Rush’s expansive Permanent Waves reissue arrives March 27

The chronological march of reissues drawing on the Rush catalogue has reached 1980’s Permanent Waves. Come March 27, fans will have a chance to grab the Super Deluxe edition. It includes:

  • New cover artwork
  • CD 1: The album itself, remastered at Abbey Road
  • CD 2: LOADS of outtakes and live tracks from the Permanent Waves World Tour.
  • LPs: The same material (on 180-gram vinyl, of course) spread over three discs plus this recording made in Manchester.

The non-musical content includes:

  • Official Permanent Waves World Tour 1980 Program
  • The Words & Pictures Volume II – U.K. Tour Program (very rare)
  • 3 Neil Peart handwritten lyric sheet lithos
  • 3 band member backstage laminates
  • Le Studio 20-page notepad (from the Quebec studio where the album was recorded)
  • Double-sided 24″ x 36″ poster
  • 40-page hardcover book with new artwork from designer Hugh Syme, unreleased photos from the Rush archive, and a special 12,000-word essay.

Gotta have this one for my collection. After all, it features “The Spirit of Radio.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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