The prog power trio’s 1976 album, 2112, is due to receive a deluxe edition anniversary release on 16 December via a 200g 3LP pressing, with two CDs replicating the audio plus a DVD capturing Rush on stage at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey
With 2112 itself remastered at Abbey Road Studios, the box set is also bolstered by rare live recordings (including the seldom-performed The Twilight Zone plus outtakes from the group’s three-night stand at Toronto’s Massey Hall, Something For Nothing and a 15-plus-minute performance of the title track), a studio outtakes in the shape of a version of Solar Federation, which features Neil Peart’s isolated vocals that close the 2112 suite in Grand Finale, plus specially recorded album tracks by long-term Rush fans Steven Wilson (who takes on The Twilight Zone) and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins (Overture).
You also get a laser-etched side of vinyl (of the hologram which featured on the 2015 vinyl reissue of the album), a turntable mat featuring Hugh Syme’s Starman design plus a number of exclusive bonus items, among them two 12” x 12” lithograph prints (one of which features Syme’s original sketch for the Starman character, the other a 1976 Massey Hall show ticket stub), a reprint of the 1976 Massey Hall flyer plus three badges, each one featuring a band member.
The reissue will be made available on standard 2CD+DVD (£20) and 3LP (£50) formats as well. Price for the box set is £90.