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Happy 40th anniversary A Farewell to Kings!

Tue, Aug 29, 2017@8:10AM | comments

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the US release of Rush's 5th studio album - 1977's A Farewell to Kings (it was released on August 26th in Canada). The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and mixed at Advision Studios in London. It was one of Rush's first albums to go Gold in the US; it along with 2112 and All the World's a Stage were all certified simultaneously on November 16, 1977. The album would later be certified Platinum on December 1st, 1993. It peaked at #33 on Billboard's top album charts. A remastered version of the album was released in 1997, and the album was remastered again for the 2011 Sector 2 box set, which also included a 5.1 surround sound DVD Audio version. It was also remastered for vinyl in 2015 as a part of Rush's 12 Months of Rush promotion (this release also included a Blu-ray Audio version). According to a recent Alex Lifeson interview with Sirius XM, a 40th anniversary box set edition of the album will be released later this year, similar to last year's 2112 40th anniversary box set. Happy 40th anniversary A Farewell to Kings! Here's the band's in-studio performance video for Xanadu: