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Rush - A Farewell to Kings: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

(180g Vinyl 4LP) * * *

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180g 4LP Deluxe Edition featuring Remastered Album, Complete 1978 Rush Concert, 4 Newly Recorded Covers & Studio Outtake

Canadian rock legends Rush celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic LP A Farewell to Kings with lavish expanded reissues. A Farewell to Kings, Rush's fifth studio album, was originally released in 1977, and played a major role in establishing them as an internationally popular and respected act. A Farewell to Kings also introduced the trio's first successful radio hit "Closer To The Heart," album tracks "A Farewell To Kings," "Madrigal," "Cinderella Man," as well as enduring fan favorites with "Xanadu" and "Cygnus X-1."

This 180g 4LP Deluxe Edition (with double-gatefold packaging) features the Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album; a complete Rush concert recorded in February 1978 at London's Hammersmith Odeon, newly mixed by longtime Rush engineer and original A Farewell to Kings producer Terry Brown from the multi-track live tapes; 4 newly-recorded cover versions of songs from the original album by Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews and Alain Johannes; and an instrumental studio outtake of the spacey sound effects the band has creatively titled "Cygnus X-2 Eh." The set comes complete with an elaborate new cover treatment by longtime Rush creative director Hugh Syme, who has also created a new piece of artwork for each of the album's six songs, extensive liner notes by Grammy-winning rock historian Rob Bowman, a 32-page vinyl-sized booklet and a special 12-inch turntable mat.

In those liner notes, Bowman describes A Farewell to Kings as, "the beginning of Chapter Two" for Rush. "No longer was the majority of the record dominated by the sound of a power trio. A more mature Rush now embraced a wider sound palette using synthesizers, Taurus bass pedals, classical guitar, tubular bells, temple blocks and orchestral bells to create greater contrast and color within their compositions. Yet, when desired, Rush continued to deploy the intensity, ferocity and power that they were justifiably known for."

Features:
• 180g 4LP Deluxe Edition
• Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album
• Complete Rush concert recorded in February 1978 at London's Hammersmith Odeon, newly mixed by longtime Rush engineer and original A Farewell to Kings producer Terry Brown from the multi-track live tapes
• Four newly-recorded cover versions of songs from the original album by Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews and Alain Johannes; and an instrumental studio outtake of the spacey sound effects the band has creatively titled "Cygnus X-2 Eh"
• Elaborate new cover treatment by longtime Rush creative director Hugh Syme, who has also created a new piece of artwork for each of the album's six songs
• 32-page vinyl-sized booklet
• Special 12-inch turntable mat
• Extensive liner notes by Grammy-winning rock historian Rob Bowman

 

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LP1 - Original Album Remastered
  1. A Farewell To Kings
  2. Xanadu
  3. Closer To The Heart
  4. Cinderella Man
  5. Madrigal
  6. Cygnus X-1
LP2 - Live at Hammersmith Odeon (Feb. 20, 1978)
  1. Bastille Day
  2. Lakeside Park
  3. By-Tor & The Snowdog
  4. Xanadu
  5. A Farewell To Kings
  6. Something For Nothing
LP3 - Live at Hammersmith Odeon (Feb. 20, 1978)
  1. Cygnus X-1
  2. Anthem
  3. Closer To The Heart
  4. 2112
LP4 - Live at Hammersmith/Covers/Outtake
  1. Working Man
  2. Fly By Night
  3. In The Mood
  4. Drum Solo
  5. Cinderella Man
  6. Xanadu – Dream Theater
  7. Closer To The Heart – Big Wreck
  8. Cinderella Man – The Trews
  9. Madrigal – Alain Johannes
  10. Cygnus X-2 Eh (studio outtake)

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