If you ask people which Rush album was the one that started their life-long adoration of the band, i’d likely be 2112. Of course, there are those that found them before that album, but I wonder as to how many. I missed their first album, and came in the the tail end of their third, just a short bit before 2112. But it was 2112 that I loved, with Caress of Steel coming in a very close second. And to think that it’s 40 years old!
On December 16, Mercury Records will release a remastered and expanded 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of 2112 called 2112 40th. And filled with riches worthy of the lyrics of a Rush tune.
There will be three variations of 2112 that will include a 2CD/1DVD Deluxe set, a massive all-inclusive Super Deluxe Edition, DD, and a 200g-weight 3LP set.
The 2CD and DVD Deluxe Edition will provide the original album with 2015 remastering found on the first CD. The second CD will offer rare material from the album’s period including live performance tracks, and some previously unreleased songs from the period. The DVD will provide a video of a full 1976 concert from their show at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ. Also found on the DVD will be a new interview with Alex Lifeson, and their long-time engineer and producer, Terry Brown. there are other segments included as well.
The 3LP vinyl set will offer not only the etched art found on the 2015 vinyl edition, but will also include an exclusive Starman turntable mat.
The Super Deluxe Edition will provide the 2CDs, the DVD, and the 3LP vinyl package in one purchase. Also included in that huge set will be two 12″x 12″ lithographs, a reprint of a show program (Massey Hall), three buttons (one with each band member), and with the first 1000 pre-orders, a bonus 7″ ‘big hole’ vinyl single of “The Twilight Zone” b/w “Lessons”. As an extra bonus, a newly designed 45 adapter ring will be included. All of the sets will be housed in a velvet lined box.
The included book will have more photos, new liner notes, and more additional greatness.
2112 (40th Anniversary Edition) – Rush
CD1: (Original Album Newly Remastered by Abbey Road Studios)
01 – 2112
II THE TEMPLES OF SYRINX
V ORACLE: THE DREAM
VII GRAND FINALE
02 – A PASSAGE TO BANGKOK
03 – THE TWILIGHT ZONE
04 – LESSONS
05 – TEARS
06 – SOMETHING FOR NOTHING
CD2: (Bonus Tracks)
01 – SOLAR FEDERATION
02 – OVERTURE – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Nick Raskulinecz
03 – A PASSAGE TO BANGKOK – Billy Talent
04 – THE TWILIGHT ZONE – Steven Wilson
04 – TEARS – Alice In Chains
05 – SOMETHING FOR NOTHING – Jacob Moon
06 – 2112 – Live at Massey Hall 1976 Outtake
07 – SOMETHING FOR NOTHING – Live at Massey Hall 1976 Outtake
08 – THE TWILIGHT ZONE – Live 1977 Contraband
09 – 2112 1976 RADIO AD
DVD (Live at Capitol Theatre 1976):
01 – BASTILLE DAY
02 – ANTHEM
03 – LAKESIDE PARK
04 – 2112
05 – FLY BY NIGHT
06 – IN THE MOOD
07 – OVERTURE: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Nick Raskulinecz
08 – A PASSAGE TO BANGKOK: Behind The Scenes with Billy Talent
09 – 2112 – 40 YEARS CLOSER: A Q&A with Alex Lifeson and Terry Brown