Direct Metal Mastered from Original Analog Masters at Abbey Road Studios!
Permanent Waves is Rush's seventh studio album, released on New Years Day, 1980. It was recorded at Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec, and mixed at Trident Studios in London. The tracks were laid down just shy of four weeks, in part attributed to the idyllic working conditions of Morin Heights.
The album marks a transition from long, conceptual pieces, into a more accessible, radio-friendly style. The Spirit Of Radio is one of the most commercial songs Rush has ever produced, containing several different musical elements, even a touch of reggae. At the time, Alex recalled: Weve always played around with reggae in the studio and we used to do a reggae intro to Working Man onstage, so when it came to doing Spirit Of Radio we just thought wed do the reggae bit to make us smile and have a little fun.
This undisputed rock classic "Permanent Waves" became the group's first US top five album and contains the mega hits Freewill and Spirit of Radio. The waving man in the background of the album cover is actually Hugh Syme, the bands long time design collaborator.
Throughout the years 2014 and 2015, Rush celebrate their 40th anniversary with vinyl reissues of albums from their Mercury era.
"Permanent Waves is an undisputed hard rock classic." -Greg Prato, allmusic.com
• 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Direct Metal Mastering
• Remastered at Abbey Road Studios
• Remastered from original analogue masters
• Includes digital download card - 320kbps vinyl ripped AAC MP4s
1. The Spirit Of Radio
3. Jacob's Ladder
1. Entre Nous
2. Different Strings
3. Natural Science