DMM Cut To Copper Plates At Abbey Road Studios!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
In March of 1974, Rush released their self-titled debut through the bands own indie label, Moon Records in Canada, and quickly sold out of the initial 3500 copies originally pressed. Moon Records would soon become Anthem Records, which launched in 1977, and continues to serve as the bands only Canadian record company.
To mark the bands 40-year recording career, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) celebrates with the vinyl reissue of the original Moon Records (pre-Mercury) release of Rush, as part of Universals reDISCovered vinyl series. Housed in a sturdy, custom box with a lift-off top, this landmark album is pressed on 200g, audiophile grade vinyl, from the original 1974 analog stereo masters, cut to copper plates using the Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) process at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Rush also features the original Moon Records jacket art, complete with the original MN-100-A/B Matrix etching, and will include a 16x22 reproduction of the first Rush promo poster and three 5x7 lithographs of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey, a 12x12 Rush Family Tree poster.
Featuring the bands original line up, Lee, Lifeson and Rutsey, Rushs eponymous 1974 debut features eight hard- hitting rockers including Finding My Way, the fast-paced Need Some Love, Take A Friend, What Youre Doing, the southern rock vibe of In The Mood, and their U.S. breakthrough anthem Working Man which was made famous by Cleveland, Ohios WMMS radio station. Other tracks include the more melodic Here Again and the atmospheric Before and After, which gradually builds into a burst of power chords and heavy guitar riffs.
Rushs unique style and sound continues to evolve and push the envelope of rock into new territories, gaining legions of new fans along the way. After a four decade journey, in 2013 Rush was recognized for their immeasurable impact and influence in rock and roll and were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame to the delight of fans and critics alike.
Housed in sturdy custom box with lift-off top
200g Audiophile Vinyl
Re-Mastered from original 1974 analog stereo masters
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Cut to copper plates using Direct Metal Mastering (DMM)
Features original Moon Records jacket art with MN-100-A/B Matrix etching
Includes 16" x 22" reproduction of first Rush promo poster
Three 5"x7" lithographs of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey
12" x 12" Rush Family Tree poster
Geddy Lee, lead vocals, bass
Alex Lifeson, guitars, vocals
John Rutsey, drums, vocals
1. Finding My Way
2. Need Some Love
3. Take A Friend
4. Here Again
1. What You're Doing
2. In the Mood
3. Before and After
4. Working Man