Rush ‎– Permanent Waves

Mercury ‎– 534 630-2, Anthem (5) ‎– 534 630-2
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, PMDC


Companies, etc.


  • Art Direction, Design [Graphics]Hugh Syme
  • Artwork [Colour Collaboration]Peter George (3)
  • Bass Guitar, Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic, Ob-1, Mini Moog, Taurus Pedal], VocalsGeddy Lee
  • Cover [Cover Concept]Hugh Syme, Neil Peart
  • Drums, Timpani, Bells [Orchestra, Tubular], Bell Tree, Chimes, Crotales, TriangleNeil Peart
  • Electric Guitar [Six And Twelve String], Acoustic Guitar [Six And Twelve String], Synthesizer [Taurus Pedals]Alex Lifeson
  • Engineer [At Le Studio, General Assistance]Robbie Whelan
  • Engineer [At Le Studio]Paul Northfield
  • Engineer [At Trident, Assisted By]Adam Moseley, Craig Milliner, Geddy Lee
  • Engineer [At Trident, Cameo Appearances By]Steve S. Hort*
  • Engineer [At Trident]Terry Brown
  • ManagementRay Danniels
  • Mastered ByBob Ludwing*, Brian Lee
  • Other [Centre Stage Technician] – Larry (Shrav) Allen
  • Other [Concert Lighting] – See Factor International
  • Other [Concert Rigging] – Bill Collins
  • Other [Concert Sound Engineer] – Ian (The Weez) Grandy
  • Other [Concert Sound] – National Sound And Electrosound (U.K.)
  • Other [Cover Girl Couterière] – Ou La La
  • Other [Electrical Technician] – Ted (Theo) McDonald
  • Other [Inspiration And Vocal Coaching] – Daisy The Dog
  • Other [Personal Shreve] – Sam (Shreve) Charters
  • Other [Pilot Of Juliet Foxtrot Kilo] – Mike Deere
  • Other [Projectionist] – Harry (Tex) Dilman
  • Other [Road Manager, Lighting Director And Assistant To Mr. Shreve] – Howard Ungerleider
  • Other [Stage Left Technician] – Skip (Slider) Gildersleeve
  • Other [Stage Manager] – Michael (Lurch) Hirsh
  • Other [Stage Monitor Mixer] – Gred (Gordie) Connolly
  • Other [Stage Right Technician] – Liam (Punjabi) Birt
  • Other [Transported By The Skilled Hands Of] – Tom (Whitey) Whittaker, Pat (No. 9) Lines, Arthur (Mac) MacLear, Gene Guido And Tim Lewis
  • Photography ByDeborah Samuel, Fin Costello, Flip Schulke
  • PianoHugh Syme (tracks: 5)
  • Producer, Arranged ByRush, Terry Brown
  • Steel DrumsErwig Chuapchuaduah
  • Technician [Guitar And Synthesizer Maintenance]Tony (Jack Secret) Geranios*


Recorded at Le Studio, Morin-Heights, Quebec, during September and October 1979.
Mixed at Trident Studios, Soho, London in November 1979.

Management at SRO Management, Inc ., Toronto. Executive production Moon Records.
All lyrics © 1980 Core Music Publishing (SOCAN). Used by permission, all rights reserved.
All music published by Core Music Publishing (SOCAN).

℗ 1980 Mercury Records © 1980 Mercury Records, a PolyGram Company. © 1980 Anthem Entertainment.
Manufactured and marketed by Mercury Records, a PolyGram Company.

Part of 'The Rush Remasters' series. Presented in a jewel case with six page foldout booklet.
The cover has the newspaper in the lower left corner with the blanked out headline. The headline reads "Dewey Defeats Truman" on the original ANR 1102 LP release.
Track 6 consists of three parts that are separately titled in the lyrics sleeve (and not on the tracklisting), those parts are 'I Tide Pools', 'II Hyperspace' and 'III Permanent Waves'.
PMDC = PMDC, Germany pressing (from matrix information).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 31453 46302 8
  • Label Code: LC 0268
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Price Code: PY 899
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 534 630-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC A
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L001
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 01P5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 534 630-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC B
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L001
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 01T1

Other Versions (5 of 123) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ANR-1-1021 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Anthem (5) ANR-1-1021 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, RE) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1985 Sell This Version
ANC-1021 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Anthem Records (2) ANC-1021 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7142 720 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album) Mercury 7142 720 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
822 548-2 M-1, 822 548-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, Club, RE) Mercury, Mercury 822 548-2 M-1, 822 548-2 US Unknown Sell This Version