Join K-Rock 105.7 Friday at 8pm & Sunday at 8pm for our RUSH 2112 RADIO SPECIAL. Special guest host Alan Cross re-visits Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rush and their album 2112 from a new 2012 perspective and goes in depth on one of rock’s greatest albums. Originally released in 1976, Rush’s epic, landmark release 2112 was their creative and commercial breakthrough as well as one of the band’s most highly regarded releases among both fans and critics alike. “2112” conveys the story of humanity’s instinctual, inner need for one’s free will.
2112 will be re-issue on Tuesday December 18th.
Originally released in 1976, Rush’s epic, landmark release 2112 was their creative and commercial breakthrough as well as one of the band’s most highly regarded releases among both fans and critics alike. With lyrics written by Neil Peart, and influenced by author Ayn Rand, 2112 kicks off with the ambitious seven-suite title track (side one), set in a futuristic world run by the “Priests of the Temples of Syrinx” who regulate “every single facet of every life,” which includes books, music, work and play. “2112” conveys the story of humanity’s instinctual, inner need for one’s free will.
After the mythological journey through “2112,” side two brings you back to the present and continues with five stand-alone tracks. From hard-rocking tracks such as “A Passage to Bangkok,” “Lessons,” and a trip to into the fourth dimension with “The Twilight Zone,” to the album’s soaring conclusion, “Something For Nothing,” 2112 is the album that ushered in the next stage in their continuing evolution as artists.
2112 re-issue is released on 12/17 globally ex North America where release day is 12/18
Dec 21st is wear your Rush t-shirt to work day!
“The first record,where we sounded like Rush.” - Alex Lifeson
“Every album is a point in Rush’s history, And if it’s not getting better, something’s wrong. Every album has to be the perfect Rush album.” – Geddy Lee
“2112 is, more than anything, a record about being Rush: loving music, moving it forward and taking it to the world, whatever the price. And it is perfect.” – David Fricke – Rolling Stone
2112 is one of two Rush albums listed in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (the other being Moving Pictures).
In 2006, a poll of Planet Rock listeners picked 2112 as the definitive Rush album.
In 2012, the album came in at #2 on Rolling Stone’s list for ‘Your Favourite Prog Rock Albums of All Time’, as voted for in a reader’s poll, being one of three Rush albums included on the list (the others being Moving Pictures and Hemispheres)