In the annuls of Rush history, Presto feels like one of a couple of forgotten albums. It drops right in between what many consider the end of the keyboard era and the start of the return to a more straight approach to rock music. However, the keyboards are not absent on Presto and in fact work really well and help elevate this album to being one of the band’s best.
Presto, released in 1989, is Rush’s 12th studio album and eighth to receive the expensive (at least to the buyer) re-mastered treatment – available this week. It’s the fourth release in the Super Audio CD format by Audio Fidelity. It’s also the third Rush studio album recorded in the DDD format – digital recording, digital mixing and digital transfer. It’s hard to argue a case for an overhaul but it worked well with Counterparts and Hemispheres
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