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Old 8th May 2013
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Rush: Vapor Trails

Hello Howie,

Would love for you to describe the challenges you may have had dealing with Rush's 2002 release, Vapor Trails.

There was a bit of controversy at the time Vapor Trails was released over the sound quality of the album.

I remember reading some interviews with the members of Rush at the time. From what I recall, Geddy and Alex had decided to do some degree of the recording for this album on their own. After the fact they admitted that they were not experienced enough and in some cases yielded poor recordings, distortion, etc. Supposedly some of the recordings were redone before the mix, but some were not.

Can you recall how you felt about the final mixes of Vapor Trails you were handed and how you went about dealing with them?

Would be interested in hearing about anything you might remember regarding Vapor Trails.

Thank you.