A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary Edition


Original Album


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


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


Closer To The Heart*
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


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


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


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

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

Linernotes Coming Soon


  • 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


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