Rush ‘Sector’ Box Sets from the Mercury Years
Universal Music Enterprises in mid-November will re-release remastered versions of the original 15 albums the band recorded on the Mercury label. The albums, from Rush to A Show of Hands, are divided into three box sets, or “sectors,” of five albums each and each includes a DVD and booklet.
“All the multitrack masters I worked with were transferred from the original analog tapes at 96 kHz/24 bit resolution and this quality was maintained right down to the finished master,” says engineer Richard Chycki. “Listeners are in for a revelation of new detail for these releases.”
Feb. 7, 2012, update: There have been some technical problems with the first sector, which have since been corrected. More from Rush is a Band.
Sector 1 takes us from Rush (1974), to All the World’s a Stage (1976).
Sector 2 takes us from A Farewell to Kings (1977) to Exit . . . Stage Left (1981).
Sector 3 takes us from Signals (1982) to A Show of Hands (1988).
The albums’ original recordings are transferred to high resolution 96kHz/24-bit audio and digitally remastered.
The booklet in each box set includes previously unpublished photos and original album lyrics and credits. The DVD in each set features one of the albums re-mixed at the same 96kHz/24-bit audio quality as the others and made compatible for both DVD audio players and DVD video players. The three DVDs are Fly by Night, A Farewell to Kings, and Signals.
Each album is packaged in a replica vinyl mini-jacket of the original album release with all three box sets forming a Rush CD road case.