Hemispheres 40th Anniversary Edition

CD - DISC 1

Original Album

Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres (18:08)
   I. Prelude (4:27)
   II. Apollo Bringer of Wisdom (2:35)
   III. Dionysus Bringer of Love (2:05)
   IV. Armageddon The Battle of Heart and Mind (3:06)
   V. Cygnus Bringer of Balance (4:05)
   VI. The Sphere A Kind of Dream (1:05)
Circumstances (3:41)
The Trees (4:46)
La Villa Strangiato (9:35)

CD - DISC 2

Live at Pinkpop Festival – June 4, 1979

  1. A Passage To Bangkok*
  2. Xanadu*
  3. The Trees*
  4. The Sphere A Kind Of Dream*
  5. Closer To The Heart*
  6. La Villa Strangiato*
  7. In The Mood*
  8. Drum Solo*
  9. Something For Nothing*

Live in Arizona – November 20, 1978

  1. 1. 2112*

BLU-RAY DISC
(SUPER DELUXE EDITION EXCLUSIVE)

Audio

  • 96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Mix
  • 96kHz 24-bit Original Stereo Analog 2015 Remaster

Bonus Promo Videos (48kHz 24-bit Stereo Only)

  1. Circumstances (1978 Promo Video)*
  2. The Trees (1978 Promo Video)*
  3. La Villa Strangiato (1978 Promo Video)*
  4. La Villa Strangiato (Live at Pinkpop Festival: June 4, 1979)*

* Previously Unreleased


SUPER DELUXE EDITION

The Super Deluxe Edition includes two CDs, one exclusive Blu-ray disc, and three high-quality 180-gram black vinyl LPs. The set encompasses the Abbey Road Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD, along with previously unreleased and newly restored bonus content consisting of the band's masterful June 1979 Pinkpop Festival performance in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, the Pinkpop recording engineer failed to capture the first several minutes of "2112," so an amazing, unreleased performance of the song during the Hemispheres tour from Tucson, Arizona in November 1978 appears here in its place. The third bonus disc contains audio from the album newly mixed from the original multitracks in 5.1 surround sound on a Blu-ray disc, along with four bonus videos: three shot in 1978 as promo videos, and one of "La Villa Strangiato," originally shot at Pinkpop with newly restored stereo audio.The Super Deluxe Edition of Hemispheres-40th Anniversary will also include several exclusive items, including a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos and new artwork by original album designer Hugh Syme; an extensive, 11,000+-word essay by Rob Bowman; The Words & The Pictures, a replica of the band's rare 1979 UK tour program; a 24x24-inch wall poster of the newly created Syme art; a Pinkpop Festival replica ticket; a Pinkpop Festival replica cloth VIP sticky pass; and a replica 1978 "Rush" Hemispheres iron-on patch.


2 CD EDITION

The second configuration of Hemispheres-40th Anniversary, released in a two-CD Deluxe Edition digipak. Includes; - the newly remastered Hemispheres album - 1979 Pinkpop Festival performance in The Netherlands - previously unreleased performance of "2112" from Tucson, Arizona 1978 - 28-page booklet with unreleased photos and new artwork by Syme - edited, 5,700-word version of Rob Bowman's essay from The Words & The Pictures, a replica of the band's rare 1979 UK tour program


3LP EDITION

The third Hemispheres configuration will be offered as an audiophile black vinyl 180-gram three-LP Deluxe Edition featuring the same audio content as the two-CD edition housed in a slipcase with double-gatefold packaging. Also included is a 24-page booklet with unreleased photos featuring Hugh Syme's new artwork and the edited, 5,700-word version of Rob Bowman's essay from The Words & The Pictures, a replica of the band's rare 1979 UK tour program. A 5x5-inch digital download card sticker of Syme's new 40th anniversary art is also included. Click for the detailed LP tracklist.


Miscellaneous

  • Released November 16, 2018.

In Their Own Words

"The Super Deluxe Edition includes two CDs, one exclusive Blu-ray disc, and three high-quality 180-gram black vinyl LPs. The set encompasses the Abbey Road Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD, along with previously unreleased and newly restored bonus content consisting of the band's masterful June 1979 Pinkpop Festival performance in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, the Pinkpop recording engineer failed to capture the first several minutes of '2112,' so an amazing, unreleased performance of the song during the Hemispheres tour from Tucson, Arizona in November 1978 appears here in its place. The third bonus disc contains audio from the album newly mixed from the original multitracks in 5.1 surround sound on a Blu-ray disc, along with four bonus videos: three shot in 1978 as promo videos, and one of 'La Villa Strangiato,' originally shot at Pinkpop with newly restored stereo audio. The Super Deluxe Edition of Hemispheres-40th Anniversary will also include several exclusive items, including a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos and new artwork by original album designer Hugh Syme; an extensive, 11,000+-word essay by Rob Bowman; The Words & The Pictures, a replica of the band's rare 1979 UK tour program; a 24x24-inch wall poster of the newly created Syme art; a Pinkpop Festival replica ticket; a Pinkpop Festival replica cloth VIP sticky pass; and a replica 1978 'Rush' Hemispheres iron-on patch." - 40th Anniversary Edition Press Release

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