Rush - Permanent Waves

 (Super Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition 3 LP + 2 CD + Book)


Label:

Mercury

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AMER 58100
UPC: 060250860715
Availability:
Pre Order
Category:

Multi-Format Box Sets


No. of Discs: 5
Coming May 29, 2020



 

40th Anniversary 3LP + 2CD Super Deluxe Edition of the breakthrough Rush album!

New gatefold jacket for two LPs of live content! Includes book of photos, fan collectibles

Rush releases a 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition 3LP and 2CD set of their breakthrough album Permanent Waves. In addition to an original album remaster made in 2015 at Abbey Road Studios, the collection adds unreleased live cuts from the tour in support of the album, and a 40-page hardcover book comprised of an exclusive essay, unreleased photos from the band's archive, and re-imagined artwork by Hugh Syme.

Bonus content includes a 20-page 5" x 7" notepad using the letterhead from Morin Heights, Quebec's Le Studio, where the album was recorded; two replica tour programs (the official as well as the unofficial U.K.-only The Words & Pictures Volume II); backstage laminates; a 24" x 36" poster and lyrics to three songs ("The Spirit of Radio," "Entre Nous" and "Natural Science") handwritten by drummer Neil Peart.

The Rush Is a Band fan site believes that the reason there is no 5.1 surround sound mix on Blu-ray, as there was when 1978's Hemispheres got a similar treatment a few years ago, is because the original masters were lost when Trident Studios, where Permanent Waves was mixed, went out of business.

"I just don't think we have the masters for that record," guitarist Alex Lifeson told Metal Express Radio said. "That is typical of those days. Your recordings would stay at the studio where you last worked. You'd get home and the master tapes would go to be mastered, and then the record was released and they would keep your masters as it was safer that way. When we did Permanent Waves, Trident kept the masters, but they went bankrupt and everything disappeared, so we don't have the multi-track masters for that one."

Permanent Waves is the band's seventh studio album, released on January 14th, 1980. It was recorded at Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec, and mixed at Trident Studios in London. The tracks were laid down just shy of four weeks, in part attributed to the idyllic working conditions of Morin Heights. The album marks a transition from long, conceptual pieces, into a more accessible, radio-friendly style. "The Spirit Of Radio" is one of the most commercial songs Rush has ever produced, containing several different musical elements, even a touch of reggae.

The waving man in the background of the album cover is actually Hugh Syme, the band's long time design collaborator.

Permanent Waves became the band's most successful album at the time of release, reaching No. 3 in Canada and the U.K. and No. 4 in the U.S.. The album was certified platinum in the U.S. by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling 1 million copies.

 



CD 1: Original Album – 2015 Remaster on CD for First Time
1. The Spirit Of Radio
2. Freewill
3. Jacob’s Ladder
4. Entre Nous
5. Different Strings
6. Natural Science

CD 2: Permanent Waves World Tour 1980
1. Beneath, Between & Behind (Live in Manchester)
2. By-Tor & The Snow Dog (Live in London)
3. Xanadu (Live in London)
4. The Spirit Of Radio (Live in Manchester)
5. Natural Science (Live in Manchester)
6. The Trees (Live in Manchester)
7. Cygnus X-1 (Live in London)
8. Cygnus X-1 Book II (Live in London)
9. Closer To The Heart (Live in Manchester)
10. Jacob’s Ladder (Live in Missouri)
11. Freewill (Live in London)

LP 1: Original Album – 2015 Remaster
Side 1
1. The Spirit Of Radio
2. Freewill
3. Jacob’s Ladder
Side 2
1. Entre Nous
2. Different Strings
3. Natural Science

LP 2: Permanent Waves World Tour 1980
Side 1
1. Beneath, Between & Behind (Live in Manchester)
2. By-Tor & The Snow Dog (Live in London)
3. Xanadu (Live in London)
Side 2
1. The Spirit Of Radio (Live in Manchester)
2. Natural Science (Live in Manchester)
3. A Passage To Bangkok (Live in Manchester)
4. The Trees (Live in Manchester)

LP 3: Permanent Waves World Tour 1980
Side 1
1. Cygnus X-1 (Live in London)
2. Cygnus X-1 Book II (Live in London)
Side 2
1. Closer To The Heart (Live in Manchester)
2. Jacob’s Ladder (Live in Missouri)
3. Freewill (Live in London)

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