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Upcoming 3CD/4LP/1BD-Audio 40th Anniversary Edition of Rush Classic, A Farewell To King

Rush has had no lack of fans over the course of their long-running tenure. With nary a change in personnel, or a disruption in creativity, Rush has maintained a solid fanbase. During their heights, they sold several million copies of 2112, and four million units of Moving Pictures. Rush sold platinum through 1991 with Roll The Bones. Even afterwards, during a period of drastic change and interest, Rush never sold below Gold status, their last being Clockwork Angels from 2012. But it was officially A Farewell To Kings that gave them the legitimate push into Top40 radio with the release and acceptance of “Closer To The Heart”.

On December 1, the band celebrates the 40th anniversary of A Farewell To Kings with a massive and lavish edition of a Super Deluxe Edition Box of the classic album.

The SDE Box will provide 3CDs (original album with 2015 remaster, and a complete show from the Dec , a high resolution 5.1 Surround and a Stereo set of mixes by Steven Wilson on a BD-Audio disc (and three videos), 4LPs of high quality 180g-weight vinyl (and an included DD rights card). The beautifully redesigned cover on the box and more bonuses inside include a unique Kings Ring held within a custom velvet pouch, a richly designed book with photos, a massive essay, notes, credits, memorabilia, two newly designed lithographs, three baseball cards, a 12″ turntable mat, and a replica A Farewell To Kings tour program.

But if all of that definiteness is too rich for you because you’re not THAT great a fan, or you simply refuse to spend that kind of money, then here are several other configurations of this new set.

There will be a three CD set that will contain the same content found on the 3CDs within the SDE. There is also a separately available 4LP set. And as usual, there is DD availability.

A Farewell To Kings (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) – Rush

CD1 (Original Album):

01 – A Farewell To Kings
02 – Xanadu
03 – Closer To The Heart
04 – Cinderella Man
05 – Madrigal
06 – Cygnus -X1 – Book 1 – The Voyage

CD2 (Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978):

01 – Bastille Day
02 – Lakeside Park
03 – By-Tor  The Snow Dog
04 – Xanadu
05 – A Farewell To Kings
06 – Something For Nothing
07 – Cygnus X1

CD3 (Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978):

01 – Anthem
02 – Closer To The Heart
03 – 2112
04 – Working Man
05 – Fly By Night
06 – In The Mood
07 – Drum Solo
08 – Cinderella Man
09 – Xanadu – Dream Theater
10 – Closer To The Heart – Big Wreck
11 – Cinderella Man – The Trews
12 – Madrigal – Alain Johannes
13 – Cygnus X-2 EH – Rush

BD-Audio:

96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Mix by Steven Wilson
01 – A Farewell To Kings
02 – Xanadu
03 – Closer To The Heart
04 – Cinderella Man
05 – Madrigal
06 – Cygnus -X1 – Book 1 – The Voyage

96kHz 24-bit Original Stereo Analog 2015 Remaster
01 – A Farewell To Kings
02 – Xanadu
03 – Closer To The Heart
04 – Cinderella Man
05 – Madrigal
06 – Cygnus -X1 – Book 1 – The Voyage

 

1977 Promo Videos:

01 – A Farewell To Kings
02 – Xanadu
03 – Closer To Te Heart

 

 

40th Anniversary Rush Classic, 2112, Planned For December

rush-2112-40th-cropIf 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.

 

rush-2112-2cddvd

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.

rush-2112-3lp

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.

rush-2112-sde

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
I OVERTURE
II THE TEMPLES OF SYRINX
III DISCOVERY
IV PRESENTATION
V ORACLE: THE DREAM
VI SOLILOQUY
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
Bonus Videos:
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

 

Time Stand Still – Live Rush To Be Released on DVD and Blu-ray

rush-time-stand-stillOn November 3, there will be a one night only presentation of Time Stand Still. This presentation is a two hour show that features a night from the Rush 2015 4oth Anniversary tour. Hopefully, you Rush fans out there have your tickets for these large market screenings.

But for the small market folks, and those that will want to relive the experience, Rounder Records will release several iterations of Time Stand Still on the planned date of November 18. The show will issue on DVD and Blu-ray editions, both scheduled for the same date.

Time Stand Still (DVD/BD):

01 When I Was A Kid  03:05
02 It’s A Really Hard Life  10:46
03 A Huge Accomplishment  08:26
04 Building R40  04:57
05 Fan-Tastic  18:57
06 Hello Toronto 09:41
07 “Ride On” Neil  02:31
08 Your Weakest Point 06:43
09 Marathon Not A Sprint 11:04
10 At Road’s End  17:00
11 Subdivisions 05:34
12 Superconductor  05:55
13 Show Don’t Tell  06:19
14 The Pass  05:14
15 Closer To The Heart 05:05
16 Manhattan Project 05:07
17 Scars 04:49
18 War Paint  05:50
19 Tom Sawyer  05:44
20 2112: Overture / La Villa Strangiato / In The Mood  11:48
21 The Professor’s Warmup 05:34

 

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 10/13/2015

XL Recordings will offer two different LP sets for the Badly Drawn Boy debut, The Hour Of Bewilderbeast (2000). The label will present a 3LP Deluxe Edition, as well as a 2LP standard set. Both are slotted for release on December 11.

Elektra Records, in anticipation of the upcoming autobiography (Nov 24) by Carly Simon, will release a companion CD, Songs From The Trees. This CD is slated for November 20. My speculation is that it will be a fresh collection of Simon classics, not necessarily a ‘best of’.

It’s good to see The Innocence Mission back with a new album. Hello I Feel The Same is being released October 16 via Korda Records.

The Innocence Mission Hello I Feel The Same

The new album from Trey Anastasio is on the calendar for release on October 30 via ATO Records. The new album, called Paper Wheels, is expected to issue on CD, LP, and DD.

Trey Anastasio Paper Wheels

Merge Records plan to reissue Gimme Fiction, the 2005 classic from Spoon. The reissue will be offered in a 2CD Deluxe Edition, and a 2LP Deluxe Edition on December 11.

Spoon Gimme Fiction 10th Anniversary Deluxe

UDR Records will release the new Europe album (See, there WAS a reason for their Geico commercial appearance) on December 4. the new album is called War Of Kings, and will be offered on a CD/DVD Special Edition, a CD/BD Special Edition, and Special SPECIAL Edition with CD/DVD/BD, along with a photobook.

War Of Kings - Europe

Reprise Records will reissue Noel, the XMas album from Josh Groban, on vinyl 2LP. It’s penciled in for December 4.

Soulfood Records will present a solo effort from Candice Night (Blackmore’s Night), Starlight, Starbright. This new set is expected on November 20.

Candice Night Starlight Starbright

Warner Brothers will release a new Enya album, Dark Sky Island, on CD and Deluxe Edition CD, both on November 30.

Enya Dark Sky Island

Jagjaguwar Records will reissue a 10th Anniversary Edition of Black Sheep Boy (2005) by Okkervil River. It will be issued on a 3LP and a 3CD set. Bonus to this album is the previously unreleased full-length album, There Swims A Swan, recorded six months prior to Black Sheep Boy). It is scheduled for reissue on December 4.

Okkervil River Black Sheep Boy 10th Anniversary

Warner Brothers Records will release a 20th Anniversary reissue of A Boy Named Goo by The Goo Goo Dolls. This set is planned for vinyl LP (with download card), and CD. The sets will feature seven previously unreleased live tracks. These are planned for November 27.

A Boy Named Goo The Goo Goo Dolls 20th Anniversary

Epitaph Records will reissue …And Out Come The Wolves, the 1995 release by Rancid, on 180g-weight vinyl LP. This limited Edition vinyl set will include a download card. It is expected on November 27.

Elektra Records has a ‘best of’ coming for Tracy Chapman on November 20. The collection, Tracy Chapman – Greatest Hits, will draw from six Elektra sets.

As if you’ll care (I know I don’t), Time/Life will release a 9DVD Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame set on November 17.  In it are reported to be 125 performances, over 24 hours of rare footage, and nine hours of bonus features. This set covers the first 24 years of the Hall.

RnRHoF 9DVD

On November 13, Reprise Records (Neil Young’s long standing label) will release Bluenote Café. The live set features various recorded captures on the Bluenote tour during 1988. The set contains 23 live performance tracks including seven previously unreleased tracks. Included is a wild 19+ minute version of “Tonight’s The Night”. I have seen Neil Young live during his peak years. I have to say that he can get inspired with a song or two. I was lucky to hear an extended version of “Like A Hurricane” at the old Chicago Stadium. Bluenote Café will be released on 2CD and 4LP sets. This set is considered Volume 11 in his Neil Young Archives Performance Series.

Neil Young Bluenote Cafe

Rock Ridge Music will release a new Steve Forbert album with Compromised, which is scheduled for a CD release on November 6. This new album features 15 tracks with three of them bonus Americana versions of songs on the album. In addition, the album will give you download rights to two more songs (“Rain And Sleet And Snow”, “Katherine”).

Steve Forbert Compromised

As a reminder, Warner Brothers, and Rhino Records will release a new 2CD collection of Faces tracks, Stay With Me: Faces Anthology. This 2CD set will include 36 classic tracks and will feature remastering from 2006.

Faces Anthology Stay With Me

Rounder Records will release R40 Live featuring Rush on 3CD, Deluxe Edition 3CD/1BD, and a Deluxe Edition 3CD/2DVD set, all scheduled for November 20. There will also be a 2DVD set, and a single Blu-ray (BD) set as well.

Rush R40 Live

Republic Records will release The Collection featuring the music of Amy Winehouse. This is planned for November 20.

On November 20, S-Curve Records will release Magazines Or Novels, by Andy Grammer.

Audio Fidelity will release a 4-channel Quad SACD of Muscle Of Love, the underrated 1973 Alice Cooper final album (as an original band) on December 11.

Alice Cooper Muscle Of Love SACD

Real Gone Music will reissue The Dictators (with Handsome Dick Manitoba) Go Girl Crazy! in a 40th Anniversary Edition. This set will feature the original album remastered along with additional bonus material that will add in nine extra tracks. This is on schedule for December 4. YAY! I’m in!

The Dictators Go Girl Crazy

And finally, Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings will release 2CD, 180g 3LP, and DD of The Wall by Roger Waters, scheduled for November 20.

Roger Waters The Wall

 

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 09/28/15

Rhino and Parlophone Records will release a massive 20CD Edith Piaf Box along with a 10″ vinyl issue on November 24. The box will be called Intégrale 2015.

Rhino Records will re-release Solid Gold, the 1981 classic by Gang Of Four, on 180g-weight vinyl LP, scheduling for October 27.

Gang Of Four Solid Gold

Jeff Lynne will release a new version of ELO called Jeff Lynne’s ELO on November 13 via Columbia Records. The new solo effort will be called Alone In The Universe. This album will pre-release “When I Was A Boy”, instantly downloadable on Friday (September 25) with the pre-order (should you order). You can hear the song in the YouTube embed below the cover shot of the new album.

Jeff Lynnes ELO Alone In the Universe

Herb Alpert Presents will be re-releasing Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass on CD and 180g-weight vinyl LP. The calendar is check-marked for November 20 for both configurations.

Nettwerk Records will be re-releasing Karma, the 1997 album by the band Delerium, on vinyl LP. This collectible will be reissued on Coke Bottle Green vinyl, issued as a 2LP set. A download rights card will be included with the set.

Atlantic Records will release two Rush titles on vinyl LP that include Counterparts (2LP), and Test for Echo (2LP), both scheduled for November 6. The label will re-release Presto, and Roll The Bones, both earlier on October 23.

Parlophone and Rhino will re-release three Duran Duran titles on vinyl LPs. Those will include Seven And The Ragged Tiger (2LP), Notorious (2LP), Big Thing (2LP). All sets are pressed on 180g-weight vinyl.

Columbia Records will release a Dave Gahan & Soulsavers set, Angels & Ghosts, on October 23. The album will be issued on CD and LP. (Dave Gahan comes from Depeche Mode.)

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers Angels & Ghosts

Laurie Anderson will release her new album, Heart Of A Dog, via Nonesuch Records on October 23. This album features music from her directed film, Heart Of A Dog, which documents the life of her Rat Terrier, Lolabelle. The film will have a limited theatrical release but will air nationally on HBO in 2016. The film will offer more than just the dog with a variety of musings by Ms Anderson. (If you’ve heard The Ugly One With The Jewels On, then you will know how compelling she can be!)

Caroline Records will release a new Squeeze album, Cradle To The Grave, on November 13.

ATO Records will release a CD/DVD-Audio set with 5.1 Surround of a Primus album, Primus & The Chocolate Factory With the Fungi Ensemble. It is on the calendar for November 20.

United Family Music will release a 2CD High Standards & Greatest Hits featuring the music of Kottonmouth Kings. It is planned for November 20.

Legacy will offer a rearranged and updated 2CD edition of The Essential Bruce Springsteen with a different track list from the 2003 set (See list below). It’s set for October 16.

CD1:

1. Growin’ Up (Album Version)
2. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
3. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
4. Thunder Road (Album Version)
5. Born to Run
6. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Album Version)
7. Badlands (2010 Remastered Version)
8. The Promised Land (2010 Remastered Version)
9. Prove It All Night (2010 Remastered Version)
10. The River (Album Version)
11. Hungry Heart (Album Version)
12. The Ties That Bind (Album Version)
13. Out In the Street
14. Atlantic City (Album Version)
15. Johnny 99 (Album Version)
16. Glory Days (Album Version)
17. Born In the U.S.A.
18. Dancing In the Dark

CD2:

1. Tougher Than the Rest
2. Brilliant Disguise (Album Version)
3. One Step Up (Album Version)
4. Human Touch (Album Version)
5. Better Days
6. If I Should Fall Behind (Album Version)
7. Streets of Philadelphia
8. Murder Incorporated (Album Version)
9. The Ghost of Tom Joad (Album Version)
10. The Rising
11. Lonesome Day (Album Version)
12. Devils & Dust
13. Long Time Comin’ (Album Version)
14. Radio Nowhere (Album Version)
15. Working On a Dream
16. My Lucky Day
17. The Wrestler
18. We Take Care of Our Own
19. Hunter of Invisible Game

Essential Bruce Springsteen

Friday Music will remaster the 1988 Other Roads album by Boz Scaggs for release on January 8, 2016.

Boz Scaggs Other Roads

And in case you haven’t seen it, the new Zombies album (with Rod Argent and Colin Blumstone), will be released on October 9 via The End Records. The new album is called Still Got That Hunger. The pre-release single, “I Want You Back Again” can be heard here.

Zombies Still Got that Hunger

 

BD-Audio For A Farewell To Kings (RUSH) Due In April

Rush A Farewell To KingsAfter the issue and growing success of 2112, Rush began to create waves of excitement with their sci-fi peppered prog music. At that point, other than fans who had already been there, a backtrack of the small but musically potent catalog of Rush was quickly revisited. And the fan-base of Rush began to accelerate at an astounding rate.

2112 arrived in 1976. But it was A Farewell To Kings that had a legion of fans excited for its arrival. On September 1, 1977, A Farewell To Kings released with a big single, “Closer To The Heart”. A Farewell To Kings became the band’s first Platinum album in the US.

On April 21, Mercury Records will revisit this fan favorite with an expected audio update that will include high resolution (96k/24-bit) Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound versions.

On this date, the remastered LP version of the album will also be made available.

And there are more to come throughout the year.

[UPDATE] Fly By Night, The 1975 Classic By Rush, To Be Released In Blu-ray-Audio Format

Rush Fly By NightWith Blu-ray Audio creeping into the audiophile’s world, it is now the time for those adopting bands that have rabid audiences to bring their music out in the new format to assure their fans the best format to enjoy them with.

One band that has always been on the forefront of keeping their fans filled with great stuff is Rush. Since their beginnings way back in the late ’60s (and it’s what, 2014 now?), Rush has kept a steady supply of not only original material flowing through their pipelines, but also up-to-date tech videos, and collections, as well as the updating of their classic titles. And we’re very much appreciative of all of their efforts.

On January 27, Mercury Records will reissue a Blu-ray Audio version of Fly By Night, their 1975 classic that introduced drummer extraordinaire, Neil Peart to an adoring fan-base. The album did fairly well on all charts, eventually gaining platinum status for many markets, especially the US and Canadian ones. But now that you will have access to a high audio resolution version of Fly By Night, well, we’re beginning to hope for the other classic titles like Caress of Steel (my favorite).

It should be noted that Fly By Night will be featured in 94k/24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound, and Stereo mixes. I’m assuming that the other two BD-Audio releases expected in 2015 (A Farewell To Kings / Signals) will also contain 5.1 Surround as well as the Stereo mix. The Digital Download will be featured at 2.8mK DSD 192k /24-bit, and 94k/24-bit.

In addition to the BD-Audio remaster, the sophomore album will be reissued as a vinyl LP, same date.

That’s January 27. Get your pre-order buttons ready to push. If there are bonus content, I’ll be back to update this post.

 

Rush To Release A Year’s Worth Of Title Upgrades That Include Two More Blu-ray Audio Reissues

Rush A Farewell To KingsIt’s a year of RUSH coming to you. Beginning with the Fly By Night BD-Audio that we mentioned earlier in the week, there will be a monthly release of titles. Now, of course, not ALL of them are planned for BD-Audio (Blu-ray Audio), however, many will receive vinyl reincarnations, and ALL (of announced titles) will be released as Hi-resolution digital audio likely destined for HDTracks. Perhaps, in some time in the future, those hi-res tracks might be blessed with a physical BD-Audio release as well.

Nevertheless, there are two other Rush classics coming to the physical BD-Audio realm that will include A Farewell To Kings, and Signals. Those are still a bit away but along with the Fly By Night listings (when I get them), I will update information on all listings in a new post as they become available.

Here’s the run-down:

  • January 27:  Fly By Night (Vinyl LP w/download rights / BD-Audio / Hi-Res Digital Audio)
  • February: Caress Of Steel (1975) (Vinyl LP w/download rights / Hi-Res Digital Audio)
  • March: 2112 (1976) (Vinyl LP w/download rights / Hi-Res Digital Audio)
  • March: All The World’s A Stage (1976) (Vinyl LP w/download rights / Hi-Res Digital Audio)
  • April: A Farewell To Kings (1977) (Vinyl LP w/download rights / BD-Audio / Hi-Res Digital Audio)
  • May: Hemispheres (1978) (Vinyl LP w/download rights / Hi-Res Digital Audio)
  • June: Permanent Waves (1980) (Vinyl LP w/download rights / Hi-Res Digital Audio)
  • July: Moving Pictures (1981) (Vinyl LP w/download rights / Hi-Res Digital Audio)
  • July: Exit…Stage Left (1981) (Vinyl LP w/download rights / Hi-Res Digital Audio)
  • August: Signals (1982) (Vinyl LP w/download rights / BD-Audio / Hi-Res Digital Audio)
  • September: Grace Under Pressure (1984) (Vinyl LP w/download rights / Hi-Res Digital Audio)
  • October: Power Windows (1985) (Vinyl LP w/download rights / Hi-Res Digital Audio)
  • November: Hold Your Fire (1987) (Vinyl LP w/download rights / Hi-Res Digital Audio)
  • December: A Show Of Hands (1989) (Vinyl LP w/download rights / Hi-Res Digital Audio)

Rush Signals

 

 

Fly By Night, The 1975 Classic By Rush, To Be Released In Blu-ray-Audio Format

Rush Fly By NightWith Blu-ray Audio creeping into the audiophile’s world, it is now the time for those adopting bands that have rabid audiences to bring their music out in the new format to assure their fans the best format to enjoy them with.

One band that has always been on the forefront of keeping their fans filled with great stuff is Rush. Since their beginnings way back in the late ’60s (and it’s what, 2014 now?), Rush has kept a steady supply of not only original material flowing through their pipelines, but also up-to-date tech videos, and collections, as well as the updating of their classic titles. And we’re very much appreciative of all of their efforts.

On January 27, Mercury Records will reissue a Blu-ray Audio version of Fly By Night, their 1975 classic that introduced drummer extraordinaire, Neil Peart to an adoring fan-base. The album did fairly well on all charts, eventually gaining platinum status for many markets, especially the US and Canadian ones. But now that you will have access to a high audio resolution version of Fly By Night, well, we’re beginning to hope for the other classic titles, including Caress of Steel, and 2112 (my favorite).

In addition to the BD-Audio remaster, the sophomore album will be reissued as a vinyl LP, same date.

That’s January 27. Get your pre-order buttons ready to push. If there are bonus content, I’ll be back to update this post.