Label: Mercury - 826 098-4 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Australasia • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Prog Rock
Power Grand Designs - Rush - Power Windows is the eleventh studio album by Canadian rock band Rushreleased on October 14, by Anthem Records. After touring in support of their previous album, Grace Under Pressurethe band took a break and reconvened in early to work on a follow-up. The material continued to display the band's exploration of synthesizer-oriented music, this time with the addition of sampling, electronic drums, a string section, and choir, with power being a running lyrical theme.
The album reached No. The band supported the album with their — tour. In Novemberthe band ended their concert tour in support of their previous album, Grace Under Pressure After a short respite, the group started work for a follow-up album in early Guitarist Alex Lifeson looked back The Eye Obscene - Saviours - Deaths Procession this period, and noted their conscious effort in taking the strongest elements of their previous two records, Grand Designs - Rush - Power Windows and Grace Under Pressure and capitalising on them for Power Windows.
To Lifeson, this resulted in a more cohesive and satisfying album. Drummer Neil Peart would write a set of lyrics from the studio's farmhouse while Lifeson and frontman Geddy Lee worked on music to fit Peart's words in the adjacent barn which housed Grand Designs - Rush - Power Windows track recording studio. Peart worked on a Street (Clean) - AG (D.I.T.C.)* / Sekz - Street / Far Rock desk in his room, "about the right size for a five-year-old".
He also had a head start, Red Handed - Sylk 130 - When The Funk Hits The Fan written outline lyrics for "The Big Money", "Mystic Rhythms", and "Marathon" before these sessions had begun. Having worked out some material, Rush underwent a five-day warm-up tour in Florida in March to sharpen their performance and to test the new songs on stage prior to recording.
Following their warm-up gigs, the band returned to Elora and continued working on their new songs, their break away being a positive impact on their work upon returning. Peart had initially struggled to finish "Territories" and "Manhattan Project", "but now they just fell together". Upon presenting his words to Lee and Lifeson, his lyrics fit to the piece of music that his bandmates were working on at the time. Later inPeart told an interviewer that Rush's sound "is changing from having been progressive to not being progressive".
He noted the trend began on Signals which pushed his guitar parts too far into the background as Grand Designs - Rush - Power Windows result. However, he thought Rush achieved a much greater balance of the two instruments on Power Windowswhich he thought Moving Pictures successfully had. Rush recorded Power Windows from April to August in five different recording studios.
The group recorded Power Windows with a new producer, Peter Collins. They accepted, and Peart later praised Barton's contributions and suggestions to the band, considering his small recommendations to improve a song, which he referred to as "events", was "just what we were looking for".
He added that I Aint Much Of A Lover Boy - Charles Strouse - Bonnie and Clyde album contained elements that Rush had not incorporated before and broke several boundaries that had Grand Designs - Rush - Power Windows with previous albums. Recording began at The Grand Designs - Rush - Power Windows Studios in Oxfordshire, England, where the basic rhythm, keyboards, and bass tracks were recorded more quickly than usual, in the span of five weeks, to capture more spontaneous performances ready for overdubs.
His rig consisted of a PPG Wave 2. They had discussed recording at the studio for several years and booked the facility for three weeks for Lifeson to record guitar overdubs. Collins recalled this period of recording as painstaking work due to the various combination of microphone and amplifier set-ups that were experimented. The band chose to live together in a single apartment rather than separate hotel rooms. Mixing began in July after the band took a one week break from the material, which coincided with decisions on the final running order, artwork, credits, and photos.
Rush wanted musician and arranger 2. Voice Of The Unknown Soldier - Otar Taktakishvili* - Summer Lightnings Are Burning / Five Vocal P Dudley to complete the string arrangements, which she agreed to do,  and the group was conducted by Andrew Pryce Jackman.
A piece choir was recorded at Angel Recording Studios for the ending of "Marathon". Power Windows lyrics are focused primarily on various manifestations of power. For example, "Territories" comments on nationalism around the world. Like " Subdivisions " from Signals"Middletown Dreams" explores suburban monotony and the average person's attempts to temporarily escape it.
The song also echoes individualistic themes such as non-conformism. It was a difficult track for the band to put together, partly due to Peart's difficulty in writing lyrics from an objective point of view, rather than as an observer of the event. Lifeson recalled Peart "thoroughly" researched on the topic beforehand. After Peart had written some lyrical ideas he went through them with Lee, who noticed it was telling a story and found them difficult to sing once he and Lifeson had come up with music for them.
Peart then rewrote them in a more direct way which suited Lee better. After the album was completed, Lifeson expressed some dissatisfaction with the guitar parts, but it grew to become a "very satisfying" track for him. Collins had the idea of using a choir and the group, witnessing the recording, saw the humour in "pregnant women and old men sing our song". Peart played his drum kit without a snare drumand the middle section features a sample of Lee's voice saying the phrase "Round and round".
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2 from Toronto. Power Windows was released on October 14, Power Windows has been met with mostly positive reviews from music critics. AllMusic 's Eduardo Rivadavia retrospectively described the album as Rush's coldest album, citing the sparse, horn-like guitar playing of Lifeson, the prominent synthesizer of Lee and Peart's crisp, clinical percussion and stark lyrical themes. However, he also described the album as one that rewards patience and repeated listens. Power Windows introduced more synthesizers into the band's sound.
During the period when the album was produced, the band were expanding into new directions from their progressive rock base,  having "tightened up their sidelong suites and rhythmic abstractions into balled-up song fists, art-pop blasts of angular, slashing guitar, spatial keyboards and hyperpercussion, all resolved with forthright melodic sense". The remastered edition follows the trend of newer albumsas it is considerably louder.
Power Windows was remastered again in by Andy VanDette for the "Sector" box sets, which re-released all of Rush's Mercury-era albums. Power Windows is included in the Sector 3 set. Power Windows was remastered for vinyl Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones - Liver Than Youve Ever Been as a part of the official "12 Months of Rush" promotion.
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