2112 [40th Anniversary Edition] [CD/DVD]

2112 [40th Anniversary Edition] [CD/DVD]

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CD(Anniversary Edition / Bonus DVD)

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Overview

Whereas Rush's first two releases, their self-titled debut and Fly by Night, helped create a buzz among hard rock fans worldwide, the more progressive third release, Caress of Steel, confused many of their supporters. Rush knew it was now or never with their fourth release, and they delivered just in time -- 1976's 2112 proved to be their much sought-after commercial breakthrough and remains one of their most popular albums. Instead of choosing between prog rock and heavy rock, both styles are merged together to create an interesting and original approach. The entire first side is comprised of the classic title track, which paints a chilling picture of a future world where technology is in control (Peart's lyrics for the piece being influenced by Ayn Rand). Comprised of seven "sections," the track proved that the trio members were fast becoming rock's most accomplished instrumentalists. The second side contains shorter selections, such as the Middle Eastern-flavored "A Passage to Bangkok" and the album-closing rocker "Something for Nothing." 2112 is widely considered by Rush fans as their first true "classic" album, the first in a string of similarly high-quality albums. [A 40th Anniversary set was released in 2016. Available in a variety of packages and formats, it offers a newly remastered edition of the original album done at Abbey Road Studios. Another disc showcases several artists covering album cuts including Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters with producer Nick Raskulinecz, Billy Talent, Steven Wilson, Alice in Chains, and others. Also included are live Rush outtakes from a 1976 Massey Hall concert, radio ads, and more. The video portion includes the band's 1976 performance at the Capitol Theatre, videos for the Grohl/Hawkins/Raskulinecz cover of "Overture," and a retrospective interview with guitarist Alex Lifeson and producer Terry Brown looking at 2112 40 years on.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/16/2016
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0602557202694
catalogNumber: 002584000
Rank: 8860

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rush   Primary Artist
Adam Holzman   Hammond Organ,Electric Piano
Nick Beggs   Bass Guitar
Jerry Cantrell   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Grohl   Guitar
Sean Kinney   Drums
Hugh Syme   Keyboards
Mark McIntyre   Bass
Mike Inez   Bass
Steven Wilson   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Mellotron
Nick Raskulinecz   Bass
Taylor Hawkins   Drums
Dave Kilminster   Electric Guitar
Rob Brown   Drums
Ian D'Sa   Guitar
Jordan Hastings   Drums
Jacob Moon   Guitar,Vocals
William DuVall   Guitar,Vocals
Ben Kowalewicz   Vocals
Craig Blundell   Drums
Jonathan Gallant   Bass
Richard Bonura   Percussion,Tambourine

Technical Credits

Rush   Arranger,Producer
Craig Anderson   Authoring
David Bianco   Engineer
Terry Brown   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Michael Chambers   Engineer
Andy Curran   Executive Producer
Hugh Syme   Art Direction,Illustrations
Eric Ratz   Producer,Engineer
David Dieckmann   Authoring
Steven Wilson   Producer
Nick Raskulinecz   Engineer
Gérard Gentil   Portrait Photography
Billy Talent   Producer
Kenny Luong   Engineer
Ian D'Sa   Producer
Jacob Moon   Arranger
Jon Nicholson   Drum Technician
John Lousteau   Engineer
Paul Jarrett   Engineer

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