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Jacob Moon to include covers of Rush's Limelight, Subdivisions on new album Fascination

Tue, Aug 20, 2013@3:57PM | comments removed/disabled

UPDATE - 8/23@9:28AM: Jacob posted an update to his RocketHub page yesterday about the recording of Limelight and how the David Barrett Trio is involved (thanks RushFanForever):

08/22/13: Today I am hard at work on an arrangement of 'Limelight' by Rush. Trying to reharmonize and re-jig some of it while leaving enough of the hooks in place so that you can still enjoy it. I think sometimes there is a temptation to completely overhaul a song in the attempt to re-interpret it, and you can end up losing some of the essence of the song in that pursuit.

Tomorrow I meet with David Barrett to talk about his trio's involvement in the song and we will work on guitar parts. Alex Lifeson produced their CD, and they have a great rock trio sound, but no singer. Wait--I know a singer! Together, I think we will bring the energy the record needs off the top (Limelight will open the CD). ...

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Canadian folk musician Jacob Moon recently announced via his Facebook page that he is working on a new CD titled Fascination which will include covers of songs from Rush, Yes, Marillion, Radiohead and Peter Gabriel, along with two new original songs. Today he launched a RocketHub campaign (thanks RushFanForever) to help finance the project and revealed more details about the album, which is due out this November:

... That brings us to this moment, where work has officially begun on a new collection of songs that pay tribute to those artists that gave me the courage to be a musician and lit my path for this, my 9th album to date. Containing songs by artists like YES ('Owner of a Lonely Heart'), RUSH ('Limelight', 'Subdivisions'), MARILLION ('Kayleigh/Lavender'), PETER GABRIEL('In Your Eyes'), KEANE('Bend and Break'), TOM WAITS('Pony') and RADIOHEAD ('Letdown'), this is a feast for any modern progressive music fan. Even if those songs are not familiar, I hope that you'll be drawn into the sense of wonder that this music instilled in me. Also featured on this recording will be two new Jacob Moon originals, including "Is That All You Got" and "Revelation". ...

If you'd like to help Jacob out, visit his RocketHub page and donate. Jacob Moon posted a YouTube video of himself performing a rooftop solo rendition of Rush's Subdivisions a few years ago. The video quickly went viral, garnering the attention of Rush themselves who later asked Jacob to perform the song at their Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony back in March of 2010.

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