Rush - Hemispheres (40th Anniversary) Vinyl (PRE-ORDER)

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Hemispheres (40th Anniversary)
(180 Gram Vinyl, Anniversary Edition)
Artist: Rush
Format: LP 
ARTIST: Rush
LABEL: Mercury
UPC: 602567955771
GENRE: Rock
PRODUCT ID: MRYB002902101.1
WEIGHT: 1.5 lbs


Expected Arrival: November 16, 2018 

 

The third Hemispheres configuration will be offered as an audiophile black vinyl 180-gram three-LP Deluxe Edition featuring the same audio content as the two-CD edition housed in a slipcase with double-gatefold packaging. Also included is a 24-page booklet with unreleased photos featuring Hugh Syme’s new artwork and the edited, 5,700-word version of Rob Bowman’s essay from The Words & The Pictures, a replica of the band’s rare 1979 UK tour program. A 5x5-inch digital download card sticker of Syme’s new 40th anniversary art is also included.

Hemispheres, Rush’s sixth studio album, was originally released in October 1978, and it built upon the adventurous sonic template the band established on its acclaimed 1977 effort, A Farewell To Kings. The album’s first track, “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres,” encompassed the entirety of Side 1 on the original release and was the logical, heady continuation of the epic album-ending Kings track, “Cygnus X-1.” Side 2 commenced with the hard-driving commentary on English culture “Circumstances,” followed by the socially aware and environmentally conscious FM radio hit “The Trees,” and concluded with the instrumental tour de force and longtime concert favorite, “La Villa Strangiato.”

“Hemispheres was one of our most challenging and demanding records to make,” says Alex Lifeson. “From its inception in a Wales farmhouse where it was written over a 4 week span,” Lifeson continues, “to the very difficult mixing sessions in two London recording studios, it stands as a key transitional album in Rush’s long recording history.”

3-LP VINYL EDITION

LP 1 - SIDE A
Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown
1. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres

LP 1 – SIDE B
1. Circumstances
2. The Trees
3. La Villa Strangiato

LP 2 – SIDE C
Live at Pinkpop Festival – June 4, 1979
1. A Passage To Bangkok*
2. Xanadu*

LP 2 – SIDE D
1. The Trees*
2. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres – The Sphere A Kind Of Dream*
3. Closer To The Heart*
4. La Villa Strangiato*

LP 3 – SIDE E
1. In The Mood*
2. Drum Solo*
3. Something For Nothing*

LP 3 – SIDE F
Live in Arizona – November 20, 1978
1. 2112*

* Previously unreleased

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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