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Hold Your Fire

Rush

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 6th, 1987
Catalog ID:
ANR-1-1051
Label:
Anthem Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
6 reviews (avg. 76%)
Side A
1. Force Ten 04:31   Show lyrics
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2. Time Stand Still 05:09   Show lyrics
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3. Open Secrets 05:38   Show lyrics
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4. Second Nature 04:36   Show lyrics
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5. Prime Mover 05:19   Show lyrics
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Side B
6. Lock and Key 05:09   Show lyrics
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7. Mission 05:16   Show lyrics
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8. Turn the Page 04:55   Show lyrics
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9. Tai Shan 04:15   Show lyrics
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10. High Water 05:33   Show lyrics
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Band members
Geddy Lee Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
Alex Lifeson Guitars
Neil Peart Drums, Percussion, Lyrics
Guest/Session
Jim Burgess Programming
Andy Richards Keyboards (additional), Programming
Aimee Mann Vocals (additional)
Miscellaneous staff
Glen Wexler Photography
Val Azzoli Executive producer
Liam Birt Executive producer
Peter Collins Producer, Arrangements
Philip Cusset Mixing
Brian Lee Mastering
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Hugh Syme Cover art
James "Jimbo" Barton Engineering
Geddy Lee Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
Alex Lifeson Guitars
Neil Peart Drums, Percussion, Lyrics
Jim Burgess Programming
Andy Richards Keyboards (additional), Programming
Aimee Mann Vocals (additional)
Glen Wexler Photography
Val Azzoli Executive producer
Liam Birt Executive producer
Peter Collins Producer, Arrangements
Philip Cusset Mixing
Brian Lee Mastering
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Hugh Syme Cover art
James "Jimbo" Barton Engineering
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Synthesizer programming assisted by Andy Richards and Jim Burgess.
Additional keyboards by Richards.
Additional vocals by Aimee Mann.

A video was made for "Time Stand Still", featuring Aimee Mann.

The insert photo of the original release references several older Rush album covers, like the fire hydrant from "Signals" or the TVs from "Power Windows".
A smaller part of this image was used as the cover for the "Prime Mover" single.

Rush had only written nine songs before going into the studio to record "Hold Your Fire", but the producer insisted they had to have ten on the album, so he "forced" them to write a "ten", which became "Force Ten".

Recording information:

Produced by Peter Collins and Rush. Engineered by Jimbo Barton. Arrangements by Rush and Collins.

Recorded January-April 1987 using the following studios:
- The Manor, Oxfordshire (assisted by Michael Ade)
- Ridge Farm Studio, Surrey (assisted by Reynold Swan)
- Air Studios, Montserrat (assisted by Ken Blair)
- McClear Place, Toronto (assisted by Martin Lee)
- Lerxst Mobile (assisted by Lerxst)

Mixed in May 1987 at Guillaume Tell Studio, Paris, assisted by Philip Cusset. Mastered by Bob Ludwig and Brian Lee at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine.

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