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2112 [CD/BR]
     

2112 [CD/BR]

by Rush
 

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Whereas Rush's first two releases, their self-titled debut and Fly by Night, helped create a buzz among hard rock fans worldwide, the more progressive third release, Caress of Steel, confused many of their supporters. Rush knew it was now or never with their fourth

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Whereas Rush's first two releases, their self-titled debut and Fly by Night, helped create a buzz among hard rock fans worldwide, the more progressive third release, Caress of Steel, confused many of their supporters. Rush knew it was now or never with their fourth release, and they delivered just in time -- 1976's 2112 proved to be their much sought-after commercial breakthrough and remains one of their most popular albums. Instead of choosing between prog rock and heavy rock, both styles are merged together to create an interesting and original approach. The entire first side is comprised of the classic title track, which paints a chilling picture of a future world where technology is in control (Peart's lyrics for the piece being influenced by Ayn Rand). Comprised of seven "sections," the track proved that the trio members were fast becoming rock's most accomplished instrumentalists. The second side contains shorter selections, such as the Middle Eastern-flavored "A Passage to Bangkok" and the album-closing rocker "Something for Nothing." 2112 is widely considered by Rush fans as their first true "classic" album, the first in a string of similarly high-quality albums.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/18/2012
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0602537204854
catalogNumber:
001774700
Rank:
93682

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Performance Credits

Rush   Primary Artist
Geddy Lee   Bass,Vocals
Alex Lifeson   Guitar
Neil Peart   Percussion

Technical Credits

Rush   Arranger,Producer
Terry Brown   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Geddy Lee   Composer
Alex Lifeson   Composer
Neil Peart   Composer
Hugh Syme   Art Direction
David Fricke   Liner Notes
Major Ian Grandy   Road Crew
Ray Daniels   Management
Tom Hodges   Artwork
Skip Gildersleeve   Road Crew
Sujata Murthy   Publicity
Marcus Ionis   Authoring
L.B.L.B.   Road Crew

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