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Rush’s Debut LP to Receive Deluxe 40th Anniversary Reissue

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The guys in Rush may be planning on taking a year off in 2014, but that doesn’t mean their classic records will get a vacation. In fact, it looks like the band’s 1974 debut LP will return to stores with a few new additions.

The Globe and Mail reports that the ‘Rush’ album is due for a 40th anniversary reissue next year, and adds that the band is “very involved” in the process. And although no details are given regarding what fans can expect in terms of remastering or bonus tracks, it’s worth noting that the article in question focuses on deluxe single-album upgrades like the newly expanded versions of Nirvana‘s ‘In Utero’ and Van Morrison‘s ‘Moondance.’

The members of Rush have been in a retrospective mood lately, boxing up their Atlantic output and releasing a remastered version of their 2002 album ‘Vapor Trails.’ While ‘Rush’ received the remaster treatment in 1997, it seems safe to assume the process will start over for the 40th anniversary edition — and that the vaults are being combed for whatever live tracks and demos the band can scrounge up.

Also of interest for classic rock fans: the Globe and Mail’s article notes that a slew of other deluxe reissues are on the way in 2014, including yet another version of Elton John‘s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,’ Supertramp‘s ‘Crime of the Century,’ and an archival release from Kiss.

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