Rush - A Farewell To Kings




Rush's A Farewell To Kings on 5.1 Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc

True High-Resolution 24bit/96k audiophile sound

Both 5.1 surround sound mix, stereo mix included

Audio mastered from the original tapes, delivered in three formats: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby True HD, or PCM

Universal Music Group has gone back to the original master tapes to deliver fully uncompressed, high-resolution versions of many of your favorite albums. Mastered at 24bit/96k, the label's Blu-Ray Pure Audio Discs deliver the sound the artists heard in the studio when these classic albums were recorded.

This 1977 release, A Farewell to Kings, Rush's fifth studio album, was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and mixed in London's Advision Studios. A Farewell to Kings became the band's first U.S. gold-selling album within two months of release, and went platinum. The singles included 'Closer to the Heart' and 'Cinderella Man,' while the album peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard 200 and No. 22 on the U.K. album charts.

A Farewell to Kings successfully built on the promise of the band's breakthrough 2112, and helped broaden their audience, writes AllMusic.

"On 1977's A Farewell to Kings it quickly becomes apparent that Rush had improved their songwriting and strengthened their focus and musical approach. Synthesizers also mark their first prominent appearance on a Rush album, a direction the band would continue to pursue on future releases. With the popular hit single 'Closer to the Heart,' the trio showed that they could compose concise and traditionally structured songs, while the 11-minute 'Xanadu' remains an outstanding accomplishment all these years later (superb musicianship merged with vivid lyrics help create one of Rush's best all-time tracks)." — AllMusic



1. A Farewell to Kings
2. Xanadu
3. Closer to The Heart
4. Cinderella Man
5. Madrigal
6. Cygnus X-1

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