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Geddy Lee talks R40 Live in new interview with Digital Trends

Fri, Nov 20, 2015@5:44PM | comments

The parade of articles/interviews promoting today's release of R40 Live continues with this new Geddy Lee interview with Digital Trends. Mike Mettler chatted with Geddy for his The Audiophile column about the R40 Live tour and video release, and when the subject of Losing It came up, Mettler asked Geddy about the recent release of the Signals high-resolution 96-kHz/24-bit surround-sound mix. This led to him asking Geddy how he feels about surround sound these days:

... I think it's really a way of enlivening some of the material that people think they know. It gives it another dimension. And for audiophiles in particular, it takes them on an interesting journey. That's really the motivation behind it. ...

Geddy goes on to say the following about what he thinks of the popularity of streaming services such as Spotify:

.. It's inevitable. It's what's out there. I mean, some of them are better deliverers of music than others. All of those companies treat the musician rather poorly. I don't particularly like how the writing and the production of a record has become trivialized. They become devalued, and that's a shame. It might come back to bite you, but there's nothing you can do about it. People want convenience.

Musicians aren't making the money they once were. As a result, recording budgets are drastically reduced, and so people have to be cleverer about making good-sounding records. ...

You can read the entire article online here.