Unreleased alternate version of Mission
Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:33 AM
Anyone ever heard anything about this track - apart from what Geddy states below?
“‘Mission’ is a song Peter Collins [producer on Hold Your Fire] just loved. And at some point in Britain, when we were working in it, he really wanted to do what he called The Full Monty—put orchestra and choir on it—and there’s a particular sound of an English brass band, which I guess is something he grew up with that we had no feel for, the kind of band you saw in the park on Sunday playing the gazebo. He was kind of obsessed with finding an authentic one. And he tracked one down in the north of England, and he wanted them to play on this track. We were really working hard on that record, and there was this weekend where this band was available. We were all supposed to fly up there to record them, and we just said, ‘Look, Pete, you go. You know what you want, and we’re pooped. Why don’t you go and record them? This will be a treat for you.’ And he did. And he brought it back, and he was all excited about it, of course. And we never really shared the same enthusiasm for it. And, in the end, the version of the song that we released is kind of stripped down. I don’t think we used the brass band very much. So, there is another version of that song that exists that I hope we’ll release that has The Full Monty on it.”—Geddy in Contents Under Pressure
Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:06 PM
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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:05 PM
I mean, it's more likely to be seen as an improvement than make the most hated song in Rush's discography any worse, lol.
I'd like to hear that full version of Mission.
Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:57 PM
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:32 AM
Edited by PolarizeMe, 16 October 2017 - 10:34 AM.
Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:35 AM
Wouldn't characterize the version on Sector 3 as "full monty" but the mix is different and there are strings. It's a nice change after listening to the original version of Hold Your Fire for so long and then six years ago quietly get a different version to experience.
Posted 23 October 2017 - 04:08 PM
Cant find it anywhere without having to buy the entire boxset...
Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:59 AM
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