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.
The super deluxe contains the CD/Blu-Ray and is meticulously assembled in a hardbound bookcase packed with a 40-page comic book representing every song on 2112, liner notes and unpublished photos, the remastered 2112 CD with 3 live bonus tracks and a Blu-rayÈ disc with a 5.1 surround sound audio mix and an interactive digital comic book, a new album cover by original album designer Hugh Syme.
II. The Temples of Syrinx
V. Oracle: The Dream
VII. Grand Finale
2. A Passage to Bangkok
3. The Twilight Zone
6. Something for Nothing
7. Overture (Live)
8. The Temples of Syrinx (Live)
9. A Passage to Bangkok (Live)