Thursday, December 13, 2012

Rush to release an iBook companion to 2112 Deluxe Edition
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UPDATE - 12/18@4:28PM: The iBook version of the 2112 comic book can now be purchased on iTunes. Here's more on the iBook from Rolling Stone:

... the iBook includes previously unpublished photos not available in the physical version.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 has just announced that they will be releasing an iBook (e-book for iOS devices) companion to their upcoming 2112 Deluxe Edition:


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 The iBook will consist of unpublished pictures, black and white ink art and pencil sketches for every comic book cell, and preview music for the newly remastered Mastered for iTunes (mFit) audio of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* Unpublished pictures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 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:

[pre-order CD+DVD Deluxe Edition]
[pre-order CD+BD Deluxe Edition]
[pre-order CD+BD Super Deluxe Edition]

Related Posts:
[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]



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#26 - Posted 12/14/12 @8:59PM by Liverpool 78

Hey America

When are you going to stop misinterpreting the right to bear arms and get rid of your guns?

All those innocent little children.

Too too too many shootings.

A sad day for the world.

#25 - Posted 12/14/12 @3:55PM by mstmompj [contact]

#22, 24

Yes, he cited it as being in 2004, during R30.
#24 - Posted 12/14/12 @12:43PM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

#22- No, he referred to Carrie as being Neil's wife, and if memory serves me correctly it may have been during the S&A Tour or R30...not sure.
#23 - Posted 12/14/12 @11:54AM by kjbird [contact]

What would have been cool, since today is Rush Day on VH1 Classic, is if they played other DVD's other than the 3 that will be on continual feed. I'm assuming it's because they've only released those under contract with them? But for someone's first exposure (possibly) to see Rush in Rio, Exit Stage Left, R30, Snakes & Arrows, etc. I'd be blown away. Even if it was a limited contract "just for today".
#22 - Posted 12/14/12 @11:47AM by Fish Eyelands [contact]

Are you sure Peter Brocklehurst weren't referring to when Neil was actually living in England in the early '70s? If he was a cokehead then, that makes sense, being young and naive. I can't picture that description of Neil nowadays... But who knows?
#21 - Posted 12/14/12 @10:56AM by hazlnut [contact]

Gene Simmons taught them well.
#20 - Posted 12/14/12 @10:50AM by mstmompj [contact]

#13 - Thanks for sharing that review of Criss's book. It provides quite an instructive contrast.

#18 - Yes, evidently the "Legends of Brocklehurst" blog was edited by its author to remove that particular "legend" after he realized it had become somewhat controversial. He visited a thread at The Rush Forum to comment on the matter. That said, the occasion in question wasn't exactly depicted as a regular/ongoing thing though certainly the author (who supplied the coke) imagined it would be welcome, so that says something. Not sure what. After all, there are many things that one doesn't do regularly that one does on special occasion (for old times' sake for instance).

For me, it was a little unsettling to read the unedited blog (I am not a user of mind-altering substances legal or illegal) but I reflect that for someone of a libertarian bent like Neil, a "status offense" like occasionally using an illegal drug in the safety of one's own home or hotel room is not likely to be considered any kind of moral or ethical breach. (As opposed to getting loaded and hitting the stage or the road, or using around one's children for instance.) FWIW . . . which ain't much. :-)
#19 - Posted 12/14/12 @4:37AM by oldprogrockfan [contact]

No one made a comment about the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert from Madison Square Gardens this site why?

In the U.K. the show was not on live T.V. but last night 24 hours after the event the first 2 hours was broadcast on Sky T.V. only to the end of Eric Clapton performance then they cancelled the rest of the show to show a 3 hour opera from Germany!

On the same Sky Arts T.V. show today they will broadcast Rush live from Rotterdam.

Old Prog Rock Fan.
London England.
#18 - Posted 12/14/12 @3:23AM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

It was back in late Nov. and the guys name is Peter Brocklehurst. He does this thing called The Legends of Brocklehurst. When it was first posted he did go into some detail about the huge amounts of coke that him and Neil were snorting, but now I can't find that part, so I don't know whether those parts were removed or if I just can't find it right now.Go back in the archives and snoop around, you'll find it.
#17 - Posted 12/14/12 @3:04AM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

Hi Jackson- ya a while back during your self imposed riab hiatus(not wanting to see the setlist spoilers before your show) there was an article by this so-called "old buddy" of Neil's from England who claims that Neil is a huge coke head. I'll go back and see if I can find it.

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