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Permanent Waves

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  • Permanent Waves

    Released January, 1980
    Mercury

    US Billboard Peak: 4

    US Sales: Platinum

    Album Credits

    Geddy Lee: Bass Guitars, Oberheim polyphonic; OB-1; Mini Moog; and Taurus pedal synthesizers, vocals

    Alex Lifeson: Six and twelve string electric and acoustic guitars, Taurus pedals

    Neil Peart: Drums, tympani, timbales, orchestra bells, tubular bells, wind chimes, bell tree, triangle, crotales

    Produced by Rush and Terry Brown
    Arrangements by Rush and Terry Brown
    Recorded at Le Studio, Morin-Heights, Quebec, during September and October 1979
    Engineered by Paul Northfield
    With general assistance from Robbie Whelan
    Mixed at Trident Studios, Soho, London, in November 1979
    Engineered by Terry Brown
    Assisted by Adam Moseley, Craig Milliner, and Geddy Lee, with cameo appearances by Stev S. Hort

    Special featured guest: Hugh Syme, piano on "Different Strings"
    Inspiration and vocal coaching by Daisy the Dog
    Steel drums by Erwig Chuapchuaduah

    Art Direction and graphics by Hugh Syme
    Cover concept by Hugh Syme and Neil Peart
    Photography by Fin Costello, Flip Schulke and Deborah Samuel
    Cover girl couturiire: Ou la la
    Colour colaboration: Peter George
    Pilot of Juliet Foxtrot Kilo: Mike Deere
    Management by Ray Danniels, SRO Management, Inc., Toronto
    Executive Production: Moon Records
    Road manager, lighting director, and assistant to Mr. Shreve: Howard (Herns) Ungerleider
    Stage manager: Michael (Lurch) Hirsh
    Concert sound engineer: Ian (the Weez) Grandy
    Stage right technician: Liam (Punjabi) Birt
    Stage left technician: Skip (Slider) Gildersleeve
    Centre stage technician: Larry (Shrav) Allen
    Guitar and synthesizer maintenance: Tony (Jack Secret) Geranios
    Electrical technician: Ted (Theo) McDonald
    Stage Monitor mixer: Gred (Gordie) Connolly
    Projectionist: Harry (Tex) Dilman
    Personal Shreve: Sam (Shreve) Charters
    Concert sound by National Sound and Electrosound (U.K.)
    Concert lighting by See Factor International
    Concert rigging by Bill Collins

    All of the above was transported by the skilled hands of: Tom (Whitney) Whittaker, Pat (No. 9) Lines, Arthur (Mac) MacLear, Gene Guido, and Tim Lewis

    Honourable mentions: Moe Kniffman, Nick Kotos, George (Ike) Guido, Bob (Puppy) Cross, John LeBlanc, Bill Churchman, Dave (Shreve 1) Donne, Fuzzy Frazer, Dave Burman, Helmut, Nick Prince, Graham (Wild Man) Hewitt, Sgt. Rock & Easy Co., Second City Television, Lakewoods Farm, The Sound Kitchen, Lefty, D.K.D., Steve Herns, Le Studio: Andre, Yael, Pam, Kim, Carole, and Roger, Andre & La Barratte, the Wines & Crew, FM & Crew, Wireless & Crew, The Maxoids, Marvin Gleicher, Brian Robertson, Jimmy Bain, Michael Schenker, the Projectors, Peter Mensch, the P.M., Bob (the Grove) Snelgrove, the inmates of the Great Fog, Gerry Griffin, Lee Scherer, and their families and friends at NASA, Henry Spencer and baby, Le Mont St. Michael, the Montcalm, vin-du-hairface, volleyball, Space Invaders (10p), euchre, Malibu Grand Prix, hockey--Steve Shutt and Larry Robinson, thansk for the sticks!, M*A*S*H, The Jack Secret Show, Rickey, Lucy, and Ethel, (Where's Fred?), Neal and Larry at the Percussion Centre, all at Oak Manor and all at Trident. Ho-Hoo!

    We express our appreciationto the fine people and instruments of Gibson, Moog, Tama drums, Rickenbacker, and Sunn amplification

    Mercury, January 1, 1980
    copyright 1980 Mercury Records, copyright 1980 Anthem Entertainment

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    1) The Spirit of Radio (4:57)

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    2) Freewill (5:23)

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    3) Jacob's Ladder (7:28)

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    4) Entre Nous (4:37)

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    5) Different Strings (3:49)

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    6) Natural Science (9:16)

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