Thread: Rush Announce 'Farewell to Kings' 40th Anniversary Set

jszfunk - 10/20/2017 at 11:48 AM

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/rush-farewell-to-kings-40th-anniversary/

Rush are releasing a 40th anniversary edition of their 1977 album A Farewell to Kings that includes a bunch of extras, including live tracks and videos.

The Super Deluxe Edition of the set -- which comes out on Dec. 1 -- includes three CDs, Blu-ray audio and four 180-gram vinyl LPs. The original album comes from a 2015 remaster that makes its way to CD for the first time.

Other discs include a complete Rush concert from London’s Hammersmith Odeon that was recorded in February 1978, four recently recorded cover versions of Farewell to King songs by Big Wreck, Dream Theater, Alain Johannes and the Trews, and an instrumental outtake called “Cygnus X-2 Eh.”

The live discs features more than 30 minutes of previously unreleased material, including the “2112” suite performed in its entirety, “Lakeside Park,” a Neil Peart drum solo and “Closer to the Heart,” A Farewell to Kings' breakthrough radio hit. The Blu-ray contains a new 5.1 surround mix of the album by Steven Wilson, and three promotional videos filmed in 1977.

You can see the track listing below.

The Super Deluxe Edition packaging also features a new 40th anniversary cover by Rush's longtime creative director Hugh Syme. The set also includes new Syme-designed art for each of the album’s six tracks, as well as a custom velvet pouch and neck chain, two lithographs, a 12-inch turntable mat featuring artwork by Syme and a reproduction of the 1978 A Farewell to Kings tour program.

In addition to the Super Deluxe Edition, A Farewell to Kings - 40th Anniversary will be available as a three-CD Deluxe Edition, four-LP Deluxe Edition and a Deluxe Digital Edition.

Rush, 'A Farewell to Kings - 40th Anniversary: Super Deluxe Edition' Track Listing
DISC 1
Original Album

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 - Original Album
96kHz 24-bit Original Stereo Analog 2015 Remaster - Original Album

1977 Promo Videos
1. "A Farewell to Kings"
2. "Xanadu"
3. "Closer to the Heart"

Also includes: 4-LP vinyl featuring all audio content found on the CDs.


dimplesjbc - 10/20/2017 at 06:47 PM

Love this album , saw Rush for the first time on this tour , they played just a few blocks from my school in the Kinsmen Fieldhouse which was a sports complex with a track and soccer field and a small gym , it wasn't that big of place but the list of bands that played their is very impressive , man I loved the 70's . That Rush show was the first time i ever saw those glow in the dark plastic necklaces , good times .


CanadianMule - 10/20/2017 at 08:48 PM

They played the Montreal Forum on this tour with Max Webster opening. Tickets were $2.99 in advance and $3.99 on the day of the show. Still have the tour program and review from the paper tucked inside of it.


hotlantatim - 10/23/2017 at 06:38 PM

I swear I read this as "Farewell to Kings" 40th Anniversary Tour the first time. I was like. Whoa?!!!!!! Eyes can be deceiving and cruel.

Man...to have at time machine. A rush show in the late 70s up through 1981 would be high on my list. I didn't get to my first Rush show until Signals in 1983 when the synthesizers had started to dominate and Geddy's voice had dropped (and Fly By Night, Working Man and others had been dropped from their setlists and replaced with tamer songs). Still memorable few shows in the 80s for me but not the same!

I'll pick up this expanded set for sure.


Bhawk - 10/23/2017 at 10:02 PM

quote:
Love this album , saw Rush for the first time on this tour , they played just a few blocks from my school in the Kinsmen Fieldhouse which was a sports complex with a track and soccer field and a small gym , it wasn't that big of place but the list of bands that played their is very impressive , man I loved the 70's . That Rush show was the first time i ever saw those glow in the dark plastic necklaces , good times .


September 9, 1977 was your show!

Here's some pics from the show two days later in Calgary... http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/concert-calgary-09.11.1977.php


Bhawk - 10/23/2017 at 10:03 PM

quote:
They played the Montreal Forum on this tour with Max Webster opening. Tickets were $2.99 in advance and $3.99 on the day of the show. Still have the tour program and review from the paper tucked inside of it.


March 31, 1978! Pics from a week earlier in Tampa... http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/concert-tampa-03.24.1978.php


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