Rush celebrated the 30th anniversary of their classic 10th studio album "Grace Under Pressure" by posting a full live performance of one of the album's singles 'Red Sector A.' Originally released April 12, 1984, the album cracked the Billboard 200 top 10, tallying Platinum sales in Canada and the U.S.
Posting to their official website on April 12 at Rush.com, the legendary Canuck prog-rockers marked the occassion with a 5:16 minute video clip of the 'Grace' track, a live staple, which derives it title from the name of the NASA launch area at Kennedy Space Center. The performance was recorded during the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees' Clockwork Angels Tour stop on Nov. 28, 2012 in Dallas, Texas at American Airlines Centre, which was the primary source of their 2013 live DVD 'Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour.'
'Grace' was recorded in Canada at Le Studio in Morin Heights, QC in late 1983 and early 1984. Arguably their darkest album, it was the band's first recording session without longtime producer Terry Brown and the first to be produced by the Toronto power trio themselves. Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson once described the album as the "most satisfying of all our records." Fans can check out the live clip at Rush.com or at Rounder Records' YouTube.com page.
Last month, Rush celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1974 self-titled debut album and will be releasing an remastered vinyl boxset reissue titled, "Rush ReDISCovered." The release date for set was recently changed from April 15 to April 29. Fans can pre order the album at Rushbackstage.com.
Did you know? Rush lyricist, drummer Neil Peart has stated that the dark lyrics on the single "Red Sector A" are partially dervied from accounts of The Holocaust by frontman Geddy Lee's mother, who was a Holocaust survivor.