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The A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe version includes three CDs, one Blu-ray Audio disc and four high-quality 180-gram vinyl LPs. 

The set encompasses the Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD; a complete Rush concert recorded in February 1978 at London's Hammersmith Odeon, newly mixed by longtime Rush engineer and original A Farewell to Kings producer Terry Brown from the multi-track live tapes; four newly-recorded cover versions of songs from the original album by Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews and Alain Johannes; and an instrumental studio outtake of the spacey sound effects the band has creatively titled “Cygnus X-2 Eh.” 

The Hammersmith show features, for the first-time ever, over 34 minutes of unreleased performances including a complete “2112” suite, “Lakeside Park,” a drum solo and “Closer To The Heart.” The Super Deluxe Edition's audio content on its CDs is duplicated on its vinyl discs.  Meanwhile, the Blu-ray Audio disc contains a brand new 5.1 surround mix of the album by four-time Grammy® nominated surround sound producer Steven Wilson, along with three original 1977 promo videos from a newly found 2-inch quad video master significantly improving the video quality for “Closer To The Heart.”  The Super Deluxe package also includes an elaborate new 40th anniversary cover treatment by longtime Rush creative director Hugh Syme, who has also created a new piece of artwork for each of the album's six songs, and an extensive 12,000-word liner notes by Grammy®-winning rock historian Rob Bowman. 

Finally, The Super Deluxe Edition includes several exclusive items, including a unique King's Ring, with custom velvet pouch and neck chain; two lithographs with original artwork by Hugh Syme; a special 12-inch turntable mat featuring distinctive artwork by Hugh Syme; and a reproduction of Rush's original 1978 A Farewell To Kings tour program.

TRACKLISTING:

3-CD

DISC 1

Original Album - Produced by Rush and Terry Brown

A FAREWELL TO KINGS

XANADU

CLOSER TO THE HEART

CINDERELLA MAN

MADRIGAL

CYGNUS X-1

 

DISC 2

Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978

BASTILLE DAY

LAKESIDE PARK*

BY-TOR & THE SNOWDOG

XANADU

A FAREWELL TO KINGS

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING

CYGNUS X-1

 

DISC 3

Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978

ANTHEM

CLOSER TO THE HEART*

2112*

WORKING MAN

FLY BY NIGHT

IN THE MOOD

DRUM SOLO*

CINDERELLA MAN

XANADU – Dream Theater*

CLOSER TO THE HEART – Big Wreck*

CINDERELLA MAN – The Trews*

MADRIGAL – Alain Johannes*

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

A FAREWELL TO KINGS

XANADU

CLOSER TO THE HEART

CINDERELLA MAN

MADRIGAL

CYGNUS X-1

 

1977 Promo Videos:

A FAREWELL TO KINGS

XANADU

CLOSER TO THE HEART

 

4-LP VINYL

LP 1 – SIDE A

Original Album - Produced by Rush and Terry Brown

A FAREWELL TO KINGS

XANADU

 

LP 1 – SIDE B

CLOSER TO THE HEART

CINDERELLA MAN

MADRIGAL

CYGNUS X-1

 

LP 2 – SIDE C

Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978

BASTILLE DAY

LAKESIDE PARK*

BY-TOR & THE SNOWDOG

 

LP 2 – SIDE D

Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978

XANADU

A FAREWELL TO KINGS

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING

 

LP 3 – SIDE E

Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978

CYGNUS X-1

ANTHEM

CLOSER TO THE HEART*

 

LP 3 – SIDE F

Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978

2112*

 

LP 4 – SIDE G

Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978

WORKING MAN

FLY BY NIGHT

IN THE MOOD

DRUM SOLO*

CINDERELLA MAN

 

LP 4 – SIDE H

XANADU – Dream Theater*

CLOSER TO THE HEART – Big Wreck*

CINDERELLA MAN – The Trews*

MADRIGAL – Alain Johannes*

CYGNUS X-2 EH*

**Digital download card included**

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