Counterparts [Hybrid]

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
By 1993, alternative rock had arrived in a big way, and surprisingly, Canadian veterans Rush were game, releasing their most honest and organic rock & roll record in over a decade with Counterparts. Opener "Animate" is straightforward enough, but doesn't even hint at the guitar ferocity and lyrical angst of "Stick it Out," a song which undoubtedly polarizes Rush fans to this day. Intellectual melodic rockers like "Cut to the Chase," "At the Speed of Love," and "Everyday Glory" are also present (and less shocking), but diversity continues to rule the day with Geddy Lee's bass taking charge on the amazingly somber "Double Agent" and the giddy instrumental "Leave ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
By 1993, alternative rock had arrived in a big way, and surprisingly, Canadian veterans Rush were game, releasing their most honest and organic rock & roll record in over a decade with Counterparts. Opener "Animate" is straightforward enough, but doesn't even hint at the guitar ferocity and lyrical angst of "Stick it Out," a song which undoubtedly polarizes Rush fans to this day. Intellectual melodic rockers like "Cut to the Chase," "At the Speed of Love," and "Everyday Glory" are also present (and less shocking), but diversity continues to rule the day with Geddy Lee's bass taking charge on the amazingly somber "Double Agent" and the giddy instrumental "Leave That Thing Alone." Pure hard rock resurfaces on "Cold Fire," but it is the largely acoustic "Nobody's Hero" which provides the album's most gripping moment with an impassioned plea for HIV consciousness and understanding. [A hybrid version was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/2013
  • Label: Audio Fidelity
  • UPC: 780014215224
  • Catalog Number: 152
  • Sales rank: 13,228

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Animate (6:04)
  2. 2 Stick It Out (4:47)
  3. 3 Cut to the Chase (4:49)
  4. 4 Nobody's Hero (5:05)
  5. 5 Between the Sun and the Moon (4:39)
  6. 6 Alien Shore (5:47)
  7. 7 The Speed of Love (5:02)
  8. 8 Double Agent (4:52)
  9. 9 Leave That Thing Alone (4:07)
  10. 10 Cold Fire (4:26)
  11. 11 Everyday Glory (5:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rush Primary Artist
Michael Kamen Conductor
Geddy Lee Synthesizer, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Alex Lifeson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Neil Peart Cymbals, Drums, electronic percussion
John Webster Keyboards
Technical Credits
Rush Arranger, Producer
Michael Kamen String Arrangements
Peter Collins Arranger, Producer
Geddy Lee Composer
Alex Lifeson Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Neil Peart Composer, Lyricist
Kevin Shirley Engineer
Hugh Syme Art Direction
Kevin Gray Mastering
Liam Birt Executive Producer
Andrew MacNaughtan Personal Assistant
Pegi Cecconi Executive Producer
Everett Ravestein Pre-production Assistant
The Dubois' Composer, Lyricist
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