XYZ - Charity Edition (Dedicated to Neil Peart)

by Dave Kerzner & Sonic Elements

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FOR THESE 5 BONUS ORIGINAL TRACKS FROM THE XYZ TRIBUTE ALBUM BY DAVE KERZNER, BILLY SHERWOOD, GLASS HAMMER, DISTRICT 97 AND IN CONTINUUM, ALL OF THE PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO THE GORD DOWNIE BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION IN HONOR OF NEIL PEART.

*This applies to when these songs are purchased individually for download only from the Sonic Elements Bandcamp page OR when the entire XYZ Charity Edition album is purchased on the Sonic Elements Bandcamp. Additionally, it is possible to enter a larger amount for purchase than $5. so anything paid for this album over $5 will also be added to our donation for Neil at donate.sunnybrook.ca/gord

This is a Special Edition Re-release of 2012's Sonic Elements Tribute To Rush called "XYZ" (with the "X" standing for us, the musicians inspired by Rush and our collaboration with Neil's drums via Sonic Reality's Neil Peart Drums groove libraries).

This limited time Charity Edition includes 5 bonus original songs from a variety of modern artists inspired by Rush and Neil Peart.

For the re-release of Sonic Elements' full XYZ - A Tribute To Rush visit sonicelements.bandcamp.com/album/xyz-a-tribute-to-rush-special-edition

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released January 12, 2020

Sonic Elements
XYZ - Charity Edition Dedicated to Neil Peart

1. Trifecta (Bonus Track by Billy Sherwood & Dave Kerzner)
Guitars, Bass - Billy Sherwood

Keyboards - Dave Kerzner

Drums - Neil Peart Drums by Sonic Reality

2. Times Gone (Bonus Track by Billy Sherwood & Dave Kerzner)


Guitars, Bass - Billy Sherwood

Keyboards - Dave Kerzner

Drums - Neil Peart Drums by Sonic Reality

3. I Can't Take You With Me (Bonus Track by District 97)
Vocals - Leslie Hunt
Drums - Jonathan Schang
Keyboards - Rob Clearfield
Bass - Patrick Mulcahy
Guitars - Jim Tashjian

4. The Impulsive Type (Bonus Track by Glass Hammer)
Vocals, Guitar - Carl Groves
Keyboards - Fred Schendel
Bass - Steve Babb
Guitar - Kamran Alan Shikoh

5. Man Unkind (Bonus Track by In Continuum)
Vocals, Keyboards - Dave Kerzner
Guitars - Randy McStine
Guitars - Fernando Perdomo
Bass - Matt Dorsey
Drums - Marco Minnemann
Electric Violin - Joe Deninzon
Violin & Viola - Kaitlin Wolfberg
Cello - Ruti Celli




All songs produced and mixed by Dave Kerzner (except tracks 3 and 4)
Track 3 Produced by Jonathan Schang and District 97
Track 4 Produced and mixed by Steve Babb and Fred Schendel
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen, Lurssen Mastering
 (tracks 1-2 only)
Assistant engineer Ryan Haft
 (tracks 1-2 only)
Neil Peart's drum performance recorded by Nick Raskulinecz

Tracks 1 and 2 written by Billy Sherwood & Dave Kerzner, track 3 written by Jonathan Schang, track 4 Written by Fred Schendel, Steve Babb and Kamran Alan Shikoh, track 5 written by Dave Kerzner & Kelly Nordstrom

Note: Neil Peart's drum performances are included on this album via his sample library "Neil Peart Drums" by Sonic Reality which is available from www.esoundz.com , www.sonicreality.com and www.ikmultimedia.com Any musician who purchases Neil Peart Drums can use his actual drum performances recorded by Rush producer Nick Raskulinecz in their own music, whether it's a cover of a Rush song or their own original song (as long as their original song does not include melodies from a Rush song and as long as it is properly credited to Neil Peart Drums by Sonic Reality).

Special Thanks to: Neil Peart, Jonathan Schang and District 97, Steve Babb & Glass Hammer, John Wesley, Billy Sherwood, Matt Dorsey, Randy McStine, Francis Dunnery, Marco Minnemann, Joe Deninzon, Ruti Celli, Kaitlin Wolfberg, Fernando Perdomo, Alastair Greene, 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, Reuben Cohen and everyone at Lurssen Mastering, IK Multimedia, Allen Mackenroth, Erik Nielson, 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 lots of love to all of Neil Peart's family, friends and fans.

This album is dedicated to Neil.

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Dave Kerzner & Sonic Elements Miami, Florida

Dave Kerzner, of the band "Sound of Contact", has a variety of Progressive Rock projects including his work as a solo artist. Dave's “Sonic Elements” project uses sounds from his company Sonic Reality and features iconic guests like Steve Hackett (Genesis), Keith Emerson (ELP), Billy Sherwood (Yes), Francis Dunnery (It Bites), with SR drums from Neil Peart, Nick Mason... ... more

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Track Name: Glass Hammer - The Impulsive Type (by Glass Hammer)
Through the fields he ran on a sunny day
Through the woods he jogged along his weary way
Toward the battle line he charged straight into the fray
They say he was the impulsive type
 
It never occurred to him to factor his momentum
There was no time to think of anything
For the plunge was everything
Yes the plunge was everything
The act of acceleration, blunt force trauma, max velocity
 
He was poetry in motion
Or a blur if you weren't paying attention
There aren't many left of his kind
We'll just wait at the finish line
Though he's likely not to stop
No he's likely not to stop
 
Through the fields he ran on a sunny day
They say he is the impulsive type
He plunged like a bayonet into life's yielding flesh
“Full steam ahead” the clichéd mantra of his kind
They erupt with speed but they burn out fast
As gravity prevails
They're slowing down, all grows quiet
No Homeric-hymn for this Hermes
His deeds too few to reckon

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