Sector 3 Original recording remastered, Box set, CD+DVD
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Most hard-core Rush fans find a considerable amount to disagree over when it comes to 80's Rush - many believe it to be too gimmicky, too keyboard intensive, they lament that Alex was essentially pieced out of many songs and, in some cases, whole albums (though that is really a stretch, especially when applied to Signals), and that the band fell victim to a penchant for keyboard technology and the fashion of the times (this was the 80's, after all...) I grew up during this time (junior high-senior high) and bought all of these albums on vinyl upon their release, so I can't really hate them. After 25 years, though, I can start to be more objective about them. Some are great, even more so than when they were released - such as Signals and GUP. Power Windows remains a strong album lyrically, but some of its effects and "moments" are growing less appealing with the passage of time.Read more ›
By the way, noticed some others had problems with the Farewell to Kings dvd audio. Mine plays fine, just using a plain old Pioneer DV610AV dvd audio/sacd player.
Rush are a fine young band, and I predict big things for them.
First I want to mention I am a Rush fan... have been since Moving Pictures. I own all of their albums up until Hold Your Fire on vinyl, and since 2010 I buy all my music on vinyl, but I'm not what you would call an "audiophile". But I do appreciate good sound. I can hear the difference in the way music has been mastered over the last 10 years or so. Good examples of this? Most notably Vapor Trails (way too loud and distorted). Others would be Stay Positive by The Hold Steady and Accelerate by R.E.M. With that said I can't sit here and honestly say all of modern music is missing that dynamic range that used to exist... not to my ears anyway. A lot of today's music still sounds good to me. I guess I can appreciate when something is mastered very well (Counselors Of the Lonely by The Raconteurs) or when something's on the opposite end of the spectrum(the previously mentioned albums). But a majority of what I buy sounds fine to me.
So how do these remasters sound to a long-time Rush fan? Good! Actually, I truly believe these sound better than the 97 remasters. The 97 remasters sounded fine to me - yes, they were louder than the originals but I thought they give the albums more punch without losing clarity. These new remasters don't necessarily sound louder than the remasters, but they do seem to sound crisper than any of the other CD's I've owned previously. Below is my disc-by-disc review -
* Signals - one of the best sounding remasters of this particular box set.Read more ›
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Up until purchasing the "Sector" sets, I had every live CD but I never had the complete Rush studio collection. This was a perfect way to make my collection complete. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dave
I only buy CD's for bands I REALLY like. The others I just purchase as MP3's. This is one such artist that I really like/admire.Published 11 months ago by erik bowen
I listened to these with great delight as the music presented in these discs sounds so much better than their original releases. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anthony J. Rogers
One of my all time favourite bands super talented brillant music early rush is my favourite but I like all there albumsPublished 16 months ago by ian hayward