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2112 [Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued]

Rush Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
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1. 2112: I. Overture/II. The Temples Of Syrinx/III. Discovery/IV. Presentation/V. Oracle: The Dream...
2. A Passage To Bangkok
3. The Twilight Zone
4. Lessons
5. Tears
6. Something For Nothing

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Only Rush could have pulled this off, and only in the 1970s. 2112--the title suite of the band's 1976 breakthrough album--is a comically pretentious, futuristic rock opera; written by a nerdy drummer and sung by a whiny-voiced geek. It also happens to be a great piece of rock and roll that lifts the listener through a variety of moods and textures from genteel acoustic ("Oracle") to thrilling metal ("The Temples of Syrinx"). Perhaps realizing that they had taken conceptualism about as far as it could go, even these guys backed off on the epic hero stuff for later releases. 2112 still stands though, as one of the great signposts of the prog-rock era. --Michael Ruby

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Back When The World Listened More Than Once June 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
These days, 3 seconds seem like an eternity for the gullible masses who don't even bother if there's no simple hook to get perpetually drilled into their heads right from the get-go. I always knew there was a lot of substance to Rush. I just had the problem that many tend to have, that being with Geddy Lee's voice. Given that I am simply enamoured of Axl Roses's whinings and shriekings, that hardly seems fair, especially for such an intricate band such as Rush. Nonetheless, things are the way they are. For anyone who "respects" but can't "get into" Rush, make sure you understand that ESPECIALLY by today's standards, they may be somewhat of an acquired taste. And it's easy to look the other way...
But I've always WANTED to love Rush. They represent everything that is to be hailed about music; brains, talent, hard work, complex arrangements, and they ROCK. I knew I had to just buy an album, lock myself in a room, and listen to it over and over and over, and not come out until the epiphany.
It took forever, but allow me to gear myself towards prog/rock fans with similar issues: it's worth it.
2112 is a good starting point, as it is like listening to a symphony, a musical journey, more than just a collection of songs ready for radio. Thus, your mindset in the first place is much more open for a work like this. 2112 was made like some early Pink Floyd albums - one epic and a few songs to fill out the time. However, I don't call them "filler" - indeed, such tag-along-songs are more often than not, golden nuggets in and of themselves. Allow me to highlight the wonderful gem, "Tears." A wonderful, creative, and haunting melody floats over a very uniquely atmosphered soundscape. Tender, yet dark.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The big breakthrough for Rush June 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
In March of 1976, Canadian rockers Rush released their fourth album entitled 2112. This album was seen as their make or break disc after the disappointing results of its predecessor Caress of Steel. When initially released, it was the first Rush album to crack the Top 100 but would not go Gold until the success of its successor A Farewell to Kings a year later as would the live disc released in 1976 All The World's a Stage. The epic 20 minute plus title suite kicks off the album. It tells the Brave New Worldish story of one man's quest to find change. One day, he discovers a guitar and shows it to the evil priests but they destroy the guys creation and then the guy takes his own life at the conclusion of the track over dejection and despair. Bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee's work on this track is amazing. Guitarist Alex Lifeson wails on this track and drummer Neil Peart is on fire. Also of note, this was the first Rush track to feature synthesizers on the intro. The second half features two more Rush composed tracks A Passage to Bangkok(a live staple for the next few years) and The Twilight Zone. Alex Lifeson's Lessons follows and is a great tune. Geddy's ballad Tears is beautiful and poignant with Hugh Syme on keyboards. The concluding Something for Nothing is a great track and reminds us that we have to work for success and don't get things handed on a silver platter. Highly recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review For 5.1 Blu Ray Edition Dec 23 2012
By Stephen Bieth TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First off this is my fav. Rush record. They have made a few classic albums but this one was the first album of theirs I bought. The whole album is great but the first side with the full 2112 on it is a masterpiece. The 5.1 mix is some of the best ear candy that you will ever hear. This really is a record that was made for 5.1. As a surprise bonus they have done motion comics for each of the songs. The 2112 part takes you through the whole story. What a great idea for this format. This mix has nice range. I feel it is not part of the loudness wars going on right now (thank you MP3 people). The tracks are not overly compressed and the 5.1 mix is true to the original two track master. If you like Rush or if you have not heard them but like Progressive rock this is for you. If you are new to the world of 5.1 and want some ear candy to play on your new toy well this is the one!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MASTERPIECE! June 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is where I started my RUSH journey. I have been a fan for most of my life (30 years as long as they have been around). My older brother, Tom, was a fan of RUSH when I was born. I grew up listening to RUSH while Tom jammed along on his guitar. I used to beg him to play this album over and over. Today I am going to permanently mark my body with ink to honor RUSH and their 30 years of existence. I will emblazon my right arm with the bold black characters "R30" after their 30th anniversary tour logo. 2112 is RUSH's best album, and when I got a CD player for the first time in 1989 this was the CD I bought to play. ORDER IT AND YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Classic June 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
As a new Rush fan, I had to decide which album I would buy first. So naturally I chose 2112. If a song is 22 minutes long, it's gotta be good. The opener, which is broken into sub-songs is a true masterpice. The best part of the album is when "Temple's of the Synix" kicks in about 4 minutes into 2112. The gutiars scream and Geddy's voice howls out in a pitch that no other human can reach "we've taken care of everything, the words you read, the songs you sing", my personal favorite line in any Rush song. The next 5 songs on the album are no 2112, but they're still pretty damn good. This is a must have for any classic rock fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have classic
A must have classic
Published 4 days ago by srblanch
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
The sound will blow you away. If you are a fan don't hesitate just buy this you won't be disappointed.
Published 5 months ago by Corie Cohen
5.0 out of 5 stars Discover 2112 all over again!
The 5.1 Blu-ray is amazing, the comic is cool and some of the extras will make you cringe. 2012 was the year to get "Rushified"
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Published 18 months ago by Rob Paterson
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
I ordered this CD + Bluray set for a friend of mine and he absolutely loves it. Rush fans, it's a must!!
Published 18 months ago by Chantal
5.0 out of 5 stars The VERY Best
This is, bar none, THE VERY BEST RUSH ALBUM EVER. Period. They fell so very far after, say, A Farewell to Kings. For true fans, the is THE ULTIMATE RUSH SYMPHONY. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Antonia M. Cameron
4.0 out of 5 stars "Attention all planets of the Solar Federation: We have assumed...
'2112', where to begin? To many Rush fans this was the first introduction to the band, their history, their sound. It's simply epic. Read more
Published on April 16 2011 by Tommy Sixx Morais
1.0 out of 5 stars Item received from Amazon
Totally disatisfied, not about the music which is AWSOME, it's about the casing, I was expecting a jewel case copy, but not, the whole cd casing is in cardboard/paper..... Read more
Published on Aug. 19 2010 by Jean-Francois
3.0 out of 5 stars Intense and Angry ... the drive to comeback after a disasterous tour
'2112' is the introduction of the "starman" symbol/logo. It represents the creative man against the red star of oppression and homogeneity. Read more
Published on May 1 2008 by Matthew West
4.0 out of 5 stars Revenge of the Nerds
Reading a review of 2112 I saw Rush referred to as "nerdy" - I never thought about it that way, but they really encapsulate nerdiness. Read more
Published on June 4 2004 by K. Parsons
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