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Sonic Elements XYZ - A Tribute To Rush (featuring Neil Peart Drums)
Listen to Sonic Reality's Neil Peart Drums in action and put to the test! The first music release from the Sonic Reality progressive rock project known as "Sonic Elements", XYZ - A Tribute To Rush is what you might call a "fantasy band" tribute in that it features drum tracks performed by Neil Peart, the legendary drummer and lyricist of Rush, which come from Sonic Reality's Neil Peart Drums sample sessions along with new performances from modern and classic rock artists such as Rik Emmett (Triumph), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Billy Sherwood (Yes, Circa), Alastair Greene (Alan Parsons Live Project), Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance), Matt Dorsey (Simon Collins) and Sonic Reality's founder Dave Kerzner (Kevin Gilbert, Simon Collins). XYZ is a music EP available on pre-order and downloadable from esoundz.com on 4-21-12 and after. The download comes as both high resolution mp3 and full resolution 16 bit 44.1 wave files, both formats can be downloaded at no additional charge. Additionally a limited run of CDs is available for those that want to buy it on a physical disc. It features a combination of creative covers of songs from the classic Rush album "Moving Pictures" plus bonus material written by Billy Sherwood and Dave Kerzner featuring Neil Peart Drums in a different musical context with a tip of the hat to their other progressive rock influences such as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd and more!
XYZ - A Tribute To Rush (featuring Neil Peart Drums)
1. Tom Sawyer
Vocals, Guitar - John WesleyKeyboards - Dave KerznerBass - Billy SherwoodDrums - Neil Peart Drums by Sonic Reality 2. Red Barchetta (featuring Rik Emmett)
Vocals, Guitar - Rik EmmettKeyboards - Dave KerznerBass - Matt Dorsey Drums - Neil Peart Drums by Sonic Reality3. YYZ Guitar, Bass - Billy SherwoodGuitar - Alastair GreeneKeyboards - Dave KerznerDrums - Neil Peart Drums by Sonic Reality
Vocals - Randy McStineGuitars - John WesleyKeyboards - Dave KerznerBass - Billy SherwoodDrums - Neil Peart Drums by Sonic Reality5. Trifecta (Bonus Track)Guitars, Bass - Billy SherwoodKeyboards - Dave KerznerDrums - Neil Peart Drums by Sonic Reality6. Times Gone (Pre-Order Only Bonus Track)Guitars, Bass - Billy SherwoodKeyboards - Dave KerznerDrums - Neil Peart Drums by Sonic Reality
Produced and mixed by Dave Kerzner
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen, Lurssen MasteringAssistant engineer Ryan HaftNeil Peart's drum performance recorded by Nick Raskulinecz at The Drum ChannelRik Emmett's performance recorded by Mike Shotton in TorontoJohn Wesley, Billy Sherwood, Matt Dorsey and Randy McStine recorded remotelyAdditional guitars for Red Barchetta - John Wesley, Randy McStineSampleMoog Taurus bass for Red Barchetta - Mike ShottonAdditional bass for Red Barchetta - Billy SherwoodAll songs by Rush except 5, 6 written by Billy Sherwood & Dave Kerzner
Special Thanks to: Neil Peart, Nick Raskulinecz, Andy Curran, Pegi Cecconi, Bob Farmer and everyone at Anthem, Don Lombardi and everyone at The Drum Channel and DW®, Ocean Way To Go for amazing mics and gear, Rik Emmett, Rick Wharton and Mike Shotton for bringing in the Canadian classic rock element, Gavin Lurssen, Nikki and everyone at Lurssen Mastering, John Wesley for being our guitar hero, Billy Sherwood for putting in 110% on collaborations and performance, Randy McStine for stepping into the limelight, Matt Dorsey, Alastair Greene, Ryan Haft, Allan Gabay, Erik Norlander, Simeon Spiegel, Lorne Wheaton, Jeff Brown, IK Multimedia, Allen Mackenroth, Erik Neilson, John Mason, Amber Tidwell and everyone at Sonic Reality, Andy Olson, Rush is a Band, Power Windows, The Rush Forum and everyone the Rush fan sites, Alex, Geddy and Neil Peart again!You can follow the Sonic Elements project on FacebookWatch video interviews and more on YouTubeListen to work in progress audio clips and outtakes on Sound Cloud
Check out an in depth interview with Sonic Reality CEO, Dave Kerzner about Neil Peart Drums
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