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Rush 'Presto' Super Audio CD release delayed

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Rush audiophiles teething at the bit to purchase the Super Audio CD version of the legendary Canuck's prog-rocker's classic 1989 studio album "Presto" will have to wait a little longer. Audio Fidelity's SACD reissue of the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's 13th studio album, originally slated for July 1, has been delayed by a couple of weeks.

According to an update released July 2 at RushIsABand.com, Amazon has changed the release date to July 15. "Presto" will be reissued in a numbered, limited-edition Hybrid SACD., using 24-carat gold CDs, which capture the true sound of the recorded performance without the irregular plated surfaces of standard aluminium discs.

The specialty label previously reissued two other Rush classics - 1978s “Hemispheres" and 1993's “Counterparts.” All three Rush SACD reissues were mastered Kevin Gray at Cohearent by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. For more details, check out AudioFidelity.com or pre-order at Amazon.

Produced by Rupert Hines, "Presto" was Rush's first album with Atlantic Records after leaving Mercury/Polygram. The record certified Platinum in Canada and gold in the U.S. It's notable for marking a shift in sound for the Toronto power trio away from their 80s synth dominated approach back to a more traditional rock approach.

The veteran rockers are currently on hiatus for the year following their hugely successful Clockwork Angels Tour, which ran from Sept. 7, 2012 - Aug. 4, 2013. Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson recently revealed the band has plans in the works for a world tour to kick off in the spring of 2015.

The band celebrated the 40th anniversary of their classic 1974 self-titled debut album with a new vinyl boxset, titled "Rush ReDISCovered," which hit shelves April 29. For more information, check out Rush.com.

Did you know? UltimateClassicRock.com recently ranked Rush No. 2 among Canada's top 10 rock artists, second only to Neil Young.

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