Rush: Vapor Trails 2002 Remixed Version CD 2013


2013 release from the Prog/Hard Rock trio, a remixed version of their 2002 album Vapor Trails. In 2009, two tracks from Vapor Trails ("One Little Victory" and "Earthshine") were remixed for the Retrospective III collection, setting fans into a frenzy in anticipation of a possible remixed version of the entire album being released one day.

Four years later, that day is here. "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!"

Track #Title

1.One Little Victory

2.Ceiling Unlimited

3.Ghost Rider

4.Peaceable Kingdom

5.The Stars Look Down

6.How It Is

7.Vapor Trail

8.Secret Touch

9.Earthshine

10.Sweet Miracle

11.Nocturne

12.Freeze Part IV of "Fear"

13.Out of the Cradle

Product Reviews

Most longtime Rush fans realize that a new album from the Canadian trio in the early 21st century is quite an accomplishment. After drummer Neil Peart's much-publicized tragic turn of events in his private life not long after Rush's 1996 release Test for Echo (the death of both his teenaged daughter and wife less than a year apart), the group's future was understandably cast into doubt. Slowly but surely, however, the band regained their footing and issued their 17th studio album in 2002, Vapor Trails. You would think that a veteran band entering their fourth decade together would perhaps mellow out a bit, but this doesn't prove to be case, as evidenced by the leadoff track "One Little Victory," while the majority of the album follows the same direct and hard-hitting sound as their past couple of releases (fans of the group's more synth-based and sterile mid-'80s style will have to look elsewhere). Peart, who remains the group's main lyricist, opts to conquer such challenging subject matter as the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on "Peaceable Kingdom," while bits of the lyric to "Ghost Rider" ("Pack up all those phantoms/Shoulder that invisible load") lead the listener to believe that perhaps the drummer is sharing his personal healing process with the fans. Other standouts include the melodic "Sweet Miracle," the explosive "Out of the Cradle," the mid-paced title track, and "Earthshine," the latter of which showcases how fine Lee's voice has matured (especially when compared to his high-piercing shriek on Rush's early albums). All in all, Vapor Trails does an amiable job of signaling the welcome return of Rush. [A remixed version was released in 2013.] ~ Greg Prato, Rovi

Details

Rush
Vapor Trails (Remixed)
Rock
Rock / Pop
30 September 2013
Unknown
~ Discs:1
Wea/Atlantic ( ATL )
Compact Disc
081227964405
D: CD
 

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