Presto is the thirteenth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). The album was recorded at Le Studio in Morin Heights and at McClear Place in Toronto. It was the band's first album with their new international label Atlantic Records which the band signed to in early 1989 after deciding not to renew its contract with Mercury/PolyGram Records.
The band had intended to co-produce the album with Peter Collins, who had produced the previous two studio albums, Power Windows and Hold Your Fire; however, he reluctantly declined the offer for personal reasons. An objective ear was found in producer Rupert Hine.
All singles released from the album ("Show Don't Tell", "The Pass", "Superconductor") charted, with "Show Don't Tell" hitting #1 on the Album Rock Tracks chart. The album itself charted at #16 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and sales of Presto earned the band a gold record (sales in excess of 500,000 copies) in the U.S., and Platinum in Canada.
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