Rush - A Farewell To Kings

 (Super Deluxe Edition 40th Anniversary Edition 4 LP + 3 CD + Blu-ray Audio + King’s Ring with Velvet Pouch and Neck Chain + 2 Lithographs + 12" Turntable Mat + 1978 A Farewell To Kings tour program)


Label:

Mercury

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AMER 24380
UPC: 602557886849
Availability:
Limited Stock
Category:

Vinyl Box Sets


No. of Discs: 8
Note: 180 Gram
New Arrival



A Farewell To Kings 40th Anniversary Box Set!

Includes three CDs, Blu-ray audio and four 180-gram LPs

For the first time ever the complete Holy Grail Rush concert!

Extras include King's Ring with velvet pouch and neck chain, two lithographs + 12" turntable mat

Includes 1978 A Farewell To Kings tour program

Rush releases a lavish, expanded edition of the landmark album A Farewell to Kings — the fifth studio album originally released in 1977, which introduced the radio hit "Closer To The Heart," album tracks "A Farewell To Kings," "Madrigal," "Cinderella Man," as well as enduring fan favorites with "Xanadu" and "Cygnus X-1."The Super Deluxe Edition includes three CDs, one Blu-ray Audio disc and four high-quality 180-gram vinyl LPs. The set encompasses the Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD; a complete Rush concert recorded in February 1978 at London's Hammersmith Odeon, newly mixed by longtime Rush engineer and original A Farewell to Kings producer Terry Brown from the multi-track live tapes; four newly-recorded cover versions of songs from the original album by Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews and Alain Johannes; and an instrumental studio outtake of the spacey sound effects the band has creatively titled "Cygnus X-2 Eh." The Hammersmith show features, for the first-time ever, over 34 minutes of unreleased performances including a complete "2112" suite, "Lakeside Park,"a drum solo and "Closer To The Heart."

The Super Deluxe Edition's audio content on its CDs is duplicated on its vinyl discs. Meanwhile, the Blu-ray Audio disc contains a brand new 5.1 surround mix of the album by four-time Grammy-nominated surround sound producer Steven Wilson, along with three original 1977 promo videos from a newly found 2-inch quad video master significantly improving the video quality for "Closer To The Heart."

The Super Deluxe Package also includes an elaborate new 40th anniversary cover treatment by longtime Rush creative director Hugh Syme, who has also created a new piece of artwork for each of the album's six songs, and an extensive 12,000-word liner notes by Grammy-winning rock historian Rob Bowman.

The Super Deluxe Edition of A Farewell to Kings—40th Anniversary also includes several exclusive items, including a unique King's Ring, with custom velvet pouch and neck chain; two lithographs with original artwork by Hugh Syme; a special 12-inch turntable mat featuring distinctive artwork by Hugh Syme; and a reproduction of Rush's original 1978 A Farewell To Kings tour program.

Features:
• 180-gram 4LP, 3CD and one Blu-ray Audio Box Set
• Blu-ray Audio disc with new 5.1 Surround mix by Steven Wilson
• Includes the Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD
• Three 1977 promo videos from newly found 2" quad video master

40th Anniversary Edition Exclusive Items:
• Unique King's ring w/ custom velvet pouch & neck chain
• Two lithographs w/original artwork by Hugh Syme
• Special 12" turntable mat featuring distinctive artwork by Hugh Syme
• Reproduction of Rush's original 1978 A Farewell To Kings tour program

 



3-CD
DISC 1
Original Album - Produced by Rush and Terry Brown
1. A FAREWELL TO KINGS
2. XANADU
3. CLOSER TO THE HEART
4. CINDERELLA MAN
5. MADRIGAL
6. CYGNUS X-1

DISC 2
Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978
1. BASTILLE DAY
2. LAKESIDE PARK*
3. BY-TOR & THE SNOWDOG
4. XANADU
5. A FAREWELL TO KINGS
6. SOMETHING FOR NOTHING
7. CYGNUS X-1

DISC 3
Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978
1. ANTHEM
2. CLOSER TO THE HEART*
3. 2112*
4. WORKING MAN
5. FLY BY NIGHT
6. IN THE MOOD
7. DRUM SOLO*
8. CINDERELLA MAN
9. XANADU – Dream Theater*
10. CLOSER TO THE HEART – Big Wreck*
11. CINDERELLA MAN – The Trews*
12. MADRIGAL – Alain Johannes*
13. CYGNUS X-2 EH*

BLU-RAY AUDIO – DISC 4
96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Mix by Steven Wilson
96kHz 24-bit Original Stereo Analog 2015 Remaster
1. A FAREWELL TO KINGS
2. XANADU
3. CLOSER TO THE HEART
4. CINDERELLA MAN
5. MADRIGAL
6. CYGNUS X-1
1977 Promo Videos:
1. A FAREWELL TO KINGS
2. XANADU
3. CLOSER TO THE HEART

LP 1
Side 1
Original Album - Produced by Rush and Terry Brown
1. A FAREWELL TO KINGS
2. XANADU
Side 2
1. CLOSER TO THE HEART
2. CINDERELLA MAN
3. MADRIGAL
4. CYGNUS X-1

LP 2
Side 1
Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978
1. BASTILLE DAY
2. LAKESIDE PARK*
3. BY-TOR & THE SNOWDOG
Side 2
Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978
1. XANADU
2. A FAREWELL TO KINGS
3. SOMETHING FOR NOTHING

LP 3
Side 1
Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978
1. CYGNUS X-1
2. ANTHEM
3. CLOSER TO THE HEART*
Side 2
Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978
1. 2112*

LP 4
Side 1
Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978
1. WORKING MAN
2. FLY BY NIGHT
3. IN THE MOOD
4. DRUM SOLO*
5. CINDERELLA MAN
Side 2
1. XANADU – Dream Theater*
2. CLOSER TO THE HEART – Big Wreck*
3. CINDERELLA MAN – The Trews*
4. MADRIGAL – Alain Johannes*
5. CYGNUS X-2 EH*

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