Thursday, December 13, 2012
Rush to release an iBook companion to 2112 Deluxe Edition
... the iBook includes previously unpublished photos not available in the physical version. The iBook does not include the album, though it does come with samples of the six original songs and three bonus tracks. ...
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UPDATE - 12/14@10:48AM: Here's some more information from rushfanben regarding the 2112 Deluxe Edition. When you play the DVD/Blu-ray, a picture (also drawn by comic book artist Tom Hodges) is displayed depicting the song, as shown in this image for Something for Nothing. The comic book faithfully depicts the story of 2112 as described in Neil Peart's lyrics - with each section of the song broken out in a chapter of its own. I've attached a screenshot of a scene from Discovery.
UPDATE - 12/14@10:20AM: The 2112 Deluxe Edition has already released in parts of Europe and reader rushfanben received his copy of the standard Deluxe Edition and sent along these scans of the liner notes:
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Rush.com has just announced that they will be releasing an iBook (e-book for iOS devices) companion to their upcoming 2112 Deluxe Edition:
RUSH TO RELEASE iBOOK FOR 2112
On December 18, 2012, RUSH will release their first ever iBook for 2112. The iBook will consist of unpublished pictures, black and white ink art and pencil sketches for every comic book cell, and preview music for the newly remastered Mastered for iTunes (mFit) audio of 2112 with 3 bonus live tracks. ...
iBook content includes:
* 40-page comic book by story artist Tom Hodges ("Star Wars -The Clone Wars," The Simpson's "Treehouse of Horrors #17″)
* Unpublished pictures
* Black and white ink art and pencil sketches for every comic book cell
* Preview of the remastered audio of 2112
* Expanded artwork, liner notes, lyrics and unreleased photos
* Brand new liner notes by David Fricke, Rolling Stone
So this just sounds like it will be a digital version of the comic book and all the artwork and liner notes included in the 2112 Deluxe Edition that can be purchased separately. The 5.1 Surround Sound Deluxe Edition version of 2112 will be released on December 18th in 3 different formats; a CD plus Audio DVD Deluxe Edition, a CD plus Audio Blu-ray Deluxe Edition and a CD plus Audio Blu-ray Super Deluxe Edition. All 3 versions will contain a digitally remastered CD with 3 unreleased live tracks along with a DVD or Blu-ray 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the album. Also included in each version will be expanded artwork, liner notes, lyrics, unreleased photos and brand new liner notes by David Fricke. The Super Deluxe version will be housed in a hardbound book with a 40 page comic book by story artist Tom Hodges. The DVD/Blu-ray also contains a digital version of this comic book. For all the details and technical specs, check out the Rush.com press release. There's also this short, 20-second preview video that shows a few images from the included 2112 comic book with 2112: Temples of Syrinx playing in the background which you can check out online at this location. You can pre-order your copy today at Amazon:
[Rush 2112 Deluxe Edition comic book preview video]
[Rush 2112 Deluxe Edition 5.1 reissue cover art revealed]
[Rush releases details regarding the Super Deluxe reissue of 2112]
[Super Deluxe CD/BD reissue of 2112 coming December 18th]