Permanent Waves is the seventh studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in January 1980 on Anthem Records. After touring to support the band's previous album Hemispheres (1978) ended, the band members took a short break before they regrouped to work on new material. The album marked a departure in the band's musical style towards tighter song structures and songs more suitable for radio airplay
Permanent Waves became Rush's first US top five album, hitting on the Billboard 200, and their fifth Gold (later Platinum) selling album. Both of the singles "The Spirit of Radio" and "Freewill" have continued to receive significant radio airplay since the album's release. The writing of the album began in July 1979, at Lakewoods Farm in Ontario on Georgian Bay, Lake Huron while Neil Peart began writing lyrics in a cottage nearby. Rush began with an instrumental jam, which they named "Uncle Tounouse. Parts of this were used in the songs on the album. While Peart worked on lyrics, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson would work on musical ideas in the basement.
Permanent Waves is the band’s seventh studio album, released on January 14th, 1980. It was recorded at Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec, and mixed at Trident Studios in London. The tracks were laid down just shy of four weeks, in part attributed to the idyllic working conditions of Morin Heights. The Spirit Of Radio is one of the most commercial songs Rush has ever produced, containing several different musical elements, even a touch of reggae
Companies, etc. Marketed By – Mercury Records. Other than the second track, "Freewill", I feel that this album represents a big vacation for Rush. Not to say they didn't deserve one after a four-album winning streak, but when considered between the bliss of their 70's material and the inspirational explosion of Moving Pictures, Permanent Waves is something of a dud. Still, "Freewill" is one of the band's great moments of genius. Reply See 1 reply Notify me Helpful.
Permanent Waves is the seventh studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released on January 14, 1980, by Mercury Records in the United States. Its total length is 35:35. The band's lineup included vocalist, bassist, and keyboards player Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart. Rush's previous release Hemispheres was their most progressive album they had done. The album was the band's most popular release yet as it reached on Billboard 200 chart and on the UK albums chart. It has since gone Platinum in the . and Canada, as well as Gold in the . The strengths of this album are the progressive, but radio friendly style, the great musicianship, the excellent lyrics and themes, and the abundance of terrific catchy Rush hits. There are no weaknesses on Permanent Waves. Here are my thoughts on each track. 1. "The Spirit of Radio" 4:59 (5/5).
Radio Earns Plaudits from Rush - Music Express Magazine, February 1980. Intense Early Reaction to Rush's Permanent Waves - RPM Magazine, February 1980. Rush: Something Special for Everyone - Scene Entertainment Weekly, February 1980. III. PERMANENT WAVES Science, like Nature Must also be tamed With a view towards its preservation Given the same State of integrity It will surely serve us well. Art as expression - Not as market campaigns Will still capture our imaginations Given the same State of integrity It will surely help us along. The most endangered species - The honest man Will still survive annihilation Forming a world - State of integrity Sensitive, open and strong.
Permanent Waves adalah album studio ketujuh oleh band progressive rock asal Kanada, Rush, dirilis pada 1 Januari 1980. Album ini direkam di Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec, dan mixing di Trident Studios di London, Britania Raya. Permanent Waves menjadi album Rush pertama mencapai hit 4 di AS dan sertifikasi Gold kelima band (akhirnya platinum) dalam penjualan album.
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