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Post: # 4214Post fragilesi
Mon May 17, 2004 10:51 pm

So . . . Rush doing an EP of cover songs, I would probably never have predicted this. It's obviously just a sideline but I'll be interested to hear what they make of some of these tunes . . .

A friend sent me this from Dejanews . . . and I think it's probably up on the official site now.

So, who would have guessed that the new Rush release would be cover versions???

Simon.

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>RUSH TURNS UP THE "FEEDBACK";
BAND MARKS 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FIRST COVERS COLLECTION,
FEATURING VERSIONS OF SIXTIES CLASSICS BY
CREAM, THE WHO, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD, YARDBIRDS & MORE;
" AN EVENING WITH RUSH" TOUR TAKES OFF MAY 26TH

Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush has unveiled details of their upcoming new
collection, dubbed "FEEDBACK." This unique set sees the renowned trio -
Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart - celebrating the band's 30th
anniversary by performing cover versions of eight rock classics from the
Sixties. "FEEDBACK" is slated to arrive in stores on June 29.

"Geddy, Alex, and I were channeling back to 1966 and 1967, when we were
thirteen- and fourteen-year-old beginners," writes Peart in the liner notes
to "FEEDBACK." "We thought it would be a fitting symbol to commemorate
our thirty years together if we returned to our roots and paid tribute to those
we had learned from and were inspired by. We thought we might record some of
the songs we used to listen to, the ones we painstakingly learned the chords,
notes, and drum parts for, and even played in our earliest bands."

" FEEDBACK" marks the first time that Rush has recorded songs by other
artists and writers. Included are such groundbreaking staples as Buffalo
Springfield's "For What It's Worth" and "Mr. Soul," the
Yardbirds' "Heart Full of Soul" and "Shapes of Things," and the
Who's "The Seeker." "FEEDBACK" also features versions of two songs
which defined the heavy rock power trio tradition that gave birth to Rush -
Cream's explosive take on Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" and Blue
Cheer's still-extreme rendition of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues."

As previously announced, Rush will commemorate their 30th anniversary year by
playing dates across North America, as well as in Europe, where they have not
performed live in more than a decade. The first leg of the 2004 "An Evening
With Rush" tour will kick off on Wednesday, May 26th at the AmSouth
Amphitheatre in Nashville, Tennessee, wrapping up with an August 22nd
homecoming concert at Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre. Following the conclusion
of the North American trek, Rush will begin their European journey with a
series of sold-out shows in the U.K., starting with a September 8th date at
London's Wembley Arena.

Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 1974, Rush has been
universally regarded as one of the most inventive and dynamic groups in rock,
famed for their virtuoso musicianship, epic soundscapes, and dramatic lyricism.
Each of the band's 24 albums to date - including such acclaimed works as
1976's "2112," 1981's "MOVING PICTURES," 1996's "TEST FOR
ECHO," and 2002's "VAPOR TRAILS" - have been certified gold-or-better
by the RIAA. To date, Rush has achieved worldwide sales exceeding 35 million
units.

Track Listing of "FEEDBACK"
1. "Summertime Blues"
2. "Heart Full of Soul"
3. "The Seeker"
4. "For What It's Worth"
5. "Shapes of Things"
6. "Mr. Soul"
7. "Crossroads"
8. "Seven and Seven Is"

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Post: # 69558Post Astral traveller
Mon May 17, 2004 11:33 pm

<font color=black>Yeah, I've read about this one. I like the idea of doing covers. It could be very interesting to hear. The only covers they ever did before were 'Not Fade Away' and 'Bad Boy', and that was in '74. So a real surprise, indeed!
It's cool they recorded something new, instead of releasing another compilation.


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Post: # 69568Post fragilesi
Tue May 18, 2004 4:55 am

It sounds like it was all put together pretty quickly too so it chould be nice and raw . . . I wouldn't say I'm as excited as I would be if it was a new album but I am looking forwards to it.

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Post: # 69665Post psychopomp95
Wed May 19, 2004 5:01 pm

No, I would NEVER have seen this coming! <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> Quite a cool idea (if not a bit 'trendy' perhaps, following on from what Aerosmith and Eric Clapton are doing with the covers/back-to-basics stuff lately)! But I'll be interested to hear how they handle covers as a veteran group, rather than a young bar band like they were in 1974!
A total turn from Vapor Trails, too, which was probably about as involved and intricate as power-trio hard rock can get - this is the other end of the spectrum I suppose, while still being in that same basic style!

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Post: # 69670Post topographic_drama1980
Wed May 19, 2004 6:55 pm

I can't wait to get this when it comes out next month! I'm really anticipating hearing the'r version of "Crossroads," the best song Cream ever did, even though their version was also a cover tune.

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Post: # 69685Post TenVoices
Thu May 20, 2004 1:43 am

I could care less about the songs chosen, and I doubt if I will buy it....BUT:

What is impressive is the creativity and levity needed to do something like this. It is totally out of character for the band which tells me they are having fun. That speaks well for their enthusiasm to continue to tour and produce new studio work..I hope.

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Post: # 69741Post fragilesi
Thu May 20, 2004 7:58 pm

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<b>TenVoices wrote:</b>
What is impressive is the creativity and levity needed to do something like this. It is totally out of character for the band which tells me they are having fun. That speaks well for their enthusiasm to continue to tour and produce new studio work..I hope.
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I couldn't agree more, it seems that the spirit is good, obvioulsy the major fly in the current ointment is the court case against Lifeson. Anyone heard any more than that?

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Post: # 69869Post inzin
Sat May 22, 2004 4:48 am

I am hoping they will play some of the covers on the up coming tour...

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Post: # 69879Post tribute1969
Sat May 22, 2004 5:21 am

<b><font face=Tahoma><font color=red>I plan on going to "Opening Night" of this RUSH tour....
I really "enjoy" great bands doing "COVERS"......
It gives them a chance to pay "tribute" to those that inspired them
and to entertain the daylights out of their fans....
The Rolling Stones, Cream, The Animals, Jimi, Led Zep and
Johnny Winter do some awesome covers.......
Dream Theater and YES have done a few "keepers" as well....
Hopefully they will follow suit during this fall's tour together...</font id=red></font id=Tahoma></b>

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Post: # 69884Post fragilesi
Sat May 22, 2004 5:59 am

Humph!

Just read that the UK release will be June 28th. Guess I'll just have to wait that little bit longer.

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Post: # 70207Post Fishes
Thu May 27, 2004 8:34 am

i heard a clip of summertime blues and boy does it kick ass

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Post: # 70241Post fragilesi
Thu May 27, 2004 8:13 pm

Well they've certainly picked some interesting songs to cover! That one is the one for some reason that fascinates me most . . . don't ask me why, it's just not one I would have expected.

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Thu May 27, 2004 8:31 pm

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<b>Fishes wrote:</b>
i heard a clip of summertime blues and boy does it kick ass

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<font color=black>Agreed! It Rocks!!

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Post: # 70256Post tardistraveler
Thu May 27, 2004 11:34 pm

I saw Rush opening night last night here in NASHVILLE!!!

Sorry, I'm just thrilled that I didn't have to travel anywhere to see the show!

It was an awesome show - high-energy, and Yes could take a lesson from Rush about how to do a light show - I think it's the best one I've EVER seen, and that includes the Yes light shows in the 70's. Lasers, vibrant colors, digital video - amazing stuff that really added to the show.

They played 4 of the cover versions, The Seeker, Heart Full of Soul, Summertime Blues, and Crossroads - their versions definitely kicked ass, and were fun to hear!

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Post: # 70262Post fragilesi
Thu May 27, 2004 11:57 pm

Any chance of the setlist or if you can't remember all of it some of the other highlights? Simon.

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Post: # 70264Post tardistraveler
Fri May 28, 2004 1:12 am

As a matter of fact, one of my Yes/Rush friends was online when I got home from the concert, and she said that the "Rush geeks" had been posting the setlist as the concert progressed! LOL

So, here it is, as she sent it to me . . .

Set I
Overture 2004 (Medley of Finding my Way Anthem, Bastille Day, Passage to Bankok, Cygnus, and Hemispheres)
Spirit of Radio
Force Ten
Animate
Subdivisions
Earthshine
Red Barchetta
Roll the Bones
Bravado
YYZ
Trees
The Seeker
One Little Victory

Set II
Tom Sawyer
Dreamline
Secret Touch
Between the Wheels
Mystic Rhythms
Red Sector A
Drum Solo
Resist (acoustic)
Heart of Soul (acoustic)
2112 (excerpt--probably Overture an Temples of Syrinx)
La VIlla Strangliata
By-Tor and the Snow Dog
Xanadu!!!!!!!!!
Working Man

ENCORE
Summertime Blues
Crossroads
Limelight

I'm not enough of a "Rush geek" to be totally familiar with all the song titles, so I was glad to get this too so I'd know what I heard! LOL

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Post: # 70326Post fragilesi
Sat May 29, 2004 1:05 am

That sounds just fabulous! September now seems so very far away!!!

Thanks!

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Post: # 70335Post inzin
Sat May 29, 2004 4:27 am

I will be there at the Atlanta show..

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Post: # 70442Post stevehoweistheMAN
Mon May 31, 2004 2:50 am

how much of hemispheres do they play? not all of it right?

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<b>stevehoweistheMAN wrote:</b>
how much of hemispheres do they play? not all of it right?

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No, unfortunately. Each song in the opening medley is about 1:00 - 1:30 worth. For Hemispheres, it is the prelude only.

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A clip?? I found the whole song at KaZaA!

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Thu Jul 01, 2004 5:07 am

Fishes wrote:i heard a clip of summertime blues and boy does it kick ass



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And it DOES kick ass!! :icon_appr

Now I need to either go out and but his album, or find the rest of the songs to download....Eeeeeh, I'll most likely BUY the CD!!!
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TenVoices wrote:<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>stevehoweistheMAN wrote:</b>
how much of hemispheres do they play? not all of it right?

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No, unfortunately. Each song in the opening medley is about 1:00 - 1:30 worth. For Hemispheres, it is the prelude only.


That really sucks. The one thing I've noticed about Rush set lists is that they don't seem to want to play any long form music. There's a live disc from them (can't remember the name) and they play all of 2112 except for b.) Discovery...

They can't do long stuff live or something?? They're shows seem to be more rock based...
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Post: # 72501Post fragilesi
Thu Jul 01, 2004 8:15 pm

They can do just about anything live but they do choose not to. One thing that Rush are much better at than Yes generally is giving the fans a balanced set across the span of their catalogue. I guess taking twenty minutes up with one album makes that harder.

That said, I'd love to see them do 2112 or Hemispheres full length when they come to the UK in a couple of months.

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Post: # 72525Post psychopomp95
Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:40 am

I could definitely see "Hemispheres" being done as a whole piece at some point in the near future... it's something that the band is probably working up towards, because SO many of their fans want to hear it! If "2112" is their "Close to the Edge", "Xanadu" is their "Revealing Science of God", and "Natural Science" is their "Awaken", then "Hemispheres" is their "Gates of Delirium". Make sense? :P

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Post: # 72541Post topographic_drama1980
Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:40 am

I think that makes absolute perfect sense, psychopomp. Speaking of this new "album" is it any good. I've heard of half of the songs live and they rocked, but is the actual CD good at all?
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Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:42 am

stevehoweistheMAN wrote:That really sucks. The one thing I've noticed about Rush set lists is that they don't seem to want to play any long form music. There's a live disc from them (can't remember the name) and they play all of 2112 except for b.) Discovery...

They can't do long stuff live or something?? They're shows seem to be more rock based...



I believe the disc you're referring to is ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.
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Post: # 72585Post stevehoweistheMAN
Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:48 am

tha would be the one!!!!
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Post: # 72586Post psychopomp95
Sat Jul 03, 2004 7:29 am

If you want to hear ALL of 2112 live, unedited, pick up "Different Stages". However, it's lowered a whole-step (fine by me, makes it VERY heavy and crunchy) and Geddy's vocals are very strained (not quite as good, but not enough that it really hurts the song)!
Overall, the disc has some cool songs and is played very well, but the mix is too murky and bass-heavy for me to listen to it very often... I did give it a LOT of spins when I was first getting into Rush, though! :) But I absolutely recommend it for the fantastic third disc - a live show from the Farewell to Kings tour that has INCREDIBLE sound!! It's better quality than the recent stuff, and the performance is smoking to boot!

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Post: # 72987Post TenVoices
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stevehoweistheMAN wrote:That really sucks. The one thing I've noticed about Rush set lists is that they don't seem to want to play any long form music. There's a live disc from them (can't remember the name) and they play all of 2112 except for b.) Discovery...

They can't do long stuff live or something?? They're shows seem to be more rock based...


Agreeing with Psychopomp. Different Stages is the most recent disc (non-boot) with "Discovery" included. Track 12 on Disc 1. IMO the best Rush live disc because you get the AFTK concert as a bonus.

It is one of the few discs I've bought in the last 10 years that were worth the price.

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Post: # 73358Post Fishes
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:50 am

i just bought the cd about a week or so ago and its absolutely amazing my favorite is "Heart Full of Soul"
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