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New Rush: Retrospective 3 press release

Fri, Jan 16, 2009@6:19PM | comments removed/disabled

Anthem just put out a press release today with a few more details regarding their upcoming Retrospective 3 greatest hits package, due out March 3rd. From the press release:

Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush has announced details of the upcoming third volume in its continuing compilation series. "RETROSPECTIVE III (1989-2008)" arrives in stores on March 3rd.

The collection -- available as both individual CD and two-disc CD/DVD set -- features tracks culled from the legendary trio's two decades with Atlantic Records, spanning such acclaimed studio works as 1989's "PRESTO," 1991's "ROLL THE BONES," 1993's "COUNTERPARTS," 1996's "TEST FOR ECHO," 2002's "VAPOR TRAILS," and 2007's "SNAKES & ARROWS" (see attached tracklisting). In addition, "RETROSPECTIVE III" features a previously unreleased live version of the classic "Ghost of a Chance," recorded live in Atlanta during Rush's 2008 "Snakes & Arrows Tour," as well as two tracks -- "One Little Victory" and "Earthshine" -- newly remixed by the band's Alex Lifeson and master mixer Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Mick Jagger, P. Diddy).

The "RETROSPECTIVE III" DVD gathers the band's 10 stunning music videos during the Atlantic years, including clips for fan favorites such as "The Pass," "Roll The Bones," "Stick It Out," "Driven," and the Grammy Award-nominated "Malignant Narcissism." What's more, the DVD includes a trio of live videos filmed in Frankfurt, Germany during Rush's 2004 "R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour," highlighted by a masterful performance of The Who's classic "The Seeker" (originally recorded by Rush for 2004's "FEEDBACK"). As an added bonus, the band has included a rare televised performance of the classic "Tom Sawyer" and an on-camera interview featuring all three members.

Both the CD and CD/DVD versions of "RETROSPECIVE III" are available now for pre-order at A "Deluxe Rush Fan Pack" is also being offered, combining the CD/DVD package with a limited edition lithograph highlighting the albums featured on "RETROSPECTIVE III." The first 100 orders will receive an ultra-rare signed lithograph. ...

This officially confirms the March 3rd release date and we have a little more info regarding the interview alluded to on the band's pre-order page for the Deluxe Fan Pack. This sounds to me that it might be the Colbert Report performance of Tom Sawyer along with Stephen Colbert's interview with the band. It also looks like the only extra in the Deluxe Fan Pack is the lithograph and I doubt that any of the signed ones still remain. Here's the complete tracklist from the release:

Release Date: March 3rd, 2009

1. One Little Victory (Remix)
2. Dreamline
3. Workin' Them Angels
4. Presto
5. Bravado
6. Driven
7. The Pass
8. Animate
9. Roll the Bones
10. Ghost of a Chance (Live)
11. Nobody's Hero
12. Leave That Thing Alone
13. Earthshine (Remix)
14. Far Cry

1. Stick it Out
2. Nobody's Hero
3. Half the World
4. Driven
5. Roll the Bones
6. Show Don't Tell
7. The Pass
8. Superconductor
9. Far Cry
10. Malignant Narcissism
11. The Seeker (Live)
12. Secret Touch (Live)
13. Resist (Live)
14. Interview and "Tom Sawyer" (Live)*

* bonus material

Many thanks to snowdog2113 for the heads up.

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