Rush ‎– A Farewell To Kings

Mercury ‎– B0022376-01, Anthem Records (2) ‎– B0022376-01, UMe ‎– B0022376-01
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 200 Gram, Gatefold


A1 A Farewell To Kings 5:53
A2 Xanadu 11:06
B1 Closer To The Heart 2:52
B2 Cinderella Man 4:20
B3 Madrigal 2:35
B4 Cygnus X-1 10:27



DMM-remastered 200 gram vinyl.
Also comes with a code for a 320 kbps vinyl-ripped AAC download.

DMM Mastering at Abbey Road Mastering Studios, London - December 2014.

℗ 2015 Mercury Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. © 2015 Anthem Entertainment/Mercury Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02547 11763 2
  • Matrix / Runout: (Etched Side A) B0022376-01-A
  • Matrix / Runout: (Etched Side B) B0022376-01-B
  • Label Code: (Side A) B0022376-01-A
  • Label Code: (Side B) B0022376-01-B

Other Versions (5 of 122) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ANR-1-1010 Rush A Farewell To Kings(LP, Album, Gat) Anthem Records (2) ANR-1-1010 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
534 628-2 Rush A Farewell To Kings(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Anthem Entertainment (2), Mercury (2) 534 628-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
0563 Rush A Farewell To Kings(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Elbo 0563 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
00602557886924, 5788692 Rush A Farewell To Kings (40th Anniversary)(CD, Album, RE, RM + 2xCD + Dlx) Anthem Entertainment, Mercury, Ole, UMe, Universal Music Taiwan 00602557886924, 5788692 Taiwan 2017 Sell This Version
9100 042 Rush A Farewell To Kings(LP, Album) Mercury 9100 042 UK 1977 Sell This Version



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April 15, 2018
edited 4 months ago

Ive never been a fan of Sean Magee but his efforts shine through here, for good and bad. There is a great deal of deapth and clarity here, on that front I dont think you can do much better for the sound. But my main gripes come in 2 forms of harsh edging / sibilance and lack of low end.
Some vocals and strings could have been cleaned up and tamed a bit more but even if the pressing can sound bright I dont think its too much so per say. The problem with many modern reissues is the focus on bringing in detail, but what you end up doing is creating sharper sound instead. The way to combat the issue is not to simply recess the high end so you end up with no improvement but to bring out more of the low end as well. Balance is important, and while I might be biased as a bass loving freak I think bringing out more of it at least on certain tracks would have made this into a much more enjoyable and possibly must have reissue.
Its still a good one for what it is but it just makes me wonder what a first press would be like.
My copy sadly also has some nasty crackling at times even after RCM cleaning. Something you would not expect from QRP.

Equipment Used:
Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-110 Cartridge
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 Tower Speakers
Custom made HQ Speaker Cables