Rush ready to launch Cygnus X-1 vinyl collectible for Record Store Day

This is the coolest idea I have seen in a while, especially since it concerns one of my all-time favorite Rush epics:

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Rush’s sixth studio album, A Farewell To Kings. To kick-start the celebration, on April 22, 2017, UMe/Anthem/ole will release a limited edition, 12” single for Cygnus X-1 as an exclusive for Record Store Day, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Featuring “Book I: The Voyage” and “Book II: Hemispheres,” this is the first time these tracks will be released as a single and the pressing will be limited to only 5000 copies. Cygnus X-1 is pressed on 180g vinyl and features brand new artwork by Hugh Syme, Rush’s longtime artwork and creative director.

Side A:

Cygnus X-1 – Book I: The Voyage

Side B:

Cygnus X-1 – Book II: Hemispheres

Released in 1977, A Farewell To Kings is the studio follow-up to 2112. Recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales, A Farewell To Kings was the band’s first U.S gold-selling album, receiving the certification within two months of its release, and was later certified platinum.

One thought on “Rush ready to launch Cygnus X-1 vinyl collectible for Record Store Day

  1. AWESOME!!! As I’ve been saying for as long as I’ve been a “RUSH” fan………….The studio-album “Hemispheres” is THE BEST Album that RUSH has ever conceived or came up with!!! PERIOD!!! Yes,that’s RIGHT “2112” fans………..even better than THAT!!! Lol. Yet most,never take the time to listen to where it all began with “Cygnus X-1”!!! I’m hoping this will be a huge seller to diehard RUSH fans!!! 🙂 Carry on………

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