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Details On Rush’s 40th Anniversary Reissue Of ‘A Farewell To Kings’

Good news:  You now have the perfect gift this holiday season for the Rush fan in your life. 

(If that fan is you, feel free to treat yo’ self, because the holidays are stressful.)

Anyway…Rush is giving their fifth studio album A Farewell To Kings that grand reissue treatment in honor of its 40th anniversary and will be available on December 1 in four different formats:  Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD Deluxe Edition, 4LP Deluxe Edition and the Deluxe Digital Edition.  (See full tracklists below for details.

Rush’s official website has each format available for pre-order right now along with some exclusive bundles with exclusive swag.  Some bundles also include a pack of Rush-branded pencils, which on the surface sounds “meh,” but there’s something very endearing about their practical nature that’s difficult not to love.

Rush – A Farewell To Kings – 40th Anniversary Reissue – Tracklist

3-CD

DISC 1

Original Album - Produced by Rush and Terry Brown

  1. A FAREWELL TO KINGS
  2. XANADU
  3. CLOSER TO THE HEART
  4. CINDERELLA MAN
  5. MADRIGAL
  6. CYGNUS X-1

 

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

 

  1. XANADU – Dream Theater*
  2. CLOSER TO THE HEART – Big Wreck*
  3. CINDERELLA MAN – The Trews*
  4. MADRIGAL – Alain Johannes*
  5. CYGNUS X-2 EH*

 

BLU-RAY AUDIO – DISC 4

96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Mix by Steven Wilson

96kHz 24-bit Original Stereo Analog 2015 Remaster

  1. A FAREWELL TO KINGS
  2. XANADU
  3. CLOSER TO THE HEART
  4. CINDERELLA MAN
  5. MADRIGAL
  6. CYGNUS X-1

 

1977 Promo Videos:

  1. A FAREWELL TO KINGS
  2. XANADU
  3. CLOSER TO THE HEART

 

4-LP VINYL

LP 1 – SIDE A

Original Album - Produced by Rush and Terry Brown

  1. A FAREWELL TO KINGS
  2. XANADU

 

LP 1 – SIDE B

  1. CLOSER TO THE HEART
  2. CINDERELLA MAN
  3. MADRIGAL
  4. CYGNUS X-1

 

LP 2 – SIDE C

Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978

  1. BASTILLE DAY
  2. LAKESIDE PARK*
  3. BY-TOR & THE SNOWDOG

 

LP 2 – SIDE D

Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978

  1. XANADU
  2. A FAREWELL TO KINGS
  3. SOMETHING FOR NOTHING

 

LP 3 – SIDE E

Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978

  1. CYGNUS X-1
  2. ANTHEM
  3. CLOSER TO THE HEART*

 

LP 3 – SIDE F

Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978

  1. 2112*

 

LP 4 – SIDE G

Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978

  1. WORKING MAN
  2. FLY BY NIGHT
  3. IN THE MOOD
  4. DRUM SOLO*
  5. CINDERELLA MAN

 

LP 4 – SIDE H

  1. XANADU – Dream Theater*
  2. CLOSER TO THE HEART – Big Wreck*
  3. CINDERELLA MAN – The Trews*
  4. MADRIGAL – Alain Johannes*
  5. CYGNUS X-2 EH*

 

DELUXE DIGITAL EDITION

DISC 1

Original Album - Produced by Rush and Terry Brown

  1. A FAREWELL TO KINGS
  2. XANADU
  3. CLOSER TO THE HEART
  4. CINDERELLA MAN
  5. MADRIGAL
  6. CYGNUS X-1

 

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
  8. ANTHEM
  9. CLOSER TO THE HEART*
  10. 2112*
  11. WORKING MAN
  12. FLY BY NIGHT
  13. IN THE MOOD
  14. DRUM SOLO*
  15. CINDERELLA MAN

 

DISC 3

  1. XANADU – Dream Theater*
  2. CLOSER TO THE HEART – Big Wreck*
  3. CINDERELLA MAN – The Trews*
  4. MADRIGAL – Alain Johannes*
  5. CYGNUS X-2 EH*

* Previously unreleased

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.