Rush 2112 40th Celebrated With Expanded Editions

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Rush's "2112" 40th Anniversary set

Rush’s 2112 40th Anniversary set

2112—40th, a new expanded collection marking the 40th anniversary of the classic Rush album 2112, will be released on December 16 in three distinct variations. The 2-CD/DVD edition will include a newly remastered CD of the original 2112 album, and an additional CD of rare, live and previously unreleased material—including newly-recorded tracks from 2112 featuring Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, along with Nick Raskulinecz, Billy Talent, Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree, Jacob Moon and Alice in Chains.

The set’s third disc is a DVD featuring a newly restored vintage 1976 Rush concert recorded at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, N.J., plus bonus videos of the Grohl/Hawkins/Raskulinecz track and Billy Talent track, and a new 25-plus-minute interview featuring Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and longtime producer and engineer Terry Brown. The new 2112 remaster originally appeared on the much-acclaimed 2015 hologram vinyl edition of the album; this marks the first time the Abbey Road Studios master of the album has been released on CD.

UMe is also releasing a 3-LP 200-gram vinyl edition incorporating all of the aforementioned audio material, plus a special laser-etched LP side, the 2015 hologram on 2112‘s side B and a turntable mat featuring the classic rock band’s iconic Starman character. Fans will also have the option of purchasing a Super Deluxe edition of 2112, incorporating both CDs, the DVD, all three LPs plus its bonus items, and several exclusive collectible items including two 12-inch x 12-inch lithos, one featuring Hugh Syme’s original Starman pencil sketching, the second showcasing a 1976 Massey Hall ticket stub; a reprint of the 1976 Massey Hall handbill and three buttons featuring each band member, all housed in a box lined with velvet flocking.

Pre-order the 2-CD/DVD edition here. and the 3-LP set here.

Related: Rush has a new documentary, Time Stands Still

All three versions of 2112—40th feature extensive liner notes by rock historian Rob Bowman, and newly designed artwork by longtime Rush art director Hugh Syme. The set’s rare recordings include “Solar Federation,” spotlighting the isolated Neil Peart vocals that close the song “2112” in “Grand Finale,” two outtakes from the 1976 Massey Hall concerts including “Something For Nothing” and a nearly complete 15-plus-minute performance of “2112,” as well as a recently rediscovered live version of the album track “The Twilight Zone,” which has only been performed twice in the band’s history.

Rush's 2112 album

Rush’s 2112 album

TRACK LISTINGS

SUPER DELUXE:

CD – DISC 1

Original Album Newly Remastered by Abbey Road Studios

  1. “2112”

I Overture
II The Temples Of Syrinx
III Discovery
IV Presentation
V Oracle: The Dream
VI Soliloquy
VII Grand Finale

  1. A Passage To Bangkok
  2. The Twilight Zone
  3. Lessons
  4. Tears
  5. Something For Nothing

CD – DISC 2

  1. Solar Federation
  2. Overture – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Nick Raskulinecz
  3. A Passage To Bangkok – Billy Talent
  4. The Twilight Zone – Steven Wilson
  5. Tears – Alice In Chains
  6. Something For Nothing – Jacob Moon
  7. “2112” – Live at Massey Hall 1976 Outtake
  8. Something For Nothing – Live at Massey Hall 1976 Outtake
  9. The Twilight Zone – Live 1977 Contraband
  10. 2112 1976 Radio Ad

DVD – DISC 3

Live at Capitol Theatre 1976

  1. Bastille Day
  2. Anthem
  3. Lakeside Park
  4. 2112
  5. Fly By Night
  6. In The Mood

Bonus Videos

  1. Overture: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Nick Raskulinecz
  2. A Passage To Bangkok: Behind The Scenes with Billy Talent
  3. 2112 – 40 Years Closer: A Q&A with Alex Lifeson and Terry Brown
Rush

Rush

200 Gram – 3-LP Hologram Edition Vinyl With Custom Starman Turntable Mat

SIDE ONE

  1. “2112”

I Overture
II The Temples Of Syrinx
III Discovery
IV Presentation
V Oracle: The Dream
VI Soliloquy
VII Grand Finale

SIDE TWO

  1. A Passage To Bangkok
  2. The Twilight Zone
  3. Lessons
  4. Tears
  5. Something For Nothing

SIDE THREE

  1. Solar Federation
  2. Overture – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nick Raskulinecz
  3. A Passage To Bangkok – Billy Talent
  4. The Twilight Zone – Steven Wilson
  5. Tears – Alice In Chains
  6. Something For Nothing – Jacob Moon

SIDE FOUR

  1. “2112” – Live at Massey Hall 1976 Outtake

SIDE FIVE

  1. Something For Nothing – Live at Massey Hall 1976 Outtake
  2. The Twilight Zone – Live 1977 Contraband
  3. 2112 Radio Ad

SIDE SIX

Custom Vinyl Etching by Hugh Syme
Exclusive Super Deluxe Bonus Items:
Original Hugh Syme STARMAN Pencil Sketch Litho
Massey Hall June 1976 Ticket Stub Litho
Massey Hall June 1976 Handbill
Three Collector Buttons

2-CD + DVD

CD – DISC 1

Original Album Newly Remastered by Abbey Road Studios

  1. “2112”

I Overture
II The Temples Of Syrinx
III Discovery
IV Presentation
V Oracle: The Dream
VI Soliloquy
VII Grand Finale

  1. A Passage To Bangkok
  2. The Twilight Zone
  3. Lessons
  4. Tears
  5. Something For Nothing

CD – DISC 2

  1. Solar Federation
  2. Overture – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Nick Raskulinecz
  3. A Passage To Bangkok – Billy Talent
  4. The Twilight Zone – Steven Wilson
  5. Tears – Alice In Chains
  6. Something For Nothing – Jacob Moon
  7. “2112” – Live at Massey Hall 1976 Outtake
  8. Something For Nothing – Live at Massey Hall 1976 Outtake
  9. The Twilight Zone – Live 1977 Contraband
  10. 2112 1976 Radio Ad

DVD – DISC 3

Live at Capitol Theatre 1976

  1. Bastille Day
  2. Anthem
  3. Lakeside Park
  4. 2112
  5. Fly By Night
  6. In The Mood

Bonus Videos

  1. Overture: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Nick Raskulinecz
  2. A Passage To Bangkok: Behind The Scenes with Billy Talent
  3. 2112 – 40 Years Closer: A Q&A with Alex Lifeson and Terry Brown

Watch Rush perform “Bastille Day” in 1976

3-LP Vinyl Edition

200 Gram – Hologram Edition Vinyl with Custom Starman Turntable Mat

SIDE ONE

  1. “2112”

I Overture
II The Temples Of Syrinx
III Discovery
IV Presentation
V Oracle: The Dream
VI Soliloquy
VII Grand Finale

SIDE TWO

  1. A Passage To Bangkok
  2. The Twilight Zone
  3. Lessons
  4. Tears
  5. Something For Nothing

SIDE THREE

  1. Solar Federation
  2. Overture – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nick Raskulinecz
  3. A Passage To Bangkok – Billy Talent
  4. The Twilight Zone – Steven Wilson
  5. Tears – Alice In Chains
  6. Something For Nothing – Jacob Moon

SIDE FOUR

  1. “2112” – Live at Massey Hall 1976 Outtake

SIDE FIVE

  1. Something For Nothing – Live at Massey Hall 1976 Outtake
  2. The Twilight Zone – Live 1977 Contraband
  3. 2112 Radio Ad

SIDE SIX

Custom Vinyl Etching by Hugh Syme

Watch Rush perform “2112” live in 1976

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