In July , Rush ended its — tour of North America and the UK in support of its previous album, Signals; the group reconvened in mid-August to write and rehearse new material for a follow-up in a lodge in Horseshoe Valley in Barrie, Ontario. The sessions were productive due to the set amount of time they gave themselves to work in and that studio time had been booked. The band adopted its usual working method of Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson working on music while Neil Peart worked on lyrics.
Grace Under Pressure is the first Rush album, not produced by Terry Brown since its debut effort. At the beginning of the Signals tour in April , Rush met with Brown in Miami to inform him that the band had decided to work with a different producer; the group wished to explore different approaches and techniques that someone else might offer which in turn would develop their sound, but stressed that the change did not suggest any dissatisfaction in Brown's production.
Peart recalled that the split was tough for both parties considering the length of time they had worked together, but that they split on good terms. Brown receives a tribute in the liner notes of Grace Under Pressure in French which translates to "And always our good old friend. They met Steve Lillywhite , who agreed to the project, but he backed out two weeks before the band was to start rehearsing, as he had decided to work with Simple Minds instead, they had Yes bassist Chris Squire and singer and producer Trevor Horn , who once sang in Yes, to attend their concert at Wembley Arena with the prospect of choosing one of them to produce.
The group started pre-production alone, which Peart thought increased the band's desire to succeed: "This drew us together and gave us a strong resolve and a mutual determination to make a great record. This was followed by the arrival of Englishman Peter Henderson, who the band liked and agreed to produce and engineer, but his occasional indecisiveness left the band to handle the majority of the creative decisions themselves.
Despite this and Henderson are credited as co-producers in the liner notes. After a collection of demos had been worked out, the group entered Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec to record, from November to March , the longest period Rush had taken to record an album up to this point; the band spent up to 14 hours per day in the studio.
In a interview, Lifeson picked Grace Under Pressure as the "most satisfying of all our records. Musically, the album marks yet another development in Rush's sound; the guitars played a larger role than on Signals, with Lifeson stating that "I think the guitar on Signals took a bit of a back seat. The keyboards were upfront But we lost direction at times on Signals.
The cover was designed and painted by Hugh Syme , who had designed album covers for Rush since ; the back cover features a band portrait by Armenian-Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh. The group had decided to employ Karsh when they discussed ideas for the album's sleeve during rehearsals in Horseshoe Valley.
Lifeson suggested to Peart a black-and-white band photograph, as the band had not done something like that on previous albums.profruits.ru/js/galveston/znakomstva-dlya-seksa-realniy-sayt.php
Lee suggested to use Karsh. Lifeson spoke of the end result: "It's not a rock'n' roll picture, but it's a true, real. Record producer A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.
A producer may also: Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write Propose changes to the song arrangements Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage; the producer may perform these roles themselves, or help select the engineer, provide suggestions to the engineer.
The producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record label's budget. A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. A producer has many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, composing the music for the project, selecting songs or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, supervising the entire process through audio mixing and, in some cases, to the audio mastering stage.
Producers often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules and negotiations. Writer Chris Deville explains it, "Sometimes a producer functions like a creative consultant — someone who helps a band achieve a certain aesthetic, or who comes up with the perfect violin part to complement the vocal melody, or who insists that a chorus should be a bridge. While both contribute creatively, the official credit of "record producer" may depend on the record contract.
Christina Aguilera , for example, did not receive record producer credits until many albums into her career. In the s, the producer role is sometimes divided among up to three different individuals: executive producer, vocal producer and music producer. An executive producer oversees project finances, a vocal producers oversees the vocal production, a music producer oversees the creative process of recording and mixings; the music producer is often a competent arranger , musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project.
The producer oversees the recording engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording. Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as "the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record", like a director would a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is music director; the music producer's job is to create and mold a piece of music. The scope of responsibility may be one or two songs or an artist's entire album — in which case the producer will develop an overall vision for the album and how the various songs may interrelate.
At the beginning of record industry, the producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live; the immediate predecessors to record producers were the artists and repertoire executives of the late s and s who oversaw the "pop" product and led session orchestras. The role of producers changed progressively over the s due to technology; the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process.
Before multitracking , all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously. All of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio where the performance was recorded. With multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" rhythm section accompaniment parts such as the bassline and rhythm guitar could be recorded first, the vocals and solos could be added using as many "takes" as necessary, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time.
A pop band could record their backing tracks one week, a horn section could be brought in a week to add horn shots and punches, a string section could be brought in a week after that. Hard rock Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mids, with the garage and blues rock movements. It is typified by a heavy use of aggressive vocals , distorted electric guitars, bass guitar and accompanied with keyboards.
During the s, some hard rock bands moved away from their hard rock roots and more towards pop rock , while others began to return to a hard rock sound. Established bands made a comeback in the mids and it reached a commercial peak in the s, with glam metal bands like Bon Jovi and Def Leppard and the rawer sounds of Guns N' Roses , which followed up with great success in the part of that decade. Despite this, many post-grunge bands adopted a hard rock sound and in the s there came a renewed interest in established bands, attempts at a revival, new hard rock bands that emerged from the garage rock and post-punk revival scenes.
In the s, only a few hard rock bands from the s and s managed to sustain successful recording careers. Hard rock is a form of aggressive rock music; the electric guitar is emphasised, used with distortion and other effects, both as a rhythm instrument using repetitive riffs with a varying degree of complexity, as a solo lead instrument. Drumming characteristically focuses on driving rhythms, strong bass drum and a backbeat on snare, sometimes using cymbals for emphasis; the bass guitar works in conjunction with the drums playing riffs, but providing a backing for the rhythm and lead guitars.
Vocals are growling, raspy, or involve screaming or wailing, sometimes in a high range, or falsetto voice. Hard rock has sometimes been labelled cock rock for its emphasis on overt masculinity and sexuality and because it has been predominantly performed and consumed by men: in the case of its audience white, working-class adolescents. In the late s, the term heavy metal was used interchangeably with hard rock, but began to be used to describe music played with more volume and intensity.
While hard rock maintained a bluesy rock and roll identity, including some swing in the back beat and riffs that tended to outline chord progressions in their hooks, heavy metal's riffs functioned as stand-alone melodies and had no swing in them. Heavy metal took on "darker" characteristics after Black Sabbath's breakthrough at the beginning of the s.
In the s it developed a number of subgenres termed extreme metal , some of which were influenced by hardcore punk , which further differentiated the two styles. Despite this differentiation, hard rock and heavy metal have existed side by side, with bands standing on the boundary of, or crossing between, the genres; the roots of hard rock can be traced back to the s electric blues , which laid the foundations for key elements such as a rough declamatory vocal style, heavy guitar riffs, string-bending blues-scale guitar solos, strong beat, thick riff-laden texture, posturing performances.
Electric blues guitarists began experimenting with hard rock elements such as driving rhythms, distorted guitar solos and power chords in the s, evident in the work of Memphis blues guitarists such as Joe Hill Louis , Willie Johnson , Pat Hare , who captured a "grittier, more ferocious electric guitar sound" on records such as James Cotton's "Cotton Crop Blues". In the s, American and British blues and rock bands began to modify rock and roll by adding harder sounds, heavier guitar riffs, bombastic drumming, louder vocals , from electric blues.
From the late s, it became common to divide mainstream rock music that emerged from psychedelia into soft and hard rock.
Soft rock was derived from folk rock , using acoustic instruments and putting more emphasis on melody and harmonies. In contrast, hard rock was most derived from blues rock and was played louder and with more intensity. Cream, in songs like " I Feel Free " combined blues rock with pop and psychedelia in the riffs and guitar solos of Eric Clapton. Jimi Hendrix produced a form of blues-influenced psychedelic rock , which combined elements of jazz and rock and roll. From Jeff Beck brought lead guitar to new heights of technical virtuosity and moved blues rock in the direction of heavy rock with his band, the Jeff Beck Group.
After touring to support the band's previous album Hemispheres ended, the band members took a short break before they regrouped to work on new material; the album marked a departure in the band's musical style towards tighter song structures and songs more suitable for radio airplay. Permanent Waves received a positive reception from critics, became the band's most successful album at the time of release, reaching number 3 in Canada and the United Kingdom and number 4 in the United States ; the album was certified platinum in the latter by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling one million copies.
Rush released " The Spirit of Radio ," " Freewill " and " Entre Nous " as singles, supported the album with a — tour. In June , the band finished its eight-month tour of the United States and Europe in support of its sixth studio album, Hemispheres.
Caress of Steel
The tour had taken its toll on the group and, for the first time in the band's history, each member agreed to take a six-week break before starting work on a new album, they regrouped in mid-July at Lakewoods Farm near Flesherton, Ontario to write and rehearse new material for two weeks. They set up their equipment in the basement and put down what Peart described as "a giant hodge-podge of instrumental mish-mash," titled "Uncle Tounouse," during the first session; the piece was not developed further, but sections of it were used as the basis of passages on other songs they would record.
A typical day's schedule involved Lifeson cooking breakfast for the trio, after which Lifeson and Lee worked on musical ideas while Peart gathered his notes and walked to a nearby cottage to write lyrics, with "Entre Nous" being the only set completed prior to their arrival at Lakewoods Farm. This routine had a productive effect on the three, with "The Spirit of Radio," "Freewill" and " Jacob's Ladder " being put down within several days without considerable effort.
Peart attempted to write a song based on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight , the 14th-century epic set in King Arthur's time, but it was abandoned after it was deemed too out of place with the other material. Having recorded their previous two studio albums in Wales the band felt it was time for a change and chose Trident Studios in London, but cancelled due to the high costs of studio time and accommodation.
The idea of working in a busy city environment became something they now wished to avoid, instead sought a remote location. The recording sessions involved the band tweaking the settings of instruments and positioning of microphones, they recorded. While Lee and Brown began overdubs , Peart began attempting to write another longer song, after enduring three days of writer's block, " Natural Science " was born.
Fin Costello was brought in to photograph the band in the studio. Cover art director Hugh Syme was brought in and recorded a piano solo on "Different Strings". Music was composed for "Natural Science", with some parts reused from the discarded " Green Knight "; the water sounds at the beginning of the song were created by splashing oars in the private lake, performed by Brown and studio assistant Kim Bickerdike, the natural echo outside was used to record various instruments.
The rough mixes on the album were complete, the final mix was completed in two weeks at Trident Studios. Upon the album's completion, Lifeson felt unsure about the record and for a period of time, could not listen to it due to his feeling that it failed to present any fresh ideas.
His opinion changed when he first heard the album on the radio after its release, realising he had overreacted. The group had experimented with reggae-influenced riffs in the studio and had come up with a reggae introduction to " Working Man " on their tours, so they decided to incorporate a passage into " The Spirit of Radio ," as Lifeson said, "to make us smile and have a little fun. The song "Jacob's Ladder" uses multiple time signatures, possesses a dark, ominous feel in its first half, its lyrics are based on a simple concept.
The title is a reference to the natural phenomenon of the sun breaking through the clouds in visible rays, which in turn is named after the Biblical ladder to heaven on which Jacob saw angels ascending and descending in a vision. Early in Rush's R40 Live Tour , Geddy Lee incorrectly stated that the song had never been played live before, but was corrected by fans on the internet. The live albums Exit Both formats were released November 20, ; the performances were filmed on June 17 and 19, , at Air Canada Centre , Canada.
This is the track list for the three audio CDs. The video discs contain only the first three of the seven bonus tracks. Rush Geddy Lee — vocals , bass guitar , rhythm guitar Alex Lifeson — guitars, backing vocals Neil Peart — drums , percussion. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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