Hugh Syme does all the album artwork for Tiles (he also played piano and keyboard on a few tracks), and Alex Lifeson performed on one of the tracks from the band's last studio album. Back in 2012 the band celebrated their 20th anniversary with a live release titled Off the Floor which was mixed by Terry Brown. They'll continue the celebration with a follow-up piece (also mixed by Terry) titled Off the Floor 02 which releases tomorrow.
In celebration of the anniversary and tomorrow's release, the band has graciously offered to give away 3 copies of Off the Floor 02 along with one grand prize of a Tiles poster signed by the band and Terry Brown. To be eligible for the prize, just send an email (using the contact form or directly to firstname.lastname@example.org) with the answer to the following question between now and 5PM EST today:
On which Tiles song did Alex Lifeson guest, which also marked the first time in 25 years a member of Rush reunited musically with Terry Brown.
Be sure to include the words Tiles giveaway, your answer and your mailing address in the email body. One grand prize winner will be randomly selected from those providing the correct answer and will receive the autographed poster and a copy of Off the Floor 02. The 2 runners up will receive a copy of Off the Floor 02. To learn more about the Off the Floor project and to purchase a copy, just visit the website at this location. Here's a synopsis of the album:
The second installment of Tiles' 20th Anniversary celebration, "Off the Floor 02" continues with more live-in-the-studio performances of staples from the band's live sets. Taken from the same sessions as "Off the Floor (01)," the track list draws from each of the band's five studio albums and gives the listener more than carbon copies of the studio versions with a healthy dose of improvisation, a bit of re-imagining and even a little new music in the form of a bass & drums interlude.
For this 2-disc Limited Edition version, Tiles dug into their archives and dusted off a few tunes from their appearance at the 2005 Rites of Spring Festival. These songs are not reprised on either "Off the Floor" disc - and feature the only recorded full performance of the epic "Window Dressing." Also included are two bonus videos from the "Off the Floor" sessions.
"Off the Floor 02" provides a fresh look at some old songs, adds a few new things, and gives Tiles fans something to tide them over until the next studio release appears in 2015...