Rush: Presto

On November 21, 1989, “Anthem Records” label released “Presto”, the thirteenth Rush studio album. It was recorded June – August 1989, at “Le Studio” in Morin Heights, Quebec, “McClear Place” in Toronto, Ontario, and was produced by  Rupert Hine, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart and Geddy Lee. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”.

Personnel:

  • Alex Lifeson – acoustic and electric guitars, arrangement
  • Geddy Lee– vocals, bass guitar, synthesizers, arrangement
  • Neil Peart– drums, electronic percussion, arrangement
  • Rupert Hine– additional keyboards, backing vocals, arrangement
  • Jason Sniderman– additional keyboards
  • Stephen W. Tayler– engineer, mixing
  • Simon Pressey, Jaques Deveau, Rick Anderson – recording assistant
  • Matt Howe – mixing assistant
  • Everett Ravenstein – pre-production engineer assistant
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Hugh Syme– art direction
  • Scarpati – photography
  • Andrew MacNaughtan – portraits

Track listing:

All lyrics by Neil Peart, all music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.

  1. Show Don’t Tell
  2. Chain Lightning
  3. The Pass
  4. War paint
  5. Scars
  6. Presto
  7. Superconductor
  8. Anagram (For Mongo)
  9. Red Tide
  10. Hand Over Fist
  11. Available Light

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