Grace Under Pressure

Grace Under Pressure

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Grace Under Pressure was the first Rush album since 1975's Fly by Night to not be produced by Terry Brown, who was replaced by Peter Henderson (Supertramp, Paul McCartney). TheSee more details below

Overview

Grace Under Pressure was the first Rush album since 1975's Fly by Night to not be produced by Terry Brown, who was replaced by Peter Henderson (Supertramp, Paul McCartney). The change resulted in a slightly more accessible sound than its predecessor, Signals, and marked the beginning of a period where many Rush fans feel that synths and electronics were used too prominently -- in effect pushing guitarist Alex Lifeson into the background. The songwriting and lyrics were still strong however, as evidenced by the video/single "Distant Early Warning" (a tale about nuclear war) and the often-overlooked highlight "Kid Gloves," one of the album's few songs to feature Lifeson upfront. Other standouts include a tribute to a friend of the band who had recently passed away, "Afterimage," the disturbing "Red Sector A" (which details a concentration camp), and one of Rush's first funk-based songs, "The Enemy Within." Whereas most other rock bands formed in the 1970s put out unfocused and uninspired work in the 1980s (which sounds very dated), Rush's Grace Under Pressure remains an exception.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/1997
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0731453463424
catalogNumber:
534634
Rank:
7615

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rush   Primary Artist
Jim Burgess   Synthesizer
Geddy Lee   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Alex Lifeson   Synthesizer,Guitar
Paul Northfield   Synthesizer
Neil Peart   Percussion,Drums,electronic percussion

Technical Credits

Rush   Producer
Jim Burgess   Programming
Peter Henderson   Producer,Engineer
Geddy Lee   Producer
Alex Lifeson   Producer
Paul Northfield   Programming
Neil Peart   Producer
Hugh Syme   Art Direction,Paintings
Jon Erickson   Contributor,Pre-production Engineer

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