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Rush ‘2112’ Vinyl to Include Hologram

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Fans buying the vinyl reissue of Rush’s 1976 album 2112 next month will be the recipient of a cool surprise. The band has embedded a hologram of its logo directly onto the platter.

As you can see in the above video, shining a light onto the spinning platter reveals a hand-drawn hologram of the “Red Star of the Federation” in the runout groove of the second side. The five-pointed star, designed by Hugh Syme, made its debut on the cover of 2112.

The reissue of 2112 is part of their “12 Months of Rush” celebration this year, where they are re-releasing at least one of their Mercury albums every month on 200-gram vinyl and high-definition digital audio. 2112 will hit shelves March 17, with All the World’s a Stage, their first live album, is expected to arrive later that month, although a proper street date has yet to be revealed.

Their fourth album, 2112 is best-known for its 20-minute, seven-part suite about a dystopian futuristic society that comprises its first side. Drummer Neil Peart credited writer Ayn Rand for providing inspiration in his lyrics.

In January, Rush announced their “R40 Live” Tour, which will see them play arenas across North America between May 8 and Aug. 1. The band has said that it “will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude.” Peart has expressed ambivalence about touring again, due to his having a 5-year-old daughter at home. “I can’t stand her missing me and it’s painful and impossible to understand for her. How can a small child process that? And there’s the guilt that comes with that — you feel guilty about it, of course. I’m causing pain.”

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