Rush release Hold Your Fire
Hold Your Fire is the 12th studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in the fall of 1987.
The album was recorded at The Manor Studio in Oxfordshire, Ridge Farm Studio in Surrey, Air Studios in Montserrat and at McClear Place in Toronto.
In terms of songwriting, Rush continued to explore new territory with Hold Your Fire. The song “Tai Shan”, for example, has significant Eastern influences, and is a reference to Mount Tai, in the Shandong province. 'Til Tuesday bassist and vocalist Aimee Mann contributed the first vocals from an artist outside of Rush to "Time Stand Still" (she also appears in the Zbigniew Rybczyński-directed video for the song).
Hold Your Fire stalled at #13 (the first time a Rush studio album failed to reach the Top 10 since 1978's Hemispheres) and sold a million copies according to the band's then-label Mercury Records. However, the American RIAA has the album listed at Gold.