Rush ‎– Rush

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Originally released in early 1974 on the band's own Moon Records as MN-100 (Moon later became Anthem Entertainment in 1977). Only 3500 copies were pressed which quickly sold out.

Mercury Records re-released the album a little later in the year. The first Mercury pressing had red labels, but it was made with the same stampers as the original pressing. The runout groove says MN-100 like the Moon Pressing.

The album was remastered in 1997 as part of the Rush Remasters Series.

The logo on the cover was supposed to be red, but a printing error resulted in a pink colour.

Canadian pressings:

1st Pressing on Moon Records
2nd Pressing on Red Label with Moon Records logo on the back cover
3rd Pressing on Red Label without the Moon Records logo
4th Pressings on Skyline Label: here and here

Further Canadian pressings were on Anthem Records, and first of those was made in 1977.

Versions (109)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MN-100 Rush Rush(LP, Album) Moon Records (18) MN-100 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
MN.8.100 Rush Rush(8-Trk, Album) Moon Records (18) MN.8.100 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
MC8-1-1011 Rush Rush(8-Trk, Album) Mercury, PolyGram MC8-1-1011 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
MC8-1-1011 Rush Rush(8-Trk, Album, Blu) Mercury MC8-1-1011 US 1974 Sell This Version
MC8-1-1011 Rush Rush(8-Trk, Album, Tan) Mercury MC8-1-1011 US 1974 Sell This Version
7142 365 Rush Rush(Cass, Album) Mercury 7142 365 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album) Mercury 6338 524 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album) Mercury 6338 524 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
RJ-6028 Rush Rush(LP, Album) Mercury RJ-6028 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album) Mercury 6338 524 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album) Mercury 6338 524 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album) Mercury 6338 524 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album) Mercury 6338 524 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
9100 011 Rush Rush(LP, Album) Mercury 9100 011 UK 1974 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, Club) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US 1974 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, Pit) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US 1974 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, Promo) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US 1974 Sell This Version
SRM 1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE, 2nd) Mercury SRM 1-1011 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE, Mer) Mercury SRM-1-1011 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
SRM 1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE, Sky) Mercury SRM 1-1011 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE, Sky) Mercury SRM-1-1011 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RP, 1st) Mercury SRM-1-1011 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, San) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US 1974 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, Ter) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US 1974 Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album) Mercury 6338 524 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US 1976 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RP) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US 1976 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RP) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US 1976 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RP) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US 1976 Sell This Version
MCR4-1-1011 Rush Rush(Cass, Album, Pap) Mercury MCR4-1-1011 US 1977 Sell This Version
4AN-1-601 Rush Rush(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Anthem (5) 4AN-1-601 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
ANR-1-1001 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE) Anthem (5) ANR-1-1001 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
BT-5162 Rush Rush(LP, Album) Mercury BT-5162 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
ANR-1-1001 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE) Anthem (5) ANR-1-1001 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
ANR 1601, ANR-1-601 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE) Anthem (5), Anthem (5) ANR 1601, ANR-1-601 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
ANR-1-601 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE) Anthem (5) ANR-1-601 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
MCR-4-1-4001 Rush Rush(Cass, Album, RE) Mercury MCR-4-1-4001 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US 1981 Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE, RP) Mercury 6338 524 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RP, Kee) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US 1981 Sell This Version
4AN-1-601 Rush Rush(Cass, Album, RE, SDR) Anthem Records (2) 4AN-1-601 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
PRICE 18 , 9100 011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury PRICE 18 , 9100 011 UK 1983 Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 6338 524 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, RE) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US 1983 Sell This Version
822 541-1, SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury 822 541-1, SRM-1-1011 US 1985 Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE, RP) Mercury 6338 524 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
822 541-2 M-1 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 822 541-2 M-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
WANK-1001 Rush Rush(CD, Album) Anthem Records (2) WANK-1001 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
ANC-1001 Rush Rush(Cass, Album, RE) Anthem Records (2) ANC-1001 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
WANT-1001, WANT 1001 Rush Rush(Cass, Album, RE, Cle) Anthem Records (2), Anthem Records (2) WANT-1001, WANT 1001 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RP) Mercury, Mercury 822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
AMCY-314 Rush Rush(CD, Album) Atlantic AMCY-314 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
AMCY-314 Rush Rush(CD, Album, Promo) Atlantic AMCY-314 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
822 541-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 822 541-2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
822 541-2-M-1 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RP) Mercury 822 541-2-M-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
WANK-1001 Rush Rush(CD, Album, Club) Anthem (5) WANK-1001 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
ANMD 1075 Rush Rush(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Anthem (5) ANMD 1075 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
AMCY-2289 Rush Rush(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Atlantic, EastWest AMCY-2289 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
AMCY-2289 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Anthem (5) AMCY-2289 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
ANMD 1075 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RM) Anthem (5) ANMD 1075 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
534 623-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RM, PMD) Anthem (5), Mercury 534 623-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
314 534 623-4 Rush Rush(Cass, Album, RM, Dol) Mercury 314 534 623-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
534 623-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Anthem (5) 534 623-2 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
RHCD 04000101 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Rush) RHCD 04000101 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
WPCR-13472 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Atlantic, Anthem (5) WPCR-13472 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
MN 100, B0020138-01 Rush Rush(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 200 + Box) Moon Records (18), Mercury, Universal Music Enterprises, Universal Music Group International, Anthem (5) MN 100, B0020138-01 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
MN-100, B0020138-01 Rush Rush(LP, Album, Ltd, RM, 200 + Box) Moon Records (18), Universal MN-100, B0020138-01 USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version
none Rush Rush(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 192) Mercury none 2015
ANC-1-1001 Rush Rush(CD, Album) Anthem Records (2) ANC-1-1001 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
P2 22541 Rush Rush(CD, Album, Club, RE) Mercury, Mercury P2 22541 US Unknown Sell This Version
ANMD 1075 Rush Rush(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Anthem (5) ANMD 1075 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
P2 34623 Rush Rush(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem (5) P2 34623 US Unknown Sell This Version
314 534 623-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem (5) 314 534 623-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, MP, RE) Mercury, Mercury 822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury 822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
ANMD-1001 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE) Anthem (5) ANMD-1001 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury 822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
ANC-1-1001 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE) Anthem Records (2) ANC-1-1001 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury 822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury 822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury 822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
AMCY-314 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Anthem (5) AMCY-314 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
314 534 623-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem (5) 314 534 623-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
314 534 623-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem (5) 314 534 623-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
314 534 623-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem (5) 314 534 623-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
314 534 623-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem (5) 314 534 623-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
314 534 623-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Anthem (5) 314 534 623-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
534 623-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, EDC) Anthem (5), Mercury 534 623-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
534 623-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, UML) Anthem (5), Mercury 534 623-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RP) Mercury, Mercury 822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RP) Mercury, Mercury 822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RP) Mercury, Mercury 822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RE, RP) Mercury, Mercury 822 541-2 M-1, 822 541-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
534 623-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Mercury (2), Anthem (12) 534 623-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011, 534 623-2 Rush Rush(CD, Album, Unofficial, Min) Mercury (2), Anthem (12) SRM-1-1011, 534 623-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MCR4-1-1011 Rush Rush(Cass, Album) Mercury MCR4-1-1011 US Unknown Sell This Version
PRIMC 18 Rush Rush(Cass, Album) Mercury PRIMC 18 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MCR-4-1-1011, C 132226 Rush Rush(Cass, Album, Club) Mercury, Mercury MCR-4-1-1011, C 132226 US Unknown Sell This Version
4AN-1 601 Rush Rush(Cass, Album, RE) Anthem (5) 4AN-1 601 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
822 541-4 M-1 Rush Rush(Cass, Album, RE) Mercury 822 541-4 M-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
822 541-4 M-1, MCR41 1011 Rush Rush(Cass, Album, RE, 72) Mercury, Mercury 822 541-4 M-1, MCR41 1011 US Unknown Sell This Version
WANT-1001 Rush Rush(Cass, Album, RE, Bla) Anthem Records (2) WANT-1001 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 6338 524 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE) Phonogram 6338 524 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US Unknown Sell This Version
SRM-1-1011 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE) Mercury SRM-1-1011 US Unknown Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE, Bla) Mercury 6338 524 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RE, Sky) Mercury 6338 524 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
RJ-6028 Rush Rush(LP, Promo) Mercury RJ-6028 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

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lifepilot

lifepilot

September 16, 2018
referencing Rush, LP, Album, MN-100
I have 6 in various conditions in my collection. Not for sale.
jed2atjane

jed2atjane

August 31, 2018
referencing Rush, LP, Album, MN-100
Great first record for a band and a great investment as my moon copy still has the original cello with a 4.47 price and was a birthday gift in 1974 .
jacobjsamano

jacobjsamano

August 25, 2018
referencing Rush, LP, Album, RE, 822 541-1, SRM-1-1011
Really? 138 people supposedly own and yet not one person is decent enough to write a quick review on the quality of this pressing to help people like me who are potentially interested in purchasing a copy?
Sabbath75

Sabbath75

July 29, 2018
referencing Rush, LP, Album, RP, 1st, SRM-1-1011
I'm looking for a copy 1st Canadian pressing on the Red Mercury label
joel_drk

joel_drk

June 23, 2018
referencing Rush, LP, Album, MN-100
What's this gem worth? not that I plan on selling mine anytime soon but just curious......
BTOUSAFAN

BTOUSAFAN

April 27, 2018
edited 7 months ago
referencing Rush, LP, Album, Ter, SRM-1-1011
I have a copy where the vinyl is actually Bachman-Turner Overdrive's first album. The labels on both sides are for RUSH.
Both artists were with Mercury during that time.
DietVernors

DietVernors

February 8, 2018
referencing Rush, LP, Album, Ltd, RM, 200 + Box, MN-100, B0020138-01
I bought a new copy in Feb 2018 and discovered that the included download card had an expiration date of 2015, so you may not want to count on the download card.
martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018
referencing Rush, CD, Album, RE, RM, PMD, 534 623-2

Arguably one of the most influential and beloved bands of all time, Canada's Rush came from humble beginnings, with this 1974 self-titled debut, which sees the Canadian three-piece as not much more than a standard hard rock outfit, long before they adopted a more progressive sound that would garner them worldwide fame.

Although it's not really the sort of thing I'd normally listen to, and certainly not the first Rush album I'd reach for, 'Rush' is still a nice little record. It's 40-minute duration makes it an easy listen, and although none of the tracks are notably memorable compared to their later material (with the possible exception of 'Working Man', which was an early hit for the band), they're still fairly catchy and certainly won't cause any harm.

Forming six years prior to the release of this record, it's evident in the music that this is a band that have had time to gel and really develop their own identity with their music. Geddy Lee's powerful voice bellows with a high-pitched passion that has yet to be tarnished by age or years of touring, and Alex Lifeson's guitar work, though not quite as instantly recognizable as it would become in later years, is still confident and impressive.

'Finding My Way', 'Here Again', 'Before and After', 'Working Man' and my personal favourite, 'What You're Doing' are all highlights of this album, though as I've mentioned before, most of them will be overshadowed by the bands later output, and that's not a slight on 'Rush', but a testament to how great this band will become.
gareth.john.davies.1

gareth.john.davies.1

January 20, 2018
referencing Rush, LP, Album, RE, SRM-1-1011
I've got a copy of this with a black sleeve? any idea on the pressing?
Wyzard

Wyzard

January 9, 2018
referencing Rush, LP, Album, MN-100

The Moon release is a different mix and has a rougher sound. To me the Moon release sounds better than the Mercury release.