A short but potent guitar lead by Lifeson complements the fantastic bass throughout and the rich vocal effects actually work well during the choruses. Musically, the mood is captured with the pulse of simple, chorded bass notes that prove counterpart to the melody.
From here, the album becomes a bit weaker, while still staying well beyond the threshold of listen-ability. A nice, driving acoustic throughout the verses is interrupted by a disjointed arrangement which tends to make the song lose momentum every time it feels like its about to hit its stride. This sounds like the kind of song that Rush was supposed to write in their new, sophisticated s form all along.
But the true genius of the song is the incredibly profound wordplay by Peart, who fused together multiple word puzzles in the form of anagrams into a coherent and melodic rock song. I played him some ideas I'd come up with, but he just said it was nothing new, just a waste of time, we had no need of ancient ways and our world was doing fine. A massive argument ensued, harsh words exchanged Neil, ever the peacemaker, eventually intervened after we nearly came to blows and by way of a compromise, I was permitted to play it on a few songs.
My solo classical guitar composition however, didn't make the final cut Sign In Need an account? Register now! I've forgotten my password.
Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. Rush supported the album with the Presto Tour from February to June Presto reached gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling , copies. The album was remastered in and , the latter as part of the box set, The Studio Albums — Share your thoughts about the Presto album with the community: 0 Comments. Notify me of new comments via email. Powered by CITE.
Missing lyrics by Rush? Know any other songs by Rush? Don't keep it to yourself! Add it Here. The album's sleeve was designed by Rush's longtime collaborator Hugh Syme : a black-and-white design depicting a levitating magician's hat on a hill with a rabbit emerging from it.
The field in the foreground has many rabbits. Lifeson recalled the moment when they saw the design they went with: "We all started laughing hysterically, 'This is great, it's perfect! Gregory Heaney of AllMusic described the album as 'workmanlike' and removed from the creativity of their earlier works.
However, he asserts that the songs aren't terrible, just a sense that something is not quite clicking, perhaps due to the length of time it had been since the band wrote more-traditional, guitar-based songs. Wilson described the album as one that "intelligently leads Rush into the '90s without musical bleakness".
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Red Tide. Hand Over Fist. Available Light.Released: Presto is the thirteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush. It was released November 21, by Anthem Records and was the band's first album released internationally by Atlantic Records following the group's departure from Mercury. After the Hold Your Fire () tour ended in , the group members reconvened in December to decide .