A while back, I re-mixed One Little Victory and Earthshine from Rush’s 2002 release ‘Vapor Trails’ to be included on their 2009 release ‘Retrospective 3’. The re-mixes were very well-received so the band has decided to let me move ahead and re-mix the remainder of the CD.
To put rumors to rest, there was no re-recording or performance correction done on the first two tracks and that will continue for the remainder of the CD. The reason ‘new’ details may seem to have appeared in those songs is due to the fact that I listened to the multitracks and interpreted the mix structure without first analysing the original [deliberately] — so tracks either muted or turned down in the original mixes may shine through differently (the acoustic guitars in Earthshine might be a good example of this). As well, the same technical tweaks will continue for the remaining songs and I still will not have a buss limiter on the mix set to stun.
In any case, both the band and I are really excited to re-visit Vapor Trails and hope you’ll all enjoy the re-mix.
Hmmm … a lot of ‘re-‘ going on in this blog posting.
Enjoy your day and be well,