Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Rush's Clockwork Angels certified Gold in Canada
Rush's Clockwork Angels album was recently awarded Gold certification by Music Canada on June 27th, 2013 (thanks RushFanForever). To obtain Gold certification in Canada an album must sell at least 40,000 units. Clockwork Angels still has not received Gold certification in the US where an album needs to sell at least 500,000 units. Rush's last studio album to receive Gold certification in the US was 1996's Test For Echo, and Roll the Bones was given Platinum certification back in 2001. No Rush studio albums have been certified in the US since then, although several Rush videos and compilations have. However, with all the reissues in recent years including the Sector box sets, the recent Atlantic-era reissues (the digital version has already been released) and the deluxe editions of 2112 and Moving Pictures, it's likely that sales of Rush's back catalog have greatly increased in the past few years. As I'd reported last week it looks like Rush has finally requested recertification of most of their back catalog. So we may be hearing of more Rush certifications in the near future.