RUSH

Rush have released a video showcasing their upcoming A Farewell To Kings 40th anniversary Super Deluxe Edition.

The set, to be released December 1st, encompasses the Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD – and a complete Rush concert recorded in February 1978 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.

Four newly-recorded cover versions by Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews and Alain Johannes will also be included, along with an instrumental studio out-take of the “spacey sound effects" used on the album titled “Cygnus X-2 Eh.”

Rush’s longtime creative director Hugh Syme has created new pieces of artwork to accompany the album’s six original tracks, while the liner notes have been written by Grammy-winning rock historian Rob Bowman.

For the Farewell To Kings sessions and live shows, Alex Lifeson began using a Gibson EDS-1275 for songs such as “Xanadu,” and his famed white Gibson ES-355 was his main guitar. He also played a 12-string Gibson B-45 on “Closer to the Heart.”

There is a 4xLP version but the full CD package is:

Rush A Farewell To Kings 40th Anniversary Edition

Disc 1: Original Album

“A Farewell To Kings”

“Xanadu”

“Closer To The Heart”

“Cinderella Man”

“Madrigal”

“Cygnus X-1”

Disc 2: Live at Hammersmith Odeon - February 20, 1978

“Bastille Day”

“Lakeside Park”

“By-Tor & The Snowdog”

“Xanadu”

“A Farewell To Kings”

“Something For Nothing”

“Cygnus X-1”

Disc 3: Live at Hammersmith Odeon - February 20, 1978

“Anthem”

“Closer To The Heart”

“2112”

“Working Man”

“Fly By Night”

“In The Mood”

“Drum Solo”

“Cinderella Man”

Bonus tracks

“Xanadu” - Dream Theater

“Closer To The Heart” - Big Wreck

“Cinderella Man” - The Trews

“Madrigal” - Alain Johannes

“Cygnus X-2 Eh”

Disc 4 - Blu-ray Audio

96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Mix by Steven Wilson

96kHz 24-bit Original Stereo Analog 2015 Remaster

1977 Promo Videos: “A Farewell To Kings”, “Xanadu”, “Closer To The Heart”

All versions of A Farewell To Kings 40th anniversary edition are now available for pre-order.