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Rush - "A Farewell to Kings" (lyric video)

Cities full of hatred, fear and lies
Withered hearts and cruel, tormented eyes
Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise
Beating down the multitude and scoffing at the wise


Οι Rush δημιουργήθηκαν το 1968. Φέτος, πενήντα χρονιά αργότερα, έκλεισαν τον δημιουργικό τους κύκλο μετά 19 full length δίσκους (συν όλα τα υπόλοιπα) "βάζοντας" την υπογραφή και την σφραγίδα τους στο ευρύτερο φάσμα της "σκληρής" μουσικής. Πέρυσι συμπληρώθηκαν σαράντα χρόνια από την κυκλοφορία του "μυθικού" album "A Farewell to Kings" κι η μπάντα το γιόρτασε με μία "πλούσια" επανακυκλοφορία.

Το πρώτο box set περιλάμβανε τρία CDs: ένα με τα τραγούδια του δίσκου, ενώ τα άλλα δύο είχαν υλικό από την συναυλία τους στο Hammersmith Odeon τον Φεβρουάριο του 1978. Το δεύτερο box set περιλάμβανε τα τρία CDs συν ένα audio Blu-Ray disc και τέσσερα βινύλια! Στο πλαίσιο της επανακυκλοφορίας δημιουργήθηκε το lyric video του εναρκτήριου ομότιτλου τραγουδιού...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe version includes three CDs, one Blu-ray Audio disc and four high-quality 180-gram vinyl LPs.

The set encompasses the Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD; a complete Rush concert recorded in February 1978 at London's Hammersmith Odeon, newly mixed by longtime Rush engineer and original A Farewell to Kings producer Terry Brown from the multi-track live tapes; four newly-recorded cover versions of songs from the original album by Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews and Alain Johannes; and an instrumental studio outtake of the spacey sound effects the band has creatively titled “Cygnus X-2 Eh.”

The Hammersmith show features, for the first-time ever, over 34 minutes of unreleased performances including a complete “2112” suite, “Lakeside Park,” a drum solo and “Closer To The Heart.” The Super Deluxe Edition's audio content on its CDs is duplicated on its vinyl discs.

Meanwhile, the Blu-ray Audio disc contains a brand new 5.1 surround mix of the album by four-time Grammy® nominated surround sound producer Steven Wilson, along with three original 1977 promo videos from a newly found 2-inch quad video master significantly improving the video quality for “Closer To The Heart.”

The Super Deluxe package also includes an elaborate new 40th anniversary cover treatment by longtime Rush creative director Hugh Syme, who has also created a new piece of artwork for each of the album's six songs, and an extensive 12,000-word liner notes by Grammy®-winning rock historian Rob Bowman.

Finally, The Super Deluxe Edition includes several exclusive items, including a unique King's Ring, with custom velvet pouch and neck chain; two lithographs with original artwork by Hugh Syme; a special 12-inch turntable mat featuring distinctive artwork by Hugh Syme; and a reproduction of Rush's original 1978 A Farewell To Kings tour program.»

Band: Rush
Country of origin: Canada
Location: Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario
Status: Split-up
Formed in: 1968
Genre: Progressive Rock, Hard Rock/Heavy Metal (early)
Lyrical themes: Sci-Fi (early), Philosophy, Nature, Emotions
Years active: 1968-1969, 1969 (as Hadrian), 1969-2018

Lyric video: "A Farewell to Kings"
Video by: Adam Jones | ALJ Innovations
Album: "A Farewell to Kings"
Type: Full length

Release date: September 7th, 1977
Label: Mercury Records
Format: 12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM), Cassette

Re-release date: December 1st, 2017
Label: Anthem Records
Format: 3CDs, 3CDs + Blu-Ray audio + 4LPs

Band members:
Geddy Lee - Vocals, Bass, Guitar (acoustic, 12 strings), Keyboards
Alex Lifeson - Guitars (electric + acoustic, 6 and 12 strings + classical), Synthesizer
Neil Peart - Drums, Orchestra bells, Tubular bells, Temple blocks, Cowbells, Wind chimes

Guest/Session: Terry Brown - Spoken intro to "Cygnus X-1"


4 σχόλια:

  1. Δεν είχα πάρει χαμπάρι την επανακυκλοφορία. Γενικά δεν αγοράζω επανακυκλοφορίες. Για το δίσκο και το κομμάτι που πόσταρες δεν υπάρχουν σχόλια. Μεγαλείο. Ωραίο και το lyric video.

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  2. Από τα ωραιότερα τραγούδια των 70ς. Εκπληκτική εισαγωγή. Δίσκος κόσμημα.

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