Rush ‘R40’ 40th anniversary Blu-ray box set coming this Nov

Rush is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the the release of its eponymous debut album in 1974 with a new Blu-ray box set called R40. The collection will also be available as a ten DVD set.

The six disc collector’s set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career. It includes Rush In Rio, R30, Snakes & Arrows Live, Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland and Clockwork Angels Tour plus a bonus disc of previously unseen live material stretching from 1974 to 2013 including all eight songs from the Laura Secord Secondary School show in 1974 which features original drummer John Rutsey. That recording includes two Rush originals “I’ve Been Runnin’” and “The Loser”, as well as their cover of Larry William’s “Bad Boy”, made famous by The Beatles.

The bonus discus also features five songs from songs from the Capitol Theatre in 1976 such as “Anthem” and “Lakeside Park”, the rarely performed full, seven-part version of “2112” filmed in 1997 in their hometown of Toronto, “Lock and Key” from the Hold Your Fire tour, as well as footage from the glorious evening when Rush fans got their beloved band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The six Blu-ray discs are contained in a stunning 56 page hardback book measuring 305 mm x 225 mm with the six discs contained in five additional rigid insert pages. The 56 pages of the book are filled with memorabilia and photographs documenting 40 years of Rush live in concert. This is the ultimate collection of Rush live performances, beautifully presented.

The collection is set to be released in the UK on November 17th and can be purchased from here with free shipping within the UK. North America will see it on November 11th.

Contents include:

Disc 1 – Rush In Rio

1) Tom Sawyer 2) Distant Early Warning 3) New World Man 4) Roll The Bones 5) Earthshine 6) YYZ 7) The Pass 8) Bravado 9) The Big Money 10) The Trees 11) Freewill 12) Closer To The Heart 13) Natural Science 14) One Little Victory 15) Driven 16) Ghost Rider 17) Secret Touch 18) Dreamline 19) Red Sector A 20) Leave That Thing Alone 21) O Baterista 22) Resist 23) 2112 24) Limelight 25) La Villa Strangiato 26) The Spirit Of Radio 27) Encore Medley: By-Tor And The Snow Dog / Cygnus X-1 / Working Man

Bonus Features:

  • The Documentary – The Boys In Brazil
  • MX Multiangle versions of: (1) YYZ (2) O Baterista (3) La Villa Strangiato
  • Easter Eggs: (1) By-Tor And The Snow Dog animation (2) Anthem (1975 performance)
  • Sound Formats: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo

Disc 2 – R30

1) R30 Overture (Finding My Way / Anthem / Bastille Day / A Passage To Bangkok / Cygnus X1 / Hemispheres) 2) The Spirit Of Radio 3) Force Ten 4) Animate 5) Subdivisions 6) Earthshine 7) Red Barchetta 8) Roll The Bones 9) Bravado 10) YYZ 11) The Trees 12) The Seeker 13) One Little Victory 14) Tom Sawyer 15) Dreamline 16) Secret Touch 17) Between The Wheels 18) Mystic Rhythms 19) Red Sector A 20) Der Trommler 21) Resist 22) Heart Full Of Soul 23) Medley: 2112 / La Villa Strangiato / By-Tor And The Snow Dog / Xanadu / Working Man 18) Summertime Blues 19) Crossroads 20) Limelight

Bonus Features:

  • Interviews: (1) 1979 Hamilton, Ivor Wynne Stadium (2) 1981 Le Studio, Quebec (3) 1990 Artist Of The Decade (4) 1994 Juno Hall Of Fame Induction (5) 2002 Vapor Trails Tour
  • From the Anthem vault: (1) Fly By Night (2) Finding My Way (mpeg1 from Rock Concert) (3) In The Mood (mpeg1 from Rock Concert) (4) Circumstances (5) La Villa Strangiato (6) A Farewell To Kings (7) Xanadu (8) The Spirit Of Radio (Soundcheck 1979 Ivor Wynne Stadium) (9) Freewill (Toronto Rocks 2003) (10) Closer To The Heart (Canada For Asia 2005)
  • Easter Eggs: (1) Rush hits St John’s (1988) (2) Alex Lifeson interview for Artist Of The Decade (1990)
  • Sound Formats: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo

Disc 3 – Snakes & Arrows Live

1) Limelight 2) Digital Man 3) Entre Nous 4) Mission 5) Freewill 6) The Main Monkey Business 7) The Larger Bowl 8) Secret Touch 9) Circumstances 10) Between The Wheels 11) Dreamline 12) Far Cry 13) Workin’ Them Angels 14) Armor And Sword 15) Spindrift 16) The Way The Wind Blows 17) Subdivisions 18) Natural Science 19) Witch Hunt 20) Malignant Narcissism – De Slagwerker 21) Hope 22) Distant Early Warning 23) The Spirit Of Radio 24) Tom Sawyer 25) One Little Victory 26) A Passage To Bangkok 27) YYZ

Bonus Features:

  • Oh, Atlanta! The Authorized Bootlegs
  • (1) Ghost Of A Chance (2) Red Barchetta (3) The Trees (4) 2112 / The Temples Of Syrinx
  • Sound Formats: DTS-HD Master Audio, PCM Stereo

Disc 4 – Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland

1) The “Real” History Of Rush Episode No.2 “Don’t Be Rash” 2) The Spirit Of Radio 3) Time Stand Still 4) Presto 5) Stick It Out 6) Workin’ Them Angels 7) Leave That Thing Alone 8) Faithless 9) BU2B 10) Freewill 11) Marathon 12) Subdivisions 13) The “Real” History Of Rush Episode No.17 “…and Rock and Roll is my name.” 14) Tom Sawyer 15) Red Barchetta 16) YYZ 17) Limelight 18) The Camera Eye 19) Witch Hunt 20) Vital Signs 21) Caravan 22) Moto Perpetuo (featuring Love For Sale) 23) O’Malley’s Break 24) Closer To The Heart 25) 2112 Overture / The Temples Of Syrinx 26) Far Cry 27) La Villa Strangiato 28) Working Man

Bonus Features:

  • Outtakes from “The “Real” History Of Rush Episodes 2 & 17”
  • “Tom Sawyer” featuring the cast of “The “Real” History Of Rush Episode 17”
  • “Need Some Love” live at Laura Secord Secondary School, 1974
  • “Anthem” live from Passaic, New Jersey 1976
  • Sound Formats: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo

Disc 5 – Clockwork Angels Tour

1) Subdivisions 2) The Big Money 3) Force Ten 4) Grand Designs 5) The Body Electric 6) Territories 7) The Analog Kid 8) Bravado 9) Where’s My Thing? / Here It Is! 10) Far Cry 11) Caravan 12) Clockwork Angels 13) The Anarchist 14) Carnies 15) The Wreckers 16) Headlong Flight / Drumbastica 17) Peke’s Repose / Halo Effect 18) Seven Cities Of Gold 19) Wish Them Well 20) The Garden 21) Dreamline 22) The Percussor (i) Binary Love Theme (ii) Steambanger’s Ball 23) Red Sector A 24) YYZ 25) The Spirit Of Radio 26) Tom Sawyer 27) 2112

Bonus Features:

  • Bonus tracks: (1) Limelight (soundcheck recording) (2) Middletown Dreams (3) The Pass (4) Manhattan Project
  • Can’t Stop Thinking Big (tour documentary) / Behind The Scenes (featuring Jay Baruchel) / Outtakes / Interview with Dwush / Family Goy / Family Sawyer / The Watchmaker / Office Of The Watchmaker
  • Sound Formats: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo

Disc 6 – R40 Bonus Disc

Laura Secord Secondary School 1974

Tracklisting TBC

Capitol Theatre 1976

1) Bastille Day 2) Anthem 3) Lakeside Park 4) 2112 5) Fly By Night/In The Mood

Lock and Key 1988

Molson Amphitheatre 1997

1) Limelight 2) Half the World 3) Limbo 4) Virtuality 5) Nobody’s Hero 6) Test for Echo 7) Leave That Thing Alone/Drum Solo 8) 2112 (all seven parts)

I Still Love You Man 2011

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2013

6 Blu-ray | 10 DVD

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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