Rush Announce Release Dates for ‘Atlantic Years’ Vinyl Reissues
Rush's year of vinyl reissues just got even busier.
As previously reported, the band has spent 2015 bringing its classic early albums to vinyl and hi-def digital audio via a yearlong reissue campaign that encompasses the LPs they recorded for Mercury between the self-titled 1974 debut and 1989's A Show of Hands. Those releases, scheduled to conclude in December, will now be joined by a separate slew of reissues that focus on the group's Atlantic recordings.
Six of those albums — Presto (1989), Roll the Bones (1991), Counterparts (1993), Test for Echo (1996), Feedback (2004) and Snakes & Arrows (2007) — are set to be pressed on audiophile-quality, 200-gram vinyl, each sold with a code to access a high-definition digital download. Three of the releases (Counterparts, Test for Echo and Snakes & Arrows) are being released as two-LP sets; according to a press release, the Counterparts and Test for Echo vinyl editions also "feature etched designs on side D of the album which are available for the first time on these pressings."
This set of reissues, called the Atlantic Years on Vinyl, is already available for pre-order through Rush's official site, with the first of several chronological installments — Presto and Roll the Bones — arriving Oct. 23. Counterparts and Test for Echo follow Nov. 6, with Feedback and Snakes & Arrows rounding out the series on Jan. 15, 2016.
In the midst of all this activity, the group has planned another release of a more recent vintage: On Nov. 20, they're set to issue a CD/DVD package commemorating their R40 Live tour with footage from a pair of shows at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
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