Rush announces final vinyl reissues, rare 1974 Electric Ladyland Studios performance

The Rush vinyl reissues continue with the announcement that the rest of the band’s catalog is coming over the next several months.

These include the remaining Rush titles from the band’s Mercury catalog on Anthem/UMe, as well as the six albums during their Atlantic recording years from 1989-2007 on Anthem/Rhino. All of the albums will be pressed on audiophile-quality, 200-gram vinyl and each come with a high-definition digital download for US and Canadian customers. As a bonus, Counterparts and Test For Echo both feature etchings on side D of the album.

September 25th: Exit…Stage Left
October 9th: Signals
October 23rd: Presto, Roll The Bones
November 6th: Counterparts, Test For Echo
December 4th: Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows
December 11th: Hold Your Fire, A Show Of Hands
January 15th: Feedback, Snakes & Arrows


Also on December 11th, Rock Classics label will release The Lady Gone Electric: New York City 1974 on CD and LP. The set features music recorded at Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland Studios in New York City in December 1974 as the band prepared for their first US tour. The band invited an audience of eight to 12 people in the small studio and features the earliest recording made with Neal Peart on drums, after replacing original drummer John Rutsy a few months prior to this recording.

The album includes material from their first album and from the then soon to be released Fly By Night LP. The show was undertaken to provide a live broadcast for FM radio, and was transmitted across the airwaves prior to the release of Fly by Night.

As the Fly By Night songs were still coming together during the show, some alternate lyrics were used in, most notably, “Best I Can.” Also, in rare Rush form, some of the music is structured differently including the guitar solo coming out of the vocal bridge and the ending of the title track, and guitarist Alex Lifeson’s guitar solo in “Working Man.”


Author: Buddy Iahn

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