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* MinimalisticCoverArt: It is a simple red cover with 3 red shiny balls. Originally, [[http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/images/albums/sectors/sector3-holdyourfire-1.jpg this]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was supposed to be]] the cover.

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* MinimalisticCoverArt: It is a simple red cover with 3 red shiny balls. Originally, [[http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/images/albums/sectors/sector3-holdyourfire-1.jpg this]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was supposed to be]] the cover. (It was included in the liner notes instead.)

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* CanonDiscontinuity: They don't really acknowledge "Tai Shan" very much. Geddy even stated that recording it felt like a mistake because of how personal the subject was to Neil. Geddy and Alex are both on record stating that Tai Shan is their least favorite Rush song.


''Hold Your Fire'' is the twelveth studio album by Music/{{Rush}}, released in 1987. The last of the "synth-era" albums, it continues with the production style of ''Music/{{Power Windows}}''. It also marked the only time Rush did a duet with another singer, Aimee Mann from 'Til Tuesday is featured on "Time Stand Still". The lyrics deal with the themes of time, experiences, communication, and instinct.

Fan and critc reception was mixed at the time, saying that there was too much of the keyboards and not enough of the rocking; although reception has improved over time, praising the lyrics and songwriting. The complicated rig setups in the live setting as result of their "synth-era" songs lead to the band to tone down the keyboards for their next opus, ''Music/{{Presto}}''. The ''Hold Your Fire'' tour was documented on the 1989 live album/concert film ''A Show Of Hands''.

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''Hold Your Fire'' is the twelveth twelfth studio album by Music/{{Rush}}, released in 1987. The last of the "synth-era" albums, it continues with the production style of ''Music/{{Power Windows}}''. It also marked the only time Rush did a duet with another singer, singer; Aimee Mann from 'Til Tuesday is featured on in "Time Stand Still". The lyrics deal with the themes of time, experiences, communication, and instinct.

Fan and critc critic reception was mixed at the time, saying that there was too much of the keyboards and not enough of the rocking; although reception has improved over time, praising the lyrics and songwriting. The complicated rig setups in the live setting as result of their "synth-era" songs lead to led the band to tone down the keyboards for their next opus, ''Music/{{Presto}}''. The ''Hold Your Fire'' tour was documented on the 1989 live album/concert film ''A Show Of Hands''.


'''''Hold Your Fire''''' is the twelveth studio album by Music/{{Rush}}, released in 1987. The last of the "synth-era" albums, it continues with the production style of ''Music/{{Power Windows}}''. It also marked the only time Rush did a duet with another singer, Aimee Mann from 'Til Tuesday is featured on "Time Stand Still". The lyrics deal with the themes of time, experiences, communication, and instinct.

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'''''Hold ''Hold Your Fire''''' Fire'' is the twelveth studio album by Music/{{Rush}}, released in 1987. The last of the "synth-era" albums, it continues with the production style of ''Music/{{Power Windows}}''. It also marked the only time Rush did a duet with another singer, Aimee Mann from 'Til Tuesday is featured on "Time Stand Still". The lyrics deal with the themes of time, experiences, communication, and instinct.

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* SpecialGuest: Aimee Mann on "Time Stand Still".


* AchievementsInIgnorance: The quick timbali triplet fills Neil plays at the beginning of "Time Stand Still" were inspired by a similar fill in a Genesis song. Later, he worked with the same engineer as that Genesis record and was told that the fill he was inspired by was recorded with the tape slowed down.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: The quick timbali triplet fills Neil plays at the beginning of "Time Stand Still" were inspired by a similar fill in a Genesis song. Later, he worked with the same engineer as that Genesis record and was told that the fill he was inspired by was recorded ''recorded with the tape slowed down.down''.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: The quick timbali triplet fills Neil plays at the beginning of "Time Stand Still" were inspired by a similar fill in a Genesis song. Later, he worked with the same engineer as that Genesis record and was told that the fill he was inspired by was recorded with the tape slowed down.

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'''''Hold Your Fire''''' is the twelveth studio album by Music/{{Rush}}, released in 1987. The last of the "synth-era" albums, it continues with the production style of Music/{{Power Windows}}. It also marked the only time Rush did a duet with another singer, Aimee Mann from 'Til Tuesday is featured on "Time Stand Still". The lyrics deal with the themes of time, experiences, communication, and instinct.

Fan and critc reception was mixed at the time, saying that there was too much of the keyboards and not enough of the rocking; although reception has improved over time, praising the lyrics and songwriting. The complicated rig setups in the live setting as result of their "synth-era" songs lead to the band to tone down the keyboards for their next opus, Music/{{Presto}}. The ''Hold Your Fire'' tour was documented on the 1989 live album/concert film ''A Show Of Hands''.

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'''''Hold Your Fire''''' is the twelveth studio album by Music/{{Rush}}, released in 1987. The last of the "synth-era" albums, it continues with the production style of Music/{{Power Windows}}.''Music/{{Power Windows}}''. It also marked the only time Rush did a duet with another singer, Aimee Mann from 'Til Tuesday is featured on "Time Stand Still". The lyrics deal with the themes of time, experiences, communication, and instinct.

Fan and critc reception was mixed at the time, saying that there was too much of the keyboards and not enough of the rocking; although reception has improved over time, praising the lyrics and songwriting. The complicated rig setups in the live setting as result of their "synth-era" songs lead to the band to tone down the keyboards for their next opus, Music/{{Presto}}.''Music/{{Presto}}''. The ''Hold Your Fire'' tour was documented on the 1989 live album/concert film ''A Show Of Hands''.


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[[caption-width-right:350:What does the cover have to do with holding your fire?]]



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-->''Keep it burning bright''


* LighterAndSofter

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* LighterAndSofterLighterAndSofter: One of the more mellow albums in Rush's discography.


Fan and critc reception was mixed at the time, saying that there was too much of the keyboards and not enough of the rocking; although reception has improved over time, praising the lyrics and songswriting. The complicated rig setups in the live setting as result of their "synth-era" songs lead to the band to tone down the keyboards for their next opus, Music/{{Presto}}. The ''Hold Your Fire'' tour was documented on the 1989 live album/concert film ''A Show Of Hands''.

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Fan and critc reception was mixed at the time, saying that there was too much of the keyboards and not enough of the rocking; although reception has improved over time, praising the lyrics and songswriting.songwriting. The complicated rig setups in the live setting as result of their "synth-era" songs lead to the band to tone down the keyboards for their next opus, Music/{{Presto}}. The ''Hold Your Fire'' tour was documented on the 1989 live album/concert film ''A Show Of Hands''.


* Minimalistic Cover Art: It is a simple red cover with 3 red shiny balls. Originally, [[http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/images/albums/sectors/sector3-holdyourfire-1.jpg this]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was supposed to be]] the cover.

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* Minimalistic Cover Art: MinimalisticCoverArt: It is a simple red cover with 3 red shiny balls. Originally, [[http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/images/albums/sectors/sector3-holdyourfire-1.jpg this]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was supposed to be]] the cover.



* Self-Backing Vocalist: On "Force Ten".

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* Self-Backing Vocalist: SelfBackingVocalist: On "Force Ten".

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[[caption-width-right:350:What does the cover have to do with holding your fire?]]

'''''Hold Your Fire''''' is the twelveth studio album by Music/{{Rush}}, released in 1987. The last of the "synth-era" albums, it continues with the production style of Music/{{Power Windows}}. It also marked the only time Rush did a duet with another singer, Aimee Mann from 'Til Tuesday is featured on "Time Stand Still". The lyrics deal with the themes of time, experiences, communication, and instinct.

Fan and critc reception was mixed at the time, saying that there was too much of the keyboards and not enough of the rocking; although reception has improved over time, praising the lyrics and songswriting. The complicated rig setups in the live setting as result of their "synth-era" songs lead to the band to tone down the keyboards for their next opus, Music/{{Presto}}. The ''Hold Your Fire'' tour was documented on the 1989 live album/concert film ''A Show Of Hands''.

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!! Tracklist:

# "Force Ten"
# "Time Stand Still"
# "Open Secrets"
# "Second Nature"
# "Prime Mover"
# "Lock And Key"
# "Mission"
# "Turn The Page"
# "Tai Shan"
# "High Water"

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!!Principal Members:

* Geddy Lee - lead vocals, bass, synthesizer
* Alex Lifeson - guitar
* Neil Peart - drums, percussion
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!! Turn The Tropes
* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Hold Your Fire'' takes its title from the opening lyrics of "Mission".
* LighterAndSofter
* Minimalistic Cover Art: It is a simple red cover with 3 red shiny balls. Originally, [[http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/images/albums/sectors/sector3-holdyourfire-1.jpg this]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was supposed to be]] the cover.
* OneWordTitle: "Mission".
* Self-Backing Vocalist: On "Force Ten".
* TimeStandsStill: It's "Time Stand Still", as in asking for time to stand still.
* VocalTagTeam: Geddy Lee and Aimee Mann on "Time Stand Still".
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-->''Keep it burning bright''
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