RushA Farewell To Kings (40th Anniversary)

Label:Anthem (5) – B0027244-01, Mercury – B0027244-01, Ole – B0027244-01, UMe – 00602557886832
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Vinyl, LP
Vinyl, LP
Vinyl, LP
All Media, Deluxe Edition
Country:USA & Europe
Style:Acoustic, Prog Rock


A1RushA Farewell To Kings
Music ByLifeson*, Lee*
Music By, Lyrics ByPeart*
Lyrics ByPeart*
Music ByLifeson*, Lee*
B1RushCloser To The Heart
Lyrics ByPeart*, Talbot*
Music ByLifeson*, Lee*
B2RushCinderella Man
Lyrics ByPeart*
Music ByLifeson*, Lee*
Lyrics ByPeart*
Music ByLifeson*, Lee*
B4RushCygnus X-1
Music ByLifeson*, Lee*
Music By, Lyrics ByPeart*
Live At Hammersmith Odeon - February 20, 1978
C1RushBastille Day
C2RushLakeside Park
C3RushBy-Tor & The Snowdog
D2RushA Farewell To Kings
D3RushSomething For Nothing
Written-ByGeddy Lee, Neil Peart
E1RushCygnus X-1
E3RushCloser To The Heart
F.IIThe Temples Of Syrinx
Written-ByAlex Lifeson, Neil Peart
Written-ByAlex Lifeson, Neil Peart
F.VOracle: The Dream
F.VIIGrand Finale
G1RushWorking Man
Written-ByAlex Lifeson, Geddy Lee
G2RushFly By Night
G3RushIn The Mood
Written-ByGeddy Lee
G4RushDrum Solo
Written-ByNeil Peart
G5RushCinderella Man
H1Dream TheaterXanadu
Bass, Pedalboard [Taurus Pedals]John Myung
Drums, PercussionMike Mangini (2)
GuitarJohn Petrucci
Keyboards, Other [iPad]Jordan Rudess
ProducerJohn Petrucci
Recorded ByJames "Jimmy T" Meslin*
Recorded By [Vocals], Mixed ByRichard Chycki
VocalsJames LaBrie
H2Big WreckCloser To The Heart
BassDavid McMillan*
DrumsChuck Keeping
Guitar, Vocals [Vox]Ian Thornley
ProducerIan Thornley
Producer, Engineer, Mixed ByJason "Metal" Donkersgoed*
H3The TrewsCinderella Man
Engineer [Assistant]Jill Zimmermann
Engineer, Mixed ByDarren "Jeter" Magierowski*
ProducerThe Trews
H4Alain JohannesMadrigal
Performer, Producer, Mixed ByAlain Johannes
H5RushCygnus X-2 EH

Companies, etc.



40th Anniversary audiophile 180-gram four-LP Deluxe Edition with double-gatefold packaging, 32-page vinyl-size booklet and a special 12-inch turntable mat.

Original album recorded in June 1977
Track C1 features a performance by Justin Hayward & John Lodge of "Nights Winters Years". ℗ 1975, Threshold Records Ltd., under exclusive license to Decca Music Group Limited. Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited.

℗ 2017 © 2017

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02557 88683 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side, stamped, second B00 string etched): B0027244-01-LP01-A 164146E1/A B0027244-01-LP01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side, stamped, second B00 string etched): B0027244-01-LP01-A 164146E2/A1 B0027244-01-LP01-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C-side, stamped, second B00 string etched): B0027244-01-LP02-A 164146E3/A B0027244-01-LP02-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D-side, stamped, second B00 string etched): B0027244-01-LP02-B 164146E4/A3 B0027244-01-LP02-D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout E-side, stamped, second B00 string etched): B0027244-01-LP03-A 164146E5/AA B0027244-01-LP03-E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout F-side, stamped, second B00 string etched): B0027244-01-LP03-B 164146E6/A2 B0027244-01-LP03-F
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout G-side, stamped, second B00 string etched): B0027244-01-LP04-A 164146E7/A2 B0027244-01-LP04-G
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout H-side, stamped): B0027244-01-LP04-B 164146E8/A
  • Matrix / Runout (On label A-side): B0027244-01-LP01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (On label B-side): B0027244-01-LP01-B
  • Matrix / Runout (On label C-side): B0027244-01-LP02-C
  • Matrix / Runout (On label D-side): B0027244-01-LP02-D
  • Matrix / Runout (On label E-side): B0027244-01-LP03-E
  • Matrix / Runout (On label F-side): B0027244-01-LP03-F
  • Matrix / Runout (On label G-side): B0027244-01-LP04-G
  • Matrix / Runout (On label H-side): B0027244-01-LP04-H
  • Rights Society: SOCAN/SESAC

Other Versions (5 of 204)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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A Farewell To Kings (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold Sleeve)Mercury6338 834Netherlands1977
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A Farewell To Kings (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold, Terre Haute Pressing)MercurySRM-1-1184US1977
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A Farewell To Kings (LP, Album, Gatefold)Mercury9100 042UK1977
A Farewell To Kings (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Anthem (5)ANR-1-1010Canada1977
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A Farewell To Kings (LP, Album, Club Edition, Gatefold; RCA Indianapolis Pressing)MercurySRM-1-1184US1977



  • hobbes4444's avatar
    Edited 2 months ago
    While this is a nice sounding pressing, it really isn't as punchy and dynamic as the best of the original US and Canadian pressings (look for JAMF stamped in the deadwax). It's also mastered quite low for some reason (and yes I cranked the volume when comparing to an OG US pressing). So hopefully you have nice clean vinyl. That's the kicker with the original US copies; good luck finding a clean copy ... Anyway, it's definitely a great package with the live show. And the album itself sounds quite good. But just not as good as the very best initial pressings.
    • Rolling_Hills_Music's avatar
      The remastering on this is great. I feel this sounds way better than the original Mercury USA pressings. Vinyl could be quieter in the dead spots.
      • fborrull's avatar
        Edited 3 years ago
        I just received this today (2020). I can't believe it took me three years (released in 2017) to 'find' this release and buy it. The presentation is absolutely first class, and the little I had a chance to listen today (basically the studio recording) sounds incredible as well. Already a favorite piece in my collection!
        BTW, if like me your sight is not great, access the essay and read it online here:
        • homercat's avatar
          My vinyl is perfect and the sound is incredible. Best purchase I've made in the last 5 years.
          • sladerecords's avatar
            my copy has 2 - sides 3 and 4! bought online they are sending me a free shippping label for manufacturer return. what a pain.
            • cabalaska's avatar
              I've got "no fill" issues on side two (closer to the heart) of the studio album from this 40th anniversary box set. Simply unacceptable at this price.


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