UPDATE (APRIL 2014): Rush’s debut album re-issued in special package for 40th anniversary.

Geddy Lee – Lead Vocals & Bass
Alex Lifeson – Guitars & Vocals
John Rutsey – Drums & Vocals

Road Crew – Ian Grandy & Liam Birt

All music published by Core Music Publishing (SOCAN)

All songs composed by Lee & Lifeson except ‘In The Mood’ composed by Lee

*Recorded at Toronto Sound Studios

†Recorded at Eastern Sound

Remixed at Toronto Sound, Remix Engineer-Terry Brown

Mastered at Masterdisk

Produced by RUSH

Executive Production-SRO

Photographs by BIC Photography

All arrangements by RUSH

Album cover design by Paul Weldon

For best results play at maximum volume.

Moon Records Release:
Special thanks to: Abbey Road Pub and Staff, Doc Cooper, Mr. & Mrs. G. Grandy, Cousin Glenn McLaren, Hal Greeson, Kalua Music, Drew Metcalf, Music Shoppe International, Sheila Posner, R.P.M., Peter Taylor, Paul Weldon

Mercury Records Release:
Special thanks to—Denny Rosencrantz/Cliff Burnstein/Charlie Fach

Of course not to forget all those who have made this possible. Jeff Franklin • Ira Blacker • Sol Saffian • Greg McCutcheon • Wally Meyrowitz • Marsha Weiss • Joe McHugh • Lezlee Monchak • Bob Roper • Peter Taylor • Glenn McLaren • Thanks to Mike & Jules Belkin for their early belief.

With Special Thanks to Donna Halper of WMMS in Cleveland for getting the ball rolling

A Moon Production Inc/Personal Direction: Ray Danniels & Vic Wilson of S.R.O. Productions, Toronto, Canada.

Billboard ad, Oct. 12, 1974

Moon Records, March 1974 / Mercury/Polygram, July 1974 
© 1974 Mercury Records © 1974 Anthem Entertainment

Terry Brown on recording this album.

 Finding My Way

 Need Some Love

 Take a Friend

 Here Again

 What You’re Doing

 In the Mood

 Before and After

 Working Man

Universal Music Enterprises re-released the album in April 2014 as part of its ReDISCovered Vinyl series to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the self-published album’s release. The album is part of a big package, as described in the promotional material:
“Housed in a sturdy box with a lift-off top, this landmark album is pressed on 200g, audiophile grade vinyl, from the original 1974 analog stereo masters, cut to copper plates using the Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) process at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Rush also features the original Moon Records jacket art, complete with the original MN-100-A/B Matrix etching, and will include a 16’x22′ reproduction of the first Rush promo poster, three 5’x7′ lithographs of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey, a 12’x12′ Rush Family Tree poster, and a digital download card for a free digital copy of this newly remastered release.” More on the Rush ReDISCovered LP Box.

~ by rvkeeper on January 9, 2011.

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