More Info on RUSH’s “R40″ Box Set Revealed

Rush - R40 box set

Canadian rock legends Rush will release a special R40 video box set on six Blu-ray discs or ten DVDs this coming November to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The set features live footage spanning all four decades of the band’s career, including over two hours of unreleased material, a rare performance of entire seven-part version of 2112, three unreleased tracks from the 1974 vault plus Rush‘s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction.

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush‘s eponymous debut album in 1974. This superb collector’s box set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career. It includes Rush In RioR30Snakes & Arrows LiveTime Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland and Clockwork Angels Tour plus a bonus disc of previously unseen and unreleased live material stretching from 1974 to 2013.

To the delight of fans, the bonus disc will include all eight songs from the Laura Secord Secondary School show in 1974 which features original drummer John Rutsey. That recording includes two Rush originals I’ve Been Runnin’ and The Loser, as well as their cover of Larry William‘s Bad Boy, made famous by The Beatles. The bonus discus also features five songs from songs from the Capitol Theatre in 1976 such as Anthem and Lakeside Park, the rarely performed full, seven-part version of 2112 filmed in 1997, Lock And Key from the Hold Your Fire tour, as well as footage from the glorious evening when Rush fans got their beloved band inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Rush are renowned for the energy and excitement of their live concerts and this set brings together some of their finest performances. The ten DVD (or six Blu-ray) discs are contained in a stunning 52-page hardback book measuring 305mm x 225mm with the ten discs contained in five additional rigid insert pages each holding two discs. The 52 pages of the book are filled with memorabilia and photographs documenting 40 years of Rush live in concert. This is the ultimate collection of Rush live performances, beautifully presented.

For more information, including the complete track listing, visit Rush.com.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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