Rush are preparing a 40th anniversary release of their self-titled debut album, it’s been reported.
The band are taking some time off after a colossal world tour on the back of acclaimed 2012 record Clockwork Angels, and a workload which also included the launch of a live DVD plus a number of compilations and remixes last year.
But Ivar Hamilton of Universal Music Canada confirms the band are “very involved” in the Rush reissue – although the eight-track work featured co-founding drummer John Rutsey, with sticksman and lyricist Neil Peart yet to replace him.
Hamilton tells the Globe And Mail: “It’s very important; we want their blessing. It’s paramount that they participate in the project for the sake of authenticity.”
Rush was released on March 1, 1974, with a remix following four months later and a CD remaster launched in 1997. The tracklist includes Working Man, In The Mood and Finding My Way, all of which have remained fan favourites in the band’s canon.
It’s not yet known whether the anniversary edition will feature additional material.
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