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Looks like Rush is putting this out in bluray so those that did not want to get the Sector boxset can now get a stand alone.
It doesn't mention 5.1 but would think it must be the 5.1 that was put out Nov.2011.

http://www.musictap.net/2014/12/08/...be-released-in-blu-ray-audio-format/#comments

With Blu-ray Audio creeping into the audiophile’s world, it is now the time for those adopting bands that have rabid audiences to bring their music out in the new format to assure their fans the best format to enjoy them with.
One band that has always been on the forefront of keeping their fans filled with great stuff is Rush. Since their beginnings way back in the late ’60s (and it’s what, 2014 now?), Rush has kept a steady supply of not only original material flowing through their pipelines, but also up-to-date tech videos, and collections, as well as the updating of their classic titles. And we’re very much appreciative of all of their efforts.
On January 27, Mercury Records will reissue a Blu-ray Audio version of Fly By Night, their 1975 classic that introduced drummer extraordinaire, Neil Peart to an adoring fan-base. The album did fairly well on all charts, eventually gaining platinum status for many markets, especially the US and Canadian ones. But now that you will have access to a high audio resolution version of Fly By Night, well, we’re beginning to hope for the other classic titles, including Caress of Steel, and 2112 (my favorite).
In addition to the BD-Audio remaster, the sophomore album will be reissued as a vinyl LP, same date.
That’s January 27. Get your pre-order buttons ready to push. If there are bonus content, I’ll be back to update this post.
 
Cool. Hope Permanent Waves, Signals, Grace Under Pressure and Power Windows (yeah, that's right; Power Windows - it's freakin' awesome) are on the 5.1 BD radar too.
 
Cool. Hope Permanent Waves, Signals, Grace Under Pressure and Power Windows (yeah, that's right; Power Windows - it's freakin' awesome) are on the 5.1 BD radar too.

You can get Signals in Sector Boxset 3 as its a DVDA in there. I wasn't going to buy these just for the Dvda's but eventually did and I don't mind the 5.1's.
Be aware these 5.1's are not Steven Wilson,Ellliot Scheiner quality level but I am still happy to have all the Rush 5.1's so far as they are still best sounding version's I have of these albums just they are underwhelming in using the rear speakers.
 
I agree with the underwhelming usage of rear speakers. That's the bummer as far as my ears can tell.

You can get Signals in Sector Boxset 3 as its a DVDA in there. I wasn't going to buy these just for the Dvda's but eventually did and I don't mind the 5.1's.
Be aware these 5.1's are not Steven Wilson,Ellliot Scheiner quality level but I am still happy to have all the Rush 5.1's so far as they are still best sounding version's I have of these albums just they are underwhelming in using the rear speakers.
 
Yeah, I've read that the Signals 5.1 is a little average. Haven't heard it though.

Hopefully, they get someone in to start again on these albums before giving them a BD release (if they ever get a BD release, that is). Especially since Steven Wilson has set the bar so high.
 
I'll probably get it, but putting this out on HFPA is a little bit of a waste IMO as they should focus on creating 5.1 mixes for "Caress of Steel", "Hemispheres", "Permanent Waves", and anything after "Signals".
 
Hemispheres is on my all time wishlist - I'd love any more (unreleased) Rush albums to be re-issued in 5.1.
 
Hemispheres is on my all time wishlist - I'd love any more (unreleased) Rush albums to be re-issued in 5.1.

This is the one for me as well, I have all the ones they have released so far and as 2/3's of trilogy released(AFTK and 2112) sure hope they do Hemispheres sometime soon, have been hoping that Steven Wilson would get a crack at doing at least one Rush album, could this be the one, not likely but one can dream.
 
Oh man - you know SW could do some real killer mixes on the Rush stuff.

This is the one for me as well, I have all the ones they have released so far and as 2/3's of trilogy released(AFTK and 2112) sure hope they do Hemispheres sometime soon, have been hoping that Steven Wilson would get a crack at doing at least one Rush album, could this be the one, not likely but one can dream.
 
I'll probably get it, but putting this out on HFPA is a little bit of a waste IMO as they should focus on creating 5.1 mixes for "Caress of Steel", "Hemispheres", "Permanent Waves", and anything after "Signals".

I'd heard missing and/or damaged/unusable multitracks had been a stumbling block to further 5.1 remixes :(
 
I love Rush but I've been displeased with their sound quality overall...they need more than a 5.1 fix...they need a makeover by SW or ES...

Yeah, me too. They need a bit of a production overhaul to capture the power of their live performances (in particular, post-1985 and up until the early 2000's, things were pret-ty weak). I'm most interested in the 80-85 era of Rush.

I'm sure that going back to the tapes would help. The Moving Pictures BD is head and shoulders above the Rush Remasters CD. At least one of the albums getting the Steven Wilson treatment would be magic.
 
Ah!!! I so wish this could be a grand mix...but am not overly optimistic. On the other hand....one of my favorite Rush albums....I don't think I can resist this one.

I think the title will probably be the description of the sound quality...unfortunately...until I see some quality Rush I will remain a skeptic
 
From'MusicTap.com'

It should be noted that Fly By Night will be featured in 94k/24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound, and Stereo mixes. I’m assuming that the other two BD-Audio releases expected in 2015 (A Farewell To Kings / Signals) will also contain 5.1 Surround as well as the Stereo mix. The Digital Download will be featured at 2.8mK DSD 192k /24-bit, and 94k/24-bit.
 
Lots more RUSH to come, from their website, something new every month.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

12 MONTHS OF RUSH: 14 Albums from Mercury era for release in 2015



All titles will be reissued on high-quality VINYL with a download card for Digital Audio version, high resolution Digital Audio releases, while three titles will also be released on Blu-ray Pure Audio.

Earlier this year, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) kicked off its own celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary with the reissue of Rush’s self-titled 1974 debut.

In 2015, vocalist/bassist/keyboardist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart, who joined the band in July, 1974, shortly after the release of that first album and two weeks before the group’s inaugural U.S. tour, will see the reissue of the remaining 14 albums in their Mercury catalog in chronological order. Starting on January 27 with Fly By Night, which will be available in high-quality vinyl with a download code for a 320kbps MP4 vinyl ripped Digital Audio album download; high resolution Digital Audio editions in DSD (2.8mHz), 192khz / 24-bit, 96kHz / 24-bit; and an additional Blu-Ray Pure Audio version with 96kHz / 24-bit 5.1 surround sound and stereo. A Farewell to Kings and Signals are the other two albums which will be reissued in Blu-Ray Pure Audio. The remaining 13 titles will be released one or two a month through the end of the year.

January 27: Fly by Night (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio / Blu-Ray Audio)

The 1975 release of Fly By Night was the first to feature drummer Neil Peart, who also became the band’s lyricist. The singles included the title track and “Making Memories.” Fly By Night reached #113 on the Billboard chart, going platinum in both the U.S. and Canada.

February: Caress of Steel (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio)

The second album to be released in 1975, the band’s third release marked their emergence into more hard prog-rock styles as opposed to the blues-based style of the group’s first two albums. Singles included “The Necromancer: Return of the Prince” and “Lakeside Park.” Although the album peaked at #148 on the Billboard charts, it has since gone gold in both the U.S. and Canada.

March: 2112 (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio)

The group’s fourth album, first released in 1976, proved a breakthrough, highlighted by its seven-part title suite written by Lee and Lifeson, with lyrics by Peart, recounting a dystopian story set in the year 2112. It came in at #2 on Rolling Stone’s list of “Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time.” Most Rush fans consider it the band’s definitive recording, as the album sold 3 million in the U.S., going triple-platinum.

All the World’s a Stage (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio)

This 1976 double-live album was recorded at Toronto’s Massey Hall June 11-13, during the band’s 2112 tour, with the title a nod to William Shakespeare. The record climbed to #40 on the U.S. Billboard chart, and going platinum in the States and Canada.

April: A Farewell to Kings (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio / Blu-Ray Audio)

This 1977 release, the band’s fifth studio album, was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and mixed in London’s Advision Studios. It became the band’s first U.S. gold-selling album within two months of release, and went platinum. The singles included “Closer to the Heart” and “Cinderella Man,” while the album peaked at #33 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on the U.K. album charts.

May: Hemispheres (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio)

Another favorite of true Rush fans, this sixth studio album, released in 1978, once more explored fantasy and science fiction themes in Neil Peart’s lyrics. The final track, the ambitious nine-and-a-half minute “La Villa Strangiato,” was the band’s first instrumental. The album peaked at #47 on the Billboard charts, and was the group’s fourth consecutive gold album in the U.S., featuring the singles “The Trees” and “Circumstances.”

June: Permanent Waves (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio)

The seventh studio album was released on January 1, 1980, and recorded at Le Studio in Quebec, becoming the first U.S. album to go Top Five, peaking at #4 on the Billboard charts. The effort marked a transition from the band’s long, conceptual pieces into a more accessible, radio-friendly style on such rock airplay hits as “The Spirit of Radio” and “Freewill,” with the album going platinum.

July: Moving Pictures (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio)

Rush’s eighth studio album, released in February, 1981, also turned out to be their biggest-selling in the U.S., rising to #3 on the Billboard charts (and #1 in Canada), as one of the first discs to receive the RIAA’s first-ever multi-platinum designation, scoring 4 million sales to date in the U.S. on the strength of classics like “Limelight,” “Tom Sawyer” and “Vital Signs.”

Exit… Stage Left (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio)

Released in August, 1981, this live album was recorded during the Moving Pictures tour at the Montreal Forum and in Glasgow Scotland, peaking in the Top 10 of the Billboard charts, buoyed by live versions of “Close to the Heart,” “Tom Sawyer” and “A Passage to Bangkok.”

August: Signals (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio / Blu-ray Audio)

This September, 1982, release marked the band’s increase use of electronic instrumentation, especially sequencers and electric violin (played by Ben Mink), peaking at #10 on the Billboard charts and eventually going platinum. A total of five singles were released from the album, including “Subdivisions,” which became a live staple of their concerts, along with “New World Man,” “The Analog Kid,” “The Weapon” and “Countdown.”

September: Grace Under Pressure (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio)

Released in April, 1984, the band’s tenth studio album reached #10 on the Billboard chart and went platinum. Alex Lifeson called it “the most satisfying of all our records.” It was the first album they recorded without long-time producer Terry Brown, eventually producing it themselves. The song’s themes were influenced by the growing tensions in the Cold War. The music itself continued the presence of synthesizers introduced on Signals, as well as incorporating elements of ska and reggae into their sound. Singles included “Distant Early Warning,” “The Body Electric,” “Red Sector A:” and “Afterimage.”

October: Power Windows (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio)

This 1985 release was Rush’s 11th studio album, and the first time they worked with producer Peter Collins, who recorded the album at The Manor in the U.K., George Martin’s AIR Studios in Montserrat and Sarm East Studios in London. It was also the group’s first CD release. More keyboards and synths were introduced into the sound, with “The Big Money” and “Mystic Rhythms” made into videos for MTV. The album once more hit #10 on the Billboard 200 and eventually sold a million copies, earning platinum status. Other singles included “Territories,” “Manhattan Project” and “Marathon,” the latter two topping the U.S. Mainstream Rock airplay charts at #10 and #6, respectively.

November: Hold Your Fire (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio)

Released in September, 1987, Rush’s 12th studio album continues the band’s commitment to exploring new songwriting territory, with Aimee Mann contributing vocals to “Open Secrets” and “Time Stand Still,” appearing in the video for the latter. The album debuted at #13 on Billboard and eventually went gold. The other singles included “Force Ten” (#3 U.S. Mainstream Rock), “Lock and Key (#16 U.S. Mainstream Rock) and “Prime Mover.”

December: A Show of Hands (Vinyl+Download Code / High Res Digital Audio)

The band’s third live album was released January, 1989, recorded while on tour in Birmingham, U.K., New Orleans, Phoenix and San Diego during the 1988 Hold Your Fire tour, as well as in the Meadowlands in New Jersey during the 1986 Power Windows tour. The opening track “intro” features the Three Stooges theme song, “Three Blind Mice,” a song the band used to open many of their concerts during the ‘80s. That same year, the group released a video of the same name on VHS and Laserdisc featuring the Birmingham show, while a DVD version was included as part of a 2006 box set and as a stand-alone the following year. The album reached #21 in Billboard, going gold, with the singles including “Closer to the Heart” and 12” promos of “Mission” and “Marathon.”
 
Fly by Night is available for pre order here...or if you want to pay more but get it quicker it's available now HERE

I'm not jumping into the pool on this one..UNLESS people I trust tell me it's good...I'm expecting another flop...
 
Fly by Night is available for pre order here...or if you want to pay more but get it quicker it's available now HERE

I'm not jumping into the pool on this one..UNLESS people I trust tell me it's good...I'm expecting another flop...

I'm taking one for the team my man. I just placed my order! I've done worse things.....
I'll let you know.
 
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