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Rush Honors “Farewell To Kings” 40th Annniversary Early w “Cygnus X-1” RSD Exclusive

Since this is only about a post about a special edition single for RSD, I’ll let the press copy do its job. Read on McDuff.

The Press Release:
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Rush’s sixth studio album, “A Farewell To Kings”. To kick-start the celebration, on April 22, 2017, UMe/Anthem/ole will release a limited edition, 12” single for “Cygnus X-1” as an exclusive for Record Store Day, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Featuring “Book I: The Voyage” and “Book II: Hemispheres,” this is the first time these tracks will be released as a single and the pressing will be limited to only 5000 copies. “Cygnus X-1”; is pressed on 180g vinyl and features brand new artwork by Hugh Syme, Rush’s longtime artwork and creative director.

Side A: Cygnus X-1 – Book I: The Voyage
Side B: Cygnus X-1 – Book II: Hemispheres

Released in 1977, “A Farewell To Kings”; is the studio follow-up to “2112” and is a continuation of Rush’s musical growth, as they continued to push traditional rock boundaries and explore new ground, both musically and lyrically. Recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales, “A Farewell To Kings” was the band’s first U.S gold-selling album, receiving the certification within two months of its release, and was later certified platinum.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is sure going to be something cool for the Rush fanatics of the world as this particular song is a monster of a track. My favorites on “FTK” still fall to “Xanadu” and “Closer To The Heart” but I will talk more about those when I compose my Music Milestone piece for the full album in September when the anniversary actually hits. Be sure to get on point with whatever dealer sells albums in your region so you don’t miss out on this exclusive LP. Let me know what you readers think about this special edition release and the tune itself down in the comments section below.

Official Website: http://www.Rush.com
Official Album Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Farewell_to_Kings

Rush @ Radio City Music Hall (7/19/2004)

Logo - Rush

Artist: Rush
Venue: Radio City Music Hall – NYC
Date: 7-19-2004

New York City truly rocked this evening as Rush brought their 30th Anniversary Tour to the historic Radio City Music Hall. It is possibly one of the best sounding theaters ever built and to be able to sit as close for this show as I was made it a stellar evening. For several years Rush shows have been entitled “An Evening With Rush”, which means no opening band would be on the bill. This is a smart move for Rush to have taken as otherwise they would need to limit their set to a little over an hour and a half and when it comes to their music, the diehards don’t care about the openers. With Rush material, as far as the classics are concerned these are all long tunes and it’s more enjoyable to simply have them with no one else to watch. The group does a brief intermission and as result is able to offer some of the best tunes from their 30 year history. To start off the nights show, the band started with a humorous video bit featuring Jerry Stiller (from King Of Queens and most notably Seinfeld). From there a kick-ass instrumental medley of some of the earliest material was performed. This was very interesting to experience as I don’t think they ever did this before.
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