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Rush announce details of 40th anniversary vinyl reissue of debut album

Rush set to release remastered 40th anniversary reissue of debut album in April
Rush set to release remastered 40th anniversary reissue of debut album in April
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Rush will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic 1974 self-titled debut album with a new vinyl boxset, which will shelves this spring.

According to a news release posted March 1 at Rush.com, the legendary Canuck prog-rockers will reissue the original Moon Records (pre-Anthem/Mercury) studio album as part of Universal's reDISCovered vinyl series.

Re-mastered at Abbey Road studios by engineer Sean McGee, who has been responsible for the recent Beatles vinyl re-masters, the album comes in a high quality 12x12 box and is pressed on audiophile 200 gram vinyl via the Direct Metal Mastering process (the highest quality vinyl currently available).

The package include a rare reproduction of the original 1974 Canadian retail poster, individual Moon Records publicity 5x7 photos of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and original drummer John Rutsey, as well as a 12x12 Rush Family Tree poster, and a digital download card for a free digital copy of the remastered album.

The reissue will be released April 15 and can be pre-ordered at Rush's official online store at RushBackStage.com.

Did you know? Rush's 1974 debut album spawned the iconic Canadian power trio's first singles "In the Mood" and "Finding My Way," as well as their live show staple "Working Man" and was last re-mastered in 1997.