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Signals (Remastered) Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, June 3, 1997
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I won't go around echoing the same comments that I have heard here from time to time. The departure from the radio friendly greatness of the last 2 albums, the flat keyboards and poor mixing of Alexs guitar, the absence of 7-10 minute opuses/concepts, the dropping of Terry Brown. All this has been talked about and leaves all those hard core Rush fans (many who seem to borderline be obsessed on the level of Star Trek geeks), too much to fight over.
What I will say is that to me this is an album that distinctly captures a mood and an era that doesn't exist anymore. The snythns have this demonic dark underpinning, and for the first time there were many songs on the album (for Rush) that had a distinct dark brooding theme to them. Subdivsions doesn't just hint at the drudgery and disspair of teenage pressure, it's litteraly hammered home in Geddy's verse of "conform or be cast out", as if he had to spell it out for the listeners.
The Weapon, while being a great moody piece for Niel to shine hammers home the possible apocalypse, and Loosing It easily needs no introduction with it's self-titled moniker, and Ben Minks violin solo. It isn't so much that Ben's violin sings as much as it literraly weeps and cries.Read more ›
Let me start by stating that I have been a Rush fan since puberty (and I'm no spring chicken), and this is one of my favorite albums - from any artist. I have the original "Signals" album in vinyl, purchased in 1983. I do not award a 1 or 5 star rating without merit - but this blue-ray release has earned every bit of the single star I awarded it.
**Update - My initial review was admittedly reactionary (I was pissed… angry - but not drunk). However, after listening to several versions of the "Signals" album on 4 different formats - my initial 1-star review was well justified. I wavered and gave it 2 stars for a day after a brief discussion with a friend who found my review a little harsh. As this friend is another dedicated Rush fan (and an accomplished musician) I gave him the chance to hear what I was hearing to make sure I wasn't off base. After listening to the BRA along side several other versions of this release - his opinion was as passionate as mine. Back to the rest of my original and unedited review - because it hits the nail on the head.Read more ›
I listened to it on a mid-range 5.1 system, and as a 5.1 recording it sounds decent. But the vinyl and original CD versions of this recording had heart, and much of that was found in Ged's vocal performance on the recording. With this Blu-ray release, I'm saddened that there are different vocal performances on "Subdivisions" & "The Analog Kid," and maybe one other track, but the revised first two tracks are what stand out. With these new vocal performances, the emotional edge from Ged's performance in the first two tracks (which set the tone for the entire recording) seems to be missing, which is heartbreaking for someone like myself who grew up with this recording and listened to Signals 1000 times like it was a religious experience.
I believe the Rush fans, who have lived and sworn by this recording for over 30 years, deserve an explanation for this change in vocal....why was it necessary to insert a new vocal performance into this release? Why would you change out the original performances like that? Why was that necessary? Was someone asleep at the switch? Did they think fans wouldn't notice? I can't help but feel a combination of a kick to the groin, an insult on my intelligence, and that my wallet has been hijacked $30.
What else....I'm not a fan of the astronaut voices being mixed out either....and some of the synths have been toned down, most notable in Subdivisions, Kid & Countdown. I'm undecided as to whether that was totally necessary either....Read more ›
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I purchased this album as a gift for a super Rush fan, he LOVES it!Published 1 month ago by C. J. Rose
As a fan of Rush (Not a devoted crazed fan!) I wasn't sure how to review this album. I decided to keep it simple and not detail each song. I'm very familiar with this album. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tina Kitty
I have a soft spot for this recording as this was one of the earliest albums I owned by Rush growing up and even though the presence of keyboards and synths became more prominent... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Thirty-Ought Six
The Rush Remasted Series sounds awesome, especially this particular album. AwesomePublished 2 months ago by KSD