Victor is the first and only solo album by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson under the name "Victor" released January 9, 1996 on Atlantic Records outside Canada and Anthem Records within Canada. The album was recorded at Lerxst Sound (Lifeson's home studio) between October 1994 and July 1995. The album reached on the Billboard 200 in 1996 and received a 1997 Juno Award nomination for Best New Group. Don’t Care" (Alex Lifeson) – 4:04. Promise" (Lifeson, Bill Bell) – 5:44.
Alex Lifeson (born Aleksandar Živojinović (of Serbian origin), in British Columbia, Canada) plays guitar, occasional bass pedals, and other incidental stringed instruments (such as mandolin) in the progressive rock band Rush. He has been a member since its creation in 1968 and is a lifelong friend of Rush bandmate Geddy Lee (the two met in junior high school). He is considered an underrated musician and "the least talked-about member in Rush" though, like bandmates Geddy Lee and Neil Peart, is a virtuoso musician in his own right with a distinctive spontaneous playing style. Victor (4) Featuring Alex Lifeson Of Rush With Edwin Of I Mother Earth - Don't Care (CD, Single, Promo).
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson's 1996 solo project Victor, his first, released a self-titled album in 1996. Victor is an odd blend of modern hard rock and swirling, programming-heavy songs. Lifeson's trademark Rush guitar style - ringing chords and sharp, brief solos - is utilized in some places, but not throughout. Guest musicians on Victor include I Mother Earth vocalist Edwin, Primus bassist Les Claypool and Lifeson's son, Adrian Zivojinovich, who contributes programming
So, why would Alex Lifeson venture out on his own to record a solo album under the title of Victor? In 1994, for the first time in their 20 year collaboration, Rush decided to take an extended break from their busy touring and recording lives. Geddy Lee and his wife were enjoying the birth of their new child while Neil Peart was recharging his optical views on the universe. However, he employs local session players, Bill Bell on guitar, bassist, Peter Cardinali and drummer, Blake Manning while adding the vocal talents of Edwin of I Mother Earth, female Canadian singer, Dalbello (who has an uncanny resemblance to Geddy Lee) and even a cameo by his wife, Charlene, rounding out the project's sound. The result is a stunning cluster of compositions that feature Lifeson stretching the boundaries of his guitar, never before witnessed in the context of a Rush song.
Legendary RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson makes a guest appearance on the track Once A Warrior, to be included on guitarist, singer and composer John Wesley‘s (SOUND OF CONTACT, FISH, STEVE ROTHERY) brand new studio album, Disconnect, due on April 1 via InsideOut Music. Read Prog Sphere’s interview with Wesley here. The Blake Cortes-directed video for the Disconnect title track can be seen below.
This is the official video for Promise from Alex Lifeson's 1996 Victor album. it is the only musical collection that never leaves my 8gig iPod. it is an amazing array of music. and I Mother Earth is one of the best bands ever. This disk displays to me who the compositional power is in RUSH. plays with meter like a kid with LEGOs
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson also made a guest appearance on the song "Like a Girl". In 1995, he guested on two tracks on Tom Cochrane's Ragged Ass Road album and then in 1996 on I Mother Earth's "Like a Girl" from the Scenery and Fish album. Rush (band) Geddy Lee Jeff Jones (musician) Neil Peart The Orbit Room. Earth, Sky, and Everything in Between. Furthermore, the band also dealt with the EMI release of Earth, Sky, and Everything in Between, an album of B-Sides and live recordings from the EMI years. Crash Karma is a Canadian alternative rock supergroup consisting of lead singer Edwin (of I Mother Earth), Mike Turner (formerly of Our Lady Peace), Jeff Burrows (of The Tea Party), and Amir Epstein of Zygote. Edwin (musician) Mike Turner (musician) Jeff Burrows Awake (Crash Karma song) Crash Karma (album).
Victor Alex Lifeson Prog Related. Victor is the band name for Alex Lifeson (the guitarist for Rush, as if anyone here doesn't already know that) and his group on his one (so far) solo album. Being one third of Rush, it means that this album bears a strong resemblance to Rush's music. Alex Lifeson's solo release is practically a mandatory purchase for serious fans of RUSH, and so long as one's expectations aren't too high, "Victor" proves to be a fun, if light-weight diversion. Know going in that the sound of this album only rarely resembles anything produced by Rush. The first song is called "I Don't Care" and it is a huge departure lyrically from a RUSH album. The words are crude in a sexual way, and I remember the flack he received on the RUSH web-site years ago about that track.
The album was primarily recorded at the famed MetalWorks Studios near Toronto - where Emmett and Lifeson felt right at home (both Triumph and Rush recorded albums there). Triumph was one of the most successful Canadian bands in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Emmett, now 63, left in 1988 and released solo material as well as jazz/flamenco music as half of Strung-Out Troubadours. LISTEN: Baylee Littrell Debuts 'Boxes'.