Rush has confirmed their highly anticipated 40th anniversary debut album boxset reissue, dubbed 'Rush ReDISCovered," will not hit shelves on April 15 as originally planned. Fans of the iconic Canuck prog-rockers who have been foaming at the mouth in anticipation of the classic remastered 1974 self-titled debut album will have to wait a couple of weeks longer.
According to a news release posted April 15 at Rush.com, the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been forced to delay the remastered set's release until April 29. High pre-order demand is the reason cited for the shipping delay.
The Toronto power trio have posted a promotional video displaying the contents of the boxset, which includes: the original art jacket, a rare reproduction of the original 1974 Canadian retail poster, individual Moon Records publicity 5x7 photos, a 12x12 Rush Family Tree poster and a download card for a free digital copy of the album. Re-mastered at Abbey Road studios by engineer Sean McGee, the album comes in a high quality 12x12 box and is pressed on audiophile 200 gram vinyl. For more details or to pre-order, check out the band's online merch store at RushBackstage.com.
Originally released on March 1, 1974, the 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 remastered in 1997. The record is also notable as the only album to feature original Rush drummer John Rutsey, who left shortly after the album's release due to health issues and was replaced by drummer extraordinaire Neil Peart.
Rush is also celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic 10th studio album "Grace Under Pressure" this month and have posted a full live performance of one of the album's singles "Red Sector A." Fans can check out the live clip at Rush.com.
Did you know? Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson recently revealed the band has plans for a world tour in 2015.