According to the RUSH fan site RushIsABand.com, Audio Fidelity will release an SACD (Super Audio CD) version of RUSH‘s 1993 album “Counterparts” in December, as well as an SACD of YES‘ “Close To The Edge” LP. These will be the company’s first SACD releases in over 10 years.
“Counterparts” is RUSH‘s fifteenth studio album. It became the band’s highest-charting album in the U.S., peaking at No. 2 on The Billboard 200.
The lyrics of “Counterparts” continue the trends of “Roll The Bones”, with dark and emotional themes being the primary focus. Some songs are “heavy”-sounding tracks like “Animate” and “Stick it Out”, which topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks for four weeks in late 1993, becoming the band’s fifth single to do so. “Leave That Thing Alone” earned a Grammy nomination for “Best Instrumental”.