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Encyclopedia > Grace Under Pressure (Rush album)
Grace Under Pressure
Grace Under Pressure cover
Studio album by Rush
Released April 12, 1984
Recorded Nov 1983-Mar 1984
Genre Progressive rock
Length 39:23
Label Anthem Records (Canada)
Mercury Records
Producer Rush and Peter Henderson
Professional reviews
Rush chronology
Signals
(1982)
Grace Under Pressure
(1984)
Power Windows
(1985)

Grace Under Pressure is the tenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). A nickname for the album is "P/G" (grace under pressure). Rush - Grace Under Pressure album cover Used on Wikipedia under fair use guidelines: Low resolution copy of the album cover RedWolf 04:56, Feb 11, 2004 (UTC) This is an album cover. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Anthem Records is an independent record label based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Peter Henderson, Baron Henderson of Brompton Peter Henderson (computer scientist) ... ARTISTdirect, Inc. ... Image File history File links 2_stars. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... Signals is the ninth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Power Windows is the eleventh studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... See also: 1980s in music. ...


The album is notable for the radical new influences it displayed, especially reggae and ska. It is also notable as being the first Rush album that had no program music. Program music is music intended to evoke extra-musical ideas, images in the mind of the listener by musically representing a scene, image or mood [1]. By contrast, absolute music stands for itself and is intended to be appreciated without any particular reference to the outside world. ...


Following the amicable departure of Terry Brown as producer, Rush initially approached Steve Lillywhite to produce the album. All three members of Rush and Lillywhite were in agreement, but shortly before recording sessions were to begin, Lillywhite pulled out, saying he was not right for the band. Rush eventually produced the album themselves, with assistance from Peter Henderson, whose previous credits included Supertramp, Frank Zappa and King Crimson. Lillywhite apparently pulled out due to his desire to produce an album for the NYC band Crossfire Choir, who had agreed to record in London where Lillywhite could be close to his new wife, Kirsty MacColl. Terry Brown may refer to: Terry Brown (record producer), record producer known most notably for his work with the Canadian rock bands Rush, Blue Rodeo, and Klaatu Terry Brown (football chairman), former chairman of West Ham United football club Terry Brown (football manager), manager of Aldershot Town football club Terry... Steve Lillywhite (born in 1955) is a well-known Grammy Award winning English music producer. ... Supertramp is a British progressive rock band that had a series of top-selling albums in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... King Crimson are a musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was an English singer-songwriter. ...


One track, "Red Sector A", is notable for its allusions to The Holocaust, inspired by Geddy Lee's memories of his mother's stories about the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, where she was held prisoner. "Between the Wheels" is one of the band's most synth-driven songs since Subdivisions from Signals. The album's opening track is "Distant Early Warning," which deals with the pressure involving the aftermath of nuclear holocaust. Red Sector A is a song by Rush that chronicles The Holocaust. ... “Shoah” redirects here. ... Geddy Lee OC (born Gary Lee Weinrib on July 29, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian musician best known as the vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. ... Bergen-Belsen, sometimes referred to as just Belsen, was a German concentration camp in the Nazi era. ... Signals is the ninth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ...


"The Enemy Within" is part one of the "Fear" series of songs that started with Part III on Moving Pictures released in 1981. This track incorporates ska influences into their music. The Fear Series, or as its more commonly known among Rushs fanbase, The Fear Trilogy, is a set of four songs by the band Rush. ... Moving Pictures is the eighth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Ska (pron. ...


Grace Under Pressure reached #10 on The Billboard 200 and went Platinum in the US upon its 1984 release. On the back cover is a remarkable band portrait by the photographer Yousuf Karsh. Yousuf Karsh - Self portrait Yousuf Karsh, CC (December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002) was a Canadian photographer of Armenian birth, and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time. ...


In the liner notes (in which parts are written in French), Rush included a small phrase, which states, "et toujours notre bon vielle ami--Broon." Broon was a nickname given to former Rush producer Terry Brown, who produced all of Rush's albums up from Fly By Night to their previous album, Signals. The (slightly grammatically incorrect) quote translates as "and always our good old friend"; it is a humorous thanks to the producer who helped Rush break out into the mainstream. Terry Brown may refer to: Terry Brown (record producer), record producer known most notably for his work with the Canadian rock bands Rush, Blue Rodeo, and Klaatu Terry Brown (football chairman), former chairman of West Ham United football club Terry Brown (football manager), manager of Aldershot Town football club Terry... Rush (1974) Fly by Night is the second studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in February 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Signals is the ninth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ...

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart. Alex Lifeson OC (born Alexander Zivojinovich on August 27, 1953, in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada), is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist for the rock group Rush. ... Geddy Lee OC (born Gary Lee Weinrib on July 29, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian musician best known as the vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. ... Neil Ellwood Peart (IPA: ) OC, (born September 12, 1952 in Hagersville, Ontario) is a Canadian musician and author. ...

  1. "Distant Early Warning" – 4:56
  2. "Afterimage" – 5:03
  3. "Red Sector A" – 5:09
  4. "The Enemy Within (Part I of Fear)" – 4:34
  5. "The Body Electric" – 4:59
  6. "Kid Gloves" – 4:17
  7. "red lenses" – 4:41
    • Written as "red lenses" on the lyric sheet. All lyrics for this song are written in lowercase and alternate between red and black.
  8. "Between the Wheels" – 5:44

Distant Early Warning is a song by progressive rock band Rush. ... Red Sector A is a song by Rush that chronicles The Holocaust. ... The Fear Series, or as its more commonly known among Rushs fanbase, The Fear Trilogy, is a set of four songs by the band Rush. ...

Personnel

Geddy Lee OC (born Gary Lee Weinrib on July 29, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian musician best known as the vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. ... Alex Lifeson OC (born Alexander Zivojinovich on August 27, 1953, in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada), is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist for the rock group Rush. ... Neil Ellwood Peart (IPA: ) OC, (born September 12, 1952 in Hagersville, Ontario) is a Canadian musician and author. ...

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America) Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Year Chart Position
1984 The Billboard 200 10

Singles

Cover Information
"Distant Early Warning"
  • Released:
  • Written by: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson & Neil Peart
  • Produced by: Rush and Peter Henderson
  • Chart positions: #1 US Mainstream Rock
"The Body Electric"
  • Released:
  • Written by: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson & Neil Peart
  • Produced by: Rush and Peter Henderson
  • Chart positions:
"Red Sector A"
  • Released:
  • Written by: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson & Neil Peart
  • Produced by: Rush and Peter Henderson
  • Chart positions:
"Afterimage"
  • Released:
  • Written by: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson & Neil Peart
  • Produced by: Rush and Peter Henderson
  • Chart positions:

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Instruments

In a departure from his previous Fender and Rickenbacker reliance, Geddy used a Steinberger XL-2 bass on Grace Under Pressure. This instrument can be seen in the video for Distant Early Warning, but the videos for The Body Electric and The Enemy Within show him playing the Rickenbacker. The main synthesiser he used was a PPG Wave 2.3 (also seen in the Distant Early Warning video). Neil Peart also used Simmons electronic percussion for the first time on much of the album (used on "Red Sector A" and "Red Lenses" as drums and the other tracks as additional percussion). Alex Lifeson used modified Fender Stratocaster guitars renamed as Hentor Sportscaster for most of the songs. It has been suggested that Fender Amplifier History be merged into this article or section. ... Mod revivalist band The Jams Bruce Foxton (left) on a Rickenbacker bass and Paul Weller on a Rickenbacker guitar Rickenbacker International Corporation, also known as Rickenbacker (IPA pronunciation: ) [1]), is an electric guitar manufacturer, notable for having invented the first electric guitar during the 1930s. ... Steinberger refers to a series of distinctive electric guitars and bass guitars, designed and originally manufactured by Ned Steinberger. ... Palm Products GmbH, commonly abbreviated to PPG, was a synthesizer manufacturing company. ... Simmons may refer to: People: Andrew Simmons (born 1984), wrestler Bill Simmons (born 1969), journalist & author Dan Simmons (born 1948), American writer Gene Simmons (born 1949), American musician Jean Simmons (born 1929), British actress Matthew Simmons (fl. ... “Stratocaster” redirects here. ... Hentor Sportscaster is an inexistent guitar model played by Rushs guitarist Alex Lifeson during the bands Grace Under Pressure tour. ...


Remaster Details

A remaster was issued in 1997.

  • The tray has a picture of three fingerprints, light blue, pink, and lime green (left to right) with THE RUSH REMASTERS printed in all caps just to the left. All remasters from Moving Pictures through to Hold Your Fire are like this. This is just like the cover art of Retrospective II.
  • The back is a fairly plain, off-white panel with the track titles printed as well as the production and copyright information.
  • The insert displays the cover art. When the case is opened, it shows the photo of the band from the back of the LP inside the case. The insert unfolds to show the image of the egg in the vise, which has a thin red border around it and credits the image to Deborah Samuel.
  • Also in the insert are the lyrics, similar to those included with the LP. Like with the LP, the title and lyrics to red lenses are printed completely in lowercase.
    • Some consider the title in all lower case (red lenses) to be the proper and accepted spelling.

 
 

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