2112 (Super Deluxe CD+Blu-ray+Comic Book) Box set
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Digitally remastered and expanded super deluxe CD/Blu-Ray hardbound book edition of this 1976 masterpiece packed with a 40-page comic book representing every song on 2112. Contains the remastered 2112 album and three live bonus tracks on CD plus a DVD with a 5.1 surround sound audio mix and an interactive digital comic book, a new album cover by original album designer Hugh Syme, liner notes and unpublished photos. Originally released in 1976, Rush's epic, landmark release 2112 was their creative and commercial breakthrough as well as one of the band's most highly regarded releases among both fans and critics alike. With lyrics written by Neil Peart, and influenced by author Ayn Rand, 2112 kicks off with the ambitious seven-suite title track (side one), set in a futuristic world run by the "Priests of the Temples of Syrinx" who regulate "every single facet of every life," which includes books, music, work and play. 2112 conveys the story of humanity's instinctual, inner need for one's free will.
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 --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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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.Read more ›
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never thought id listen to Rush in my lifetime. This record is awesome though. I realized that its an awesome band with ugly fansPublished 2 months ago by Pierre Luc Cossette
High quality pressing, sounds great!
3-D hologram very cool as well.
Very great job RUSH! Cool book, awesome DVD, drowned ourselves in the music - and "lay a while in bed" to this disc.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
A super classic in 200 gram vinyl.
An awesome way to show off your stereo system.
Many awards for this album and well worth it.
Sound like heaven.