Set for release on March 27th will be the 40th anniversary deluxe version of Rush's 1980 Permanent Waves collection. The new set will be available as a “super deluxe” edition, as well as a two-CD, triple-LP, and via digital formats. The 'Super Deluxe Edition' will feature two CD's, three 180-gram audiophile black vinyl LP's and a 40-page hardcover book filled with re-imagined artwork by original album designer Hugh Syme, unreleased photos from the band's archive, and an exclusive 12,000-plus-word essay.
Also included is a blank sheet of Le Studio letterhead, a 20-page 5-inch by 7-inch Le Studio notepad, two replica tour programs, along with three Neil Peart handwritten lyric sheet lithos, and three band member backstage laminates, among other collectibles.
Geddy Lee told us that he's especially proud of the fact that unlike most rock fans who are always looking back on a band's early work, Rush's audience seemed to be equally interested in the band's present and future: “There's something about what we do that inspires loyalty from our fans, and I appreciate that. I think there must be a tremendous curiosity among fans to see what we're gonna be doing next. Y'know, I applaud the adventurous spirit of those fans that have hung in with us.”
The tracklisting to the 40th anniversary edition of Rush's Permanent Waves:
Disc One: Permanent Waves
“The Spirit Of Radio”
Disc Two: Live
“Beneath, Between & Behind” (Manchester)
“By-Tor & The Snow Dog” (London)
“The Spirit Of Radio” (Manchester)
“Natural Science” (Manchester)
“The Trees” (Manchester)
“Cygnus X-1” (London)
“Cygnus X-1 Book II” (London)
“Closer To The Heart” (Manchester)
“Jacob’s Ladder” (Missouri)