The yearlong 40th anniversary celebration of all things Rush is in full swing. Since the band launched its final major tour in May, adoring fans have been turning out in droves to experience Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart performing together in concert. Along with the R40 tour, the band is also reissuing their studio albums on high-quality vinyl.
The rollout of the vinyl versions of six studio albums the band recorded for Atlantic Records between 1989 and 2007 is now confirmed. All of the albums will be pressed on audiophile-quality, 200-gram vinyl and each will come with a code to access a high-definition digital download.
The albums will be released between October 2015 and January 2016 in chronological order as single or double LP sets and are available for pre-order at rush.com.
-October 23: Presto and Roll The Bones
-November 6: Counterparts and Test For Echo
-January 15: Feedback and Snakes & Arrows
As a bonus, Counterparts and Test For Echo both feature etched designs on side D of the album which are available for the first time on these pressings.
These vinyl reissues spotlight some of the band's finest work, including the platinum-seller Roll The Bones, as well as the Top 5 albums Counterparts and Snakes & Arrows. Standout tracks abound, like hits "Show Don't Tell" from Presto, the title track from Test For Echo, and "Summertime Blues" from Feedback.
With more than 45 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but also one of the most popular. The RIAA® has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
With a career that spans over four decades, Rush continues to be the soundtrack to millions of lives while also influencing and inspiring musicians and garnering a new generation of fans around the world. The band was also recognized for its immeasurable impact with a 2013 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
RUSH ATLANTIC YEARS ON VINYL
Roll The Bones (1991)
Test For Echo (1996)*
Snakes & Arrows (2007)*
*Double LP sets