180g Vinyl Release of Rush's First Album Of The 21st Century - Remixed!
In 2009, two tracks from VAPOR TRAILS (One Little Victory and Earthshine) were remixed for the Retrospective III collection, setting you all into a frenzy in anticipation of a possible remixed version of the entire album being released one day. That time has come.
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 Bottrills 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!
This visionary collection, 2002's Vapor Trails, produced by Rush with engineer Paul Northfield (Marilyn Manson, Hole), saw the legendary trio redefining their intensely individualistic music, blending their famously complex dynamics with driving radio-ready melodic hooks and a passionate, personal lyric approach.
A career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature praised Rush for its continuing artistic vitality, noting that "It's true that Rush doesn't mean today what it did in '76 or even '96. It may mean more." Rush's enduring pop culture relevance is perhaps best evidenced by a pair of high profile appearances - a rare national television performance and interview on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report in 2008 (the band's first TV appearance since 1975), and a pivotal role in the story line of the 2009 hit comedy, I Love You, Man, starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segal, where the band also made a memorable cameo in the film.
Beginning with their self-titled debut album in 1974, their extraordinary body of work - which includes such formidable works as 1976's 2112, 1981's Moving Pictures, 1996's Test for Echo, 2002's Vapor Trails and the studio album Snakes & Arrows, made a triumphant debut on the Billboard 200 upon its initial release in 2007, entering the chart in the #3 spot. The album's success marked Rush's highest chart debut since 1993, as well as the group's eleventh top ten album in the U.S. Rush has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and garnered untold legions of devoted and admiring fans. According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics place Rush third behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band.
Remixed versions of original album
LP1 - Side 1:
1. One Little Victory
2. Ceiling Unlimited
3. Ghost Rider
LP1 - Side 2:
1. Peaceable Kingdom
2. The Stars Look Down
3. How It Is
4. Vapor Trail
LP2 - Side 3:
1. Secret Touch
3. Sweet Miracle
LP2 - Side 4:
2. Freeze - Part IV of "fear"
3. Out Of The Cradle