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Permanent Waves

Permanent Waves

by Rush Rush
Permanent Waves

Permanent Waves

by Rush Rush

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Overview

By the time Rush released PERMANENT WAVES in 1980, they had the benefit of years of recording and touring experience, honing and refining their particular brand of progressive rock. The Canadian trio finally managed to reduce the excess of their dense music into an album that was accessible as well as musically challenging. The FM radio hits "Spirit of Radio" and "Freewill" still feature the panache that you would expect from Rush -- the adroit opening guitar figure in the former, the rhythmic complexity of the latter -- but with a stronger groove and lighter feel. Likewise, Neil Peart's lyrics, while still philosophically-minded, are a touch more human. Of course, the band would be remiss if they eschewed their high-minded progressive leanings all together and they do deliver one of their trademark epic length tunes in the form of "Natural Science", complete with quirky sectional shifts, pyrotechnic playing, and esoteric lyrics.


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Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/1997
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0731453463028
catalogNumber: 534630
Rank: 2181

Tracks

  1. The Spirit of Radio
  2. Freewill
  3. Jacob's Ladder
  4. Entre Nous
  5. Different Strings
  6. Natural Science

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rush   Primary Artist
Erwig Chuapchuadua   Steel Guitar,Steel Drums
Geddy Lee   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,oberheim,Mini Moog
Alex Lifeson   Acoustic Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Pedals,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Neil Peart   Drums,Timbales,Triangle,Timpani,Tubular Bells,Orchestra Bells,Crotale,Bell-tree,Wind Chimes
Hugh Syme   Piano,Keyboards,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Rush   Arranger,Producer
Terry Brown   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Geddy Lee   Composer
Alex Lifeson   Composer
Paul Northfield   Engineer
Neil Peart   Composer,Art Direction,Concept
Hugh Syme   Graphic Design,Art Direction,Concept
Ray Danniels   Management
Peter George   Collaboration

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