From the Wires
Just in Time for 21/12 Universal Music Enterprises to Release Deluxe Editions of Rush's Landmark Recording 2112
Featuring 5.1 Surround Sound Mixes, Unreleased Live Tracks and the First Ever Rush Comic Book
By: Marketwired .
Nov. 12, 2012 12:46 PM
SANTA MONICA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 --
"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
In time for 21/12 celebrations, on December 18, 2012, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release the DELUXE EDITIONS of Rush's 1976 platinum-selling, landmark album 2112 in three different configurations: 2112: DELUXE EDITION (CD/DVD and CD/Blu-Ray) and a special SUPER DELUXE EDITION (CD/Blu-Ray/Hardbound book case).
The deluxe editions contain a CD/DVD or CD/Blu-Ray material including the remastered 2112 CD with 3 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mix and an interactive digital comic book, a new album cover by original album designer Hugh Syme, liner notes and unpublished photos.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.
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, 2112 kicks off with the ambitious seven-suite title track (side one), 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 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.
2112: DELUXE EDITIONS (DVD Version and Blu-Ray Version):
DVD AUDIO/VIDEO AND BLU-RAY CONTAIN:
2112: SUPER DELUXE EDITION
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