Sunday 6/26/22 5pm ET: Feature LP: Rush – Hold Your Fire (1987)

Hold Your Fire is the twelfth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released on September 8, 1987. It was recorded at The Manor Studio in Oxfordshire, Ridge Farm Studio in Surrey, Air Studios in Montserrat and McClear Place in Toronto. Hold Your Fire was the last Rush studio album released outside Canada by PolyGram/Mercury. ‘Til Tuesday bassist and vocalist Aimee Mann contributed vocals to “Time Stand Still”, appearing in the Zbigniew Rybczyński-directed video.

The album was not as commercially successful as most of the band’s releases of the 1980s, peaking at number 13 on the Billboard charts, the lowest chart peak for a Rush album since 1978’s Hemispheres. However, it was eventually certified Gold by the RCAA.

1. “Force Ten” 4:31
2. “Time Stand Still” 5:09
3. “Open Secrets” 5:38
4. “Second Nature” 4:36
5. “Prime Mover” 5:19
6. “Lock and Key” 5:09
7. “Mission” 5:16
8. “Turn the Page” 4:55
9. “Tai Shan” 4:17
10. “High Water” 5:33