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Fri, Jun 2, 2023

Newly expanded and updated 2nd edition of Hugh Syme's The Art of Rush now available for pre-order

Wed, Jun 23, 2021@2:06PM | comments

Back in March the Rush Backstage Club revealed that a newly expanded and updated second edition of Hugh Syme's The Art of Rush was due to be released later this year (the original edition was released back in 2015). This updated edition will include a newly designed cover along with an additional 20-page section featuring the artwork of Rush's 40th anniversary box set releases from recent years. The book was originally due to release in August, but due to COVID-related production delays, it is now slated for an October 12th release. 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 is currently available for pre-order via Amazon here.