2112: Liner Notes
“I lie awake, staring out at the bleakness of Megadon. City and sky become one, merging into a single plane, a vast sea of unbroken grey. The Twin Moons, just two pale orbs as they trace their way across the steely sky. I used to think I had a pretty good life here, just plugging into my machine for the day, then watching Templevision or reading a Temple Paper in the evening.
“My friend Jon always said it was nicer here than under the atmospheric domes of the Outer Planets. We have had peace since 2062, when the surviving planets were banded together under the Red Star of the Solar Federation. The less fortunate gave us a few new moons.
“I believed what I was told. I thought it was a good life, I thought I was happy. Then I found something that changed it all . . .”
Alex Lifeson – guitars
Neil Peart – percussion
Geddy Lee – bass and vocals
Produced by Rush and Terry Brown
Engineered by Terry Brown
Arrangements by Rush and Terry Brown
Recorded and mixed at Toronto Sound Studios, Toronto, Ontario
Roadmaster – Howard (Herns) Ungerleider
Roadcrew – Major Ian Grandy, L.B.L.B., Skip (Detroit Slider) Gildersleeve
Graphics – Hugh Syme
Photography – Yosh Inouye, Gérard Gentil (Band)
Management by Ray Danniels, SRO Management, Inc., Toronto
Executive Production – Moon Records
A very special thank you to Ray, Vic, Terry, Howard, Ian, Liam, Skip, and Hugh for sharing the load.
Special thanks to ……(insert your name here)
Special guest Hugh Syme – keyboards on ‘Tears’
With acknowledgement to the genius of Ayn Rand
Mercury/Polygram, April 1976
© 1976 Mercury Records © 1976 Anthem Entertainment