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Rush's R40 40th Anniversary Collectors Box Set released today

Mon, Nov 10, 2014@10:02AM | comments

UPDATE - 11/12@10:05AM: John at Cygnus-X1.net has transcribed the liner notes and made them available online here.

R40 Blu-ray box setRush's R40 40th Anniversary Collectors Box Set (6 Blu-ray discs or 10 DVDs) officially releases in North America today. The set includes Rush's 5 most recent live videos (Rush in Rio, R30, Snakes & Arrows Live, Time Machine, Clockwork Angels Tour) along with an R40 bonus disc, all contained in a 52 page hardback book measuring 305mm x 225mm (12" x 9"). The bonus disc includes the full Laura Secord Secondary School 1974 footage including the 2 unreleased tracks I've Been Runnin' and The Loser, along with their cover of Bad Boy. Previews of both of the unreleased tracks are available on Rush's YouTube channel (I've Been Runnin', The Loser), and you can read interviews with Alex and Geddy discussing the tracks on radio.com (Geddy, Alex). As I'd mentioned above, the R40 bonus disc includes the full Laura Secord Secondary School 1974 footage. It also includes the Passaic, NJ Capitol Theatre show from 1976; Lock and Key live from 1988; Rush at the Molson Amphitheatre in 1997; the I Still Love You Man video from 2011; and the Rush portion of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction in 2013. The Rush Backstage Club (and Best Buy) are also offering a special edition of the set that includes an extra R40 Completist disc (in addition to the bonus disc), although there's a bit of confusion as to what this disc contains. This extra disc contains different content based on whether it's the Blu-ray or DVD version, with the ultimate goal being to ensure that the same content is included in both the DVD and Blu-ray packages. The extra Completist DVD bonus disc contains the eight songs not included on the original R30 DVD release, the Anthem Castle Session video and three songs from the Molson Amphitheatre show which are not included on the standard R40 bonus disc. The Blu-Ray Completest disc also includes the Anthem Castle Session video and the three extra Molson Amphitheatre tracks, but instead of the eight extra R30 tracks (which already are included on the R30 Blu-Ray), it includes all the bonus features originally included on the R30 Deluxe Edition DVD, which were not included on the original R30 Blu-Ray release but are already included in the R40 DVD set (but not included in the standard R40 box set Blu-Ray). So, in short, if you already own the R30 Deluxe Edition DVD and the 2009 R30 Blu-ray, then the only extra content that you are getting on the Completist disc are the 3 additional Molson Amphitheatre songs. You can order the R40 box set on 6 Blu-ray discs or 10 DVDs.

Related Posts:
[New Geddy Lee interview and R40 preview clip of unreleased The Loser track at Radio.com]
[New Alex Lifeson interview and R40 preview clip of unreleased I've Been Runnin' track at Radio.com]
[Rush R40 40th Anniversary Collectors Box Set official press release]
[Rush R40 Blu-ray box set now available for pre-order]
[R40 6-disc Blu-ray box set coming this November]

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