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Hold Your Fire

Rush

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 6th, 1987
Catalog ID:
N/A
Label:
Anthem Records
Format:
12" vinyl
Reviews:
6 reviews (avg. 72%)
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, Bass Pedals
Neil Peart Drums, Percussion
Alex Lifeson Guitars
Guest/Session
Jim Burgess Programming
Aimee Mann Vocals (additional)
Andy Richards Keyboards (additional), Programming
Miscellaneous staff
James "Jimbo" Barton Engineering
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Brian Lee Mastering
Philip Cusset Mixing
Peter Collins Producer, Arrangements
Hugh Syme Cover Art
Neil Peart Lyrics
Geddy Lee Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Bass Pedals
Neil Peart Drums, Percussion
Alex Lifeson Guitars
Jim Burgess Programming
Aimee Mann Vocals (additional)
Andy Richards Keyboards (additional), Programming
James "Jimbo" Barton Engineering
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Brian Lee Mastering
Philip Cusset Mixing
Peter Collins Producer, Arrangements
Hugh Syme Cover Art
Neil Peart Lyrics
Read Pop Commands Prog 65% Necro44 July 25th, 2014
Read Open Secrets 95% drfell March 18th, 2013
Read Rush - Hold Your Fire 70% ConorFynes August 23rd, 2011
Read Musicians should not Hold... 62% Metalich June 28th, 2007
Read Hold Yer Wallet 43% DawnoftheShred December 9th, 2006
Read The height of Rush's synth era 95% SnipeBob December 31st, 2003

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.

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".

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