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Newly expanded and updated 2nd edition of Hugh Syme's The Art of Rush coming in August

Sat, Mar 20, 2021@11:38AM | comments

The Rush Backstage Club has announced that a newly expanded and updated second edition of Hugh Syme's The Art of Rush will be released later this summer; the original edition was released back in 2015. This updated edition includes a newly designed cover along with an additional 20-page section featuring the art of Rush's 40th anniversary releases. The Rush Backstage Club is also including a limited edition record flats pack containing several 12"x12" printed flats from the archives with every purchase. From the product description:

... Containing original illustrations, paintings, photography, and the incredible stories behind each album that Hugh Syme has designed with the band since 1975. The book's narration was written by music journalist Stephen Humphries and includes in-depth interviews with each Rush band member and the artist. The Art of Rush also contains entertaining anecdotes and commentary from a wide array of notable musicians, actors, athletes, writers, radio personalities, and Rush insiders about their favourite Rush album covers, which clearly reveals how vital and impactful the visual representation of their music has been through the years. One of the hallmarks of Rush releases is the considerable care and consideration that goes into each one-including the conceptual artwork. Readers may be surprised to discover just how much effort went into each concept and the execution for every album cover! ...

The book currently has an expected release date of August 2nd, and you can pre-order your copy via the Rush Backstage Club here.