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  RUSH TO RELEASE DELUXE EDITIONS OF LANDMARK ALBUM '2112'
16th November 2012



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"Every album is a point in Rush's history, and if it's not getting better, something's wrong. Every album has to be the perfect Rush album." Geddy Lee, 1978

"The first record, where we sounded like Rush." Alex Lifeson

In time for 21/12, Rush are set to release the Deluxe Editions of their 1976 platinum-selling, landmark album, '2112', in three different configurations: The deluxe editions contain a CD/DVD or CD/Blu-Ray material including the remastered 2112 CD with three live bonus tracks and a DVD or Blu-ray™ disc with a 5.1 surround sound audio mix and an interactive digital comic book, a new album cover by original album designer Hugh Syme, liner notes and unpublished photos.

The super deluxe contains the CD/ Blu-ray™ and is meticulously assembled in a hardbound bookcase packed with a 40-page comic book representing every song on '2112'.

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Originally released in 1976, Rush's epic, landmark release 2112 was their creative and commercial breakthrough, as well as one of the band's most highly regarded releases among both fans and critics alike. With lyrics written by Neil Peart, and influenced by author Ayn Rand, side one of '2112' kicks off with the ambitious seven-suite title track, set in a futuristic world run by the 'Priests of the Temples of Syrinx' who regulate 'every single facet of every life', which includes books, music, work and play. '2112' conveys the story of humanity's instinctual, inner need for one's free will.

After the mythological journey through 2112, side two brings you back to the present and continues with five stand-alone tracks. From hard-rocking tracks such as 'A Passage To Bangkok', 'Lessons', and a trip to into the fourth dimension with 'The Twilight Zone', to the album's soaring conclusion, 'Something For Nothing', '2112' is the album that ushered in the next stage in Rush's continuing evolution as artists and remains one of the most influential and loved of all rock records...

Universal Music will release '2112' on the 17th December 2012.

Available in three formats: Deluxe Edition CD/DVD, Deluxe Edition CD/Blu-Ray, Super Deluxe Edition CD/Blu-Ray/Hardbound book case.

Tracklisting:
1. 2112
· Overture (4:32)
· The Temples of Syrinx (2:13)
· Discovery (3:29)
· Presentation (3:42)
· Oracle: The Dream (2:00)
· Soliloquy (2:21)
· Grand Finale (2:14)
2. A Passage to Bangkok (3:34)
3. The Twilight Zone (3:17)
4. Lessons (3:51)
5. Tears (3:31)
6. Something For Nothing (3:59)

Plus 3 unreleased bonus live tracks:
- Overture (Northland Coliseum, Edmonton, AB - June 25, 1981)
- The Temples of Syrinx (Northland Coliseum, Edmonton, AB - June 25, 1981)
- A Passage To Bangkok (Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England - June 17, 1980)

FORMATS:
2 DISC - CD + DVD-AUDIO/VIDEO - DELUXE EDITION:
Expanded artwork, liner notes, lyrics and unreleased photos by original album designer Hugh Syme. Brand new liner notes by David Fricke, Rolling Stone.
CD - Digitally remastered plus 3 unreleased bonus live tracks

DVD-AUDIO/VIDEO:
- 5.1 Surround Sound mix by Richard Chycki in PCM (DVD-Audio players) and 48kHZ / 24-bit Dolby Digital (DVD-Video players)
- 96kHz / 24-bit PCM Stereo (DVD-Audio players) and 48kHZ / 24-bit Dolby Digital Stereo (DVD-Video players)
- Digital Comic Book - experience the comic book formatted for widescreen televisions during playback of the album.
- Photo Gallery - unreleased photos and handwritten lyrics by Neil Peart
- Formatted for playback in both DVD-Audio players and DVD-Video players

2 DISC - CD + BLU-RAY - DELUXE EDITION:
Expanded artwork, liner notes, lyrics and unreleased photos. Brand new liner notes by David Fricke, Rolling Stone.
CD - Digitally remastered plus 3 unreleased bonus live tracks

BLU-RAY:
- 5.1 Surround Sound mix by Richard Chycki in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM and DTS-HD Master Audio
- 96kHz / 24-bit PCM Stereo
- Digital Comic Book - experience the comic book formatted for widescreen televisions during playback of the album.
- Photo Gallery - unreleased photos and handwritten lyrics by Neil Peartv
SUPER DELUXE
Hardbound book with a 40 page comic book by story artist Tom Hodges (Star Wars "The Clone Wars," The Simpson's "Treehouse of Horrors #17") and a 24 page book with expanded artwork, liner notes, lyrics and unreleased photos. Brand new liner notes by David Fricke, Rolling Stone.
CD - Digitally remastered plus 3 unreleased bonus live tracks

BLU-RAY:
- 5.1 Surround Sound mix by Richard Chycki in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM and DTS-HD Master Audio
- 96kHz / 24-bit PCM Stereo
- Digital Comic Book - experience the comic book formatted for widescreen televisions during playback of the album.
- Photo Gallery - unreleased photos and handwritten lyrics by Neil Peart

Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart - are without question one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, equally famed for both its virtuoso musicianship and provocative songwriting. Rush are one of rock's most influential bands, ranking third for most consecutive gold and platinum albums behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The band has engaged legions of devoted fans over the decades and are admired by generations of musicians.








 
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