Music History

Rush to Reissue First Album with All the Moon Records Markings

Rush’s debut album–the one before Neil joined the band–in March 1974.  And before it was picked up by a major, it was released on Moon Records.  Original copies now trade for hundreds of dollars and are very, very hard to find.  A deluxe reissue is a good idea, then.

Here’s what’s coming via Universal on April 14, just in time for Record Store Day.

Rush - Rush (2014 reissue)


The record has been pressed on 200 gram vinyl (180 gram?  Pish!) and comes with the original Moon Records art, right down to the matrix etching (SUPER geeky!  Cool!)  The box will include a 16″x22″ repro of the first Rush poster, some nice lithographs of Geddy, Alex and John Rutsey, a great Rush family tree poster (I’ve seen it and it’s brilliant) and a code for a digital download of the album.

I have no idea what the MSRP will be, but if you’re a Rush fan you won’t care.

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