Rush – 2112 (1976/2013) {Deluxe Edition 2012} [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Rush – 2112 (1976/2013) {Deluxe Edition 2012}
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 49:35 minutes | 1,04 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Mercury

Rush’s first major commercial success and a signature record is based around the eponymous side-long rock opera. Influenced by the writings of Ayn Rand, the story takes place during a galaxy-wide war in the year 2112. Rush spent about six months writing this album and then took another month to record it. This deluxe edition includes three album tracks recorded live.

Whereas Rush’s first two releases, their self-titled debut and Fly by Night, helped create a buzz among hard rock fans worldwide, the more progressive third release, Caress of Steel, confused many of their supporters. Rush knew it was now or never with their fourth release, and they delivered just in time — 1976’s 2112 proved to be their much sought-after commercial breakthrough and remains one of their most popular albums. Instead of choosing between prog rock and heavy rock, both styles are merged together to create an interesting and original approach. The entire first side is comprised of the classic title track, which paints a chilling picture of a future world where technology is in control (Peart’s lyrics for the piece being influenced by Ayn Rand). Comprised of seven “sections,” the track proved that the trio members were fast becoming rock’s most accomplished instrumentalists. The second side contains shorter selections, such as the Middle Eastern-flavored “A Passage to Bangkok” and the album-closing rocker “Something for Nothing.” 2112 is widely considered by Rush fans as their first true “classic” album, the first in a string of similarly high-quality albums. ~ Greg Prato

01 – 2112: Overture / The Temples Of Syrinx / Discovery / Presentation / Oracle / Soliloquy / Grand Finale (Medley)
02 – A Passage To Bangkok
03 – The Twilight Zone
04 – Lessons
05 – Tears
06 – Something For Nothing
07 – Overture (Live) [Bonus Track]
08 – The Temples Of Syrinx (Live) [Bonus Track]
09 – A Passage To Bangkok (Live) [Bonus Track]