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Thread: RUSH 'Permanent Waves' 40 boxset 03.27.2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve983 View Post
    I think I might have to get this, my birthday is coming up. My only whinge as with the others is why cant they use the original cover artwork?
    Quite. The new cover for A Farewell To Kings is, frankly, horrible, in addition to totally missing the point of the original. The new Permanent Waves is at least on a similar theme to the original.

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    There are some unfortunate fadeouts on the live disc , the one at the end of "Closer to the Heart" in particular.
    Chad

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    This mastering sounds great. The live shit sounds good too....sort of an Exit Stage Right

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    There's a bit of whining on the Hoffman forum about the excessive fades but the band's performance gets raves. I suppose I'll have to give it a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    This mastering sounds great. The live shit sounds good too....sort of an Exit Stage Right
    It's how ESL should have sounded (less studio polish).
    Chad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    It's how ESL should have sounded (less studio polish).
    Totally agree. Sure, there are some "off" notes but the energy is 100.
    "Why is it when these great Prog guys get together, they always want to make a Journey album?"
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    My set dropped yesterday, and I spent an enjoyable evening working my way through it.

    I've put together a blog review of the two discs, offering some thoughts on the remastering, and the contents of the live disc when pairing it with the St Louis set:

    https://momentstransition.wordpress....-edition-2020/

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    Finally got the 2 cd set yesterday. Really enjoying hearing the original album which sounds better than the last remaster but also the live stuff which is great fun. I loved hearing the huge London cheer that went up when Geddy introduced Hemispheres - it still gives me goosebumps.

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    I have the 24/96 download from HDtracks. Here are my impressions.

    1. Studio Tracks: After doing an A/B comparison with the Sector 2 version, I can't say one sounds better than the other. The new remaster is noticeably quieter--I had to turn up the volume to do the comparison.

    2. Live Tracks: The first track has pretty rough sound quality, but things get better from there. It's nice hearing a different approach than on Exit Stage Left on the many tracks that overlap. It's also nice hearing a live version of the "Hemispheres" suite, even if it's truncated. (Why the f*** was this not on the Hemispheres 40 Anniversary Edition?!)

    As a longtime fan of classic Rush, I found it worth getting.

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    Speaking of downloads - I bought the AFTK vinyl set and it came with a little card with a download code for digital versions of all the tracks. This new PeW set did not. I went to the web site and entered my order number and zip code to see "my downloads", and all that was there were the three "instant gratification" tracks they had pre-released. I dropped them an e-mail a couple of nights ago and haven't heard back. Hoping I don't have to manually rip these tracks from vinyl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valen View Post
    My set dropped yesterday, /[/URL]
    Why did you drop it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    Why did you drop it?
    Fondling with greasy fingers, of course.
    He did not know that the sword he'd hold, would turn his priceless empire into fool's gold...

    http://www.discogs.com/user/moecurlythanu/collection

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