Rush ‎– Permanent Waves

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Rush's seventh studio album.

The cover depicted the famous incorrect headline "Dewey Defeats Truman" on a newspaper in the bottom left corner.

However, the Chicago Tribune (the paper that originally published the error) pressured the band to remove the headline. Some versions appear altered with either "Dewei Defeats Truman" or a blanked section.

The billboards in the distance (mid-right) originally read "Coca-Cola." However, the cola company objected to the use of their logo and the cover was changed to display the band members names in a similar typestyle to the original logo.

Trivia: The woman on the cover of this album is model Paula Turnbull. Contrary to rumor, the guy waving in the background on the cover is not one of the members of Rush, it's actually Hugh Syme, the art director of the album.

Tracklist

Spirit Of Radio 4:54
Freewill 5:23
Jacob's Ladder 7:50
Entre Nous 4:37
Different Strings 3:50
Natural Science (9:27)
Tide Pools
Hyperspace
Permanent Waves

Versions (132)

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
9111065 Rush Olas Permanentes(LP, Album) Mercury 9111065 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
9111065 Rush Olas Permanentes(LP, Album) Mercury 9111065 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
MC8-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(8-Trk, Album) Mercury MC8-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
MC8-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(8-Trk, Album) Mercury MC8-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
8AN-1 1021 Rush Permanent Waves(8-Trk, Album) Anthem (5) 8AN-1 1021 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
8AN-1 1021 Rush Permanent Waves(8-Trk, Album, Club) Anthem (5) 8AN-1 1021 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
7142 720 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album) Mercury 7142 720 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
4AN-1-1021 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album) Anthem (5) 4AN-1-1021 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
MCR4 1-4001, MCR 4 1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album) Mercury, Mercury MCR4 1-4001, MCR 4 1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
7142 720 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album) Mercury 7142 720 UK 1980 Sell This Version
7142 720 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album) Mercury 7142 720 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
MCR4-1-4001, MCR 4 1-4001, 7142.720 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury MCR4-1-4001, MCR 4 1-4001, 7142.720 US 1980 Sell This Version
4AN-1-1021 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album, Club) Anthem (5) 4AN-1-1021 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
MCR4 1-4001, MCR 4 1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album, Club) Mercury, Mercury MCR4 1-4001, MCR 4 1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCR4 1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album, Club, RE) Mercury MCR4 1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCR4-1-4001, 7142.720 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album, Dol) Mercury, Mercury MCR4-1-4001, 7142.720 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCR-4-1-4001, 7142.720 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album, Dol) Mercury, Mercury MCR-4-1-4001, 7142.720 US 1980 Sell This Version
91 11 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 91 11 065 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
9111065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9111065 Philippines 1980 Sell This Version
9111065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9111065 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1980 Sell This Version
9111 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9111 065 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
9111 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9111 065 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
ANR-1-1021 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Anthem (5) ANR-1-1021 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
9111 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9111 065 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
9111 065, LPR 19039 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury 9111 065, LPR 19039 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
9111 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9111 065 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
9100 071 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9100 071 UK 1980 Sell This Version
9111065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9111065 Colombia 1980 Sell This Version
9111 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9111 065 Norway 1980 Sell This Version
9100 071 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9100 071 France 1980 Sell This Version
25·3P-221 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Epic 25·3P-221 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
9111 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9111 065 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
9111 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9111 065 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
9100 071 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9100 071 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
422-822 548-1 M-1 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 422-822 548-1 M-1 US 1980 Sell This Version
25·3P-221 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Epic 25·3P-221 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
9111065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9111065 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, 53 ) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, 53 ) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, Clu) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, Club) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, Club) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
ANR-1-1021 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, Club) Anthem (5) ANR-1-1021 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, Club, CRC) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, Club, RP, Ter) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, PRC) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, PRC) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, PRC) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
25·3P-221 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, Promo) Epic, Anthem (5) 25·3P-221 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, Promo) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, RP) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, RP) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
9100 071 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Mercury 9100 071 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, RE) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US 1985 Sell This Version
9111 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 9111 065 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
P2-22548 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, Club) PolyGram P2-22548 US 1986 Sell This Version
P2-22548 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, Club, CRC) PolyGram P2-22548 US 1986 Sell This Version
25・8P-5075 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album) Epic 25・8P-5075 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
ANK-1021 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album) Anthem Records (2) ANK-1021 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
822-548-2 M-1 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album) Mercury 822-548-2 M-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
ANC-1-1021 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album) Anthem Records (2) ANC-1-1021 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
MG 0839 Rush Permanent Waves (Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0839 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
AMCY-288 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic AMCY-288 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
822 548-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 822 548-2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
P2-34630 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem (5) P2-34630 US 1997 Sell This Version
314 534 630-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem (5) 314 534 630-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
ANMD 1081 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM) Anthem (5) ANMD 1081 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
314 534 630-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 314 534 630-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
ANMD 1081 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM) Anthem (5) ANMD 1081 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
534 630-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM, PMD) Mercury, Anthem (5) 534 630-2 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
AMCY-2295 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RM) Anthem (5), Atlantic AMCY-2295 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
534 630-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mercury (2), Anthem (12) 534 630-2 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
314 534 630-4 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album, RM, Dol) Mercury 314 534 630-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
RNCCD 04000403 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Not On Label (Rush) RNCCD 04000403 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
ANMD 1081 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM) Anthem (5) ANMD 1081 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
UDCD 772 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, 24k) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 772 US 2007 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-302 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-302 US 2008 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-302 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, Ltd, Promo, RE, S/Edition) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-302 US 2008 Sell This Version
WPCR-13478 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Atlantic, Anthem (5) WPCR-13478 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
none Rush Permanent Waves(6xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 192) Universal Music GmbH none US 2015
00602547118073 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Mercury, Universal Music Group International, Anthem (5) 00602547118073 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
B0022379-01 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, RE, RM, 200) UMe, Mercury, Anthem (5) B0022379-01 USA & Canada 2015 Sell This Version
822 548-2 M-1, 822 548-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album) Mercury, Mercury 822 548-2 M-1, 822 548-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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ANC-1-1021 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album) Anthem Records (2) ANC-1-1021 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
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VANK 1021 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, Club) Anthem Records (2) VANK 1021 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
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314 534 630-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, Club, RM) Mercury 314 534 630-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
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ANMD-1021 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE) Anthem Records (2) ANMD-1021 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
822 548-2 M-1, 822 548-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury 822 548-2 M-1, 822 548-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
VANK 1021 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE) Anthem Records (2) VANK 1021 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
822 548-2 M-1, 822 548-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury 822 548-2 M-1, 822 548-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
822 548-2 M-1, 822 548-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury 822 548-2 M-1, 822 548-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
314 534 630-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem (5) 314 534 630-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
314 534 630-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem (5) 314 534 630-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
314 534 630-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Mercury, Anthem (5) 314 534 630-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
534 630-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, EDC) Mercury, Anthem (5) 534 630-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
534 630-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, UML) Mercury, Anthem (5) 534 630-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
534 630-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, UML) Mercury, Anthem (5) 534 630-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
534 630-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RM, Son) Mercury, Anthem (5), Universal 534 630-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
822 548-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE, RP) Mercury 822 548-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
AMCY-2295 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Anthem (12), Atlantic (2) AMCY-2295 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
822 548-2 M-1, 822 548-2 Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RP, PMD) Mercury, Mercury 822 548-2 M-1, 822 548-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
822 548-4 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album) Mercury, PolyGram 822 548-4 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
ANT-1021 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album) Anthem Records (2) ANT-1021 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
822 548-4 M-1, MCR41 4001, 422 822-548-4 M-1 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album, Dol) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury 822 548-4 M-1, MCR41 4001, 422 822-548-4 M-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
822 548-4 M-1, MCR41 4001, 422 822-548-4 M-1 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury 822 548-4 M-1, MCR41 4001, 422 822-548-4 M-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
ANC-1021 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Anthem Records (2) ANC-1021 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
VANT-1021 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Anthem Records (2) VANT-1021 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
IMD-6654, IMD 6654 Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album, Unofficial) IMD (2), IMD (2) IMD-6654, IMD 6654 Unknown Sell This Version
9100 071 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9100 071 UK Unknown Sell This Version
9111 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album) Mercury 9111 065 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, 53 ) Mercury SRM-1-4001 US Unknown Sell This Version
SRM 1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, Club) Mercury SRM 1-4001 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9100 071 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, M/Print) Mercury 9100 071 UK Unknown Sell This Version
9100 071 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, M/Print) Mercury 9100 071 UK Unknown Sell This Version
9111 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, Promo) Not On Label 9111 065 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
9111 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 9111 065 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
9111 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 9111 065 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
9111 065 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 9111 065 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
SRM-1-4001 Rush Permanent Waves(LP, TP) Not On Label SRM-1-4001 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Vinylrecordgeek

Vinylrecordgeek

February 8, 2019
referencing Permanent Waves, LP, Album, M/Print, 9100 071
Someone know the release year on this pressing? ? ?
polchik

polchik

January 23, 2019
referencing Permanent Waves, LP, Album, ANR-1-1021
HA .... i just realized i have this particular pressing ! (bought when i was a young teen) cut by ray staff ! it always sounded great, and now i know why !
eric91478

eric91478

January 6, 2019
referencing Permanent Waves, LP, Album, 25·3P-221
Good sounding press. Especially Jacob’s Ladder. Clean, well defined mids, kick drum punch, and a solid yet still somewhat airy soundstage.
Bad_Astronaut

Bad_Astronaut

December 29, 2018
referencing Permanent Waves, LP, Album, RE, RM, 200, B0022379-01
My sealed copy was missing the download card too! As far as the record goes, this is a wonderful pressing. Quiet, flat and a nice inner sleeve. VERY dynamic. Great soundstage, The drums sound amazing. The imaging is superb. This is a treat. If you've worn out your old copy, like I have, this is a great one! I have no complaints at all
donkeybucket

donkeybucket

October 28, 2018
edited 7 months ago
referencing Permanent Waves, LP, Album, RE, RM, 200, B0022379-01

My sealed copy was missing the download card despite the hype sticker. However, this pressing is fantastic. Well worth the $20.
jacobjsamano

jacobjsamano

September 15, 2018
referencing Permanent Waves, LP, Album, RE, RM, 200, B0022379-01

Sounds great! The Dynamic Range levels are (in order) DR12, DR12, DR13, DR13, DR13 And DR12. High quality reissue for very affordable price. Highly recommend these 2015 Mercury/UMe Vinyl reissues, these are definitely the ones to get if you are trying to build a collection of Rush LPs.
beethamk3

beethamk3

April 30, 2018
referencing Permanent Waves, LP, Album, RE, SRM-1-4001
i have this album on yinyl .on anthem label. when i got it home i noticed my copy was mispressed by having 2 side 1 labels on it
monty_cristo

monty_cristo

December 30, 2017
referencing Permanent Waves, LP, Album, PRC, SRM-1-4001
Just curious...this one describes my copy almost exactly, except it only has MASTERDISK HW on side 2. Anyone else have one like mine?
richdallas

richdallas

June 14, 2017
referencing Permanent Waves, LP, Album, 9111 065

Found an excellent copy in the USA. Sounds great!!
snowdog71

snowdog71

March 30, 2017
referencing Permanent Waves, LP, Album, M/Print, 9100 071

This listing should be moved to the Permanent Waves release listings.