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Win tickets to the official Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set launch event!

Mon, Nov 5, 2018@5:36PM | comments

The Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set is slated for release 1 week from this coming Friday on November 16th. This afternoon we learned that the record company will be hosting an official launch/listening event and Q&A session next Thursday, November 15th in Toronto and the folks at RushCon are giving away 2 free tickets to the event via a Facebook Contest for the Hearts and Minds. The event will feature an advanced listening session and Q&A panel hosted by Jeff Woods with Rob Bowman, Richard Chycki, Ray Wawrzyniak, Tom Berry, and Ivar Hamilton. The panel will be sharing insights and behind the scenes stories of the making of this legendary album, and will be playing the 5.1 mix from the upcoming box set. Unfortunately the band will not be attending, in case you were wondering. For all the details and to enter, visit the RushCon Facebook page. The Hemispheres box set will be made available as a 2 CD or 3 LP set along with a Super Deluxe edition that includes both the 2 CDs and 3 LPs along with a bonus Blu-ray disc. The set uses the Abbey Road Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album, along with a newly restored bonus recording of the band's June 1979 Pinkpop Festival performance in the Netherlands (with the 2112 performance replaced with one from a Tucson show in November 1978). The Super Deluxe edition also includes a 5.1 Blu-ray mix of the album (from Rush engineer Rich Chycki) and 4 bonus videos. The Super Deluxe edition also includes several exclusive items, including a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos and new artwork by original album designer Hugh Syme. The Rush Backstage Club is also offering various merchandise bundles which you can check out here. There's currently a promotion where if you pre-save the set on Spotify, you can enter for your chance to win a Super Deluxe Edition of the box set. For all the details and to enter, go to this location. You can pre-order the box set now via Amazon (2 CD, 3 LP, Super Deluxe edition), and also check out this unboxing video.

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