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2112 (Rmst) [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Rush Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (15 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B000001ESF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,386 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. 2112
2. A Passage To Bangkok
3. The Twilight Zone
4. Lessons
5. Tears
6. Something For Nothing

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Only Rush could have pulled this off, and only in the 1970s. 2112--the title suite of the band's 1976 breakthrough album--is a comically pretentious, futuristic rock opera; written by a nerdy drummer and sung by a whiny-voiced geek. It also happens to be a great piece of rock and roll that lifts the listener through a variety of moods and textures from genteel acoustic ("Oracle") to thrilling metal ("The Temples of Syrinx"). Perhaps realizing that they had taken conceptualism about as far as it could go, even these guys backed off on the epic hero stuff for later releases. 2112 still stands though, as one of the great signposts of the prog-rock era. --Michael Ruby

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Futuristic sci-fi imagery, virtuoso technique, absolutely killer rock riffs it all came together on Rush's 1976 concept album 2112 . The title opus joins A Passage to Bangkok; Something for Nothing; Tears; Lessons , and more!

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of prog rock's finest 3 Mar 2005
By gingerguru VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This is certainly one of Rush's greatest albums and the band is unquestionably one of only a select few who have been able to write so consistently well over such a long career.
I differ from some of the reviewers in their comments regarding the second half of the album, i.e. the songs not part of the 2112 suite. I actually prefer these to some of the sections from the first side, in particular, Twilight Zone, Lessons and Tears. Listening to these three songs in a row has remained a pleasure for the best part of 20 years. The musicianship, arrangements and general song-writing abilities on show here are simply breathtaking.
As for the Amazon review, this is borderline disrespectful. The Amazon writer should remember just how many tens of millions of records Rush have sold over their 30-year reign at the top of prog/intelligent rock & metal. You don't have to be the most photogenic or 'cool' band to succeed, thank god.
If you are a Rush fan you will of course already own this album. If you are new to the band, this is a must. Anyone who can play an instrument or write a song to a decent level will appreciate this even if you don't consider yourself a rock fan. Most highly recommended!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album firmly embedded my faith in this band's brilliant musical talent and started Rush's rise to fame. The title track takes up the entire side of the vinyl version but consists of some of the finest music the band ever put together. 'Overture / Temples of Syrinx' a consistent feature in 'Rock Top 100' polls over the years, but the entire '2112' opus is a wonderful musical and vocal rollercoaster. The other songs never quite live up to the title track, although Alex Lifeson's 'Lessons' and the hints of oriental guitar on the fine 'A passage to Bangkok' certainly make fine listening. 'Something for Nothing' is a terrific rocker, a rare Rush ballad 'Tears' and the unusual 'Twilight Zone' roll back the classic 1970's Rush heyday.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The break through album 10 April 2007
By Ashes
Format:Audio CD
The first Rush album to be a significant hit. This album was made after the largley unsucessful Caress of Steel LP. Themes the band had explored on that album ( such as an entire side dedicated to one song ) were further explored however this time as a more consitant whole.

Many of the previous reviews will know doubt detail the synopsis of the title track so it is pointless in me repeating myself here, however whilst the previous album had struggled with filler material such as ' Am i going Bald ' this album was laden with classic tracks. ' Tears ' has a rare Geddy Lee lyric. ' A passage to Bangkok ' is a favourite of mine and it closes with the fabulous ' Somthing for nothing '.

There first classic album, this remains one of the most popular Rush albums to date.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars and the meek shall inherit the earth....... 12 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
What can you say about Rush? Bear in mind when you listen to this album, there's only three of them. God knows how they make the sounds they do, but you'd swear blind there should be at least five in a band that sounds like this. For my money, this is the definitive Rush album, it has everything from searing solo's to gentle acoustic moments of serenity. The title track "2112" is riff-laden wig-out structured like an opera, describing a society reaching armageddon, rising from the ashes to become a quasi-religious dictatorship, and ultimately perishing when the new order arrives to take over.

The second group of five songs, unconnected with both "2112" and each other, cover subjects as diverse as the hippy trail ("Passage to Bangkok") to a ballad ("Tears") that seesm to be about lost love.

People seem to get hung up on two things with this album - "1" it's a concept album. Yeah, So what? The 70's were full of concept albums, big deal. It doesn't alter the fact there is brilliant playing on this record. Lifeson's guitar drips emotion throughout 2112, you can hear it cry and scream, particulary in the segment "Presentation" when Geddy's character offers the newly discovered "guitar" to the priests, is rejected, then flees. Listen to the guitar howl at that point and tell me that's not raw despair being wrought from the frets. Listen also to Geddy Lee's galloping bass lines, then remember he's singing the melody over the top at the same time. Which brings me on nicely on to point "2". Geddy's voice. So many people can't seem to get past the fact he has a high pitched voice. This may be so, but it's never strained or out of tune, and carries over the music so you can hear the lyrics.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A monster of a CD! 4 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I first bought this in 1980, then bought it on CD in the late 80's, then didn't have a copy for around 10 years. I bought it again a few months ago, and just HAD to crank up the volume and just listen.
Too often concept albums are individual tracks forced together and it doesn't work that well, but the track 2112 is a masterpiece of thematic writing. There are essentially 3 themes (and variations on these themes) that are used throughout to tremendous effect, and a storyline that sounds like it should be the storyline from a Phillip K Dick novel. This is the middle ground between the early 70's rock and the late 70's arty rock that Rush produced, and they have rarely done better!
The other tracks here are pretty damn good too - 'Passage to Bangkok' is basically a journey through the world's dope capitals, 'Something for Nothing' is a concert favourite, and then...the ballad! How on earth did 'Tears' get on an album like this? It's got keyboard strings and no distorted guitar at all, but it really fits in well. In fact, it's a very beautiful song.
You know, I think I'm going to have to go and play it again...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic rock
It was great to hear this classic rock album from Rush in their prime. This was for my grandson who is a budding guitarist.
Published 9 days ago by Mrs. L. M. Hobbs
4.0 out of 5 stars Rush 2012
Bought it to replace my old record which was worn out from playing great to have it on cd so i can listen to it in the car
Published 2 months ago by HYwel W Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
This is a great CD, I was maybe expecting a bit more rock as it is Rush, but it is still a classic. Takes a while to get into, but this is music at it's most excellent.
Published 3 months ago by David Alan Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past
Saw Rush on the Hemispheres tour many tears ago - this album just takes me back to my youth - fantastic!
Published 4 months ago by TonyG
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu Ray Audio the future of digital music
Enough has been said about 2112 already it is a great album by a great band. My comments are concerning the Blu Ray audio quality. Read more
Published 4 months ago by PhilB
4.0 out of 5 stars Rush really start to hit their stride
Always worth catching up with this 1976 release again. After 'Caress Of Steel', this was a definite return to form. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Prog Rob
5.0 out of 5 stars A Big Fan
I am a big fan of Rush and have been since I heard there first album when I was like 16 years old and 2112 it by far there best album and this release of it is without question a... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. J. James
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Super Deluxe Edition!
I won't waste time reviewing the album, plenty before me have, all I will say on that is it's a classic that had stood the test of time! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Robert Macnamara
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good
I was surprisingly pleased with this disc. Full booklet with lyrics, extensive liner notes, and more. However, a few of the goodies on show here are worth a further mention. Read more
Published 9 months ago by John Malcolm
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Alt Rock Album
First heard about the album on Guitar Hero 6: Warriors of Rock. Loved it so much I bought the CD. I have listened to it now stop for last 3 weeks. Brilliant.
Published 9 months ago by J Bails
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