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#101 Slim

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 05:01 PM

The Analog Kid, The Weapon, Losing It, and Subdivisions would all rank in my Top 10 Rush songs, making it the most favorite songs per album for me.

 

My Mobile Fidelity Gold Disc copy of Signals is my most prized possession in my music collection.

 

I have one of those somewhere - was the mystery of the missing vocal snippet ever solved?



#102 scott14

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 06:38 PM

I have one of those somewhere - was the mystery of the missing vocal snippet ever solved?

I don't know that it ever was, but I actually prefer the Gold version of The Weapon.  It's missing the last bit of vocal, "And the things that he fears, are a weapon to be held against him", right before the instrumental break, and gives it an ominous, atmospheric prelude.  Love the way the drum fill leads into the swirling keyboards at the 3:10 mark, sans vocal, on this version.



#103 chemistry1973

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 09:48 PM

I don't know that it ever was, but I actually prefer the Gold version of The Weapon. It's missing the last bit of vocal, "And the things that he fears, are a weapon to be held against him", right before the instrumental break, and gives it an ominous, atmospheric prelude. Love the way the drum fill leads into the swirling keyboards at the 3:10 mark, sans vocal, on this version.


Is that version also longer?

#104 chemistry1973

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 09:54 PM

Bitchin':

 



#105 scott14

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 02:30 PM

Is that version also longer?

No, just a dropped vocal at the 3:10 mark.



#106 baldiepete

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 10:37 PM

Interview from 1982 about Signals.

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#107 fenderjazz

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 12:14 AM

Subdivisions and The Analog Kid grabbed me the most. Still do. The rest felt like a nice try to cop The Police (no pun indended). I remember the disappointment when hearing the lead single, “New World Man”. Oh the humanity!

#108 Three Eyes

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 01:46 AM

^^ I thought NWM was odd for Rush at the time but I liked it when I first heard it on the radio and I still like it. But then all of Signals is odd. Actually, it might be Rush's oddest album. 


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


#109 TimC

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 01:52 AM

Re: Recent mention of the MSFL gold disc - yes it is emphatically worth it. I don't want to sound snobby, but after the upgrade to my amps it's basically the only Rush disc I own that I can listen to on that system.



#110 Three Eyes

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 02:05 AM

Re: Recent mention of the MSFL gold disc - yes it is emphatically worth it. I don't want to sound snobby, but after the upgrade to my amps it's basically the only Rush disc I own that I can listen to on that system.

 

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Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


#111 Three Eyes

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 02:24 AM

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The expression he makes when he hears the Roll The Bones rap.


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


#112 TimC

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 03:08 PM

Har har but Rush CD sound quality is mysteriously terrible once you can hear the problems....



#113 EZrhythm

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 11:57 AM

Bitchin':

 

All them 'puters now fit inside a grain of rice

At 5:00- That's me listening to Countdown

Poor Al, no solo. Shoulda' listened to Broon. Would be AWESOME if they re-released Signals with Al playing the key parts on guitar.

AH, the sweet sound of TAMA! Thanks, Chem!



#114 BinFrog

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 09:56 PM

Jesus, it's one of their greatest albums.


Agreed. I've seen him slam AFTK before and it's just cringe-worthy. How can you be a huge fan and not love it? It's quintessential Rush!

#115 jeffro

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 06:10 PM

Subdivisions and The Analog Kid grabbed me the most. Still do. The rest felt like a nice try to cop The Police (no pun intended). I remember the disappointment when hearing the lead single, “New World Man”. Oh the humanity!

 

I would add Digital Man to that and I also remember hearing New World Man the first time. Jaw dropped wide open and not in a good way.  :lol: In fact, the whole album sounded very odd after Moving Pictures. 


Pure fat, topped with a layer of fat - Alex Lifeson
 
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