"Every album is a point in Rush's history," Geddy Lee said in 1978. "And if it's not getting better, something's wrong. Every album has to be the perfect Rush album."
"The first record," Alex Lifeson says about 2112, "where we sounded like Rush."
"2112 is, more than anything, a record about being Rush: loving music, moving it forward and taking it to the world, whatever the price. And it is perfect." - David Fricke
Universal Music Enterprises releases this Super Deluxe Edition of Rush's 1976 platinum-selling, landmark album 2112. The set contains a remastered 2112 CD with 3 live bonus tracks and 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mix and an interactive digital comic book, a new album cover by original album designer Hugh Syme, liner notes and unpublished photos. In addition, it is meticulously assembled in a hardbound bookcase packed with a 40-page comic book representing every song on 2112.
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. "2112" conveys the story of humanity's instinctual, inner need for one's free will.
After the mythological journey through "2112", side two bring you back to the present and continues with five stand-alone trakcs. From hard-rocking tracks such as "A Passage to Bangkok," "Lessons," and a trip 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 their continuing evolution as artists.
Housedin a hardbound book with a 40-page comic book by story artist Tom Hodges (Star Wars "The Clone Wars", The Simpsons' "Treehouse of Horros #17") and a 24-page book with expanded artwork, liner notes, lyrics and unreleased photos. New liner notes written by David Fricke, Rolling Stone.
Super Deluxe Edition CD & Blu-Ray Set
40-page Comic Book: represents every song on 2112
Remastered CD plus 3 unreleased bonus live tracks
Blu-ray Disc contains digital comic book & photo gallery
24-page book with expanded artwork, liner notes, lyrics, unreleased photos
New liner notes written by David Fricke of Rolling Stone
5.1 surround sound mix by Richard Chycki in 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and DTS-HD Master Audio
96kHz / 24-bit PCM Stereo
Stereo: Re-mastered from flat analog transfer to 96k/24bit files
5.1 Surround Sound: Mixed and transferred from original anlog multi-tracks to 96k/24bit
Re-mastered at Masterdisk, NY by Andy Vandette
II. The Temples of Syrinx
V. Oracle: The Dream
VII. Grand Finale
2. A Passage to Bangkok
3. The Twilight Zone
6. Something For Nothing
1. Overture (Northland Coliseum, Edmonton, AB - June 125, 1981)
2. The Temples of Syrinx (Northland Coliseum, Edmonton, AB - June 125, 1981)
3. A Passage to Bangkok (Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England - June 17, 1980)
2112 album - 5.1 surround sound mix by Richard Chycki in 96 kHz / 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