A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary Edition

3 CD EDITION

Original Album

CD - DISC 1

A Farewell to Kings (5:51)
Xanadu (11:08)
Closer To The Heart (2:53)
Cinderella Man (4:21)
Madrigal (2:35)
Cygnus X-1 (10:25)
   Prologue (5:01)
   1 (0:45)
   2 (1:34)
   3 (3:05)

 

Live at Hammersmith Odeon – February 20, 1978

CD - DISC 2

Bastille Day
Lakeside Park*
By-Tor & The Snowdog
Xanadu
A Farewell To Kings
Something For Nothing
Cygnus X-1

CD - DISC 3

Anthem
Closer To The Heart*
2112*
Working Man
Fly By Night
In The Mood
Drum Solo*
Cinderella Man
Xanadu – Dream Theater*
Closer To The Heart – Big Wreck*
Cinderella Man – The Trews*
Madrigal – Alain Johannes*
Cygnus X-2 Eh*

* Previously Unreleased


4LP EDITION

Featuring the complete audio found on the 3cd set over three 200 gram vinyl LPs, click for the detailed 3LP tracklist.


SUPER DELUXE EDITION

Combines the complete contents of the 3 CD and 4 LP Editions, as well as one Blu-ray Audio disc

BLU-RAY AUDIO

96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Mix by Steven Wilson
96kHz 24-bit Original Stereo Analog 2015 Remaster
A Farewell To Kings
Xanadu
Closer To The Heart
Cinderella Man
Madrigal
Cygnus X-1

1977 Promo Videos:
A Farewell To Kings
Xanadu
Closer To The Heart


Linernotes Coming Soon

Miscellaneous

  • Released December 1, 2017.
  • Eight months before the release of the A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary Edition, on April 22, 2017, UMe/Anthem/ole first celebrated the 40th anniversary when they released a 5000 copy limited edition 12" single of Cygnus X-1 (Books I and II) on 180g vinyl with new artwork by Hugh Syme for Record Store Day. Featuring "Book I: The Voyage" on side A and "Book II: Hemispheres" on side B, this was the first time these tracks were released as a single.
  • Contains the complete February 20, 1978 concert previously released in incomplete form as disk three of Different Stages.

From The Press Release:

The 40th Anniversary edition features the Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album; a complete Rush concert recorded in February 1978 at London's Hammersmith Odeon, newly mixed by longtime Rush engineer and original A Farewell to Kings producer Terry Brown from the multi-track live tapes; four newly-recorded cover versions of songs from the original album by Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews and Alain Johannes; and an instrumental studio outtake of the spacey sound effects from “Cygnus X-1” the band has creatively titled “Cygnus X-2 Eh”. The set also includes an elaborate new 40th anniversary cover treatment by longtime Rush creative director Hugh Syme, who has also created a new piece of artwork for each of the album's six songs, an extensive 12,000-word liner notes by Grammy®-winning rock historian Rob Bowman. The vinyl editions include a 32-page vinyl-sized booklet and a special 12-inch turntable mat.

The Super Deluxe Edition combines the complete contents of the 3 CD and 4 LP Editions, as well as one Blu-ray Audio disc containing a brand new 5.1 surround mix of the album by four-time Grammy® nominated surround sound producer Steven Wilson, along with three original 1977 promo videos from a newly found 2-inch quad video master significantly improving the video quality for “Closer To The Heart.” The Super Deluxe Edition includes several exclusive items, including a unique King's Ring, with custom velvet pouch and neck chain; two lithographs with original artwork by Hugh Syme; the 12-inch turntable mat featuring distinctive artwork by Hugh Syme; and a reproduction of Rush's original 1978 A Farewell To Kings tour program

Promos

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