RUSH Celebrate Permanent Waves’ 40th Anniversary

Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photosush will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their seventh studio album, Permanent Waves, by releasing an expanded edition on May 29th.

Recorded at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec, the album gave us two radio staples, “The Spirit of Radio” and “Freewill.”

This 40th anniversary edition, complete with a new cover, will be available in four configurations — Super Deluxe Edition, two-CD Deluxe Edition, three-LP Deluxe Edition, and Deluxe Digital Edition.

Super Deluxe Edition includes:

Two CDs and three high-quality 180-gram black vinyl LPs

The first CD release of the 2015 remastered edition of the album

Previously unreleased and restored live tracks mixed from the original analog multi-tracks by the band’s original producer, Terry Brown

The live tracks come from three stops on the Permanent Waves World Tour 1980 — Manchester and London in England, and St. Louis

A 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos, re-imagined artwork by original album designer Hugh Syme, and 12,000-word essay

A replica of the Permanent Waves 1980 official tour program

A replica of the rare 1980 UK-only tour program

A 24 x 36-inch two-sided wall poster of the original album cover model photo shoot, and photos of the band in the studio

Three replica bandmember 1980 tour backstage laminates

Three Neil Peart-handwritten lyric sheets for “The Spirit of Radio,” “Entre Nous” and “Natural Science”

A 20-page 5 x 7-inch notepad emblazoned with Le Studio letterhead

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Permanent Waves track listing:

The Spirit of Radio


Jacob’s Ladder

Entre Nous

Different Strings

Natural Science

Permanent Waves World Tour 1980 — previously unreleased live bonus tracks:

Beneath, Between & Behind (Manchester)

By-Tor & The Snow Dog (London)

Xanadu (London)

The Spirit of Radio (Manchester)

Natural Science (Manchester)

The Trees (Manchester)

Cygnus X-1 (London)

Cygnus X-1 Book II (London)

Closer To The Heart (Manchester)

Jacob’s Ladder (St. Louis)

Freewill (London)

Rush requests that friends, fans and media alike respect the their ongoing need for privacy and peace following the death of Neil Peart on January 7th. They suggest that those who wish to express their condolences can choose a cancer research group or charity of their choice and make a donation in Neil’s name.