Rush's new 2112 40th anniversary edition box set released 2 weeks ago and sales from the reissue have propelled 2112 back into the Billboard 200 album charts at #121 (thanks John at Cygnus-X1.net). This isn't the first time a 2112 reissue has pushed the album back onto the charts. It also happened back in 2012 with the release of the 2112 Deluxe Edition and also last year with the 2112 Vinyl Hologram Edition release. The standard edition of the 2112 40th anniversary reissue 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 (audio here at the 46 minute mark), A Passage to Bangkok from Billy Talent (audio), The Twilight Zone by Steven Wilson (audio), Something for Nothing by Jacob Moon (audio) and Tears by Alice In Chains (audio). 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. Rob Bowman wrote the very extensive liner notes included with the set, and Eric at Power Windows has transcribed them and made them available 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. Ultimate Classic Rock has opened up voting for their annual Ultimate Classic Rock Awards and the 2112 box set is in the running in the Archival Live Album / Video of the Year category, so go vote for Rush at this location. You can order the 2112 40th anniversary edition on Amazon (2CD+DVD, 3 LP, Super Deluxe), or pick it up at your local retailer.
[Rush 2112 40th anniversary edition box set released tomorrow]
[Listen to Billy Talent's cover of Rush's A Passage to Bangkok from the upcoming 2112 40th anniversary box set]
[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]