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Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” Gets 40th Anniversary Reissue

Rush: A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary Edition - super deluxe edition box set

It’s been 40 years since Rush released A Farewell To Kings. The album, which notably features the hit “Closer to the Heart” among others, is being celebrated by the trio with a reissue including a massive box set.

Anchored by the incredible bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee, each version of the reissue includes a remastered version of the original album plus a full Rush concert recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in February 1978. A third disc collects four A Farewell To Kings songs covered by Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews, and Alain Johannes as well as a previously unreleased instrumental studio outtake called “Cygnus X-2 Eh”.

The super deluxe edition box set includes three CDs, four LPs, and a Blu-ray audio disc with a new 5.1 surround mix of the album and three 1977 promo videos. It will also have new artwork, a “King’s Ring” custom velvet pouch and neck chain, two lithographs, a 12-inch turntable mat, and a reproduction of the 1978 A Farewell To Kings tour program.

A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary Edition is available now on CD, vinyl, a super deluxe box set, and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary Edition Track List:

Disc One – Original Album:

  1. A Farwell to Kings
  2. Xanadu
  3. Closer to the Heart
  4. Cinderella Man
  5. Madrigal
  6. Cygnus X-1

Disc Two – Live at Hammersmith Odeon, February 20, 1978:

  1. Bastille Day
  2. Lakeside Park
  3. By-Tor & the Snowdon
  4. Xanadu
  5. A Farewell to Kings
  6. Something for Nothing
  7. Cygnus X-1

Disc Three – 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

Covers:

  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

Disc Four – Blu-ray audio:

  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 Farwell to Kings
  2. Xanadu
  3. Closer to the Heart

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