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    Rush Hemispheres 40th Anniversary Deluxe

    Details still sketchy but Amazon has links up:

    Amazon US Pre-order links:
    2CD/1BD/3LP Super Deluxe Edition - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HQ7L9QB
    2CD - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HPY6792
    3LP - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HPY6791

    Tracklist via Steve Hoffman Forum:
    Disc 1
    1. Cygnus X-1 (Book II Hemispheres)
    2. Circumstances
    3. The Trees
    4. La Villa Strangiato

    Disc 2
    1. A Passage To Bangkok (Live At Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands/1979)
    2. Xanadu (Live At Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands/1979)
    3. The Trees (Live At Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands/1979)
    4. Cygnus X-1: Book II Hemispheres - The Sphere (A Kind Of Dream) (Live At Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands/1979)
    5. Closer To The Heart (Live At Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands/1979)
    6. La Villa Strangiato (Live At Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands/1979)
    7. In The Mood (Live At Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands/1979)
    8. Drum Solo (Live At Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands/1979)
    9. Something For Nothing (Live At Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands/1979)
    10. 2112 (Live In Arizona/1978)
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    Rush Backstage has this at the same price as Amazon's current price


    Sub total US $124.99
    Shipping US $9.64
    Tax US $10.77
    Order Total US

    + $145.40



    you get a bonus "FREE Hemispheres 48-pg notebook with purchase of the Super Deluxe from Rush Backstage! " if you are into such Collector Scum Tantalizers
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    Super Deluxe is a no-brainer for me.
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    Super Deluxe is a no-brainer for me.

    SUPER DELUXE EDITION

    CD - DISC 1
    Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown
    1. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres
    2. Circumstances
    3. The Trees
    4. La Villa Strangiato

    CD - DISC 2
    Live at Pinkpop Festival – June 4, 1979
    1. A Passage To Bangkok*
    2. Xanadu*
    3. The Trees*
    4. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres – 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
    10. 2112*

    BLU-RAY AUDIO – DISC 3
    96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Mix
    96kHz 24-bit Original Stereo Analog 2015 Remaster
    1. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres*
    2. Circumstances*
    3. The Trees*
    4. La Villa Strangiato*

    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
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    complete shame that Tempe isn't included as a 3rd/4th disc. the band at a real peak
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    "Super Deluxe is a no-brainer for me."

    Despite it being covered in many brains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Well yeah, but this equates to more live Rush gigs from their proggiest era so that milk is sweet!

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    It needed to be mixed for surround, so this is something legitimately new.

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    IMO the milking comes from making people buy the vinyl if they want to read that full essay. If they'd package the vinyl separately I'd have no problem with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    "Super Deluxe is a no-brainer for me."

    Despite it being covered in many brains!
    Well done, sir.
    Chad

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    I've got a deluxe super hyper non-redux 80s vinyl reissue of this rock music record. It's good to have.
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    I would rather have just the live CD released seperately. Not really interested in buying all my Rush CD's for the second time.

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    Is there a version that takes all the terrible lyrics out?

    So I guess that means a version that only has Villa on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helix View Post
    complete shame that Tempe isn't included as a 3rd/4th disc. the band at a real peak
    Tempe is the one where Geddy has to keep asking the audience to stop pushing foward, isn't it? There was a funny video on Youtube, where someone did animation to go with the bit where Geddy kinda starts ranting about the stage collapsing. "That would be a real bummer!"

    I think I have the Pink Pop recording around here someplace, I remember being disappointd that Alex cheated and used a six string acoustic during the finale of Hemispheres, though I guess I shouldn't have been surprised since he apparently never used a 12 string onstage for Closer To The Heart either.

    Other than the Pink Pop thing, the only thing that interests me here are the promo videos, as they're actual performances of those three songs, not just them miming to the studio versions. So, for instance, La Villa Strangiato has the electric guitar intro, instead of the nylon guitar heard on the studio version, and The Trees ends with a few seconds of Alex and Neil playing together, Alex playing arpeggios (actually, just one arpeggio repeated several times) while Neil plays on the woodblocks (I don't know if Neil is "improvisIng", per say, but it's different from the way the studio version ends).
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    I've got 2 copies of this in my collection, but since I am a traitor to the Prog and a lesser Rush fan - and most importantly not exactly wealthy - I am not going to buy the extra-super-dooper-deluxe version of Los Hemisferios.

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    Pink Pop : Isn't that the show where Alex plays with a broken finger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bytor View Post
    Pink Pop : Isn't that the show where Alex plays with a broken finger?
    Could be. I remember reading an interview with him in a musicians magazine, stating he broke something, because he jumped over a wall, expecting the ground was at the same hight behind it and it apeared to be much lower. I should look this up.

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    One of my fave albums ever but I doubt I'll buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    Super Deluxe is a no-brainer for me.
    It would be for me too if it didn't include the vinyl and wasn't $149!

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    Bit of a missed opportunity here.

    If they're patching up the Pink Pop set by flying in 2112 from the Desert Passage bootleg, why couldn't they have issued that whole Tucson show instead?

    The PP set is quite a truncated show, whereas DP has a complete set, with the whole Cygnus saga played in one go.

    If they've acquired the bootleg tapes, and have gone to the trouble of sprucing up the 2112 segment, it's a shame they couldn't have done the complete show and really given the fans something of value.

    When it comes time for Permanent Waves to get the treatment, perhaps they'll include one of those shows instead, as they recorded the Glasgow shows on multitrack for an intended live album (which was shelved, but they used some of the tracks on side 2 of ESL).

    Unless of course, they've lost the master tapes.....

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    I'd imagine these 40th anniv reissues are sort of annoying the people who bought those three Rush box sets not that long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valen View Post
    If they're patching up the Pink Pop set by flying in 2112 from the Desert Passage bootleg, why couldn't they have issued that whole Tucson show instead?
    That would have added another disc to the set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valen View Post
    When it comes time for Permanent Waves to get the treatment, perhaps they'll include one of those shows instead, as they recorded the Glasgow shows on multitrack for an intended live album (which was shelved, but they used some of the tracks on side 2 of ESL).

    Unless of course, they've lost the master tapes.....





    there will be major complaining if the whole St Louis set isn't on PermaWaves 40. sure it's been bootlegged and pressed ad infinitum, but rarely as a whole set


    the Anthem pressing of this show (first recorded for a proposed live LP then used as a radio promo ) is a top 5 Rush collector item for sure :

    https://www.discogs.com/Rush-Live-In...master/1000496


    maybe their last really complete and classic setlist :

    https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/rush/...-33d650e5.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I'd imagine these 40th anniv reissues are sort of annoying the people who bought those three Rush box sets not that long ago.
    I guess it depends how deep you want to dig into your pockets.

    I've got those three sector boxes, and they're worth having for the upgrades that the first three albums got - they seem to have been neglected on the 40th anniversary roster.

    For 2112, I simply bought a download of the new remaster. I didn't need the cover versions and I already have the 1976 show as a bonus on the R40 book of blurays.

    For Kings, it was worth the three disc set - as the Hammersmith show does sound better with Terry Brown's remix, and it's a complete version compared to the Different Stages set. But I opted not to go for the deluxe vinyl set just for the sake of getting the 5.1 surround mix by Wilson. There's a surround mix in the sectors box which does me just fine.

    Hemispheres? I'll probably buy the 2 disc edition, but not the full deluxe. I still have my original vinyl, and I refuse to pay over the odds just for a 5.1 bonus disc. If Crimson, Yes and Tull can manage to issue cd/dvd sets for a fair price, there's no excuse for other bands to follow suit.

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    Wow...mightily tempted here. Not only is the title a favorite of mine but I was at the 1978 Tucson performance so I feel like it will be hard to resist.

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