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Rush to Reissue Classic Early Albums in Hi-Def Audio

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Rush‘s first 14 albums are returning to vinyl in 2015 — and they’re getting hi-def audio upgrades too.

Universal Music, the label that currently owns recordings released by the band’s former Mercury imprint, has announced an ambitious, year-long reissue campaign for the band’s classic early records, starting with the Jan. 27 release of 1975’s ‘Fly by Night’ (which follows the 2014 reissue of the group’s self-titled debut) and continuing for the rest of the year. Each album will be released on vinyl with a download code; they’ll also be available in high-resolution Digital Audio editions in DSD (2.8mHz), 192khz / 24-bit, 96kHz / 24-bit.

Three of the albums — ‘Fly by Night,’ 1977’s ‘A Farewell to Kings’ and 1982’s ‘Signals’ — will also be available in Blu-Ray Pure Audio, offering 96kHz / 24-bit 5.1 surround sound and stereo versions. ‘Fly by Night’ is already available for pre-order.

Vintage Vinyl News offers the complete reissue schedule, which the band’s website refers to as ’12 Months of Rush’ and will see at least one album released every month — with two coming in March in July. Check out the full list below, and start saving your disposable income now.

Rush 2015 Reissues
January: ‘Fly by Night’
February: ‘Caress of Steel’
March: ‘2112’
March: ‘All the World’s a Stage’
April: ‘A Farewell to Kings’
May: ‘Hemispheres’
June: ‘Permanent Waves’
July: ‘Moving Pictures’
July: ‘Exit … Stage Left’
August: ‘Signals’
September: ‘Grace Under Pressure’
October: ‘Power Windows’
November: ‘Hold Your Fire’
December: ‘A Show of Hands’

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