New expanded version celebrates classic album’s 40th anniversary
By David Sands
November 10, 2017
Geddy Lee and his bandmates in Rush have a cool treat for fans this holiday season, a special 40th anniversary edition of their classic album A Farewell To Kings. What’s more, they’ve just released a video spotlighting what folks can expect from the upcoming super deluxe version of the reissue. (WATCH BELOW.)
Featuring songs like “Closer To The Heart” and “Cinderella Man,” the 1977 release was a breakthrough for Rush; it was the group’s first U.S. gold-selling album—a distinction it earned within two months of release—and was eventually certified platinum.
Remarking on the album in 1978, Geddy Lee said: “It’s the only one of our albums apart from ‘2112‘ that I can really live with. I’ve yet to look at it and start finding fault with it, pick it apart, you know…it still sounds so positive.”
The upcoming 40th anniversary edition, which comes out Dec. 1, will feature three CDs, one Blu-ray Audio disc and four high-quality 180-gram vinyl LPs, as well as a King’s Ring with chain and velvet pouch, two lithographs, 12-inch turntable mat, reprint of the programme from the 1978 A Farewell To Kings tour and extensive liner notes by Grammy-winning rock historian Rob Bowman.
The album will also be reissued in a three-CD Deluxe Edition, four-LP Deluxe Edition, and a Deluxe Digital Edition. See the video below for more details about the upcoming 40th anniversary Super Deluxe release.
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