A band like Rush needs no introduction of even explanation. A band like Rush is revered the world over. A band like Rush is simply infallible. Over the long and rich course of their Rock n Roll tenure, they’ve lavished fans with nineteen classics, their last being in 2012. Since then, we’ve celebrated their classics with updated and expanded sets. Now, we get another.


On November 16, Rush will offer a 40th Anniversary edition of Hemispheres, the band’s sixth studio release overall. There will be three forms that this 40th Anniversary set will arrive in: a Deluxe Edition, a 2CD package, and a 3LP set.

The Deluxe Edition will be of most interest to the ultimate fan. It wlll not only present the original in new remastered form, it will do so with 2CDs, a BD-Audio exclusive to this box, the 180g-weight vinyl LPs (also available as the 3LP set), and a superb 40-page hard bound book with new writing, notes, and essays, photos, memorabilia, credits, and more. A replica of the band’s tour program will be inserted as will a 24″ by 24″ fold-out wall poster. Other swag include a replica iron on patch, a replica ticket, and a replica sticky stage pass.

The Blu-ray Audio package will go a step further in providing high resolution Stereo and 5.1 Surround for the Hemispheres original. Not only will Stereo be offered in 96kHz, it will also be offered in 48kHz (but 24-bit). four videos will be included.

96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Mix
96kHz 24-bit Original Stereo Analog 2015 Remaster
Bonus Promo Videos
48kHz 24-bit Stereo Only
01. Circumstances (1978 Promo Video)*
02. The Trees (1978 Promo Video)*
03. La Villa Strangiato (1978 Promo Video)*
04. La Villa Strangiato (Live at Pinkpop Festival: June 4, 1979)*

The second CD (or 3rd LP) will feature the band’s 1979 PinkPop Festival performance. The CD set will provide a 28-page booklet.

Hemispheres (40th Anniversary) – Rush

CD1 (Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown)
01. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres
02. Circumstances
03. The Trees
04. La Villa Strangiato

Live at Pinkpop Festival – June 4, 1979
01. A Passage To Bangkok*
02. Xanadu*
03. The Trees*
04. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres – The Sphere A Kind Of Dream*
05. Closer To The Heart*
06. La Villa Strangiato*
07. In The Mood*
08. Drum Solo*
09. Something For Nothing*

Live in Arizona – November 20, 1978
01. 2112*

* Previously unreleased

By MARowe