Rush have released the official lyric video for the title track of their landmark album, A Farewell To Kings. The band’s fifth studio LP, it was originally released in 1977 and was reissued in a lavish expanded edition during 2017.
A Farewell To Kinds included the radio hit ‘Closer To The Heart’, classic album tracks ‘Madrigal’ and ‘Cinderella Man’ as well as enduring fan favorites ‘Xanadu’ and ‘Cygnus X-1’. The clip for ‘A Farewell To Kings’ was created by Adam Jones of ALJ Innovations and features original artwork by Hugh Syme and illustration by Fantoons.
As previously reported by uDiscover Music, A Farewell To Kings’ 40th anniversary edition is available to fans in four distinct configurations.
The Super Deluxe Edition includes three CDs, one Blu-ray Audio disc and four high-quality 180g vinyl LPs. The set encompasses the Abbey Road mastering studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD; a complete Rush concert recorded in February 1978 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, newly mixed by long-time Rush engineer and original A Farewell To Kings producer Terry Brown from the multi-track live tapes; four newly recorded cover versions of songs from the original album by Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews and Alain Johannes; and an instrumental studio outtake of the spacey sound effects the band has creatively titled ‘Cygnus X-2 Eh’.
The Hammersmith show features over thirty-four minutes of unreleased performances including a complete ‘2112’ suite, ‘Lakeside Park’, a drum solo and ‘Closer To The Heart’. The Super Deluxe Edition’s audio content on its CDs is duplicated on its vinyl discs. Meanwhile, the Blu-ray audio disc contains a brand new 5.1 Surround mix of the album by four-time Grammy-nominated Surround Sound producer Steven Wilson, along with three original 1977 promo videos from a newly found two-inch quad video master significantly improving the video quality for ‘Closer To The Heart’.
The Super Deluxe package also includes an elaborate new fortieth-anniversary cover treatment by long0time Rush creative director Hugh Syme, who has also created a new piece of artwork for each of the album’s six songs, and an extensive twelve-thousand-word liner notes by Grammy-winning rock historian Rob Bowman.
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