Rush Power Windows 200g Direct Metal Master LP
200g Vinyl Reissue!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Direct Metal Mastered from Original Analog Masters at Abbey Road Studios!
Throughout the years 2014 and 2015, Rush celebrate their 40th anniversary with
vinyl reissues of albums from their Mercury era.
Power Windows is the band’s 11th studio album, released in 1985. It was the
first time the band worked with producer Peter Collins. The album was recorded
at The Manor in England, AIR Studios in Montserrat and at Sarm East Studios in
Power Windows launched an era in which the band expanded into new sonic
directions, and featured synths heavily. It was also the album where Geddy
switched to using a Wal bass, made by a small English company. He’d use the Wal
as his main bass all the way through the Roll The Bones album and tour. Neil’s
lyrics focused primarily on various manifestations of power–”Manhattan Project”
explores the origins and consequences of the U.S. military’s development of the
atomic bomb, and “Territories” comments on nationalism around the world.
More keyboards and synths were introduced into the sound, with “The Big Money”¯
and “Mystic Rhythms”¯ made into videos for MTV. The album once more hit #10 on
the Billboard 200 and eventually sold a million copies, earning platinum status.
Other singles included “Territories,”¯ “Manhattan Project,”¯ and “Marathon,”¯
the latter two topping the U.S. Mainstream Rock airplay charts at #10 and #6,
• 200g Vinyl
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Geddy Lee, bass, synthesizers, bass pedals, vocals
Alex Lifeson, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Neil Peart, drums, percussion, electronic percussion
1. The Big Money
2. Grand Designs
3. Manhattan Project
6. Middletown Dreams
7. Emotion Detector
8. Mystic Rhythms