Rush - Presto (1989) [Audio Fidelity '2014] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

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Rush - Presto (1989) [Audio Fidelity '2014] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Rush - Presto (1989) [Audio Fidelity '2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 52:15 minutes | Scans included | 1,55 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,21 GB
Audio Fidelity SACD #AFZ-182 | Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Grey at Cohearent Audio

Throughout their career, Rush have always been a band that you could count on to push the boundaries of what rock was capable of, and their discography contains a laundry list of ambitious albums that helped to bring prog to a wider audience. Having said that, Presto is not one of those albums. On this return to a more guitar-oriented sound after the synth period that dominated the '80s, the bandmembers emerge from the electronic fog and try to reorient themselves to once again working with their more traditional setup. While none of the songs here are out-and-out terrible, listening to the album definitely gives you the sense that things just aren't quite clicking, as if the band is just a little bit rusty after stepping away from this kind of songwriting for nearly a decade. This makes Presto a perfectly workmanlike album from a band that made a name for itself with its creativity, containing all the ingredients of a Rush album minus the sense of ambition and fun that ran through the veins of the group's earlier work. And though this isn't an album you necessarily need to run from, a brisk walk to their work from the '70s is advisable.


01. Show Don't Tell
02. Chain Lightning
03. The Pass
04. War Paint
05. Scars
06. Presto
07. Superconductor
08. Anagram (for Mongo)
09. Red Tide
10. Hand Over Fist
11. Available Light

Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.

foobar2000 1.3.3 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

Analyzed: RUSH / PRESTO

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR14 -6.74 dB -23.32 dB 5:01 01-Show Don't Tell
DR15 -5.72 dB -23.93 dB 4:33 02-Chain Lightning
DR14 -7.03 dB -23.62 dB 4:51 03-The Pass
DR15 -5.54 dB -23.23 dB 5:24 04-War Paint
DR15 -7.71 dB -25.12 dB 4:07 05-Scars
DR14 -5.86 dB -24.15 dB 5:46 06-Presto
DR14 -5.55 dB -22.63 dB 4:48 07-Superconductor
DR15 -6.31 dB -23.83 dB 4:00 08-Anagram (for Mongo)
DR14 -6.12 dB -23.59 dB 4:30 09-Red Tide
DR16 -6.08 dB -24.07 dB 4:11 10-Hand Over Fist
DR14 -6.23 dB -24.06 dB 5:04 11-Available Light

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR15

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

Thanks to PS³SACD!
Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 2,09 GB