Hold Your Fire

Hold Your Fire

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by Rush
     
 

Hold Your Fire is an album in the purest sense; infinitely greater than the sum of its parts, it gradually draws in the listener by slowly revealing its nuances and secrets. While the use of keyboards is still overwhelming at times, Geddy Lee employs lush textures which, when coupled with a greater rhythmic and melodic presence fromSee more details below

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Hold Your Fire is an album in the purest sense; infinitely greater than the sum of its parts, it gradually draws in the listener by slowly revealing its nuances and secrets. While the use of keyboards is still overwhelming at times, Geddy Lee employs lush textures which, when coupled with a greater rhythmic and melodic presence from guitarist Alex Lifeson, results in a far warmer sound than in recent efforts. Of course, drummer Neil Peart is as inventive and exciting as ever, while his lyrics focus on the various elements (earth, air, water, fire) for much of the album. Opener "Force Ten" is the band's most immediate number in years, and other early favorites such as "Time Stand Still" and "Turn the Page" soon give way to the darker mysteries of "Prime Mover" and "Tai Shan." The multifaceted "Lock and Key" is quintessential Rush, and sets the stage for the album's climax with the sheer beauty of "Mission." As was the case with 1976's 2112 and 1981's Moving Pictures, Rush always seem to produce some of their best work at the end of each four-album cycle, and Hold Your Fire is no exception.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/1997
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0731453463622
catalogNumber:
534636
Rank:
7888

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rush   Primary Artist
Aimee Mann   Vocals
Jim Burgess   Synthesizer
Andrew Jackman   Conductor
Geddy Lee   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,bass pedals,Pedals
Alex Lifeson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Neil Peart   Percussion,Drums,electronic percussion
Andy Richards   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Williams Fairey Brass Band   Horn

Technical Credits

Rush   Arranger,Producer
Peter Collins   Arranger,Producer
Scott Alexander   Contributor
Andrew Jackman   Arranger
Hugh Syme   Art Direction
Williams Fairey Brass Band   Contributor
Jim Barton   Engineer
Liam Birt   Executive Producer
Van Azzoli   Executive Producer
William Faery Engineering Brass Band   Contributor
James Barton   Engineer

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