Universal Music Enterprises have announced that they will reissue a limited edition vinyl edition of Rush’s eponymous 1974 debut on April 15th in honor of the album’s 40th anniversary.
Along with the original album — which will be pressed on 200g audiophile-grade vinyl, and cut from the original stereo masters that were, “cut to copper plates using the Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) process at the legendary Abbey Road Studios” — the collection will also feature the art from the original pressing, a code for a digital download of the album, a 16″x22″ reproduction of the band’s first promo poster, a 12’x12′ Rush Family Tree poster, and three 5’x7′ lithographs of Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and John Rutsey. And it will all be housed in a custom box with a lift-off top.
The collection will be released as part of Universal’s reDISCovered vinyl series.
Sadly, though, the collection will not include the band’s original single, which was recorded and released in 1973 prior to these sessions. Long out of print, and never released on CD (though the songs are easily found on the Internet…and in a box in Lifeson’s basement), the single includes the original tune “You Can’t Fight It” as well as a cover of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away.”
Amazon currently has the Rush ReDISCovered LP Box available to pre-order for $36.14.