rush400pix The highly-anticipated Rush 40th anniversary box set has finally been confirmed – it’s a six-disc Blu-ray collection and it will be released on November 17th.

Speculation about the product has been circulating for over a year. Now it’s been revealed that R40 will include the band’s five most recent concert movies with additional features.

A bonus disc will contain unseen material including the band’s performance at Laura Secord Secondary School, Ontario, in 1974, although full details are yet to be revealed.

The product description reads: “2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Rush’s eponymous debut album. This superb collector’s box set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career, plus a bonus disc of previously unseen live material stretching from 1974 to 2013.

The six Blu-ray discs are contained in a stunning 56-page hardback book, filled with memorabilia and photographs documenting 40 years of Rush live in concert. This is the ultimate collection of Rush live performances, beautifully presented.”

R40 tracklist:

Disc 1: Rush In Rio

Bonus features: The Boys In Brazil documentary, multi-angle versions of YYZ, O Baterista and La Villa Strangiato; By-Tor And The Snow Dog animation; Anthem (1975 performance)

Disc 2: R30

Bonus features: Interviews; 10 tracks from the Anthem vault; Rush Hits St John’s feature; Alex Lifeson Artist Of The Decade interview

Disc 3: Snakes & Arrows Live

Bonus features: Oh, Atlanta authorized bootlegs

Disc 4: Time Machine 2011 – Live In Cleveland

Bonus features: Outtakes; Need Some Love live at Laura Secondary School, 1974; Anthem live in 1976

Disc 5: Clockwork Angels Tour

Bonus features: Limelight soundcheck recording; three additional tracks; Can’t Stop Thinking Big documentary; behind the scenes feature; Family Guy; Family Sawyer; The Watchmaker; Office of The Watchmaker

Disc 6: Bonus Disc

Laura Secord Secondary School 1974 – details TBC

source: classicrockmagazine

12 Responses

  1. You’re all right, they should just stop releasing stuff. Geez. If you don’t want it, don’t buy it. Simple as that. I’m going to go out and finally buy a BluRay player to watch the bonus disc. At least they’re not releasing condoms and caskets. You know, I remember back in the day when people used to say, “Man I wish they put out a concert video or live album of this tour or that tour.” Rush can put out a new DVD every tour as far as I’m concerned. Nobody is buying albums these days so the bands have to make money somehow. Bring it on!

  2. RUSH…………..Absoutly AWESOME…..So thankful this band stuck together through the good and the bad. And I will just leave it at that. PURE CLASS

  3. Yeah, as a faithful fan I already have everything (except the new bonus stuff and the book) that’s in here, though not all on Blu Ray. If it was a screaming deal of a price maybe I’d pick it up but it’ll probably be expensive so I’ll likely pass. However, I love that they’ve been doing dvd/Blu Ray of every tour since Vapor Trails. I wish they had some quality video of past tours that weren’t full production videos, like Presto through Test for Echo, and put out something covering those – a “live vault” sort of thing.

  4. I am, admittedly, one of thos “Rush-can-do-no-wrong” kind of fans. However, I don’t see me buying this box set. I have all these DVDs (and when to each of these concerts already) and the lure of old, grainy footage doesn’t really get me all that excited for it. If I was missing a few in the collection, I’d probably dive right in, but I think I’ll wait a year or two and ultimately get it on for a fraction of the price.

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