Release Date: 21 April 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|Rush A Farewell To Kings Limited 200gram Vinyl LP + Download
Newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters
Pressed on luxurious 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Presings!
Limited time album download included for 320kbps vinyl-ripped MP4s
This 1977 release, A Farewell to Kings, Rush's fifth studio album, was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and mixed in London's Advision Studios. A Farewell to Kings became the band's first U.S. gold-selling album within two months of release, and went platinum. The singles included 'Closer to the Heart' and 'Cinderella Man,' while the album peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard 200 and No. 22 on the U.K. album charts. A Farewell to Kings has been newly-remastered at legendary Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters. Then it's been pressed on luxurious 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Presings!
A Farewell to Kings successfully built on the promise of the band's breakthrough 2112, and helped broaden their audience, writes AllMusic.
"On 1977's A Farewell to Kings it quickly becomes apparent that Rush had improved their songwriting and strengthened their focus and musical approach. Synthesizers also mark their first prominent appearance on a Rush album, a direction the band would continue to pursue on future releases. With the popular hit single 'Closer to the Heart,' the trio showed that they could compose concise and traditionally structured songs, while the 11-minute 'Xanadu' remains an outstanding accomplishment all these years later (superb musicianship merged with vivid lyrics help create one of Rush's best all-time tracks)." — AllMusic
1. A Farewell To Kings
3. Closer To The Heart
4. Cinderella Man
6. Cygnus X-1