Test for Echo

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After flirting albeit mildly with alternative rock on Counterparts, Rush returns to classic progressive rock on Test for Echo. Cutting back many of the AOR production flourishes that hampered most of their late-'80s and early-'90s releases, the band concentrates on the sounds and styles that made albums like Moving Pictures huge successes in the late '70s and early '80s. Test for Echo is all instrumental gymnastics and convoluted song structures, all of which demonstrate each member's skills. And the key to the album is the individual performances, since each song isn't particularly memorable as a song, only as a way to showcase the solos. With Rush, such a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After flirting albeit mildly with alternative rock on Counterparts, Rush returns to classic progressive rock on Test for Echo. Cutting back many of the AOR production flourishes that hampered most of their late-'80s and early-'90s releases, the band concentrates on the sounds and styles that made albums like Moving Pictures huge successes in the late '70s and early '80s. Test for Echo is all instrumental gymnastics and convoluted song structures, all of which demonstrate each member's skills. And the key to the album is the individual performances, since each song isn't particularly memorable as a song, only as a way to showcase the solos. With Rush, such a tactic isn't necessarily a bad thing, since they have always been better at playing than writing, and they have rarely played better in the past ten years than they have on Test for Echo.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Warner SpeC. MKT. Uk
  • UPC: 075378373926
  • Catalog Number: 783739

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Test for Echo (5:55)
  2. 2 Driven (4:27)
  3. 3 Half the World (3:42)
  4. 4 The Color of Right (4:48)
  5. 5 Time and Motion (5:01)
  6. 6 Totem (4:58)
  7. 7 Dog Years (4:55)
  8. 8 Virtuality (5:43)
  9. 9 Resist (4:23)
  10. 10 Limbo (5:29)
  11. 11 Carve Away the Stone (4:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rush Primary Artist
Geddy Lee Synthesizer, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Alex Lifeson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandola
Neil Peart Dulcimer, Cymbals, Drums, Hammered Dulcimer
Technical Credits
Rush Arranger, Producer
Peter Collins Arranger, Producer
Geddy Lee Arranger, Producer
Alex Lifeson Arranger, Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Clif Norrell Engineer
Neil Peart Arranger, Producer
Simon Pressey Contributor
Hugh Syme Contributor, Art Direction, Digital Illustration
Liam Birt Executive Producer
Pegi Cecconi Executive Producer
Hugh Syne Art Direction, Digital Illustration
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A very under rated album. Definaetly worth a listen.

    At first I was reluctant to listen to this album because it was not like their older albums. Luckily though it really grew on me. Some of the tunes are really catchy. Neil Peart displays some very excellent and creative drumming, I would say his best yet. I definitely recomend listening to this album.

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    Posted October 24, 2008

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