Rush – Counterparts (1993) [Audio Fidelity ‘2013]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:59 minutes | Scans included | 1,73 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,14 GB
Audio Fidelity SACD #AFZ-152 | Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Grey at Cohearent Audio
By 1993, alternative rock had arrived in a big way, and surprisingly, Canadian veterans Rush were game, releasing their most honest and organic rock & roll record in over a decade with Counterparts. Opener “Animate” is straightforward enough, but doesn’t even hint at the guitar ferocity and lyrical angst of “Stick it Out,” a song which undoubtedly polarizes Rush fans to this day. Intellectual melodic rockers like “Cut to the Chase,” “At the Speed of Love,” and “Everyday Glory” are also present (and less shocking), but diversity continues to rule the day with Geddy Lee’s bass taking charge on the amazingly somber “Double Agent” and the giddy instrumental “Leave That Thing Alone.” Pure hard rock resurfaces on “Cold Fire,” but it is the largely acoustic “Nobody’s Hero” which provides the album’s most gripping moment with an impassioned plea for HIV consciousness and understanding.
02. Stick It Out
03. Cut to the Chase
04. Nobody’s Here
05. Between Sun & Moon
06. Alien Shore
07. The Speed of Love
08. Double Agent
09. Leave That Thing Alone
10. Cold Fire
11. Everyday Glory
Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Grey at Cohearent Audio.