Published: Sunday November 17, 2013 MYT 7:30:00 AM
Updated: Sunday November 17, 2013 MYT 7:29:14 AM

Vapor Trails Remixed

  • Artist : Rush
  • Genre : Progressive rock


Loud and clear

RUSH can be considered among the pioneers of the hard rock vibe, first showing up on the radar way back in 1974 with their self-titled debut album.

Since then, the band has had some hits and misses and I have to admit, I have only ever listened to some of their earlier albums.

This actually isn't a new album, instead Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart having chosen to take a step back in time to revisit 2002's Vapor Trails, which was almost universally panned for its heavy-handed compression work.

What emerges is an album that any Rush fan would be proud to own. Forget about the earlier effort and put your money down on this one.

As usual, Peart's lyrics hit all the right notes and Lee and Lifeson add their special touch to get it just right, this time around.

The album also includes Freeze, the fourth part of the Fear series that begins with The Enemy Within from 1984's Grace Under Pressure.

Other good tracks on this album include Vapor Trail, Ghost Rider and Earthshine.

Definitely a great pick for the hard rock fans out there and one that showcases what the original Vapor Trails should have and could have been.  

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Rush, Vapor Trails Remixed, Sound Check, music review


  1. Kawaii! Babymetal, teenage girls with a love for metal music
  2. Stay informed and involved to keep your children safe in the online world
  3. 'The Wind Rises' is an unusual choice of material for award-winning Hayao Miyazaki
  4. Blame the elders: Study suggests laziness could be hereditary
  5. There is no such thing as being 'too young' to get a heart attack
  6. Malaysian singer Najwa Mahiaddin and her New York state of mind
  7. The Wind Rises
  8. Local Broadway-inspired musical 'The Rising Son' is high on values
  9. World's #1 blader Richie Eisler travels the world for work
  10. This Tiger’s still roaring

Top 10 Songs

  1. 1The Monster - Eminem featuring Rihanna
  2. 2Timber - Pitbull featuring Kesha
  3. 3Counting Stars - OneRepublic
  4. 4Say Something - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
  5. 5Royals - Lorde
  6. 6Demons - Imagine Dragons
  7. 7Let Her Go - Passenger
  8. 8Wake Me Up! - Avicii
  9. 9Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
  10. 10Story Of My Life -- One Direction