On that day, 2112-40th will be released in three distinct variations: a two CD and DVD edition, a three-LP 200-gram vinyl edition, and a Super Deluxe edition incorporating both CDs, the DVD, and all three LPs, plus bonus items and several other collectibles.
Other highlights of the package include the original album remaster done at Abbey Road Studios, and live archive outtakes culled from a performance at Massey Hall in Toronto in June 1976.
The DVD features newly restored video and audio of the band’s legendary (and often bootlegged) concert at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey on December 10, 1976, and newly recorded covers of tracks from 2112 by Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters along with producer Nick Raskulinecz, Steven Wilson, Billy Talent, Jacob Moon, and Alice In Chains.
A new 25-minute interview with Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and 2112 producer Terry Brown also appears on the DVD. The package itself boasts new artwork by Hugh Syme (including the revamped cover design shown at left), and the liner notes were penned by Rob Bowman.
For the first 1,000 Super Deluxe pre-order purchases at Rush.com, us.udiscovermusic.com, and udiscovermusic.com, the purchaser will receive a limited edition 7-inch pressing of the album’s first single “The Twilight Zone” (b/w “Lessons”) and a custom red star 45 large hole adapter ring, both newly designed by Hugh Syme.
The 2112-40th package does not appear to include the DTS-HD Master Audio 96-kHz/24-bit 5.1 mix of the album done by Richard Chycki that was released by Anthem/Mercury in 2012. You can read all about that exciting surround sound mix right here on HRAC.
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