The "Ghost" Solo In La Villa StrangiatoA place you can hear it
Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:14 PM
I know this has been a topic of conversation here many times but I wasn't able to find if anyone has posted a place to hear it. If this is old news and everyone has heard it, or knows of a better way to hear it, or version, sorry. Like I said, it's been a while.
In an ancient interview, Alex mentions that if you listen carefully to La Villa, you can hear the original solo from the recording session "ghosted" through the recording, a solo that was replaced by the one you hear on Hemispheres. I've heard the song a million times and never heard the ghost solo and figured it was one of those things that you can only hear if you know exactly what to listen for and when. A secret I would never learn.
Well in typical RUSH fashion, when you least expect something, or thought you'd heard it all, they surprise you with something new, even in something old.
This link is to a Youtube "video" (there's no video, just a pic of Neil and the audio playing) of the isolated drum and bass tracks of La Villa but you can hear the guitar from the song playing faintly in the background.
Go to the 4:00 mark and listen for about 40 seconds, do it a couple of times and tune out the drums and focus on the faint guitar in the background, sing along to it in your head even. At 4:10 you can hear an ascending riff playing even more faintly behind the solo we know from the recording. Listening further you can hear fragmented bits and pieces for the next 30 seconds or so with another spot being at about 4:28, but at 4:33 as Alex bends that A up to B (I think) you can really hear that same ascending riff faintly behind it all.
Now this in no way is going to change your life or anything, and when it's all said and done it's not too terribly impressive, but, if you are an olde skool fan like me, and for ages have heard of this illusive creature, then this is your chance to finally hear a ghost.
Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:58 AM
Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:47 AM
Couldn't hear your ghost solo in original, but sure there from what you say. Nice post.
One of most interesting things i heard was on that Musicintheabstract rush oddity site, Alex's guitar from a concert without amplification, just the sound of raw strings. Is awesome, like hardly anything just comes alive with electricity
Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:34 AM
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:57 PM
My guess is that Alex played a throw-away solo when they were all playing that section live in the studio, and then came back in at some later point and laid down the actual solo that's on the record.
Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:02 PM
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:52 AM
Really? It's really obvious. Maybe you just didn't recognize what it was?
Edited by EagleMoon, 22 February 2017 - 06:52 AM.
Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:20 AM
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