Happy 60th birthday Alex Lifeson!
It’s voting time! Modern Drummer is doing their “Greatest Drummers of All Time”. Two words: Neil Peart. One click: Vote here: http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2013/08/modern-drummers-greatest-drummers-of-all-time-poll/
The Newly Remixed Version Of Vapor Trails And 7-Disc Boxed Set Of Atlantic Studio Albums
Both Are Available On October 1 from Atlantic/Rhino (September 30 internationally)
In 2009, two tracks from VAPOR TRAILS (“One Little Victory” and “Earthshine”) were remixed for the Retrospective III collection, setting you all into a frenzy in anticipation of a possible remixed version of the entire album being released one day. That time has come.
The Vapor Trails Remixed album will be available on CD, Double LP, and digital download on October 1 from Atlantic/Rhino.
“Vapor Trails was an album made under difficult and emotional circumstances – sort of like Rush learning how to be Rush again – and as a result, mistakes were made that we have longed to correct. David Bottrill’s remixes have finally brought some justice and clarity to this deserving body of our work,” says Geddy Lee.
“Every song has been given a new life, from the fire of ‘One Little Victory,’ ‘Secret Touch,’ and ‘Ceiling Unlimited’ to the melodic musicality of ‘Sweet Miracle’ and ‘How It Is’… these songs have been redeemed. Thank you David!”
The remixed version of VAPOR TRAILS will also be included in the new 7-disc boxed set RUSH: THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1989-2007, which features every studio album Rush recorded for Atlantic Records. The collection includes the Gold & Platinum albums Presto (1989), Roll The Bones (1991), Counterparts (1993), and Test For Echo (1996), as well as their covers EP Feedback (2004) and the Billboard Top 5 album Snakes & Arrows (2007). THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1989-2007 features each album presented in a wallet sleeve that faithfully reproduces the original artwork (except for VAPOR TRAILS, which features a reinterpreted version of the original cover) and is also available on October 1 from Atlantic/Rhino.
THANK YOU to EVERYONE who supported the benefit show at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer last week! As well as a special thanks to our partners for this concert – Live Nation Canada, Ticketmaster, and the Enmax Centrium venue who generously donated time, goods and services so that we could raise the most amount of money possible for this worthy cause.
We are happy to announce the final amount is $575,000 and it will all be donated for Alberta Flood Relief!
“It is important to be a good neighbour in situations like these, and we are very grateful that we were able to amass such a huge sum that will undoubtedly help many of our fellow Canadians in need. Thanks to our partners who joined us in the effort, to all the great fans from all over Alberta who attended the show, the workers who donated their time along with us, and those fans abroad that supported via the special Flood T-shirt.” – Geddy Lee
The proceeds from the July 24th concert will see $125,000 specifically go to the citizens of High River who were hit the hardest in the floods, $400,000 going to the Canadian Red Cross to support Alberta Flood Relief, and the remaining $50,000 to local charities.
The Alberta floods affected the largest geographic area of any natural disaster the Canadian Red Cross has responded to in the country. In response to the flooding, the Red Cross has to date distributed more than 945,000 relief items like clean-up kits, hygiene supplies, potable water, safety gear, cots and blankets to those affected, and has managed or supported 16 shelters for those displaced by the floods. As communities begin to recover, the Red Cross continues to help families clean up from the disaster, with outreach teams going door-to-door in impacted communities to assess needs and offer support and assistance. The Red Cross is assisting individuals by addressing urgent unmet needs with such assistance as food, clothing, medical equipment, childcare assistance and occupational items to help people return to work. The Red Cross will continue to support communities to address unique needs through community grants.
You can still make a donation by ordering a Rush Flood Relief T-Shirt here: http://www.rushbackstage.com/rushbackstage/mens-apparel/rush-flood-t-shirt.html
Red Deer July 24 – ALL PROCEEDS to Canadian Red Cross for Flood Relief
Come to the show, or support by buying this t-shirt: http://www.rushbackstage.com/rushbackstage/rush-flood-t-shirt.html
Get an “Official First Day Cover” of the RUSH stamp, Postage-Paid Rush Postcards, Limited Edition Framed Print, and booklets of 10 RUSH Stamps. Available now at your local Canada Post Office, or online here: http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/campaigns/recording-artists/recordingArtists.jsf?ecid=murl|pdn|jr|7
For those that want to Geek Out:
The stamps measure 32mm x 32mm with simulated perforations. The Permanent™ domestic stamps are printed by Lowe-Martin on Tullis Russell paper using five-colour lithography. The stamps are pressure sensitive and the Official First Day Cover will be cancelled in Toronto, Ontario for Rush. The stamps are also available in booklets of 10 stamps, a set of four booklets and a souvenir sheet of four stamps. To purchase philatelic products, please visit canadapost.ca/shop.