Rush will be releasing a 2112 40th anniversary Super Deluxe box set one week from this coming Friday on December 16th, just in time for the Holidays. The standard edition is a 2CD+DVD set which includes a CD of 2112 remastered (the version from last year's 2112 vinyl reissue), another CD of some rock celebrity covers of a few of the various songs on the album along with some live outtakes, and a DVD of the newly-restored Live at Capitol Theatre 1976 show along with some other bonus videos. There's also a 3 LP version with the same content as the CDs along with a few bonus goodies. The Super Deluxe edition contains both the 2CD+DVD and 3 LP sets along with some additional bonus content. The cover songs included on the set are 2112: Overture from members of the Foo Fighters, A Passage to Bangkok from Billy Talent, The Twilight Zone by Steven Wilson, Something for Nothing by Jacob Moon and Tears by Alice In Chains. The Billy Talent cover of A Passage to Bangkok was recently made available for streaming online at this location, and was one of 102.1 The Edge's 5 Songs You Must Hear This Week. You can also listen to Alice in Chains' take on Tears via YouTube, and the Foo Fighters cover of 2112: Overture here (at the 46 minute mark). One of the live outtakes on the bonus CD is a 1976 Massey Hall recording of Something for Nothing which is available for streaming online here. You can get all the details regarding the contents of the 2112 40th anniversary edition via the official Rush.com press release and also watch a 1-and-a-half minute promotional unboxing video which highlights the contents of the box set here. You can pre-order the 2112 40th anniversary edtion on Amazon (2CD+DVD, 3 LP, Super Deluxe).
[Listen to 1976 live outtake of Rush's Something for Nothing from upcoming 2112 box set]
[Listen to Alice in Chains' cover of Rush's Tears from the upcoming 2112 40th anniversary box set]
[Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson to appear on The Strombo Show tomorrow]
[Rush 2112 40th anniversary Super Deluxe edition coming next month]