Rush Fly By NightWith Blu-ray Audio creeping into the audiophile’s world, it is now the time for those adopting bands that have rabid audiences to bring their music out in the new format to assure their fans the best format to enjoy them with.

One band that has always been on the forefront of keeping their fans filled with great stuff is Rush. Since their beginnings way back in the late ’60s (and it’s what, 2014 now?), Rush has kept a steady supply of not only original material flowing through their pipelines, but also up-to-date tech videos, and collections, as well as the updating of their classic titles. And we’re very much appreciative of all of their efforts.

On January 27, Mercury Records will reissue a Blu-ray Audio version of Fly By Night, their 1975 classic that introduced drummer extraordinaire, Neil Peart to an adoring fan-base. The album did fairly well on all charts, eventually gaining platinum status for many markets, especially the US and Canadian ones. But now that you will have access to a high audio resolution version of Fly By Night, well, we’re beginning to hope for the other classic titles, including Caress of Steel, and 2112 (my favorite).

In addition to the BD-Audio remaster, the sophomore album will be reissued as a vinyl LP, same date.

That’s January 27. Get your pre-order buttons ready to push. If there are bonus content, I’ll be back to update this post.

By MARowe

7 thoughts on “Fly By Night, The 1975 Classic By Rush, To Be Released In Blu-ray-Audio Format”
  1. Oh. I am so all over this one. I am going to bet that this one is released with the 5.1 mix (in addition to stereo) because the 5.1 mix was already available in the Sector 1 box set as a DVD-audio disc. Sector 2 had A Farewell To Kings and Sector 3 had Signals so they would be the next most likely candidates. (2112 and Moving Pictures have already been released as multi-channel blurays).
    Damn, if this bluray does have the 5.1 mix I am so sorry that I bought all the Sector boxes just to have the 5.1 mixes on DVD-A

    FYI- The BD pure audio disc for Supertramp crime of the century is now available to order.

  2. I have major reservations about BD audio releases. As a rabid hi-def fan, I have bought every BD disk on my favourite bands, starting with GRRR! through Derek amp; the Dominos and all the Steven Wilson ones (King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Solo etc). I have a fairly good surround sound setup, with Onkyo, Cambridge Audio and Mission, but have a problem playing a lot of them, specially the ones in 2.0 or 5.0. Problem is no bass, and I can’t fix it, even with the vendors help.
    I will continue buying them, hoping that I can find a solution somewhere. As I am also a great classical music fan, where SACD is very often medium of choice, and a lot of studio quality releases, I applaud any initiative in my other genres. Progressive leads the way. I’m waiting for the Steve Hackett Genesis I and II on BD, although the DVD on Hammersmith live is pretty good, but not BD :-(

  3. Much more information regarding this release and all subsequent albums that were released on the Mercury label on the band’s website. Lots of vinyl coming this year. Blu-rays only for the three albums previously released as DVD-audios in the Sector box sets. Guess they aren’t willing to invest in more 5.1 re-mixes at this time.
    Oh well, I guess this will be exciting for those that care about vinyl.

  4. Thanks Bill B for the info on Supertramp – I’ve been waiting for that one and have placed my order!

    1. You’re welcome Brian.

      I’ve been waiting too. Probably more than a year since it first showed up on the radar.

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