Clockwork Angels

RushJune 8, 2012
Classic Rock℗ 2012 T.Y.S., Inc.
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Clockwork Angels is the nineteenth and final studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released on 8 June 2012 on Anthem Records. During their year-and-a-half break following their Snakes & Arrows Tour, the group decided to write a new studio album. The album was recorded in April 2010 at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee and from October to December 2011 at Revolution Recording in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Two songs that would eventually appear on the album, "Caravan" and "BU2B", were released to radio stations and made available as a digital download on 1 June 2010. Following the release of these two songs, the band embarked on the Time Machine Tour, with "Caravan" and "BU2B" included in the set list. Clockwork Angels was completed following this tour. The album's second single, titled "Headlong Flight", was released on 19 April 2012. The album's third single, "The Wreckers", was released on 25 July 2012. On 20 February 2013, "The Anarchist" was released as the fourth and final single. A 10" picture disc version of the song "The Garden" was released as part of the 2013 Record Store Day Black Friday sale, limited to 3,000 copies.

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Caravan5:39
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BU2B5:10
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Clockwork Angels7:31
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The Anarchist6:51
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Carnies4:51
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Halo Effect3:13
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Seven Cities Of Gold6:32
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The Wreckers5:01
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Headlong Flight7:20
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BU2B21:27
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Wish Them Well5:25
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The Garden6:59
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Total length
1:06:05
Tracks
12
Released
June 8, 2012
Label
℗ 2012 T.Y.S., Inc.
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
Snakes Arrows is the eighteenth full-length studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush. It was released on May 1, 2007.On March 12, 2007, the band unveiled a new website at the official Rush website, primarily to promote the album. The first single from the album, "Far Cry", was posted as on-demand streaming audio on this site at that time. The band also announced that the single was being released to North American radio stations. On May 8, 2007, the band announced the release of a video for "Far Cry", and on June 1, 2007, "Spindrift" was released to radio stations as the album's official second single. In promotion of Snakes Arrows, Rush kicked off their planned intercontinental tour on June 13, 2007 in Atlanta Georgia, which is set to run through October and cover most of North America and Europe. The third single for the album, "The Larger Bowl" was released in late July to North American radio where it has been positioned within the top 30 of the Mainstream Rock and Media Base Mainstream charts.The album debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 93,000 copies in its first week. These figures only reflect sales of the CD version of the album, and do not include the MVI or LP versions.Writing for Snakes Arrows began in January 2006 with bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson working at their home studio in Toronto. The pair began the writing process by jamming, which gradually molded their ideas into completed pieces. During this process, drummer Neil Peart wrote preliminary lyrics for the songs – a creative method the band has employed frequently on their earlier works. Peart, originally from the Toronto area, has lived in Southern California since 2000. To continue working with his bandmates for the new album, he commuted to Ontario and New York throughout the writing and recording phases. When Peart was in California, the band occasionally collaborated over the Internet.By March 2006, rough versions of six songs had been completed. The three band members met in Quebec to listen to the material recorded thus far. In May 2006, they refined the songs in a small professional studio in Toronto. After the first six songs were recorded, the band set out to write and record additional songs in September.American producer Nick Raskulinecz, famous for his work with the Foo Fighters, was hired to assist the band in producing the album. Raskulinecz, a self-proclaimed fan of the band, reportedly encouraged the band members to explore the limits of their renowned talents and enthusiastically encouraged the band to incorporate the complex rhythmic and melodic patterns that characterized their earlier works. For the engineering of the album, Raskulinecz used vintage microphones for several applications. The final mix of the album was recorded at Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York; mixed by Richard Chycki at Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles, California; engineered by Richard Chycki; and mastered by Brian Gardner.Neil Peart's customary essay on the writing and recording of the album, called The Game of Snakes and Arrows, has been released on the Rush website.Peart, the band's primary lyricist, has stated the lyrical theme of the album is based on his personal reflections on faith, inspired by his motorcycle journeys through North America. Many of the experiences mentioned in the lyrics of Snakes Arrows evolved from Peart's memoirs from his most recent book: Roadshow: Landscape With Drums, A Concert Tour By Motorcycle.According to Lifeson, musical themes for the album were written and developed using acoustic guitars to work out the major parts. These parts were ultimately recorded using acoustic or electric guitars, or other instruments. Lifeson found that writing the songs on acoustic guitars provided a certain purity, assisting him in conceiving the instrumental parts. Both he and Lee used this as an alternative to more traditional methods of song development, which saw the use of...
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