Friday, March 06, 2009

Rush Retrospective 3 (1998-2008)

Just purchased the latest Rush anthology, Retrospective 3.

Yes, I have all the Rush studio albums, but this anthology includes remixes of One Little Victory and Earthshine from the Vapor Trails album.

Richard Chycki (engineer on recent Rush albums) remixed the two songs bringing out instruments and subtleties that were lost in the poor mix of the original album. The songs come to life with a broad sonic quality (not loud just full). Guitar parts that were lost came to the front. Geddy's vocals have a better presence. And Neil's drumming sounds much more intense.

I hope that Rush remixes the rest of the Vapor Trails album. It would be a worthwhile project.