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After celebrating over 40 years together with the same trio line-up, UMC continues the celebration of the Rush catalog with the release of three 40th Anniversary expanded editions of the band’s classic 1976 album 2112. The 2CD/DVD version releases in Canada on December 9th, followed by the 3LP & Super Deluxe Edition (2CD/DVD/3LP) releasing worldwide on December 16th
Original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios
5 newly recorded covers from DAVE GROHL, TAYLOR HAWKINS & NICK RASKULINECZ, BILLY TALENT, STEVEN WILSON, ALICE IN CHAINS, and JACOB MOON
Also includes live archive outtakes from Massey Hall from 1976, newly restored video & audio of Capitol Theatre 1976 concert, a STARMAN turntable Mat, new artwork by Huge Syme, plus exclusive collectibles
2112 is one of two Rush albums listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, and it ranked second on Rolling Stone‘s 2012 readers’ poll of “Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums Of All Time.” In 2006, the non-profit Audio-Visual Preservation Trust Of Canada chose 2112 as a culturally significant example of Canada’s audio-visual heritage.
Rush – bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Geddy Lee; guitarist Alex Lifeson; and drummer/lyricist Neil Peart – has won a large and passionate worldwide fan base for it’s unique, adventurous approach, which combines sterling musicianship, complex compositions and distinctive lyrical flights drawing upon science-fiction motifs and esoteric philosophical concepts. The band has sold more than 25 Million albums in the U.S. alone, with worldwide sales estimated at 40 Million. Rush has received seven Grammy nominations and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013.